Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Scholarship Program
$5,000 - $20,000 Scholarships Awarded
Funded through the generosity of Association Member Anthony Welters and his wife, Beatrice
Scholarships awarded to deserving students from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
The Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Application Deadline: October 25, 2013
you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.
The opportunity to make a difference
The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.
We believe in challenging our Scholars with meaningful work that relates to their college major. An IT major, for example, might be given increasingly complex projects involving sophisticated computer systems. An engineering major might help produce a piece of state-of-the-art equipment. A finance major could be involved in developing and analyzing budgets for a worldwide operation. A foreign language major might be instrumental in translating documents for US policymakers. As a final example, a human resource major could have the opportunity to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.
Once selected, you will be given an annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. You'll be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA. We will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer and provide a housing allowance.
Because the Scholar Program is an investment in you, accepting an offer means making a career choice. We ask that you agree to continue employment with the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of your college sponsorship.
The Scholar Program is extremely competitive. We ask that all applicants meet the following requirements:
If you are eligible for this program, apply online by October 15 for Summer 2014. Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent at least twelve months before the desired start date. Qualified applicants will be contacted and asked to provide the following information to supplement their online application:
Applications are accepted September 1st - November 15th of each year.
Qualifications for High School Students – You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements:
NSA computer scientists work in such areas as applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.
Computer or Electrical Engineering
The challenges and experiences in these areas range from pure and applied research, design, development and testing to project management and systems analysis. You will be involved in projects that focus on communication systems, computer security and networking, microprocessor applications, software engineering and optics.
The Robertson Scholars Program is not just a scholarship; nor is it just a leadership development program. The Robertson Scholars Program is a comprehensive, long term investment in our Scholars' futures.
More than just a monetary award, the Robertson Scholars Program allows students to take advantage of the faculty and other resources of two of the most highly regarded universities in the nation, producing an undergraduate experience that is unequalled in American higher education. It empowers students---generally 18 at Duke and 18 at UNC-Chapel Hill each year-- to make their own education. It provides students with the resources to further pursue their passions, the freedom to experience living abroad, and the mentorship to guide them through their years in college and beyond. Personal relationships with Robertson staff and faculty at both universities help Scholars explore their passions and develop their ability to turn these passions into action. During this four year journey, Robertson Scholars learn to create change and foster collaboration both locally on the two campuses and globally during many of their summer enrichment experiences.
The Robertson Scholars Program was created in 2000 through a $24 million gift from Julian Robertson, a 1955 graduate of UNC and his wife Josie. Inspired by their sons, one of whom graduated from Duke in 1998 and another who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001, the Robertsons wanted to encourage further collaboration between the two universities. The establishment of this innovative program, which recruits and supports undergraduates on both campuses, was designed to serve as a catalyst for increased collaboration between students, faculty, and staff of the two universities.The resources of two renowned universities. The benefit of three unique summer experiences. The advantage of individual mentoring and coaching. A community of hundreds of fellow scholars. The promise of thousands of opportunities for personal leadership development. The Robertson Scholars Program is more than a scholarship; it is your passage to endless possibilities.
The application for US and international high school seniors to join the Robertson Scholars Class of 2018 will open in the fall of 2013.
The application for current first-year students at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill to join the Robertson Scholars Class of 2017 will open in December 2013.
Prospective students: click here to join our mailing list!
The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation proudly continues its support of Two Year Colleges through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program by providing up to $237,500 in stipends. 200 stipends are awarded annually across four tiers of recipients in varying amounts: Fifty New Century Gold Scholars are awarded $1,500, fifty Silver Scholars are awarded $1,250, and fifty Bronze Scholars are awarded $1,000. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website,http://www.coca-colascholars.org/ .
Applicants must be:
Applicants may not:
Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise is Phi Theta Kappa’s first scholarship program available to its members to be used during the time they are enrolled in community colleges. 180 scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded based on applications submitted by members. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website, www.ptk.org.
A Rare Opportunity
One idea about the kinds of leaders our world needs has inspired a gift unprecedented in higher education. The result of that gift to Washington and Lee University is The Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity.
