We hope to provide you with valuable information that will assist you in navigating your way through your four years at SOAR. 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
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|
|Biological (10 credits)|
|Physical (10 credits)|
|Social Science||30 credits|
|World History - 10th Grade (10 credits)|
|U.S. History - 11th Grade (10 credits)|
|Civics - 12th grade (5 credits)|
|Economics - 12th Grade (5 credits)|
|Physical Education||20 credits|
|Visual/performing arts OR Foreign Language||10 credits|
|TOTAL CREDITS FOR GRADUATION:||230 CREDITS (minimum)
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!
Fall and Summer registrations take place in the Spring.
Spring and Intersession registrations take place in the Fall.
- 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.
- 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”)
- Priority is to finish your foundational classes.
- NEW Sophomores must complete foundational courses before moving on to other AVC courses.
- May not take any Communications courses during this year.
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
- 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 3.00 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 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.
- 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.
- 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**
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 -Senior year/5th year
- 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.
Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA by March 2nd and include AVC school code: 001113
- Complete a new AVC application online for SUMMER 2020 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 2020-2021 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 2020 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
- 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 2020-2021 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.
- 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.
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.
- A-G Requirements
- Brag Sheet
- College Information
- College Testing
- Fee Waivers
- Financial Aid
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.
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.
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.
*Applications for Fall 2020 will open on October 1st, 2019
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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.
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/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Score Ranges
PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 Score Reported
Sum of the two section scores.
Section scores (2)
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.
Test scores (3)
Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.
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.
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.
PSAT test scores from the October 2017 test are available at www.collegeboard.org.
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
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.
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- 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
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.
Entry Level Writing
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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:
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.
- OPENS OCTOBER 1ST ANNUALLY
- Due March 2nd Annually
- 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.
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.
Graduates of SOAR High School have been admitted to the following 4-year colleges:
Alfred University-New York
Arizona State University
Azusa Pacific University
Brigham Young University, Idaho
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic University, Pomona California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Cedarville University
Clark Atlanta University
Cornish College of the Arts
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Long Beach
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU San Bernardino
CSU San Marcos
Embry Riddle, Prescott, AZ
Humboldt State University
La Sierra University
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PROGRAM DATES: Session One - June 22, 2020 - July 10, 2020, Session Two - July 13, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Regular Round - February 26, 2020, Extended Round - March 25, 2020
For three weeks on campus, rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors. Open to Grades 10-11
PROGRAM DATES: Session One - June 22, 2020 - July 10, 2020, Session Two - July 13, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Regular Round - February 26, 2020, Rolling Admissions, until full
SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current 10th- and 11th-grade students from around the world for five-weeks of intensive study in advanced mathematics on Stanford campus. Open to Grades 10-11
PROGRAM DATES: July 12, 2020 - August 8, 2020
DEADLINE: March 11, 2020
This five-week summer residential program offers low-income and underrepresented students from select counties in Northern and Central California the chance to explore medicine through lectures, mentorship, and a hospital internship. Open to Grades 10-11
PROGRAM DATES: June 21, 2020 - July 25, 2020
DEADLINE: February 12, 2020
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PROGRAM DATES: June 21, 2020 - July 10, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 12, 2020
Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math & Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, giving students an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools. Open to Grades 9-12
COURSE DATES: Summer 2019 - June 24, 2019 - August 16, 2019
DEADLINE: Summer 2019 - June 10, 2019
REGULAR DECISION DEADLINE: 2/26/20
2020 NYSCamp Dates: June 22, 2020 - July 15, 2020
The deadline to apply to attend the 2020 NYSCamp is February 28, 2020.
The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime. Students who are selected will attend the NYSCamp FREE of charge.
To be eligible to attend the NYSCamp:
- Students representing one of the fifty United States or Washington, DC, must graduate
- You must have documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics or the sciences.
- You must have documented leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school or community activities.
- You must have documented skills and achievements outside the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and outside the realm of academia.
- You must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.
- You must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related field.
- You must be willing and able to participate in the entire NYSCamp program. The 2020 NYSCamp dates are June 22 - July 15, 2020.
SMASH Academy is a FREE, 3-year, STEM-intensive residential college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. For 5 weeks every summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies at leading universities throughout the country. During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.
They are coached by instructors that represent the future they can have. Because of their common background, students connect more deeply with instructors and gain true mentorship from these STEM professors and industry professionals. As they go through the program, scholars not only develop their skills and network – they also find their voice and build the confidence to become who they want to be.
Starting the summer after their 9th grade year of high school and beyond, scholars will:
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements listed below in order to be considered for SMASH (no exceptions).
1. GPA: Must have minimum 8th grade 3.0 GPA or equivalent.
2. Grade Level: Be in the 9th grade at the time of application.
3. Math Skills: Have strong mathematics skills appropriate for your grade level, as determined by your state standardized math test scores.
4. Attend a public high school or private high school via scholarship.
5. Location: Reside in the United States within 50 miles of a SMASH site as determined by your zip code. Students applying to the IIT site must be an Illinois resident and 25 miles of the Chicago, Carbondale, and East St. Louis Metro Areas. SMASH Michigan and SMASH Wayne State will be accepting students from certain target schools.
6. Applicants to SMASH Morehouse must be male.
The criteria below describes who we aim to serve, however, applicants do not need to fulfill any or all of the criteria to apply to SMASH.
From groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: African American, Chicano/Latinx, Native American, Filipino, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian (i.e. Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese) or mixed race/multiracial groups with at least one parent from the above ethnicities.
First-generation college students: This means that neither one of your parents received a bachelor’s or 4-year degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in the United States. If you have a sibling in college you are still first generation. If your parents took some courses, but did not complete a degree you are still considered first generation
From a low-income family: (e.g. qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch program).
2020 Academy Dates
SMASH Morehouse: June 6 – July 11
SMASH Berkeley: June 13 – July 18
SMASH UCLA: June 20 – July 25
SMASH UC Davis: June 27 – August 1
SMASH Stanford: June 27 – August 1
SMASH Northeastern: June 27 – August 1
SMASH Wharton: June 27 – August 1
SMASH Wayne State: July 5 – August 8
SMASH Illinois: July 5 – August 8
SMASH Michigan: July 5 – August 8
The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level. The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.
The program is designed for rising sophomores to rising seniors. Applicants must have completed their freshman year in high school (ninth grade) and must be at least 15 years of age by the start of the program (Move-in day). All applicants must have a good overall academic record (minimum B average), with a preference for strong performance in math and science subjects, as well as honors and advanced coursework.
Show how much you appreciate your teacher.
For High School Students:
To participate, simply write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter explaining how a teacher has influenced your life. Be sure to explain why you admire and appreciate your teacher. Entries must be 500 words or fewer, in English.
Submit your entry by February 29th, 2020.
The national winner of the "Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher" contest will receive $5,000, and the winning teacher's school will also receive $5,000.
Barnes & Noble will announce the national winner and the contributions that led to him or her being recognized.
Opportunities available for 9th-12th grade students.
The Carnegie Mellon Pre-College programs provide learning and development opportunities for current high school sophomores and juniors both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our Pre-College program, which mirrors the undergraduate experience, gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a robust student experience which is curated by Student Affairs staff and a team of residential staff who are current Carnegie Mellon students. We value the holistic student experience that includes academic and personal development in order to prepare students for the future.
