SENIORS - Helping to find solutions for your Post Secondary Planning!

Your final year of high school is an exciting time full of decisions to make, classes to pass, activities to attend, and deadlines to meet.  The purpose of this site is to provide information to help you and your parents prepare for the choices and events facing you at this time.

You are going to spend lots of time and energy planning your future, so you will want to be sure that you are making the best choices. The personal goals you set today will have a long-range impact on your future.

There are many opportunities and questions at this turning point in your life.  Take advantage of the information here and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Congratulations! Have a fabulous and successful senior year!!

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION - Required for Federal financial aid and loans for all men !!!

If you're a male U.S. citizen, age 18 through 25, and are living INSIDE the United States or its territories, or if you have an APO/FPO address, you can register with Selective Service by filling out the form below and clicking on "Submit Registration."

REGISTER HERE: https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

If you are an immigrant male (documented or undocumented) living in the United States, age 18 through 25, you are required to register. You may submit your registration to the Selective Service by filling out the form above and clicking on "Submit Registration." Non-immigrant males living in the United States on a valid visa are NOT required to register.

If you are unable to register online, or you receive an error message, you will be directed to a registration form which you may print out, complete, sign, and mail to the Selective Service System.

EARLY SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION: Now, if you are a man who is at least 17 years and 3 months old, you may complete this form to submit your registration information. The information will be held on file and processed automatically when you are within 30 days of your 18th birthday, at which time we will mail confirmation to you.

This service is operational seven days a week. It is not available when system maintenance is scheduled from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., U.S. Central Time, Tuesday through Saturday. Please read this warning statement about false registration.

Current News

Finding a school and finding money

If you haven't already, now is the time to be selecting schools to which you would like to apply. Some more competitive schools will require earlier applications than others, for acceptance. Check the university or college's Admissions page for detailed information regarding applications timelines and requirements.

 

Also, to assist with paying for any additional training, this is a good time to sign up for one of the national scholarship search engines, such as FastWeb, as well as keeping an eye on this page for information on other possible scholarships.

Scholarships

Check this homepage often to learn of new scholarships that come available. They will be posted here in the very near future. Also, for current and upcoming scholarships, follow the "Scholarships" tab or sidebar menu to see general scholarship timeframes, requirements, & links to additional information and/or online applications.

 

NEW WEBSITE FOR LOCATING SCHOLARSHIPS

Based on previous student recommendation, FASTWEB.COM is still the number one choice for finding scholarship, however, another site SCHOLARSHIPS.COM which has yet to be tested appears to have over 2.7 million scholarships and grants available, worth over $19 Billion!!  It is highly recommended that you register for this website, as well as FASTWEB.

http://www.scholarships.com/

 

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

 

Castleford Local Scholarships ($250 to $500)

Click here for the application

Deadline: Spring Semester of Senior Year at Mr. Bostock's Office

These scholarships come from various sources within our community. Please fill out the application above and return to Mr. Bostock's office by Friday April 16th, 3:10p.m.

 

 

Castleford Men's Club "Dollars for Scholars" Scholarship ($600)

Click here for the application

Deadline: TBD

(ONLY STUDENTS ALREADY ATTENDING COLLEGE, UNIVERSITIES, OR TRADE SCHOOLS NEED TO FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION) The Castleford Men's Club offers this scholarship to all Castleford High School graduates. It is typically split into (2) dispersements, one at the start of the second semester of post-high school education/training, and another at the start of the 4th semester.

Requirements and where to forward documentation are listed on the application. You can also pick up this application at the main office of Castleford High School.

*note... Some schools vary and may be on tri-mesters, or year round schedules. For these instances, email Sherry Wells for more information on how to proceed with this application process.

 

 

Castleford Teacher Organization Scholarship ($500)

Click here for the application

Deadline: TBD

The Castleford Teacher Association is offering a scholarship to student's majoring in Education. In order to apply, you must be a "College-Level" sophomore or above, a Castleford High School graduate, and have a 3.0 GPA. Students may re-apply for this scholarship each year.

 

 

Neuhoff Communications & First Federal Academic All Star (Recognition)

Click here for the application

Deadline: TBD

"The  Academic All Star "  Student of the Week    continues  for the 2009-2010 school year.  Each week, KMVT TV will select  an  academic all star from the Magic Valley and feature that student during the Sunday 10pm late news.  This feature story will highlight the awarded student’s academic and extra curricular achievements.
 
Also, the awarded recipient’s school will receive a $100 scholarship check to be used for any academic purposes and an award plaque recognizing the winner, brought to you by First Federal and KMVT Television.

 

 

REGIONAL & NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

Green Deadline indicates that the scholarship is/has been open and available for application.

 

Alert Magazine ($500) - Deadline: (See Faq)

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program ($20,000) - CLOSED: 10-30-11

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation ($10,000 to $20,000) - CLOSED: 10-31-11

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ($1,000) - CLOSED: 11-01-11

Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($HUGE) Check this Site how NOW! - Deadline ((Varies))

FIRE's Freedom in Academia Essay Contest ($1,000 to $5,000) - CLOSED: 11-05-11

First Freedom Student Competition ($2,500) 9th -12th Grade - CLOSED: 11-14-11

(Seattle University) Sullivan Leadership Award (4 Year Full-Ride) - CLOSED: 11-15-11

SMART Scholarship (FULL Tuition and fees, $25K-$41K Cash Award, Health Insurance Reimbursement, $4,000 Book allowance, paid summer internship)- CLOSED: 12-01-11

Foreclosure.com Scholarship ($1,000 to $5,000) CHS GRADS ONLY - CLOSED: 12-01-11

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship ($4,000 - $60,000) - CLOSED: 12-02-11

AXA Achievement Scholarship ($10,000 to $25,000) - CLOSED: 12-01-11

Creative Communications Poetry Contest ($50) 3rd - 12th Grade - CLOSED: 12-06-11

TF Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Scholarship ($-Varies) - Deadline: 12-16-11

Burger King Scholars Program ($1,000 - $50,000) - Deadline: 01-10-12

Gates Millennium Scholarship (Varies - Huge - $30,000+) - Deadline: 01-11-12

Oh the Places You'll Go Scholarship - Writing Contest ($10,000) - Deadline: 01-11-11

Freedom Scholarship (All Fees, Tuition, & $1,000/yr for Books) - Deadline ((Varies))

Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholarship (All Fees, Tuition, & $1,000/yr for Books) - Deadline ((Varies))

Governor's Cup Scholarship ($12,000) - Deadline: 01-15-12

Promise Category A Scholarship ($12,000) - Deadline: 01-15-12

Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship  ($12,000) - Deadline ((Varies))

Promise Category B Scholarship ($1,200) - Deadline: 01-15-12

Minority At Risk Scholarship  ($12,000) - Deadline ((Varies))

NHS Scholarship Program  ($13,000) - Deadline: 01-20-12

Elks Legacy Award ($4,000) - Deadline: 02-01-12

Davidson Fellows Scholarship ($50,000) - Deadline: 02-01-12

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program ($20,000) - Deadline: 02-08-12

Idaho School Board Association Scholarship ($250 to $500) - Deadline: 02-10-12

(BSU) John and Joan H. Carley Scholarship (up to $12,000) - Deadline: 02-12-11

(BSU) Committee Awards  ($-Varies) - Deadline: 02-15-10

(BSU) Honors College plus Brown Honors ($ Full Tuition + Room & Board) - Deadline: 02-15-11

More than 1000 FFA Scholarships - 1 application ($-Varies) - Deadline: 02-15-11

University of Idaho ($20,000+) - Deadline: 02-15-11

USA Funds - Access to Eduation Scholarship ($6,000) - Deadline: 02-15-11

Creative Communications Essay Contest ($50) 3rd - 12th Grade - Deadline: 02-15-11

(Will Be available Late December) Best Buy ($1,000) 9th - 12th Grade - Deadline: 02-16-11??

Idaho Irrigation Equip Association Scholarship (Average Around $500) - Deadline: 02-18-12

PMT Foundation Scholarship ($2,000) - Deadline: 02-24-11

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program ($10,000) - Deadline: 02-28-11

Society of Women Engineers (approx. $2,000) - Deadline: 02-26-12

American Chemical Society Scholars Program (up to $15,000) - Deadline: 03-01-12

Opportunity Scholarship ($-Varies) - Deadline: 03-01-12

Idaho Power Academic Excellence Scholarship ($2,000) - Deadline: 03-01-11

D.L. Evans Bank Scholarship ($250) - Deadline: 03-01-12

Marriott Scholars Program (up to $36,000) - Deadline: 03-01-12

Richard G. Cortez Scholarship -Hispanic ($-Varies) - Deadline: 03-01-11

Idaho Association of Counties ($1,000) - Deadline: 03-04-11

The Sammy 2011 Award Program ($7,500) - Deadline: 03-04-11

FWAA Scholarship Program ($250-$1,000) - Deadline: 03-15-11

Goldmann Scholarship ($1,000 plus) - Deadline: 03-15-11

P.E.O Chapter S Scholarship ($-Varies) - Deadline: 03-15-11

Simek s Commerical Contest ($1,000) 11th - 12th Grade - Deadline: 03-15-11

MaxPreps Citizen Athlete Scholarship ($2500) - Deadline: 03-17-11

"ANTHEM" Essay Contest ($500-$2,000) 8th - 10th Grade - Deadline: 03-20-11

Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship ($-Varies) - Deadline: 03-18-11

Southern Idaho Assoc. of Educational Office Professionals ($250) - Deadline: 03-25-11

Odenza Marketing Scholarship ($500) 16 to 25 years old - Deadline: 03-30-12

A GPA Isn't Everything Scholarship ($1,000) - Deadline: 03-31-11

(Opens Early 2012) Buick Achievers Scholarship Program (up to $25,000) - Deadline: 03-31-11

College Prowler No Essay Scholarship ($2,000) - Deadline: 03-31-11

2011 GRHS Essay Contest ($1,000) 6th - 12th Grade - Deadline: 03-31-11

(Opens Mid Jan 2012) LULAC National Scholarship Fund ($1,000-$8,000) - Deadline: 03-31-11

New Threats to Freedom Contest ($5,000) - Deadline: 03-31-11

US BANK Internet Scholarship Program ($1,000) - Deadline: 03-31-12

(ISU) NSF S-Stem Scholarship Chemistry or Biochemistry ($40,000) - Deadline: 04-01-11

