Toyota Community Scholars Program - awards 100 renewable scholarships valued at $10,000 and $20,000 over four years to outstanding high school seniors. Applicants should have a gpa of 3.0 or better, be active in school programs, and recognized as a leader by his/her peers and instructors. The nominee must also have initiated or be actively involved in a service program that addresses a school or community need. Interested students should fill out an application (available in Guidance) and return it to us by November 20, 2006. From these applications, one nominee will be selected for submission by Glenn.
Gates Millenium Scholars - established to provide scholarships to 1,000 low-income African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans and Hispanic Americans in any discipline. Applicants must have a 3.3 gpa, demonstrated leadership abilities, and significant financial need (meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria). Scholarship amount will be determined on the basis of the applicant's financial need. Applications may be submitted online to www.gmsp.org or by paper copy by January 12, 2007. Paper copies available in Guidance.
NC Teaching Fellows Scholarships - for those seniors who desire to pursue a career in education. 500 scholarships in NC given each year worth $26,000 each. Criteria include SAT scores of 900+, writing sample, interview, commitment to teaching. Applicants MUST have taken an SAT this past spring OR plan on taking it on October 14 to apply. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline is October 20, 2006.
AXA Achievement Scholarships - sponsored by AXA Foundation and US News & World Report. 52 national scholarships, one to each state, will be awarded to students who are well-rounded, committed to making a difference, and have demonstrated achievement. Students will have to describe, in detail, an outstanding achievement they have accomplished in a non-academic activity or project. Paper copies available in Guidance or get one at www.axa-achievement.com. Postmark deadline is December 15, 2006.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program - for academically competitive seniors who are heavily involved in school and community activities. Criteria to be considered include leadership, civic activities, academic achievement and motivation. Awards between $10,000 and $20,000; 250 scholarships awarded. Apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org, then click on "apply online." Students must apply online. October 31, 2006 deadline.
U.S. Senate Youth Program - two students from each state will be awarded a week's internship on government and the US Senate, plus a $5,000 scholarship. Selection is based on the outstanding ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership as elected or selected high school student officers of the 2006-2007 school year. Any Junior or Senior is eligible if they are currently serving as a student body officer, class officer, or Student Council representative. Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Fishel by September 29, 2006.
Engineering Scholarships - sponsored by the SAE Foundation. Numerous scholarships available for those students interested in studying engineering or a related science (math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science). Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $10,000. High GPA's and SATs necessary. December 1, 2006 postmark deadline.
2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - sponsored by the Association of Secondary School Principals. A national program that honors high school students across the country for outstanding acts of community service. Two winners from each state will receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Ten national winners will receive an additional $5,000. Return applications to Guidance by October 31, 2006.
Ron Brown Scholar Program - a national scholarship program that awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees. Each year, a minimum of 10 students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years. Recipients may attend the college of their choice. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need. Pick up an application in Guidance or online at www.ronbrown.org. Two postmark deadlines: November 1 for applicant to be considered for Ron Brown Scholarship and additional scholarships, and January 9, 2007 deadline to be considered for Ron Brown Scholarship only.
Veterans' Scholarship - for children of certain deceased, disabled or POW/MIA veterans. Also some for children of Vietnam Veterans. Amount varies. March 1, 2007 deadline.
ROTC Scholarships - there are many wonderful opportunities for financial assistance for college through the ROTC scholarship programs through any of the five branches of the service. Most deadlines are early December.
Americorps National Service - This is a network of national service programs that young people can participate in. Participants dedicate a year to serve their communities - tutoring children, building homes, helping fight wildfires, and restoring national parks. Members earn a living allowance and health insurance while serving. Upon completion, participants receive a $4,725 educational award for future schooling. For further information and to join, check out www.americorps.org or call 1-800-942-2677.