The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is the largest scholarship foundation in the country. Scholarship recipients may receive up to $40,000 per year for up to four years; pursue any area of study; take advantage of individual college advising; and have the opportunity to network with other high-achievers within the JKCF Scholar community. To be considered, applicants must plan to graduate in the spring of 2016 with intentions of attending a 4-year college. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 with test scores in the top 15% (SAT - 1200 or ACT - 26) and demonstrate financial need. The application deadline is October 31. For more information, visit http://www.jkcf.org.
The essay topic this year is: TBD
While federal law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, we still face barriers everyday. Check your community -
search, watch, listen - for barriers such as: physical barriers (no ramps, no curb cuts), communication barriers (no Braille signage, no sign language interpreter), and attitudinal barriers (avoiding, not looking in the eyes of, or not talking directly to people with
disabilities, but to their companions). Interview people with disabilities about the improvements made and the barriers that still exist.
The entry deadline is October 31, 2018. Visit www.wvsilc.org for more information.
District First Place (6)
District Second Place (6)
Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.
Students must meet the criteria below.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for this scholarship. Students can receive up to $20,000. The deadline for this application is October 31st. Click here to apply.
The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life. The program desires to help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. Applicants must be high school seniors with a 2.0 GPA or higher that demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income). Applicants should exhibit a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree. They should be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and they must display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Scholarship recipients can receive up to $22,000 for college. The application deadline is October 25th. To learn more and apply, visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors who participate in a wide range of sports and school and community activities. Applicants must have a GPA at or above 3.0 and participate in at least one school sponsored sport. They must also be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman. Finalists will participate in a Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City that will air on ESPN2. Winners at each level will receive Wendy's gift cards. Finalists will win money for James Monroe High School. Applications must be submitted by October 17th.