Idaho State Grange Scholarship ($400 - $600) - Deadline: 04-01-11

Nursing and Medical Assisting Associate's Degree Scholarship ($500) - Deadline: 04-01-11

Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation (Full Tuition Award) - Deadline: 04-01-11

WEMA - West End Men's Association Scholarship (up to $500) - Deadline: 04-01-11

West End Veterinary Clinic Scholarship ($-Varies) - Deadline: 04-01-11

Creative Communications Poetry Contest ($50) Kindergarten - 12th - Deadline: 04-05-11

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust ($15,000 in interest free loans) - Deadline: 04-09-11

Magic Valley Bank "Define Community Service" Scholarship - Deadline: 04-15-11

4-H O.M. Plummer Memorial Scholarship ($300 - $700) - Deadline: 04-15-11

College JumpStart Scholarship ($1,500) 10th - 12th - Deadline: 04-15-11

Community Council of Idaho Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($-Varies) - Deadline: 04-15-11

Holocaust Remembrance Writing Contest (up to $5,000) 9th -12th Grade - Deadline: 04-15-11

Families from the Field Scholarship ($3,500) - Deadline: 04-16-11

Negative Population Growth Scholarship Contest ($2,000) - Deadline: 04-22-11

Glambia Food Scholarship Program ($2,500) - Deadline: 04-26-11

"The Fountainhead " Essay Contest ($50 - $10,000) 11th - 12th - Deadline: 04-26-11

Sell Used Books College Essay Contest ($1,000) - Deadline: 04-30-11

Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship (Varies) - Deadline: 04-30-11

Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship ($5,000) - Deadline: 04-30-11

HENAAC Scholars Program -Hispanic (up to $8,500) - Deadline: 04-30-11

Magic Valley Dairy Days Scholarship ($300-$500) - Deadline: 04-30-11

Sharps Compliance Inc Scholarship Essay Contest ($1,500) - Deadline: 04-30-11

Junior Club of Magic Valley Leadership/Community Service ($350) - Deadline: 05-01-11

Dial My Dentist Scholarship ($1,000) - Deadline: 05-06-11

B. Davis Scholarship ($1,000) - 11th - 12th - Deadline: 05-27-11

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship ($2,5000) - Deadline: 06-01-11

Big Dig Scholarship ($3,000) - Deadline: 06-01-11

StudentScholarships.org Scholarship Program ($1,000) - Deadline: 06-01-11

A.P. & Louise Rouch Foundation Charitable Trust Scholarship ($2,400) - Deadline: 06-01-10

ICBC Scholarship ($1,000) - Deadline: 06-01-11

BigSun Scholarship ($500) - Deadline: 06-01-11

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship ($1,000) 11th - 12th - Deadline: 06-18-11

Castle Ink Green Scholarship ($2,500) 9th-12th - Deadline: 06-30-11

Financial Connects Literacy Scholarship ($1,000) 6th-12th - Deadline: 06-30-11

Migrant Farmer Baccalaureate Scholarship ($6,000) - Deadline: 07-01-11

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship ($1,000) - Deadline: 07-31-11

Southwestern Oregon Community College (Free Tuition for 3.75 gpa) - Deadline: ????????

Xerox Minority Scholarships ($1,000 to $10,000) - Deadline: 09-29-11*

Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program ($5,000) CHS GRADS ONLY- Deadline: 12-01-11

 

 

Detailed List

 

Alert Scholarship ($500)

http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php

Deadline: See Alert's Faq ( CLICK HERE )

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region. 2.5 GPA is required to enter this contest.

 

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program ($20,000)

https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/apply.cfm

Deadline: OCT 30th

104 $20,000 Scholarships will be Awarded
As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is the only major scholarship effort that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.

The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;
  • have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);
  • critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided);
  • involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
  • demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0)
  • be a United States citizen

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation ($10,000 to $20,000)

https://www.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=388

Deadline: OCT 31st

 

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

  • CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

APPLICANTS MAY NOT:

  • be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

1. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.

2. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists and notified by mail and email around December 1. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due by mid-January. Our Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February.

3. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.

 

 

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards  ($1,000)

http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/16676

Deadline: NOV 1st

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. Created in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the awards constitute the United States' largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteering. Over the past 13 years, the program has honored more than 80,000 young volunteers at the local, state, and national level.

If you are in grades 5-12 and are conducting a volunteer-service activity, you are eligible for the next annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. During the application period, which takes place at the beginning of every school year, you may apply online.

 

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($1,000-$10,000 OR MORE)

Scholarships available: http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=426O

Online Application: https://apply.hsf.net/applications/

Which Scholarships are currently available: http://www.hsf.net/innerContent.aspx?id=426

Deadline: VARIES

Scholarships for students of hispanic origin who are planning to enroll in either a (2) or (4) year program.  Filling out one HSF online application is required and the system will tell you which scholarships programs you qualify for. 3.0 GPA required for main scholarship, although you may be able to apply for more scholarships.

 

 

FIRE's Freedom in Academia Essay Contest  ($1,000 to $5,000)

http://thefire.org/takeaction/students/essaycontest

Deadline: NOV 5th

FIRE is offering their first "Freedom of America" high school student essay contest. This is an exciting opportunity for seniors in your school to practice, develop, and hone their writing and research skills, with the chance to win a $5000 or $2500 college scholarship. This competition is open to all high school seniors.

 

 

First Freedom Student Competition Essay Contest  ($2,500) 9th -12th Grade

http://www.firstfreedom.org/education/students.html

The online student registration deadline is November 14, 2011. The video upload deadline and postmark deadline for mailing the essay or video and its accompanying materials is November 26, 2011

The First Freedom Center announces the 19th annual First Freedom Student Competition. This national essay and video contest offers 9th - 12th grade students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the First Amendment and the history and implementation of religious freedom and freedom of conscience in American democracy and the world today.

TOPIC: Is the free exercise of religion adequately protected in America's public schools today? Please answer this question in the following way:

1. Select a person and/or group in your community, state or region whose present or historical rights to free exercise in the public schools are accommodated or, on the other hand, challenged by the public schools. Be specific in your description of the claim and the circumstances. (Private, parochial and home-school examples may also be utilized as illustrations of an individual or group response to First Amendment law.)

2. Identify how this particular claim is a part of the broader narrative of the right to freedom of religion, conscience or belief in the United States.

Use legal and historical analysis to analyze and evaluate this type of claim. Reference academically respected sources that give hearing to more than one side of this debate, and sources that give background on the basis for differing interpretations.

 

 

(Seattle University) Sullivan Leadership Award (4 Year Full-Ride)

http://www.seattleu.edu/sullivan/Default.aspx?id=31934

Deadline: NOV 15th

Applicants must submit the following documents by November 15, 2011 to be considered for the Award:

Application for Admission to Seattle University

  • Common Application 2011-12 First-Year Application, including Secondary School Report and one Teacher Evaluation**
  • Seattle University Supplemental Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Official high school transcript, including a listing of senior-year coursework to be completed
  • ACT or SAT scores (these must be received by November 15 to be considered for the Award; we cannot await results from the November 2011 administration of the SAT)
  • $50 application fee (or fee waiver from the high school counselor)

Application for the Sullivan Leadership Award

  • Sullivan Leadership Award Application Form.
  • A letter of application from the applicant to the Selection Committee describing the applicant’s experiences and interests as they relate to any three of the following program values. Please limit the letter of application to one page, single-spaced.

               Leadership              Service              Social Justice     
                    Community              Spirituality       Global Awareness 

  • A  resume of service and leadership experiences. This may include experiences in student government, athletics, the arts, religious service groups, community service and part-time employment. It is appropriate to note service and education abroad experiences here as well. Awards, special recognitions and honor society memberships should be included. Please follow the format and instructions given on the resume example. 
  • An essay discussing a vision of leadership, where the writer does not reference himself or his accomplishments but instead reflects on a specific concept of leadership. The Leadership Essay serves as a sample of the applicant’s thinking and writing skills. The Personal Essay written for the Common Application will not satisfy this essay requirement; Sullivan Leadership Award applicants will need to submit both the Common Application Personal Essay and the Sullivan Leadership Essay. Please double space the Leadership Essay and limit it to two pages.
  • Two letters of recommendation that note the objectives of the Sullivan Leadership Award and address the applicant’s record of service and leadership. These references must be specific to the Award criteria and at least one should come from a teacher or counselor**.

 

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship ($10,000 to $25,000)

http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Deadline: DEC 1st

State Winners

Fifty-two winners – one from each state, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico – are selected by our nonprofit partner, Scholarship America, to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each.

National Winners

From the pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. This brings the top AXA Achievers total scholarship awards to $25,000 each. These top ten also receive the offer of an internship with AXA.

Our scholarships winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

 

 

SMART Scholarship (FULL Tuition and fees, $25K-$41K Cash Award YEARLY, Health Insurance Reimbursement, $4,000 Book allowance, paid summer internship).

Website: http://smart.asee.org/

Application: http://smart.asee.org/apply_

Deadline: DEC 1st (by 5:oo PM EST)

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply:

• Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
• Biosciences
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
• Computer and Computational Sciences
• Electrical Engineering
• Geosciences
• Industrial and Systems Engineering   (technical tracks only)
• Information Sciences
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
• Nuclear Engineering
• Oceanography
• Operations Research   (technical tracks only)
• Physics

A SMART Program Participant is not permitted to accept another major award, including simultaneous remuneration, scholarship, funding, or grant, from a source outside SMART. A major award is defined as:

a. funding from any other federal scholarship, fellowship, grant or funding source excluding federally funded student loans and/or salary supplement provided by DoD agencies to Retention Participants; or
b. any single or combination of scholarships, fellowships, grants, or other support or promises of support valued above $5,000 per academic year.

Participants are responsible for obtaining prior written approval from the SMART Program Office before accepting any funding or support outside the Program.

Participants may accept funds under the Montgomery GI Bill, the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, and the Survivors' and Dependants' Educational Assistance Program. SMART does not impose any monetary limitation on the funds that a Participant may accept from these particular programs. Participants may accept public and/or private loans.

