The Gates Scholarship Deadline: September 15 (every year) Description The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. To learn more watch this video. https://gmsp.org/
Asian American Youth Project - Scholarship Deadline: September 22, 2019 About AAYP the Asian American Youth Project (AAYP) is a youth community-based program supported by the non-profit organization China AIDs Fund, Inc. (CAF). Its mission is to encourage Asian American youth to speak out about their experiences growing up at the intersection of two cultures. Many Asian American adolescents face unique challenges meeting the expectations of their families at home while also confronting stereotypes and discrimination at school and the society in which they live. The AAY Project aims to help youth turn their experiences of diversity and adversity into strengths. As well as grow in self-awareness, and become a part of a larger community that inspires others to reach their full potential as leaders and thinkers. More information: https://www.chinaaidsfund.org/?page_id=1173 Apply at: https://www.chinaaidsfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2019-AAYP-Scholarship-Application-Form.pdf
Outstanding Students of America Deadline: October 15, 2019 Amount: $1,000 The Outstanding Students of America Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA. To be considered for this award, you must be able to demonstrate outstanding commitment to community and school activities. Additionally, you must submit a 250-word essay highlighting your accomplishments andreasons why you feel that you deserve or need this scholarship. Apply at:http://www.scholarships4students.com/outstanding_students_of_america_scholarship.htm
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Deadline: October 15, 2019 Amount: $1,000- 3,000 The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and its sponsors present the Youth Awards program. Celebrating its 18th year the Youth Awards honors Latino high school students across the nation, we believe the talented Youth Awardees we honor each year are the leaders of today, not tomorrow and their impact will be felt in the classrooms, communities and the workforce. To be considered eligible:
Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2019
Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2019-2020
Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2019 Amount: Receive up to $25,000 for college! Apply at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/ To be considered eligible, students must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 and be a US Citizen.
COCA-COLA Deadline: October 31, 2019 Amount: $1,000-3,000 Recipients are well-rounded students with strong academic performance, and highly developed interest in their community service. To be considered eligible: * current high school student attending school in the USA who will graduate during the 2019-20 year. * US citizens, US nationals, US permanent residents, refugees, asylees * will receive high school diploma during current academic year *planning to pursue a degree at an USA post-secondary institution Apply at: www.coca-colascholars.org
The New York Times College Scholarship Amount:$7,500 The selected students represent all five boroughs, and their diverse academic interests range from technology and science to liberal arts and journalism.Funding for the program comes from a wide range of private sources, including major contributions from New York Times subscribers. Each award recipient will receive a partial four-year college scholarship, mentoring and a summer internship at The New York Times. To apply, click:https://www.nytco.com/company/the-new-york-times-college-scholarship-program/
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program Deadline: Nov 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm Amount: Up to $40,000 The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is among the largest undergraduate scholarship programs available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.
Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2020.
Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021.
GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
Test Scores – Receive a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26.
Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $26,000
Jefferson Scholars Foundations Deadline: December 2nd, 2020 Amount: Up to $280,000 Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits, including a study abroad experience. More information:https://www.jeffersonscholars.org/scholarship
Miken Scholars Deadline: December 2nd, 2019 Amount: Up to $10,000 Established in 1989, the Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, as well as school and community service among college-bound students who have overcome social, economic or other obstacles. Over the past thirty years, 483 high school students have been selected to become Milken Scholars. They attend or have graduated from over 69 colleges and universities across the country. Eligibility:
Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (un-weighted) or 90 in all academic high school subject areas
Minimum composite SAT I score of 1350 with results submitted for Critical Reading and Math or an ACT score of 29 (these scores may be a combination from multiple test sittings)
Active participation in community service activities
A record of leadership
Financial or other obstacles
United States Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood
AXA Achievement Scholarship Deadline: December 15th, 2019 and/or when 10,000 applications are received Amount: $2,500- $25,000 Our scholarship 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
Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness
Frank O’Neill Memorial Scholarship Deadline: December 31, 2019 Amount: $1000 For students who demonstrate an interest in writing. One-time award available to applicants attending or aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training, or other postsecondary education program. Must submit essay explaining educational goals and financial need. Apply at:https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/frank-oneill-memorial-scholarship-111_165320.aspx
Unigo $10K Scholarship Deadline: December 31, 2019 Amount: $10,000 Essay prompt: "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less) Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
The Coolidge: A Scholarship for America Deadline: January 16, 2020 A full ride presidential scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. Learn more: https://coolidgescholars.org/
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship Deadline: January 20, 2020 Amount: $1000-5000 High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls and a variety of other issues. More information: http://www.connecther.org/gitw/ Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Deadline: Jan 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm Amount: One-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Minimum Eligibility:
Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Submit one letter of recommendation online.
