There are many scholarships that will suit all kinds of students ready to head off to college. Unusual scholarships change the commonly-held viewpoint that only the top students may qualify for help with their college tuition and fees. Students who have unique talents, and who stand out from other students may wish to visit: https://weirdscholarships.net/ . Application deadlines vary according to the individual scholarships.
Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and who have a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications are available online at: www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016.
Stetson University is pleased to announce that the J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding first-year student for the Fall term of 2016. Honoring one of Stetson’s most notable past presidents and an alumnus of the university, this prestigious academic-based award will include full undergraduate tuition, fees, on-campus housing, meals and books for four years. To be eligible to be nominated for this scholarship, valued at over $200,000 for four years, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, and possess an ACT composite score of at least a 30 or a minimum combined SAT-I score of 1350 (combined Critical Reading and Math.) If you meet this criteria and wish to be nominated for this generous award, please see Mrs. Carter in Guidance by January 8, 2016.
Applications are now available online for the APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) General Scholarship. These scholarships are available for high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For more information and to apply online by January 8, 2016 please visit: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
The Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation will be awarding scholarships to students in the Central Florida area who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, who reside in either Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, or Volusia counties, who are in the process of applying or attending as an undergraduate student at an accredited junior college, four-year college, or university, and who meet one of the four criteria through affiliation with the US Marine Corps as outlined on the scholarship application. For additional information and to download an application please visit: http://www.centralfloridamarines.org/files/CFMCF_Scholarship-App_2016.pdf . All completed applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2016.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program 2016 is now accepting applications online for students who meet the following criteria: Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria: Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American, are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States, have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED, will 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 2016 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients, have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria, and 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 deadline of January 13, 2016. For more information and to download an application please visit: https://scholarships.gmsp.org/Program/Details/7123dfc6-da55-44b7-a900-0c08ba1ac35c.
If you are a graduating senior who will be going to college in Florida next year, be sure to visit: http://www.collegescholarships.org/states/florida . This website lists scholarships and offers contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities in Florida. Application requirements and deadlines vary.
Applications are now available for the 2016 Halifax Health-Hospice Student Volunteer Scholarship. Seniors who have earned a minimum of 75 volunteer hours with Halifax Health-Hospice and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for these awards. One $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship will awarded to selected recipients. The deadline to apply for these generous awards is April 1, 2016. Applications may be found in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.
The SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program is a national program that honors and encourages high school student athletes who excel athletically, academically and have committed their life to Christ. To be eligible for these $2,000 college scholarships applicants must met all of the following criteria: Be a current high school sophomore, junior or senior, maintain a minimum "C" grade average or higher, be currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports, and be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2016 and are available online at: http://www.playingwithpurpose.org .
Discover Student Loans is giving away $50,000 in scholarships to high school and college students. 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 . No purchase or student loan is necessary for students to enter or win. To learn more about these scholarships, please visit: http://www.DiscoverStudentLoans.com/Scholarship.
The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. You do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship. The ESA Foundation's major emphasis is service to others, which is illustrated in its motto: Serving the World Community...Because We Care. Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) is a leadership and service organization bringing volunteers together in programs and projects that make a positive difference to the world community. Currently the ESA Foundation offers 203 scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Recipients are deserving United States and International students who meet the criteria of the individual endowment. Information and guidelines regarding the scholarships, requirements and applications is available at: http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants. Florida students have the opportunity to apply for 44 scholarships this year. Completed applications with required documentation must be submitted no later than February 1, 2016.
The Law Firm of Ayo and Iken is proud to announce the continuation of their Children of Divorce Scholarship. This scholarship is targeted to Florida high school seniors that are members of a separated household. Two $1,000 scholarships will be paid directly to the chosen applicants. For more information and to download an application please visit: http://www.myfloridalaw.com/children-of-divorce-scholarship-ayo-iken/. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2016.
The Servin-Ellis Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to high school seniors who are enrolled or plan to enroll in the current year in undergraduate study. Applicants must be either members of the Florida Credit Union or children of Florida Credit Union members. Florida Credit Union will award scholarships on the basis of scholastic record, future potential, leadership, initiative, character, dependability, integrity and financial need. The online application is available at: http://www.flcu.org/about-us/scholarships/ and must be submitted by February 12, 2016.