Participants are generally not permitted to accept employment outside the Program. Upon prior written approval from the SMART Program Office, a Participant may accept a position as a teaching assistant or research assistant if the activity directly and substantially contributes to the participant's academic progress. Other employment may be authorized on a limited basis in the discretion of the SMART Program Office. Participants are not permitted to work more than 16 hours per week. The SMART Program Office reserves the right to limit the number of hours worked and/or revoke authorization for outside employment if, in the opinion of the SMART Program Office, the work negatively impacts the Participant's grades or ability to fulfill the terms of the service agreement.

Participants must comply with SMART policies and procedures as well as the terms of the Service Agreement SMART 2008 Service Agreement (Please note this is the 2008 agreement and future agreements are subject to change).

 

 

Forclosure.com Scholarship ($1,000 to $5,000) CHS GRADS ONLY

http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship

Deadline: DEC 1st

All college students, graduate students, law students and incoming freshman for the 2010 school year are invited to apply by submitting an article. This year's topic is "How to solve the foreclosure crisis."

Essay Topic: You've acquired $150,000 in cash to be used specifically for a distressed real estate purchase. Outline a detailed strategy that ensures the maximum return on investment, whether it's in terms of financial profit or personal satisfaction ... or both.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2011

Requirements: Minimum 800 words, Maximum 2,000

Awards: Five winners will be selected

  • Top prize $5,000
  • Second through fifth place
    will receive $1,000 each

 

 

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship ($4,000 - $60,000)

http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

Deadline: DEC 2nd

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2012 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will notify the 500 national finalists by email in late February 2012. To be eligible for an award, national finalists will be required to submit a secondary application online. The national finalists will also be required to mail their Student Aid Report to the ENF. These applications are due March 23, 2012

 

 

Creative Communications Poetry Contest ($50) Kindergarten - 12th

http://www.poeticpower.com/poetry.php

Deadline: DEC 9th

This is a terrific opportunity to showcase your writing skills and creativity. There is even the possibility of being published.

Rules:

1. Students must be in school (public, private or home school) in the United States or Canada.
2. Students can enter on their own or have a parent or teacher make their entry.
3. All entries must be in English and be the original work of the student.
4. Students can be in grades K-12 for the poetry contest.
5. You can write on any appropriate subject (No pro-violence, pro drugs, etc)
6. Poems cannot be over 21 lines of text (blank lines between stanzas are not counted).
7. Do not double space your entry.

 

 

Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerse Agribusiness Scholarship (Varies)

APPLICATION

Deadline: DEC 16th

Students must be pursuing an agricultural curriculum at an Idaho institution.

 

Gates Millennium Scholarship   (Varies but HUGE... can be over $30,000)

https://nominations.gmsp.org/GMSP_App/

Deadline: JAN 11th (11:59 p.m. EST)

The Foundation seeks to increase the number of African-American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans and Hispanic-American students enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs since the future of our nation's economy, democracy, and quality of life is dependent upon a diverse generation of future leaders in the United States.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2012 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities(Recommender Form) by the deadline

 

 

Freedom Scholarship   (All Tutition, housing, and $1,000/yr for books)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: Varies

The Freedom Scholarship provides a waiver of fees plus up to $500 per semester for books in addition to on-campus housing and subsistence to children of Idaho citizens determined by the federal government to have been prisoners of war, missing in action, or killed in action or died of injuries or wounds sustained in action in southeast Asia, including Korea, or who shall become so hereafter, in any area of armed conflict in which the United States is a party.

Awardees must attend an Idaho public college or university and meet all requirements for regular admission. Educational benefits shall not exceed a total of thirty-six (36) months or four (4) nine (9) month periods.

Please review the Freedom Scholarship Idaho statute to determine if you are eligible to apply. This statute can be found at here.

If you feel you qualify under these guidelines, contact the State Board for Education office and we will guide you through the Freedom Scholarship application process. (Dana Kelly phone: 208-332-1574 or Email:dana.kelly@osbe.idaho.gov)

 

 

Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholarship   (All Tutition, housing, and $1,000/yr for books)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: Varies

Dependents of full-time Idaho public safety officers employed in Idaho and who were killed or disabled in the line of duty are eligible to attend an Idaho postsecondary institution with a full waiver of fees. The scholarship also covers the costs of books, equipment and supplies, up to $500 per semester. In addition, on-campus housing and a campus meal plan are provided to the dependents

Please review the Freedom Scholarship Idaho statute to determine if you are eligible to apply. This statute can be found at here.

If you feel you qualify under these guidelines, contact the State Board for Education office and we will guide you through the Freedom Scholarship application process. (Dana Kelly phone: 208-332-1574 or Email:dana.kelly@osbe.idaho.gov)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this application will be provided in alternate form upon request.

 

 

Governor's Cup Scholarship   ($12,000)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: JAN 15th

The Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship provides approximately 12 awards to Idaho high school seniors planning to attend an Idaho college or university.

The number of awards is conditional on the availability of funds. Awards will be available to scholars pursuing academic and professional-technical education. The $3,000 award is renewable for up to four years for academic scholars, and for the term of the chosen program, up to three years, for professional-technical students.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Idaho
  • Be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school
  • Enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university (and take the ACT or SAT if you enrolling in an academic program)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • High consideration for selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Documentation of volunteer work, leadership, and public service is required.

 

 

Promise Category A Scholarship  ($12,000)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: JAN 15th

The Robert R. Lee Promise Category A Scholarship provides approximately 25 new scholarships each year to academic scholars and professional-technical students. The award is $3,000 per year, renewable up to four years for academic programs and for the term of the professional-technical program, up to three years.

Category A Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Effective for the 2007-2008 academic year, be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school or its equivalent.
  • Enroll as a full-time student in an academic or professional-technical program at an eligible Idaho college or university

Academic applicants must also:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above and an ACT score of 28 or above
  • Enroll as a full-time student in an academic program at an eligible Idaho college or university. For a list of eligible majors please see the Higher Education in Idaho 2008 publication (pages 34-35).

Professional-technical applicants must also:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above and take the COMPASS test (reading, writing and algebra scores required.
  • Enroll as a full-time student in a professional-technical program at an eligible Idaho college or university. For a list of eligible programs please see the Higher Education in Idaho 2008 publication (page 40-41).

 

 

Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship  ($12,000)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: Varies

Administered by the Idaho State Board of Education for the purpose of helping Idaho School Districts place qualified Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, and Native American teachers in classrooms where they can serve as role models/mentors to help advance the academic achievement of traditionally underserved minority students through:

  • Scholarships
  • Mentoring
  • Instructional Support

Goals/Objectives

The Grow Your Own Teacher Program is intended to provide a career ladder for Idaho school district employees and volunteers to complete requirements for:

  • An associate and/or baccalaureate degree in education with a bilingual or ESL endorsement. (OR)
  • Native American students preparing to teach in school districts with a significant Native American student population

Amount: Up to $3,000 for full-time students (The award for part-time students is based on the number of credit hours and the fee charged to part-time students at the participating college or university.)

Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of qualified students attending:
Boise State University
College of Southern Idaho
Idaho State University
Lewis-Clark State College
For more information, please contact the College of Education at the participating school that you plan to attend.

 

Promise Category B Scholarship ($1,200)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: JAN 15th

TBeginning in the 2001-2002 academic year, all freshmen entering an eligible Idaho college or university for the first time and who graduated from an Idaho high school or its equivalent may be eligible to receive the Robert R. Lee Category B Scholarship.

The Robert R. Lee Promise Category B Scholarship will provide approximately $300 per semester for up to four semesters. Institutional matches may be available at some schools. The Robert R. Lee Promise Category B Scholarship is limited to four semesters and to first-time freshmen students who are younger than 22 years of age as of July 1 of the year in which they are applying. Students must successfully complete at least 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Category B Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Idaho and have completed secondary school or its equivalent in Idaho
  • Have at least a 3.0 high school GPA or an ACT score of 20 or above
  • Be enrolled in and complete at least twelve semester credits for the first time in the 2001-2002 or subsequent academic years and
  • Be under the age of 22 prior to July 1 of the year of the award

Amount of Award: Up to $1,500 per year, renewable for up to four years.

Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Idaho and have completed secondary school or its equivalent in Idaho
  • Have at least a 3.0 high school GPA or an ACT score of 20 or above
  • Be enrolled in and complete at least twelve semester credits for the first time in the 2001-2002 or subsequent academic years and
  • Be under the age of 22 prior to July 1 of the year of the award

For further details on eligibility and Program Administration please see the following links Statute and Rules

Eligible Idaho colleges and universities are:

Boise State University

Idaho State University

Lewis-Clark State College

University of Idaho

College of Southern Idaho

North Idaho College

Eastern Idaho Technical College

College of Idaho

Northwest Nazarene University

BYU Idaho

College of Western Idaho

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this application will be provided in alternate form upon request.

 

 

NHS Scholarship Program ($13,000)

http://www.nhs.us/scholarshipsandawards/nhsscholarshipprogram.aspx

Deadline: JAN 20th

NASSP, the parent organization of the National Honor Society, has awarded the NHS Scholarships since 1946, providing more than $10 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. Now in its 66th year, the program provides $200,000 annually in scholarship awards. State finalists receive $1,000 scholarships. State winners receive $1,500 scholarships, regional winners receive $3,000, and the national winner receives a $13,000 award.

Only active chapters can submit nominations.  Please search for active chapters here. Advisers: If your school does not appear in the search, go here for information regarding submitting adviser changes and renewal forms. You may also contact the membership department (membership@nhs.us or 800-253-7746... option 4 to check chapter status.

NHS Advisers: Login is required to access the scholarship nomination materials. Please login here.

Eligibility

The National Honor Society Scholarship program is a nomination process. Students cannot apply directly to NHS and nomination forms cannot be sent to students or parents by the national office. Nomination procedures must be obtained through the high school NHS Chapter Adviser.

Only currently affiliated NHS Chapters may participate in the program. Members [students] who are seniors in good standing are eligible to be nominated by their chapters to compete in the NHS Scholarship Program. The phrase, "seniors in good standing" is generally taken to mean 12th graders who are continuing to meet the standards by which they were selected and who are up-to-date on their chapter obligations.

Chapters may nominate between two to five seniors from their chapter to compete. The number of nominees per chapter is based on graduating class size. Small schools (1-100) may nominate two seniors

 

 

Minority At Risk Scholarship  ($12,000)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: Varies

The Idaho Legislature established the Minority and  "At-Risk" Student Scholarship to assist talented students who are "at-risk" of failing to obtain a college education because of  their cultural, economic or physical circumstances. The awards range up to $3,000 a year for a maximum of four years.

