Counseling

Meet the Team

 

We hope to provide you with valuable information that will assist you in navigating your way through your four years at SHS. Our goal is to prepare you for the road ahead and to give you the tools you need to successfully complete your journey.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Moya or Mrs. Chainey by selecting the links below.

We look forward to celebrating your success! Go Stars!

- Counseling Department

Academics

Grad Requirements

In order to earn a diploma from SOAR High School, students must meet specific criteria:
1. Earn a total of 230 credits.
2. Meet the State Algebra requirement.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS

English 9, 10, 11, 12 40 credits
Mathematics 30 credits
Science 20 credits
Biological (10)  
Physical (10)  
Social Science 30 credits
World History - 10th Grade (10)  
U.S. History - 11th Grade (10)  
Civics - 12th grade (5)  
Economics - 12th Grade (5)  
Health 10 credits
Physical Education 20 credits
Visual/performing arts OR Foreign Language 10 credits
Electives 70 credits
TOTAL CREDITS FOR GRADUATION: 230 CREDITS (minimum)
 

 

Things You Need to Know


Things You Need To Know

Things You Need To Know informs students of registration, fees, fines, withdrawals/drops, requirements, restrictions, as well as rules pertaining to SOAR High School/Antelope Valley College. It is recommended to read the entirety of this document as it contains pertinent information about the program. Good Luck!

COLLEGE REGISTRATION

Fall and Summer registrations take place in the Spring. 

Spring and Intersession registrations take place in the Fall. 
 

General Information
  • All registrations are completed online by the student through the student’s myAVC portal.
  • Registration dates and deadlines are communicated via SOAR High School and AVC email and through AVID classes prior to registration, each semester. 
  • Students MUST be registered in an AVC academic course to continue attendance at SOAR.
  • College classes CANNOT conflict with high school classes (review your high school schedule prior to college registration). 
  • Students may ONLY register for classes from the IGETC list.  If students register for classes that are NOT on the IGETC, they will be required to drop the class and will incur a fine. 

Freshman Specifics:

  • ONLY one of the required foundational course and one PE course per semester are allowed in your Freshman year.  (See list under “Required Foundation Courses for ALL students at SOAR High School”)

Sophomore Specifics:

  • Priority is to finish your foundational classes. 
  • NEW Sophomores must complete foundational courses before moving on to other AVC courses. 

Sophomore, Junior, Senior Specifics:

  • In order to register for more than one academic college course you MUST:
    •  have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average in high school and college
    •  maintain the 3.0 GPA throughout Fall and Spring terms

 Senior Specifics:

  • If a college course is being taken to meet a high school graduation requirement, the student must meet with their high school counselor.
  • High school graduation requirement cannot be completed at AVC during the spring semester of a student’s senior year. 

Summer Classes and Intersession

  • In order to take a Summer AVC course you MUST have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA in high school and college.
  • In order to for more than 1 Summer AVC course you MUST have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average in high school and college.
  • In order to take an Intercession course you MUST have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in high school and college.
  • Students need to complete a “College Preference Form” with parent’s signature and submit it to the SOAR Office by the deadline (in the bulletin) for Intersession ONLY.

Online and Palmdale Classes 

  • If you take an online, night, or Palmdale course permission is required. This form is available in the SOAR office. Freshmen are EXCLUDED from taking these classes.

WITHDRAWALS AND/OR DROPS

  • Once college registration for SOAR students closes, students must complete an AVC Drop Request Form to withdraw from a class. This must be done by the drop date established by SOAR. The form is available in the SOAR Office.
  • Once the drop date has passed, if an AVC class is dropped by either the student or instructor, this will incur a $50 processing drop fine payable to AVC in T-500-E (cash or check only).
  • If a student withdraws or an instructor drops you from a class, you may be removed from the SOAR program if you no longer have any academic classes. If you continue in the program you will be limited to one academic class the next semester.

PAYING FINES AND FEES

  • Always have your college ID with you when paying fines and fees.
  • The Student Health Fee along with the $1 Student Representation Fee must be paid online or at the Cashier’s Office by 11:30 p.m. on the day you register for college classes or you will be dropped from your classes.
  • College fees, like library fines or parking permits, can be paid at the Cashier’s Office, located in the SSV building.
  • All SOAR fines such as late textbook fines, SOAR class drop fines, or SOAR repeat class fines, must be paid at the Student Life and Services Office, T-500-E.
  • All fines (except withdrawal drop fines) must be paid before the next registration cycle begins.
  • Students are responsible to pay any fines and fees incurred.
  • No additional registrations can occur if there are ANY holds on your college record such as owing money for dropping a class, a library fine, or student fees.

Required Foundation Courses for ALL students at SOAR High School

  • CA103 - Introduction to Computers & Dig Tech
  • HD101 - College & Life Management
  • Lib 101 - Intro to Acad. Lib Research
  • (PE) Kinesiology or Dance 
    • Note - When registering it is referred to as Kinesiology (e.g. KINF 108 or DA 102)
  • HE101 - Introduction to Health Education
    • Note - That is if you did not complete this class during the summer before your 9th grade year.

 After a student completes the foundational course work, they should refer to their Student Education Plan (SEP) and the IGETC form (from the school year the student began high school) for approved AVC course options. Student Educational Plans will be completed annually.

A-G REQUIREMENTS

A-G requirements must be completed to be eligible for a four-year college or university.  UC/CSU’s will only accept a grade of C or better in A-G coursework.

  • Students must complete their Foreign Language and Visual Performing Arts A-G requirements at AVC. See the IGETC for which classes you can take to meet these requirements. 

VPA:

  • Visual and Performing Arts requirement are met with courses in Area 3 of the IGETC. 
    • NOTE: Language, English, History, Philosophy and Photo classes in Area 3 of the IGETC cannot be used to meet the VPA requirement. 

Foreign Language:

  • DO NOT take CHIN or LATN. 
  • If you desire an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Humanities, do not take Deaf Studies.
  • A 101 level language course must be completed for foreign language even though it is not indicated on the IGETC. 
  • It is recommended you take a 102 level language class as soon as possible after completing a 101 level language course. 

A-G approved coursework for both SOAR and AVC can be found at http://www.ucop.edu/doorways/  .

GETTING A “D” OR “F”

**You MUST maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA for high school and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in college in order to continue to attend SOAR High School**

In College:

  • If you received a D or F in a college course, every attempt must be made to retake that course the following semester (or summer school, if applicable).
  • Students who get a D or F in a college class will be required to pay for the class.
  • If a new textbook is required or is not in the SOAR book inventory, student will be required to pay for the textbook.
  • Payment must be paid at the time of registration to T-700-E in cash or a check made out to AVC with the memo indicating which class they are repeating.

In high school: 

  • If you received a D in a high school A- G course, every attempt must be made to retake that course during summer school, if applicable.  If you received an F in a high school class you MUST retake the course at summer school. 

 Academic Probation (AP):

  • Students will be placed on AP based on their high school or AVC GPA from the previous semester.
  • High School GPA’s below a 2.5 or AVC GPA’s below a 2.0 will result in AP placement.
  • A grade of a D or an F during the semester at the 5-week and quarter marks for freshman and quarter marks for 10th-12th grade students will also result in placement in AP.
  • A student on academic probation must complete a certain amount of hours for academic probation per week, as defined in the AP contract.
  • A student who is on AVC or high school probation may be withdrawn from the program at the end of the semester if grades have not improved.

TEXTBOOKS

  • ALL college textbooks must be returned to the SOAR textbook return, T-500 (Books Help), by the Monday following the end of the term or there will be a $25.00 fine per class.
  • If textbooks are not returned within one week after the last day of the term, you will be charged the full cost of replacing each late book, a hold will be placed on your college record, and you will not be able to register for any future terms, nor be issued any additional textbooks until it is cleared.
  • Fines for late books should be paid in T-700-E.
  • All fines MUST be paid before college textbooks are released to students.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND BEST PRACTICES

  • The CA College Promise Grant must be submitted every year you are in the SOAR program. You must complete this prior to the deadline. Failure to meet the deadline can result in removal from the SOAR program.
  • Any medical condition that occurs while enrolled in SOAR which may result in missing college classes must be reported to the college instructor, the high school office, and Dr. Zimmerman’s office.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that your address, phone and email are current with AVC and SOAR. This can be done online or in person through the Admission and Records Office in the Student Services building for AVC and the SOAR Office for high school.
  • Make sure you ALWAYS have your college ID when conducting college business.
  • Log into myAVC to make sure it works. If it does not, call the help desk at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6535 or 6605 or go to the computer lab for assistance.
  • Check your AVC and district emails DAILY.