Bright House Networks and Bright House Sports Network is pleased to offer the David Logan Scholarship to four high school seniors who excel in athletics and academics. This one-time scholarship valued at $2,500 will be given to one male and one female in the Tampa Bay market and one male and one female in the Central Florida market. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have participated in athletics and have attended high school within the Bright House Sports Network viewing area. Applications are available online at: http://www.bhsn.com and clicking on the "Logan Scholarship." The deadline for submission is February 27, 2016.
The Volusia County Gator Club is happy to announce that this year they are offering ten scholarships valued at $1,000 each to Volusia County students entering the University of Florida for the first time this summer or fall of 2016. There are also two new scholarships this year sponsored by Halifax Health in partnership with UF Health, both in the amount of $1,000. These scholarships require the Volusia County student to have successfully completed the Volusia County Health Academy and be pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Scholarship applications are available online at: http://www.volusiagatorclub.wordpress.com and must be submitted by March 30, 2016.
The Sia Yorker Medical/Science Education Foundation Scholarship is now available for qualified high school seniors. Given in memory of Sia Christine Yorker, this scholarship is intended to educate and bring awareness of signs and symptoms of Acute Brain Hemorrhages and other adverse brain conditions. In connection with these goals, the Scholarship Board has approved (one) $1,000 scholarship, (one) $750 scholarship, and (five) $500 scholarships to be awarded to Central Florida graduating high school seniors who will be full-time students in an accredited Florida College or University, who have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and who are pursuing a degree in Medical Science. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be postmarked no later than February 24, 2016.
The Florida Retired Educators Foundation (FREF) annually awards scholarships to high school seniors who wish to teach in the State of Florida. Applications for the FREF scholarships are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance or online at: http://www.FREA.org. Applications are submitted to the Local Units of FREF for evaluation and the winners are selected in March with funding that begins in time for the Fall term of college. This scholarship pays $3,250.00 over a four year period. For each year recipients use the scholarship, they are required to teach one year in the State of Florida or repay the money at a rate of interest at 5% compounded per annum. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in the Class of 2016, must have the ability to relate to and work with people of all ages, must demonstrate academic aptitude and achievement, as well as economic need. Applicants must also be able to show participation and leadership in school and community activities, and have an SAT score of 1,00 or above on the Reading and Math sections of the test, or an ACT Composite score of 22 or above. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is January 20, 2016.
Applications for the NASCAR Foundation Scholarship are now being accepted from the Class of 2016! Volusia County high school seniors who will be attending a two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in Florida for the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to apply online for these need based scholarships at: https://www.scholarsapply.org/nascar . A minimum of (ten) awards valued at $2,500 each will be granted. Awards are one time only. In addition, only 200 applications will be accepted, so apply quickly! All applications must be postmarked by February 20, 2016.
The Florida State Elks Association HOPE Scholarship is being offered to provide financial support for the educational needs of Florida high school seniors without which they would not be able to achieve their educational goals. The scholarship targets students who are not in the top 10% of their graduating class, but have managed to maintain a minimum 3.3 unweighted GPA. Applicants must be a resident of the state of Florida, must be a United States citizen, and must have demonstrated leadership through participation in school activities, community service, and citizenship. Consideration is given to those students who have shouldered extra responsibility, such as working throughout their high school careers to help provide support of siblings or family. Completed scholarship applications must be received by January 15, 2016. Please visit the following website to download an application: http://www.floridaelks.org/images/stories/FSEA/Hope-Application-2015-16r.pdf .
Applications for the IB Student Scholarship 2016 are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance or online at: https://flibs.openapply.com/apply . Two applications from each IB school will be accepted and may be need-based and/or merit-based. IB seniors should return all completed applications to Lisa Carter in Guidance no later than January 19, 2016 to be considered for these awards. Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $4,000 each and will be determined by the FLIBS Scholarship Committee members.
Florida Polytechnic University is Florida’s newest university wholly dedicated to STEM education. Students who enter Florida Poly in 2016-2017 are guaranteed a $5,000 scholarship toward their advanced degree. For more information and to view all scholarship opportunities offered at Florida Poly, please visit: https://floridapolytechnic.org/admissions/tuitionfinancial-aid/florida-poly-scholarships/ .
Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient.) Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are available at: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx and will be accepted online until January 7, 2016.
