(The following is a summary of a bulletin published by The College Board.)
Hundreds of scholarship services are on the market, but many are scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns students to beware if the scholarship service:
Scholarship scams usually have a particular set of characteristics. Watch out for these warning signs:
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1LT Robert Collins Scholarship
This is a $5,000 scholarship presented each year by the family of 1LT Robert Collins who was a 2004 Sandy Creek High School graduate. This scholarship is open to all Sandy Creek High School class 2015 students. The application can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the guidance office. Deadline March 27, 2017
Academic Achiever Scholarship http://www.absolutely-not-guil
This scholarship is reserved for high school students nationwide and also current college students that plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college or university and also has a minimum 3.75 GPA and above.
- Funds will be sent directly to the college/university of the winning applicant
- Scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000
Deadline is May 31, 2017
*Special consideration for people who have families with low income.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Phi Pi Omega is pleased to announce its annual scholarship. This scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, character and community service. We will award several deserving students
1- Applicants may be any “female” high school senior graduating from a public or private school.
2- Applicant must reside in Fayette or Coweta County.
3- Applicant must be applying to and/or accepted to an accredited 4-year college or university.
4- Applicant must hold a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.
5 - Applicants who have immediate family members who are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Incorporated® are not eligible for consideration, regardless of their current status in the organization.
See Mrs. Dunn in Guidance for the application Dealine is March 11, 2017
B. Davis Scholarship http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
This $1,000 Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.There is no age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time. Deadline May 22, 2017
Better Business Bureau- Center for Character Ethics Foundations firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year we give six $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
Students must attend an accredited high school in one of the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton and White Counties.
We are currently accepting entries for our Student of Integrity Scholarship program. The deadline for entries will be February 5th, 2017.
BigSun Scholarship http://www.bigsunathletics.com
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. It's a $500 scholarship. Deadline June 19, 2017
Clayton State University Presidential Scholarship
3.5 high school grade point average (recalculated based upon College Preparatory Curriculum courses). A minimum 1100 SAT (math and verbal sections) or 24 ACT composite score. A record of involvement in extracurricular activities
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS RECEIVE:
An annual university grant of $3,000 (an approximate value of $12,000), University housing for 4 years, A textbook stipend
To be considered for the competitive Presidential Scholars program, prospective students must: Apply for admission to Clayton State University as first-time traditional freshmen. Submit an additional application (including an essay) and meet Honors Program eligibility qualifications. Attend mandatory formal interviews (if selected as a finalist)
Deadline February 1, 2017
Coweta Fayette EMC 2017 Scholarships- Melissa Segars Memorial Scholarship and WEST GEORGIA & SOUTHERN CRESCENT TECHNICAL COLLEGESCHOLARSHIP www.utility.org
Scholarships in the amounts of $3,000, $2,000, $1,500, and $,1000 each will be awarded. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s personal involvement in community activities. Attention will also be given by the judges to such factors as the applicant’s academic performance and financial need. Completed applications (and all required attachments) must be received by Trust officials at any of the following offices: Palmetto Office - 807 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto, Georgia 30268 , Fayette Office - 103 Sumner Rd., Peachtree City, Georgia 30269, or Newnan Office – 14 Hospital Road, Newnan, Georgia 30263 (Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered.) Deadline February 1, 2017
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship www.distinguishedyw.org
Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women is proud to have awarded more than $100 million in cash scholarships to participants at the local, state, and national levels over the past 57 years. During the 2011 program year, participants received more than $2 million in cash scholarships at programs across the nation.
College Granted Scholarships for the Class of 2017
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, Minnesota
Four year renewable scholarships:
• $7,000 - $20,000 annually recognizing any local/state participant who shows significant academic
achievement, service or leadership in their high school, churches and communities
Contact: Doug Minter, Associate Vice President Enrollment and Dean of Financial Aid, 507-933-7530,
$6,000 - $20,000 four year renewable scholarship with maintenance of 3.0 GPA to:
• Any Distinguished Young Woman Participant
Contact: Mike Quinn, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Mquinn@randolphcollege.edu
If a student receives a scholarship of higher value from the Randolph College, that scholarship will replace the scholarship
associated with Distinguished Young Women.
Millennium Scholars Award: for any local/state participant with 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale and 32 ACT, 1420 SAT
(verbal & math only)
• For high school seniors: Four year, renewable full tuition scholarship plus room and board and out-ofstate
• For community college transfers: Two year, renewable full tuition scholarship plus room and board and
out-of-state fee waiver
Chancellor’s Award: for any local/state participant with 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and 28 ACT, 1260 SAT (verbal &
• For high school seniors: Four year renewable scholarship, full tuition and out-of-state fee waiver
• For community college transfers: Two year renewable scholarship, full tuition and out-of-state fee waiver
Contact: Tiffani Stephens Schmidt, Director of Enrollment Services, email@example.com, 334-670-3398
University of Idaho
Four year, renewable Discover Idaho scholarship program guarantees these levels of funding from a combination of
scholarships to all participants at the local/state level who are non-residents:
• $8,000 with a 3.9-4.0 high school GPA
• $6,000 with a 3.75-3.899 high school GPA
• $5,000 with a 3.4-3.749 high school GPA
• $2,000 with a 3.0-3.399 high school GPA
Contact: Dan Davenport, Director of Financial Aid, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of West Alabama
$2,000 four year renewable scholarship (with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA) to:
• Any local or state contestant (with at least a 19 ACT)
Academic scholarships at UWA start at a 21 composite ACT and would be awarded in addition to any of the awards listed
Contact: Libba McClendon, Assistant Director of Admissions, 205-652-3878
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
$10,000 per year, four year renewable scholarship with maintenance of a 3.3 GPA to:
• Any local/state participant with 23 ACT and 3.3 high school GPA
Contact: Winston Brown, Dean of Admissions, 504-520-7388
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Four year, renewable scholarship to all participants at the local/state level who are non-residents (must be
admitted to UAB by May 1):
• $15,000 with a 3.5 GPA and 30 ACT
• $12,000 with a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT
• $10,000 with a 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT or 3.0 GPA and 26 ACT
• $7,500 with a 3.5 GPA and 20 ACT or 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT
All students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enroll in UAB coursework during the fall semester immediately
following their high school graduation in order to receive the awards listed above.
