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Greenlight to College Scholarship

No Comments 09 March 2017

College Greenlight is dedicated to helping the next generation of college students overcome obstacles to higher education. The Greenlight to College Scholarship is dedicated to making college more accessible to these students. Applications are due Dec. 31 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

This scholarship is for juniors and seniors in high school. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit, leadership history and extracurricular activities. Students also should embody College Greenlight’s mission in at least one way: demonstrating financial need, having underrepresented minority status or being a first-generation college student. Preference will be given to students participating in a college preparatory program.

To apply, log on to your College Greenlight profile. Select “College Greenlight Scholarships” in your Scholarship Center. Select the Greenlight to College Scholarship and hit the Apply Now button.

Just like that, you will be considered for the scholarship. At College Greenlight, we want our students to have access to every scholarship opportunity they are eligible for. The Greenlight to College Scholarship can get you one step closer to attending your dream college and landing your perfect job.

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Scholarships Expiring in March

No Comments 08 March 2017

Take a look at these scholarships expiring in March. Don’t let that application deadline come and go.

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest —This scholarship is for high school students in the graduating classes of 2017 and 2018. There are no requirements regarding faith. Applicants must submit an essay on a religious-based topic. See its website for further details. Applications are due March 10 and the award amount varies between $500-$2,000.

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest — Applicants must write an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service. In addition to the scholarship award amount, the winner will receive other prizes. Applications are due March 15 and the scholarship award amount is $1,250-$2,500.

Imagination Begins With You … High School Short Story Contest — Applicants must submit an original, unpublished short story of 1,000 words or less. Any genre of fiction or non-fiction is acceptable. Applications are due March 15 and the scholarship award amount varies between $50-$250.

Ayn Rand “Anthem” Essay Contest Applicants must submit an essay for the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand on one of the topics listed on the website. Applications are due March 29 and the scholarship award amount varies between $30-$2,000.

Communicative Disorders Scholarship This scholarship is for graduate students who are studying speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Applications are due March 30 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program Students must write a 2,000 to 2,600-word essay on a given topic. Applications are due March 30 and the scholarship award amount is $2,000.

Abbvie Immunology ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students who are living with inflammatory diseases who are seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in the United States. Applications are due March 31 and the scholarship award amount is $15,000.

Association of State Dam Safety Officials Senior Undergraduate Scholarship — This scholarship is for college seniors who are enrolled in a civil engineering program (or related field). Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in a discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. The application deadline is March 31 and the scholarship award amount ranges between $5,000-$10,000.

Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in the science field. Applicants must submit a one- to two-page essay on why they deserve the scholarship. Applications are due March 31 and the scholarship award amount is $4,200.

Germans from Russia Heritage Society Essay Contest — Applicants must submit an essay on German-Russian history and culture. See website for essay topics. Applications are due March 31 and the scholarship award amount ranges between $100-$1,000.

Greenlight to College Month, Scholarships

Big Money Scholarships

No Comments 21 February 2017

When it comes to scholarships, the bigger the better. Take a look at this list of scholarship with big money awards.

Generation Google Scholarship – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors who are minorities and pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or a related field. Individuals with a disability pursuing an eligible degree also can apply for this scholarship. The award amount for this scholarship is $10,000. Male students can apply here and female students can apply here. Applications are due March 2.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program – College-bound high school seniors who have received standardized testing scores in the top 15 percent (a combined SAT score of 1,200 or above and/or an ACT composite score of 26). Applications open in late September and the award amount is usually $40,000.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors of African American descent who are passionate about technology. Applicants must plan to study engineering, computer science, computer information systems or select business programs (such as finance, business administration or marketing). Applicants must hold a minimum 3.3 GPA. Applications are due March 1 and the scholarship award amount is $5,000.

UNCF/Koch Scholars Program – African American students who plan to study/are currently studying accounting, business, economics, engineering, history, philosophy or political science are eligible for this scholarship. Students must hold a minimum 2.7 GPA. Applications are due April 1 and the scholarship award amount is $5,000.

Wentcher Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in the Chicago Public Schools. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and been accepted to an accredited college or university. Scholarships will be awarded based on talent, need and character. Applications are due March 1 and the scholarship award amount is $10,000.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship – High school and college students of Hispanic heritage are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are due March 30 and the scholarship award amount ranges between $500-$5,000. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program – This scholarship is for members of an American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group. Applicants must be studying banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship award amount varies and the application deadline is May 1.

Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Work/Study Program – Minority students who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen are eligible for this work/study program. Applicants must be pursuing a career in the media industry. Award amount can vary.

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate financial need. Applications are due March 1 and the scholarship award amount is $2,500.

For the opportunity to apply for more scholarships like these, join the Greenlight to College Marathon. It is a free event that gives students a chance to earn up to $100 every hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Central Standard Time), Feb. 25.

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Scholarships for Low-Income and First-Generation Students

No Comments 13 February 2017

Coming from a low-income household or being a first-generation college student can earn you money for college. Take a look at this list to see which scholarships you might be eligible for.

George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship – This scholarship is for low-income, minority students from the San Francisco Bay area. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited not-for-profit, four-year institution for the upcoming fall term. The award for this scholarship is typically $1,000.

Coca-Cola First Generation ScholarshipFirst-generation college students are eligible for this scholarship. This award is available at more than 400 colleges across the country. Contact the school you plan on attending to see if they offer this scholarship and how you might apply.

William F. Gandert Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is for residents of federally assisted, low-income housing or recipients of Section 8 voucher rent assistance that demonstrate both merit and need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with a valid Social Security number, and demonstrate community leadership. Applicants only can apply for one scholarship offered by the NLHA Education Fund per application cycle.

The Villa Esperanza Scholarship – This scholarship is open to first-generation college students who have enrolled at Austin Community College, The University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward’s University, Concordia University, Huston-Tillotson, Texas State University or Southwestern University. The award for this scholarship is typically $2,000.

AIMCO Cares Opportunity Scholarship – This scholarship is for recipients of Section 8 voucher rent assistance that demonstrate both merit and need or residents of federally assisted low-income housing. Applicants must hold a minimum 2.5 GPA and be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with a valid Social Security number. Applicants only can apply for one scholarship offered by the NLHA Education Fund per application cycle.

I’m First Scholarship – This award is for a first-generation college student seeking financial aid and scholarship support for college, who has strong writing skills and a unique perspective and demonstrates leadership in their community. Undocumented students are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply. The award for this scholarship is typically $1,000.

Inland Empire Scholarship Fund – This scholarship is for low-income, high-achieving Latino students from San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in California. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors who demonstrate high academic achievement and community service experience. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $500-$1,500.

Greenlight to College Month

Greenlight to College Marathon FAQs

No Comments 02 February 2017

The Greenlight to College Marathon is Feb. 25. This event gives students the opportunity to earn money for college. If you’re looking for more information before you or your students sign up, here is a guide to everything you need to know.

What is the Marathon?

The Greenlight to College Marathon is a free event that gives students a chance to earn up to $100 every hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Feb. 25. It occurs online at www.collegegreenlight.com.

I’m a counselor, and I’m hosting an event. What should I do first?

Counselors hosting a marathon must complete this form to be entered to win a $50 gift card.

Do students have to register for the marathon to participate?

All students must register. Create a free College Greenlight account or log in to their existing profile to register.  They’ll be prompted to register for the marathon. Registrations begin Feb. 1 and go until the day of the marathon.

How do I promote the marathon to my students?

Share this blog post with your students and encourage them to register for the marathon here. Make sure your students RSVP to the corresponding Facebook event as a reminder.

How do students enter the hourly contests?

The day of the marathon, students should log into their College Greenlight account. They will be prompted to complete a form and upload photos of the following:

  • Confirmation email or webpage from scholarship provider acknowledging completed application
  • Selfie at a campus visit or college fair
  • College list on College Greenlight (Six schools minimum)
  • Completed Greenlight Scholars application

Take a look at the official rules of the contest here.

How will contest winners be announced?

The winners will be announced during the marathon at the beginning of every hour at facebook.com/collegegreenlight and twitter.com/cgreenlight. The winners will be contacted directly via email from the Greenlight team.

 How can students find match scholarships?

Students must log into their College Greenlight account and completely fill out their profile to be matched with scholarships.

If students applied to a scholarship before the marathon can they enter them in the hourly contests?

Yes, students can upload proof of any scholarship with a screenshot from the scholarship provider acknowledging they received the application.

If I have a question for the College team, how can I get in contact with them?

Contact us at info@collegegreenlight.com.

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