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 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 2nd.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed annually by current and prospective college students in order to determine eligibility and receive state and federal financial aid. Also, some scholarships require the submission of the FAFSA for eligibility. The FAFSA now opens on October 1 of each year. Visit fafsa.gov to complete your FAFSA today!
DoSomething.org offers two types of scholarships to students who are making positive contributions to their communities. There are several different campaigns in which students can get involved. Click here for more information.
This scholarship is open to any college student (graduate OR undergraduate) who aspires to live a healthy, active life while in college. Dave found fitness through cycling while in college. And he wants to share it with you. He wants YOU to get on a bike! The application deadline is June 30, 2017.
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Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its inaugural 2017 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30. We ask interested students to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.
Each year the West Virginia Virtual School (WVVS) has over 10,000 registrations for online courses. Many students who participate in WVVS courses continue their education in postsecondary programs. During the 2015-2016 school year, The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning implemented a scholarship program for students who have completed multiple blended or online courses and plan to continue their education. The WVVS was honored to have one of the first recipients of the scholarship program. This student was awarded a multiple year, $10,000 yearly scholarship to continue her studies at Marshall University.
The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has now opened the application process for its 2017 Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship provides post-secondary financial support for graduates of high school programs that provide blended and online learning environments. Students who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2017. However, only the first 1,000 applications will be considered so please apply early.
For additional information, you may contact the scholarship program directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (1-507-931-1682) or Gloria Burdette at email@example.com.
This scholarship is for WV residents who have received a high school equivalency diploma. Students should complete the application by April 30th. For more information, visit https://wvde.state.wv.us/forms/2017/scholarship/.
Jim Bailey, past Transportation Director of Roane County Schools, was a very active member of the West Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation. He also worked on the national level to help provide the safest transportation for our children. In memory of Jim Bailey, this scholarship was established to provide assistance to students of West Virginia who attend post secondary vocational and technical programs. Since the inception of this scholarship program in 1999, the number of students to receive
assistance has grown from 1 to approximately 12 and the amount of the scholarship has increased to $600.00. The application deadline is April 15th. Click here to apply.