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By Kerrijo Ramey
ACT Test Dates 2017-2018
Scholarships with deadlines between November - January
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
- Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship – The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. One applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. How to apply: Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Then complete the online application and upload your video, artwork, essay, etc to the application.
Deadline: December 1, 2017
AXA Achievement Scholarship - The AXA Achievements 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
- ACT Student Champion Scholarship/Award – The ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place. A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions. Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.
Deadline: December 31, 2017
- JFK Profile in Courage Essay – 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. Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word county. Essays must be in the original work of the student. John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given. Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified. Essays must have a minimum of five sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. For more information on eligibility and requirements: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Contest-Topic-and-Information.aspx
Deadline: January 4, 2018
Award: 1st place - $10,000 2nd place $1,000 five finalists will receive $500 each
- WV Junior Chamber International Senate – This grant is awarded on the basis of scholarship, a personal statement outlining the applicant’s college goals, demonstrated leadership ability, financial need, and other criteria.
See Mrs. Ramey for an application.
Deadline: Application forms must be postmarked no later than January 5, 2018.
Award: 15, $1000 grants nationwide will be awarded. WV Junior Chamber International Senate will award a $250.00 T. Dewitt Shingleton/Stewart Howard scholarship and a plaque
- GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and GE have established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: 1. demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; 2. demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); 3. be citizens of the United States of America; 4. be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and 5. plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
To apply: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/
Deadline: January 4, 2018
Award: 10,000 renewable for up to three additional years.
- The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation - TGKVF helps students follow their educational dreams and prepare for their future careers. TGKVF administers over 500 funds and more than 100 of those are designated for statewide scholarships. Carefully review all scholarships available, you may PICK ONLY TWO scholarships to apply to. There is one scholarship that is specifically for Webster County students (J.D. Cutlip Scholarship). You will fill out one application for both scholarships you choose to apply to.
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award: Varies depending on scholarship
- Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program, or financial aid. Students must write an essay of no more than 550 words. They are to write a goal statement that includes specific information on experience or steps taken toward the goal, persuasiveness (how your past experiences/achievements and your future planning increase the probability of reaching your goal), why you think that you will succeed. Will also look at grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The online application and your essay may be applied to more than one scholarship.
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award: Varies depending on scholarship
- Redfin Scholarship – Need to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Answer the following question in 300-500 words: Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?
Deadline: January 31, 2018
- 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.
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