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Horatio Alger Scholarship
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 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
- Be a United States citizen
AWARD: Up to $22,000
DEADLINE: October 25th, 2014
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
Applicants must be:
- Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
- U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
- Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
- Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
Applicants may not:
- Be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
Where will you be in 10 years? Bankrate is offering two $1,000 scholarship awards and one $3,000 grand prize award to the most expressive and creative pictures of your future self.
Today, selfies are a snapshot of the present; the things we’re eating, the ideas we’re thinking and the places we’re posing. But we want to see the future you.
Studying your way to that dream lawyer job? Working toward the goal of bringing clean water to people around the world? Or simply planning to be the next 20-something billionaire tech guru? We want to know, and we want to see your vision of where you want your hard work to take you.
Capture your dream in a #FutureSelfie.
Submit your entry by October 31
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
WHO CAN ENTER
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
HOW TO ENTER
The deadline for submissions for the 2014-2015 program is November 1, 2014.
The theme is: Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future
Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds).
Entries begin at the Post level (See Mrs. Chainey in room 520 for details). Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to a CD, they can submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the November 1 deadline.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 520 (THE CAREER CENTER) AS MUST BE TURNED IN TO MRS. CHAINEY BY 11/1/14
Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.
The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.
If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example.
Who is eligible?
Any young person who:
- is in grades 5-12 as of November 4,
- is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.,
- has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and
- submits a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 4.
DUE: November 4th, 2014
Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
THEME: Speaking to young people as "architects of the future," POPE FRANCIS SAID: "HAVE COURAGE. GO FORWARD. MAKE NOISE."
ASSIGNMENT: Write a letter to Pope Francis telling him how you or young people you know have courage, go forward and make noise to build a better world.
RULES: Students in grades grades 9–12 (Division II) qualify. Entries must be written in English, only one entry per student. Please specify the division to which the entry is being submitted. Children of Maryknoll employees, Associates and Affiliates are not eligible.
LENGTH: 500–750 words. Pages should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled. Note: Spelling and grammar count.
DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014. All entries become the property of Maryknoll and cannot be returned. First-place essays will appear in the May/June 2015 MARYKNOLL magazine. ALL WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE SENT TO POPE FRANCIS and published online at www.maryknollsociety.org/winners by April 1, 2015.
INSTRUCTIONS: Print the cover page @
2014 Student Essay Contest
P.O. Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
1st place prize: $1,000 per division
2nd place prize: $300 per division
3rd place prize: $150 per division
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Call 1-888-627-9566, ext. 2368. Ask for Student Essay Contest.
First Freedom Student Competition 2014/2015
The First Freedom Student Competition is a first-semester national essay and video contest. It offers high-school students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom, and then, by written essay or video production, present their evaluation. The competition is open to students in the United States and U.S. territories, and to American schools and American home-schooled students worldwide. We invite 9th - 12th grade students at all levels of academic placement to participate.
The online student registration DEADLINE is Monday, November 17, 2014. The postmark deadline for mailing the entry and its accompanying materials is the following Monday, November 24, 2014.
Slam Behind the Curtain Scholarship
Write a poem about the true you, and what’s preventing you from pulling back the curtain so everyone can see too, for your chance to win $1,000 for your college education.
HOW TO APPLY
- Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag Slam Behind the Curtain.
- Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides, Tip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
- Add an original poem to Power Poetry by November 30, 2014.
Smith Publicity’s 2nd $1,000 Book Marketing Scholarship
One of the leading book marketing and book publicity firms in the publishing industry, Smith Publicity, is offering a one, $1,000 scholarship to one high school or college/university student in the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on persuasive writing.
