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September, 2017

 
 

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Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity for Exemplary Volunteers

National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2017 scholarship opportunity, entitled “Youth Forward.” The company is seeking applicants for six $500 scholarships rewarding a deserving youth – either enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of volunteerism and youth.

 

YOUTH FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP 2017

 

Volunteerism is increasingly important in American society. Indeed, most of today’s High Schools require some type of volunteer work in order to graduate. Colleges and universities as well seek to encourage students to “give back” to their communities.

This scholarship seeks to reward a few deserving youth for his or her commitment to the spirit of volunteerism. The application is handled in essay format. To apply, submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format addressing the following questions:

 

QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN YOUR ESSAY / APPLICATION:

  • What is the area in which you have chosen to volunteer (e.g., homelessness, anti-drunk driving, youth art programs, etc.).? Why did you choose it?
  • How many hours per year / week / month have you volunteered?
  • What are / were your responsibilities as a volunteer?
  • What has been your biggest challenge as a volunteer?
  • What has giving you the most satisfaction as a volunteer?
  • What have you learned from your volunteer position?
  • How are your interests and career goals in alignment with that volunteer focus, or perhaps not?
  • Looking towards the future, how do you see your activities as “forward looking?” What does “forward looking” mean to you?
  • What change do you seek to foster in the world via your volunteer activities?
  • If you were to come back in ten, twenty, or even thirty, years do you think your volunteer activities would have “made a difference?” How so?
 
Round 2 September 1st: application deadline; winner announced 9/30/17
Round 3 December 31st: application deadline; winners announced 1/31/18
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The Gates Scholarship                          

DEADLINE: September 15, 2017

 

Description

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Award

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Basic Eligibility

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

WEBSITE: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

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An Investment in America's Youth

Through the Cameron Impact Scholarship, the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation seeks to invest in exceptional individuals who will make a notable impact in their varied professional and personal relationships throughout their entire lives.  By providing students the resources to learn, grow and develop, we hope to promote their outstanding achievement and potential.  

 

The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually, in December, to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors, C/O 2018 (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.

 

Eligibility for the Cameron Impact Scholarship is based on the following criteria:

The applicant must:

  • Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2018, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;
  • Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;
  • Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;
  • And submit the online application, two (2) required letters of recommendation (link provided once the student-portion of the application is submitted - if you require more time for your recommendations, you may contact the Foundation directly to request the form), and transcript certifying academic performance, by the application deadline.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

The due dates for the Class of 2018 are:

 

Regular Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 at 11:59pm PST

 

http://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/cameron-impact-scholarship

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The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

 

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply.

 

QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

 

Learn about more opportunities offered through the National College Match >>

 

Who Should Apply

  • Academically outstanding high school seniors
  • From families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four

Learn more >>

 

How to Apply

  • Application opens in the summer (before senior year)
  • Research college partners
  • Submit free application and other materials in late September

Learn more >>

 

QuestBridge students have succeeded academically while experiencing long-term financial hardship.

We are looking for academically stellar students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets the admissions standards of our college partners. These are students whom you can envision thriving on the campus of a leading college. In addition, students must demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.

 

The characteristics below are based on successful QuestBridge applicants from previous years, and are not strict requirements or cut-offs:

 

Academic Achievement:

  • In the top 5% or 10% of their class.
  • Have received mostly A’s in the most rigorous classes available.
  • Scored >1270 the SAT (PSAT) or >26 (Composite) on the ACT.

 

Financial Qualification:

  • Household income is less than $65,000 a year, and often less for a typical family of four, with minimal assets.
  • Often eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

 

Personal Circumstances:

  • Often in the first generation in their family to attend a four-year U.S. college.
  • Unusually high level of family responsibility (caring for siblings, part-time work to support family financially, etc.)
  • Extracurricular achievements, such as leadership or community activities.
 
Deadline: 9/27/17
 

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Dolman Law Group Announces $1,100

College Scholarship Video Essay Contest

 

The Clearwater auto accident attorneys at the Dolman Law Group understand the value of education. After all, all of our attorneys have earned an undergraduate degree and successfully completed a rigorous juris doctorate program during law school. We also understand that college can place a tremendous financial strain on both students and their families. As a result, we are offering a $1,100 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to a current or prospective college student. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of our video essay contest, the details of which are outlined below.

 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend
  • Must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of 9/29/2017.
  • Submit videos to: scholarships@dolmanlaw.com

 

Essay Topic

In order to participate in the essay contest, applicants must present a 2-3 minute video essay discussing the following issue:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a total of 5,376 pedestrian fatalities in the year of 2015. We often emphasize safety measurements that drivers can take to avoid these accidents, but pedestrians too have the responsibility to keep safety in mind. Based on your research, what are the main causes of pedestrian accidents and what safety measurements can a pedestrian take to help the decline of pedestrian fatalities? 

 

Deadline to apply for this scholarships is 9/29/2017 at 9AM EST.

 

Website: https://www.dolmanlaw.com/scholarship/

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Marketing Group Scholarship

Deadline: September 30th, 2017

Award Value: $500

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on the day of the deadline.

B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

E) Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

The scholarship winner will be announced roughly six weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on the day of the deadline. No late applications will be reviewed.

In order to apply for the Odenza Marketing Group Fall Scholarship you must like our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/odenza ... and write two small essays. Every essay must contain three essential elements.

1. The essay must provide a thesis statement (in the introductory paragraph). The thesis statement must encapsulate the main argument for the paper. It must be clear and coherent, and it must answer the question that has been put forth on the application.

2. The essay must offer supporting evidence. The writer must provide the supporting evidence in paragraph (not “bullet” or list) form. Each paragraph must contain evidence that supports one idea or concept that proves the thesis statement. The writer must provide citations (in footnote, endnote, or paranthetical form) for all evidence presented.

3. Every essay must follow basic rules of format and grammar. Every paper must contain a beginning (introductory paragraph), a middle (several supporting paragraphs that comprise the body of the paper), and an end (concluding paragraph). Grammar is vital for essay composition. Sentence fragments, misspellings, and improper punctuation denote a carelessly-written and poorly-conceived paper.

 

Essay Question #1: Choose a city located anywhere in the world that you believe would, from a future employment prospective, benefit your career. Explain in under 500 words how spending time in this city would help you become more marketable to a potential employer(s). Clearly identify how it will benefit you. For example, going to Paris may help you if you are interested in Fashion Design. Note that this should not just be stated. You must provide an argument supporting this statement.

 

Essay Question #2: Explain in under 500 words, why you think you should be granted the Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship.

 

Website: http://www.odenzascholarships.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship.php
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Don't Text & Drive Scholarship

Digital Responsibility

Taking Control of Your Digital Life

 

$1,000 Don't Text and Drive Scholarship Is Now Accepting Applications

Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field.

According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving makes drivers 23 times more likely to get into a "safety-critical event."

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving.

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Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about texting while driving (I pledge to not text and drive because...). The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

Deadline: September 30, 2017 to coincide with September's No Texting while Driving Day.

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship

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