3-6 week programs in Architecture, Art, Computational Biology, Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy, Summer Academy for Math and Science, Summer Session, Writing & Culture are available
Due to the range of our Pre-College offerings, eligibility and application requirements vary by program. However, in general, we are looking for students who are excited by their subject of interest and who strive for success both inside and outside of the classroom. Our admission consideration is holistic and considers both the academic and extracurricular experiences of every student.
Students are admitted on a rolling basis until the application deadline.
Preferred Application Deadline:
March 1, 2020
Final Application Deadline:
March, 15, 2020
Final Payments Due:
April 15, 2020
Curie Academy is a one-week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on rising juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about it in an interactive atmosphere. This summer come to Cornell University and explore the many possibilities awaiting you in engineering.
The online application, online recommendation, transcript, high school profile, and financial assistance form (optional) must be received by March 2, 2020 (by 11:59 pm EST).
· A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
· Be a high school rising junior or senior
· Young women interested in learning about engineering
CURIE Academy tuition – $1450.00*
· Includes room, board/meals, and research supplies
· Payable after notification of acceptance/admission
We strive to make the program accessible for our participants. We encourage applicants who are concerned about affordability to apply for a scholarship.
Additionally, rising seniors (class of 2021) who are African/Black American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander and/or first generation college students meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered for a tuition waiver for the 2020 CURIE Academy.
· Math Score on the SAT/PSAT/Subject Test should be 620 or above (or equivalent ACT score of 28 or above) and/or
· Have taken, currently taking or plan to take the following courses prior to graduating in 2021: Calculus, Physics, and/or Chemistry (or related advanced Science and Math courses)
*Tuition is subject to change
The Eugene And Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy
The primary goal of the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy at City of Hope is to provide young people (high school and university students) with an opportunity for a "hands-on" research experience. This program seeks to find students possessing exceptional potential for performing biomedical research.
Summer Academy students design and work on their own research projects in areas of their specific interests. City of Hope faculty members act as mentors providing valuable guidance and support, while also encouraging independent thought and exploration. Summer students work closely with post-doctorates, graduate students, and lab personnel.
Participants also communicate their research findings to their peers and instructors in a weekly student seminar series. We also mentor scientific writing by having students produce a written report at the end of their project. An important objective of the program is to develop vital oral and written communication skills, which are so important in the world of seminars, colloquia, manuscript publication and grant writing, a world that is central to graduate student and postgraduate life.
- Applicants must be at least 16 years old before their internship begins.
- Applicants must be high school or undergraduate students.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Applicants must have completed the online application by March 9, 2020.
- Most students submit additional materials such as transcripts, letters of recommendation and resumes, but these are not required.
Things to know:
- Because research requires dedicated attention, students must attend the program full-time and not interrupt their 10-week commitment by taking other classes or vacations, etc.
- Most summer students receive a stipend of $4,000 for completing the 10-week program.
- Students are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation.
Summer Pre-College Programs at LMU are open to rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in high school. Students must be between 14 and 18 years old and must not have graduated high school by the start date of their intended program to apply.
- A completed online application and essay
- Letter(s) of recommendation (please see your program of interest for specific requirements)*
- Most recent high school transcripts
- A $60 application fee
A $60 non-refundable application fee is due to the Summer Programs office to complete your application. Application fees can be paid online using a credit card or via personal check payable to Loyola Marymount University.
2020 $4,800 Program Costs Include:
- Housing for the specified program dates
- All meals for the specified program dates
- Course materials
- Use of campus recreation facilities
- Class field trips
- A trip to Disneyland
- Additional weekend day trip(s) off campus
The cost does not include transportation to and from the program itself, personal spending money, or other incidentals.
The Experience Berkeley Program for High School Students (EBHS) is happy to announce that we're now accepting applications for our 2020 program cohort. EBHS is a free 6-month program that provides current high school juniors who are 1st generation, low-income Black, Latino, & Native American with mentors, tools, and resources to complete a competitive UC college application and the opportunity to get a close, personal look at UC Berkeley. Below you will find more details about the program, including the application link and due dates.
Application Due Date: Monday, March 29th, 2020 by 11:59pm
1. EBHS triples the admit rate of students applying to UC Berkeley
2. Program Participants receive one-on-one and group mentoring from college students and UC Berkeley admissions officers
3. Exposure to College Student and Campus life
4. Networking and Personal Development Opportunities
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 510-841-6010 or by responding to this email.
- SESSION I: June 28–July 10, 2020
- SESSION II: July 12–July 24, 2020
- SESSION III: July 26–August 7, 2020
The Harvard Pre-College Program is an immersive, collaborative, and transformative residential experience. Alongside peers from around the world, you’ll thrive in a dynamic and supportive academic environment.
Whether you decide to attend for two, four, or six weeks, you’ll be introduced to college life as you attend challenging courses, live on campus, and enjoy fun excursions and activities.
Courses by Topic
· Speech, Writing, and Literature
· Psychology, Medicine, and Public Health
· Law, Politics, Philosophy, and History
· Business and Leadership
· Race, Gender, and Ethics
ELIGIBILITY FOR 2020
The admissions committee is looking for mature, academically motivated students who meet both of the following criteria:
· Will graduate from high school and enter college in 2021 or 2022
· Are at least 15 years old by December 1, 2019, and will not turn 19 years old before July 31, 2020
Prepare for success in college at Boston University Summer Term. With five exciting and challenging high school summer programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in University labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. Push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making new friends, and engaging in social activities around Boston and on campus. BU Summer Term offers you a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs, with options to live on campus, commute from home, or study online. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries to experience this great introduction to college life and academics.
HS Honors 4/17 for financial aid applicants 5/29 for regular applicants
RISE - DEADLINE PASSED
AIM – Rolling admissions
Challenge - Rolling admissions
Preview – 7/5
Giving College-Bound Students the Opportunity to Interact with Admission Representatives from a wide-range of Postsecondary Institutions. Plan to Attend one of these FREE Fairs Today!
April 26, 2020 | Anaheim, CA
April 27, 2020 | Ontario, CA
April 28, 2020 | Ventura, CA
April 29, 2020 | Pasadena, CA
The Student Leadership Program is open to students who will be in the 9th - 12th grade in fall 2020.
The final deadline to register is April 30, 2020, but spaces are limited and fill up fast.
- Participate in student driven activities geared towards helping you become the leader your community needs. Gain the skills needed to manage a project and set achievable goals.
- Get to know students from across the country. Learn and grow together as you forge friendships and become part of the ReaganEDU network.
- Work closely with top university students from across the nation, our team of educators, and leaders from the community. Collaborate and create a network of support to help you succeed as a leader.
- Learn what it takes to create a service action project that you can implement in your community. Work to address an issue and leave a lasting positive impact for others around you.
AI4ALL Summer Programs
Multi-week programs at some of the nation's top universities such as ASU, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Princeton, Simon Fraiser University, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCSF, University of Maryland, University of Michigan
Who Should Apply?
High school students who self-identify as part of an underrepresented group in AI, including but not limited to:
- Young women and non-binary students
- LGBTQIA students
- Students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in AI
- Students from lower-income backgrounds
No coding experience necessary
AI4ALL programs are designed for you. Many of our programs are free or low-cost. Programs that charge tuition offer extensive financial aid in the form of partial and full tuition waivers. Read about financial aid and fees on each program’s website.
DEADLINES AND COST VARY BY INSTITUTION
pre-register at 16. vote at 18.