Minority and "At-Risk" Scholarship Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Idaho 
  • Be a graduate of an Idaho high school 

You must also meet three of the following five criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be disabled
  • Be a migrant farm worker or the dependent of a migrant farm worker
  • Have substantial financial need
  • Be a member of an ethnic minority historically underrepresented in higher education in Idaho (Native American, Afro–American, Hispanic–American decent)

For further details on eligibility and program administration please see the following links: Statute and Rules

Eligible Idaho colleges and universities are:

Boise State University

Idaho State University

Lewis-Clark State College

University of Idaho

College of Southern Idaho

North Idaho College

Eastern Idaho Technical College

College of Idaho

Northwest Nazarene University

BYU Idaho

College of Western Idaho

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this application will be provided in alternate form upon request.

 

 

Burger King Scholars Program ($1,000 - $50,000)

http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html

Deadline: JAN 10th

Eligibility:

Students may apply from public, private, vocational, technical, parochial and alternative high schools throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Applicants must be high school seniors who:

  • Be residents of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2012-13 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

 

 

Elks Legacy Awards ($4,000)

http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm

Deadline: FEB 1st by 12pm (online application only)

Who is Eligible

  • Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2009, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2009, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2012. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  • The applicant must be a high school senior.
  • The applicant must apply online only.
  • If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
  • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value.
  • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
  • Applicants must take the SAT or the ACT by December 31, 2011.

 

 

Davidson Fellows Scholarship (up to $50,000)

http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows/?gclid=CNOim6Hp_KwCFQVvhwoduAkQSA

Deadline: FEB 1st

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

Eligibility
  To be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants must:  

  • Be 18 or younger as of October 4, 2012
  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty.
  • There is no minimum age for eligibility.
  • The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at or close to the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level. See Project Criteria below.

Davidson Fellows must be available to attend, with at least one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in October 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Travel expenses and lodging will be provided by the Institute.)

 

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program (up to $20,000)

http://www.act.org/kfcscholars/

Deadline: FEB 8th

KFC is looking for high school seniors with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance, demonstrated financial need and who want to pursue a college education at an accredited public institution in the state they reside.

The KFC Colonel's Scholars Program is about you, your dreams and aspirations, and the perseverance to succeed. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC Colonel's Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor's degree program.

Criteria for Application:

  • Graduating from high school this academic year (between 12/1/2011 and 8/31/2012)
  • Enrolling in a public (state-funded) college or university within your state of legal residence (start date no later than 9/30/2012)
  • Earning a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate financial need

 

Idaho School Board Association Scholarship ($250 to $500)

http://www.idsba.org/node/88

(ADOBE READER REQUIRED)

Get ADOBE READER by clicking HERE if needed!!

Deadline: FEB 10th (application materials must be received by ISBA by this date!!)

Each year at convention the Idaho School Boards Assocaition Foundation hosts the Past President's Auction benefiting the scholarship trust. Trustees from around the state donate items to be auctioned off. Scholarships are awarded to the children and grandchildren of current or past Idaho trustees in their senior year.

Eligibility
• Children and grandchildren of Idaho public schools trustees or of charter school governing board members, past or present, are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
• The parent or grandparent (not great-grandparent) must be an active board member or must have previously served 3 years or longer.
• Applicants for the 2012 Scholarship Program must be a senior who is graduating (or plans to graduate) from an Idaho public high school prior to September 1, 2012. The student should be planning to enroll in a postsecondary educational institution.

Selection of Recipients
• Scholarship recipients will be selected on the following basis:
• Academic Achievement
• Citizenship
• Leadership
• Extra Curricular Activities
• Goals Essay
• Recommendations (3)

 

(BSU) John and Joan H. Carley Scholarship (up to $12,000)

http://cobe.boisestate.edu/students/files/2010/11/Carley-application-FY12.pdf

(ADOBE READER REQUIRED)

Get ADOBE READER by clicking HERE if needed!!

Deadline: FEB 12th

This is an exciting scholarship opportunity for graduation seniors who are considering pursuing higher education in a business-related field at BSU. Students wishing to be considered must apply for admission to BSU prior to applying for this scholarship. (http://admissions.boisestate.edu/apply/)

 

 

(BSU) Committee Awards  ($ - Varies)

http://financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships/FreshmenTransfer.shtml

Deadline: FEB 15th

The following scholarships are awarded by the Boise State Scholarship Committee. No application is necessary, you will be considered based on your admission information which must be received by February 15th : Edna Allen Scholarship , Atkinson/Hemingway Scholarship** , Elsie M. Altrusa Buck Scholarship** , John Lynn Driscoll Jr. Scholarship** , Benefactor Scholarship , BSU Bookstore Scholarship , Laura Moore Cunningham** , Dean's Scholarship** , Decade 50's Fund , Bessie Elfring Memorial Scholarship , Helen M Farrer Memorial Scholarship , Gem Scholarship , GEM HT Scholarship , Roger Green Scholarship , Edna Jones Memorial Scholarship , McBirney Scholarship , Governor's Brunch for Scholars , Aurora Perry Memorial Scholarship , Presidential Scholarship** , Kristi Quong Memorial** , Weisenberger Memorial , Whitehead Memorial , Welcome Club of Treasure Valley** , Warren & Mabel Swendsen Scholarship , Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

** Indicates Idaho residents only

 

 

(BSU) Honors College plus Brown's Honors Scholarship (Full fees + room & board)

http://www.boisestate.edu/honors/scholarships.shtml

Deadline: FEB 15th

What is the Honors College?

The Honors College at Boise State University provides talented, highly motivated undergraduate students with a challenging curriculum and a variety of co-curricular activities. Open to students from all academic majors, the honors College offers students the personalized attention of a small liberal arts school while drawing upon the resources of a large metropolitan university. The specific benefits of participating in the Honors College include:

  • Innovative courses
  • Close contact with faculty
  • Individualized academic counseling
  • Extended Library privileges
  • Camaraderie among students with similar interests
  • Special social activities
  • Recognition at graduation
  • Enhanced career opportunities
  • Priority Registration

What grades do I need to enter the Honors College?

Entrance requirements for incoming freshmen are a high school GPA of at least 3.50 and an ACT composite score of 27 or higher (or SAT total score of 1200 or higher).

Are scholarships available for honors students?

In addition to the various types of financial aid available to all Boise State students through the Financial Aid Office, honors students are eligible for a variety of honors scholarships. Prospective honors students are especially encouraged to apply for a Brown Honors Scholarship. Brown scholars receive a package of full fees plus room and board that is renewable for four consecutive years by maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA.

For more information on application procedures and deadlines:

Contact:

Honors College
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho 83725-1125

Office: (208) 426-1208
Fax: (208) 426-1247

E-mail: rhughes@boisestate.edu

 

 

Best Buy ($1,000) 9th -12th Grade

https://bestbuy.scholarshipamerica.org/

Deadline: FEB 16th

1200 Scholarships will be given this year. This scholarship is sponsored by the Best Buy Children's Foundation, and is open to students currently in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, who are planning to attend an accredited U.S. or Puerto Rico college or vocational school after high school graduation. Scholarships are awarded to students who volunteer time to their communities, excel in academics, and participate in extra curricular activities. The application must be completed electronically online; no paper applications will be accepted.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Be students currently in grades 9-12 living in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate commitment to and involvement in community volunteer service or work experience.
  • Following high school graduation, plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico. Applicants who are current high school seniors must enroll no later than fall 2011. Applicants who are in grades 9-11 must plan to enroll no later than the fall term following high school graduation.
  • Have never been selected as a Best Buy @15 recipient.

Award Criteria

  • Selection of recipients will be based on solid academic performance and exemplary community volunteer service or work experience. Consideration may also be given to participation and leadership in school activities. Financial need is not considered.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only and are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender or disability.
  • The authorized distribution for awards will not exceed $1.2 million. Up to 1,200 scholarships of $1,000 each will be granted.
  • Awards are one-time only and are not renewable. Previous recipients may not reapply for another award.

 

 

Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association Scholarship (Average Around $500)

http://www.idahoirrigationequipmentassociation.org

Deadline: FEB 18th

The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association awards scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the following or related fields:

  • Irrigation Equipment Sales and Design
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Irrigation and Design
  • Irrigation Parts Inventory Control
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Power Machinery Engineering
  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Agricultural Education
  

In 2011, the I.I.E.A. awarded $13,000 to 22 students and since 1980 has given more than $313,000.  Scholarship applications are available at www.idahoirrigationequipmentassociation.org or a member of the Idaho Irrigation Equipment.

 

 

More than 1000 FFA Scholarships - 1 application ($ - Varies)

APPLICATION: https://scholarshipapp.ffa.org/OnlineApps/welcome.aspx (read & login @ top of page)

Deadline: FEB 15th

Each year the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants.

Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, SAE, community service, leadership skills and academics.

Attention Non-members!

Cargill, DEKALB, Land O'Lakes, Monsanto and Rose Acre Farms scholarships are available to non-members. FFA has one online application for both members and non-members. Applicants will be directed to the appropriate questions based on membership response.

 

 

Oh the Places You'll Go Scholarship - Writing Contest ($10,000)

http://www.seussville.com/OTPScholarship/

Deadline: JAN 15th - POSTMARKED!!

ESSAY QUESTION:
Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! delivers an important message about the chances and the troubles that life presents. Thinking about the book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, what kinds of opportunities and challenges do you think your education will present in the future? Compositions are judged by their technical merit. We are looking for writing with a strong, clear voice by authors who are original, creative, and draw clear connections back to Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. Compositions should answer the question fully.

Rules:

1. You must be a high school senior.
2. Your original literary composition must be submitted in personal letter format.
3. All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than one page (200 words) with a minimum font size of 12 point.
4. Include your name and the title of your entry at the top of your submission.
5. No handwritten entries
6. No photos or drawings.
7. Entries must be mailed in a flat 9" x 12" envelope with your application stapled to the front of your composition.
8. You may submit only one entry to the competition.
9. Foreign language submissions and previously published or awarded material will not be accepted.
10. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ORIGINAL WORKS. NO PLAGIARISM; NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

 

 

University of Idaho ($20,000+)

http://www.uidaho.edu/apply

Deadline: FEB 15th

Automatically considers students for all merit-based university scholarships when you submit and Application for Admission that is complete with transcripts and test scores. That’s it.  The University of Idaho offers more than $85 million in scholarships and other financial assistance annually.   They say, “No searching for scholarships, simply visit the website http://www.uidaho.edu/apply”.