AVC GRADUATION

  • You must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office, SSV 117, by the deadline established by the Graduation Office.
  • Verify that you do not have a FERPA hold on your record at the Graduation Office if you want your name to appear in the Commencement Program. Take a photo ID to Admissions and Records to complete the form.
  • The SOAR program does not pay for your cap and gown, but if you need help with this contact Dr. Zimmerman.

TOTAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE SOAR PROGRAM

  • If you withdraw from the SOAR program during the semester, all textbooks must be returned. If all textbooks are not returned at the time you withdraw, you will be charged the cost of replacing the textbooks.
  •  It is your responsibility to review the SOAR Rules, and follow them, so that you understand:
    - Student options to return to SOAR
    - How to return to AVC as a Special Admit Student
    - How to have your transcripts released as a high school graduate

Things You Need to Know 19-20

Things You Need to Know Senior Year/5th Year

Things You Need To Know -Senior year/5th year

AVC GRADUATION

  • You must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office, SSV 117, by the deadline.
  • Verify that you do not have a FERPA (privacy) hold on your record at the Graduation Office if you want your name to appear in the Commencement Program. Take a photo ID to Admissions and Records to complete the form.
  • The SOAR program does not pay for your cap and gown, but if you need help with this contact Dr. Zimmerman.

ALL SENIORS

  • Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA by March 2nd and include AVC school code: 001113
  • Complete a new AVC application online for Fall 2019 as a HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE.
  • Pass ALL High School and AVC college classes with a “C” or better in your senior year.
  • If you plan to attend summer school at AVC or any other university you will also complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA, include AVC school code: 001113

5th YEAR SPECIFICS

  • Failure to complete or comply with all bullets in this section AND in the “All Senior” section of this document will make you ineligible for the 5th year at AVC.
  • You must be enrolled for the Fall 2019 semester of your additional year to be funded for the Intersession and Spring terms if you still need to finish your Associates Degree or transfer courses.  All of these courses must be listed on your Student Educational Plan (SEP) for the SOAR program to pay.
  • You must earn at least a 2.00 grade point average in each semester/term in which you are enrolled to continue to be funded by the SOAR program.
  • You must complete the online orientation if not already completed.
  • Students not receiving financial aid (BOG, Cal-Grant) will be funded by SOAR program and must enroll in a minimum of 15 units each semester in attendance to qualify for funding.

5th YEAR NAVIGATION

  • REGISTRATION
    • Make sure all fees and fines are paid so there are no holds on your records – check online for holds.
    • You will be given an appointment time to register online through your myAVC portal. You will register online on your own.
    • Classes must be on your Student Education Plan (SEP). 
    • Spring semester of the 5th year is your last semester funded by the SOAR program.
  • FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    • All students must complete 2019-2020 FAFSA by March 2nd and include the AVC school code:  001113 to be funded for the 5th year. This will determine your financial aid eligibility.  It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with the Financial Aid Office to see if there are any issues associated with your application.
    • Repeat courses and textbooks will not be paid for by the program.
  • TEXTBOOKS
    • All students must apply online @ https://www.avc.edu/studentservices/bookshelp.
    • Textbooks for SOAR students completing their additional year will be purchased by the Books Help Program and distributed through Student Equity Office.

Things You Need to Know-Senior Year/5th Year/ with Signature Page

Tutoring

Tutoring Schedule Image Link to PDF

 

Princeton Review

We had a lot of enthusiasm last year from students, parents, and faculty when we launched our live homework help program, Princeton Review’s Homework Help. This service will be available again this year. 

Homework help is available to all students in the district.  Each student is allotted an initial 20 hours of LIVE 24/7 tutoring.  Additional hours will be made available to students that take full advantage of this service.

Students can access Princeton Review when logged into their Student PowerSchool Portal by selecting the Homework Help/Live Tutors icon.  Students will use their school ID number as their username, and their password will be their PowerSchool password.  

Princeton Review

 

Princeton Review

 

College & Career

A-G Requirements

The intent of the “a-g” subject requirements is to ensure that students have attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study. To see which courses at SOAR High School or AVC are A-G approved, visit UCOP Doorways and type in "SOAR HIGH SCHOOL" or "Antelope Valley College" under "Schools".

 

The Subject Requirement:

  • History/social science (“a”)Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.
  • English (“b”)Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
  • Mathematics (“c”)Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include or integrate the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
  • Laboratory science (“d”)Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Language other than English (“e”) Two years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.
  • Visual and performing arts (“f”)One year chosen from dance, music, theater or the visual arts.
  • College-preparatory elective (“g”)One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.

Brag Sheet

A brag sheet is used to write information about yourself that can be given to a staff member (teacher, counselor, etc), coach, club advisor, or employer when asking for a letter of recommendation.

  • Be as specific as possible.
  • Save this document so you can go back to it and update it as often as necessary and print copies when needed.
  • Make sure you give your recommenders plenty of time to complete their letters, at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Ask them to save their recommendations for you so you may ask them for an updated reference letter in the future.

SOAR Bragsheet Fillable

There is also a more detailed brag sheet available in Naviance Student that we would prefer students to use for teacher and counselor recommendations.  Students can go to their Naviance Student portal by logging into PowerSchool and clicking on the "Naviance" link to the left of the page, then the "About Me" link once in Naviance, and finally the "SOAR Brag Sheet Survey" on the About Me page.   This form can be edited and updated at any time.

College Information

 

WEBSITE

*Applications for Fall 2020 will open on October 1st, 2019


 

 

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There's something special about being the first…

…especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. I'm First! is an online community for first-generation college students—and their supporters. Hear inspiring stories and share your own, discover colleges that care about first-gen students, find answers to your questions about college, and receive guidance on the road to and through college.

 

 

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Use Collegeboard's "Big Future" site to search for colleges, narrow down majors and career options, learn how to pay for college, and how to make a tangible plan. They offer information on everything from careers and majors to personal statements and financial aid. Use Big Future to prepare yourself for the road ahead!

 

WEBSITE

 


 

 

We connect first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.

We take the stress out of your college search

Build and organize a college list, rank colleges based on fit, keep track of important application deadlines, and celebrate your acceptance letters.

 

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College Testing

Testing is a necessary step toward college and is often a requirement to be considered "eligible" for consideration to a four year college/university. Whether it is the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or the UC Writing Exam, students will most likely be testing at some point throughout their high school experience. This page will provide valuable information regarding testing that is often required for college entrance.


PSAT

The PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT are highly relevant to your future success because they focus on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. They’ll measure:

  • What you learn in high school
  • What you need to succeed in college

If you think the key to a high score is memorizing words and facts you’ll never use in the real world, think again. You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before. The best way to prepare for the test is to:

  • Take challenging courses
  • Do your homework
  • Prepare for tests and quizzes
  • Ask and answer lots of questions

In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can!

The PSAT will be offered at SOAR on October 10, 2018.  Students will be working with their teachers in preparation using the student guides provided below.

PSAT 8/9 Student Guide      

PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide

PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Score Ranges

PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 Score Reported
Details
Score Range

Total score

Sum of the two section scores.

320–1520

Section scores (2)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.

160–760

Test scores (3)

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.

8–38

Cross-test scores (2)

Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. Based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests.

8–38

Subscores (7)

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context. Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions. Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.

1–15

PSAT test scores from the October 2017 test are available at www.collegeboard.org.

PSAT Scores and Information


The world needs more people who can solve problems, communicate clearly, and understand complex relationships. The SAT Suite of Assessments focuses on the skills and knowledge that will help today’s students meet that need.

The tests are designed to:

  • Measure the essential ingredients for college and career readiness and success, as shown by research.
  • Have a stronger connection to classroom learning.
  • Inspire productive practice.

REMINDER: Sign up for the SAT with the Essay

SAT Test Dates and Registration

The SAT is a nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil test that helps colleges evaluate candidates.

Generally, you'll take the SAT for the first time in the spring of your junior year, and scores typically come back in four weeks. This allows you enough time to retake the test during the summer or fall if you're not satisfied with your score.

