Various Scholarship Opportunities can be found at www.studentscholarships.org.
Miami University Bridges Scholarship:This $10,000 scholarship is for students that are:
Students from underrepresented populations
High school students graduating in 2014
Minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or top 25% of graduating class
College prep curriculum
Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
This experience is designed for high-achieving diverse high school seniors from all over the nation who are interested in learning more about the educational opportunities at Miami. This is an all-expense paid (meals, lodging, activities, etc.) overnight program on Miami's beautiful campus in Oxford, Ohio. Students who successfully complete the program, are accepted for Fall 2014 admission, and enroll at Miami University's Oxford campus will receive a $10,000 scholarship awarded only to Bridges students ($2,500 per year). To apply, visit http://miamioh.edu/bridges/. The application deadline is September 23, 2013.
Wendy’s High School Heisman: The Wendy’s High School Heisman (WHSH) Award program is accepting applications for its 2013 class. The 2013 class will join the more than 305,000 esteemed alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to academic achievement, community service involvement, leadership and accomplishments in the athletic arena.
Students can apply at www.wendysheisman.com for a chance to earn the honored title of WHSH. Twelve national finalists and their families will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City where they will attend and be recognized at the official Heisman ceremony. Winners---one male student and one female student---will be honored with the WHSH Award during a national ESPN telecast and receive $10,000 for their school, as well as a $500 Wendy’s gift card. The application deadline is October 2, 2013.
AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship 2013: This $500 scholarship is for seniors that plan to attend college; applicants are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible. AES believes that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, AES is offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted. To apply, applicants must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words to answer the following question: Reflecting on your personal experiences and/or circumstances, tell us something about yourself that distinguishes you as a potential scholarship candidate.Submit the completed essay via email to email@example.com along with your full name as well as the name of your high school and your plans for next year. There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Deadline for entry: October 4, 2013
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship: This local, state, and national scholarship program is for young women that are seniors in high school. The scholarships are for various amounts; though, some are for full tuition! For more information and to apply, visit www.distinguishedyw.org. If you or your parents have questions, please contact Laura Szenas, State Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (740) 485-1423. The application deadline is October 4, 2013.
SCAD Challenge Scholarship Competition: These artistic challenges are for students that are interested in receiving scholarships valued at $1,000-$3,000 for Savannah College of Art and Design. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.scadchallenge.com/. The application deadlines vary from October 11, 2013 to January 24, 2014.
National Merit Scholarship: The National Merit Scholarship is a prestigious, nationally publicized scholarship that is based on a student’s PSAT score. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $40,000 in renewable scholarships. To qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, JUNIORS must take the PSAT on October 16, 2013; the test will be administered at Ansonia High School from 8:00-10:30am on the morning of the 16th. To sign up for the PSAT, students must sign up in the guidance office by October 3rd and pay a $14 test fee at the time they sign up for the test.
2014 Horatio Alger Scholarship: This scholarship is for students that have overcome adversity, have financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), have participated in co-curricular and community service activities, have a good academic record (minimum GPA of 2.0), and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a public or private institution. For more information and to apply visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. The application deadline is October 25, 2013.
The AXA Achievement Scholarship: These scholarships are valued at $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation, in association with U.S. News & World Report. The 2014 program will be accepting applications from September 9, 2013 until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on December 15, 2013, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!
The Ohio State University Merit Scholarships are available for high achieving academic students planning to attend The Ohio State University. Some of these scholarships are Maximus, Provost, Trustees, Honors Presidential, Honors Medalist, National Buckeye, and Morrill Scholars Program. You can apply for these scholarships once you complete your admissions application. Students will use the Ohio State Username received after submitting their admission application to log in to the scholarship application. To find the OSU scholarships you are eligible for, visit
https://osu.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_ScholarshipSearch.aspx DEADLINE: Varies (Most are November 1, 2013)
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:If you’ve made a difference through volunteering over the past year (Juniors must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer service and Seniors must have contributed 100 hours of volunteer service to qualify), you could win $1,000-$5,000 and a fabulous all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC next May---by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Apply at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit or call 877-525-8491 for a paper application.
DEADLINE: November 5, 2013
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship: This nationwide scholarship worth up to $30,000 each year for tuition, books, living expenses, and other required fees is for seniors that meet the following criteria:
Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2014
Enroll in an accredited four-year college in fall 2014
Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
Receive a SAT combined score of 1200 or above or an ACT composite score of 26 or above
Demonstrate unmet financial need
A rigorous review will consider applicants’ grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances, and as many as 40 recipients will receive this scholarship. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/college-scholarship-program/. The application deadline is November 5, 2013.