APIASF provides scholarships to the following:
Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
Are the first in their families to attend college;
Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
RMHC: Ronald Mcdonald House of Charities Deadline for all: January 24, 2019 -RMHC/ASIA $17,000 Scholarship offered to Asian students in the tri-state area. Applicants must be a legal U.S. resident and have a minimum GPA of 2.7 -RMHC/Scholars All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin -RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage. -RMHC/HACER: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage. Apply at: http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships More information: https://www.rmhccin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-20-RMHC-FAQs.pdf
Scholarship Plus Deadline: January 27, 2020 (11:59 PM) Eligibility:
Citizen or permanent residents of the US
85% or higher GPA
Significant financial need (family income less than $60,000)
February Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2020 (5pm ET) Amount: $28,000 ($7000/year) Eligibility requirements
Show leadership potential;
Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
Present evidence of financial need;
Be a United States citizen;
Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
***FOUR Essay Questions! START EARLY!*** For more information: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/
Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship Program Deadline: February 7, 2020 A non profit that provides scholarships to high schools seniors of immigrant backgrounds in New York City regardless of national origin, ethnicity, and immigration status. They will provide two-year or four-year college scholarships to promising immigrant students in New York City who were either born outside the U.S or have two parents born outside the U.S in the range of $2500-$20000.
Was born outside the U.S or have two parents born parents
Will graduate from a high school in NYC
Will enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college in 2019-2020
Demonstrates qualities traditionally valued by the immigrant community; hard work; resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one's community.
Ascend Scholarship Fund Scholarship Deadline: February 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm This Spring Ascend Educational Fund will award scholarships ranging from $2500 to $20,000 to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Eligibility requirements
Must be born outside the USA or have 2 parents outside the USA
Must be graduating senior at a high school in the 5 boroughs of NYC
Must enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2019-2020
Columbus Citizens Foundation Deadline: February 7, 2020 Recipients will be able to receive a four-year scholarship that helps underwrite the cost of their college tuition. The scholarships, while generous, provide assistance towards tuition but will not cover payment for all school costs. Eligibility
Students who are of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian)
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher
Households where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per capita ($25,000 per person in the household) are eligible. For example, for a household of four, the maximum total gross income is $100,000 to be eligible.
Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in Fall 2020 are eligible. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible to receive a CCF college scholarship.
Students must be citizens of the United States or residents of same status.
NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence Deadline: February 17, 2020 This program provides scholarship assistance to outstanding New York State high school graduates. Each year, 8,000 scholarships are awarded - up to 2,000 scholarships of $1,500 and 6,000 scholarships of $500 to top scholars from registered New York State high schools. Awards are based on student grades in certain Regents exams. Recipients can also receive other non-loan student aid, but the total cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Students must:
Have graduated from a New York State high school
Study full time and be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State post secondary institution
Be in good academic standing
Not be in default on any State or federal student loan or on any repayment of state awards
Moody’s Mega Math Challenge Deadline: February 21, 2020 (4:00 PM) $125,000 in Scholarship prizes ranging from $1000 to $20,000 is available to teams of high school juniors and seniors. The competition requires students to solve an open-ended, realistic, math-modeling problem-in just 14 hours! The Challenge takes place March 2nd-5th 2018. More information: http://m3challenge.siam.org/ The Dream.US Scholarship Deadline: February 27, 2020 The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation. The award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria. Learn more: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/
Banyan Scholarship for South Asian Americans Deadline: February 28, 2020 This scholarship, dedicated to students who are of South Asian origin or descent from low-income families, will be awarded to New York City high school seniors attending college in Fall 2020. Grants between $2,000 and $10,000 will be awarded annually for up to five students, and may be renewable for a total of four years based on good academic standing.