2019 - 2020 SAT Test Dates and Registration

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

August 13, 2019

October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 24, 2019

November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

March 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 21, 2020

June 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

 

Fee Waivers Available from Mrs. Chainey in S3. Students must fill out a fee waiver request form and provide proof of need to be issued a fee waiver.

SAT Registration

Need some help studying? Check out the new targeted SAT Test prep from Khan Academy.

 

Khan Academy SAT Prep


  • ACT test scores are accepted by all four-year US colleges and universities, including highly selective institutions.
  • The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Questions are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses.

Registering for the ACT Test

You'll need to create an ACT student web account or log in to your existing account (see image). Registration includes a career exploration component that relates to your personal characteristics and career options to help you start thinking about future plans.

Registration takes approximately 40 minutes. As you go through the process, the system will periodically save your data, so you can stop any time and return when you're ready.

We recommend that you have the following items handy for registration:

  • Your high school course information
  • Payment method
  • Photo (now or anytime before the photo deadline)

 

 

ACT Test Dates for 2019-20

Looking for information about the 2019-20 ACT test dates? Look no further! The charts below provide comprehensive information about the test dates, regular registration deadlines, late registration deadlines, and score release dates.

2019-20 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 June 18-August 2, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019 July 23-August 26, 2019
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019 September 24-November 8, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019 November 12, 2019-January 2, 2020
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019 December 24, 2019- February 7, 2020
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020 February 18-April 3, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020 April 14-June 5, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020 June 23-August 10, 2020
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020 July 28-September 4, 2020
   

 

Fee Waivers Available from Mrs. Chainey in S3. Students must fill out a fee waiver request form and provide proof of need to be issued a fee waiver.

ACT Registration


Entry Level Writing

Process, Standards & ScoringSample ExaminationsFrequently Asked QuestionsStudent Test DataExam Fee PaymentHome

 

Contact AWPE

Customer Service:
(800) 839-8507

E-mail: awpe@ucop.edu

The Requirement

ALL STUDENTS who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement (formerly known as Subject A requirement).

Students can meet this requirement by scoring:

  • 30 or better on the ACT, English Language Arts; or
  • 30 or better on the ACT, Combined English/Writing (last administered June 2015); or
  • 680 or better on the College Board SAT Reasoning Test, Writing (last administration January 2016); or
  • 3 or above on either Advanced Placement Examination in English; or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Literature exam (formerly known as Higher Level English A1 exam); or
  • 6 or above on an International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Literature exam (formerly known as Standard Level English A1 exam); or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Language and Literature exam; or
  • 6 or above on an International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Language and Literature exam

The requirement can also be met by earning a grade of C or higher in an acceptable English composition course offered by a college or university.

Analytical Writing Placement Examination

All incoming California students who have not met the Entry Level Writing Requirement by April 1, must take the UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination. The exam will be administered the morning of the second Saturday in May, at testing centers throughout the state.

In early April, students will receive a letter directing them to the test center at which they must take the test.

In mid-June, students can log in to their campus's admission website to check whether or not they have passed the exam. Results of the exam will not affect a student’s admission to the University. Those who do not pass the examination can still satisfy the Entry Level Writing Requirement before enrolling in the university by achieving a satisfactory score on one of the tests listed above or by completing an acceptable college course in English composition with a grade of C or better.

Students who have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement at the time they enroll in their classes must take a writing course designated by their campus.

Entry Level Writing Requirement Website


 

Fee Waivers

Students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program are often eligible for various fee waivers. You may use the link below to print a copy of your Free or Reduced Lunch Status if you need it for eligibility verification.

 

Financial Aid


FAFSA

FAFSA Website

- OPENS OCTOBER 1ST ANNUALLY


DREAM ACT

Dream Act Website

- Due March 2nd Annually


CSAC

CSAC

- For California State Aid Information

In order to receive a Cal-Grant, a student must meet the criteria and submit their FAFSA/Dream Act and Allow their school to submit their Cal-Grant GPA Verification by the March 2nd deadline.

Create an account (After submitting the FAFSA or DREAM ACT) @ MY GRANT INFO and find out if you are eligible to receive a Cal-Grant


Cal-Grant Opt Out Forms

Per Assembly Bill (AB) 2160, all seniors will have a Cal Grant GPA submitted electronically by their high school, to the California Student Aid Commission, unless a signed Opt Out form is returned to the Guidance Office (Rm. S3 for the purpose of this document) by October 1st of their senior year. Please see the English or Spanish version of this document below for more information regarding the process.

 


UC BLUE+GOLD OPPORTUNITY

For eligible CA students whose annual income is under $80,000, UC's system wide tuition and fees will be fully covered during your first four years at UC (or two years if you are a transfer student) up to your financial need. Blue + Gold students with sufficient financial need can qualify for EVEN MORE aid to help reduce the cost of attending UC.


 

VIDEOS:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

FAFSA Overview

Dream Act Overview


 

Presentations

Opportunities


 

SAT Prep Flyer AVC

 


 

Hopkins Visits You

While visiting the Homewood campus is a great way to get a feel for Johns Hopkins, we know that's not always possible. Our admissions counselors offer presentations and programs across the country and around the globe in fall, spring, and summer.

Join Johns Hopkins admissions representatives at presentations nationally and globally to learn more about academics, student life, the application process, financial aid, the city of Baltimore, and more.

Stay connected by:

United States—California

  • Anaheim, CA
    Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM
    Fullerton, CA

 


 

Discover Diversity at Dickinson

A special opportunity for promising high-school seniors from diverse backgrounds and/or first-generation students.

Discover Diversity at Dickinson is a three-day overnight program designed for promising high-school seniors from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to those who self-identify as students of color, those who will be the first in their family to attend college, and those attending schools in rural communities. This distinctive opportunity will allow you to experience Dickinson's dynamic campus community during overnight stays as well as during our traditional open house. The program will allow you to see the college community as it is and celebrate its true diversity.

Participants will stay with a student host, meet members of Dickinson's renowned faculty, collaborate with staff in workshops and connect with current students. Participants will also join visiting families during the fall open house prior to our first application deadline (November 9). The program will introduce students to important information about our admissions and financial aid processes.

The Discover Diversity at Dickinson program dates are November 7-9, 2019.

We realize that attracting the right students involves more than view books and e-mails in order to celebrate the diversity of our entire campus body. It’s our goal to help you learn as much as you can about our distinctive and vibrant community.

The application and transcript are due by Friday, September 13, 2019

EXPENSES

A limited amount of funding is available to cover travel expenses. If you are in need of travel assistance, you are asked to indicate this on the application form. You will be notified of funding available at the same time as you are notified of admission to the program. If you receive funding through the Travel Assistance Program, you will be asked to cover your costs up front and submit receipts to Dickinson for reimbursement upon arrival on campus.

Meals will be provided by Dickinson for all attendees. 

Apply to Discover Dickinson


 

Service Academy Information Flyer

 

 

 


 

Oberlin MVP

Oberlin’s Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is a selective, all-expenses-paid visit program for high-achieving high school seniors interested primarily in the College of Arts and Sciences.

We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. To support socioeconomic diversity, the selection committee also will consider students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families to attend college (first generation). To be eligible, students must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented student living within the US, and must be currently residing in the US.

This is a selective program that seeks students serious about Oberlin and their education. High school seniors accepted to the program receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Oberlin to stay in residence halls, tour the campus, visit classes, attend admissions and financial aid workshops, and meet current students, professors, and staff.

Be aware of the application dates and deadlines for our 2019 Multicultural Visit Programs. Apply early if possible.

2019 Program Dates and Deadlines

Program Date

Application Deadline

October 10-12, 2019

September 16

November 14-16, 2019

October 21

 

The application for our fall Multicultural Visit Programs will be available in Summer 2019.

Apply for the Oberlin MVP

The application will include the following:

  • Essay: Be prepared to answer the following in 300 words or less: Since 1835, Oberlin has been a leader in diversity, becoming the first school in the nation to admit black students and adopting a policy to admit students regardless of race or gender. Knowing this, what do you feel you can contribute to Oberlin’s community and commitment to diversity?
  • Completed Counselor Form: This form is sent to the counselor upon submission of application.
  • High School Transcript: Part of the Counselor Form. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  • Self reported SAT or ACT scores: Reported by the student and confirmed on the Counselor Form.

 

 


 

Explore Bowdoin Fly-In Program

You’ve scoured hundreds of college websites, taken the virtual tours, and checked out their social media. Now it’s time to experience campus for yourself.