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RMEL Foundation Scholarship (12th): $1,000-$3,000, plan to pursue an electric industry position, certificate, associates, or undergrad degree. DEADLINE: 2/27/20
AVC Foundation Scholarship (10th-12th): Over 200 opportunities with one application, continuing AVC student or transferring to a 4-year University in Fall 2020 with a minimum 2.0 GPA enrolled in at least 6 units and plan to have at least 6 units in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. DEADLINE: 2/28/20
Fagen Freiedman & Fulfrost Student Art Contest (9th-12th): $250, create a work that visually captures the essence of success. DEADLINE: 2/28/20
GetUp GetActive Scholarship (15yrs old and older): $1,000, in 3-5 sentences answer a question regarding weakness. DEADLINE: 2/28/20
Military Commanders’ Scholarship (12th): $5,000, 3.5+GPA, dependent child of active duty, reserve, retired or National Guard who hold valid Exchange & Commissary privileges. DEADLINE: 2/28/20
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: 2/28/20
Teen Drive Challenge 365 Scholarship (9th-12th): Up to $15,000, create a message that resonates with your peers regarding safe driving behind the wheel. DEADLINE: 2/28/20
Fagen Freiedman & Fulfrost Student Art Contest (12th): $1,000, take a picture that captures the theme and what it means to today’s students. DEADLINE: 2/28/20
Family Foundation 4 Learning Scholarship (12th): $1,000, 2.5+GPA, essays, copy of SAR, 2 LORs, official HS transcript, photograph, and household income verification required. DEADLINE: 3/1/20
USC Topping Scholarship (12th):Amount TBD, applying as full time freshman in the Fall, EFC less than $20,000, strong community service. DEADLINE: 3/1/20
VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship (9th-12th):$5000, Scout who has earned the highest award possible in their respective organization (see website). DEADLINE: 3/1/20
UN Sustainable Development Challenge (9th-12th): $2,500, 300-500 word statement describing an innovative approach for addressing one of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals. DEADLINE: 3/1/20
CSULB Honors/Presidential Scholarship (12th): Full-Ride, 3.5+ GPA (4.0 recommended), CSULB ID #, unofficial transcripts, recommendation, SAT/ACT test scores, personal statement. DEADLINE: 3/1/20
Directing Change Program and Film Contest (9th-12th): $500, create a 30-60 film to raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health. DEADLINE: 3/1/20
CSEA Dependent Scholarship (12th): $1,000, 3.0+GPA, IRS Dependent and have at least one parent/legal guardian who is a CSEA member, planning to go to college full-time. DEADLINE: 3/1/20
Project Yellow Light Scholarship (11th-12th): $2,000, create a billboard design to warn your peers of the dangers of texting and driving. DEADLINE: 3/1/20
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
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award (9th-11th): $10,000, for classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers with unmet financial need, academic achievement, and character. DEADLINE: 3/2/20
Tzu Chi Scholarship (12th): $1,000, 3.0+GPA, planning to be full-time for 20-21 school year, financial need, two-page essay, autobiography, 2 LOR, and transcript required. DEADLINE: 3/6/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Chasing Your Dreams Scholarship (12th): $250-$500, application, essay, official transcripts, 2 LOR required, application available in Naviance. DEADLINE: 3/6/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship (12th): $2,500, pursuing a STEM major, transcript, extracurricular activities, LOR. DEADLINE: 3/8/20
Carl N & Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship (12th): $10,000, planning to enroll full-time at a four-year, financial information required. DEADLINE: 3/9/20
UCLA Alumni Scholarship (12th): $2,000-$6,000 per year, potential UCLA admit for Fall Qtr 2020, complete two short answer prompts. DEADLINE: 3/10/20
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship (12th): $10,000, 2.5+GPA, specified STEM majors, planning to go to a four-year, financial need, leadership, compelling story. DEADLINE: 3/12/20
Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship (12th): Up to $6,600, planning to enroll full-time in a vocational, trade, or 2yr school to pursue a degree or certificate in specified studies. DEADLINE: 3/12/20
2019-2020 Holocaust Book Cover Art Contest (9th-12th): Up to $1,000, create book cover art in one of the five approved mediums. DEADLINE: 3/13/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* MEEC Scholarship (12th): $2,500, declare a major in environmental science, environmental engineering, or other related science or engineering field. DEADLINE: 3/13/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship (12th): Amount TBD, African-American, 2.75+GPA, 2 LORs, official transcript, copy of college acceptance, autobiographical essay, photo DEADLINE: 3/14/20
Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship (12th): $500, must be undocumented, 1 LOR, personal statement, transcript. DEADLINE: 3/14/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* American Society of Military Comptrollers Scholarship (12th): $500, planning to pursue a field of study directly related to financial/resource management, LOR, Transcript, and test scores required. Application available in Naviance. DEADLINE: 3/16/20
UNCF STEM Scholarship (12th): Up to $25,000, African American, STEM major, 3.0+GPA, planning to be full-time for 20-21 school year, financial need, essays, LOR. DEADLINE: 3/19/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* APWA Scholarship (12th): $500-$1,500, pursuing a career in civil engineering or public works related field. DEADLINE: 3/20/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship (12th): $2,500, 3.5+GPA, pursing study in health-care curriculum, transcript, personal statement, 2 LORs, photograph. Application in Naviance DEADLINE: 3/24/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* LPAC Foundation Scholarship (12th): $5,000, 2.75+GPA, major/minor in performing arts, application, essay, sample of talent, audition/interview required. DEADLINE: 3/27/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Raymond J Monti Memorial Scholarship (12th): $2,000, 3.0+GPA, attending a four-year university/college in the fall. Application available in Naviance. DEADLINE: 3/27/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* PEO Scholarship (12th): Amount TBD, 3.0+GPA, female, one-page application and typed essay showcasing your achievements and talents required. Application available in Naviance. DEADLINE: 3/27/20
2019-2020 Holocaust Artwork Contest (9th-12th): Up to $1,000, create artwork reflecting the Holocaust in one of the five approved mediums. DUE TO MRS. CHAINEY BY NOON DEADLINE: 3/27
OppU Scholarship (High School Student): $2,500, 500 words or less about why you are an achiever. DEADLINE: 3/31/20
AFSA Scholarship (12th): $2,000, complete an application, winners are randomly selected. DEADLINE: 4/1/20
Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship (12th): $2,000 per year, planning to attend a four-year university, combined family income of $65,000 or less, academic achievement, service. DEADLINE: 4/1/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Lancaster United Methodist Scholarship (12th): Centennial – 2.5+GPA, resident of AV min 12 consecutive months, will attend AVC. Second Century – 2.5+GPA, resident of AV min 12 consecutive months, member of United Methodist Church in the AV, will attend a 2yr, 4yr, or trade school. Application available in Naviance. DEADLINE: 4/1/20
Project Yellow Light Scholarship (11th-12th): $8,000 (video), $2,000 (radio), create a video or radio ad to warn your peers of the dangers of texting and driving. DEADLINE: 4/1/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AKA Scholarship (12th): $500, African American, 3.0+ GPA, 3 LOR, Official Transcript, 4x6 color headshot photo. Application in available in Naviance. DEADLINE: 4/6/20
National High School Essay Contest (9th-12th): $2,500, a trip to Washington D.C., and a full scholarship for a semester at Sea, 1000-1250 word essay on specified topic required. DEADLINE: 4/6/20
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship (12th): $5,000, African-American, 3.3+GPA, financial need, plan to attend a four-year Fall 2020, pursuing a STEM or select business major, leadership. DEADLINE: 4/10/20
We the Students Essay Prompt (9th-12th): $500-$7,500, 500-800 word essay on “what civil discourse means to you?” DEADLINE: 4/15/20
*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AARP Scholarship (12th): Amount TBD, 3.0+GPA, financial need, application, transcript, 500 word essay, accepted by college, university, vocational school. Application in Naviance. DEADLINE: 4/30/20
E-Waste Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about e-waste. DEADLINE: 4/30/20
Jack C Mathews Scholarship (12th): $1,000, must be a member of the LAFCU, 2.5+GPA, transcript, LOR, extracurricular list, outline of community service, on page essay. DEADLINE: 4/30/20
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
Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship (11th): $500-$2,000, plays a HS or club sport, 2.5+GPA, exhibits personal mastery, leadership, and honors the game. DEADLINE: 5/31/20
PB&J Scholarship (12th): $500-$1,000, attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in 2020. DEADLINE: 5/31/20