First Freedom Student Competition. This national essay and video contest offers 9th - 12th grade students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the history and implementation of freedom of religion and conscience in American democracy and the world today. Students then present their evaluation in written essay or video format. For the topic, guidelines, registration, classroom poster, student flyer and other details and resources, visit www.firstfreedom.org, and then click on the red First Freedom Student Competition button (center column). Student onlineregistration is required on or before Monday, November 18, 2013, and the postmark entry deadline for mailing the essay or video entry with its accompanying entry materials is Monday, November 25. Winners will be announced on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, 2014.
SportQuest Playing with Purpose Scholarship:This scholarship is valued at $300-$2,000 and is intended for the following students:
Current high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors
Have maintained a “C” average or 2.00 GPA during high school
Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports
Is a committed follower of Jesus Christ
To apply visit, http://www.allamericanaward.org/index. The application deadline is February 1, 2014.
WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program: These scholarships valued up to $24,000 are for seniors that meet the following criteria:
Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
Have applied and are accepted for the 2014-15 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions (University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, or one of the 7 other institutions)
Plan to participate in college cooperative education (cooperative education, internships, semester in industry, international co-op exchanges, study abroad, research, clinical rotations, service learning and community service)
Women, minority students, and students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math are encouraged to apply. For more information or to apply visit: http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/. The application deadline is February 14, 2014.
Dual Admission Scholarship Program: This scholarship program is intended for students who plan to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology by completing 2 years at Sinclair Community College and 2 years at the University of Dayton (UD). Each year at Sinclair and UD, students will receive a 1/3 tuition scholarship which in total is worth approximately $27,000. You can participate in the Sinclair/UD dual admission program if:
You meet the admission requirements for both schools
Your major at Sinclair is in one of the following programs:
How do you apply for this scholarship? After applying to Sinclair, meet with an E&IT academic counselor to verify your major and to discuss your program requirements. Academic counselors are also available to assist you with scheduling your classes. You may make an appointment by calling (937) 512-2282.
For further information, visit: http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/sme/information/transfer/ud/
Karen Blake, Counselor Engineering & Industrial Technologies
Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402-1460
Fax: (937) 512-2936
Scott Segalewitz, Associate Professor and Chair Engineering Technology
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0249
Fax: (937) 229-4975
BASF/CAP 2014 Science Scholarship: This non-renewable $1,000 scholarship is for Darke County, Ohio High School graduating seniors that plan to pursue a 4-year baccalaureate in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, or disciplines that are related to the Physical Sciences. Applicants must have a 3.00 Cum GPA, and applicants’ school citizenship, leadership, and participation in extra-curricular activities are considered. Scholarship applications are posted on the guidance webpage. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
FAFSA, Grants, Loans, etc.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):Students should apply as soon as possible after January 1 for FAFSA. However, students are encouraged to sign up for a PIN as early as November or early December. The PIN permits students to electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents, access personal records, and make binding legal obligations. Students can apply for FAFSA three different ways. For one, students can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students can also download and complete a PDF version of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov (NOTE: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing). Or, students may request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 1-319-337-5665.
Institutional Grants:There are other grants in addition to Federal Aid. Colleges provide institutional grants to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Other institutional grants, known as merit awards or merit scholarships, are awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Some merit awards are offered only to students whose families demonstrate financial need; others are awarded without regard to a family’s finances. Some grants come with special privileges or obligations. You’ll want to find out about the types of grants awarded by each college you are considering.
Federal Work-Study: Federal work-study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service and work related to the recipient’s course of study. Students may see if they qualify by applying through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Apply online (after January 1 as soon as possible) at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.
Loans:Loans, unlike grants or work-study, are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest. These are real loans-just like car loans or mortgages. Students cannot have these loans canceled because they do not like the education they receive or because they are having financial difficulty. These loans are a serious obligation, so students need to think about the amount that must be repaid over the years before taking out a loan. There are several types of loans such as Federal Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans. More information regarding these loans can be found at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.
Tax Credits and Incentives:For more information concerning the Lifetime Learning Credit, Hope Scholarship Credit, Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA), Student Loan Interest Deduction, and using IRA withdrawals for College Costs, please visit www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.