Explore Bowdoin is an all-expenses paid college visit program for high-achieving low-income and/or first-generation high school seniors who come from diverse backgrounds. Because we understand that traveling may pose a significant financial burden for many families, the College covers the entire cost of the trip, including all transportation (by plane, Amtrak, or bus) and meals.

Explore Bowdoin II is Nov. 7-10
(Application deadline: Sept. 27)

Visit campus, meet current students and faculty, sample food, and learn more about life at Bowdoin. While on campus, you will experience many of the academic opportunities and social activities that Bowdoin students enjoy. Participants stay with current students in campus housing, attend classes, receive personal admissions interviews, and attend information sessions on admissions and student aid. You will see that academic excellence, leadership, creativity, and character are hallmarks of a Bowdoin education.  

Interested high school seniors (US citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the US) are welcome to apply. Please note that preference is given to applicants from lower income backgrounds and students who will be the first in their families to attend college.

Travel dates

For both programs, students will arrive on Bowdoin's campus throughout the day on Thursday (travel day) and depart very early on Sunday morning. Students must select one of the program dates and should ensure that they do not have any scheduling conflicts for the date selected.

Required materials

In addition to completing the online application (essay required), students will need to send a copy of their transcript (an unofficial copy and screenshots are acceptable) for consideration. Transcripts must show final grades through the end of the student's junior year and can be emailed to explore@bowdoin.edu, faxed to (207) 725-3101, attached to the application, or uploaded to the student's Explore Bowdoin portal after applying. The transcript must be received by the program deadline for the application to be considered complete. Applicants will be notified, via their applicant portal, shortly after the application deadline regarding our selection for the programs.  

Please email explore@bowdoin.edu if you have any questions about the program or the application.

Apply for Explore Bowdoin

 


 

Adelante Young Men Conference Flyer and link to register

Registration Deadline: 9/27/19


 

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Experience Colorado College: Fall Visit Scholarship Program

Our next fly-in program is scheduled for October 26 - 28, 2019 Additional dates: September 1st-2nd, October 6th-7th

DEADLINE: 9/29/19

ECC is a visit program unlike any other. We know your college decision doesn’t just include you, which is why we fly you and a guest out to campus. Why be ordinary? Learn differently, one block at a time, and get ready to experience the gateway to the southwest. #americathebeautiful #pikespeak #gardenofthegods

What does ECC offer to prospective students?
During Experience Colorado College (ECC) fly-in program, prospective students will have the opportunity to

·         Observe the Block Plan in action

·         Tour campus

·         Explore Colorado’s beauty

·         Stay on campus overnight with a student host

·         Interview with an Admission Fellow

·         Connect with faculty and staff

·         Complete the CSS Profile

·         Participate in essay writing workshops

·         Engage in the Affinity Conversation to explore diversity, inclusion and equity at CC

Why apply? We know you have options. At CC, you’ll author your own story. You’ll discover your community. You’ll find your home. Over the weekend, you will see campus through the eyes of a student — living the Block Plan, sampling the best that Rastall has to offer, crashing at the residence halls, and engaging in a #RealTalk. And yeah, a ton more.

Eligibility: The program is open to high school seniors (class of 2020), gap year students or transfer students currently residing in the United States. To apply for this program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as a student of color
  • Eligible for the Pell Grant
  • Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch
  • Are a DACA or undocumented student
  • Identify as a First Generation Student (Neither of your parents obtained a bachelor degree)

Application: In order to complete your application, your counselor will need to submit the following items. (Once you've applied, you will receive further instructions.)

  1.    An official transcript
  2.    Any one of these official test scores (SAT/ACT/AP/IB/SAT Subject/IELTS/TOEFL)
  3.    School profile (if available)
  4.    Letter of Recommendation (Counselor or Teacher)

Travel Grant: Once accepted to the program, you will receive information regarding registration, flight information, and ground transportation reimbursements (if you’re driving).

Questions? Please contact our office at admission@coloradocollege.edu with ATTN: Experience Colorado College in the subject line. Or if you have questions for current students, please reach out to our Outreach and Access Team Members karina.grande@coloradocollege.edu, orbrianna.fuentes@coloradocollege.edu

Apply for Experience Colorado College (ECC)

 

 


 

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Diversity Overnight Application

Case Western Reserve University invites high school seniors from diverse backgrounds to visit our campus in the heart of Cleveland's University Circle. Choose the dates that fit your schedule: Oct. 13-14 or Nov. 10-11.

·         Spend Sunday making connections with prospective and current students and exploring campus.

·         Join the Fall Open House Monday to meet with faculty, learn about financial aid and admission, discover student research and study abroad opportunities, and get a taste of student life.

Space is limited, and participants will be selected based on their short application, which includes:

·         Completion of the online form

·         Electronic copy of your (unofficial) transcript

·         Electronic copy of your (unofficial) ACT/SAT score report (we will also accept scores included on your transcript)

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 1 for the October program and through Oct. 1 for the November program.

Meals, lodging and travel expenses (for those outside the Cleveland metropolitan area) will be provided for those accepted to the program.

 


 

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Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP)

The University of Rochester’s Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP) brings together high school seniors from diverse backgrounds to experience Rochester on a more personal level.

Members of the University’s community come from different geographical areas, represent differences in ethnicities, religious beliefs, values, socioeconomic backgrounds, and points of view; they may be physically different, have different intellectual interests, or have disabilities. Rochester welcomes such differences and helps students thrive in an equally diverse environment.

Program Highlights:

  • Experience living and dining on campus.
  • Stay overnight in a residence hall with a student host.
  • Learn about various opportunities for research, student services, our advising program, athletics, etc.
  • Participate in discussions with current students about the college experience and learn about the many opportunities available for undergraduates.
  • Interact with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

MVP will take place Sunday, November 10–Tuesday, November 12.

Learn more about the program, financial support, and application details at ROCHESTER.

Apply by Sunday, October 6.

If you have any questions, please contact us at mvp@rochester.eduor (585) 275-3221.

 


 

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The Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, are overnight programs designed to expose high school seniors to the vast diversity that exists in our community.  Participants have the opportunity to experience academic and social life by staying in a residential dorm with an undergraduate student, attending lectures from professors, eating in the dining halls, and watching a student-led showcase by several on-campus performance groups. Travel assistance is available for students for whom the trip would present a financial hardship. 

Students apply to and attend one of the following Voices programs:

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019

ARTS & SCIENCES EXPERIENCE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 

For students interested in majoring in an engineering field, please apply to the Engineering Experience. Students interested in all other academic disciplines (including the natural and physical sciences, and the SMFA at Tufts), please apply to the Arts & Sciences Experience.

Please note that students in either school can study Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or Architectural Studies. If any of these academic interests apply to you, please select either experience.

A completed application will consist of the following materials:

·         The Voices Application, which includes a 100-word response addressing your interest in visiting Tufts and participating in Voices

·         High school transcript (including your senior year courses)

·         SAT or ACT scores (if available)

·         Recommendation letter from your high school counselor

Application Deadlines: 

·         Engineering Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 1, 2019 to be considered.

·         Arts & Sciences Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 8, 2019 to be considered. Priority for travel assistance will be given to applications completed by October 3, 2019 5:00 PM EST.

*  The applications for both Voices programs will be available in late August.

Apply for Voices of Tufts

 


 

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Harvard-Princeton-UVA-Wellesley-Yale Information Session in Los Angeles

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
14901 Inglewood Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260
United States

Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Please bring your friends and family.

You know our names, but find out more at our evening programs this fall.  Don’t miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings.

We are committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible, and unforgettable.  Please join us.

REGISTER FOR HPUWY INFO SESSION

 


 

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Harness the Power of Your Dreams

Disney Dreamers Academy is a 4-day, power-packed event in March 2020 which 100 select high school students—ages 13 to 19—are inspired, motivated and prepared to dream big.


Disney Dreamers Get To Experience:

·         Inspirational guest speakers with immersive presentations

·         Career activities ranging from animation, journalism and entrepreneurship to culinary arts and zoology

·         Networking and interviewing opportunities

We’re currently seeking potential Dreamers with a winning combination of attributes—strong character, positive attitude and persistence to take advantage of opportunities.