More scholarship information available from Chamber of Commerce
NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR JANUARY 2020
SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN JANUARY (Deadlines are subject to change in 2021):
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - 1/3
Footlocker Scholar Athlete’s Scholarship - 1/3
Young Filmmakers Contest - 1/5
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award - 1/6
Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest - 1/7
Diller Tikkun Olam Awards - 1/8
Ron Brown Scholars Program - 1/9
C-SPAN StudentCam Competition - 1/20
Black College Expo Scholarship - 1/13
Blaze Your Own Trail Scholarship - 1/15
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - 1/15
Providian Medical Scholarship - 1/15
The Coolidge Scholarship - 1/16
AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship - 1/17
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship - 1/17
Optimist Club Essay Contest - 1/17
Girls Impact the Worlds Film Festival - 1/20
APIA Scholarship - 1/22
Live Mas Scholarship - 1/23
Point Foundation Scholarship - 1/23
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship - 1/30
Ag Day Essay Contest - 1/31
ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition - 1/31
California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest - 1/31
CTA Scholarship - 1/31
Courageous Persuaders Video Contest - 1/31
Freemont Foundation Scholarship - 1/31
InspirASIAN Scholarship -1/31
New Year’s Resolution Scholarship - 1/31
Princeton Prize in Race Relations - 1/31
SchoolsFirst Member Education Scholarship - 1/31
Union Plus Scholarship - 1/31
THE 2020 RMEL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the RMEL Foundation is to award scholarships to deserving and qualified students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry.
Awards will be made in two categories:
- RMEL Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000-$3,000. See the eligibility requirements below for these scholarships.
- RMEL Foundation Named Scholarships. These scholarships are provided by the Foundation in the name of the individual or corporate donor.
The applicant must be a current high school senior, high school graduate or current university/college undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) student. In addition, you must fulfill ONE of the following:
1. Be pursuing or plan to pursue an electric industry position certificate or associate degree at a college
(Certificate/Associate Degree) and be able to provide information about the specific program you are or will attend and the accreditation status of the institution.
2. Be pursuing or plan to pursue an undergraduate degree with intent to pursue a career in the electric energy industry.
And, the applicant must:
1. Be a permanent U.S. resident.
2. Complete the online application in its entirety.
Note: If awarded a scholarship the recipient will be asked throughout the remaining years of college to periodically provide RMEL with information including expected graduation date, expected degree, internships, and post-graduate employment.
HOW RECIPIENTS ARE CHOSEN
A Selection Committee of the RMEL Foundation reviews all applications and selects the recipients. The selection criteria are:
- Goals and aspirations in the electric energy industry
- Motivation to succeed
- Service to community and school
- Academic performance
HOW TO APPLY
Note: Completing the incorrect application may affect your eligibility to be considered for a 2020 scholarship. If you are unsure which application to complete, please contact James Sakamoto at email@example.com or (303) 865-5544 prior to beginning the application process.
Current High School Senior – if you are currently a high school senior and will be enrolling in a 4-year/baccalaureate degree program for the 2020-2021 academic year, complete this application. Current high school seniors planning to enroll in a 2-year/certificate program, see “2-Year/Certificate Program” application below.
2-Year/Certificate Program Student – if you are currently enrolled (or will be enrolling) in a 2-year/certificate program complete this application.
February 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time - Submission deadline for applications
Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness
Deadline: February 28, 2020
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
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.
In 3-5 sentences please answer ONE of the following:
What do you consider one of your greatest weaknesses?
Why is it important to try to improve your weakness?
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2020 3:00 pm CT
The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Applicants to the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund must be:
- Be dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application.
- Be high school seniors or graduates who have not attended college yet and plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
- Have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, at the time of application.
Only the first 100 applications received will be acknowledged and processed. The website will close when 100 applications are received. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be accepted.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Provided there are qualified applicants, one award will be granted per branch of service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard).
Awards are one-time only and not renewable. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
The first 100 applicants will be notified in late March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the New York Chapter of the ALA. Payments are made in one installment in early August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
- academic record
- demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
- work experience
- statement of goals and aspirations
- unusual personal or family circumstances
- an outside appraisal
Financial need will be considered. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need.
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.
- 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
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 28, 2020.
Once again, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and F3 Student AwardsTM are partnering to Celebrate Success by sponsoring a statewide art contest for all K-12 public education students.
Deadline for entries is February 28, 2020.
Each “Celebrate Success” winner receives a $250 check sponsored by F3 Student AwardsTM.
· Five students each win $250
· One winner in each grade span: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-10; 11-12
Contest theme & rules:
Students should create a work of art that visually captures the essence of success—unique to their own perspectives—in a celebratory fashion. Entrants will be critiqued on theme, execution, and creativity.
- Drawings must be solely the original work of the student entrant; Plagiarized drawings will be immediately disqualified without any opportunity for resubmission;
- Entrants must submit only one drawing;
- Decisions of the judges are final; and
- All entries become property of ACSA and F3 and will not be returned.
- Paper to be used for the drawings must be no smaller than 8.5” x 11” and no larger than 11” x 17”. Composition may be vertical or horizontal in orientation. Artists may use any colorful medium that includes markers, paints, pastels, colored pencils, or crayons. Pencil drawings shall also be acceptable.
Include with each entry on a separate piece of paper the student's full name, age, grade, name of school/school district, principal/ teacher’s name, and contact number for the principal/teacher. Any submission that is not made in accordance with these instructions shall be immediately disqualified without any opportunity for resubmission.
All California public education students, grades K-12.
High School Seniors Can Win $1000
To affirm our commitment to the artistic talents of our state's students, the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the F3 Student AwardsTM (F3) program are partners in "Education for All," an annual photography contest that provides five student education awards of $1000 each to high school seniors.
Each year, students from across the state are invited to submit photographs that illustrate the theme of Diversity. Collaboration. Achievement. In addition to their photographs, student artists submitted a short essay explaining how their work illustrated the contest theme.
The purpose of this contest is to promote student achievement and public education's commitment to the arts as part of a comprehensive curriculum, as well as to assist public school graduates with the increasing costs of higher education.
TOPIC: Diversity, Collaboration, Achievement.
What do the themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Achievement in an educational setting look like to you? Find an image that illustrates these central themes and what they mean to today's students.
PRIZES: Each of the five winners of the CAAASA / F3 "Education for All" Photography Contest will receive a $1000 education award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility for the award is reserved exclusively for seniors attending a public high school in California and planning to attend a community college or four-year university upon graduation.
