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Scholarship Search Engines:
Some draw bi-weekly, as with the Suntrust Sweepstakes, and others draw monthly for $1,000 and then again annually for $10,000. This is true of the first 2 sites listed below.
Gates Millennium Scholarhip:
Gates Millennium Scholarship Foundation
scholarships for military families.pdf
Scholarships for African American students:
Scholarships for Latino students:
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Scholarships for American Indian Graduate Center Scholars:
Arab American Institute Scholarships:
Scholarships for students of Greek descent:
Sons of Italy:
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities:
Horatio Alger Scholarship: State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and their funders, please click here.
To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:
- Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
- Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
- Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
- Be a United States citizen
AES Scholarship: The deadline for the 13th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2018. Visit our website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm and please encourage your students to apply. We wish them all good luck!
$10,000 Scholarship Available Through the Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. All transportation, hotel, and meal expenses will be provided by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. For details on the application process, please visit this site. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by September 28. Contact Collin Gruver by email or by phone at (317) 608-6503 for additional information.
NEXT GENERATION HOOSIER EDUCATORS SCHOLARSHIP Interested students should apply by Nov. 30, 2018
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is now accepting applications for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Now in its third year, the scholarship provides up to $7,500 each year of college (up to $30,000 total) for top performing Hoosier students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degrees. “This scholarship is designed to attract Indiana’s best and brightest to the teaching profession while preparing a new generation of Hoosier educators,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We have been encouraged by the talented pool of applicants we received the past couple of years and look forward to supporting students who are inspired by the teaching profession.”
To qualify, students must either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year. Current freshmen and sophomore college students are also eligible for the scholarship, but priority will be given to high school students. Each year, 200 Next Generation Hoosier Educators scholarships are awarded to students across the state in a competitive process based on academic achievement, teacher nomination and an interview process. Last year, a total of 510 students applied, with applications coming from 231 high schools in 86 of the Indiana’s 92 counties.
Interested students should apply by Nov. 30, 2018 at ScholarTrack.IN.gov. The Commission will select finalists by Jan. 4, 2019 to be interviewed at regional sites across the state. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be notified by April 5, 2019.
Student Poetry Contest: Online entries may be submitted through November 14, 2018 at www.appelley.org Each student may submit only one original poem on any subject, of no less than 2 lines and no more than 20 lines, in any form other than concrete or blackout. Offensively graphic poems or those containing profanity will not be accepted. Complete rules and restrictions are posted online. Winning entries will appear on our website on April 5, 2019. Prize winners will be notified via email. Mailing deadline: November 7, 2018. Please mail entries to Appelley Publishing, PO Box 582, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. $500 1st Place in each division: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Cash prizes for entering: $25-$150.
Raise.Me Micro Scholarships: Raise.me helps students in 9th - 12th grades to discover colleges and earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships”. When students add achievements to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards our partner colleges. These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering, or even starting a club. They can include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too. Click this link to sign-up: www.raise.me/join/bloomfield-jr-sr-high-school-in . If you have an account, don't forget to regularly update it!
2019 Lilly Endowment Scholarship
Attention Seniors: The 2019 Lilly Endowment Scholarship application will be available on
Tuesday, August 14th! Lilly application and guidelines can be found at www.greenecountyfoundation.org Lilly application deadline is 11:59pm, on Tuesday, September 18th.
Applications for all other Foundation scholarships offered to high school seniors
will be available in Spring 2019 on our website.
For seniors exploring vocational options, a short-term course leading directly to
employment may be offered in your area – contact us for more information.
We do more than scholarships - see what we are up to at: www.greenecountyfoundation.org
The Wabash Valley Community Foundation would like to make you aware of four scholarships that are available to students in Greene County. These scholarships will be paid for the 2019-20 school year.
Dorothy Wurst Porter Scholarship Fund
Eligibility requires that:
You are a student from the Wabash Valley
You intend to pursue a liberal arts major at a private liberal arts institution.
You demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities.
James F. Jackson Scholarship
Eligibility requires that:
You are a resident of Vigo, Sullivan, Knox or Greene County, Indiana, or of Crawford County, Illinois.
Preference given to students demonstrating excellence in the areas of math and science.
You are well‐read in the area of non‐fiction books/publications.
Rex Buntain Tribune Star Scholarship
Eligibility requires that:
You intend to pursue a career in journalism, preferably print or online journalism.
Your high school resume and transcript demonstrate an aptitude for success in journalism.
You are a resident of Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo County in Indiana, or Clark, Crawford Counties.
Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Scholarship
Eligibility requires that:
You are a current high school senior or current college student.
You live in one of the following counties served by the Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Association: in Indiana ‐ Benton, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Fountain, Greene, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo and Warren and in Illinois ‐ Clark, Crawford, Douglas, Edgar, Richland and Vermilion.
You are pursuing ‐ or intend to pursue ‐ a degree in the mechanical construction field, such as engineering or construction management, or a field related to mechanical construction.
More information can be obtained by calling the Wabash Valley Community Foundation at 812‐232‐2234 or by visiting our website, www.wvcf.com.
Applications are available and are to be completed by August 23, 2018 at 2 PM at wvcfscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx.
This year, Wendy's® High School Heisman® is awarding over $60,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 100 State Winners, 8 National Finalists, and 2 National Winners, your graduating seniors have lots of ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners—including several of your school’s very own.
Wendy's 2018 High School Heisman AwardThis year, Wendy's® High School Heisman® is awarding over $60,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 100 State Winners, 8 National Finalists, and 2 National Winners, your graduating seniors have lots of ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners—including several of your school’s very own. This year’s winners from your school will compete for 100 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, along with recognition at the state and national levels. Students may apply at wendysheisman.com.