Key Attributes:

·         Intellectual curiosity – creative and quick-witted

·         Compassion – gives to others who need assistance

·         Courage – overcomes obstacles, brave, spirited, survivor

·         Leadership ability – the go-to person who pursues ideas with passion


Attitude:

·         Dreams about the future

·         Positive approach to life

·         Grateful and humble

·         Takes advantage of resources

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Read on. We’re looking for Dreamers for next year’s Disney Dreamers Academy, a program designed to give young people the tools they need to make their dreams come true. Potential Dreamers must be between the ages of 13 and 19, living in the United States and be enrolled in high school, grades 9 through 12, when applying.

Apply to Be in the Class of 2020

Disney Dreamers Academy will accept applications for the 2020 program from March 21 to October 31, 2019.

 


 

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pre-register at 16. vote at 18.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER TO VOTE


 

Scholarships

Quick Look

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Please go to the specific month to access the link to the scholarships you are interested in.

 


 

SEPTEMBER

Cameron Impact Scholarship (Class of 2020): FULL RIDE-MERIT BASED, 3.7+ GPA, excel in a broad area of extracurricular, motivated leaders, 2 LOR, transcript  DEADLINE: 9/13/19

Gates Scholarship (12th): Funding for the full cost of attendance, 3.3+ weighted GPA, African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander, and or/ Hispanic American, Pell-eligible, US Citizen, national, or permanent resident.  DEADLINE: 9/15/19

Questbridge National College Match Scholarship (12th): Full four-year scholarship – worth over $200,000, low-income, 2 teacher LOR, counselor recommendation, transcript, SAT or ACT score report, school profile.  DEADLINE: 9/26/19

Let’s Excel Scholarship (Ages 17-24 years old): $1,500, person of color (POC) applying/admitted to ANY form of furthering education in ANY form, financial need.  DEADLINE: 9/30/19

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship (12th): Up to $2,000, 1,000-word essay on a topic related to the economy.  DEADLINE: 9/30/19

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about texting while driving. DEADLINE: 9/30/19


OCTOBER

Create Real Impact Contest (14-22 years old): Up to $1,500, create a solution for preventing reckless and distracted driving. DEADLINE: 10/5/19

AES Engineering Scholarship (12th): $500, 500-1000 word essay about success and relationships. DEADLINE: 10/6/19

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Scholarship (12th): $3,500, 3.0+ UW GPA, Hispanic heritage, LOR, GPA verification, Essays required. DEADLINE: 10/15/19

College Jump Start Scholarship (10th-12th): $1,000, Express your educational goals in 250 words or less. DEADLINE: 10/17/19

Horatio Alger Scholarship (12th): $25,000, 2.0+ GPA, critical financial need ($55,000 or lower AGI), community service, extra-curricular, perseverance, pursuing a Bachelor’s.  DEADLINE: 10/25/19

Drive Safe LA Contest (13-19 years old): $2,000, 30 second TV ad about the dangers of drugged driving. DEADLINE: 10/25/19

*LOCAL* VFW Voice of Democracy Competition (9th-12th): Up to $30,000, 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD/Flash drive addressing “What Makes America Great” as well as the typed essay. DEADLINE: 10/30/19

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship (12th): $20,000, planning to attend an accredited US post-secondary institution, leader who serves others. DEADLINE: 10/31/19

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship (13 yrs. old or older): $2,000, 250 words or less on your plan to avoid zombies at your school and the top five things you need to stay alive. DEADLINE: 10/31/19

National Rice Month Scholarship (12th): $4,000, make an original video about rice production, healthy eating, sustainability. DEADLINE: 10/31/19

Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship (12th): $1,000, 3-5 sentences answering what you consider your greatest weakness or why it is important to improve a weakness. DEADLINE: 10/31/19  


NOVEMBER

*LOCAL* DAR Christopher Columbus Essay Contest (9th-12th): Up to $1,200, 800-1200 words on the 19-20 topic “A sailor’s experience as Part of Christopher Columbus’ First Expedition to the Americas.” DEADLINE: 11/1/19

IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship (12th): $1,000, 800-1000 words on one of three designated topics regarding HVAC design, energy–efficiency design, or investigate causes of building structure fires. DEADLINE: 11/1/19

*LOCAL* Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship (12th ): Up to $50,000, open to ALL high school seniors. DEADLINE: 11/5/19

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards (9th-12th): Up to $5,000, must have engaged in volunteer activity during the 12 months prior to the date of application. DEADLINE: 11/5/19

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (12th): $40,000, 3.5+GPA, 1200 SAT or 26 ACT, financial need (family income up to $95,000), planning to attend an accredited four-year. DEADLINE: 11/13/19

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest (9th-12th): Up to $1,000, 500-750 word essay explaining how and with whom you share the good news of God’s love. DEADLINE: 11/15/19 


DECEMBER

Marine ROTC Scholarship (12th): 100% college tuition, textbook stipend, uniforms, $250-$400 monthly living allowance, travel opportunities, medical/dental benefits, become a commissioned officer after graduation. US Citizen, 17 by 9/1, physically qualified, no moral obligations or personal convictions, no criminal record, SAT/ACT of 1000/22 +, apply to and gain admission to an approved NROTC college or program CA campuses – USC, Stanford, USD, UCSD, SDSU, UCLA. DEADLINE: 12/2019

Women in Science Environmental Scholarship (12th): $500, Female, 1 page essay on a topic, 1 letter of reference, 1 page summary about why you need the scholarship and where you are going. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC Scholarship (unspecified): $500, plan to pursue a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades, 1,000+ word blog on their career inspiration. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

Look Twice….Save a Life Scholarship (any student planning to attend college or some form of higher ed): $1,000, create a form of social awareness that inspires others to focus on Looking Twice for motorcycle safety. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

AXA Achievement Scholarship (12th): Up to $25,000, ambition, drive, determination, respect, community, ability to succeed. DEADLINE: 12/15/19

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship (16-22 year old): $500, 2.5+GPA, contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer service. DEADLINE: 12/30/19


JANUARY

Young Filmmakers Contest (9th-12th): $1,000, 3-8 minute environmental film or a 45 second+ animation, details vary by grade level. DEADLINE: 1/5/20

Girls Impact the Worlds Film Festival (9th-12th): $5,000, 3-6 minute short film that address global women’s issues. DEADLINE: 1/20/20

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about technology addiction. DEADLINE: 1/30/20


FEBRUARY

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship (12th): $1,000, 2-3 photos of volunteer efforts to help animals in need, 500-1000 word essay of how involvement changed your life. DEADLINE: 1/1/20


MARCH

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship (9th-12th): $10,000 for you + $1,000 for your school, original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. DEADLINE: 3/2/20


APRIL

E-Waste Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about e-waste. DEADLINE: 4/30/20


MAY

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship (16 years old or older): $500, submit a visual poem, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. DEADLINE: 5/30/20


 JUNE

 

Odenza Vacations Scholarship (17-24 years old): $500, 1000 words or less about what you want to be in college. DEADLINE: 6/1/20

 

ACT Scholarship Giveaway (10th-12th): $15,000, automatic entry by registering online for ACT for the 10/19,12/19,2/20,4/20,6/20,7/20 tests or create a free student account at ACT Academy and complete and entry form online. . DEADLINE: 6/26/20

Digital Privacy Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about digital privacy. DEADLINE: 6/30/20

January


 

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Do you know a Girl who’s passionate about ‘Greening Up the World’?

The Ian Somerhalder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World Film Fest have partnered to present the GITW/ Green IS Environmental Award! 

Show in film what YOU can do to change the story!

The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of other issues. See topics and awards  

Please start working on your films for the 2019 Festival - the film submission deadline is January 20, 2020! 

Submission portal will be open for entries on November 1, 2019.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO WIN AMAZING SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Eligibility: high school and undergraduate students aged 25 or under (all genders) are eligible to enter. See guidelines for more details.

Winners will be awarded over $25K in prizes! The Red Carpet Event for the 2020 awards ceremony will be held in Austin, TX, USA - date TBD

See our amazing panel of past and present judges, including two Nobel Laureates, here.

