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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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The National Foundation for Women Legislators is proud to once again partner with the National Rifle Association for the 17th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest.

Every year our two organizations join forces to provide six female high school juniors or senior a $3,000 college scholarship, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL's 2014 Annual Conference, and an award that will be presented at the event. This year, our Conference will be held in Philadelphia from November 19-22.

For more information email Allison Jensen at allison@womenlegislators.org.



 The following scholarships are available to entering freshmen in engineering:

Davenport Leadership Scholarships have an application process required. Application information will be available on this website by November 1, 2014.
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 2015.
Questions may be directed to (540) 231-2226 or engrrecr@vt.edu

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. More than 250 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars since the inception of the Program.

Our program is more than a scholarship—it’s an opportunity to change your life! Just ask Deonte Bridges how much the GMS scholarship means to him.

If you are willing to serve as a nominator or recommender for deserving students, you can make a difference in their lives.
The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:
• Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need;
• Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented;
• Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and
• Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:
• Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid;
• Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress;
• Graduate school funding for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science;
Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.
Princeton University

"To promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities."
n order to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton University sponsors an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked by January 31, 2015, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.
• If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, we want to hear from you.
• If you know of a high school student who is helping to improve race relations, please encourage him or her to apply.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, we hope to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own.
Princeton is strongly committed to advancing the cause of race relations on its campus. Among other efforts, in recent years, Princeton has:
• Increased the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body
• Launched the Center for African American Studies to serve as a model for teaching and research on race in America
• Adopted the most progressive undergraduate financial aid program in the country
• Dedicated the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
• Launched a program of "sustained dialogue" on the subject of race relations among students, faculty, and staff.
With the Princeton Prize, the University intends to reach beyond its own campus to recognize the efforts of America's next generation of leaders.


The AXA Achievementsm Community Scholarship program offers $2,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC.The 2014 program will be accepting applications from October 15, 2014 until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on February 1, 2015, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date.


HSF/Haz La U Scholarship Program

As part of its commitment to the Hispanic Community, Colgate-Palmolive’s scholarship program, “Haz La U” (“Make the U”), aims to provide eligible high school seniors with the opportunity to pursue higher education levels in 2014-2015. Student may apply for one of twenty-one (21) educational grants that will be awarded on a competitive basis for:

a one-time $15,000 scholarship award for the top recipient

a one-time $2,500 scholarship awards for 20 additional recipients

It starts with good grades. But goes beyond.

A dedicated student. A leader in school. A volunteer worker. A college-bound and community-minded individual. The Buick achievers scholarship program wants to reward students who had succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom-and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you made of yourself and the difference you are making for others. The Buick achievers scholarship program is offering: up to $25,000 per year to 101st-time freshman or existing college student, renewable up to four years and one additional years for those entering a qualified five year engineering program.
Eligibility Requirements
• Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
• Must be a graduating senior at a high school in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.
o If you are a GED student, please download a copy of our application for GED students.
• Must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Scholarship Conditions
The Esperanza Education Fund will award scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on financial need. Scholarships will be disbursed directly to the recipient's educational institution. Failure to comply with the following conditions may result in the suspension or revocation of scholarship awards.

• Enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university.
• Remain in good standing and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
• Submit yearly progress reports to the Esperanza Education Fund.
• Participate in mentoring provided by the Esperanza Education Fund.
MG James Ursano Scholarship Program
The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria below.
• Student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student for the entire academic year at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. (Because financial need is already met, students attending service academies are not eligible.)
• Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier
To be a dependent, the student must:
• Be under the age of 23 (Eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 23rd birthday. Example – turning 23 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fall term ONLY.)
• Be registered in DEERS
• Remain unmarried for the entire academic year
• Not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military br

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, SWE disbursed over 200 new and renewed scholarships valued at $550,000.

Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. See eligibility requirements, below, under "Of Interest."

2015 Granville P. Meade Scholarship
The Department of Education is pleased to announce the Granville P. Meade Scholarship which provides financial assistance to students who have achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund awards scholarships to eligible Virginia high school seniors to attend one of Virginia's public or private colleges or universities.

Public and nonpublic high schools are requested to assist in making students aware of the scholarship opportunity. It is anticipated that the scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet the scholarship requirements. The deadline for Washington-Lee students to submit scholarship application to Mr. Hill in room 1030, is March 14, 2015 by 3:30 pm. Application
Law in Society Competition
The entry deadline is February 13, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Please do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies.
2015 Entry Information
Please submit the entry form electronically to lawinsociety@vsb.org by clicking the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the entry form page (entrants must have Adobe Acrobat X version 10.1.8, Acrobat XI v.11.0.04 or Adobe Reader XI v. 11.0.04), then attach your essay to the email. Entry forms and essays may also be mailed or faxed. Do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies.

1. Open the Entry Form (PDF) and complete. Click the red SUBMIT button at the bottom. The email should be automatically generated. You should also use SAVE AS to save the PDF to your computer for future reference.
2. Attach the entry form and essay to your email. Essays in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF documents are preferred.
3. VERY IMPORTANT: Your name and school name should appear only on your entry form and e-mail. Do not include names on page headers or footers. The title should be the heading for the document.
4. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies. If you are unable to e-mail your entry, please submit via mail or fax for delivery by the deadline date of Thursday, February 13, 2015.

The ProofreadingServices.com High School and University Writing Scholarships
We are pleased you are interested in applying for a Proofreading Services.com Writing Scholarship. We created this program to reward America's most talented student writers at the high school and university levels.

