Scholarships

General Scholarship Application Packet - This does not contain ALL Scholarships, but it does give you a good start. Complete the packet and return to Mrs. Wear and she'll keep it on file for you. Make sure you save your essay on a flash drive so you can tweak it for different scholarships/applications.

See Mrs. Wear in the Guidance Office to pick up the packet.
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Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: 
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

FREE Scholarship Search Website!  

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Another Great Site: www.studentscholarships.org

Top 10 Scholarship Tips:

  1. Apply only if you are eligible!  Read all of the scholarship requirements and directions carefully to make sure you're eligible before you send in your application.  Your application can't win if you're not eligible for the scholarship.
  2. Complete the application in full.  If a question doesn't apply, note that on the appilcation.  Don't just leave it blank.
  3. Follow directions.  Provide everything that is required, but don't supply things that aren't needed - you could be disqualified.
  4. Neatness counts.  Make several photocopies of all the forms you receive.  Use the copies as working drafts to develop your application packet.  Always type your application.  If you must print, do so neatly and legibly.
  5. Make sure your essay makes an impression.  The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific.  Include concrete details to make yyour experience come alive:  who, what, where, and when.
  6. Watch out for deadlines.  To help keep yourself on track, impose a deadline on yourself that is at least two weeks before the stated deadline.  Use this time to proofread your application before you send it off.
  7. Make copies before sending.  Before sending your application, make a copy of the entire packet and keep it on file in case your application goes astray.  Make sure your name (and social security number, if applicable) appears on each page of your application to ensure nothing is lost.
  8. Give it a final "once-over".  Proofread the entire application carefully.  Be on the lookout for mispelled words or grammatical errors.  Ask a friend, teacher, or parent to proofread it as well.
  9. Ask for help if you need it.  If you have problems with the application, call the funding organization and ask questions.
  10. Remember - your scholarship application represents you!  Your ability to submit a neat, timely, complete application reflects on you.  It's your face to this organization.  Take pride in yourself by submitting your best application.

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Essay Contests

AFSA National Scholarship Essay Grant
The AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Multiple awards are distributed each year.

Americanism Essay Contest
The Americanism Essay Contest is sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) National Committee on Americanism-Patriotism. The contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Entrants must be sponsored by a FRA member or by a chartered branch or unit.

Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest
The Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. The contest is open to all residents of the United States and Mexico, and also to US Citizens living abroad. Candidates should be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and age 19 or younger.

Maryknoll Essay Contest
The Maryknoll Student Essay Contest awards a scholarship in each division (grades 6-8, grades 9-12). MaryKnoll is a US-based Catholic mission movement. The essay contests are usually on religious topics.

School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship
The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship awards scholarships to five to students in grades 4-8 and five to students in grades 9-12. The essay topics focus on music.

Vegetarian Resource Group Association
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community.

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW). The audio essay contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12.

Ten private scholarships open to anyone

The Davidson Institute  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 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box.

The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest awards scholarships of $500-$10,000 to students who write a compelling essay on how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of conscience, rather than the dictates of polls.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program awards 50 scholarships of $20,000 and 200 scholarships of $10,000 each year to students with impressive academic and extra-curricular credentials.

The College Prowler “No Essay Contest” awards $2000 to a student in a random drawing every month, if you register on the site.

Nordstrom awards 80 scholarships of $10,000 over 4 years to students in states with store locations. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA or above, participate in community service and be applying for financial aid at their college.

Antique Trader holds a “Big Dig” essay contest each year and awards a $3000 scholarship to the winner.

Ayn Rand Novels gives 600 scholarships each year to winners of their essay contest.

Zinch gives away a $1000 scholarship each week in their 3 Sentence Essay Contest.

Dunkin Donuts awards over $2 million in scholarships each year to students in areas where they have franchises.

Lowes awards scholarships of $2500 each to students anywhere in the U.S.

Avoiding Scams

Remember when you are searching for private scholarships that you should NEVER pay a website or individual to “find” you private scholarships. Most are not scrupulous and deliver very little. Some of the best scholarship search engines are free at www.fastweb.com , www.collegeboard.com, and www.cappex.com.