Are you or your friends ever distracted while driving? Do you text while behind the wheel? Instead of participating in this dangerous behavior, use your technology to drive smart! This is your chance to create a short video showing how we can all be safer behind the wheel. Teens can enter the Teens Drive Smart Video Contest, sponsored by Bridgestone Safety Scholars, for a chance to win up to $20,000 in scholarships. For more information and to apply by June 19, 2016, please visit: http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/teens-drive-smart-video-contest .
The City of Deltona is proud to offer financial assistance to residents who are in pursuit of an academic degree at an accredited Florida community college, college and/or university. Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s financial needs, scholastic achievements, and participation in academic and community organizations and programs. Students must reside in the City of Deltona and have maintained at least 6 months of residency within the city, and have a minimum 2.00 GPA. For additional information and to pick up an application, please visit the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. All completed applications must be postmarked by February 19, 2016 or be hand delivered by February 19, 2016, no later than 5:00 pm.
Applications for the Norma T. McGuire Native American Scholarship, offered by The Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Seniors who apply for this $1,000 scholarship must be able to provide proof of Native American decent from a United States tribe, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, plan to attend college full time, and be accepted by an accredited 4-year Florida college or university or a 2-year accredited Florida community college. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 15, 2016.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program seeks to recognize students who have faced challenges and overcome obstacles, and who would not be attending college without financial assistance. High school seniors who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017, and who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry, are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. A total of 50 scholarships, each valued at up to $25,000 per year for four years are available for deserving students. For more information and to download an application, please visit: www.buickachievers.com . The deadline to apply is February 29, 2016.
Florida State University is pleased to present the application for the Service Scholar Program. The Service Scholar Program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership, and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. The Program benefits include a scholarship valued at $2,400 per year for up to four years, participation in a service-learning academic curriculum, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, and support by faculty and staff. For more information about the benefits, requirements, and application process, please visit the Service Scholar Program website at: http://thecenter.fsu.edu/servicescholars . Complete applications and recommendation forms must be submitted electronically by January 21, 2016.
Florida Polytechnic University, Florida’s newest state university and the only one wholly dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) wants to remind students that applications for the 2016-2017 year are still being accepted. Please note that ALL incoming students in the 2016-2017 school year will receive a $5,000 scholarship!
Applications for the Space Coast Society of Women Engineers (SWE-SC)Annual Scholarship are now available online at: http://swe-sc.org/outreach2/scholarships/ . The SWE-SC serves Brevard, Volusia, and Indian River Counties and will award one or more $1,000 scholarships in early 2016 to graduating high school female students planning to study engineering, computer science, or math. All application packages must be postmarked by January 31, 2016.
The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is intended to recognize children of Chamber members for outstanding educational and community service achievements. The Ormond Chamber expects to award two one-time new scholarships every year. Each recipient will be awarded a scholarship of up to $1,000. To be eligible, each scholarship grant applicant must be the child of a parent (or legal guardian) that is a member of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce in good standing, and be a senior at a high school located in Volusia County, and intend to attend any accredited university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institute beginning in the fall of 2016, and have an email address which they regularly monitor. (Please note that over 800 companies are members of the Ormond Chamber of Commerce.) Additional factors which will be considered are financial need, character, integrity, initiative and other personal qualities. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate involvement in community service and leadership in school and community activities. Scholarship applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. All completed applications must be received by March 31, 2016.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program scholarship application is now available at: www.ronbrown.org . Please note that the final application deadline for this academic year is January 9, 2016, so don’t delay and apply today!
The Temple Israel of DeLand sisterhood is once again offering the David Bigman Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship criteria is as follows:
1. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
2. One or more grandparent must be Jewish.
3. Respond to the following essay: “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. Must include your name, address, email and phone number.
5. Winner will share with temple congregation on a Friday night in April/May 2016.
6. All submissions should be sent to: Temple Israel of DeLand, Attn: Jill Rubin, 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724 by April 8, 2016 for consideration.
Announcing the 2016 Youth Scholarship Program sponsored by SECO Energy. Up to twelve $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students. Individuals who apply for these scholarships must be high school seniors who will graduate in May 2016, who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school by the end of 2016, and who reside in a home that is served by SECO Energy. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be submitted by March 25, 2016.
