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AME Church Millennium Scholarship

The Millennium Scholarship was established by the Sixth Episcopal District Lay Organization on March 11, 2000 and will be presented to a worthy young man or woman, of Christian Faith, in the African Methodist Episcopal Church to aid in obtaining a college education. The funds for this scholarship will be administered by the Sixth Episcopal District Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a member of an African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Sixth Episcopal District
  • Must enroll in College as a freshman in the Fall 2017 with courses leading towards a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must enroll in courses leading to a Bachelor’s Degree.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship selection committee. The committee’s composition will come from the membership of the Sixth Episcopal District Lay Organization. Committee members will evaluate the applicant’s package in its entirety. The scholarship recipient will receive official notification of the award via mail. All decisions of the committee are final. No materials will be returned. Only complete applications will be considered.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

A single recipient will be chosen and will receive a Two Thousand Dollar ($2,000.00) scholarship award. The scholarship award will be distributed directly to the student after verification of enrollment for the fall 2017 semester or quarter. Any deviation from this procedure will be at the discretion of the Education Commission. In the event the student is unable to attend in the Fall of this year, the award will be returned to the scholarship fund.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit the following materials in one package:

  • Completed application (must be typewritten).
  • The Application Page (page 2) must be typewritten and any additional documents submitted by the applicant.
  • A current official high school transcript (Must submit a copy of SAT/ACT Score Report if not included on the High School Transcript)

A Five Hundred (500) word typed essay (double spaced) on one of the following:

  • Discuss some issue of personal, local, national or international concern and its importance to you.
  • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on your life, and describe that influence.
  • How will Morris Brown College assist me in achieving my Career Goals?
  • A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be someone familiar with the students’ academic performance and potential)

  1. One from your Pastor, Local Lay Organization President, Church School Superintendent or Teacher
  2. One from your High School Teacher, High School Counselor, Administrator

The applicant may, if he or she chooses, submit in writing any information which would enhance the judges’ decision, provided it has not already been covered by the items listed above.

All materials must be postmarked on or before April 30, 2017.

     

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    National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

    NHSC Scholarship Program
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    Accepting applications through April 27, 7:30 p.m. ET

    2017 Application and Program Guidance has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Scholarship Program application.

    You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

    • Physicians (MD or DO)
    • Dentists
    • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
    • Certified Nurse-Midwives
    • Physician Assistants

    The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.

    The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year. To learn more about how NHSC reviews applications and determines who receives a scholarship, please watch this short video. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship are notified no later than September 30.

     

     

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    Western Union Foundation Scholarships

    Western Union Foundation Scholarship Program

    The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program, also referred to as WU Scholars, is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education.

    Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program’s three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community.

    The Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE), a US private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas, administers the program on behalf of the Western Union Foundation and its contributors.

    The WU Scholars program was created to help give young people a boost toward a better life. The Western Union Foundation believes education is the surest path to economic opportunity. Educational pursuits to gain knowledge and skills for in-demand, 21st century careers are helping people all over the world climb the economic ladder.

    To us, a better education means better employment opportunities. And with better employment opportunities comes improved earning potential. As Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek says, “Education is powerful. It is the key to change and one key to financial dignity for all.” That financial dignity is what drives a better life for individuals, families, and communities around the world.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Scholarships must be used at an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree.
    • All applicants must be pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.
    • All applicants for scholarships must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years of age on June 1, 2017.
    • Application must be submitted in English. Translation services may be used to help non-English speakers submit. You will not be penalized for basic errors.
    • Must be able to demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance.
    • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor. If a teacher or professor is unable to submit a recommendation on your behalf, you may also use someone who has supervised you in a youth/community group, volunteer position, job/employment situation, etc.
    • Scholarships must be used on programs resulting in an undergraduate degree. Specialized academic programs (study abroad term, stand-alone language acquisition course, service learning, etc.) are not permitted.
    • Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees, such as Masters, PhD, JD, etc.
    • Scholarships may be used for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections (estimated in July). Funds cannot be used for room and board or for school supplies.
    • Immediate family members of controlling officers in Western Union, any of its affiliates and non-affiliated nonprofit entities, or its Agents are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program. All other employees and their family members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply.

    Timeline:

    • Application Opens: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    • Application Closes: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00pm EST
    • Selection & Notification to all Applicants: July 2016

     

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    Let Us Make Man Scholarship

     

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    George M Hughes Foundation Scholarship

    George M Hughes Foundation

    Established in 2006, the George M. Hughes Foundation awards three scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors who attend school or reside in North Metro-Atlanta area.The three scholarships are awarded based on scholarship, need and leadership.

