Note: Always check the Website of the college you are applying to for a more complete list of scholarships available and be aware of deadline due dates and any requirements.
Private scholarships open to anyone
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen $250-$5,000 Scholarship The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers. All applications due by November 7th, 2016. See Guidance or website www.DAR.org for more information.
The Prudential Spirit of Community $1,000 Awards Program The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program were created to recognize young student volunteers in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by PrudentialFinancial in partnership with the National association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), are presented annually on thje local, state and national level. Complete online application by November 8, 2016. See Guidance orhttps://spirit.prudential.com/ for more information.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student $4,000-$50,000 Scholarship The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications are available online at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 Fireside Essay $1,000 Scholarship The Fireside Scholarship was created to recognize top religion students in Catholic high schools. Five $1,000 cash scholarships are awarded annually. Write a 750-word essay on “How is your religious education influencing your life”, and see Guidance on how to submit by December 19, 2016. Website: http://www.firesidecatholic.com/schools/firesideessayscholarship/
GE-Reagan Foundation $10,000 Renewable Scholarship Program This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Apply online through: http://www.reaganfoundation.org. Deadline to Be Announced in October- may sign up for email notification.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship ProgramAbbott and Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay between 500 and 1000 words on the topic at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Your submissions must be sent to us by June 12,2017 by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program RMHC wants students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $56 million in scholarships have been awarded. Beginning October 1, 2016, students may apply online. Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2016 academic year is January 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 16, 2017.
BigSun $500 Scholarship The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.Applicants need to submit a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) by June 19,2017. For essay topic, see: bigsunathletics.com
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest awards scholarships of $500-$10,000 to students who write a compelling essay on how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of conscience, rather than the dictates of polls. The contest deadline is January 4, 2017.
College Specific Scholarships
Assumption College Br. Gerard Brassard $2,500 per year Scholarship Assumption is offering John A Coleman High School students a $2,500 Br. Gerard Brassard Scholarship, awarded annually for all four years in addition to other merit scholarships up to $22,000, that they might receive. Assumption also offers assurance that tuition rates will not increase during their four years. Apply through the Common Application. For more information, visit http://www.assumption.edu/admissions/applying
Boston University Trustee Full-Tuition ScholarshipEvery year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars in high school are typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class. In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. Submit the Common Application for admission to one of the undergraduate degree programs at Boston University along with other supporting credentials by December 1, 2016. For more information: bu.edu/admissions/trustee
EOP/HEOP at Cornell University The Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) facilitates students whose financial and academic environments have not allowed their potential to come to fruition. EOP/HEOP gives students who have the ability for academic success, but not the requirements for regular admission, the chance to attend Cornell University. The programs allow students eight to ten semesters to successfully complete a degree. Please contact us if you have questions at email@example.com or (607) 255-6384. Check out our website at oadi.Cornell.edu
Immaculata University Be Mighty $8,000 School Grant Offering all Catholic high school students who will be first-time, full-time freshman students $2,000 per year for four years. Students must have participated in two or more clubs, extracurricular or service activities within their school or community during their four years of high school. Apply at: Immaculata.edu/CUSapp
Ithaca College MLK $25,000 Scholars Program Open to academically talented U.S. citizens and permanent residents from ethnic and racial backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education, the program challenges students to think critically, act compassionately, and give back to the world through service learning and scholarly research. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and create a leadership portfolio you will contribute to each semester. Receive up to full tuition in aid, with a minimum merit-based scholarship of $25,000. Complete Common Core Application by February 1, 2017. See: http://www.ithaca.edu/mlk/program/
Seton Hall University $8,000 Catholic High School Scholarship For current Catholic High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA as well as a strong record of involvement in high school. No application needed. Learn more at www.shu.edu/go/scholarships
St. John Fisher College Merit Scholarships All freshmen applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships without regard to financial eligibility. Most merit scholarships range from $10,000 to $14,000 per year. Scholarship eligibility is based on high school grade point average, strength of curriculum, and SAT or ACT scores. The Office of Admissions automatically notifies eligible students. Merit awards cannot be combined with the Service Scholars and First Generation Scholarships. Service Scholars/First Generation Scholarship submission is due by December 15, 2016. For more information: http://www.sjfc.edu/freshman/scholarships/
Mount Saint Mary College Freshman Scholarships MSM College offers scholarships based on the merit of a student's academic achievements and full-time traditional attendance. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s cumulative average, high school rank, and highest SAT/ACT score. We award scholarships upon acceptance and they are renewable for three years, or eight academic semesters in total. Students enrolled in 5-year programs on campus may carry over their academic scholarship for their 5th year. Students must maintain good academic standing and full-time status to receive the scholarship each year. See website for more information.
Stetson University- J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship The J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship Program is a nationally competitive merit-based college scholarship program designed to attract top student scholars with leadership potential to Stetson University's campus. The scholarship pays expenses for four years at Stetson for students who exhibit exemplary academic and personal leadership. Edmunds Scholars, in addition to their academic abilities and intelligence, must have strong character and integrity along with the potential to be outstanding leaders. Candidates should have active co-curricular involvement, participation in athletics or physical fitness activities, discipline, integrity, character, strong written and verbal communication skills, creativity, and the potential to be well-rounded leaders and contributors in the Stetson University community. Apply online: Stetson.edu/Edmunds-application Deadline: January 15, 2017. SUNY Oswego Merit Scholarships
Merit Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman and transfer students who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence. Over one-third of the entering class receives merit-based scholarship money, with an average renewable award of $3,000. All freshman awards are renewable for four years by maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
More info and to apply: https://www.oswego.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/ Priority Deadline is Jan. 15, 2017
WACE $4.5 Million Co-Op Scholarship Program Deadline: Application postmarked no later than Feb. 15, 2017 (deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University, Merrimack College, SUNY Oswego and University of Massachusetts, Lowell – see website for specifics)
Amount: 160 merit scholarships totaling $4.5 Million (see below for specific school and scholarship)
• Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
• Apply and be accepted to one of the nine WACE Partner Institutions:
o Clarkson University: ten - $6,000 renewable up to $24,000
o Drexel University: thirty - $6,000 renewable up to $30,000 (Feb 1, 2017)
o Johnson and Wales University: fifteen - $6,000 renewable up to $24,000 (Jan 1, 2017)
o Merrimack College: fifteen - $6,000 renewable up to $24,000 o SUNY Oswego: fifteen - $6,000 renewable up to $24,000 (March 1, 2017) o Rochester Institute of Technology: fifteen - $6,000 renewable up to $24,000
o The University of Toledo: fifteen - $6,000 renewable up to $24,000 o University of Cincinnati: Fifteen- $6,000 merit co-op scholarships o University of Massachusetts Lowell: fifteen $6,500 renewable up to $26,000 (Feb 1, 2017)
o Wentworth Institute of Technology: thirty - $6,000 renewable up to $24,000 to $30,000 per program
• Students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology are encouraged to apply
• Complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page (300 word) essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program
Application (may complete online): http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/partners.html More Information: Marty Ford at, firstname.lastname@example.org