 


 

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Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

Deadline: January 30, 2020

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Apply for the Technology Addiction Scholarship

 


 

Additional SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN JANUARY (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

Danforth Scholars Program – Washington University in St. Louis - 1/2

Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - 1/4

Drive Smart Teen Contest - 1/6

The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist - 1/7

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster & Video Contest - 1/8

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest - 1/9

Black College Expo “Why is a College Education Important to Me?” 1/9

Ron Brown Scholars Program - 1/9

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship - 1/10

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship - 1/15

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - 1/15

C-Span’s StudentCam Documentary Competition 1/20 

The Coolidge Scholarship - 1/23 

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* - Jenny Parks Memorial Scholarship - 1/23 

Point Foundation Scholarship - 1/28

ABPA Harrington-Arthur 1/31

California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest - 1/31 

Redfin Scholarship - 1/31 

New Year’s Resolution Scholarship - 1/31

AWM Essay Contest 1/31

 


 

February


 

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ARE YOU A STUDENT WHO LOVES TO HELP ANIMALS? GRADUATING CLASS OF 2020 - WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!

P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. From working directly with local shelters to donating products to animals in need through our Warm Bellies Initiative with the Petfinder Foundation, animal welfare has always been a staple of our business. We know there are plenty of young minds out there that are equally passionate about helping animals in need.

In an effort to encourage them and promote this cause, P.L.A.Y. will be awarding our sixth annual $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior (2019-2020) who best exemplifies our core beliefs.

Prizes

- 1st Prize - One Scholarship valued at $1,000

- 2nd Prize - One set of Warm Bellies Special Edition Chill Pads (10 beds) to be donated to an animal shelter of your choice*

- 3rd Prize - One Garden Fresh plush toy set (5 toys) to be donated to the animal shelter of your choice*

*Prizes ship to U.S. animal shelters only and must be located within the 48 contiguous states

To Qualify

The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. All essay submissions must be received by 11:59pm PT on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Enter the Scholars for Collars Scholarship

 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN FEBRUARY (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship - 2/4

AASM High School Video Contest - 2/12 

Pink Ink Essay Contest - 2/14 

Corvias Military Dependent Children Scholarship - 2/14 

 Flavorful Futures Scholarship 2/15

 AFA 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay - 2/15 

Blacks at Microsoft African American Heritage Scholarship - 2/15

Why Black History Matters Essay Contest - 2/16

The Christophers’ 28th Annual Poster Contest - 2/18 

Vegetarian Resources Group College Scholarship 2/20 

Liv Mas Scholarship 2/21 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship - 2/26 

RMEL Scholarship - 2/27 

Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge 2/28

Student Art Contest - 2/28 

 


 

March


 

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Here's How

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2019 - March 2nd, 2020.
  • Winner will be announced May 6th, 2020.
  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
  • The finalists will again be decided by voting!

 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN MARCH (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

META Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

Why Education Matters Essay Contest (12th) - 3/1

Photography Contest: Education for All (12th) - 3/1

Topping Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

Carl N & Margaret Karcher Founders’ 2019 Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Antelope Valley College Foundation Scholarship (students taking at least 6 units) - 3/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Scout of the Year (Active Girl Scout or Boy Scout) - 3/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* MEEC Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

Seton Hall UNSustainable Development Challenge (9-12) - 3/3

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* PEO Scholarship (12th) - 3/8

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship (11th/12th) - 3/8

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Women in Mining Scholarship (12th) - 3/8

Tzu Chi USA Scholarship (12th) - 3/8

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* APWA Engineering Scholarship (12th) - 3/9

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship (12th) - 3/12

The Great Unknowns Scholarship (12th) - 3/13

2019 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest (9th) - 3/14

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* American Society of Military Comptrollers Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

National High School Essay Contest (9th-12th) - 3/15

Earth Day Scholarship (9th-12th) - 3/15

State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc. Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

World Trade Week Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

2019 Editorial Cartoon Contest (9th-12th) - 3/16

Doodle for Google Scholarship (9th-12th) - 3/18

CCU Student Scholarship (12th) - 3/21

TRENZA Viva la Mujer Scholarship (12th) - 3/22

TRENZA Founding Mother Scholarship (12th) - 3/22

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Edwards Spouses Club Scholarship (12th) - 3/22

TASF Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

Royal Business Bank Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

Mega Bank Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* LPAC Performing Arts Education Scholarship (12th) - 3/29

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Raymond J. Monti Scholarship (12th) - 3/29

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Lancaster Work Ethics Scholarship (12th) - 3/29

Beat the Odd’s Scholarship (9th) - 3/29

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship (16-25 years old) - 3/30

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Guide Right Scholarship (12th) - 3/31

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award (12th) - 3/31

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship (12th) - 3/31

JVS Scholarship (12th – 16yrs+) - 3/31

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Society of Women Engineers Scholarship (12th) - 3/31

 


 

April


 

E-waste graphic

E-waste Scholarship

Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. 

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about e-waste. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste.

Deadline: April 30, 2020 to coincide with Earth Day

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Apply to the E-Waste Scholarship 

 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN APRIL (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

Project Yellow Light Video/Radio Scholarship (11th-12th) - 4/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Lancaster United Methodist Scholarships (12th) - 4/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Republican Women, Federated Scholarship (12th) - 4/5

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AKA Scholarship (12th) - 4/6

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Antelope Valley School Boards Association Scholarship (12th) - 4/12

Steps for Change Scholarship (12th) - 4/15

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (Ages 8-18yrs old) - 4/15

Speak Truth to Power Scholarship (9th-12th) - 4/15

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Re/Max All Pro Higher Education Scholarship (12th) - 4/16

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* GAVAR Scholarship (12th) - 4/17

*LOCAL* No More - Art Contest (9th-12th) - 4/18

Honorsgradu Scholarship (12th) - 4/28

SCAG Scholarship (11th-12th) - 4/26

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AARP #2195 Palmdale Chapter Scholarship (12th) - 4/30

A Voice For Animals Contest (14-18 years old) - 4/30

 


 

May


 

1800wheelchair.com logo

1800wheelchair.com SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $500

Participants must meet the following criteria:

·         Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.

·         Enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or your final year of high school

·         Aged sixteen (16) years or older

·         Carry a status of "good standing" (i.e. currently enrolled)

·         Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

·         Postmarked by May 30, 2020

Please note:

  • There is no formal printed application from 1800wheelchair, all necessary information is on this page
  • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
  • We do not accept fax or email applications
  • Please send your application via traditional mail; express mail will not be accepted
  • No need to print this page; just send your written response and contact information
  • Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendation, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs
  • Please keep a digital copy in Word or Google Docs. We'll need a copy to put up on our site.

Scholarship Topic

For this scholarship period, we are going to repeat our visual contest. Please submit a 'visual poem', in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your 'visual poem' to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you've faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less.
Note: We will not be able to return any submissions.

Send all materials to:
1800wheelchair.com Scholarship
515 Canal St,
Suite 1C
New York, NY 10013

Your application should include:

  • Typed copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it, in the event that we decide to publish it.)
  • First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top or back of each page
  • Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted
  • Students submitting their work should sign-up for our scholarship email list below

1800wheelchair.com

 


 

NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR MAY 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN MAY (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Nu Omicron Zeta Chapter Scholarship (12th) - 5/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Prince Hall Memorial Education Scholarship (12th) - 5/10

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Don Self Integrity Scholarship (12th) - 5/13

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Lockheed Martin Leadership Scholarship (12th) - 5/13

LA County Resilience Scholarship (12th) - 5/17

Genita Evangelista Johnson Endowed Scholarship (12th) - 5/20

 *LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* DAL Scholarship (12th) - 5/22

B.Davis Scholarship (11th-12th) - 5/24

Cameron Impact Scholarship (Rising Seniors) - 5/24

Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Howard Drollinger Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Morrey Plotkin Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Anton Acherman Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Clay Lacy Scholarship (12th) – 5/25

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Gem and Mineral Club Scholarship (12th) - 5/30

Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship (15 years old +) - 5/31

Cottage Inn Scholarship (12th) - 5/31

Courage to Grow Scholarship (11th-12th) - 5/31

Mother’s Day Scholarship (18 years old +) - 5/31

LM Scholarship (12th) - 5/31

Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship (11th) - 5/31

 


 

June


Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st, 2020
Award Value: $500

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please email the program administrator at: ryan@studentscholarships.org

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must:

1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2020

2) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2020 deadline.

3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

Essay Question: 
Why do you want to be in College/University? (Please ensure your essay does not exceed 1000 words.)

The scholarship winner will be announced roughly 6 weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on the day of the deadline. No late applications will be reviewed.

Apply for the Odenza Vacations Scholarship

 


 

ACT Scholarship Giveaway Flyer

There are two methods of entry in the sweepstakes. 