 

Go Idaho! Program $6,000+

The University of Idaho consistently attracts the State of Idaho’s best and brightest graduating seniors. With the Go Idaho! program, residents will join the top academic freshman class of any public university in the state. This exciting four-year program guarantees at least $1,500 per year in scholarship funds to entering freshmen who meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Graduating senior with a 3.5 GPA from an accredited Idaho high school
  • Idaho resident entering direct from home school or non-accredited high schools with a 25 ACT or 1140 SAT
  • 3.0 University of Idaho GPA for renewal
  • Apply for admission by February 15


Presidential Scholars $12,000

Students who think beyond the expected thrive at the University of Idaho. This guaranteed scholarship of $3,000 per year for four years is available to top graduating seniors from the across the West, the nation and the world. Minimum qualifications:

  • 3.5 high school GPA and 30 ACT or 1340 SAT
  • 3.0 University of Idaho GPA for renewal
  • Apply for admission by February 15


Achievement Scholarship

This one-year award is given to those applicants who are at the top of their class. Minimum qualifications:

  • $1,500 for freshmen with a 4.0 high school GPA or class rank of 1
  • $1,000 for freshmen with a 3.8 high school GPA
  • Apply for admission by February 15


Leadership Scholarship $2,000

In addition to producing leaders, we attract them. This scholarship of $1,000 per year for two years is guaranteed to seniors who are presidents of their senior class, student body or school honor society. Minimum qualifications:

  • 3.0 high school GPA
  • 2.8 University of Idaho GPA for renewal
  • Apply for admission by February 15

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)  ($ Varies)

The only way to lead the West is to attract the best students from across the West. Students from these western states may be able to attend Idaho for less than their in-state options, saving more than $40,000 over five years guaranteed. All majors at University of Idaho qualify. Students who meet these qualifications will automatically be awarded a WUE scholarship:

Freshmen

  • 3.0 high school GPA and 20 ACT or 950 SAT
  • 2.0 University of Idaho GPA for renewal

Transfers

  • 2.80 transfer GPA and 14 or more transferable semester credits or 21 quarter credits
  • 2.0 University of Idaho GPA for renewal
  • Pursuing first bachelor’s degree

 

 

USA Funds - Access to Eduation Scholarship ($6,000)

http://www.usafunds.org/scholarship

Deadline: FEB 15th

USA Funds® will award up to $1 million in scholarships to students with economic need through USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships®.
Eligibility requirements:

  • Plan to enroll or are enrolled in full- or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate  or professional degree coursework at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. GED recipients also are eligible. Students must plan to enroll or be enrolled beginning with the fall 2010 term through Feb. 1, 2012.
  • Have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less, as documented on a 2010 federal 1040 income tax return on which the applicant is claimed as a federal tax exemption.
  • Are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. Students studying in the U.S. on an F1 visa are not eligible. Eligible noncitizens must be permanent U.S. resident aliens with a Green Card or refugees with a Departure Record (Form I-94) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services showing one of the following designations:
    • Refugee.
    • Asylum granted.
    • Alien paroled into the U.S. for at least one year.
    • Alien granted a stay of deportation due to fear of persecution on account of race, religion or political opinion.
    • Conditional entrant (if I-94 was issued before April 1980).

 

 

Creative Communications Essay Contest ($50) 3rd - 12th Grade

http://www.poeticpower.com/essay.php

Deadlines: FEB 15th

This is a terrific opportunity to showcase your writing skills and creativity. There is even the possibility of being published.

Rules:

  1. Essays must be no longer than 250 words.
  2. Each essay must have an original title.
  3. Students can only enter one essay per essay contest.

 

 

PMT Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)

http://www.pmt.org/scholarship.php

Deadline: FEB 24th

will award three $2,000 scholarships to
graduating seniors who intend to continue his/her education at a two (2) or four (4) accredited
college, trade school or university. The major criteria are the student’s academic record,
demonstrated achievement and/or leadership and answers to questions on the application form.

Applications must be delivered to the PMT Twin Falls office by FEBRUARY 24TH, 2011.

 

 

Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program ($10,000) Ages 12-18

http://www.girlsgoingplaces.com/home

Deadline: FEB 28th

This annual Guardian initiative is designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Guardian awards prizes to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and are making a difference in their schools and communities. Every year, prizes totaling $30,000 are granted to three top winners and 12 finalists to further their entrepreneurial pursuits or save for college.

 

 

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program (up to $15,000)

APPLY BY CLICKING HERE

Deadline: MAR 1st

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service. If you are an African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior pursuing a college degree in a chemically related field, such as chemical sciences or chemical technology, you may be eligible.

High School Students must submit the following:

  • Application Form
    Application Form for New Applicants
    (students who have not yet started an application this year)
    Returning Applicants
    (students who have started and not yet completed their application this year)
  • Official transcript or grade report (most recent)
  • ACT or SAT score report
  • Two letters of recommendation
    We require at least one recommendation from a chemistry instructor or someone who is familiar with your work in science.
    *Recommenders may email letters to scholars@acs.org, or students may send original, sealed letters by mail.
  • Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR)
    This form is provided to you after you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA). Information on the form is kept confidential.

 

 

D.L. Evans Bank ($250)

http://www.dlevans.com/personal/students/scholarships.html

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Deadline: MAR 1st

D. L. Evans Bank is pleased to award eight (40) $250 scholarships at each of the following universities to qualifying students for the fall semester: Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, and College of Idaho.

CRITERIA:
• Student must be graduating from a Mini-Cassia, Magic Valley, Treasure Valley, Wood River Valley, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and surrounding area schools.
• The student must be a full time student and attend the Fall Semester.
• Preference will be given to students majoring in finance, business, or economics; however, all other majors will be considered.
• The student must demonstrate academic progress with a minimum 2.0 GPA (3.0 GPA if applying to Boise State University) from high school studies completed at the time of application.

TO APPLY:
Complete the application; attach a high school transcript, and a statement expressing why you should be considered as a candidate for the D. L. Evans Bank Scholarship.

 

 

Opportunity Scholarship   ($12,000)

http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Deadline: MAR 1st

Please follow these two easy steps to ensure you have accurately applied for the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship:

  1. Fill out the FAFSA by or before March 1 (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)
  2. Complete the online Idaho Opportunity Scholarship Application no later than March 1

The demand for a well qualified, well educated workforce was just one of the driving forces behind the creation of Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter’s "Opportunity Scholarship." This scholarship is designed to be a last dollars mechanism; meaning that a student must apply for federal financial aid and have a self or family contribution element before they would be eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship.

Eligibility:

To qualify applicants must:

  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho)
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid, FAFSA, prior to March 1 of each year at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Accept all federal grant aid that is made available
  • Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at an eligible Idaho college or university, and maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes at their institution. See program rules for more details.

Idaho Power Academic Excellence Scholarship ($2,000)

http://www.idahopower.com/pdfs/newscommunity/Community/scholarshipAcademicExcellence.pdf

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Deadline: MAR 1st

Provides ten annual student fee/tuition grants for graduating high school students who live within Idaho Power's service area. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 GPA (grade point average). The $1,000 annual grants are conditioned upon the recipients enrollment at an accredited Idaho or Oregon college, university or vocational-technical school. Recipients may renew their scholarship annually, up to three times.

 

 

Marriott Scholars Program -Hispanic (up to $36,000)

http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.156/default.asp

Deadline: MAR 1st

The Marriott Foundation will award grants of up to $500,000 annually to HCF and UNCF in support of scholarships for students pursuing degrees within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary and food and beverage fields. Eligible Hispanic and African American students can apply for renewable scholarships of up to $9,000 annually in tuition support for up to four years.

Eligibility Criteria:
•Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
•Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico.
•Be an upcoming freshman or sophomore for the 2012-2013 school year, including students who will transfer from a community college to a four-year school as a freshman or sophomore for the 2012-2013 year.
•Plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student during the 2012-2013 school year in a hospitality management or culinary program.
•Plan to pursue a degree within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food beverage field.
•Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Required Documents:
•Official transcript- Uploaded by March 1
•Proof of citizenship status- Uploaded by March 1
•Essay- Submitted online by March 1
•Letter of Recommendation- Submitted online by March 1
•Resume- Submitted online by March 1

 

Richard G. Cortez Scholarship -Hispanic ($-Varies)

http://www.hbaonline.org/documents/hbascholarshipapp.pdf

Deadline: MAR 1st

The Hispanic Business Association (HBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of educational opportunities for Hispanic students. Since 1993, the HBA has awarded over $245,000 in scholarships to over 300 students from
Idaho and Eastern Oregon for the purpose of pursuing post secondary degrees.

General Requirements
1. Academic performance, minimum eligibility of a 2.5 GPA.
2. U.S. Citizen or permanent resident for at least one year and of Hispanic descent.
3. Documents to be submitted with this scholarship application:
• Two letters of recommendation.
• Official copy of the most recent transcript (high school or college, whichever is applicable).
• List of extracurricular activities and work history in a resume format.
• Essay.

 

 

Society of Women Engineers (approx. $2,000)

Application: http://www.swiswe.org/scholarships.html

Deadline: FEB 26th

The Southwest Idaho SWE section offers scholarships to females from Idaho entering their freshmen year of college in engineering or an engineering-related field. Scholarships are approximately $2000 and recipients are selected based on the quality of a written essay as well as academic acheivements. Teacher's reference is required.

 

 

Idaho Association of Counties ($1,000)

APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND HERE (Word Doc)

Deadline: MAR 4th

(note: they must receive this scholarship by 3/4/11 so mail it at least a week early)!!

Seven scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to eligible children of county employees working more than 20 hours per week and the children and grandchildren of county elected officials by the Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship Fund on behalf of the members of the Idaho Association of Counties. Recipients MUST attend any Idaho college, university, or vocational/technical school full-time for the 2011-2012 academic year and be enrolled in either an academic or a vocational eduation program leading towards a degree or certification.