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2020.
Open to grades 9th-12th
The University Honors Program provides an academically enriched, community-minded, and culturally diverse environment for high-achieving students. Students applying to University Honors may be considered for a prestigious President's Scholarship. Dedicated to inclusive excellence, this program is designed to offer the best of a thriving liberal arts college experience alongside the wealth of opportunities afforded by our large urban campus. University Honors cultivates leadership, civic engagement and global learning.
To complete an online application, please have the following ready:
- Your CSULB Student ID Number
- Your unofficial transcripts (prepare in advance in PDF format)
- The name and email address for your recommender
- Incoming First-Year Students only: Your SAT and/or ACT scores
- Continuing CSULB Engineering students only: A screenshot of your Degree Planner
- Your written personal statement using the prompt below (saved in PDF format)
Prompt for Personal Statement:
In your essay, please explain how you think being part of the University Honors Program at CSULB will enhance your undergraduate experience; discuss how your unique background (personal, community, academic, extra-curricular, or other experiences) has inspired your choice of major; and consider describing your dreams, triumphs and challenges, leadership experiences and/or goals.
This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the University Honors Program. Take time to thoughtfully reflect upon what you will write. A personal statement is personal so there is no one right essay style, but here are some guidelines:
- DO exercise critical thinking by providing a carefully considered statement: avoid cliches, quotations from others (we want to hear from you!), and grandiose claims.
- DO provide specific examples of your points: avoid vague generalities and unsupported assertions.
- DO proofread and edit carefully: avoid distracting your readers with preventable writing mistakes.
- DO use 12-point font and one-inch margins and write a maximum of two pages, double spaced (approx. 500 words).
- DO insert your full name and the date in your document header.
Your application will be reviewed confidentially by a committee that includes Honors faculty, staff, and students.
Deadline for Fall 2020 with President's Scholarship consideration:
Sunday, March 1, 2020
For more information about the CSULB University Honors Program, including the Engineering Honors Track, the Business Honors Track, the Global Emphasis, and President's Scholarships visit our website at www.csulb.edu/honors
USC TOPPING SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship fully funded by the USC Student Body - AMOUNT VARIES
The NTSAF offers supplemental scholarships to entering freshmen, transfer and graduate students based on the individual USC Financial Aid package. Applicants residing in areas surrounding the University Park Campus and Health Sciences campus and first-generation college students are given primary consideration in the selection process. Please note that the scholarship is not limited to these populations.
If you answer “yes” to all these questions, we encourage you to proceed with the Topping Scholarship Application:
1. Are you applying for USC admission for fall as a full-time freshman, transfer or graduate student?
2. Do you have high financial need (expected family contribution less than $20,000)?
3. Do you demonstrate a strong community awareness and contribute to the betterment of a community through volunteer efforts?
4. Are you beginning an on-campus program?
The USC Topping Scholarship application consists of an online application, two letters of recommendation and an autobiography. Incomplete and/or late applications will NOT be reviewed. All components of the application must be submitted online by 11:59 pm PST on the appropriate scholarship deadline.
Keep in mind the Topping Scholarship selection criteria, which will help when writing your autobiography:
· Financial Need
· Community Awareness
· Volunteer Efforts
· First-Generation College Student Status
· Extraordinary Circumstances that have impacted your path to college
DEADLINE: Freshman Applicants – March 1, 2020
UN Sustainable Development Challenge
Do you think about the problems facing society or about the needs of the world? Do you worry about climate change, poverty, equality and overconsumption? Do you want to make a difference?
The United Nations has set 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy & International Relations is challenging high school students to be part of the solution!
Seton Hall University is committed to serving the greater good, which is why we are hosting a Sustainable Development Challenge designed to engage high school students in thinking about the needs of society and the planet - encouraging you to be an agent of change and embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020 at midnight.
Inquiries and questions can be directed to the Center for UN and Global Governance Studies at UNStudies@shu.edu.
Step 1: Submit Your Ideas
Using the online entry form, submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea you have for addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts about what you want to do to be a part of the solution and help make the world a better place.
Step 2: Share Your Ideas
Ten finalists will be selected by late March and invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges at Seton Hall University with a reception to follow. Finalists who cannot come to campus can participate via Skype.
All submitters are welcome to attend the Challenge presentations on April 24, 2020, as well as the reception to follow.
Step 3: Win Prizes and Recognition!
Finalist with the best ideas will win cash prizes and a scholarship to attend Seton Hall. The cash prize can assist you in launching your idea or creating awareness about the sustainable development goal or region of the world that is most important to you.
- 1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually)
- 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually)
- All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually)
Finalists who present in person and their families will also be invited to a congratulatory reception on campus immediately following the event where they will meet with Seton Hall faculty and community members who are experts in the fields of international affairs and sustainable development.
LOCAL POST QH 3000
Entry Form available in Naviance
Regional Prizes in each category:
- 1st place: $500
- 2nd place: $250
- 3rd place: $250
- Schools associated with the first place winning film in each category, in each region, are eligible to receive $500 to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness programs and activities at their school (subject to availability of funding and one prize per school). A short narrative outlining planned activities will be required.
- Up to two participants from the first place regional film team will be provided with travel stipends to attend the award ceremony (subject to availability of funding).
- Schools and organizations associated with the first place regional film in each category will receive a trophy.
- Winning films will be featured on the Directing Change compilation DVD and the program website.
MUST BE A JUNIOR OR SENIOR AGE 14-20
CSEA Dependent Scholarship
Paying for college is expensive, but CSEA can help ease the pain with a $1,000 scholarship. Since the early 1960's, CSEA's Scholarship Program has awarded more than a million dollars to union members and their dependents that want to begin or continue their secondary education.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, character, leadership and extra curricular activities within the community. Financial need may also be taken into consideration on some.
Applications are due March 1.
The CSEA Scholarship Award Program provides financial assistance to dependent children and spouses of CSEA members, helping many continue their education after high school and in a college or vocational school.
Forty-Three (43), $1000 First Year scholarships will be awarded.
Required Supporting Documentation*
Each application must be accompanied by the following required supporting documentation as noted on the application. See the application for details. These materials will not be returned.
a) Registrar signed transcript from your current school (official transcript)
b) Signed and dated letter of recommendation (not from a parent or relative)
First Year Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and Criteria
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or equivalent (i.e., private school, privately tutored, or accredited correspondence school).
- Applicant must be planning to enter, as full-time student, an accredited college by the fall term following the granting of the scholarship (Accredited colleges include community colleges, offering trade and vocational programs, other accredited trade or vocational schools, as well as four-year institutions).
- Applicant must be an IRS-dependent and have at least one parent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing of CSEA. (Note: If the CSEA-member parent or legal guardian was deceased within the school year, being in good standing at time of death, applicant is still eligible.)
- Applicant must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0, including all subjects taken in grades 9, 10, 11, and first semester of 12 (including P.E.).
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
In addition to performing on NPR’s From the Top, recipients receive up to $10,000 to help offset the costs of studying classical music at a high level. Each year, we choose approximately 20 exceptional pre-collegiate musicians ages 8-18 to receive the Award.
Who should apply?
Classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers (ages 8–18) who have not yet entered college (not currently open to seniors)
Applicants must demonstrate:
- Exceptional musical achievement
Applicants must have strong musical ability and a willingness to perform on our NPR show.
