Senior applicants to the University of Charleston are encouraged to enter the 2017-2018 Short Story Scholarship Competition. Students must write a short story or piece of professional writing of at least 1500 words in length and one that incorporates an eagle. The "golden eagle" is the mascot of the University of Charleston. Your creativity could earn you a one-time merit scholarship. The deadline for submission is December 31st at 12:00 midnight. Submit stories as either a Word or pdf attachment to the English program website: www.ucwv.edu/English. Include full contact information and what major you are interested in at the University of Charleston. Preference will be given to students prepared to declare English as their major.
The 2016 West Virginia PTA Scholarship is now live and all public high school seniors in West Virginia may apply! Each year West Virginia PTA awards several $500 scholarships to deserving graduates from around the state. The deadline for this year’s scholarship is December 31, 2016. The West Virginia PTA Scholarship application and submission is online. Please access http://www.westvirginiapta.org/scholarship for more information.
Do you own and operate a small business? If so, you could win a scholarship of $15,000!!! This scholarship is a one time non-renewable award created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. To apply online visit www.NFIB.com/YEA by December 18, 2016.
All graduating seniors with a 2.5 or higher are eligible for this $50,000 scholarship. Students must apply online by December 15, 2016. Consideration will be given to each applicant's academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities (50%). The application window opens on October 15. Only the first 50,000 applications will be processed so APPLY NOW!
The National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is a constitutional speech contest. Students will prepare an oration on the Constitution of the United States. Winners of the contest win anywhere from $100 to $18,000. If you are interested in participating, please see the guidance office for more information. Also, you can explore the contest at http://www.legion.org/oratorical/contests.
Letters About Literature, a project of the West Virginia Center for the Book, is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. A panel of West Virginia judges will select the top essayists in our state. State winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level. The deadline for entry is December 2. Click here for more information.
James Monroe High School National Honor Society Students may go to https://www.nhs.us/Documents/NHS/2016-17_Application_Procedures.pdf for the link to compete for National Honor Society Scholarships! Deadline is 2.1.17www.nhs.us/Documents/NHS/2016-17_Application_Procedures.pdf