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By Kerrijo Ramey
ACT Test Dates 2017-2018
Fall Scholarships - Updated
Scholarships with deadlines between September - November 2017
- EQT – Students of Excellence – Each fall, The State Journal honors exceptional young men and women through the EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program. The awards will honor students who are dedicated to their schools and their communities. This program offers two separate types of scholarship awards. The first is a one-time $1,000 scholarship, one winner will be selected from each WV County. In order to eligible the senior must be in good academic standing and maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students may be enrolling in a technical or trade school, 2yr or 4yr program. The second award provides six WV high school seniors with renewable scholarships of up to $18,000 per year for up to four years. For this award the student must be working toward a degree in one of the following majors: computer science or information technology, engineering (petroleum, civil, or chemical), energy or land management, environmental science, geology, or safety science.
Letter of recommendation helpful, but not required. Picture of student in .jpg form. Letter of recommendation and picture can be emailed to email@example.com or you may send it to Mrs. Ramey firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on eligibility and requirements go to: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wvstate/PDF%20Files/EQT_SOE.pdf
Apply at: https://www.theet.com/statejournal/eventsawards/eqt-students-of-excellence- nomination-form/article_8c318eb8-422b-52b4-bed1-612597db7541.html if site is not working, see Mrs. Ramey for a form. All forms must be given to Mrs. Ramey on Friday, Oct. 6th. No exceptions.
Deadline Extended: October 6, 2017
Award: $1,000 or up to $18,000
AXA Achievement Scholarship - The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. Be current high school seniors who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
Deadline: The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date.
Award: $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000
- Wendy’s High School Heisman – Wendy’s is recognizing young men and women who believe that good enough is never really good enough. Wendy’s is proud to honor those individuals who continue to give and lead their teammates, classmates, and communities. To be eligible the student must have a 3.0 GPA or better and participate in one of the school sponsored sports. For more information on eligibility and requirements go to: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/are-you-eligible/
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Scholarship – Submit your goal for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Write a short essay stating how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less and submit. Rally your friends to vote for you; once you have reached 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans. Dr. Pepper will select finalists to compete during throw-offs at NCAA conference championship games.
Apply at https://www.drpeppertuition.com/
Deadline is October 18, 2017
Award: Up to $100,000
- Horatio Alger Scholarship Program – This program offers two scholarships, state and national scholarships. Both scholarships are to assist high school seniors who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. To be eligible you must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, demonstrate a financial need, exhibit a strong commitment to complete a bachelor’s (4 yr) degree, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
- Coca-Cola Scholarship – The Coca-Cola Scholarship application is available on-line. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 students are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Students may not be children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola Companies or subsidiaries.
- WV Statewide Independent Living Council - The Disability History Contest Committee is proud to announce the 2017 Disability History Essay Contest in WV. this contest is designed to provide you with an opportunity to showcase your writing skills, share what you have learned about the Disability Rights Movement, and use your ability to form and express opinions. This essay contest is open to WV high school seniors. Contestants must compose an original essay, with limited assistance from others. Essays must be typed in 12pt font, double-spaced, and have no more than 4 pages of content. The official topic is: "How technology has removed barriers and improved the lives of people with disabilities."
- Shine Bright Scholarship – The Shine Bright Scholarship application is available on-line. In order to apply, candidates should write a 750 word essay entitled “The True Meaning of a Diamond Engagement Ring”.
Deadline is November 1, 2017
2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – In each state and Washington, D.C., the op middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, and engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent/guardian to Washington D.C., in late April.
Apply at: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2018
Deadline is November 7, 2017
Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program Most Valuable Student - The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The 20 top finalists will participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately.
Deadline is November 27, 2017
Award: 1st place (2) - $50,000, 2nd place (2) - $40,000, 3rd place (2)- $30,000, 4th place (14) - $20,000, and 5th place (480) – $4,000.
- Clarity Scholarship – The Clarity Scholarship application is available on-line. In order to be considered, applicants must submit a 750 word essay on the topic “What I want to achieve in the next five years of life”. The essay should be clear, conscience, and present whatever goal the student is working towards.
Deadline is November 30, 2017
- Common Knowledge Scholarship – CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year. The scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes appear in your account once you register. Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition wins.
Award: amounts range from $250 to $2,500
- SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes - SunTrust is offering a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses. 30 winners will be chosen at random. Two $500.00 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018. Starting September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period.