- Unmet financial need
Applicants must provide evidence of a family income insufficient to meet the costs of his/her musical pursuits (new instruments, music lessons, summer festival tuition, and travel, etc.). 90% of our past recipients come from families with an annual household Adjusted Gross Income of under $60,000. Other factors may apply (cost of living, medical expenses, dependents).
- Academic achievement
Applicants must possess strong scholastic achievement indicated by good grades, academic awards, and strong test scores.
- Strength of character
Applicants must demonstrate drive, initiative, maturity, leadership, and a commitment to giving back to one’s community.
- Up to $10,000 to apply toward instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, or other music-related needs
- Appearance on NPR’s From the Top
- Participation in From the Top’s Center for the Development of Arts Leadership Program.
Students may apply for the scholarship at any time, but applications will be reviewed in three cycles throughout the year according to the below deadlines. All recipients are notified on a rolling admissions basis in accordance with our 2019-2020 taping season.
2019–2020 Deadline III: March 2, 2020
- 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!
APPLICATION AVAILABLE IN NAVIANCE
The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students who were prior recipients in selected areas of the United States. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each Scholar will receive an award of US $1,000.
- Applicant demonstrates financial need for college tuition and related expenses.
- Applicant is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent.
- Applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Applicant will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the academic year 2020-2021.
1. A completed Tzu Chi USA Scholarship application form for High School students.
2. A copy of one of the three following documents demonstrating financial need and showing the name of the applicant:
- Family’s complete 2019 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules, or
- Family’s complete 2018 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules and most recent 2019 W-2 and/or 1099, or
- Any official documentation from the government agency which serves as proof of financial hardship
- *** Please black out all Social Security Numbers on all of the financial documents for security purpose.
Personal Writing (submit online)
3. An autobiography (2 to 5 pages) which explains why you should be awarded a scholarship. Please include all of the following:
- Reason for your financial need and how you intend to use this educational scholarship
- Your personal and academic achievements with specific examples
- Your academic and career plans with specific goals
- Your past and current involvement, as well as future plans, towards making a difference in your community
4. A two-page essay about Tzu Chi, based on the information you’ve gathered from websites, publications, news articles, etc. Please explain what you’ve learned about Tzu Chi that inspires you and why. Express your thoughts openly and honestly.
Additional Supporting Documents (mail or email)
5. An official high school transcript
6. Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and/or other advisors
*Mailed in documents need to include a cover page that states applicant’s name, email, and phone number **Please mail or email all additional supporting documents to:
Attn: Tzu Chi Scholars Program
1100 S. Valley Center Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
Applications Available in Naviance or online @ LACOUNTYAIRSHOW
Carl N. & Margaret Karcher Founders’ 2020 Scholarship Program
Carl Karcher Enterprises LLC has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue education in college programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
- Students, age 21 and under, who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.
- High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
Employees of Carl Karcher Enterprises LLC and their immediate families are eligible to receive a scholarship pursuant to this program.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted each year. Awards will be granted in proportion to the applications processed for students who will be attending each of the above types of schools. Awards are not renewable.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Interested students must complete the current year application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of high school grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than March 9, 2020. Grade reports are not acceptable. Only the first 1,000 applications from students in eligible states will be acknowledged and considered for an award.
Applications with prior year dates will not be accepted.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. A resume’ does not replace any part of the application. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America and Carl Karcher Enterprises LLC.
SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need and an outside appraisal.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America and Carl Karcher Enterprises LLC. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Only recipients will be notified by early May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
Carl N. & Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship Program
Scholarship America One Scholarship Way Saint Peter, MN 56082
Telephone: (507) 931-0726
Application available in Naviance or through this link: Carl N & Margaret Karcher Founders' 2020 Application
Eligibility: Incoming Freshman & Community College Transfer students (See specific requirements below)
Freshman Alumni Scholarships are awarded through an application screening process by alumni volunteers and UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships. By completing one application, you will be considered to receive one of the many scholarships provided through the Alumni Scholarships Program. Scholarship awards are divided into equal annual installments to be paid over four years.
· Freshman: $6,000 to $20,000* – paid over 4 years
· Transfers: $6,000* – paid over 2 years
*Additional need-based grants are available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Alumni Scholarships Program and the Financial Aid Office. You may receive up to $5,000 for your first year in addition to your merit scholarship award.
BENEFITS OF BEING AN ALUMNI SCHOLAR
Being an Alumni Scholar is more than just receiving a scholarship. Scholars are involved in campus events and organizations, increase their connections to the university, build their leadership skills at UCLA and stay involved as alumni. Benefits include:
· Membership in the prestigious Alumni Scholars Club (ASC)
· Access to cutting-edge leadership development programming
· Alumni-to-student mentoring
· Networking opportunities with UCLA alumni
· Eligibility to receive additional need-based funding
Scholarships available: $10,000 per student – renewable each year.
The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.
DEADLINE: March 12, 2020.
Applicants to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- U.S. Citizen.
- Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA.
- Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Provided there are qualified applicants, an effort will be made to give preference to applicants who:
- Have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience).
- Have a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances such as being a member of a military family.
Beginning in 2020, we are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.
DEADLINE: March 12, 2020.
Vocational Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Current high school seniors, graduate (GED equivalent), or are college undergraduates who have not obtained a bachelor’s degree
- Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college
- Pursuing a degree or vocational-technical certificate in one of the specified areas of study: Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services, Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Mechanic & Repair Technologies, Transportation & Materials Moving, Security & Protective Services
The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship Program. To be eligible students must declare a major in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or other closely related Science or Engineering field.
MEEC will be awarding five scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Graduating high school seniors attending high school within MEEC’s boundaries are encouraged to apply. MEEC’s boundaries consist of the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County and the High Desert region of North Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.
Scholarships will be awarded to five eligible graduating high school seniors in the amount of $2,500 each. Recipient must attend a high school located within MEEC’s boundaries as described above.
Applicants are required to provide the following:
- A completed application form.
- Transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores (unofficial copies accepted)
- 500 word personal essay on – “My Career Goals and Why I would like a Career in the Environmental Science, or Engineering field ”
- Application materials must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM on March 13, 2020.
For more information or questions, please contact MEEC Program Specialist, Samantha Murray @ 760-245-1661 ext 6717 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The date for the judging of the Performing Arts and Written and Spoken Word categories has been changed to
APRIL 14 4:00 in the DO boardroom!
Students submitting in these categories need to come to perform for the judges!
Application Deadline: Postmarked by March 14, 2020
Amount of Each Scholarship: $500
CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial aid that undocumented students face on their road to college despite having met the academic requirements asked of them by educators, schools, and colleges. We, at CORE, hope that our scholarship (and those like ours) will serve as one step towards fulfilling the promise that college is for everyone.
The “Que Llueva Café” Scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference. ¡Ójala que llueva café!
• Must be an undocumented student (DACA students are eligible).
• Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2020-2021 academic year. Due to limited funds, current college students who have already graduated high school or received their GED are not eligible.
Application Materials: Please ensure that you provide all four (4) items below and only those items. Failure to do so will result in disqualification of your application.
1. Que Llueva Café Scholarship Application – Please complete the application in full.
2. One Letter of Recommendation – You may submit an extra letter but only one is required. We will only accept a maximum of 2 letters of recommendation. Please do not send more than 2 letters.
