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Scholarship Applications

Scholarships: October 2014

Playing with Purpose: This scholarship is available to any sophomore, junior, or senior athlete who has maintained a “C” grade point average (2.0) or higher throughout high school.  The prospective athlete should be a varsity level athlete and a committed follower of Christ who shares the Playing with Purpose message.

To apply, visit: www.playingwithpurpose.org

Coca Cola Scholarship: This is an achievement-based scholarship for graduating seniors in the class of 2015.  Students are recognized for their ability to lead and serve.  In order to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholarship, you must be a U.S. Citizen, a current member of the graduating class at your high school, planning to pursue a college education, and you must carry a 3.0 GPA or higher.

To apply, visit: www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

Prudential Spirit of Community Award: This is a scholarship based primarily on community service.  Winners are selected at the local, state, and national level.  You should have community service hours if you would like to apply for this scholarship.

To apply, visit: www.spirit.prudential.com/view/page

Signet Classics Scholarship Essay Contest: This is an essay contest that is open to any junior or senior.  You simply have to read the selected reading for this year and craft an essay for one of the six essay topics.  Essays are due in April and must be submitted by a certified English teacher.

To apply, visit: http://www.penguin.com/services-academic/essayhome/

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student: This scholarship will become available for download beginning September 1, 2014.  This scholarship is open to all students.  You must hand deliver your application to your local Elks Foundation; this means you must deliver your application to the Elks in Ironton.  This scholarship is due December 5, 2014.

To apply, visit: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

Horatio Alger Scholarship: The Horatio Alger Scholarship is available for any student with a 2.0 GPA or higher.  Students should also demonstrate financial need, extracurricular activities, and community service.  This scholarship is due October 25, 2014.

To apply, visit: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/apply.cfm

Ron Brown Scholarship: This is a scholarship for students who identify themselves as African American.  Students who apply for this scholarship are expected to excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership skills, participate in community service, and demonstrate financial need.  The application deadline is November 1, 2014.  Secondary due dates occur in early spring if a student is selected as a semi-finalist or finalist.

To apply, visit: http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply/ApplicationDownload.aspx

Wendy’s High School Heisman: The Heisman is given to one male and female senior athlete at each high school.  From there, the school candidates are entered into the state competition.  The application is open until October 10th this year due to technical issues.  If you need help completing this application, please see me as soon as possible.

American Fire Sprinkler Association: This scholarship is open to any high school senior.  In order to complete this scholarship, you read about fire safety and take a quick quiz about what you read.  You are then entered into a drawing for a $20,000 scholarship.

Chegg Weekly Scholarship: Chegg gives away $1,000 every week for a response to a scholarship topic posted on their website.  Your response is limited to 240 characters and should be 2-3 sentences.  The topics are usually interesting.  Applying for this award will take less than ten minutes of your day once a week.  I strongly remind setting a reminder on your phone to complete this each Monday.  Chegg also does a monthly scholarship with the same word and text limits.   Apply for these!

College Departmental Scholarships: When you select a college, additional scholarships may be open and available to you through your prospective academic department.  Often times, departmental scholarships have a separate application process than the college’s financial aid department.

Free Scholarship Resources: The following websites allow you to create profiles.  In turn, you receive personalized scholarships based upon the information you provide on your initial questionnaire.  Never pay to apply for a scholarship or scholarship service.  It is typically a scam.

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.dosomething.org

www.zinch.com

 

 

 

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