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AOK Scholars Foundation - Lawrence E. White Family Foundation All Students, varies The AOK Scholars Foundation provides mentoring and supportive resources to students receiving a tuition waiver. Applicants that are selected are, with successful participation, renewed for additional semesters while students are enrolled in school and meeting the program's requirements. Students work with mentors to overcome barriers to academic success in three distinct areas: 1. Academic Needs: lab fees, tutoring, uniforms, materials, online access codes, etc. 2. Personal Development: club membership fees and dues, extracurricular activity fees, outiside courses, etc. 3. Basic Necessities: unexpected living expenses, transportation, travel expenses, etc. Applications for the Fall 2019 semester began on May 13, 2019. Link
Micro-scholarships to Florida Atlantic University from RaiseMe All Students, varies Florida Atlantic University has partnered with RaiseMe. With RaiseMe, students can earn micro-scholarships from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) based on their academic and extra-curricular activities. For example, they can earn: $30 for each A earned in a core course $50 for each Advanced Placement (AP) course $100 for visiting an FAU campus How RaiseMe works: 1. Students can create a free RaiseMe portfolio at Raise.Me/join/FAU 2. Enter their high school achievements to earn $$$ 3. Keep their profile updated throughout their senior year It’s that simple! Their earnings from FAU will be instantly displayed in their RaiseMe Portfolio. This amount reflects the minimum amount of guaranteed scholarship aid that the student will receive from FAU upon enrollment. Create a RaiseMe portfolio now to start earning scholarships for FAU! Students must complete the FAFSA and all required FAU financial aid documents by Dec 1. Deadline to earn and apply is Jan. 1. 01/01/2020 Link
Will McLean Foundation Scholarship All Students, varies Established in 1990, the Will McLean Foundation is a non-profit organization. its goals are to: -Promote, in Florida and elsewhere, the works of Will McLean, and other Florida artist. -Provide for research, education, performance, and training, to promote understanding and appreciation of the works of Florida's artist. -Provide facilities programs and educational materials to promote involvement by non-professional and professional communities alike, in the artistic and educational fields. 02/01/2020 PDF
Florida Tech Panther Distinguished Scholar Award All Students, varies Students who qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award are eligible to be considered for a Panther Distinguished Scholar Award, a combination of scholarships and grants that altogether covers FULL TUITION plus facilities and activities fees. The Panther Distinguished Scholar Award is available to a limited number of incoming fall 2020 freshmen who meet eligibility requirements. To be considered for selection, applicants must: -Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application while in high school -Qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award -Apply and be admitted to Florida Tech as a full-time, on-campus,degree-seeking student by Feb. 1, 2020 (there is no application fee) -Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing Florida Tech as a receiving institution (school code 001469) by Feb. 1, 2020 02/01/2020 Link
The Lou Witzenburg Memorial Scholarship All Students, $2000 The ladies of P.E.O. Chapter Y in Sanford, Florida, are happy to announce that we have recently established a new local scholarship opportunity for women. Please see link for more information. 02/01/2020 PDF
Support Our Scholars All Students, $10,000 Support Our Scholars is a nonprofit organization that helps disadvantaged young women with extraordinary potential attend college. Our organization selects high school seniors with exceptional academic achievement and mentors them throughout their four years of college and beyond. Each Scholar chosen receives: · A Trained Mentor · A Support Team of Business Women for Contacts and Internships · Complete Dorm Room Provisions · New Laptop Computer · $10,000 Stipend (paid in increments - $1,250/semester) 02/21/2020 Link
Lyman's Athletic Boosters Club Greyhound Scholarship Lyman HS, $1,000 For four-year Booster members, GPA 3.0 and above, a letter of recommendation, and an essay (Turn in at the Athletic Office.) 02/21/2020 PDF
Lyman's Athletic Boosters Club Blue & Gold Scholarship Lyman HS, $500 For current Booster members, GPA 3.0 and above, a letter of recommendation, and an essay (Turn in at the Athletic Office.) 02/21/2020 PDF
Lyman's Athletic Boosters Club Blue Scholarship Lyman HS, $300 For seniors on sports teams, GPA 3.0 and above, a letter of recommendation, and an essay (Turn in at the Athletic Office.) 02/21/2020 PDF
Trial Pro, P.A. Annual Scholarship Award All Students, Hagerty HS, $5,000 Trial Pro, P.A. would love to welcome all applicants in Seminole County. We’d be honored if you could present such opportunity to them. This award will be available annually. In order for the applicant to participate in this scholarship contest, they must meet the following criteria: Must be a high school senior or full-time college student pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in an accredited university. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain it throughout academic year. Student must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Please visit our site for full details and requirements. Obtaining an academic degree is invaluable and our firm of law professionals recognizes that it is a prized achievement which often requires hard work, discipline and financial resources. Unfortunately, we understand that financial obstacles may hinder some students from seeking their Associate’s, Bachelor’s or even Master’s degree. Just as we are driven to help those who have been compromised in personal injury and car accidents, we understand that it is imperative to support our current generation of millennials who are pursuing a higher education. For this reason, we are pleased to grant this scholarship opportunity. 05/01/2020 Link
Teach Early Childhood - Scholarship Resources All Students, varies Teach Early Childhood is a scholarship resource page for students who want to pursue a career in early childhood education. Visit the website to learn about the many scholarships: 07/31/2020 Link