The largest portion of the endowment created by the donation is applied to The Johnson Scholarship Program. Designed to attract students with exceptional academic and personal promise, regardless of their ability to afford tuition and other expense, the Johnson Scholarship program supports recipients in their endeavors so they are able to graduate debt free. A Johnson Scholarship is awarded to approximately 10% of each entering class.
The Scholarship Competition
The Johnson Scholarship competition takes place in two stages. The first stage is the review of applications, which begins in early December and continues until mid-January. The Scholarship Committee's goal is to narrow down the applicants to a pool of 200 finalists to invite to stage two, the on-campus competition. Finalists are notified in late January, and are invited to attend the on-campus competition which will take place from Sunday, March 3 until Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Once finalists register for the on-campus competition, we begin making travel and accommodation arrangements for them.
Finalists must attend the competition in order to win a Johnson Scholarship or other merit-based scholarships at W & L (with the exception of regional scholarships). If you are coming from outside a reasonable driving distance, W & L will fly you to the competition at our expense, and will reimburse you any incidental travel expenses. If you are driving to the competition, we will also reimburse your travel expenses.
Once on campus, finalists stay in residence halls with current students, and have a full schedule of events planned for them including classes, receptions, open houses, tours, and meals both on campus and in town. A series of interviews with faculty, current Johnson Scholars and admissions constitutes the actual competition.
We fully realize that Johnson Scholarship finalists will have many options when it comes time to choose a college. Therefore, just as we are utilizing the on-campus competition as a way to learn more about the finalists before making our final determination about who the winners will be, we encourage finalists to use their time on campus wisely to learn more about W&L to help them determine whether or not W & L is a good fit for their college plans.
The Danforth Scholars Program honors the student who embraces high ideals, whose life choices are guided by personal integrity, selflessness, a commitment to community, and a dedication to leadership and academic excellence.
Danforth Scholars may receive full- or partial-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided the scholar progresses academically and upholds the high standards of character required of scholars.
The Program is open to prospective graduate or undergraduate students applying to Washington University. Undergraduates must be nominated to receive consideration. All students admitted to graduate study at Washington University will be automatically considered for a graduate Danforth Scholarship. This is a merit-based program, but need will be considered as part of the award process.
Nomination and Selection for the Undergraduate Program
The Danforth Scholars Selection Committee composed of university faculty and friends, will consider all nominations individually and in detail. To be considered for this prestigious award, a student must be nominated by an individual who has substantive knowledge of the student's accomplishments and goals. In addition to outstanding academic performance, the committee in interested in activities that illustrate the candidate's exceptional commitment to community service, high moral character, and similar qualities that exemplify the Danforth’s' legacy at Washington University. The selection committee finds it helpful to learn of specific examples of leadership, academic, and personal achievements that set this student apart from his or her peers.
Each summer a call for nominations goes out to high school guidance counselors. Nominations are due by October 15, 2013.
Upon the committee's receipt of the nomination, the student will be invited to apply to the Danforth Scholars Program. Up to 40 applicants will be selected as finalists and will be invited to campus for a required interview weekend. As many as four full-tuition and a number of partial-tuition scholarships will be awarded.
Application Process for the Undergraduate Program
When a student has been nominated, the committee will notify the student and provide the application.
To be considered for the scholarship, the student must return the application, short answers, essay, and transcript to the committee by January 15, 2014. The student also must submit the application for undergraduate admission to the Class of 2018, including essay, recommendations, and SAT or ACT scores by January 15, 2014. Students whose primary language is not English must submit TOEFL scores by the same date. ( Ask your counselor to nominate you if you are interest) click on PDF for nomination application.Nomination Form
Jefferson Scholars Class of 2016:
• 31 individuals
• From 17 states and one foreign country, The United Kingdom.