3. Personal Statement (1000 words maximum) – Your personal statement must fulfill the following three (3) things to be considered complete. Please read carefully. 1. You must include a description of your current financial need as an undocumented student in your personal statement. 2. You must indicate in your personal statement that you are an undocumented student (DACA students are eligible). 3. You must write a response to ONLY ONE of the writing prompts below: i. Provide an autobiography that includes your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. ii. How would you describe your high school experience and what do you expect to gain by enrolling in college? iii. What is your greatest motivation for attending college next year? CORE’s Que Llueva Café Scholarship Program c/o Jaime L. Del Razo, Ph.D. P.O. Box 2925 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 www.ca-core.org CORE’s Twelfth Annual Que Llueva Café Scholarship iv. Writer and artist Alberto Ledesma wrote, "I believe that only by communicating the triumphs and stresses of our experience without self-judgement, only by initiating a public dialogue about what being undocumented means that is free from self-accusation, will our society finally accept that having been undocumented is just another kind of American experience." (Ledesma, 2017, pg. 105). What do you think about Ledesma’s quote? Has and/or will this strategy work? Does the quote resonate with you or not? Why or Why not? \
4. Copy of High School transcript – Submit your most current high school transcript. You may submit an unofficial or official transcript.
1. Send only the application materials listed above. Do not include these instructions.
2. The Personal Statement should have a one-inch margin. If typed (highly encouraged), ensure that your font size is 12. If hand written, writing must be legible and be written on ruled paper.
3. Provide all application materials into one large envelope in the following order: a. Scholarship Application (on top of all documents) b. Letter(s) of Recommendation (behind Scholarship Application) c. Personal Statement (behind Letter(s) of Recommendation) d. Copy of High School Transcript (behind Personal Statement)
4. Everything must be mailed together. Recommenders may provide sealed letters (though not required) but they must still be mailed together with the other application materials. The same applies for high school transcripts. Please plan accordingly and give yourself sufficient time to gather all application materials.
5. Only complete applications will be accepted.
6. Ensure your application is postmarked by March 14, 2020 and mailed to the address below.
CORE’s Que Llueva Café Scholarship Program
c/o Jaime L. Del Razo, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 2925
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is an initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for African American high school seniors entering college as first-time freshmen in fall 2020 who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.
The program awards 100 scholarships on an annual basis.
To qualify, applicants must:
- Be African American
- Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
- Pursued a rigorous course of study in high school in math and science courses, including pre-calculus
- Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university
- Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics
- Complete all of the application essays
- Arrange for a letter of recommendation to be submitted via the UNCF application portal
- Be enrolled for the first time at a U.S.-located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma while taking college-level courses) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
- Complete and submit the application by the deadline of Thursday, March 19, 2020, 11:59 pm EST/8:59 pm PST
Tiered tuition scholarship with funding up to $25,000:
- Up to $2,500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 for juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year.
- Scholarships are renewable for five undergraduate years, contingent upon:
- Maintenance of a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA + continued full-time enrollment to a degree in an eligible STEM major
- A $5,000 stipend based on a STEM-related project/internship of the student’s interest
- Academic support and mentoring
- Access to online academic support services and resource platform, as well as other STEM-discipline support services
- STEM Scholars Summer Orientation
- UNCF Student Tech Empowerment Workshop
- Mentoring, training, and education
- Access to entrepreneurial training in launching new tech ventures through competitive venture accelerator program and high school/pre-college STEM summer leadership institute
Application available in Naviance
Applicant must be:
A. A graduating senior from a local high school, home school or independent study program with a minimum GPA of 2.75
B. Enrolling in an accredited post-secondary education program with a major or minor in a performing arts program (including technical fields).
Scholarship Selection Criteria
We value an applicant’s commitment to their education. With that in mind, the committee will take into consideration all aspects for the applicant’s academic performance to date including grade point average, extra-curricular club participation, honors and awards. The committee will also take into consideration any unique hardships, obstacles and challenge that students may have overcome in their lives.
Each applicant is required to submit a short essay of up to 600 words in length that addresses the question “what the arts mean to me?” Each committee member will independently evaluate and score essays based on both technical writing (grammar, syntax) and content.
The Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation believes strongly in the value of community service. Each application includes a section to highlight those areas of service in the applicant’s life.
The committee may also take into consideration the financial need of applicants in an effort to change the lives of students that otherwise would not have opportunities to pursue an education in performing arts.
Each applicant must submit a sample of his or her talent/skills to the selection committee.
Demonstration and Interview
The committee will review applications and conduct a live audition/demonstration and interview with selected finalist.
Submit application, essay, letters, work sample(s) (flash drive, YouTube link, etc.) no later than March 27, 2020 to:
Lancaster City Hall in care of the LPAC Foundation
44933 Fern Avenue - Lancaster, CA - 93534
OR IN PERSON from 12:00PM - 6:00PM M-F
LPAC Box Office in care of the LPAC Foundation
750 West Lancaster Blvd. – Lancaster
Application available in Naviance or @ LPAC
- Legal residents of the US or Canada
Application available in Naviance
Raymond J. Monti Memorial Scholarship
Ray Monti served the Antelope Valley for more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator, consistently supporting students in their efforts in all areas of education: academics, athletics, student organizations, and community service. In memory of his leadership and vision for education, his family has created a scholarship to recognize students who are leaders in the classroom, the school, and the community. All graduating seniors in the district are eligible. Only one recipient will be chosen from among the pool of applicants.
The Raymond J. Monti Scholarship is now active in Naviance. Applicants must have a 3.0 unweighted GPA, be attending a four-year university or college in the Fall, and submit their application via email to email@example.com by 3/27 in order to be eligible for the $2,000 scholarship.
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
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
*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
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* 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
MUST BE A JUNIOR OR SENIOR AGE 14-20
LANCASTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIPS 2020
LUMC is pleased to award two scholarships each year to graduating seniors in the Antelope Valley. Begun in 1985, these scholarships are an expression of our gratitude to the community and our commitment to youth.
In keeping with the original intent of the Centennial Commission, in 1983, the Centennial Scholarship was created as an outreach to the community in the form of a $600 scholarship to a student planning to attend Antelope Valley College. This scholarship will be credited in the student's name at Antelope Valley College.
And in celebration of the current vital ministry ofLUMC, as was the intent of the 1995 creation of the second award, the Second Century Scholarship recognizes a youth in our own denomination with a $600 scholarship.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS are as follows:
Centennial Scholarship - $600
A. Graduating senior from an accredited local high school
B. Grade Point Average (GPA) of2.5 or higher
C. Resident of the Antelope Valley a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to graduation
D. Will attend Antelope ValleyCollege
Second Century Scholarship - $600
A. Graduating senior from an accredited local high school
B. Grade Point Average (GPA) of2.5 orhigher
C. Resident of the Antelope Valley a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to graduation
D. Member or active participant in a United Methodist Church in theAntelope Valley
E. Will attend any accredited two year college, four year college, university, or trade school
SELECTION CRITERIA used for determining annual recipients are as follows:
35% A. GPA - include transcript photocopy (Docufile transcript not accepted)
35% B. Participation in school organizations, sports, and community groups
20% C. Essay - no more than two typed, double-spaced pages describing your future goals and how this scholarship will help you move toward achieving them.
10% D. One letter ofrecommendation from someone unrelated to you.
Second Century Scholarship
25% A. GPA - include transcript photocopy (Docufile transcript not accepted)
20% B. Participation in school organizations, sports, and community groups.