Spring Creek Charter School is pleased to announce that applications for the Spring Creek Alumni Scholarship are now available. This scholarship will be awarded to one graduating high school senior who is an alumnus of Spring Creek Charter School (formerly Spring Creek Elementary). Applications may be picked up from the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be received by April 15, 2016.
Applications are now available online for the first annual “Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship” sponsored by School Furniture Depot. Students who have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, who are planning to attend a college or university during the summer of fall of 2016, and who plan to major in education are eligible to apply for this $1,000 award. For additional information please visit: www.schoolfurnituredepot.com/scholarship-application . The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2016.
High school seniors who will be first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at specified universities may wish to apply for “Scholarships for Dreamers.” Applicants who will have graduated from high school by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, who have a minimum unweighted 2.5 GPA, who have come to the United States before age 16, who are college-ready, and who can demonstrate significant unmet financial need may wish to apply for these scholarships. Scholarships are intended to cover a significant portion of tuition and fees totaling a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree. For additional information and to apply online please visit: http://www.thedream.us/scholars/ . All applications must be submitted by February 15, 2016.
Announcing the 2016 Community Scholars Scholarship offered by Bethune-Cookman University and Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation. These scholarships to Bethune-Cookman University are available at $16,000 per year for four years for recipients who remain eligible. Graduating public high school seniors who have a 3.2 GPA and who are preferably pursing majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Bethune-Cookman are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be submitted by March 15, 2016.
Applications for the Believing In Your Dreams $1,500 Scholarship, sponsored by Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation, are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. Applicants must be graduating seniors from a public high school, have a 3.0 or better GPA, and must have played basketball, volleyball, and/or been an active member of a high school band (marching, concert, jazz, etc.) during his/her junior and senior years. All completed applications are due by March 15, 2016.
The 2016 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. It is quick and easy to apply. Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2016.
Do you need money for college? If so, apply for a Clarence and Grace Watterson Scholarship. Applicants must be worthy and deserving high school seniors from Peterborough Ontario, Canada or Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, Florida. Applicants must also have demonstrated by their character and scholastic achievements that an advanced education will be of benefit to them and to mankind, must submit SAT or ACT scores, must demonstrate financial need, and must be planning to attend a fully accredited college or university located in the United States or Canada. To apply online please visit: www.csascholars.org . Completed applications are due by March 1, 2016.
The Southern Scholarship Foundation provides rent-free scholarship housing for qualified students demonstrating academic achievement, financial need, good character, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. There are a total of 27 scholarship houses on six Florida college campuses, including, Florida A & M, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, Santa Fe College, and the University of Florida. Applications are accepted year-round with March 1, 2016 being the priority deadline for the upcoming fall 2016 semester. For additional information and to apply online please visit: www.southernship.org .
Just a reminder that applications for the NASCAR Foundation Scholarship are still being accepted from the Class of 2016! Volusia County high school seniors who will be attending a two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in Florida for the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to apply online for these need based scholarships at: https://www.scholarsapply.org/nascar . A minimum of (ten) awards valued at $2,500 each will be granted. Awards are one time only. In addition, only 200 applications will be accepted, so apply quickly! All applications must be postmarked by February 20, 2016.
Applications for the Lions District 35-O Youth Exchange Scholarship are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. This $1,000 scholarship may be used for college expenses and tuition, other educational expenses, or for visiting a foreign country under the Lions Club Youth Exchange Program. Completed applications must be received by March 10, 2016.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048-Daytona Beach, FL is pleased to once again offer the SSG James D. Wilt Scholarship for Volusia County residents. Applicants must be a high school senior, be the son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of a US Veteran (any era), or be members of a school JROTC unit or CAP unit, or a SEA Cadets program. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be submitted by March 31, 2016.
Are you a senior who is ranked in the top 10% of your graduating class? Can you demonstrate evidence of diverse public service, as well as financial need? If so, you are eligible to apply for the 2016 Foard Award! Seniors who meet this criteria must be nominated by a school faculty or staff member. This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a recipient chosen by the Foard Award Selection Committee. All nominations, recommendations, and applications must be completed online. Please see your Guidance Counselor for additional information. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by March 17, 2016.
Applications are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance for the Friends of the Lake County Library at Paisley 2016 Scholarship Application. Completed applications, along with official high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and a personal essay must be submitted by March 31, 2016.
