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#forwhatistand Jostens Scholarhips

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Your passion and purpose could win you a $10,000 Scholarship! At Jostens we know that every student has a unique story and we want to see yours. Post a picture of what you stand for as you start off this school year. What are the things that drive you? Inspire you? What makes you, you? Celebrate the path you travel on Instagram with the hashtag #FORWHATISTAND. Photos will be featured in our gallery below and entered to win a $10,000 scholarship, so get snapping!

Eligibility: 1. Take an Instagram pic showing what you stand for. 2. Write about how you plan to focus on your passions to reach your goals this year. 3. Post the pic and words on Instagram with #ForWhatIStand 4. Follow @Jostensinc and tag @Jostensinc in your post

Unigo $10K Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Is college worth it? You invest your time, money, and energy into getting a college degree. The return could be your education, experiences, relationships, a career, a sense of purpose, or something else entirely. Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? In 250 words or less, tell us why.

Eligibility: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? Why?"

January Scholarships

KOCO Eskridge
Deadline: 
January 10, 2016
Eligibility
:
Nominate am Outstanding High School Senior with a 3.25 GPA or higher for a new car and college scholarship.  4 semi-finalists receive $5,000.  

Website: http://www.koco.com/article/free-ride-eskridge-auto-group/4370430

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: 
January 6, 2017
Description:
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

Eligibility: The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate. 
Website:  
https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Program
Deadline: 
January 11, 2017
Description
For nearly 10 years, APIASF has worked to mobilize resources that create opportunities for deserving Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to access, complete and succeed after post-secondary education. 

Eligibility:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

Website:  http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarships

Deadline:  January 9, 2017
Description
Open to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community.
Award: $10,000 They will select 20 winners

Website:  http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline:  January 9, 2017
Description
The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

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.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars

Website: https://www.ronbrown.org

Ronald McDonald House U.S. Scholarship
Deadline: 
January 18, 2017. The deadline for the 2016 academic year is January 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 16, 2017. 
Description
Helping students afford the education of their dreams. 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. 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

Eligibility:Applicants must: meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship: Must be a current high school senior who is eligible to attend a two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. Must be a legal U.S. resident. Must be less than 21 years of age. Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Must reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter.

Website:  http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

C-SPAN’s Student Cam 2015
Deadline: 
January 21, 2017
Description
StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme. The 2016 StudentCam Theme:“YOUR MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON: WHAT IS THE MOST URGENT ISSUE FOR OUR NEW PRESIDENT & CONGRESS TO ADDRESS IN 2017?”
What’s the issue YOU most want candidates to discuss during the 2016 presidential campaign? With cash prizes totaling $100,000, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and 53 teacher advisors! All eligible documentaries must adhere to the Competition Rules. Winners will be announced in March 2017.

Website:  http://contests.viddler.com/studentcam2017/c-span-s-2017-studentcam-competition

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Deadline: 
January 31, 2017
Description
To recognize, support and encourage the young people who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations. Must be currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 and have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the past 12 months that has had a significant impact on race relations in his or her school or community. Award: $1000 Number of Awards: Varies

Website:  http://www.princeton.edu/pprize

Courageous Persuaders Scholarship
Deadline: 
Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017.  Your entry must either be submitted online or postmarked by this date.May: High School winners will be announced at the Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration.

DescriptionHigh School students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to use their creative talents to create 30-second television commercials that stress the message of the dangers of underage drinking, while middle school classrooms judge and determine the scholarship winners.
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Varies

Eligibility: http://courageouspersuaders.com/official-rules/
Website:  http://www.courageouspersuaders.com/

ARRL Foundation
Deadline: 
January 31, 2016. Applications for the 2017 scholarship process must be received between 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 31, 2017.  Transcripts must be received by Thursday, February 16, 2017.  
Description
The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible young radio amateurs pursuing higher education.  More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded in 2015.  In addition, one applicant is selected for the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a high school senior pursuing a degree in business, computers, medical, nursing, engineering or science. NOTE: Please note:  Cell phone photos of transcript(s) will not be accepted.  All transcript(s) must be scanned into a pdf format and emailed tofoundation@arrl.org.

Website:  http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program

February Scholarships

Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Deadline: 
February 1, 2017
Description
Hollister Co has launched an ongoing college scholarships program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities.
Eligibility: must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be U.S. or international students. Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The $2500 scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

Website:  http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/hollister-co-anti-bullying-scholarship/

National FFA Scholarship Program
Deadline: 
February 1, 2017
Description
In 2014, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.2 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.

The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.