• Average SAT Score: 2260
• Perfect scores of 800 on at least one section of SAT: 23
• Perfect scores of 800 on SAT II Subject Tests: 19
• Scores of 5 on AP exams: 88 (not including scores earned during senior year)
• Varsity Athletes: 16
• Student Council: 9
• Founder of a club or organization: 9
• Involved in Theater/Music : 10
• Speech/Debate: 11
• Editor-in-Chief of School Publication: 10
Other Significant Accomplishments:
• National Gold Medal, Young Artists and Writers Competition
• State Secretary, Virginia Junior Classical League
• Hampton Roads Asian Performing Arts Club Founder
• Co-founder of Economics Club, lecture series, and student trading fund
• First place in the Saint Charles Video and Animation Festival
• Tri-Varsity Sports Captain (2)
• Nine 1st place trophies in Tae-Kwon-Do
• Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board Senior Leader
• 2-year member of the Ronald McDonald House Teen Volunteer Board
• Dig It! Archaeology Education Program Founder and Director
• Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
• Published author in “The Language of Composition” English textbook
• Clean the Creek President and Co-Founder
• National Semi-Finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math
Davenport Leadership Scholarships have an application process required. Application information will be available on this website by November 1, 2013.
Scholarship offers for these two awards are announced in March via email. A banquet for prospective award winners is hosted on campus in April. This scholarship does not require financial need (as determined by FAFSA). International students may apply for this scholarship.
All remaining freshmen scholarships have no application process. Students will be considered for remaining scholarships based upon admission to the College of Engineering as an entering freshman student in General Engineering. Announcements of these awards will be made by mid April 2014.Questions may be directed to (540) 231-2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists. First place receives $18,000, second gets $16,000 and third takes $14,000.
Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship.
Each first-round winner who advances but does not qualify for the finals receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.
Scholarships may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Funding comes from The American Legion Life Insurance Fund.
In addition to the national organization’s scholarships, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to participants by posts, districts, counties and departments during earlier levels of competition.
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The first merit scholarship program established in the United States. Founded at the first public university in the United States. The first to envision and implement a strategic summer enrichment program and, most recently, the first to designate a fund for discovery for each of our scholars. Established in 1945 and inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the Morehead-Cain provides an undergraduate experience without peer.
Four years, four summers — fully funded. Immersion in a vibrant student body. Experienced advisors to introduce passion and potential to a world of opportunity. Exclusive enrichment and networking opportunities — indeed a lifetime connection — with the unparalleled community of Morehead-Cains across the globe.
Scholars bring the potential, we set it free. We fund. We connect. We encourage. On occasion we question. Sometimes we guide. Frequently we get out of the way. What we don’t do is dictate. The Morehead-Cain is a program proven to develop leaders in a framework intentionally nimble. We provide a net, then let scholars go, giving them the trust and freedom to pursue their own interests, mine their own potential, determine their own sphere of influence, and have th
The Morehead-Cain application is available here. The application deadline for the 2013–2014 selection year is October 1.
To be Eligible for the Morehead-Cain
You must be a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on track to graduate in the spring, and unmarried and without children. For more information on nominating or applying, please select your location from the menu above.
To be selected for the Morehead-Cain
You must demonstrate:
Moral Force of Character
Integrity, empathy, bravery, humility, and maturity, generosity: these form the bedrock of the Morehead-Cain culture.
It isn’t the high-achieving student we seek so much as the scholar — the one for whom knowledge is about more than grades and test scores, and for whom learning is an appetite rather than a means to an end.
It’s as simple as a demonstrated commitment to an active lifestyle and a dedication to fitness and physical activity.†
It’s more than titles held or roles played. Here, leadership demonstrates courage and action. Morehead-Cains initiate. They act and impact. They influence and they inspire.
The Morehead-Cain is conferred solely on the basis of merit. Financial need is not considered in the selection of Morehead-Cain Scholars.
The 15th anniversary of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards is here! Are you a rising High School senior of Hispanic descent? Click here or the link below to complete your application and be eligible to receive up to $3,000 for your university studies, and other amazing opportunities. Deadline for all applications is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
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Good luck to all applicants.
NVADACA will award 15 scholarships in the amount of $2000 each to deserving student athletes from the Virginia northern region high schools. Seniors who have participated in interscholastic sports, cheer-leading, or those who have served as team managers or athletic trainers are eligible to apply. There is one exception: students who receive a full athletic grant are not eligible for the scholarship. Three scholarships are reserved for specially qualified students: Physically challenged students, students planning a career in elementary education, and two year letter winner in high school baseball or high school softball.Application