Be of South Asian origin/descent (countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal)
Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
Show annual family household income to be below $75,000
Have two recommendation letters submitted on their behalf.
Be applying to full-time undergraduate programs in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university for Fall 2020.
For more information: www.banyanscholarship.org
New York Water Environment Association, Inc. Deadline:February 28, 2020 at 5 pm $12,000 Major Environmental Career Scholarship Application. To be eligible students must be a qualifying high school senior, a NY State resident, and intend to pursue a B.S. or B.E. degree program with an environmental emphasis. Apply at:http://nywea.org/scholarship/
Milton Fisher Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2020 Four year scholarship of up to $20,000 for innovative and creative high school students from the NYC metro area. Apply for this scholarship if you are . . .
a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way
a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family
a student who has created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need
The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman Deadline: March 1, 2020 Amount: $5,000 The Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. Eligibility:
Is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority in the field of engineering: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American,
Has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university, and
The Fountain Essay Contest: How to Face a Disaster Deadline: March 1, 2020
1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $300
Prompt:We all face new challenges in our lives. They can be massive undertakings, such as moving across a country and beginning a new school. Or sometimes the more routine tasks, such as getting out of the bed in the morning while undergoing depression, can themselves be massive challenges.We want to hear about your challenges and how you mentally, physically, and/or spiritually prepare for them. How do you find strength when you feel it does not exist? And what have you learned, or are learning, from your challenges? Essay word count must be between 1,500 and 2,500 More information at: http://essay.fountainmagazine.com/
Chin: Sui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship Deadline: March 2, 2020 Amount: Two $1,000
Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university in 2019-20
Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
Any ethnic heritage
Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
Penguin Random House Creative Writing Scholarship Deadline: March 2, 2020 (4:00 PM EST) Amount: Up to $10,000 Literary compositions are judged by their technical merit; however, artistic expression is our core criterion. We are looking for writing with a strong, clear voice by authors who are daring, original and unafraid to take risks. Graphic novels are judged on the same criteria as well as storytelling, character design, artistic style, design and layout.
You must be a high school senior attending a New York City public high school to enter the competition.
The North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter Scholarship - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Deadline: March 6, 2020 The North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter Scholarship was established to help African-American women in need of financial assistance, pursue a degree-granting program directly from high school. This is a four-year scholarship of up to $2,000.00 per year, payable to the student in installments of up to $1,000.00 per semester upon proof of registration at a college or university. Eligibility is limited to students attending a public high school in the borough of Manhattan with a cumulative grade point average of 85% or better. Additionally, you must be a current high school senior expected to graduate in June 2020. A continuing scholarship will be based on maintenance of a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or “B”. https://www.nmacdst.org/
Tzu Chi Scholars 2020 Deadline: March 6, 2020 Amount: $1000 The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students who were prior recipients in selected areas of the United States. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each Scholar will receive an award of US$1,000. Learn more: https://tzuchi.us/scholarships Any questions, please contact our office administrator, Mr. Yang Lee. Attn: Tzu Chi Scholars Program 137-77 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354 Tel: 718-888-0866 firstname.lastname@example.org
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship Deadline: March 8, 2020 Amount: $5,000 (Final), $1,500 (Runner-Ups), or $20,000 for those who continue to meet the criteria for all 4 years in college Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology. Eligibility requirements:
Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).
Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.
Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
Demonstrate a passion for technology.
Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
Superpower Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 2020 Amount: $2,500 Prompt: Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:"Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" Apply at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship
Yankee-Stonewall Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1, 2020 The Department of Education, in partnership with the Stonewall Inn and the New York Yankees, is again offering the Yankee-Stonewall Scholarship. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to five students, one from each borough. The application period is December 2, 2019–April 1, 2020. Eligibility ·A current Senior in high school · Intending on attending a two-year or four-year college. · A member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) community or someone who has contributed significantly to the LGBT community (an Ally). · At least a 2.5 GPA Application: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tyxJGEXvYUWFcQxC5fesBzKn6k7nO9RJteNr43CgVl9UMUM2RkQ3WDVKOVI3M1k3M1NPVzY5WVA4NC4u Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP. Deadline: April 19, 2020 Grants of $500 per college semester (maximum 2 semesters per student per year for 4 years) will be awarded to selected students attending college beginning the Fall 2020 school year. The scholarship will be extended for a fifth year for accounting students who enroll in a 5 year program that qualifies them to sit for the CPA exam. These students will need to submit the program documentation to receive the additional payment for the fifth year. For more information go to: https://www.citrincooperman.com/careers/scholarships Interested in scholarship? Email Carolina Weber at email@example.com
Mai Sai Vang Memorial Scholarship Deadline: April 12, 2020 All students, race, nationalities, or ethnic backgrounds are eligible for this scholarship. • Any state resident., Any high school senior, high school or GED graduate or current college student is eligible. A successful applicant must demonstrate the following A commitment to overcoming challenges. A clear vision of his/her personal goals. Essay: In one essay, 1000 words or less, please answer the following questions 1. Tell us about the challenges you have faced and what you have done to overcome them. 2. Share your goals related to your education, career path, and/or volunteer work. Amount: $1,000 More information: http://www.thehaef.org/scholarshipsservices.html Apply at: http://www.thehaef.org/uploads/3/4/3/9/34394386/mai_sai_vang.pdf
Ayn Rand Essay Contest Deadline: April 30, 2020 Prizes: $2,000 (1st place), $250 (2nd place), $100 (3rd place), $25 (Finalists) Cash prizes awarded to essays on specific topics on Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Fountainhead, & We Are the Living Eligibility: 8th-12th graders Topics:
Aside from very rare exceptions, there is no opposition to the leaders in this society. Why is this? What ideas must the people in this society have accepted to live a life of obedience, drudgery and fear?
Prometheus writes: “The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them.” (Chapter 3) Why does he think that the secrets of this earth are not for all men to see? If he thinks this, why does he decide to show his glass box to the World Council of Scholars? How do these issues relate to the theme of the novel?
What does Equality’s society regard as sinful or transgressive, and what does it regard as holy or sacred? How does Equality’s view of what is sinful and sacred come to change by the end of the story? How do you think his ultimate view of what is sacred differs from our own society’s view of the sacred?
Microsoft STEM Scholarship for African American students Deadline: April 10, 2020 Interested in an summer internship with theManhattan DA's Office? Student interns are assigned to a unit within the Office and helps Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members with their work. Interns also attend presentations and trips and participate in a mock trial competition.
For nearly 30 years, the program’s interns have represented a variety of public, independent, and parochial schools from the diverse communities of Manhattan. We will be accepting applications in February from bright and promising students who are interested in serving their communities. Interns receive a $175 weekly stipend. More information: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx
May Milton Fisher Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2020 Four year scholarship of up to $20,000 for innovative and creative high school students from the NYC metro area. Apply for this scholarship if you are . . . •a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way •a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family Apply at:www.rbffoundation.org LUCHA LATINA SCHOLARSHIP 2019! DEADLINE: Has not been announced Eligibility: * Must be a high school senior on track for graduation in the Broward or Miami Dade *Must identify as a Hispanic Latina woman *Must provide proof of acceptance to a 2-year or 4 year university prior to receipt of award *Have a minimum 3.0 GPA unweighted on a 4.0 scale Please email the submission to the following- firstname.lastname@example.org
The following documents must be submitted - *scholarship application and essay responses *official or unofficial transcript *proof of college acceptance - such proof includes but not limited to a : a screenshot of a college acceptance letter, a college acceptance email or a letter from your school's counselor. -Please note while submitting your application if you're still pending a response from your university/college Please access the following links to learn more- https://www.luchalatina.com/scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship Deadline: May 24, 2020 $1,000 scholarship available for winner of essay that asks: “Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual Apply at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/b--davis-scholarship/1004653