 

 

The Sammy 2011 Award Program ($7,500)

http://www.bodybymilk.com/sammy_scholarship.php

Deadline: MAR 4th

America’s Milk Processors (the folks who bring you the “got milk?” Milk Mustache campaign) and USA TODAY are pleased to announce the 14th annual “Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year” The SAMMY 2011 Award program recognizes outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12 from high schools throughout the contiguous United States. An athlete from your high school could be one of the 25 winners who will each receive the following:

  1. $7,500.00 scholarship
  2. An invitation for winners, parents and /or guardians to attend a SAMMY 2011 awards weekend at Walt Disney World.
  3. An opportunity to be pictured in a special congratulatory Milk Mustache ad in June 2011.

From now until March 4, 2011 teachers, coaches, principals, guidance counselors, athletic directors, parents and relatives are encouraged to nominate a scholar athlete for the SAMMY 2011 Award. Additionally, all high school seniors are allowed and encouraged to nominate themselves for the SAMMY 2011.

 

 

FWAA Scholarship Program ($250-$1,000)

http://www.fwaa.org/accounts/fwaa/data_documents/64/files/2011fwaascholarshipapplication.pdf

Deadline: MAR 15th

The Far West Agribusiness Association scholarship program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate undergraduate students with a chance to pursue their educational goals in college. There will be two separate selection pools, one for graduating high school seniors and one for current college students. Scholarships are one year in length and will be awarded in $250 increments, not to exceed $1000 per student.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any full-time student from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Nevada, and is pursuing an undergraduate degree from a college or university in the United States.

Each application must include the following:

• Completed Application
• Three Letters of Recommendation from Non-Relatives
(1 academic, 1 supervisor, 1 character reference)
• Copy of Transcripts (official transcripts are required if selected for award)
• Professional Résumé (no more than 2 pages)
• 500-Word Essay focusing on the following topic:

"What are my responsibilities as an American to strengthen agriculture's positive impact on our society in the eyes of fellow citizens?"

Please mail the completed application packet to the below address

Far West Agribusiness Association
College Scholarship Program
111 E. Magnesium Rd, Suite C
Spokane, WA 99208

Inquiries may be made by calling FWAA office at 509.465.5055 or by emailing scholarships@fwaa.org.

 

 

Goldmann Scholarship ($1,000)

APPLICATION IS HERE

Deadline: MAR 15th

The Alois and Marie Goldmann Scholarship was established in 1997 by Mary and George Freund in honor of George’s grandparents who perished at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust.  The purpose of this scholarship is to promote a greater understanding of the Holocaust among high school students in Idaho.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a senior at a high school or home school within the state of Idaho.
  • Plan to attend an institution of higher learning in Idaho during the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • Must submit a completed “Student Application Form” AND write an original essay or research paper according to specific guidelines.

 

 

P.E.O Chapter S Scholarship ($-Varies)

See Mrs. Clark for Application

Deadline: MAR 15th

The P.E.O. International is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to helping woman achieve or advance their educational goals.

The requirements for this scholarship are as follows:

  • Young woman who are seniors in either a Buhl or Castleford school
  • Are planning to continue their education in academics or vocational training at a school of higher learning
  • Are a United States citizen

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Presentation of application
  • Leadership
  • Community Service
  • GPA
  • Financial Need
  • School Activities

 

 

Simek s Commerical Contest ($1,000) 11th - 12th Grade

http://www.simeks.com/scholarship-contest

Deadline: MAR 15th

The Simek s Commercial Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and college students with at least one year of study remaining. To enter, you must film a unique and creative commercial, of 30 seconds or less, and upload it as a video response to Simeks' scholarship YouTube video.

 

 

Maxpreps Citizen Athlete Scholarship ($2,500)

http://www.maxpreps.com/events/citizenathlete/default.aspx

Deadline: MAR 17th

MaxPreps and the Army National Guard are pleased to announce the second annual Citizen Athlete program. This program is designed to encourage outstanding citizenship from high school student athletes. The awards are based on four main areas of life: community service, academics, athletics and school involvement. While the recipients of this award may not be the often-heralded MVP on their athletic team, they are MVPs in life… making a positive difference in all they do. Ten winners will be selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship! The program has two parts: nomination & voting.

Nomination:
Anyone can submit a nomination for any 2010-11 high school athlete on MaxPreps. To get started, click on "Start the Nomination Process" above. You must be logged in (if you aren't a member, becoming one is easy and free; click here). Nominations will be accepted through March 17, 2011.

Voting:
After the ten Citizen Athletes have been announced on April 12, 2011, come back and vote for your favorite male and favorite female. The winners will be crowned National Citizen Athlete and earn their schools an extra $500 for their outstanding citizenship.

 

 

Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship ($ - Varies)

http://scholarships.csi.edu/applications/IdahoFarmBureauScholarship.pdf

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Deadline: MAR 18th

NOTE - IGNORE THE MARCH 23rd DEADLINE ON THE APPLICATION. IT IS INCORRECT. YOU CAN USE THIS APPLICATION, JUST BE SURE TO GET IT IN NO LATER THAN MARCH 18th!!

Must be a member of the Farm Bureau to apply, or you can become a member for $45 and apply for this scholarship.

Applications should be returned to: Idaho Farm Bureau, PO Box 1788, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303 (or) 2732 Kimberly Rd, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

 

 

Ayn Rand "ANTHEM" Essay Contest ($500-$2,000) 8th -10th Grade

http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/Anthem.aspx?theme=blue

Deadline: MAR 20th

First Prize:  $2,000
5 Second Prizes:  $500
10 Third Prizes:  $200
45 Finalists:  $50
175 Semi-Finalists:  $30

Select ONE of the following three topics:

  1. Contrast Equality’s view of morality at the end of the novel to the morality exemplified by his society’s institutions, practices, and officials.

  2. Anthem’s theme is, in Ayn Rand’s own words, "the meaning of man’s ego." Explain the ways in which the characters and story in Anthem illustrate this theme.

  3. To fully control a man, dictators must not only enslave his body, but also destroy his mind. Discuss how the leaders and society in Anthem seek to accomplish this tyrannical end.

 

 

Southern Idaho Assoc. of Educational Office Professionals ($250)

See Mrs. Clark for Application

Deadline: MAR 25th

This scholarship is designed to assist business education students who wish to continue their education and pursue a secretarial/clearical career, perferably in the educational field. There are a number of number of requirements and things which need to be completed. See application for the details. Also a one page essay on "Why I am choosing an office-related career or vocation".

Must be postmarked no later than March 25th, 2011.

 

 

Odenza Marketing Scholarship ($500) 16 to 25 years old

http://www.odenzascholarships.com/marketingscholarship.php

Deadline: MAR 30th

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship, you must:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30, 2012

B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30, 2012 deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

E) Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

The scholarship winner will be announced on or around June 1, 2012 and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on March 30, 2012. No late applications will be reviewed.

 

 

A GPA Isn't Everything Scholarship ($1,000)

http://www.cappex.com/page/account/quickApply.jsp?scholarshipID=gp&code=FW_32

The A GPA Isn't Everything Scholarship is available to students planning to attend college. You must be a US citizen and a high school student, GED recipient or current college student. You must demonstrate a strong record of extracurricular, leadership and/or volunteer activities to be eligible for this award.

 

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program (up to $25,000)

http://www.buickachievers.com/

Deadline: MAR 31st

Announcing the new Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. We're looking to help students who have succeeded both inside and outside the classroom who may not be able to attend college without
financial assistance. Those driven to make a difference today, and lead, tomorrow.

We encourage applicants who:
1. will be enrolling for full-time study as first-time freshmen at a 4-year college or university
2. plan to major in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business
Administration, Finance, Marketing, or Design
3. are interested in a career in the automotive or related industries

 

 

College Prowler No Essay Scholarship ($2,000)

https://collegeprowler.com/scholarship/apply.aspx?source=fw

Deadline: MAR 31st

We know you re busy and we know that times are tough. That s why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education- related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months.

 

 

GRHS Essay Contest ($1,000) 6th - 12th Grade

http://www.grhs.org/youthn/youth.html

Deadline: MAR 31st

The 2011 GRHS Essay Contest is open to middle school students (sixth through eighth grade), high school students and full-time undergraduate university/college students. The subject of the paper must be related to German-Russian history, heritage or culture and must be the contestant's original work. A contestant does not need to be of German-Russian heritage to enter the contest. Previous contestants are encouraged to enter each year; however, resubmission of previously judged work is not permitted.

 

 

LULAC National Scholarship Fund ($1,000-$8,000)

http://lnesc.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={3AEDB506-F425-4E58-B9F6-44867E2FD943}

Deadline: MAR 31st

Run completely at the local, grassroots level, the LNSF is coordinated nationally by LNESC.  We bring together local fund raising efforts with corporate partners to provide over $750,000.00 in scholarships to all levels of degree-seeking students each year. Three types of scholarship awards are available:

  1. National Scholarship Achievement Awards - The student has a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and, if the student is an entering freshman, the student scores 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test
  2. Honors Awards - The student has a GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and, if the student is an entering freshman, the student scores 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test.
  3. General Awards - Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, emphasis may be placed on the individual’s motivation, sincerity, and integrity, which can best be revealed through a personal interview and in the personal essay. Need, community involvement, and leadership activities will also be considered.

 

 

New Threats to Freedom Essay Contest ($5,000)

http://newthreatstofreedom.com/contests/

Deadline: MAR 31st

The New Threats to Freedom Essay Contest is open to students pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. To be considered for the short form contest, you must submit a three to five minute video, or a 300 - 500 word response to one of three videos provided, which discuss topics in the book, New Threats to Freedom. For the long form contest, you must submit a 2000 - 3000 word counter argument to one of three essays that appear in New Threats to Freedom.

 

 

US BANK Internet Scholarship Program ($1,000)

http://www.usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html?ecid=EM_1443&WT.mc_id=r1443&original_ref=

Deadline: MAR 31st

Forty $1,000 scholarships! Our Internet Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors (graduating in the 2011-2012 school year) and college undergraduates. Winners will be selected at random.

In order to be eligible for the U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program, a student must be:

  • A high school senior planning to enroll in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program;
  • Enrolled by September 2012;
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident alien.

 

 

(ISU) NFS S-Stem Scholarship Chemistry or Biochemistry ($40,000)

http://www.isu.edu/scholar/forms/NSF-S-STEMapp.pdf

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Deadline: APR 1st

This scholarship is for students pursuing a major of either Chemistry or Biochemistry at Idaho State University. The scholarship is awarded in the amount up to $10,000 a year, renewable for 4 years. You must be a full-time student.

