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Financial Aid Night - Information
The powerpoint below is from the FAFSA.gov website, with our state and local information included. This was shared at the Financial Aid Night in November and provides a general overview of the FAFSA and other financial aid avenues.
WEBSITES TO USE:
www.fafsa.gov - Make sure you are on the .gov site and not another website. There are fake websites out there that charge to fill out the FAFSA. Remember that the F at the beginning of FAFSA stands for FREE. The customer service at FAFSA is wonderful and are there to help EVERYONE through the process if you have questions.
On this website is the FAFSA4Caster. This gives you the opportunity to estimate your financial aid numbers.
www.GACollege411.org - This is where students find information for the HOPE Scholarship. It is important that students go to this website and determine if they remember their passwords and accounts.
“B. Davis Scholarship”
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are renewing the scholarship for 2014.
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
The deadline for applications is May 26, 2014
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
PENN STATE Millennium SCHOLARS
This highly selective program is open to academically strong high school seniors whose future plans include a commitment to pursuing a doctoral degree in science or engineering, and who are committed to increasing the diversity of researchers in science and engineering.
For details regarding candidate qualifications and a link to the application, visit the Penn State Millennium Scholars program web site: http://millennium.psu.edu
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 9, 2014
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study only, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must: be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014 are also eligible.
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 2014-2015 academic year.
demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
demonstrate financial need;
be citizens of the United States of America;
In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.
For other opportunities see:
Brian Jordan Foundation Scholarship
The Brian Jordan Foundation Scholarship assists students, who are financially underprivileged, with college tuition up to $1000 per recipient for four years.
To learn more and apply click on Brian Jordan Foundation Scholarship
Area II Gwinnett Council Scholarship
That means that you have a 1 in 170 chance (if all your senior peers apply) OR BETTER to win this Scholarship!
The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest.
JACKSON EMC SCHOLARSHIPS
Three different scholarships are available– A.T. Sharpton Unrestricted Scholarship, A.T. Sharpton Restricted Scholarship, and the Walter Harrison Scholarship. Applicants must be either a customer of Jackson EMC or must be the son or daughter of a customer and live as a primary resident in their parents’/guardians’ household, and scholarships are based on academic ability, extra-curricular activities, personal sketch and letters of recommendations.
The applications for each of the scholarships and additional eligibility criteria can be found at the Jackson EMC’s Web site, www.jacksonemc.com/scholarshipsor on the Community Foundation’s Web site, www.ngcf.org/scholarships.
Ka Future Educator Scholarships
Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) has a scholarship for any senior planning on attending a college/university in Georgia and pursuing an education career. The application and information can be found on GAE's website (www.gae.org)--halfway down the page by clicking on blue tab "GAE Foundation Scholarships and Awards".
Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship
The Simon Youth Scholarships program pays one-time and renewable scholarships to high school students in every community that is home to a Simon mall each year. Targeting first-generation college students and those with demonstrated financial need, the Simon Youth Scholarships program furthers the SYF commitment to extending educational opportunities to all students who want to learn, no matter their personal circumstances.
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program annually awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with up to $10,000 renewable scholarships. For more information, go to www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
First place winner receives $10,000. Students write an essay on an eact of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, go to www.jfklibrary.org
Samsung High School Scholarship Program
High School Students- Ten (10) $1000 Scholarships
Students are to write an essay in 300 words or less answering the following question, "How will technology enable the collaboration process in the future?" Group collaboration can be beneficial to learning and creative problem solving. Digital tools like Skype, WebEx, Face Time, tablets, interactive white boards and Samsung Document Cameras will all have a significant role. Ten $1,000 student scholarships will be chosen.Enter Scholarship Program
Univision welcomes ALL Latino students to apply for their scholarship program that opens on November 1st. Go to the Es El Momento link to begin the application. The scholarship is for $5000 per year, renewable as long as the student maintains the performance requirements. Go to http://vidayfamilia.univision.comand look for the Es El Momento section.
Students must be Hispanic and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will award up to $1,000 to this year’s winner(s). Interested high school juniors and seniors will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website.
American Legion - Get Money for College. Scholarship and financial aid information at your fingertips: www.legion.org/needalift
Co-Op Scholarships at participating universities Go to www.waceinc.org to find out how your education can be enhanced by full employment opportunities and scholarship money. Outstanding way to attend college for less money and graduate with higher salaries!
