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April, 2018

National Society of High School Scholars Foundation

STEM Scholarship 2018

$1,000 college scholarships with a deadline of April 1, 2018.

Requirements include personal statement, list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. 

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates.

The Foundation awards this scholarship to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following STEM disciplines:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences/Pre-med/health-related fields
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Teaching in STEM areas
**Note to all applicants: A transcript, resume, essay, and photo must be submitted for all NSHSS Foundation scholarships (The STEM Scholarship requires a list of STEM activities in lieu of a resume). One educator recommendation will be applied to all NSHSS Foundation scholarships.
LUMC is pleased to award two scholarships each year to graduating seniors in the Antelope Valley.
Begun in 1985, these scholarships are an expression of our gratitude to the community and our commitment to youth. 
In keeping with the original intent of the Centennial Commission, in 1983, the Centennial Scholarship was created as an outreach to the community in the form of a $500 scholarship to a student planning to attend Antelope Valley College. This scholarship will be credited in the student's name at Antelope Valley College. 

And in celebration of the current vital ministry of LUMC, as was the intent of the 1995 creation of the second award, the Second Century Scholarship recognizes a youth in our own denomination with a $500 scholarship.

• Centennial Scholarship - $500
A. Graduating senior from an accredited local high school
B. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
C. Resident of the Antelope Valley a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to graduation
D. Will attend Antelope Valley College

• Second Century Scholarship $500
A. Graduating senior from an accredited local high school
B. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
C. Resident of the Antelope Valley a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to graduation
D. Member or active participant in a United Methodist Church in the Antelope Valley
E. Will attend any accredited two year college, four year college, university, or trade school

SELECTION CRITERIA used for determining annual recipients are as follows:
• Centennial Scholarship
35% A. GP A - include transcript photocopy (Docufile transcript not accepted)
35% B. Participation in school organizations, sports, and community groups
20% C. Essay - no more than two typed, double-spaced pages describing your future goals and how this
scholarship will help you move toward achieving them.
10% D. One letter of recommendation from someone unrelated to you ..
• Second Century Scholarship
25% A. GP A - include transcript photocopy (Docufile transcript not accepted)
20% B. Participation in school organizations, sports, and community groups.
25% C. Participation in church-related programs
20% D. Essay 􀃒 no more than two typed, double-spaced pages describing your future goals and how this
scholarship will help you move toward achieving them.
10% E. Two letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to you. One of these should be someone
aware of your church participation, such as your minister or youth leader.




The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

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DEADLINE: April 1, 2018


The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate students.  The scholarship, established in 1964, is named after the former Governor and United States Senator from New York in recognition of his integrity, courage, and persistence on behalf of numerous civil rights causes. 


Herbert Lehman Scholarships were initially awarded to help African-American students attend formerly segregated four-year colleges and universities in the South and to increase the number of African Americans in the legal profession. 


Today, the mission of the Herbert Lehman Education Program is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality by supporting talented undergraduate students with financial need to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.


Currently, Herbert Lehman Scholarships are open to students who meet the eligibility and award criteria. Awards generally do not exceed four years.


Eligibility & Award Criteria

  • U.S. Citizenship;
  • Must be a graduating high school senior, first-year student in an accredited four-year college, or a student transferring into an accredited four-year college;
  • Demonstrated financial need - must have a combined family income of $65,000 or less;
  • Record of academic achievement; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service

Herbert Lehman Scholarship awards are $2,000 per year for four years totaling $8,000 (as long as scholars remain in good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria).  All students will be notified of their status via postal mail or email by mid-July.


Scholarship Application Checklist

Your application must contain all nine items in the exact order listed below, as following:

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form (found online);
  • A copy of the acceptance letter to the college you will attend;
  • Two recommendation letters;
  • Resume;
  • A copy of your transcript from current school (finalists will be required to submit an official transcript);
  • A personal statement;
  • An essay;
  • A copy of your SAT and/or ACT test scores; and
  • A copy of your Student Aid Report (FAFSA Form).
  • Finalists will be required to submit a head shot photograph (passport size).  Incomplete applications will not be considered.


How to Apply

IMPORTANT: We are accepting applications by email ONLY.  All nine items on the checklist must be attached in one PDF in the order provided by the checklist above and sent to with the subject line:  Herbert Lehman Scholarship – Last name, First name.  If you need additional space in the application form, please attach a separate page.  Applications sent to LDF by mail, fax, or in-person will NOT be accepted.