25% C. Participation in church-related programs
20% D. Essay - no more than two typed, double-spaced pages describing your future goals and how this scholarship will help you move toward achieving them.
10% E. Two letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to you. One of these should be someone aware of your church participation, such as your minister or youth leader.
APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2020 SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL AND TRADITIONAL MAIL
Application available in Naviance.
Herbert Lehman Education Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Herbert Lehman Scholarship Program awards are $2,000 per year, over four years, for a total of $8,000 - provided funds are available. Scholars must remain in good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria in order to maintain eligibility. The deadline for the scholarship is April 1.
Final decisions are made by mid-July at which time all students will be notified of their status via email.
- U.S. Citizenship;
- Must be a graduating high school senior, first-year student in an accredited four-year college, or a student transferring into an accredited four-year college;
- Demonstrated financial need - must have a combined family income of $65,000 or less;
- Record of academic achievement; and
- Demonstrated commitment to public service.
Scholarship Application Checklist – Your application must include all items listed below:
- Completed scholarship application form;
- A copy of the acceptance letter to the college you will attend;
- Two recommendation letters;
- A copy of your current school transcript (finalists will be required to submit an official transcript);
- A personal statement;
- An essay;
- A copy of your SAT and/or ACT test scores; and
- A copy of your Student Aid Report (FAFSA Form). Line 85 must be completed showing a dollar amount. If not, a copy of your parents’ income tax return must be attached.
Finalists will be required to submit a recent professional photo. (As a guideline, your face should take up approximately 60% of the frame.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
- The High School Senior College Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA.
- Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria.
Scholarship Contest Deadline - Midnight (CT), April 1, 2020.
- A total of $20,000 is awarded. Ten (10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each. Only one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to any single individual from this contest.
- The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s account to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2020 semester. The scholarship monies may be used over a period not to exceed four (4) years.
- Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.
- Odds of winning are based on total number of entries received.
- Due to the number of entries received, AFSA can only notify winners.
- AFSA will contact each winner by email and phone within fourteen (14) business days of contest end-date, using contact information given by the entrant during application process. Winners have ten (10) calendar days from date email is sent/phone message is left to respond and verify they meet the eligibility requirements as defined on the scholarship contest Web site. High school winners will use the form provided in the email from AFSA, to be completed by their high school counselor/advisor and fax, scan or mail to the AFSA national office.
- Once you are confirmed as winner, AFSA will send you the appropriate college/university/trade school forms to complete for a check to be issued to your chosen school and deposited into your student account. No funds will be issued directly to individuals. All forms and processes must be completed within sixty (60) days of contest end date or your scholarship is forfeited.
- Winners will be notified for appropriate recognition to include award assemblies, graduation ceremonies and newspaper announcements.
- Winners’ names will be posted on this web site in May 2020.
OPEN TO GRADES 9-12
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships
This year, BAM will award two US $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable – winners who continue to meet the criteria are eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. Up to 24 scholarship runners-up will be eligible for a one-time $2,500 BAM technology stipend based on need.
To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:
- Be a high-school senior of African descent (African American or African).
- Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.
- Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
- Demonstrate a passion for technology.
- Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
- Require financial assistance to attend college.
How to Apply
To apply for a BAM Scholarship, submit your application online by April 10, 2020 11:59 PM Pacific Time with the following items:
- Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member at your school. Letters of recommendation should be original and should not be duplicates of college recommendation letters. (Letters must be on letterhead.)
- Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information:
- Extracurricular activities (school and community related)
- Honors and awards that you have received (if possible, include awards that are technology related)
- Work experience
- Picture of yourself. Pictures must be in color.
- Transcript. Include a copy of your current academic transcript. (Official or Unofficial copies will both be accepted.)
- Two Essays.
- In no more than 500 words, describe how you plan to engage in the technology industry in your future career. (If you have done exemplary work using technology during high school, please describe that also.)
- In no more than 250 words, demonstrate your financial need for this scholarship.
All materials MUST be submitted through the online application link below. Emailed or mailed documents will not be accepted.
2019-2020 We the Students Essay Prompt
What does civil discourse mean to you?
Civil discourse is a concept that goes beyond a simple dictionary definition, and understanding it involves a combination of personal experience and ‘big ideas.’ Perhaps it is something you recognize from an occurrence in your own life. Maybe you can easily recognize when it is missing. Differing perspectives are a key part of learning, of democracies, and of civil society. For this essay, we ask you not only share your comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Perhaps you will choose to include mention of a time when you, yourself, were part of an exchange intended to understand something – how did you go about it? We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how civil discourse is not just an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles, and demonstrated through civic virtues. We want to know what you think civil discourse truly means. In 500-800 words draft your response.
The winners of this year’s contest will receive:
1st Place – $7,500 and a scholarship to our 2020 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
Runners Up – 5 prizes at $1,500 each
Honorable Mentions – 8 prizes at $500 each
Open to students grades 9th-12th ages 14-19.
Deadline: April 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT
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.
Application available in Naviance.
Application available in Naviance. Turn in completed applications and supporting documents to Mrs. Chainey.
SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN APRIL (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):
*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
A Voice For Animals Contest (14-18 years old) - 4/30
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
- 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.
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:
515 Canal St,
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN SEPTEMBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):
College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship - 9/1
Cameron Impact Scholarship - 9/13
Gates Scholarship - 9/15
Questbridge National College Match Scholarship - 9/26
Let’s Excel Scholarship - 9/30
Money Metals Exchange Scholarship - 9/30
Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship - 9/30
NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2019
SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN OCTOBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):
Create Real Impact Contest - 10/5
AES Engineering Scholarship - 10/6
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Scholarship - 10/15
College Jump Start Scholarship - 10/17
Horatio Alger Scholarship - 10/25
Drive Safe LA Contest - 10/25
*LOCAL* VFW Voice of Democracy Competition - 10/30
Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship - 10/31
National Rice Month Scholarship - 10/31
Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship - 10/31
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship - 10/31
NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2019
SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN NOVEMBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):
DAR Christopher Columbus Essay Contest - 11/1
Ron Brown Scholars Program - 11/1
Electric: Mobile Device IT Innovation Scholarship - 11/1
IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship - 11/1
*LOCAL* Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship - 11/5
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - 11/5
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - 11/13
Stokes Educational Education Scholarship - 11/15
STEM Scholarship Contest AVUHSD - 11/15
Maryknoll Student Essay Contest - 11/15
Bachus & Schanker LLC Scholarship - 11/30
NO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2019
SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN DECEMBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):
Dell Scholars - 12/1
Michelin - A Penny for a FREE RIDE Contest - 12/3
Women in Science Environmental Scholarship - 12/1
Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC Scholarship - 12/1
Look Twice….Save a Life Scholarship - 12/1
Stephen J Brady Scholarship - 12/1
Montana State University Presidential Scholarship - 12/6
The Science Ambassador Scholarship - 12/9
Youth Financial Literacy Scholarship - 12/14
Burger King Scholars Scholarship - 12/15
AXA Achievement Scholarship - 12/15
Edison Scholars Program - 12/16
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - 12/30
Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship - 12/31
The “No Sweat” Scholarship - 12/31
Marine ROTC Scholarship - 12/31
OppU Scholarship - 12/31
Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship - 12/31
NRA Civil Right Defense Youth Essay Contest - 12/31
Because College is Expensive Scholarship - 12/31
FIRE Free Speech Essay Contest - 12/31
Unigo 10k Scholarship - 12/31