• This year, we will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category).
• To qualify, you must be enrolled in a US university or high school, you must meet our GPA minimum of 3.2, and you must write an essay responding to the prompt below and submit it online by June 1, 2015.
• The winners of this year's writing scholarships will be announced on July 1, 2015, and their entries will be posted on our blog for thousands of writers to read.

We’re Awarding $20,000 Scholarships to 20 Student Athletes
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student athletes who demonstrate excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities. Whether you’re the fastest on the team or the most supportive player, we want to hear how sports helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

 Scholarships are funded directly by the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation and are made possible thanks to our generous donors, including BK® employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. Our largest annual fundraiser is the Fall Fundraiser in-restaurant promotion. Every dollar raised through this campaign is used to fund scholarships. Each year we inch closer to our goal of granting one $1,000 scholarship for every BK® restaurant in North America.



Welcome to the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program online application, sponsored by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE. This program acknowledges and rewards America’s foremost young leaders who demonstrate the leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship exhibited by President Reagan throughout his life. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Each year, roughly 20 Scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship that is renewable and may be used over a period of six (6) consecutive years from the initial award date for a total award of $40,000.

Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, is administering this program.

Who is eligible?

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:

demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
demonstrate financial need as determined by Scholarship Management Services;
be citizens of the United States of America;
be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015 are also eligible.
plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.

In addition to those not meeting these criteria, the following individuals and members of their immediate families are ineligible for this award: employees and members of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation; employees and docents of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) who administer the Ronald Reagan Library; members of the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program advisory committee; employees, commercial customers of and suppliers to the General Electric Company; employees of Scholarship America; and employees of any affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agency. If the program reaches 25,000 applications before 11:59 PM CST on the deadline date of January 8, 2015, it will automatically close.

2015 Legal Scholarship Offered by Console & Hollawell
Legal Scholarship 2015

- Prize: $1,000 -

All applicants must be currently pursuing a law related degree or be accepted into a legal program, must currently hold or anticipate a high school diploma or GED within the 2014-2015 school year, and currently hold a 3.0 or higher GPA.

What’s a law related degree?All applicants must be currently pursuing a law related degree or be accepted into a legal program, must currently hold or anticipate a high school diploma or GED within the 2014-2015 school year, and currently hold a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Who can apply?
High school seniors and anyone currently pursuing or accepted into a legal program. Application Deadline: July 15, 2015. All application materials must be emailed no later than the deadline date. Materials received later will be rejected, resulting in disqualification. Winner will be chosen by: August 15, 2015Non-winners will not be notified.

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Students across the country work hard to earn top marks, dreaming of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive. Unfortunately, many of these students won’t be able to afford it.



Ronald McDonald House Charities

We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $52 million in scholarships have been awarded.

Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local RMHC Chapters. Please note that not all Chapters offer all four scholarships below.  http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships




Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award (SAMMY)

Eligibility: $7500

Applicants must be legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, be high school seniors, have a minimum 3.2 GPA and participate in a high school or club sport. Applicants must describe in 75 words or less how drinking milk has been a part of their life and training regimen.



Two scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who plan to major in any field other than nursing. The winners MUST attend a Virginia college or university.
American History Scholarship
The American History scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and/or American Government. The winners MUST attend a Virginia college or university.
Virginia Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who will continue her/his education at an accredited Virginia school of nursing.



  The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to offer financial assistance to deserving high school male seniors in celebration of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community. This assistance is in the form of a one-time scholarship award in the amount up to $1,500.00 from the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund may also award a single, four-year renewable scholarship in the amount up to $1,500.00 per year. The Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund is an outgrowth of Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter. Over the past seventeen years, the fund has awarded over one hundred individual scholarships to deserving students. Application

The Bee Hive Club of Arlington Lodge #58


Assisting qualified students towards their post-secondary education. High school students are encouraged to submit their applications to Arlington Lodge No. 58 prior to March 15, 2015.


In cooperation with the Bee Hive Club, public and private donations, Arlington Lodge No. 58 will provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to each student chosen to receive its scholarship. The scholarship amount is valid for a period of one year.

About the Scholarship

• Last year, NVADACA awarded fifteen scholarships in the amount of $3000 each to deserving student athletes from Virginia Northern Region High Schools.
• Seniors who have participated in a Virginia High School League sanctioned sport, cheerleaders, or those who serve as team managers or athletic trainers are eligible to apply. One exception: Students who receive a full athletic grant are not eligible for a NVADACA Scholarship.

The application consists of the following parts:

o Page 1: Personal Information and Financial Need
o Page 2: Athletics and Activities
o Page 3: Sample of Student Writing
o Page 4: Letter of Recommendation
o Page 5: Summary Page with required signatures
o Page 6: Transcript (high school grades through seventh semester, include Grade Point Average)
Three (3) of the 15 scholarships will be awarded to students who qualify in the categories listed below.

Physically Challenged Student
Planning a career in Elementary Education
Two-Year Letter Winner in High School Baseball or High School Softball

Please submit completed application to Mr. Hill in room 1030 by 3 PM on Tuesday, March 4, 2015.

New Scholarship Season Starts 12:01 AM, March 15, 2015, For Class of 2014; For Scholarship Renewal Candidates, Submit Application Beginning 12:01 AM on May 15, 2015.
If you are a member of the W-L Class of 2015 and have accepted admission to a college or university, you may submit your application for a W-L Foundation Scholarship.

For the most up-to-date list of scholarships, log into your Naviance family connections account.