All students must complete this application and include two letters of recommendation providing insight into your personal character, potential, motivation and ability to successfully complete a rigorous chemistry program. One reference must be from a Chemistry faculty member and a second from a Math or Science faculty member.

A double-spaced essay is required on a separate piece of paper describing why you want to study chemistry at Idaho State University and ultimately pursue a career in chemistry or biochemistry.

 

 

Jim Poore Memorial Scholarship Fund ($ - Varies)

http://www.idcomfdn.org/pdf/other/2010%20Jim%20Poore%20Scholarship%20Brochure.pdf

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Deadline: APR 1st

The purpose of the Jim Poore Memorial Scholarship is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education goals for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for and an interest in writing. - Preference will be given to students planning on attending or currently attending Jim Poore’s alma maters, University of Idaho or Boise State University.

 

 

Nursing and Medical Assisting Associate's Degree Scholarship ($500)

http://degreedirectory.org/pdf/nursing_scholarship.pdf

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Deadline: APR 1st

To provide financial assistance to students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees and certificates related to Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology, and Radiologic Technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:

This scholarship program is open to students pursuing Nursing and Medical Assisting associate’s degrees and certificate programs. High school students enrolled in a Nursing or Medical Assisting associate’s program next year are also eligible to receive the award. Bachelor and graduate students do not qualify. A wide range of degree programs will be considered including but not limited to:

Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history. Financial need is not considered.

TO APPLY:

Please follow the steps below

  1. Download the PDF application
  2. Open the application with Adobe Acrobat Reader
  3. Complete all the required information
  4. Click File -> Save As
  5. Name your file Lastname-Firstname-scholarship.pdf ie. For John Smith, Smith-John-scholarship.pdf
  6. Submit it via email to assoc-nurs-scholarship@degreedirectory.org

 

 

Idaho State Grange Scholarship ($400 - $600)

http://www.idahostategrange.org/index_files/Page388.htm

Deadline: April 1st

Must be a Granger or child or grandchild of a granger, or a person recommended by a Grange member, who will be attending an accredited college or technical school in Idaho. A high school senior must have a 3.0 GPA or better upon graduation from high school. A college student must also have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.

 

 

Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation (Full Tuition Award)

Webpage: http://www.idahosaberfoundation.org

Application:http://www.adaclubs.org/ILSF_Saber_Scholarship_2011.pdf

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Deadline: April 1st

The Saber Foundation is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve higher education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students. This is a full tuition scholarship to a public post-secondary school in Idaho with a maximum limit of $5000.00 per year. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities. Applicants must be accepted and enrolling or enrolled in a school of post-secondary
education in Idaho to be eligible.

Qualifications

  • Submit a complete application packet by April 1st, 2011.
  • Must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress (as formally defined by the institution) toward the student’s program objective (degree, diploma, or certificate).
  • Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 and above.
  • Be a high school student in Idaho and/or be attending an institution (university, college, vocational/technical or other) in Idaho.
  • Have demonstrated leadership in school, community and/or other service organizations that promote, enhance or strengthen diversity.
  • Live in Idaho and of Hispanic/Latino descent

 

 

WEMA - West End Men's Assocation ( up to $500)

See Mrs. Clark for Application

Deadline: April 1st

Must be planning to attend a college, university or technical school in Idaho! Must be a graduating senior in the West End of Twin Falls County, or adults from the West End who are presently attending a college, university, or technical school in Idaho. Priority given to students enrolling in Agriculture or Ag-related programs of study, HOWEVER, frequently there are no applicants for these AG or AG-RELATED scholarships, so you are encouraged to apply!! Financial Need is considered a priority as well as neatness, completeness and coherency of the application!!

 

 

West End Veterinary Clinic Scholarship ($-Varies)

See Mrs. Clark for Application

Deadline: April 1st

Must be planning to attend a college, university in Idaho, pursuing a degree in the field of Biological Science (i.e., Health Care, Pre-Medicine, Animal Sciences, Education).

 

 

Creative Communications Poetry Contest ($50) Kindergarten - 12th

http://www.poeticpower.com/poetry.php

Deadline: April 5th

This is a terrific opportunity to showcase your writing skills and creativity. There is even the possibility of being published.

Rules:

1. Students must be in school (public, private or home school) in the United States or Canada.
2. Students can enter on their own or have a parent or teacher make their entry.
3. All entries must be in English and be the original work of the student.
4. Students can be in grades K-12 for the poetry contest.
5. You can write on any appropriate subject (No pro-violence, pro drugs, etc)
6. Poems cannot be over 21 lines of text (blank lines between stanzas are not counted).
7. Do not double space your entry.

 

 

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust ($15,000 in interest free loans)

http://www.evaleeschwarztrust.org

Deadline: April 9th

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education provides interest - free loans to undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need. You must be a U.S. citizen, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,293 or less and attend school in the state in which you reside (some exceptions apply). You must also have an outstanding combination of standardized test scores (ranking in the top 10 percent of scores nationally) and grades. Law students are not eligible to apply.

 

 

College JumpStart Scholarship ($1,500) 10th - 12th

http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/

Deadline: APR 15th

To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and be able express your goals for getting a higher education.

 

 

Community Council of Idaho Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($ - Varies)

http://communitycouncilofidaho.org/hispanic_scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

This is a terrific opportunity to showcase your writing skills and creativity. There is even the possibility of being published.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a Resident of Idaho
  • Pursue an academic course of study
  • Be a College Freshman in 2011
  • Be of Hispanic Origin
  • Not have received CCIdaho Hispanic Scholarship
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA in any prior years

 

 

Holocaust Remembrance Writing Contest (up to $5,000) 9th -12th Grade

http://holocaust.hklaw.com/2011/index.asp

Deadline: APR 15th

WRITING PROMPT and WORD COUNT: Students responding to this year's writing contest should study the Holocaust and then, in an essay of no more than 1,200 words: (a) analyze why it is vital that the remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust be passed on to a new generation; and (b) suggest what young people can do to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today.

 

 

4-H O.M. Plummer Memorial Scholarship ($300 - $700)

http://www.4h.uidaho.edu/default.aspx?pid=114298

Deadline: April 15th

Each year the Oregon Community Foundation offers a scholarship to an Idaho 4-H member who has participated in livestock showing or judging beyond the county level and this scholarship may be applied to the cost of a school of the applicants choice.   Applicants must be a senior in high school, a member of a 4-H livestock club and have taken livestock projects for at least 3 years.  The amount of the scholarship has varied from $300 - $700 in recent years.  Download the application above. Completed applications must include an achievement story, a transcript and a photo.  Applications are due postmarked by April 15, 2011.

 

 

Magic Valley Bank "Define Community Service" Scholarship ($500)

See Mrs. Clark for Application

Deadline: April 15th

Students with a 2.5 GPA and a record of good standing in both school and community, are encouraged to complete the appliation above and design an advertising campaign or submit a 500 words (or less) essay, that represents their idea of community service. Ads may be created free-hand or electronically and becomes the property of the Bank for possible future advertising. Submit 2 references

 

 

Families from the Field Scholarship ($3,500)

http://scholarships.csi.edu/applications/CUNIScholarshipApplication.doc

Deadline: APR 16th

Known as the Campesinos Unidos de Idaho scholarship, this is specifically for hispanic Idaho and Eastern Oregon residents who are or have been farm workers and who will be a college student during the 2011-2012 school year may apply. 

 

 

Negative Population Growth Scholarship Contest ($2,000)

http://www.npg.org/2011scholarship.html

Deadline: APR 22nd

The Negative Population Growth Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. You must submit a three- to five-point plan to educate the freshmen legislators of the 112th Congress about what can be done to slow, halt and reverse todays out-of-control population growth. Submissions must be between 500 and 750 words. You must also be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this award.

 

Ayn Rand "The Fountainhead " Essay Contest ($50-$10,000) 11th - 12th Grade

http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue

Deadline: APR 26th

First Prize:  $10,000
5 Second Prizes:  $2,000
10 Third Prizes:  $1,000
45 Finalists:  $100
175 Semi-Finalists:  $50

Select ONE of the following three topics:

  1. After the Stoddard trial, Dominique Francon marries Peter Keating. Given her love for the integrity of Howard Roark's buildings and person, why does she do this? What is she seeking from the marriage? How does her action of marrying Peter relate to her deeper convictions and conflicts?

  2. In dynamiting Cortlandt Homes, Howard Roark breaks the law. What is his moral and philosophical argument for the rectitude of his action?

  3. Choose the scene in The Fountainhead that is most meaningful to you. Analyze that scene in terms of the wider themes in the book.

 

 

Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship ($5,000)

http://www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php

Deadline: APR 30th

The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship is open to currently enrolled high school seniors or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award, you must be a U.S. citizen, be under 25 years of age and answer both of the following two essay questions: in under 1000 words, "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" and in under 500 words, describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions.

 

 

HENAAC Scholars Program -Hispanic (up to $8,500)

http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/henaac/scholars/docs/2011HENAACScholarsApplication.pdf

Deadline: APR 30th

The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship is open to currently enrolled high school seniors or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award, you must be a U.S. citizen, be under 25 years of age and answer both of the following two essay questions: in under 1000 words, "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" and in under 500 words, describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions.

Basic Scholarship Requirements:
• Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities
• Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors
• Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
• Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the Fall 2011 semester
• Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and
activities in the Hispanic community
Each Scholarship Recipient Will Receive:
• A scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $8,500
• Listing and photo in the HENAAC Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine
• Press Release on Great Minds in STEM website: www.GreatMindsinSTEM.org
• Transportation support to the HENAAC 2011 Career Conference and Awards Show.
• Recipients will be awarded at the HENAAC Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena
Vista, Florida on October 6-9, 2011.
• Recipients MUST attend the conference to receive the scholarship.
Application Must Include:
• Completed application form
• A 700 word essay:
Please describe your career aspirations. How do you believe you will achieve them and how do you plan to
enhance the mission and vision of Great Minds in STEM? (For the Great Minds in STEM mission and vision
statement, please visit the website at: www.greatmindsinstem.org.)
• Current resume
• One letter of recommendation from a fellow student or a fellow member of a campus or community organization
• One letter of recommendation from a college advisor, MEP Director, Dean or faculty member
(if a high school senior, letter may be written by an advisor or faculty member)
• Official transcript with the official seal of your college or high school.