American Legion National Oratorical Contest All Students, varies “A constitutional speech contest” The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The program has featured numerous politicians and prominent contestants over the years, including former president candidate Alan Keyes and CNN anchor Lou Dobbs. The overall national contest winner gets an $18,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $16,000, and third gets $14,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $1,500 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States. Additional Post and State scholarships are awarded. High school students under age 20 are eligible. Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition. Legion department representatives certify one winner per state to the national contest, where department winners compete against each other in two speaking rounds. The contest caps off with a final round that decides the three top finishers. Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Speeches are eight to 10 minutes long; three- to fiveminute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest. The American Legion pays travel and lodging expenses for department winners and their chaperones. A chaperone over 21 years of age must accompany each contestant. Assigned Topics for 2020 Oratorical Contest • Amendment XII – Electoral College • Amendment XXIV – Citizens right to vote shall not be denied by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax. • Amendment XXVII – No law, varying the compensation for the services of Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened. • Amendment XX – terms of President and Vice President. When Congress shall assemble. Articles of Presidential succession. Timeline: Post Level: January, The winner of Post 243’s Post Level Contest will move on to the District Contest. District Level: The winner of the District contest will go onto the Area Contest. Area Level: The winner of the Area contest will go on to the State Contest. State Level: April 17-19, 2020 National Finals For more information: Please contact Post 243’s POC, Laurel Ross, 2nd Vice Commander, 407-227-5340 1/1/2020 PDF
Horatio Algers scholarships National, State, Career & Technical All Students, varies Senior, Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution, Financial Need, Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, 2.0 GPA, U.S. Citizen. 10/25/2019 Link
High School Heisman Scholarship All Students, varies Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations. 10/29/2019 Link
Voice of Democracy- Veterans of Foreign Wars All Students, varies The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct. 31 deadline, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible. 10/31/2019 PDF
Patriot's Pen- Veterans of Foreign Wars All Students, varies Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has again approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities. 10/31/2019 PDF
2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards All Students, $1000 Are you a middle level or high school student who's making a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May! 11/05/2019 Link
Mercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge 2019 All Students, varies The Mercer University School of Engineering is pleased to once again invite seniors from your school to apply for our annual Scholarship Challenge at our Macon, Georgia campus on Saturday, November 16, 2019. We plan to award valuable scholarships this fall to high school seniors who are interested in Mercer’s engineering, industrial management and technical communications program. More information about Mercer Engineering is available at The Scholarship Challenge is a day where we meet with these students to show them our campus, our labs and technology, and give them an opportunity to meet with our faculty and students. We use a design problem or a test of math skills to help us make scholarship recommendations. Your students do not need to have applied to Mercer – this event is open to any high school senior! We value your insights as you think about your students with strong academic potential coupled with a flair for creative problem solving and teamwork. The process is very simple: -Invite students to go to our web site and apply for the November 16 event. The address to the student application is -Students fill in a registration form that captures their contact information and some background on their academic interests. We will take it from there and contact students with details about our event and scholarship opportunities. We would appreciate having students’ applications by November 7th. We expect to offer scholarships before Christmas so that seniors can make their college plans early. We have learned how important it is to work with counselors and teachers like you and we value your assistance. The Saturday event on November 16th will include: -Welcome breakfast and registration; -The scholarship challenge (a math and language test or a media design problem for Technical Communication) in the morning -- no calculus background is required; -A parents’ program occurs in parallel with the scholarship challenge test which provides information about the admissions and financial aid processes; -Engineering laboratory tours are hosted by our faculty and students; -Lunch, afternoon campus tours and social time to talk with other participants, faculty and admissions counselors Feel free to contact our event coordinator, Stephen Karafa at (478) 301-2650 or via email to with questions you or your students might have. We are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to you and your students. Thank you for helping us get the word out to your graduating seniors! 11/07/2019 Link
The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 All Students, varies The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. Alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and have earned many of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including thirteen Nobel Prizes. Annually, over 1,800 high school seniors from around the country accept the challenge of conducting independent science, math or engineering research and completing an entry for the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The competition recognizes 300 student scholars and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards. 11/13/2019 Link
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable All Students, varies The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Eligibility: Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates 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. 11/15/2019 Link