We Are the Students Essay Contest Deadline: May 31, 2020 Amount: $500 (Honorable Mentions), $1,250 (Runner Ups), $5,000 (1st place) Prompt: What does civil discourse mean to you? Civil discourse is a concept that goes beyond a simple dictionary definition, and understanding it involves a combination of personal experience and ‘big ideas.’ Perhaps it is something you recognize from an occurrence in your own life. Maybe you can easily recognize when it is missing. Differing perspectives are a key part of learning, of democracies, and of civil society. For this essay, we ask you not only share your comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Perhaps you will choose to include mention of a time when you, yourself, were part of an exchange intended to understand something – how did you go about it? We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how civil discourse is not just an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles, and demonstrated through civic virtues. We want to know what you think civil discourse truly means. More information: https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/
Greater NY Chinese Dollars for Scholars Deadline: May 31, 2020 - Scholarship Details: Scholarships are for high school seniors of Chinese Descent entering college in the Fall. Wonton Scholarship is open to students nationwide. Please apply for only one of the scholarship categories listed. We will consider you for other scholarship categories for which you are eligible. A. 6 Wonton Foods Achievement Scholarships: 4 year scholarships for children of persons working in the Asian Restaurant business (Total amount- $20000) B. 2 need based scholarships: four year need based scholarships (total is $20,000). C. 6 Merit scholarships Four-year scholarships for $1000 per year (Total is $4000). D. 2 new immigrant scholarships (students arriving in the USA after 1/1/16. Four-year new immigrant scholarships for $1000. Total is $4000. Distribution method- A check will be sent directly to the full discretion of the award committee. Selection method- * Must be a full-time student.
Evidence of student’s outstanding academic performance. Must have a 3.5 or higher GPA.
Extracurricular/Community Service: Should have demonstrated leadership participating in school clubs or community.
One letter of recommendation: Must provide letter of recommendation from someone who has personal knowledge of the student such as a teacher or student advisor.
Personal statement regarding student’s goals and aspirations and reason for applying and obstacles overcome by the student if applicable.
Financial needs will be considered based on FAFSA EFC and college financial aid award letter. If unavailable, tax returns or other proof of financial need may be accepted.
Students applying for the Wonton Food Scholarship should include w2/tax return or other proof of parent or legal guardian's working in the Asian restaurant business in US for at least one year and proof of court appointed legal guardianship.
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Deadline: June 12, 2020 Award: $1000 For juniors and seniors. To qualify, applicants must submit an essay discussing their educational career and life goals. Prompt: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. More information:http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php Send essays at email@example.com Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program Deadline: June 15, 2020 Eligibility Criteria:
Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
AWG Minority Scholarship Deadline: June 30, 2020 Amount: $250 - $2000 A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American § A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university (high school students who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also apply) A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths For more information: http://awg.org/images/awards/AWG%20Minority%20Scholarship%20pdf.pdf
New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS)) Deadline: June 30, 2020 Amount: $500 An applicant must:
be a legal resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months;
be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
graduate from a NYS high school in the class of 2020;
enroll full time as a first time student in an eligible NYS college for the fall 2020 term; and
have achieved at least two of the following during high school:
have graduated with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or above;
have graduated “with honors” on a New York State Regents diploma or received a score of 3 or higher on two or more Advanced Placement (or AP) examinations;
have graduated within the top 15% of his or her high school class.
Carey Gabay Memorial Scholarship Deadline: June 30, 2020 The Carey Gabay Scholarship Program will annually award full cost-of-attendance scholarships to five students to attend State University of New York State-operated campus (SUNY). These scholarships will cover all costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, college fees, books and supplies, and transportation and personal expenses. These awards will be targeted to students who – like Carey – achieved academic excellence despite an economically disadvantaged background.