**Note: do not contact a college regarding a scholarship until you are ready to apply to the school in your senior year. If you
have questions about a scholarship before then, please contact the Distinguished Young Women National Office
Drexel University - Undergraduate Scholarships http://drexel.edu/drexelcentral/finaid/grants/undergraduate-scholarships/
Drexel offers many scholarships based on merit and from many associations. Most scholarships are awarded when a student begins at Drexel with full-time enrollment. They are applied to all class terms and do not pay to your account while you are on co-op as long as you maintain full-time status and continue to achieve a 2.75 GPA.
Dr. John DeCotis Scholarship
This will be the sixth year of granting a student $1500.00 in scholarship money in honor of Dr. John DeCotis, our former superintendent.The criteria for the scholarship are 1) planning a career in education 2) leadership 3) character. April 15, 2017
Extend the Dream Scholarships This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service. Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable. The Extend the Dream Student Scholarship is provided through funds from the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. https://www.cvent.com/events/extend-the-dream-scholarship-application/registration-10911cd8c750441ca640a45c5e5efbc5.aspx
Family First Scholarship http://athenscriminallawyer
Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors entering a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution in a field of study that leads to a skilled-trade career. These $1,000 scholarships are made available by a collaborative partnership between Go Build Georgia, the GBG Foundation and TCSG. Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships can be used to cover tuition, requisite fees and materials. www.gobuildgeorgia.com
GBG High Demand Career Scholarship Deadlines:
Fall- June 15, 2016
Spring- November 15, 2016
Summer- March 15, 2017
GBG Grant Application Deadlines:
Fiscal Year 2016- May 15, 2016
Google Summer Camp- Generation Google Scholarship
The Generation Google Scholarship helps aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2017-2018 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2017-2018 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2017.
Please visit www.google.com/students/
Hispanic Heritage Foundation https://app.reviewr.com/
We are awarding over 200 scholarships in cities across the country, including but not limited to Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and New York! (Click here to view the full list of cities)
Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program www.application.horatioalger.org
Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree
James Weldon Johnson High School Scholarship http://www.sigmayouthleadership.org/scholarship-applications/
It is worth $1,000, and it will go towards assisting one high school senior during the 2016-2017 academic year at their post-secondary institution. All high school applications must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of the application deadline. This application is open to both male and female students and all races and ethnicities.
Janice Folsom Music Scholarship see Guidance for application
Deadline March 31, 2017
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pets in the City- Veterinarian Science Scholarship
Criteria: Applicants must be attending college by the Fall 2017 semester. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. Award Amount: $500 Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found toward the bottom of the page at: http://petsinthecitystpete.com/#scholarship-application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
This grant will pay the entire cost of attendance for students that are intending to become science and mathematics teachers in Middle and Secondary schools. There will be a small amount of money for freshman and sophomores to work with faculty on research topics early in the career.
The grant requires the student to teach in a high needs school for two years for every year they accept the scholarship.
The Student of Integrity Scholarship Program
This is an annual competition that recognizes six high school seniors who personify high ethical standards, as demonstrated through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic accomplishments. Each year we give six $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
Students must attend an accredited high school in one of the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton and White Counties. *All above information can also be found on BBB Atlanta’s website at http://www.bbb.org/atlanta/
WACE Natinal Co-op Scholarship Program http://www.waceinc.org/
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a (200 word) essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.
To qualify for this scholarship, students must:
• Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
• Apply for the 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.
WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship. We do not require transcripts or recommendations. (Please do not send.)
The application deadlines are different for each institution
Wells Fargo www.tuitionfundingsources.com
Over 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion
Youth Financial Literacy Scholarship - YFL http://yflfoundation.org/
Each year, the Youth Financial Literacy Foundation donates scholarships to college students to aid in the advancement of their education. These scholarships are awarded based on a series of questions or an essay submitted by the student regarding a distributed financial topic. Our hope is that the research and development to produce the answers or essay will open up the conversation and mindset towards their enhancement of financial knowledge.
The YFL Scholarship Program is available for current high school seniors and first year college freshman.
Applicants with the highest exam scores and strongest essays will receive the following scholarships:
1st place - $25,000
2nd place - $20,000
3rd place - $17,500
4th place - $10,000
5th place - $7,500
6th - 10th place - $5,000 each
11th - 40th place - $2,500 each