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Make a statement.

Win a scholarship.

Save a life.

2017/18 video and billboard contests are open for submissions. Bring it on.


Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change.

People know texting and driving is dangerous, but they do it anyway. As an applicant you have one clear mission: create a PSA to encourage your friends to avoid distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Together, we can spread the message that texting and driving is unacceptable for all of us. No one is special enough to text and drive.

Open to 11th and 12th grade students.

Video Competition

We want to see your personal expression come though on your video. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon; whatever moves you. Just make sure it’s in good taste.


In addition to a scholarship, the winning video for both high school and college may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations.


High School Prizes 1ST: $5,000

2ND: $2,000

3RD: $1,000


Radio Competition

We want to see your personal expression come through in your recording. Think of ways to capture the attention of your peers and clearly express your message in a radio ad. Be sure it’s in good taste.


In addition to winning a scholarship, the winning entries may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and aired across the country courtesy of iHeartRadio.


High School Prizes 1ST: $2,000


DEADLINE: 4/1/18


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The Walmart Dependent Scholarship Program awards scholarships of up to $13,000 that can be used over the course of four academic years. Eligible applicants who complete the online application process will be evaluated based on financial need and academic achievement. Approximately 25% of all eligible applicants will receive scholarships.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be the dependent of a Walmart associate (employee) who has been actively employed within any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 2, 2018.
  • Must be a high school (or home school) senior graduating between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018 or a GED candidate earning his or her diploma between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
  • Must enroll for fall 2018 as a freshman/1st year student in a full-time program of study at a two-year or four-year college or university. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of Education Military academies are not approved institutions.
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents.
Application Process
Go to (program key WALDEPS)
Application Deadline
April 2, 2018



Antelope Valley School Boards Association Scholarship

DEADLINE: 4/13/18

The Antelope Valley School Boards Association membership consists of School Board Members throughout the Antelope Valley. The organization has been in existence since 1949 and has enhanced the educational experience for children through networking amongst its members.
Our scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Larry Rucker, a High School Board Member. Since then the names of Richard Dowen Wilsona - School Board Member, James DuPratt  - Antelope Valley Community College Board Member and Larry Lake - Eastside School Board Member have been added.
The Antelope Valley School Boards Association desires to recognize and reward outstanding students who graduate from high school, who pursue higher academic instruction, who demonstrate academic excellence, possess the ability to succeed in the teaching profession and have leadership skills.
The Antelope Valley School Boards Association is offering (1) $750.00 Scholarship to a deserving student who meets the criteria.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
1. Be a graduating High School Senior from within one of the membership Districts of the Antelope Valley School Boards Association (A.V. Union High School District, So. Kern Unified District and Acton-Agua Dulce Unified District)
2. Have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.00
3. Field of Study - Teaching Profession
4. Be a full time student - 12 units or more
5. Will be attending Antelope Valley Community College in the fall
6. Fill out the attached Application below and provide information requested to apply


Youth Free Expression Film Contest: Fight the Power!

Fight the Power: Why (Your) Protest Matters


The right to dissent is a core First Amendment protection. America was born out of resistance and protests have driven social progress ever since. In recent years, our culture of protest has continued to grow and evolve. Political expression can take the form of simple gestures (like a raised fist, a kneel, a taped mouth) or intricate public demonstrations.


This year, in celebration of our right to political expression, NCAC’s Youth Free Expression Film Contest invites filmmakers under 19 years old to submit a four-minute film on PROTEST


Tell us why political dissent is important, why your protest (and that of those who disagree with you) matters. How does your film inspire resistance? Consider what methods of protest are most popular and most persuasive. Are they necessarily the most effective? Do certain forms of protest produce better results? Is protest ever harmful to society?  


Each film must be accompanied by an artist’s statement discussing the elements that speak to these or other reflective questions about the limits of protest. Be thoughtful, be creative and be original. 


The top three filmmakers will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. The first place winner will also receive a scholarship to the New York Film Academy


Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned figures in film, political activism and the performing arts – previous judges have included playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and film director Greg Mottola (Superbad).  


DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted online by April 15, 2018




The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are, on our April 15 deadline:

  • between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
  • permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada
  • currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months
  • working as an individual to lead their service work







$10,000 Award

Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project.

Recognition Gifts

Each winner receives a beautiful personalized plaque and recognition certificate.