The Tutoring Company is currently offering two scholarships for the Spring 2016 semester. One is open to any seniors attending college in Fall 2016 and will provide the winner with money for their first semester. The other scholarship is open to any high school freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, and the winner will receive a 10-Hour ACT Test Prep Package. For more information on these two scholarship opportunities please visit: http://www.thetutoringwebsite.com . The application deadline is April 1, 2016.
Seniors with disabilities may apply for The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Applicants must provide documentation of the nature/extent of their disability, must be seeking a first baccalaureate degree, must be a Florida resident for tuition purposes, must meet academic requirements, must submit a FAFSA by the required deadline and be determined to have unmet fiscal need, must submit a complete Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Application, and must be enrolling in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution. All application materials must be received by the university by May 15, 2016. Applications may be downloaded at: http://www.jsf.bz/apply.html#apply .
Volusia County Farm Bureau gives up to three $1,200 scholarships to college and college-bound students each year. The Harley V. Cutlip Memorial Scholarship has aided many students in the costs for a higher education. Harley V. Cutlip, former executive director of the Volusia County Farm Bureau, dedicated 19 years of his life serving Volusia County Farm Bureau Members. He is fondly remembered for his kind works through this scholarship. Call (386)734-1612 for an application form. The application deadline is April 7, 2016.
Are you interested in becoming a nurse? Nursing.org is now accepting applications through August 1, 2016 for their three nursing scholarships, including Nursing.org's Nurses First Scholarship, (valued at $1,000), Bridging Your Career: The RN to BSN Scholarship, (valued at $500), and Breaking Barriers: Scholarship for Men in Nursing, (valued at $500). Additional scholarship details, rules and terms of service are outlined at: http://www.nursing.org/scholarships/ . Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
Lohman Community Outreach is pleased to sponsor a Memorial Day Essay Contest which is open to area middle and high school students. The purpose of the contest is to create an educational awareness involving the young people in our community so that they can learn more about the price of freedom. A total of six prizes will be awarded, (three from middle school and three from high school) that range from $100 to $500. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2016. Additional information, including contest rules, is available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.
The Daytona Beachcombers Running Club is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2016 College Scholarship Program. Applicants must have been a Volusia or Flagler County resident for the last two years, must be a graduating high school senior from a Volusia or Flagler County high school, and must be a member of their high school cross country and/or track and field team. Completed applications must be received by April 2, 2016. Applications may be accessed at: http://www.daytonabeachcombers.com/youthscholarships.htm .
The American Foreign Service Association's National High School Essay Contest encourages students to think critically and write a research paper about building peace through democracy. Entrants are asked to place themselves in the shoes of a member of the Foreign Service assigned to a functional bureau within the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development. Applicants' essays should offer a peace-building solution to a particular conflict or crisis that threatens U.S. interests abroad. To access the 2016 Essay topic and additional application information, please visit: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest . The submission deadline is March 15, 2016.
The Daytona Beach Street Rods is proud to offer two scholarships valued at $1,000 each for high school students who plan to pursue a career that is related to the automotive industry. Applicants must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen with a minimum 2.0 GPA. In addition, interested students must also include a short statement outlining your goals, as well as any awards/special recognition, work history and explanation of financial need. Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance and must be submitted by March 1, 2016.
Daytona State College has once again allocated funds from its Foundation Scholarship Fund to award scholarships to graduating seniors from Volusia and Flagler High Schools. A $1,000 scholarship will be given to a senior from each high school who plans to attend Daytona State College in the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must be well-rounded students and must submit an application to Lisa Carter in Guidance by April 8, 2016. (Dual enrolled or transient students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.) Applications are available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.
Applications for the 2016 Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship are now available in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance. This $300 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior from each Volusia County high school who plans to pursue a career in education. Criteria to be considered for this award include academic standing, school and community activities, applicant's interest in teaching and the applicant's qualities to be a successful teacher. Completed applications must be returned to Lisa Carter in Guidance by April 1, 2016.
The Chely Wright LIKE ME Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing a college degree who actively advocated for LGBT youth and/or to students who are severely affected by teen bullying or suicide of an LGBT youth. Through this scholarship, LGBT affected youth can apply for funding to pay for educational expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. For additional information and to access an application, please visit: http://likeme.org/chely-wright-scholarship/ . The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2016.
This is not a complete listing of all scholarship opportunities. Check other sources such as the Internet, employers and the college or technical school you plan to attend!