Announcing the Frank M. Eidson, P. A. Scholarship Essay Contest



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Announcing the Frank M. Eidson, P.A. Scholarship Essay Contest. Three scholarships worth a combined total of $3,000 will be awarded to Florida high school students who write winning essays in this inaugural Scholarship Essay Contest. To be eligible for this contest, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be a current high school student within the state of Florida, be on pace to receive your high school diploma or GED within 9 months, and be accepted and planning to attend an institution of higher learning located within the state of Florida. All completed applications must be received no later than May 15, 2015. Applications may be downloaded at: www.frankeidson.com/college-scholarship .

Charity’s Angels are pleased to announce their Annual Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior who is planning to attend college in 2015. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is an active Catholic and is a resident of Deltona, Debary, Orange City, or Enterprise. Consideration for the scholarship is based on GPA, community, church, and school involvement, and financial need. The deadline to apply is April 24, 2015. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.

International Academy would like to award two $2,500 scholarships to each Volusia and Flagler County high schools. Two graduating seniors from each high school that are interested in a rewarding career in the Beauty Industry will be awarded these scholarships to begin either the Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetics and Advanced Makeup Artistry Program or Spa Specialist Programs this year. For more information please visit: http://iahd.net/financial-aid/industry-scholarships/ .

Discover Student Loans will be giving away $50,000 in scholarships to high school and college students. Now through February 29, 2016, students are automatically entered to win a $2,500 scholarship when they sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at: www.CollegeCovered.com . To learn more about these scholarships, please visit: www.DiscoverStudentLoans.com/Scholarship .

Mometrix Test Preparation is hosting their first ever college scholarship essay contest. Scholarship awards of $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 will be given to students who are selected. Applicants must write an essay of approximately 400 words (2000 characters)on what test preparation practices work best for you and why. Applications are due by May 22, 2015. For more information please visit: www.mometrix.com/collegescholarships .

The Volusia Association of School Administrators is pleased to announce the Alicyn Bouie Educational Scholarship. This $500 scholarship, given in memory of Alicyn Bouie, is being offered to a graduating high school senior who intends to major in education. Applicants must write an essay of 300 words or less on why they wish to become a teacher and why the scholarship would be important to them. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and are due to Lisa Carter in Guidance by April 22, 2015.

Applications for the Paul Prescott Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Given in memory of Paul Prescott, (DeLand High Class of 2003) this $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who played sports in high school and plans to major in a technical/vocational program, such as Engineering. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Carter in Guidance by April 27, 2015.

Kiwanis Club of DeLand, FL is pleased to announce their 2015 Scholarship for seniors. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, must provide a listing of all community service, and an official copy of their academic transcript. In addition, a 300 word minimum essay must be included with the application on the topic, “What I Have Learned From My Involvement in Community Service.” Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be postmarked by March 19, 2015.


The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship program offers 4 four-year, $8,000 scholarships to dependents of AFT members (VTO members are also members of AFT). In addition, 10 one-time scholarships of $1,000 each will also be awarded. For more information and to access the application, please visit: http://www.aft.org/about/member-benefits/scholarships . Applications are due March 31, 2015.
Applications for the West Volusia Retired Educators Association 2015 Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Four West Volusia graduating high school students will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a 2015 student from one of the following high schools: DeLand, Deltona, Pine Ridge, T. Dewitt Taylor, or University. Consideration for the scholarship is based on GPA, letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor, involvement in school/community, and financial need. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.
The Lions Club of DeLand is proud to offer one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans on pursuing a career in the medical field. Applicants must complete an essay outlining their career goals in the medical field. Financial need may also be considered. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and are due to Lisa Carter by April 1, 2015.
The Community Partnership Program, Inc. is pleased to offer a one-time, non-renewable scholarship award which will be awarded to a worthy student who is interested in pursuing a start in life through higher education. This scholarship is specifically for a student who wishes to pursue a major in the Arts or Sciences. Applicants must also be a resident of the City of DeBary, FL, must have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.5 or above, must be planning to continue their education in the year immediately following high school graduation, must be a graduating student of a Volusia County High School, and must provide proof of registration at a postsecondary school. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2015. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.
Give Kids A Chance offers scholarships to students from low income families. Applicants must be a Florida resident, must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate an interest in school and community activities, and must have documented financial need (eligible students must have a family income of less than 60% of the median family income in the area in which they reside.) Scholarship applications are available online at: www.gkac.org and must be submitted by April 30, 2015.
Scholarship and standard applications are open for Camp Cardiac Orlando 2015! Camp Cardiac, run by local medical students in 20 cities nationwide, is a 1-week summer day camp open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine. Students may learn more and apply by visiting: www.campcardiac.org . The scholarship application deadline is April 6, 2015.
Announcing the Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship offered by the Orlando Runners Club. The Orlando Runners Club will provide a $1,000 scholarship for up to four students. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, or Volusia counties who have competed in cross country, track, or both. The winners will be selected based on their academic achievements, athletic abilities, school and community involvement, and financial need. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be received by the Orlando Runners Club by April 14, 2015.
UCF is currently seeking academically talented graduating high school seniors for the LEAD Scholars Academy Academic Program. This leadership development program offers unique services and opportunities for UCF students and emphasizes academics, community service, and leadership. Students who have been accepted to UCF and are interested in applying for this outstanding program may visit: http://lead.sdes.ucf.edu/apply .
Chegg.com offers unique scholarships to college bound students. Over $1 billion dollars in awards are available, with amounts varying according to the individual scholarship being offered. For more information and to apply online, please visit: http://www.chegg.com/scholarships .
The Volusia School Counselor Association is pleased to offer (2) two $250 scholarships to graduating Volusia County high school seniors. Applicants must submit a one-page typed essay describing the positive impact a school counselor has had on their lives. All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2015. Scholarship applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.
Are you a DeLand High senior who is ranked in the top 10% of your graduating class? Do you have financial need? Have you been active in your community? If so, you are eligible to apply for the $5,000 Foard Award. Please note that the application deadline has been extended until Friday, March 20, 2015. To apply online please visit: On-line Application Link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=fiaADTHDZeZi5nuO_sg8Lr3UX-D2_LpoTdD1mG9NBcY1

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Kiwanis Club of DeLand, FL is pleased to announce their 2015 Scholarship for seniors. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, must provide a listing of all community service, and an official copy of their academic transcript. In addition, a 300 word minimum essay must be included with the application on the topic, “What I Have Learned From My Involvement in Community Service.” Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be postmarked by March 19, 2015.
The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholarship program offers 4 four-year, $8,000 scholarships to dependents of AFT members (VTO members are also members of AFT). In addition, 10 one-time scholarships of $1,000 each will also be awarded. For more information and to access the application, please visit: http://www.aft.org/about/member-benefits/scholarships . Applications are due March 31, 2015.
Applications for the West Volusia Retired Educators Association 2015 Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Four West Volusia graduating high school students will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a 2015 student from one of the following high schools: DeLand, Deltona, Pine Ridge, T. Dewitt Taylor, or University. Consideration for the scholarship is based on GPA, letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor, involvement in school/community, and financial need. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.
The Lions Club of DeLand is proud to offer one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans on pursuing a career in the medical field. Applicants must complete an essay outlining their career goals in the medical field. Financial need may also be considered. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and are due to Lisa Carter by April 1, 2015.
Announcing the Charlie Lundell Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by ME STRONG. This scholarship is given to honor the memory of Charlie Lundell who passed away from cancer last year. Mr. Lundell was a loving husband to DeLand High teacher, Melissa Lundell, and proud father to their twins Gianna and Luke, and to his children Karen and Chase. Mr. Lundell taught math for 20 years at Pine Ridge High School. Graduating seniors who are interested in applying for this scholarship must write a 500 word typed essay explaining how the effects of cancer have touched their lives. In addition, applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be college bound for Fall of 2015. One student will be selected from both DeLand High School and Pine Ridge High School to each receive a $500 scholarship. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be submitted to Lisa Carter by April 1, 2015.
The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program. Hallbeck Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited college or university, and must maintain a "B" average. Five Vocational Scholarship winners receive up to $3,000 to be used for three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial, or vocational school. Vocational Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited community college or vocational school, and must maintain a "B" average. Applicants may only apply for either the Hallbeck or Vocational scholarship, not both. Applicants must be high school seniors, must be a child, grandchild, stepchild, or legally adopted child, of a current, retired, or deceased American Postal Workers Union memberApplication forms and instructions are available on the APWU website at: www.apwu.org/dept/sec-treas/stscholarships.htm . All applications and materials must be received by March 16, 2015.

Announcing the 2015 Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship for Volusia County high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in education. One senior from each high school will be chosen to receive this $300 scholarship. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be returned to Mrs. Carter by March 31, 2015.

The George Marks Elementary PTA is pleased to be able to award the John Thomas Scholarship again this school year. Applicants must be graduating seniors at DeLand High School who attended George Marks Elementary. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. All completed applications must be received by April 8, 2015.

The Seminole Club of Volusia & Flagler Counties, Inc. is pleased to offer at least six $500 scholarships to incoming freshmen who will be attending The Florida State University. Seniors who have been accepted to FSU for the Fall semester, and who have made the non-refundable deposit to ensure their space, are eligible to apply for these scholarships online at: www.DBNoles.com. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2015.

Minerva Beauty is proud to sponsor the Minerva Beauty Cosmetology Scholarship for the year 2015. A total of five winning applicants will be chosen to each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology program in the U.S.A., must have completed at least one semester with an accredited school and apply any scholarship winnings toward classes with an accredited school, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, must submit a one page typed essay on a designated topic, amd must submit a letter of recommendation from a cosmetology professional. Applications are available online at: http://www.minervabeauty.com/Minerva-Beauty-Cosmetology-Scholarship.pdf and must be submitted by May 31, 2015.
The SFC. Matthew L. Eskridge Memorial Award is a $500 scholarship offered to a graduating student from any High School within Volusia County. The recipient is selected by Rolling Thunder’s Education Program Awards Committee, and is based on several key elements relating to veterans , and prisoners of war-missing in action (POW-MIA). Eligible applicants must be a high school senior residing in Volusia County, must be a relative of active military, retired service member or veteran, must submit an essay explaining in detail what he/she has done to promote the education of the POW-MIA issue and/or how they have supported active military and/or veterans. The recipient must use the scholarship to pursue their education or as needed should they join the military upon high school graduation. For more information please visit the Rolling Thunder website at: www.rollingthunderfl8.com or contact the Scholarship Chair, Richard Malfitano at: (917)660-7463.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee. All high school students in the graduating classes of 2015 and 2016 can enter by writing an essay on a specific religious liberty topic. The grand prize is $2,000, second prize is $1,000, and third prize is $250. For more information and to download entry forms, please visit: http://bjconline.org/contest . All applications must be postmarked by March 6, 2015 to be eligible.

Boston University is pleased to announce the 40th annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. Seniors who are planning to apply to Boston University are encouraged to visit:

http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/costs-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee to learn more about these four-year full-tuition scholarships to BU. Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Nominations, essays, and applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

The Law Firm of Ayo and Iken is proud to announce the second year continuation of their Children of Divorce Scholarship. This scholarship is targeted to Florida high school seniors that are members of a separated household. Two scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded to recipients to be used toward their first year of college. Full details, requirements, an application, and information about last year’s winners may be accessed at: www.myfloridalaw.com/children-of-divorce-scholarship-ayo-iken/. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

Applications for the Lions District 35-0 Youth Exchange Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. This $1,000 scholarship is available to high school seniors living in or attending high school in Lions District 35-0 (Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Orange, Osceola, Polk (north of State Road 60), Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.) Scholarship winners may use the award for visiting a foreign country under the Lions Clubs International’s Youth Exchange Program, for educational seminars or educational travel, or for college expenses. All scholarship applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2014.

Announcing the 2014-2015 William S. Harvey Deltona Scholarship Program. Applicants must reside in the City of Deltona and have maintained at least 6 months of residency within the city, have a minimum 2.00 GPA, have most recent standardized test scores, have applied or been accepted as a full time student at an accredited Florida community college, college and/or university, and must enroll upon graduation from high school. Scholarship recipients must provide the Scholarship Advisory Board a letter of intent to enroll in college. These scholarships, ranging in value between $1,000 and $3,000, are awarded based on the applicant’s financial needs, scholastic achievements, and participation in academic and community organizations and programs. All completed applications must be postmarked by February 20, 2015 or hand delivered by February 20, 2015, no later than 5:00 pm. Scholarship applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.

The Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship is offered to students under age 18 who have not yet graduated from high school. Eligible students must also show evidence of community volunteerism and must live in a community that has a Kohl’s department store. The deadline to apply for these scholarships, valued between $1,000 and $10,000, is March 15, 2015. Applications are available online at: www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp .



Seniors who plan to study engineering in college may wish to apply for an SAE Engineering Scholarship. Several different scholarships are available online at: http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman . Each scholarship is endowed by an individual, company or organization, therefore, the requirements and award amounts vary according to the individual scholarship guidelines. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is January 15, 2015.
Announcing the George W. Jenkins Scholarship at the University of Miami. This four-year scholarship, funded by Publix Super Markets Charities, is a premier scholarship awarded to students who have demonstrated academic merit, financial need, a strong work ethic, community involvement and a history of overcoming significant adversity. Valued at over $55,000 annually, this scholarship is open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of FL, GA, SC, AL and TN. In addition, applicants must be nominated by their high school Guidance Counselor, have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, and have taken a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum. If interested, please see Lisa Carter in Guidance. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014.
The Air Force ROTC can assist with college expenses through numerous scholarships, both competitive and non-competitive. Seniors who are interested in applying for Air Force ROTC scholarships may visit: www.afrotc.com . The high school scholarship deadline is December 1, 2014. Air Force ROTC offers a world of opportunity for students, including top-notch leadership development to last a lifetime!
The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Applicants must be a high school senior and a U.S. citizen. For more information and to download a scholarship application, please visit: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm . All completed applications must be dropped off to the DeLand Elks Lodge #1463, 150 S. Clara Avenue, DeLand or sent via U.S. mail to the following address: DeLand Elks Lodge #1463, P.O. Box 567, DeLand, FL 32721. The deadline for applications to be received is December 5, 2014.
The University of South Florida (USF) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Kosove Society Scholarship. As one of the most prestigious scholarships at USF, Kosove Scholarship recipients receive an all-inclusive scholarship to USF-Tampa. Funds to participate in academic conferences and fieldwork experiences, as well as study abroad opportunities, are also provided to scholarship recipients. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and a 1250 SAT or 28 ACT. Scholarship applications are due December 12, 2014. To download an application please visit: http://usfalumni.org/s/861/images/editor_documents/2015-2016_scholarship_applications/kosove_undergraduate_scholarship_application_2015-2016.pdf .
Applications are now available for The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. These non-renewable scholarships, valued between $1,000 and $15,000, were created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2015. Students are encouraged to apply online at: www.NFIB.com/YEA until December 18, 2014.

The GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship Program, honoring the legacy of our nation’s 40th President, rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Scholarship recipients receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to three additional years - $40,000 total. Awards for undergraduate study only, may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship at school, at the workplace and in the community. In addition, they must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, must demonstrate financial need, be U.S. citizens, be graduating high school seniors attending high school in the U.S., and 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 U.S. for the entire 2015-2016 academic year. To apply online by January 8, 2015, please visit: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/ge-rfscholarships.aspx


Applications for the APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) General Scholarship are now available for eligible students at: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html . Applicants must: Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census , and be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply. Applicants must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED, be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2015, must submit one letter of recommendation online, and must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline to apply is January 9, 2015.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. In addition, applicants must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States, must have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED, must enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2015 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student, must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria, and must have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the January 14, 2015 deadline. For additional information and to apply online please visit: http://www.gmsp.org/.
The University of Florida is proud to announce the fourteenth year of their Lombardi Scholarship Program and the sixth year of their Stamps Scholar Program. Students selected for these awards exemplify a commitment to excellence, community service, and public responsibility. Up to two outstanding seniors may be nominated from our school who are seeking admission to UF for fall or summer 2015. The postmark deadline for the nominated students’ applications is January 30, 2015. Although UF decisions will not be made by this date, the committee will take decisions into account when they become available February 13, 2015. Application and nomination forms can be found at: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Lombardi-and-Stamps-Scholars.aspx . Nominees for the award should rank at or near the top of their class and demonstrate significant academic achievement through course work, writing, artistic production, or research. Please see Lisa Carter in Guidance by January 15, 2015 if you are interested in being considered for nomination from DeLand High School.
Stetson University and the Edmunds foundations are pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Merit-Based Scholarship to be awarded to one outstanding first-year student beginning in Fall of 2015. This prestigious merit-based award will include full undergraduate tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board for four years (eight semesters.) Candidates for this outstanding scholarship program must meet the following minimum requirements: Have a secondary GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, possess an ACT Composite score of at least 30 or a minimum combined SAT-1 score of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math), and be nominated by the school Principal or a U.S. Senator/Representative. Each high school may nominate two candidates. If interested, please see Lisa Carter in Guidance. Scholarship applications and all supporting documents are due by January 16, 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.stetson.edu/administration/financial-planning/scholarships/j-ollie-edmunds .
High school juniors and seniors for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE’s essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic. One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing. FIRE will accept essay contest entries from August 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015. Winners will be notified by January 31, 2015. To enter, visit: http://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/.
The Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation will be awarding scholarships to students in the Central Florida area. Up to $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2015. In addition to having a minimum 3.0 GPA, and residing in either Volusia, Seminole, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Lake, or Brevard counties, applicants must also be in the process of applying to an accredited junior college, four-year college or university. Applicants must also meet the required family or personal affiliation with the U.S. Marine Corps or the U.S. Navy Corps. For more information and to download an application, Please visit: http://www.centralfloridamarines.org/scholarship . Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2015.

Announcing the Sun Trust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes. A total of thirty (30) $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses at a college or university. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and is free to enter. Eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. Students may enter the sweepstakes once every two weeks, up to 15 times during the sweepstakes period. Two winners will be chosen randomly every two weeks from October 31, 2014 to May 15, 2015. Sweepstakes entries will close on May 15, 2015. Enter at: https://www.suntrusteducation.com/Scholarshipsweepstakes/index.html .


The Arts for Life Scholarship Program annually awards $2,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in visual art, music, drama, dance, or creative writing. Students who are graduating from a public, private or virtual school or a home education program in Florida in the Spring of 2015 are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Interested students may apply online at: http://artsforlifeaward.org/apply/ . The application deadline is February 2, 2015.
Me-2U is changing the way high school students differentiate themselves for college and career by organizing, preparing and marketing students. Our on-line application captures the students "high school resume", organizes it in an easy to use format, preps the student with scholarship info, college info and testing info, plus markets students directly to colleges and job recruiters through our application. For more information on the $2,222 no-essay scholarship application please visit: http://www.me-2u.com/campaigns/scholarship1409/ .
This year 195 merit scholarships, totaling $4.7 million, will be awarded through the WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program. Students who are admitted at one of the 11 WACE Partner Institutions and who have a minimum 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply for these scholarships. For more information and to apply online, please visit: www.waceinc.org . The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015.
Seniors who are interested in attending either the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) or Universal Technical Institute (UTI) may wish to apply for three $20,000 scholarships to pursue a technical career. Applications for the Dennis Anderson/Grave Digger Scholarship to UTI, valued at $20,000, are available online at: www.UTI.edu/gravedigger and are due by February 27, 2015. The Ricky Carmichael Scholarship and the Jeremy McGrath Scholarship, both to MMI, are valued at $20,00 each and are due by April 10, 2015. Online applications may be found at: www.MMItech.edu/rc and www.MMItech.edu/mcgrath respectively.
The Navy League Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications from high school seniors. Children and grandchildren of current or former members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines, as well as members of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps are encouraged to apply. The Navy League Foundation offers four-year scholarships, each worth $10,000. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://navyleague.org/aboutus/scholarship.html . The application will close on March 1, 2015.
The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications from eligible high school seniors. Prospective applicants must be a senior at one of the high schools located in Volusia County, and be the child of a parent (or legal guardian) that is a member of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce. Additional criteria to be considered include community service, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, character, integrity, initiative and other personal qualities, as well as financial need. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on March 31, 2015. Please see Lisa Carter in Guidance for an application.
On behalf of the Temple Israel of DeLand sisterhood, the David Bigman Memorial Scholarship is now being offered. The criteria are as follows:

1. Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Please include proof of GPA.

2. One or more parent or grandparent must be Jewish.

3. Write an essay on the topic, "It takes a village to raise a child. How has my Jewish community impacted my education, and what can I bring to my Jewish community for future students?"

4. Length of essay is flexible but should be well thought out, grammatically correct, double spaced and printed. It must also include your name, address, email and phone number.

5. Winner will share with temple congregation on a Friday night in April/May 2015.

6. Scholarship winner will receive $450.00 toward college tuition, fees, books, etc.

7. All submissions should be sent to: Temple Israel of DeLand, Attn: Jill Rubin, 1001 E. New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724 by April 6, 2015 for consideration.


The Florida Association of the Deaf will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a senior from a mainstreamed school in Florida who is deaf or hard of hearing. The scholarship will be a one-time, nonrenewable award. Eligible applicants must have a significant bilateral hearing loss (30 dB or greater) unaided as shown on a current audiogram, must complete all courses for a high school Standard Diploma, and plan to attend a higher education accredited institution as a fulll-time student. In addition, applicants must have an unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher, proof of an ACT or SAT score, as well as community/extracurricular involvement, leadership and good citizenship. To download a scholarship application and for additional information, please visit: www.fadcentral.org . The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.
The Southern Scholarship Foundation provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), financial need (as identified on FAFSA), and good character. With this scholarship, students save $10,000-$12,000 per year. There are a total of 27 scholarship houses on six Florida College Campuses, including Florida A & M University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, Santa Fe College, and the University of Florida. All scholarship applications are now 100% online and may be found at: www.southernscholarship.org . Applications are accepted year-round, but April 1, 2015 is the priority deadline for Fall 2015.
Seniors who plan to attend Daytona State College after graduation are encouraged to search for scholarships available specifically for DSC students. There are many resources at DSC to help students in their college search, as well. For more information on scholarships at Daytona State, please visit: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships/
GreenPal believes small businesses are the backbone of our country’s economy. GreenPal is now accepting applications for the annual Small Business Scholarship to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. One applicant will be chosen each year to receive a $2,000 scholarship award. The program is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. In addition, applicants must be in a graduating high school senior class in 2014 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Applicants must also demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner and have a declared major in a college of business. For more information, visit the GreenPal website @ http://yourgreenpal.com/scholarship .
International Academy will award two $2,500 scholarships to DeLand High School seniors who enroll in either the Cosmetology or Barber Program which may be applied to tuition and/or other school expenses. International Academy, located in South Daytona, will work with students to achieve their career goals. Program Directors in Financial Aid and Career Planning are available at International Academy to assist students who would like to have a career in the Beauty or Wellness industries. If interested, please contact International Academy at (386)767-4600, ext. 224 or email: tracy@intl-academy.com .
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to announce the Diamond Eagle and Golden Eagle Scholarship program. These special scholarships are available for students in select Florida counties who choose to pursue 15 selected majors at the Daytona Beach campus. These generous scholarship awards are available to all students who meet university admissions standards. The Golden Eagle Scholarship ($19,000 annually) provides funding for more than half the yearly tuition. Students with outstanding SAT scores and GPA’s can qualify for the Diamond Eagle Scholarships ($27,000 annually). For additional information please contact Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Way of the Beacon provides scholarships for Christian young adults ages 18-25 who are in financial need. This scholarship helps pay tuition, books and fees for a two year (or less) community or technical college. Scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis and need basis and are intended for those who need a marketable skill quickly, such as those living below the poverty line or single parents ages 18-25. Applications are in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and are accepted on a rolling basis.
Southern Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for students attending or planning to attend Florida State University, Florida A & M University, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Tallahassee Community College, and Sante Fe College. Southern Scholarship provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (3.0 minimum cumulative GPA), financial need as identified on FAFSA, and good character. Over $1 million dollars in scholarships is expected to be awarded for Fall 2014. Applications are available online at: www.southernscholarship.org . Applications are accepted year-round, but early applications are encouraged.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business is pleased to announce a new scholarship for local students only who will be business majors at the Daytona Beach campus. Top students who qualify can receive scholarships totaling nearly 100% of tuition. This scholarship is available to all students who meet admission standards with increasingly higher amounts awarded based on merit. Apply to Embry-Riddle College of Business today. For questions please call (386)226-6729.
Outstanding rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply to participate in the UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability Summer Program. Current 10th and 11th grade students who want to be entrepreneurs, who want to make a difference through community service, who are innovative and creative, who are leaders in their school or community and who are looking to develop their leadership skills further may wish to apply for this unique college summer program at UF. Informational postcards are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Please go to www.UFYoungEntrepreneurs.org for additional program information.
Florida Polytechnic University will be offering scholarships to its first class to be applied towards tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year. The Board of Trustees approved the scholarships to help attract high caliber students who will be successful in the rigorous academic programs that will be offered. For full-time undergraduates taking 30 credit hours per academic year, students will receive $5,000 per year for the first three years, and $3,200.00 for the fourth year. There are no specific qualifications for the scholarship, all full-time students who are admitted for Fall 2014 will be eligible. To learn more visit our Admissions Site BeTheNext.com.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers various scholarships for Hispanic high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship awards range in amounts from $1,000 to $5,000 and have varying deadlines. Essays, recommendations and transcripts are required to apply. For more information and to apply online visit: www.hsf.net.
The Christian Connector provides a FREE Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing. Students can log onto www.ChristianConnector.com to request information and automatically be entered in the $2,500 scholarship drawing. A total of over $150 million in scholarships are provided by the participating Christian colleges.
The Rick and Susan Goings Foundation is offering a scholarship that will cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, and some living expenses at Rollins College for the 2014-2015 academic year. This scholarship is available to a deserving recipient and active member of a Florida Boys and Girls Club. Renewable for three additional years, this scholarship is valued at over $200,000 for four years. To learn more about the Goings Scholarship and to apply please visit: http://www.rollins.edu/admission/goings-scholarship.html .


Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to FSU. Academic, IB, AP, Minority, Athletic, Talent, Community Service and more.  Goto fsu.edu | prospective | undergraduate | finances | aid

Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to UF. Goto: UF Student Financial Affairs

Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to USF. Goto: Scholarships     

Beginning in Fall 2010, entering freshmen from outside the state of Colorado will automatically be awarded Western State College of Colorado merit based scholarships. Awards are based on GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. For more information and for details on all awards, please visit: www.western.edu

Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to UNF. Goto: UNF Scholarships

Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to UWF. Goto:  University of West Florida

Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to New College. Goto: New College

Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to Stetson University. Goto:  Stetson University : scholarships.php

Scholarships available to students who have been accepted to Bethune Cookman College. Goto: Bethune-Cookman College Admissions: Scholarship Programs

Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, located only 30 miles from New York City, gives almost $27 million dollars in scholarships and need-based aid to their students each year. The university is still accepting applications for admission and is still awarding scholarships to qualified students. Interested seniors may apply online today at www.Drew.edu or by submitting The Common Application.

Offers several academic scholarships to incoming freshman. All admitted students receive scholarship consideration. There is no separate scholarship application process.

The University of Central Florida is currently seeking academically talented graduating seniors for the LEAD Scholars Program. This is a two-year leadership development program offering unique services and opportunities to its students. The program emphasizes academics, community service, and leadership. You and your students can find out more information about our program through a power point presentation available at http://www.lead.sdes.ucf.edu/sub/downloads/Guidance%20Counselor%20Presentation.ppt
To be considered for the LEAD Scholars Program, a student must first apply and be accepted to the University of Central Florida through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Once the student has been accepted to the University of Central Florida, a LEAD Scholars’ application packet must be completed. The application will be mailed to all students accepted to the university or it may be found on our website: http://www.lead.sdes.ucf.edu/Apply.php


If you are planning to go to UCF, you should check out the LEAD Scholars Program. This is a two year leadership development program offering unique services and scholarship opportunities to its students. The program emphasizes academics, community service, and leadership. If you have been accepted to UCF, you can get an application on http://www.lead.sdes.ucf.edu/apply.php .

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is now offering a Bachelor degree program in Rural Studies with majors in Arts and Culture, Business and Economic Development, Social and Community Affairs, and Writing and Communication. Because of the generosity of their donors, scholarships geared toward excellent students who wish to pursue one of these programs of study are available. For additional information or questions, email nreddick@abac.edu.

Full Sail University is pleased to announce two new scholarship opportunities. The Cordy Rierson Digital Arts Scholarship and The Full Sail Anniversary Scholarship are both being offered to incoming seniors in qualifying Digital Arts programs. For more information please visit: www.fullsail.edu or contact an Admissions Representative at 800-226-7625.

College bound juniors and seniors are invited to submit an application for the Naval Reserve Training (NROTC) $180,000 Scholarship. The scholarship pays full tuition and fees, provides an allowance for books and a monthly stipend for $250-$400 for 4 years of college. The NROTC Nurse Scholarship offers the same benefits for applicants wishing to work in the health care field and receive their Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, be between the ages of 17 and 23, be a high school junior but no higher than 30 semester hours of college credit and be in the top 10% of your class. To apply online please visit: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil.

FAPSC Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges is offering $1,000, $5,000 or full tuition to eligible seniors! Apply online at www.FAPSC.org .





The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including relatives of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. For more information on scholarship and financial aid information, please visit www.legion.org/needalift.


Southern Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for students attending or planning to attend: Florida State University, Florida A & M University, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Tallahassee Community College, and Santa Fe College. SSF provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement (with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA), financial need (as identified on the FAFSA), and good character. With our scholarship, students save $10,000 - $12,000 per year. There are 26 scholarship houses throughout the state of Florida and we are looking to extend our recruitment efforts. For Fall 2013, SSF is expecting to award roughly 150 scholarships (over 1 million dollars in scholarships) for our scholarships houses. Applications are accepted year-round... the sooner students submit a completed application, the better! For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.southernscholarship.org/.

Graduating seniors interested in furthering their education in Career and technical programs at Daytona State College that will lead to careers in:

Air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technology

Automotive collision repair and refinishing

Automotive machinist (performance engine technology specialization

Automotive service certificate

Building construction technology

Help desk support assistant

Correctional officer recruit training

Cosmetology and nail specialty

Culinary operations-baking and pastry specialization

Patient care assistant

Welding technology (applied)

Some scholarships are now available. If you have an interest in any of these training programs that will lead to careers; please contact 386-506-3381 or e-mail:murphyja@DaytonaState.edu .



Stetson University has received a $6000000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support scholarships for undergraduate students studying physics, chemistry, and biochemistry. This grant is national recognition of the strength and quality of our science programs. Quality Matters. Look closer at Stetson.
Go to http://www.stetson.edu/physics/custom/nsfscholars/index.html

Or

http://www.stetson.edu/chemistry/custom/nsfscholars/index.html .





Get on The Fast Track. Have the Power to Do it All in The National Guard. 1. Put cash in your pocket with a bonus of up to $ 20,000. 2. Get National Guard Scholarships and Educational Kickers that will help pay for college education 3. Go to college full-time 4.stay close to friends and family 5. Serve your country and community without putting your life on hold. You can also check out our website at www.1-800-Go-Guard.com.

The Hispanic College Fund gives scholarships to Hispanic high school and college students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with GPA’s of at least 3.0. For more information please visit: www.hispanicfund.org/scholarships/

The Ron Brown Scholar Program, named after the former secretary of commerce, was created to give African American youth academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences. Ron Brown Scholars are given $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) that can be used at any college or university. To apply, please visit: www.ronbrown.org/home.aspx

Mexican-American, Salvadoran-American and other Hispanic students may be eligible for various minority scholarships for college. For more information and for eligibility requirements, please visit the following web addresses:

http://maldef.org/leadership/scholarships

www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarsips.htm

www.hsf.net

www.nygearup.org/collegesense/students/scholar_undoc.htm

www.salef.org

The Financial Service Centers of Florida are pleased to announce the “disADVANTAGED SCHOLARSHIP” which has been established to support disadvantaged academically talented freshmen entering college as full time, degree-seeking students. To be considered for this scholarship, students must be Florida residents (or aliens with a resident card), graduate from a Florida high school, receive admission to a Florida college or university of his/her choice, and have earned at least a 2.5 GPA as computed by the Office of Admission of the selected Florida college or university. To apply please visit: www.FSCFL.com and click on the scholarship tab or the direct link to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QHWB7ZJ

The Jackie Robinson Foundation awards minority students four-year scholarships for higher education. Winners are awarded $7,500 and become a member of the foundation’s program for education and leadership. Applicants must be a high school senior and a citizen of the U.S. If interested, visit: www.jackierobinson.org/about/

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who are pursuing technology careers. These scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on tuition balance, academic excellence and classification. Eligible applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be U.S. citizens of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan or Hispanic descent. They should also be full-time undergrad or grad students in technical fields. For additional information, please visit: www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx

Seniors can now meet with hundreds of colleges live at: www.CollegeWeekLive.com. Over $1,000,000 in college scholarships are available. In addition to getting great advice and instant answers from admissions pros, you can win scholarships ranging in value from $500-$5,000 just for logging in! So don’t delay, log on today!

$11 Billion in Merit Aid Scholarships; Thousands of colleges , one site http://www.meritaid.com.

Seniors, “Why are you the most deserving person on the planet to win a scholarship?” A few well-chosen words (750 or less, to be exact) will knock $10,000 each off the college tuition tab for five winners of the mental floss Tuition Giveaway contest. Just go to www.tuitiongiveaway.com for all the details. Write a little. Win A Lot.

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes in the amount of $1,000 for high school seniors.

It is free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. One winner is selected every two weeks from Oct. – May.

Apply online at www.offtocollege.info.


Can teenagers persuade younger children to make positive choices in life? “YES!” says the teens and adults who work together in the Moose Youth Awareness Program. Would you like to be trained to give “Moose Talks” to elementary children on a variety of topics, such as drug and peer pressure and healthy habits and nutrition? Would you like to get more information on how to attend the Moose International Youth Awareness Program and student Congress? Please see Guidance for more information if you are interested.

Win a $1,000 scholarship; register online at www.eCampusTours.com . This site also has college planning, virtual tours, career exploration, paying for college and campus life information.

Best Buy is awarding up to $1.2 Million in Scholarships of $1,000.00 each. Student need to have solid grades plus community service or work experience. 9th through 12th graders are eligible.



Apply online at www.at15.com or www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com

Win a $3,000 scholarship for a school of your choice at www.college.us.com. It’s fast and easy to enter to win a scholarship fro, our $12,000 annual scholarship fund. ($3,000 awarded four times a year). Whether you’re interested in Business, Nursing, Art, engineering, criminal Justice, Technology or another field, our college scholarship program can help. It is simple and easy!



Win Free college tuition! up to $20,000. Enter to win at www.nextstepmag.com

Are you a senior who attended Samsula Elementary School? If so, you may qualify for a scholarship award of up to $400. Students who completed Grade 5 at Samsula Elementary since the inception of the Samsula Scholarship program (1997-1998 school years) OR who attended Samsula Elementary in the 2007-2008 school years should apply for this award. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.

Ordinary People see Ordinary objects. You see something others don’t. The Art Institutes is a system of 40 schools throughout North America. Log on to find a school near you. www.AiAdvantage.com . 1.888.328.6400. (Design, Media arts, fashion , culinary). A range of online course opportunities are also available.

Win a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM ( The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) on one of 4 California campuses. FIDM’s 2009 National Scholarship Competition is open to all High School Seniors who are creative thinkers and have the “eye” for unconventional thinking. Under the Scholarship Competition categories of Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, visual Design, or Digital Media, you will submit a project according to the guidelines set with each category. A winner will be picked from each category bases on the creativity, thoughtfulness, presentation and promise in the entrant’s project.
Go to www.FIDM.edu . For scholarship rules and application.

There are two education-related tax credits and two deductions available on the 1040 form. A tax CREDIT reduces the actual tax. A tax DEDUCTION reduces the income on which your tax is calculated. The Hope Tax Credit can be as much as $1,650 per eligible freshman or sophomore each year. The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit can be as much as $2,000 per family for any student in any year of college, graduate school or continuing education. The Student Loan Interest Tax Deduction can save a student loan borrower as much as $2,500 based on actual student loan interest paid. Source: Sallie Mae

I am pleased to announce the “Top Five” Academic Merit scholarships at the University of West Florida. Students at Florida public high schools, who have achieved a class rank of #1-#5 after the first semester of their senior year, will be awarded scholarships which will pay all of their tuition at UWF. Bright Futures Scholarship recipients who receive this “Top 5” Academic Merit Scholarship can then use their Bright Futures monies for their remaining costs, including on-campus housing, transportation, meal plan, or books. Students may apply for admission at: http://uwf.edu/admissions/uap.cfm . For additional information, please contact the UWF office of undergraduate admissions at 1-800-263-1074, e-mail admissions @uwf.edu, or visit the following site: http://uwf.edu/admissions/topfive.cfm .

Florida A & M University is providing an outstanding opportunity for Black Women entering college in the fall of 2009. It is designed to address their absence in the field of computer technology. Dr.Jason Black is the Principal Investigator of a recently awarded $552,000 NSF Grant entitled African-American Women in Computer Science. The grant provides scholarships from $4000 to $10,000 per year for female African American students. The full text of the scholarship can be found at http://www.cis.famu.edu/-aawcs/.com

Going to UF and looking for Housing? Come discover convenient affordable housing at Florida’s only student run C0-op. One Block from UF campus. See guidance for more details or log on:www.cloliving.org . or clo1931@gmail.com . Call at 352-377-4269. Walk in at 117 NW 15th St. Gainesville, Fl.

Get Money for college! 1.7 million unique scholarships. $7 Billion in free money. Find your scholarship today at www.careersAndColleges.com
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