Paying for College - Scholarships
The best source for merit-based scholarship money will be through the college or university where you plan to attend. However, there are also private scholarships awarded by community groups, individuals, and foundations. Information and applications for these scholarships arrive on a rolling basis and are posted here. Seniors interested in scholarship opportunities should check this website frequently.
Students who match the criteria outlined by the organization are encouraged to apply. Applications for many scholarships are available online. Click on the links below. If there is not a web link, a paper application may be available in the College & Career Center. Students are reminded to observe deadlines. If a counselor recommendation is required, the completed application must be submitted to your counselor at least one week prior to the deadline.
Scholarship Websites to check out
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Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Clearing House - Links to Specialized Scholarships can be found here
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants, Deadline: June 14, 2019. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
American Chemical Society Scholars Program for under-represented students in Chemical studies, ACSSP Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
The American Prospect High School Essay Contest to Engage High School Students on How to Create a More Inclusive Economy Many Americans are considering how to create a more inclusive economy. This competition will give high school students the opportunity to read and reflect on one of four renowned books exploring how the economy works in terms of poverty, race, markets, and democracy. The students’ essays will explore where the economy falls short and what we might do about it. Prizes total $30,000: First place for juniors and seniors is $10,000; second place $5,000; third place $2,500. First place for freshmen and sophomores is $5,000; second place $2,500; third place $1,000. Forty honorable mentions will be awarded at $100 each. The Prospect will publish the winning essays at Prospect.org and feature a selection in the print edition. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. For further information, go to Prospect.org/EssayContest.
ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year. Scholarship page: https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html
AmericanMuscle Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive-themed major(mechanical engineering, robotics etc.) One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Scholarship page: https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html
AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships to students(including high school seniors) pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Scholarship Portal: www.americantrucks.com/scholarships.html
Automotive, Aftermarket University Scholarships. Priority is given to these categories of applicants: Students planning to become technicians in automotive, collision, heavy duty or agricultural fields. Students planning to work for any automotive aftermarket company. Deadline: March 31, 2019
AXA Achievement Scholarships Not accepting applications as of 1/1/19
Calvin Coolidge Presidential Scholars for more information: https://coolidgescholars.org/
Discover Business for students pursuing degrees in Business
Final Fantasy gaming Scholarship Application Deadline 12/15/19
John Lennon Scholarships - for best original composition or song
John Wright Memorial Scholarship ($5000) - for students studying arboriculture. deadline: March 15, 2019
KFC - Colonel's Scholars Program - due in April of your senior year
Overacheivers Student Grant, Grant application Deadline Dec. 31, 2019
QuestBridge- College Prep Scholarship for juniors (high-achieving, low-income)
Rosa Parks Scholarship - due March 1
Thiel Fellowship Grant application Deadline: Deccember 31, 2019
Young Women in Public Affair Award - Zonta - women who are active in their community, student government or workplace (paid or unpaid) should apply. Deadline: April 1, 2019
Zip Recruiter Scholarship - due June 30