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Big Money Scholarships

No Comments 30 August 2017

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

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Award amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 1

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.

Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Work/Study Program

Award amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31

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.

The Gates Scholarship

Award amount: Varies
Deadline: September 15

This scholarship is open to low-income, minority high school seniors. It provides funding for the remaining financial need after all other financial aid has been awarded.

Generation Google Scholarship

Award amount: $10,000
Deadline: Early March

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. Male students can apply here and female students can apply here.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Award amount: $500 to $5,000
Deadline: March 30

High school and college students of Hispanic heritage are eligible for this scholarship.  Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

Award amount: Up to $40,000
Deadline: Late September

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).

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

Award amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 1

This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate financial need.

UNCF/Koch Scholars Program

Award amount: $5,000/year
Deadline: April 1

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.

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program

Award amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1

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.

Wentcher Foundation Scholarship

Award amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 1

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.

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Scholarships Expiring in May

No Comments 18 April 2017

Scholarship season doesn’t end just because the school year is. Take a look at this list of scholarships expiring in May.

StudySoup Future Innovator ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup’s core values: Be a Knight; Make an Impact; Succeed Together. Applications are due May 1 and the award amount for this scholarship is $2,000.

Kids’ Chance ScholarshipsThese scholarships are for children whose parents have been permanently disabled or killed on the job. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $500- $2,500. Applications are due May 1.

Teen Spotlight Scholarship Program ­– This scholarship is for high-achieving teens between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. If selected, you will be interviewed, along with your parents, and participate in a photo shoot. Teens can be nominated by their school administration or by other community leaders. The scholarship award amount is $500 and applications are due May 1.

Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship – To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors at an Illinois high school and have taken the ACT or SAT. Applicants must be the children of deceased parents who were veterans of the United States who served after Sept. 15, 1940, and were honorably discharged. The scholarship deadline is May 15 and the award amount is $500.

On The Gas- The Art, Science and Culture of Food ScholarshipThis scholarship is for high school and college students interested in food and beverage and marketing. Each applicant must submit a 1,500-word article related to food and drink or any content related to food and beverage marketing to apply. The award amount for this scholarship is $750 and applications are due May 15.

RCJudge Scholarship – This scholarship is for undergraduate students. Applicants must create a 700- to 1,000-word essay on how the technology for remote-control toys will change in the future. Applications are due May 21 and the award amount is $1,000.

Davis ScholarshipStudents must submit an essay addressing the following prompt: “Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.” The scholarship award amount is $1,000 and applications are due May 22.

Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award – This scholarship is for students who are African American/Latino, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations and must also be entering their senior year in college in the upcoming fall. Applications are due May 26 and the award amount is $5,000.

Cameron Impact ScholarshipThis scholarship is for members of the class of 2017 who are planning to attend a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must demonstrate active participation in community service and extracurricular activities, as well as be motivated leaders and have strong work ethics. The scholarship award amount ranges between $20,000 and $50,000 and applications are due May 26.

Emily Woodward Scholarship – This scholarship is for students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution by the time the winner of the annual scholarship is announced in July 2017. Applicants must be enrolling full-time or part time and submit an essay. Applications are due May 31 and the scholarship award amount is $2,000.

 

Diversity, First Generation Students, Low Income Students

Spotlight on Chicago Scholars

No Comments 28 March 2017

Chicago Scholars is an organization that supports academically ambitious students who are first-generation college students and/or come from low-income households. This organization provides support to its participants during the three transitional periods that typically are the most difficult for first-generation students: the transition from high school to college, the years spent navigating college and the transition from college to career.

Students come from 88 high schools across the Chicago area and 84 percent of program participants from the class of 2021 are first-generation college students. About 91 percent of participants are students of color, with 96 percent of participants attending Chicago Public School high schools.

The first phase of the Chicago Scholars program, College Access: Launch, takes place the summer before a participant’s senior year of high school. This portion of the program allows students to receive help with the college application process, find a best match-fit college and begin to build leadership skills. Scholars are matched with an experienced college counselor who will mentor them for eight one-on-one sessions and guide them through college access workshops.

In October, students have the opportunity to participate in the Onsite Admissions Forum. Chicago Scholars’ more than 175 partner colleges come to Chicago to meet with Scholars and other qualified students from Chicago community-based organizations. Program attendees have the chance to interview with up to six of their best fit colleges, with many students receiving admissions decisions and merit aid scholarships that day.

Scholars begin the College Persistence: Lift portion of the program during their transition to college. Students are exposed to experiential learning, supportive relationships and leadership development so they will be empowered to be confident and self-efficient individuals in college. Participants can participate in a retreat and connect with a peer mentor to help them get through their first year of college.

The final portion of this program, College to Careers: Lead, provides Scholars with career planning and leadership development training that allows them to successfully move into the workforce. Students can participate in workshops and one-on-one training that allow them to explore career paths, write strong résumés and build interview and networking skills.

College Greenlight is a vital part of Chicago Scholars’ counseling and scholarship search process. Program participants learn about College Greenlight through workshops and they are encouraged to create profiles to assist them in meeting their scholarship application goals.

Chicago Scholars aims to create a supportive community and provide access to college resources that students might not have otherwise. If you are a college admissions representative and want to connect with this organization, email Rachel Accavitti at raccavitti@chicagoscholars.org.

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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.

Money, Scholarships

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.

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