-       You will receive an automatic entry by registering online with ACT at www.ACT.org to take the October 2019, December 2019, February 2020, April 2020, June 2020 or July 2020 U.S. national ACT test for testing to occur in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico (to the extent online registration is available to you for the selected ACT test date).  If you register for the ACT test but do not desire an entry in the sweepstakes, see the Official Rules for entry opt-out instructions. 

-       Alternately, you can create a free student account in the ACT Academy and complete an online entry form within your account which is the free alternate method of entry for the sweepstakes and does not require ACT test registration or purchase.  See Official Rules for instructions and make sure you pay attention to the sweepstakes entry periods, and note the limits on entries.

 


 

 

Graphic Man with binoculars

Digital Privacy Scholarship

It's important to understand that almost anything you post on the Internet is neither temporary nor private. And posting too much information can have devastating consequences. Forty-three percent of employers who checked on social media have decided not to hire someone, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Twelve percent of college admissions officers who checked Facebook decided not to admit an applicant according to a Kaplan Test Prep survey.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

Deadline: June 30, 2020

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Apply for the Digital Privacy Scholarship

 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN JUNE (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

IEI $1,000 Bi-Annual Scholarship - 6/1

Got a Spine Scholarship - 6/2  

Antelope Valley Freethinkers Scholarship 6/7 

CBMLA Scholarship - 6/14

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship - 6/14

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship - 6/15 

Providian Medical Scholarship - 6/21  

#thefutureisfemale Scholarship - 6/29 

CACESF Scholarship 6/29   

Dolman Law Group Scholarship - 6/29  

Lift Parts Express Scholarship - 6/30 

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship - 6/30  

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship - 6/30

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Scholarship - 6/30  

Hoshizaki Ice Maker Supporting STEM Scholarship - 6/30  

The Caring.com Scholarship 6/30 

IBPA Scholarship - ROLLING

July


NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR JULY 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN JULY (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship - 7/12 

Aero Club Scholarship 7/14 

Negative Population Growth Scholarship - 7/15  

R&D Scholarship - 7/31 

The Margarian Scholarship - 7/31 

Flavor of the Month Scholarship 7/31 

Minecraft Scholarship - 7/31 

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship 7/31

 

 

 

August

NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN AUGUST (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

Girls are the Balm Scholarship - 8/23

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship - 8/31

September

 

Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Image

The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually; in December to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.

Eligibility for the Cameron Impact Scholarship is based on the following criteria:

The applicant must:

- Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);

- Be a citizen of the United States of America;

- Be in the high school graduating Class of 2020, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;

Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;

-  Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;

-  Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;

-  Submit by the Regular DEADLINE 9/13

-  Online Application,

-  Two (2) required Letters of Recommendation** (these letters MUST be submitted prior to the Application Deadline for an Application to be considered complete), and

-  Transcript (unofficial is fine) certifying academic performance.

Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Website


 

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DESCRIPTION

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

AWARD

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

To apply, students must be:

·         A high school senior

·         From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American

·         Pell-eligible

·         A US citizen, national, or permanent resident

·         In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

An ideal candidate will have:

·         An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)

·         Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)

·         Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

APPLY FOR THE GATES SCHOLARSHIP 

DEADLINE: 9/15/19

 


 

Questbridge National College Match Flyer and link to application

 


 

Let's Excel Scholarship Flyer

 

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program Logo

Announcing the First Gold-Backed Scholarship of the Modern Era

Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer recently ranked “Best in the USA,” has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to help qualified students pay for the ever-rising costs of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

These groups have just introduced the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era, setting aside 100 oz of physical gold for scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who display deep understanding of economics and monetary policy.

2019 Eligibility Requirements

Money Metals Exchange and the Sound Money Defense League will be awarding this scholarship to two incoming or current undergraduate students:

Judged Scholarship Award:

  • Undergraduate Student First Place: $2,000
  • Undergraduate Student Runner Up: $1,000

People's Choice Award:

  • First Place: $500

Application Deadline: Application, resume, and essay must be submitted by September 30, 2019.

How to Apply

To apply for this scholarship, students should fill out the application form online, provide proof of current attendance at a high school, college, or university (by submitting, for example, a transcript) and upload their current resume and their essay. Essays should be roughly 1,000 words in length and should answer ONE of the following questions:

  1. How has the Federal Reserve System helped or hurt the American economy?
  2. Most economists, even those who support private property and free markets, think that money (or monetary services, or money and banking, etc.) is a special good that must be produced and controlled by the government. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
  3. How do you think the free market would handle money, if there were no government intervention of any kind?
  4. How could America best return to a gold or bi-metallic standard?

This scholarship will be open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students with an interest in economics, specifically the tradition of the Austrian school. You DO NOT have to be an economics major to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Essays will be reviewed by a blue ribbon committee of professors, economists, and executives of Money Metals Exchange and Sound Money Defense League. The panel will select two (2) undergraduate winners and two (2) graduate winners. All four (4) articles will be published on one or both organizations' websites. The four (4) winners will have the opportunity to win the People's Choice Award by sharing their published article on social media (Facebook, Twitter). The winner will be chosen based on which article gets the most "shares" or "retweets" within fourteen (14) days of the announcement of the winners.

Apply for the Money Metals Exchange Scholarship

 


 

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

 

Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field.

According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving makes drivers 23 times more likely to get into a "safety-critical event."

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form online including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

Deadline: September 30, 2019 to coincide with September's No Texting while Driving Day.

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.


 

October


 

Create Real Impact Eligibility flyer and link to apply

 


 

 

AES Engineering Logo

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019

AES Website  

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.


 

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Graphic and link to apply

 

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 21st year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering.

Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an audience of business leaders, elected officials, local organizations and our sponsors.

Once selected, recipients will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country including: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., and will become part of our broader HHF network of 100,000+ professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America's priorities in the classroom and workforce.

The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers.

ELIGIBILITY

·         Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020

·         Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale

·         Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021

·         Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)

·         If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense

·         Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

Regional Youth Award recipients receive: $1,000 to $3,500 educational grant to use for their college education or to fund a community service effort.

National Youth Award recipients receive: all-expense paid trip to the National Youth Awards ceremony (Location TBA).

 


 

 

College Jump Start Scholarship

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Personal Statement

Please answer ONE of the following questions in 250 words or less. 

(1) What are your educational goals?
(2) How will winning this scholarship help you attain your goals?
(3) Write about a time when "hard work" paid off.
(4) Describe your experience with community service and volunteering and how that has affected you and your outlook.

Your personal statement will be judged on its content not your writing style. Please focus on the substance of your answer. And remember the words of Thomas Jefferson who said, "The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do." Good luck! 

The deadline for the competition is October 17, 2019. When you are ready to apply, please SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY.

 

 


 

Drive Safe LA Flyer

 

 


 

 

VFW Voice of Democracy Entry Form Part 1
VFW Voice of Democracy Entry Form Page 2

 


 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation banner

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! High school seniors may visit Cokeurl.com/Apply2019 to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.

The application deadline is 5 pm est on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

All applicants will be notified of their status by Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

-      Current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year

-      U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility

-      On track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020)

-      Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants may not be:

-      Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

-      International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)

-      High school graduates

-      Temporary Residents (Your Permanent Legal Residence is outside the U.S.)

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship picture of zombies and link to apply

FINALLY, A SCHOLARSHIP FOR ZOMBIE FANS

Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!

Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:
"Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)

The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around January 31, 2020.


 

Think Rice US Grown National Rice Month Scholarship Logo

The National Rice Month Scholarship Contest is here!

Create awareness and promote U.S.-grown rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state via video — and earn scholarship money in the process.

It's easy to participate! Make an original video about rice production, healthy eating, sustainability … the list goes on!  You can also conduct promotion activities in your community and showcase your work in a video.

Scholarship Prizes

Three scholarship prizes, sponsored by Corteva AgriScience, totaling $8,500 will be awarded.  The grand-prize winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship and a trip with a chaperone this December to the awards ceremony at the 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third-place $1,500.

Eligibility Requirements

High school graduating students from rice-growing states — Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.

Entries must be received by October 31, 2019.  Winners will be notified by November 20, 2019.

Submit your entry for the National Rice Month Scholarship

 


 

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Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The problem is that we often ignore our weakness until it’s too late – like when we need to pass a test. All time basketball great, Michael Jordan once said: “If you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” So in the spirit of forcing you to confront your weakness and do something about it we present the $1,000 Weakness to Strength Scholarship. To apply simply complete the application on this page.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Who: Current high school or college students age 15 years or older.