Young Heroes Materials

Each winner receives a signed copy of The Hero’s Trail by Barron Prize founder T.A. Barron, along with a copy of Dream Big, our documentary film profiling several former Barron Prize winners. Winners also receive our Young Heroes Activity Guide and Bibliography.

Networking Opportunities

Winners are given the opportunity to connect with other Barron Prize honorees through our Young Heroes online forum.

Media Coverage

Winners are provided with numerous media opportunities – print, television, and radio – to publicize and extend the reach of their service work.


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2018 Raymond H. Krueger Scholarship

The Raymond H. Krueger Scholarship was established by the Antelope Valley Resource Conservation District (AVRCD) in 2000. To apply for a Raymond H. Krueger Scholarship, mail your completed application, photocopy of current transcripts, and letters of recommendation to the AVRCD Scholarship Committee by April 15, 2018. Scholarship amounts will range from $2000.00 to $3000.00 and are based on the number of entries and available funds.  Typically the scholarship is awarded in total to one student, but if the committee desires it can be awarded to two.  Feel free to contact the District Office at 305-3405 for more information.


Eligibility:   All Antelope Valley area high school seniors or continuing college students pursuing a collegiate course of study in an agricultural or related field, natural resource management, biology or botany, and a resident of the Antelope Valley, are eligible to apply.


Deadline:    Scholarship packages must be postmarked by April 15 annually.


Raymond Krueger was a longtime farmer and conservationist who worked tirelessly for 49 years to preserve natural resources in the Antelope Valley. In addition to serving as President of the AVRCD, he was chairman of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts and Southern California Coalition of Resource Conservation Districts. His awards and commendations include the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Unsung Hero Award and Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award, and a Commendation presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.


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See application below.

Negative Population Growth
Open to seniors


Multiple Prizes from $750 to $2,000!

NPG, a national membership organization devoted to population issues, invites students to compete in our Essay Scholarship Contest.


Entries must be received by April 20, 2018.  


Those received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Entries must be submitted online.  Entrants must read the Official rules and release agreement available online. Winners will be announced online at by July 10, 2018. 


With America headed toward a population of approximately 400 million people by 2050 (up from the present 327 million), such huge numbers will surely intensify many of our country’s most critical environmental problems.  Select ONE environmental issue from below, explain how it is made worse by population growth, and describe what measures you would recommend our nation’s leaders take to ensure we protect our fragile environment for generations to come.  Submitted essays will be judged on research of the issues, explanation of the problems, and originality in recommended protective measures.  Submissions must be between 500 and 750 words.

  • Air Pollution
  • Availability of Clean Water
  • Climate Change
  • Destruction of Wildlife Habitat
  • Detrimental Effects of Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Extractions
  • Loss of American Farmland
  • Protection of Wetlands
  • Shrinking of Parks and Green Spaces
  • Urban Sprawl
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A Voice for Animals Contest

Prizes up to a total of $5900* will be awarded to high school students whose entries best promote the humane treatment of animals.


The competition has sections for 14-15 year old students and sections for 16-18 year old students. Participants must currently be attending middle or high school, or be home-schooled, and less than 19 years of age on January 22, 2018 (the date the contest opened for entries). No exceptions!

The contest is open to all otherwise eligible students worldwide regardless of nationality, citizenship, or country of residence.

Entrants in the 14-15 year old section are invited to either write an essay that addresses one of the following: the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering and present ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it. Or write an essay that addresses the impact of climate change on the animal population and discusses how one animal species has been affected by climate change and presents ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it. OR TO WRITE AN Endangered Species Essay

For the 2018 contest, there is a special prize that will be awarded in the 14-15 year old section for essays that address endangered species!

Entrants in the 16-18 year old essay section are invited to write an essay that addresses either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one endangered species, occurring anywhere in the world, and potential solutions to alleviate animal suffering; or that addresses the impact of climate change on the animal population and discusses how one animal species has been affected by climate change and presents ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it.

Entrants in the 16-18 year old Essay with Photos or Video section must become involved in a project (new or pre-existing) that addresses either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one endangered species, occurring anywhere in the world; or that addresses the impact of climate change on the animal population and discusses how one animal species has been affected by climate change and presents ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it.

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Deadline: 4/30/18


E-waste Scholarship


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Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.


The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste.


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 e-waste. 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 e-waste.


Deadline: April 30, 2018 to coincide with Earth 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.


Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.


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