Details on the essay:
- 1,500 word limit
- Points which must be addressed in the essay:
- The most essential elements of persuasive writing
- At least one personal example of how the student persuaded someone through writing
- Comparative analysis of the art of persuasion through written language versus verbally
- Essay must be submitted with cover sheet including student’s address and phone number
- Essays will be evaluated, and the winner chosen, by Smith Publicity senior staff members
- Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2014
- Winner will be announced January 5, 2015
- $1,000 payment will be made, on student’s behalf, directly to the college or university student will be/are attending
- This is a one-time scholarship award
Smith Publicity, Inc.
Attention: Brittney Karpovich
1930 E. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP - Elks
Lancaster Elks Lodge No.1625 is offering The Most Valuable Student Scholarship to AVHS graduating seniors.
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition.
- Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
- Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
- College students 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.
- Male and female students compete separately.
2015 Most Valuable Student applications are due to the Elks Lodge closest to the applicant's home by December 5, 2014.
Lancaster Elks Lodge No.1625
240 East Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93535
Office Hours are M-F 9:00am-4:00pm
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. In late April, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by late April 2015. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
Youth Film Contest
The National Coalition Against Censorship is celebrating its 40th year!
And for their Tenth Annual Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest, they want you to make a film about a censorship issue or event from the past 40 years, or explore what you think will be the major free speech questions of the future. Be engaging and informative, while showing how your topic fits in a historical context.
Shine a light into any corner of free expression: social media in schools, internet filters, privacy and surveillance, street art and vandalism, sex education, science textbooks, and more.
Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 7th, 2014
Footlocker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
Foot Locker wants to celebrate YOU- not necessarily because you scored the winning touchdown or goal- but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community.
In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:
- Be entering college in the Fall of 2015 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree.
- Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
- Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.
Twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes will each receive $20,000 in college scholarship money for their excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities.
DEADLINE: December 18th
Rubincam Youth Award
Applicants must be in Grades 10 to 12, or between the ages of 16 to 18.
Deadline: December 31st - Annually
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. For more information on technology addiction, please see these articles.
Scholarship Application Form
Who Are You?
What best describes your primary career goal for going to school?
Personal Statement140-character statement that completes this sentence:
Instead of spending time with technology, I'd rather...
140 characters remaining.
Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply: Complete the application form at http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.
Deadline: January 30, 2015
How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner and runner-up will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and the runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship.
Pink Ink 2015
The QF's Tenth Annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest
To promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth, Queer Foundation offers to the winners of the tenth annual high school seniors English essay contest $1,000 scholarships to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice in the 2015–16 academic year to study queer theory or related fields. Examples of related fields are queer medical, legal, or social issues.
Theme: The theme of the contest is pink ink ("We write not only about different things; we also write differently"—Brecht).
Application Deadline: February 14, 2015
Create A Greeting Card Scholarship
Have you ever received Birthday Cards, Holiday cards or Thank You cards and thought to yourself, "Hey, I could have designed that card!"? Well, here's your chance!
The Gallery Collection is excited to give students who are currently enrolled in high school, college or a university the rare opportunity to win a $10,000 cash award by designing a greeting card. The winning entry will be produced and sold as a real greeting card in our product line.
- Contest submissions accepted from April 14, 2014 - February 18, 2015
- Only 1 entry per person is allowed
- Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card
- Designs should be appropriate for business and consumer use. Browse our site for different examples of Birthday, Get Well, Thank You,Anniversary and Christmas Cards
- Photo, art or graphics submitted must be your own original work/creation
- Mailed entries should not exceed 16" x 23" and the preferred format is horizontal
AWARD: $10,000 plus $1,000 for your school!
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How to Enter
Step 1: Write
Take your own life experiences and write a 500 to 700 word blog post about the given topic. Submit the post by 5 p.m. on September 1, 2014.
Step 2: Apply and Share
Fill out the application low, including the URL to your 500 to 700 word blog post. After that, share your blog with friends, family and the world.
Step 3: Win Big!
A select panel of judges will evaluate your post for quality, creativity and style. The winner of the $2,000 scholarship will be announced on or after September 30, 2014.