What: This scholarship encourages students to identify and take action to improve a weakness and begin to transform it into a strength.

Amount: $1,000. May be used at any college to study any major.

Short Answer

In 3-5 sentences please answer ONE of the following:
What do you consider one of your greatest weaknesses? -OR-
Why is it important to try to improve a weakness? 

Apply for the Active Life Scholarship

 


 

Other SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN OCTOBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2019):

O Captain, My Captain Scholarship 10/25

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship - 10/25

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - 10/31

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship - 10/31 

Liaison Data-Inspired Future Scholarship - 10/31

CountyOffice.org Scholarship - 10/31

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest - 10/31

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship - 10/31

 


 

November


 

DAR Christopher Columbus Essay Contest Flyer,  Page 1
DAR Christopher Columbus Essay Flyer, Page 2

 


 

IEI $1,000 BI-ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

The Ivey Engineering $1,000 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year) provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education.

More information about the IEI Scholarship

Winner Payout and Announcement

  • The deadline for Ivey Engineering scholarship entries is bi-annually on May 1 and November 1. The winner’s name and photo will be published at the bottom of the scholarship contest page.
  • If there are fewer than 20 entries, the deadline will be extended.
  • The winner will be notified by e-mail about four weeks after the deadline.
  • Scholarship entries will be carefully reviewed by a team of judges at Ivey Engineering.
  • The scholarship will be paid out in amounts of $1,000 (U.S.) to each winner bi-annually, twice each year in the form of a check that will be mailed directly to the college or university attended by the winning student.

SCHOLARSHIP ENTRY Requirements

Carefully research and compose an essay of 800 to 1,000 words on one of the following topics. The essay will be judged on content and creativity and should use correct grammar and punctuation. It must be your own work and not previously published or entered in other competitions.

Choose a topic below for your essay:

1.       Ten ways to analyze and test the integrity of a commercial HVAC design.

2.       Five tips for designing an energy-efficient building.

3.       How to investigate the cause and origin of a building structure fire.

Eligibility Requirements

The requirements for eligible student entries are:

1.       You should presently be a senior in high school;

2.       Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;

3.       Or be already enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.

4.       Employees and their immediate family members of Ivey Engineering are not eligible to participate.

5.       Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter.

6.       Past winners are not eligible to participate in the contest.

How We Would Like to Receive Your Entry

  • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to scholarship@iveyengineering.com. Only one entry per person will be permitted.
  • Please specify your name, date of birth, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. Your contact information will be held in confidence and will not be shared.
  • If you are under 18 years old, please provide a parent or guardian’s e-mail address.
  • Include the name of the college or university and the mailing address of the financial aid office that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school. (College or university information must be included at time of application. If you have not applied or been accepted to a college yet, we suggest you wait and apply for the scholarship during the next round of applications.)
  • Please attach a headshot photo of yourself in .JPG or .PNG format that is at least 300 pixels wide.
  • If we don’t receive all requested information by the deadline or in the required format, your submission may be disqualified.

Disclaimer

All submitted essays and photos become the property of Ivey Engineering and can be used for future editorial content on the company’s web site, blog, social media pages or in marketing materials.

 


 

 

Elk's National Foundation Scholarship Logo

The application deadline is November 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

The MVS contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen.

Awards:

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2020 500 national winners in late April 2020. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

Apply for the Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship

 


 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards logo

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 5
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 5.

TIMELINE

November 5, 2019: Student application deadline

November 15, 2019: Deadline for schools and officially designated local organizations to certify Local Honorees for state-level judging

February 4, 2020: Judging results announced by NASSP and Prudential

May 2 - May 5, 2020: National recognition events in Washington, D.C.

AWARDS

Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organization. Those Local Honorees who qualify (26 hours of service for ages 10 and younger, 50 hours for ages 11-15, and 100 hours for older students) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Distinguished Finalists receive an engraved bronze medallion, and other state-level runners-up receive Certificates of Excellence.

State Honorees receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

National Honorees receive an additional $5,000 scholarship, an engraved gold medallion, a trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.

 


 

 

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Flyer and link to apply

 


 

 

DmvEdu.org logo

Driver Education Initiative Award – Scholarship Opportunity

National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2019 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.

Driver Education Initiative 2019: In the Driver’s Seat

The Topic of this year’s essay submissions deals with the serious implications of being a driver. In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam War. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat, and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road.

QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN YOUR ESSAY/APPLICATION:

·         What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving?

·         What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?

·         Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?

·         What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).

Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible.

There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.

1. Round 1: April 1st: application deadline PASSED
2. Round 2: August 1st: application deadline PASSED
3. Round 3: Accepting entries September 1st - November 31st. Winners announced 1/01/20

Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay

The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college. If you have additional questions, please contact us @ info@dmvedu.org.

Apply for the Driver Education Initiative Award


 

SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR November 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN NOVEMBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2019):

National Co-Op Scholarship Programs - 11/1 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 11/6 

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest - 11/16 

The LegiSchool Project - 11/16 

Sustainability in Your Community Scholarship 11/27 

Bachus & Schanker LLC Scholarship - 11/30 

 


 

December


 

Marine NROTC Scholarship Flyer with link to apply

 

 

 


 

 

Women in Science Environmental Scholarship Flyer and link to website

DEADLINE: 12/1/19

 


 

Look Twice...Save a Life Scholarship Logo

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship ($1,000)

InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.

One applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December 1st.

Find out the requirements and how to enter below.

How to Apply

  1. Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
  2. Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to fill out the application in our contact form online.
  3. Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.

Qualifications

  • Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
  • Student must have a valid driver’s license.

Please email scholarship@insuranceproviders.com if you have any questions.

Apply for the Look Twice...Save a Life Scholarship

 


 

Creative Masonry  & Chimney LLC Scholarship

Rewarding Excellence in Construction or Trades

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC is offering a scholarship to students who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades.

Eligibility: Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay focusing on their career goals. This can be focused on what inspired them to pursue a career in your target field, a story about a past project, or any other hands-on experience.

You have a good deal of flexibility on the topic of your essay.

Selection & Notification Process: We will determine the best-written blog post and name the winner by Jan 1st of each year.

How to Apply:

  • Write a blog post of 1000+ words on a topic following the guidelines above.
  • Post the article to your blog – This can be a student blog on your university website or your own website. Typically, contacting a university professional about a university website isn’t too difficult—and it doesn’t hurt to try.
  • Include at least 3 links citing authoritative resources on constructions trends and technology, including 1 link to https://creativemasonryct.com/
  • Submit your personal info and published link via email.

Deadline to Apply: This is an ongoing yearly scholarship. The deadline is Dec 1st of every year.

Awards: 1 -$500 USD to go towards books and tuition.

Questions: If you have any questions on the process, please email info@creativemasonryct.com

Please Send Your Name And Published Link To  info@creativemasonryct.com

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC Scholarship Website

 


 

AXA Achievement Scholarship Logo

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

How to apply

  • The 2020 program year is open from September 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.
  • For more information and to apply go to AXA

What does it take to become an award winner?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. Share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to thoughtfully convey how they identified a challenge and volunteered to strengthen their community through service
  • Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be a high school senior applying to college for the fall 2020 semester
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 

 


 

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award Flyer and link to apply

 


 

NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN DECEMBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2019):

Notes for the Future Scholarship - 12/4

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Scholarship - 12/5

Science Ambassador Scholarship - 12/11

Edison Scholarship - 12/14

AVUHSD Sustainability Scholarship - 12/14

AXA Achievement Scholarship - 12/14

Footlocker Scholar Athlete Scholarship - 12/14

BK Scholars Program - 12/15

Youth Financial Literacy Foundation Scholarship - 12/15

Rubincam Youth Award - 12/15

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards - 12/18

Dolman Law Group Scholarship - 12/29

Snaps for College Cash - 12/30

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship - 12/31

Because College is Expensive Scholarship - 12/31

NRA Civil Right Defense Fund Scholarship - 12/31

 G2 Overachievers Student Grant - 12/31

FIRE Free Speech Essay Contest - 12/31

Unigo $10K Scholarship - 12/31

 Imagine America Scholarship - 12/31

OppU Achievers Scholarship - 12/31

Your Gift to the World Scholarship - 12/31