 

 

Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship (Varies)

http://www.idcomfdn.org/pdf/other/Crapo_Application.pdf

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Deadline: APR 30th

The Mike Crapo Math and Scholarship Fund was established by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo and
provides scholarships to benefit Idaho students pursuing a degree in math or science at a higher
education institution within the state.

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Limited to residents of Idaho
    • Students must be majoring in math or science (including, but not limited to, the area of engineering)
    • Limited to students enrolled as a full-time student at the freshman level (first year) at a public or private four-year college or university in the state of Idaho
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for all class work prior to the application.
    • Note: Non-traditional students who have not been enrolled in a higher education institution for a period of three years shall be exempt from the cumulative GPA requirement for the first semester (or quarter) of the scholarship.
    • All students must maintain stated grade point for the first semester (or quarter) in order to receive a subsequent distribution.

     

     

    Glambia Food Scholarship Program ($2,500)

    http://www.glanbiausa.com/dsp_patrons_scholarship.cfm

    Deadline: APR 26th

    The Glanbia Foods Scholarship Program was established to encourage the children of our Patrons to continue their educational training beyond the high school level.

    Applicants are eligible for the Glanbia Foods, Inc. Scholarship Program if they are:

    • Sons or daughters of Glanbia Foods Patrons who have a minimum of one year of service with the company.
    • Graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

     

     

    Magic Valley Dairy Days Scholarship ($300-$500)

    http://wendellchamberofcommerce.org/dairy_days_schlolarship_application

    Deadline: APR 30th

    Guidelines

    • Scholarships are awarded to Magic Valley Students for use at Idaho colleges, universities, and vocational schools without regard to age, sex, marital status, race, or religion.
    • Scholarships are awarded from funds raised in conjunction with Wendell Chamber of Commerce sponsored events.
    • An independent selection committee consisting of Wendell business, education, and community members selects recipients based on the applicant’s community service activities, educational aims, goals, and needs. Extracurricular activities are also considered.
    • Scholarships must be used within one year after they are awarded.

     

     

    Sharps Compliance Inc Scholarship Essay Contest ($1,500)

    http://www.sharpsinc.com/scholarship.htm

    Deadline: APR 30th

    The Sharps Compliance, Inc. Scholarship Essay Contest is open to students in the U.S. and Canada who are pursuing a health - related field of study. To be considered, you must submit a 1250 - to 1500 - word essay that describes the measures that you believe could have been taken to prevent a real - life accidental needle - stick injury that you have researched, as well as future needle - stick injuries.

     

     

    Sell Used Books College Essay Contest ($1,000)

    http://www.sellusedbooks.com/sell-used-books-college-essay.htm

    Deadline: APR 30th

    Entries must be submitted on or before April 30, 2011 to qualify. One Grand Prize Cash Winner and two (2) Runner-Up Winners will be announced on or before June 1, 2011.

    To enter, submit a short essay on the topic "Why I should win this scholarship."

    Essay Rules:

    • Essays must be between 300-500 words.
    • Essays must be submitted through the SellUsedBooks.com online form.
    • Open to college or university students 18 and older who are legal residents of the United States.
    • SellUsedBooks.com employees and their relatives are not eligible to win.
    • Students may enter only once per scholarship period.
    • All submitted essays become the property of MyBookDrive, Inc.
    • Winning essays will appear on the SellUsedBooks.com website, along with the author's name

     

    Junior Club of Magic Valley Leadership/Community Service ($350)

    Download Application Here (WORD)

    Deadline: MAY 1st

    The Junior Club of Magic Valley is a women’s service organization dedicated to performing volunteer work to improve the social, economic, cultural and civic conditions within our community.  As a way to show our support for a young woman who also exemplifies these ideals, this scholarship will be awarded based on the level of community service and school/community leadership demonstrated.  Lesser consideration will also be given to financial need and academic achievements.

    Eligible applicants: A female, graduating senior of a Magic Valley high school who is pursuing higher education at a technical school, 2 year college or 4 year college.  The successful applicant will have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

    Please submit your completed application and high school transcript no later than May 1, 2011 to: 2011scholarship@juniorclubmv.com

     

     

    Dial My Dentist Scholarship ($1,000)

    http://www.dentalmarketingplans.com/scholarships.php

    Deadline: MAY 6th

    Dial My Dentist is proud to award scholarships to deserving students that will be attending College or University in the Fall of 2011.  Our scholarships have been generously donated each year by our loyal clients.  The primary goal of the program is to reward students who can demonstrate, through an essay, that they understand the value of an education.

    To be eligible for our company scholarship you must be between the ages of 16 and 20.  Note that your age is based on the date of the deadline.  The deadline for the scholarship will be 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on May 6, 2011.

    To be Eligible you:

    A) Must be between the ages of 16-21 on May 6, 2011

    B) Must be attending a College or University in the Fall of 2011

    C) Must be a resident of the United States or Canada

    D) Must complete the application form, including the essay prior to the deadline

     

     

    B. Davis Scholarship ($1,000) - 11th - 12th

    http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

    Deadline: MAY 27th

    • This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
    • There is no age restriction
    • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
    • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
    Discuss, in less than 1000 words, what you consider to be the single most important societal problem of our day? Why?

    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

     

     

    Big Dig Scholarship ($3,000)

    http://www.antiquetrader.tv/studentscholarship.php

    Deadline: JUN 1st

    Interesting Essay Contest between 500-1000 words. Check it out!

     

     

    Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship (up to $10,000 )

    http://www.antiquetrader.tv/studentscholarship.php

    Deadline: JUN 1st

    Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:

    1. Visual painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
    2. Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
    3. Media-film video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
    4. Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
    5. Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.

    **Letter of Recommendation is very important and should adress the quality of both the applicant and the entended project.

     

     

    StudentScholarships.org Scholarship Program ($1,000)

    http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarshipprograms.php

    Deadline: JUN 1st

    This Scholarship Program is provided by StudentScholarships.org, which offers Free Online Scholarship Matching Services to students of all ages. Since early 2003, we have provided students with timely updates on thousands of new scholarship programs nationwide. Our Scholarship Program is available to any student that is 21 years or under, as of June 1, 2011.

    Essay: What College or University Course are you most looking forward to taking? and Why?
    * Ensure that your response is between 250-500 words. No Exceptions

     

     

    A.P. & Louise Rouch Foundation Charitable Trust Scholarship ($2,400)

    See Counselor for Application

    Deadline: JUN 1st

    Consideration for this scholarship includes financial need, scholastic ability, and career goals of the applicant. Will need to provide a letter (outlined in the application), two letters of recommendation, and a complete official transcript.

     

     

    ICBC Scholarship ($1,000)

    http://www.icbclawyers.ca/scholarships/131/scholarships.php

    Deadline: JUN 15th

    Eligibility:

    1. A student must be currently attending school at the high school or post secondary level.

    2. A student must be between the ages of 17-21 on June 15, 2011.

    3. A student must be a resident of the United States or Canada.

    4. A student must complete the application form no later than midnight on June 15, 2011.

    5. Prior to receiving the award, a student must demonstrate that he/she has been successfully accepted and registered at the school of his/her choice.

    6. A student must answer to the best of their ability all of the questions found on the application form.

    Note that the course of study a student chooses will not be taken into consideration.  As long as you meet the above requirements, you are considered eligible.

     

     

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship ($1,000) 11th-12th

    http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

    Deadline: JUN 18th

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.
    What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by universitiesor other educational facilities? Of these, which means the most to you?
    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

     

     

    BigSun Scholarship ($500)

    http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

    Deadline: JUN 23rd

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

    Who is eligible?

    All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

    How to Apply
    Please send us a short essay answering the following question:

    What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What have you done to contribute to them?

     

     

    Castle Ink Green Scholarship ($2,500) 9th-12th

    http://www.castleink.com/_ink-scholarship.html

    Deadline: JUN 30th

    The Castle Ink - Green Scholarship is available to all high school and college students. You must write, design, draw, or otherwise produce an inspirational post message about recycling, along with a link to Castle Ink's website, on your website or social networking page. To be be considered, you need to drive as many people as you can to visit your page and then click - through on the link.

     

     

    Financial Connects Literacy Scholarship ($2,500) 9th-12th

    http://www.netliteracyalliance.org/financial-connects-contest/

    Deadline: JUN 30th

    The "Financial Connects" Financial Literacy Scholarship Award is available to students in grades six through 12 and college undergraduate and graduate students. To be considered, you must create an original two to three minute financial literacy video or interactive game that promotes financial literacy and correlates with the Department of Education s financial literacy standards. A one paragraph proposal is required with your submission. You may participate individually or as a team associated with a nonprofit or school.

     

    Migrant Farmer Baccalaureate Scholarship ($6,000)

    http://www.migrant.net/migrant/sch-mfb.htm

    Deadline: JULY 1st

    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt.

     

     

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship ($1,000) 9th-12th grade

    http://www.gkscholarship.com/

    Deadline: JULY 31st

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is open to ninth through twelfth grade high school students, college students, and graduate students who are legal U.S. residents. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months. You must submit a 250 - word personal statement to be considered for this award. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or any related educational expense.

     

     

    Xerox Minority Scholarships ($1,000 to $10,000)

    http://www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx

    Deadline: SEPT 29th (postmarked on or before)

    Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. They must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following technical fields:

    • Chemistry
    • Information Management
    • Computing & Software Systems
    • Material Science
    • Printing Management Science
    • Laser Optics
    • Physics
    • Material Science
    • Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, or Software)

     

    Southwestern Oregon Community College (Free Tuition)

    http://www.socc.edu/index.shtml

    Deadline: Contact College for Details 1-800-962-2838 ext 7636

    Southwestern is located in Coos Bay on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. SOCC does not charge out of state tuition and they also offer free tuition to those high school students graduating with a 3.75 or higher GPA. Over 50 different areas of study are available, ranging from pre-engineering and pre-med, to manufacturing technology and nursing.

     

    Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program ($5,000) CHS GRADS ONLY

    http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship

    Deadline: Dec 1st

    The Foreclosure.com Scholarship is available to currently enrolled undergraduate students. To be considered, you must submit an 800 - 1200 - word essay on the following topic: "You've acquired $150,000 in cash to be used specifically for a distressed real estate purchase. Outline a detailed strategy that ensures the maximum return on investment, whether it's in terms of financial profit or personal satisfaction, or both." The best five plans will be sent to the U.S. Department of Education.

     

     

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