In order to be eligible to apply for the Carey Gabay Memorial Scholarship, a student must meet the following conditions:
Student must be a current New York State resident;
Student must be an incoming freshman at a State University of New York State operated campus who will be matriculated and enrolled full time;
Student must demonstrate significant financial need as determined by the completion of the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by submitting a copy of a valid Student Aid Report (SAR)showing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC);
Student’s high school record must demonstrate high academic achievement, including a minimum cumulative grade point average of 90;
Student must submit an essay regarding challenges overcome during the course of the student's academic career, as well as his or her personal commitment to mentoring, leadership, and social justice; and
Student must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers or community members
Earl Woods Scholars Program If interested please pick up application in the College Office Deadline: (Has not been announced) Amount: $5,000 Annual scholarship award is up to $5,000 and renewable for up to four years. Eligible candidates are graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to community service and financial need. Scholars will participate in workshop opportunities throughout the year. Scholars will be matched with a Mentor and receive internship opportunities.
Minimum of 3.00 GPA
Must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service
Must enroll full time in a four-year university in the United States
Must participate in a mandatory pre-college scholarship orientation July 12-15 in Orange County, California (travel costs covered)
Josephine Hurley Scholarship The Josephine Hurley Scholarship is given annually to two students recognized as having made the most significant positive commitment to both their academics and the community they serve. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been accepted into a post secondary community/technical/junior college or university.
A GPA of 85 or higher with a current official transcript
Community Involvement- Describe the community service, volunteer experience, church related activity, etc. (maximum of one paragraph per activity)
Leadership Activity- Submit a list of activities including: offices held, awards and honors, and student organization involvement (if applicable)
Essay- Submit a 250-750 word essay describing the contributions you plan to make in the community and why they should be selected as the recipient of this scholarship
References- Three written references required: One from a teacher or principal, one from a supervisor of community service, one from any other source other than a relative.
Build your College List Students in the class of 2021 who build a college list with six or more colleges on our college planning site, BigFuture™, can earn a chance at a $500 scholarship. The College Board will award 100 Build scholarships every month from January through July 2020. Learn more: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
The Excelsior Scholarship Deadline: August 15, 2020 Middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. Eligibility: - Be residents of New York State - Attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program - Take 30 credits per calendar year (including January and Summer sessions) - Plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program Learn More: https://www.ny.gov/programs/tuition-free-degree-program-excelsior-scholarship
Scholarship Search Websites
Scholly.com Link: https://myscholly.com/#scholly There is a $2.99 fee to sign up, but I have found a promo code: RHM406$
Studentaid.ed.gov This site has a search directory of 75 different private and government grants.
**MyCollegeDollars.com** This site is extremely helpful! It is run by CollegeBoard in partnership with MTV; students can find thousands of scholarships with their great search tool.
Fastweb.com This site contains over 1.3 million awards worth over $3 billion dollars.
Collegenet.com This is a great site where you can type a keyword into their scholarship search feature and it will give you a list of all scholarships that match that keyword. For example try putting in something like “engineering” or “psychology” and see how many scholarships pop up!
National Commission for Cooperative Education Deadline: Different for each partner school. Scholarships for students planning to attend one of nine partnership schools: SUNY Oswego, Drexel, Johnson & Whales, Merrimack College, and UMASS Lowell Scholarships for $6,000 and renewable for all four years. More information and apply at:www.co-op.edu
Queens College Mathematics Teacher Scholarships Deadline: Rolling, so apply early! Financial incentives for students who want to become secondary school math teachers. More information at: http://time2000.qc.cuny.edu/
SUNY Brockport Clark V. Whited/JP Morgan Chase Scholarship Deadline: February 15, 2020 This scholarship was established through the generosity of JPMorgan Chase Bank and Dr. Whited, professor emeritus of physical education and sport, who taught at the College from 1946-1983. It recognizes a current department major who has demonstrated outstanding academic ability and service to the College through participation in extracurricular endeavors. Please use the All Kinesiology, Sports Studies and Physical Education General Scholarship (KSSPE) application to apply for this scholarship. More information: https://brockport.academicworks.com/opportunities/5353https://practicalhorsemanmag.com/lifestyle/how-to-find-equestrian-scholarships-for-college-11619
A student is eligible for this scholarship if they:-are a current high school senior,-are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college,-are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or an ally who has contributed significantly to the LGBTQ+ community, and- have a 2.5 GPA or higher.