More than 1,800 scholarships are available.

Website:  https://www.ffa.org/participate/scholarships

OMRF: Fleming Scholar Program

Deadline:  February 1, 2017
Description
Each year a committee of OMRF employees, mostly scientists, selects the Fleming Scholars. All complete applications received by the appointed deadline are reviewed by selection committee members.  After this initial review, the committee meets to select up to 25 applicants to interview in person, via Skype or phone. Following the interviews, the committee selects as many scholars as there are mentors and funding available. Three or four alternates are named as well. 

Eligibility: To apply for the Fleming Scholar Program, you MUST be: An Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation. At least 16 years of age. Classified as a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior at the time of application submission. A United States citizen or permanent resident or have unrestricted employment authorization in accordance with applicable Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations (example: J-2 with Employment Authorization Document). Applicants with an H-4 visa are not eligible. Willing and able to commit to the program’s entire eight-week time frame, which begins the first Monday following Memorial Day. Scholars are selected based on aptitude and interest in science and math, academic standing, essays and recommendation letters written as part of the application process.
Website:  http://omrf.org/education-outreach/fleming-scholar-program/ 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Deadline:  February 10, 2017. American Indian Scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 15.
Description
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. 

Website:  http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

Scholarships for Military Children Program

Deadline:  February 12, 2017
Description
Reward: $2,000

Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

A total of 700 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2016-17. There will be at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received, and additional recipients will be selected based on a prorate basis, so more applicants will be selected from those commissaries with larger numbers of applicants.

Website:  http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship
Deadline: 
February 15, 2017
Description
In a further effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship—an annual $5,000 scholarship awarded to one deserving college-bound student each year.

Requirements: Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions: • How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life? • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?

Eligibility: To qualify, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must also enter a four-year accredited college or university within 12 months of the application deadline. An independent committee selected by AFA will judge all timely submissions. Author identity will remain anonymous during the judging. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. AFA will award a $5,000 scholarship to the grand-prize winner, a $500 award to the first runner-up and a $250 award to the second runner-up

Website:  http://youngleadersofafa.org//documents/scholarship_application.pdf

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline:  February 15, 2017
Description

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.

Eligibility: Applicant must: The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are: The online application, which includes four essay questions; A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) - you may submit a high school senior graduation photo; One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, an employer); SAT or ACT scores: If you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. NOTE: JRF does not consider the writing scores as part of your examination. You will need to have a copy of your SAT or ACT scores and your latest high school transcript in order to complete the questions on the online application.
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Website: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships

Deadline:  February 20, 2017
Description

Are you a vegetarian who promotes the lifestyle? Three high school seniors graduating in spring 2015 who have promoted vegetarianism in their communities or schools will be awarded The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 (one award) and $5,000 (two awards) in 2015. The deadline to apply is February 20, 2015. Qualifying applications and essays become the property of the sponsoring Vegetarian Resource Group. Applicants are judged on courage, compassion and strong commitment to promoting peace through a vegan lifestyle. Vegetarians do not consume fowl, meat or fish. One $10,000 and Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded. Go to the website for complete details at www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

Website:  http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

The Gordan A. Rich Memorial Foundation (GAR) Scholarships

Deadline:  February 20, 2017
Description
Awards: Various

GAR will accept applications in the Winter of 2015-2016 for grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. Recipients will be chosen based on very demanding criteria, including academic performance, extracurricular activities and financial need. 

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
  2. Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
  3. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
  4. Students must demonstrate financial need.
  5. Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.

Website:  http://www.gordonrich.org/html/apply.html

RiSE Scholarship Foundation

Deadline:  February 31, 2017. Applications ONLY accepted through Dropbox on their site.

DescriptionThe RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit resource and scholarship opportunity for high school students who learn differently.

Applicant must: Must be a current high school, college bound senior, who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited College or University; Must be a U.S. Citizen.; Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4 point scale (or equivalent).; Must have a documented learning disability*, a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify.; Must provide a letter of reference from a teacher, high school counselor, or principal of present high school on the enclosed form. The recipient must provide RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. proof of registration to accepted college or university for the scholarship to be issued the fall semester of the same year that the award is presented. 

Application:http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2016-RiSE-Scholarship-Application-2.pdf

Website: LINK for DROP BOX APPLICATION ON THIS PAGE: http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/

Rose State College Scholarships :  One Application

Hours
Normal Business Hours
Monday - 8am - 7:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday - 8am - 6pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Phone
(405) 733-7374
Contact
Tricia Lawson – Scholarship Specialist
plawson@rose.edu