Northwest Missouri State University - STEM Scholars
NMSU was recently awarded a grant that will allow them to support several students in either Computer Science or their Interactive Digital Media/Computer Science Program. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need. To apply, first apply to NMSU. Indicate that you want to major in one of these programs and then go to the website below to apply for the scholarship:
Boston University - Trustee Scholarship Competition
Earn a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Boston University. Go to bu.edu/admissions/trustee
Samsung K-12 ROI Gift Programs Are Back!
Samsung is offering three ROI gift programs that we believe will help boost the skills and intelligence of K-12 students across the country. Learn more about our Grant, Scholarship, and Superhero programs that offer a SAMCAM 760 document camera for your school and/or scholarship money for your students. Good luck!
2013 Grant Program http://www.samsunggrants.com/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=ROI&utm_campaign=ROI-Email&_opt_ck=5feb2ff0-756d-11e2-bd2a-003048cf012c&optify_r=EMAIL&optify_rd=ROI+Gift+Programs+Are+Back
In 100 words or less, what unique lesson plan would you create with the SAMCAM 760 document camera? Twenty (20) finalists will be chosen and then given a SAMCAM 760 document camera for two weeks. The finalists will then record and submit their lesson plan with their class. Ten (10) teachers will then be chosen and awarded the SAMCAM 760
2013 Superhero Program
K-12 students can enter a 1-3 minute video portraying their favorite historical character for a chance at $500 and a SAMCAM 760 for their school. Ten (10) finalists will be chosen each round and then teachers and students will vote to select the winner.
Deadlines: November 30, 2013
Capture more pupils with the new Samsung SAMCAM 760 document camera. Watch "Let the Students Decide," a series of live demonstrations showing Samsung's superior image quality when compared to its competitors in a head-to-head challenge.
Deadline: Last day of each month
Scholarships available: 1 every month
Mission: Sussle collects the best content by topic. This is not your usual scholarship. There is no application or essay, and it's actually fun. By participating, you will be posting your knowledge for the benefit of others, and in return, the best contributor will win the scholarship.
The Tech High School Alumni Association/W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship
The Tech High School Alumni Association/W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship was established for students pursuing degrees in mathematics, engineering or one of the physical sciences and provides a $5,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years/eight semesters. Beginning in 2014, the minimum GPA will be a 3.0 instead of the 3.7 GPA listed on our website, and preference will be given to students planning to stay in-state for school, but otherwise all other criteria will remain the same. We would love for you to share this opportunity with your students as they begin planning for their college careers. We also hope you will encourage your students to visit our website (http://cfgreateratlanta.org) to view the other scholarships that we have available. They range in award amount from $500-$5,000 and many are renewable.
USciences 4th Annual Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship
University of the Sciences’ Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policyencourages you to be creative and think out of the box in persuading people to live a healthy lifestyle. Mayes is sponsoring a business competition, open to all sophomore, junior and senior high school students. Total scholarships and cash prizes in excess of $10,000 are available to the winning teams who develop the best Healthy Lifestyles campaign using social media. Social media includes: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Selected presentations will be made at USciences’ Mayes College, Saturday, November 16, 2013, starting at 10:00 am.
For details and to enter the competition, visit our website today!
2014 TCS Competition Scholarship
The Department of Technology, Culture and Society at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is pleased to announce our 2014 TCS Competition for High School Students where your students can compete for scholarships! The aim of the competition is to enhance awareness of the impact technology has on our society and culture. High school sophomores and juniors may choose to participate in one of the three competitions listed below. We hope that you will be able to inform your students of this exciting opportunity.
Please go to www.poly.edu/tcscompetition for complete information and registration.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Application will be available for review beginning October 15th, with the online application available November 1st. Students may visit JackieRobinson.org to learn more about the organization that the New York Times described as providing “what might be the educational effort in the country.” Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. In addition to cash grants, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive, four-year program that includes: mentoring, leadership development, practical skill-building, internship and job counseling and placement, and a myriad of networking opportunities. Close to 1400 JRF Scholars have been selected since the first awards were made in 1973. To learn more about the foundation and our program click here.
Interested in Computer Science? Google has a full list of scholarships: