Half hollow hills high school west scholarship deadlines and criteria 2015

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(Please note: all scholarship applications are due in the Counseling Center for processing 10 school days prior to the actual scholarship deadline date)

We are constantly updating and adding scholarships to this list. As we get the updated deadlines and information we will change them to reflect the dates for the 2015/16 school year. In the meantime, please check the websites listed for the most up to date information.
Top Ten List Scholarship – 10 things you love about you: So many awards are based on grades and extracurricular activities, this scholarship will give you the chance to show them what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative and be serious. You only have 10 reasons to convince them, so make each one count. Student will win $1,500. Applicants must:

  • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less for the question: “Create a top ten list of the top ten reasons why you should get this scholarship”

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Visit: www.unigo.com for more information

CrossLites Scholarship: The CrossLites Scholarship Contest is open to high school students. Applicants will write a reflective essay based on one of Dr. Parker’s quotes or messages. Judges will score essays based on the following factors:

  • Originality

  • Reflection

  • Punctuation/Grammar

  • Content

There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship. Applicants must submit an official transcript – no exceptions.

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Applications available at: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12561/crosslites_scholarship_scholarship.php

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project: - 9th National Essay Contest:

SSCPP is hosting its annual essay to help foster the understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture. Students must read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filia devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP (available for free at www.kscpp.net)

  • Students must chose an essay topic

  • Essays must meet certain requirements

  • Entries must be submitted electronically

Deadline: January 3, 2016

Please see Ms. Darge in the College Career Center for more information.
The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program – The University of Texas at Dallas: Students who excel in scholarship, leadership, service and character with exceptional educational and extracurricular experiences.

Deadline: January 5, 2016

Please call 972-883-4610 or email msdermott@utdallas.edu with any questions
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: This scholarship program awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Recipients can win a $10,000 renewable scholarship. Students must:

  • Demonstrate strong academic performance. Minimum of a 3.0

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Be citizens of the United States

  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study

Deadline: January 7, 2016

If you have any questions please call Scholarship Management services at 1-844-402-0354
Stony Brook University - Japan Center Essay Competition: The aim of the Japan Center Essay Competition is to promote awareness and understanding of Japan in the United States and to help young Americans broaden their international horizons. Contestants should write, in English, one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business, and technology in relation to their personal views, experiences, and/or future goals.  (Contestants do not need to have any experience in visiting Japan or studying Japanese. 

Deadline: January 8, 2016

If you have questions please email: japanessay@stonybrrok.edu
APAISF Scholarship-Asian &Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund: Students can will $2,500 - $15,000

  • Must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity

  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States

  • Plan to enroll at a U.S. accredited college or university

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).

  • Must apply for federal financial aid

  • One letter of recommendation if required which you must submit electronically

Deadline: January 8, 2016

Please go to the website for additional questions and the application. http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County- Sixth Annual Friedlander Upstander Award: An upstander is someone who stands up for others, and does not stand by allowing bigotry, hatred, or intolerance to happen without interjection. Ideal student nominated for award is:

  • Committed to making the world a better place

  • Knows the importance of guarding the rights and safety of others

  • Believes that evey individual can make a difference in their school and community

Deadline: January 11, 2016

If you would like to be nominated please see your guidance counselor to be nominated
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program: Students interests in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Eligibility Requirements are:

  • Minimum of a 3.3 GPA

  • Students must be African American/Black, American Indian – Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American

  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or permanent resident

Deadline: January 13, 2016
University of Michigan -The Geisinger Scholarship Program:

This is a $20,000 per year annual award for non-Michigan residents. It is renewable as long as the student:

  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA

  • Is enrolled full-time in the College of Engineering, and declares as Engineering major.

  • It is awarded over eight semesters, or until the student completes the undergraduate program, whichever comes first.

Deadline: January 14, 2016

Please contact the College of Engineering Scholarship Office at: coe.scholarships@umich.edu; 734-647-7113
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.

  • $15,000 annually

  • Supportive environment from peers and program

  • Early exposure to research

  • Additional academic advisement

  • Graduate school preparation

Deadline: January 15, 2016

You can apply at: http://millennium.psu/apply

If you have questions or concerns please call 814-867-5105
Skidmore College – Filene Music Scholarship: The scholarship will provide a special opportunity for musically gifted students with high academic aspirations. The scholarship program does not require that winners major in music. Winners will have to remain active and participate in ensembles.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Applications can be found at www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship
Long Island Mathematics Scholarship: The Long Island Mathematics Conference Board will award up to four $1,500 scholarships to deserving Long Island Students of African American, Native American or Non-European Hispanic American decent. Applicants must:

  • Have a cumulative “B” average or better

  • Planning to major in mathematics in college

  • Write a 1 page essay describing interest in pursuing the study of mathematics in college

  • Two-letters of recommendation. One must be from a Math teacher

  • Official transcript

  • SAT/ACT/AP scores

  • Designate a mathematics teacher who influenced you in your study of mathematics and have the teacher fill out separate application.

Deadline: January 22, 2016

Please see Ms. Darge in the College Career Center for an application and more details


STEM Scholarship: Tiered tuition scholarships up to $25,000. To be eligible for the award, students must be:

  • African American

  • Have a 3.0 GPA

  • A senior in high school entering U.S.-accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

Deadline: February 3, 2016

Apply online: www.UNCF.org/STEMSCHOLARS
Suffolk County District Administrative Judge’s Women in the Court Committee-Essay Contest: Recognize a woman who through her contributions and leadership in public search or government has made our communities more responsive to our diverse society. (500 words or less) All entries should have a cover sheet attached including the following information:

  • Student’s name

  • Address

  • Phone Number

  • School

  • Grade

Entries should be mailed to:

Ms. Beverly Saldivias

C/O Suffolk County Supreme Court Clerk’s Office

400 Carleton Avenue

Central Islip, NY 11722

Deadline: February 6, 2016 – to be eligible entries must be postmarked by this date

Molloy College – Community Service Application: Partial tuition awards ranging from $500-$5,000 per year awarded to entering full-time freshman who demonstrate a commitment to their community and school. Scholarships are renewable annually. Students must attach an essay discussing in detail your volunteer activities and community involvement.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Please see Ms. Darge in the College Career Center for an application
Island Christian Church – The American Heritage Scholarship: Two awards of $2,000 will be given to one male and one female in the graduating class. These students must exemplify genuine character and promote scriptural values upon which our country was founded. Applicants will need 3 recommendations, one by school official, applicant’s spiritual leader and one by another adult. Finalists will be interviewed!

Deadline: March 4, 2016no later than noon

Applications can be emailed to scholarship@christianc.org

Please see Ms. Darge if you have any questions
Firemen’s Association of the State of New York – Gerard J. Bukenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship: This scholarship help young firefighters to continue their post-secondary education at a college of their choice. Applicants must:

  • Be an active participant as a volunteer firefighter or junior firefighter – including BSA Explorer posts, Venturing Crews and RAMS

  • Participate in a volunteer EMS program

  • Demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and to the community

Deadline: March 15, 2016

For more information please go to www.fasny.com or call 800-232-7692
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal – Cristin Bambino Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a special education student who is college bound. The goal of the scholarship is to reward a student who has worked through his/her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university. Applicants must complete an essay not to exceed 650 words that addresses the following topics:

  • Students accomplishments (clubs, athletics, volunteer activities and academic achievements)

  • Examples of how you overcame challenges

  • How you can serve as a role model for other people with special challenges

  • What you will study in college

Deadline: April 1, 2016

See Ms. Darge in the College Career Center for an application
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal – Jensen Scholarship: This scholarship is available to a student who has excelled in design in his/her high school career. The goal of the scholarship is to reward a student who has shown interest and promise in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college. Applicants must complete an essay not to exceed 650 words that explains:

  • A way they would design, or adapt an existing design, for a specific purpose

  • How the design or adaptation could be accomplished

  • Why the design or adaptation would be unique

Schematics or drawings are not required but may be attached to the essay to help explain the design opr adaptation.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

See Ms. Darge in the College Career Center for an application
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal – The Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship: This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to attend college in New York State. Students should be able to demonstrate a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that actively promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or similar aspirations generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity. Diversity is encourages. Applicants must complete an essay not to exceed 650 words that addresses the following topics:

  • Experience serving others during high school career

  • How the service benefitted others

  • What the experience has personally meant to you

  • The essay may include mention of inspirational role models

Deadline: April 1, 2016

See Ms. Darge in the College Career Center for an application
Creatorship Award: The award recognizes creative ambitions in all its forms including Visual and Performing Art, Horticulture, Landscape and Design. Seniors who have submitted to or participated in an internship with LongHouse should apply. Students will need:

  • An artist statement

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • A portfolio

Deadline: April 8, 2016

Contact Selena@longhouse.org for additional information.
2016 Herb Grayson Memorial Scholarship: A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior chosen on the basis of involvement in and service to the Long Island running community. You must submit a paper describing your involvement in and service to the running community, as well as your personal running accomplishments. This is a service-orientated scholarship. It is not just based on athletic accomplishments.

  • Submitted papers are to be a maximum of 3 pages in length, typed and double spaced

  • Students must also provide the names and contact information of 2 relatives (relatives not included)

Deadline: April 8, 2016

Please see Ms. Darge in the College Career Center for an application

Aspiring Fashion Professional - Scholarship: The goal for this program is to promote fashion and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring fashion professionals to research and understand what a career in fashion requires. Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who:

  • Intend to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

  • Have a demonstrable record of academic success.

  • Have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.

Deadline: June 1, 2016  

Application and essay are available online at www.Fashion-Schools.org.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship: They are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

Deadline: June 1, 2016

Visit the website at http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ for the application and eligibility information

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