    The Foundation was named in honor of George M. Hughes, Sr., an outstanding educator with a lifelong commitment to high achievement for African-American students.

    Archon Hughes, a member of Kappa Boulé, was instrumental in the formation of Delta Upsilon Boulé. Archon George and Archousa Evelyn Hughes hosted the very first gathering of men who would eventually become charter members of the final member Boulé established in the first century of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

    Contributions will be used to support the George M. Hughes Foundation and further the goal of supporting the best and brightest African American students in Metro Atlanta.

    George M Hughes Scholarship Documents

    Download the Application

    Click here to download the scholarship application and instructions

    Upload Completed Documents

    Your completed application must include the following documents:

    1. George M. Hughes Foundation Scholarship Application
    2. Official high school transcript
    3. Essay – 2 page, double spaced
    4. (2) letters of reference
    5. Passport or wallet-size headshot photograph

    Click here to submit your George M Hughes Foundation scholarship application documents

    DEADLINE is APRIL 14, 2017


     

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    Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law Scholarship

    CORBAN GUNN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFERING $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

    Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law, a personal injury lawyer located in Biloxi, Mississippi, is offering a twice-yearly $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall or spring semester. Corban Gunn believes that by helping students overcome the increased costs of attending college, our world can become a brighter place for today’s generation and all future generations.

    The current open submission period is for Fall 2017.

    Scholarship Details and Guidelines

    • Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States.
    • All applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.
    • As proof of your first-year status, you will need to submit a digital copy of your acceptance letter—complete with the college letterhead—from that college.
    • The current scholarship will be rewarded for the semester starting in Fall 2017.
    • All applications for the current semester are due by August 1, 2017.

    Essay Topic

    To apply, you’ll need to submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

    How can college students live safer lives?

    Once the application period closes, Corban will determine a winner based on the following factors: feasibility, creativity, and the applicant’s level of knowledge in the topic as well as their ability to write a well-crafted essay. He isn’t necessarily looking for an “A”-grade essay from an English or law student, but rather an essay that explores the topic uniquely—one that perhaps encourages students to think about safe ways to enjoy the college lifestyle in a new way.

    By submitting your essay to us, you agree that your essay may be featured on our blog. We will publish the winning essay as well as a couple of the top contenders. Published essays may appear with minor edits in place.

    Application Instructions

    To submit your application and essay, email us the completed essay, a digital copy of the acceptance letter from your college or graduate school verifying your first-year status, and some brief information about yourself tocorbangunnlaw@gmail.com with the email subject “Fall 2017 Scholarship Submission”.

    In the body of your email please include your name, address, phone number, and the name of your current/planned school. Feel free to include a brief paragraph telling us about yourself and your career and college-related goals. The essay should be attached as either a .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, or .RTF, or included in the body of the email.

    Send all applications and questions to corbangunnlaw@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your applications and essays!

     

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    Girls Who Code Summer Program

    Apply Now!

    The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!

    It is an introductory computer science course and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!

    This application consists of one short answer question. Girls Who Code does not ask for your grades or any recommendations.

    Application Locations & Dates:

    **In order to participate in a Summer Immersion Program, you must be able to commit to attending the entire 7-week program. Our attendance policy allows for two absences.**

    • Atlanta, GA: June 5-July 21, 2017
    • Austin, TX: June 12-July 28, 2017
    • Boston, MA: July 10-August 25, 2017
    • Chicago, IL: June 26-August 11, 2017
    • Los Angeles, CA: June 19-August 4, 2017
    • Miami, FL: June 19-August 4, 2017
    • Newark, NJ: July 5-August 18, 2017
    • New York City, NY: July 5-August 18, 2017; July 10-August 25, 2017;
    • San Francisco Bay Area, CA: June 12-July 28, 2017; June 12-August 4, 2017; June 19-August 4, 2017; June 19-August 11, 2017, June 26th – August 11th
    • Seattle, WA: July 5-August 18, 2017; July 10-August 25, 2017
    • Stamford, CT: July 5-August 18, 2017
    • Washington DC: June 26-August 11, 2017

    Watch these step-by-step videos for help completing your application:

     

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    Cobb Youth Leadership

    Cobb Youth Leadership

    The Leadership Cobb Alumni Association (LCAA) sponsors Cobb Youth Leadership (CYL), a leadership program for rising high school juniors that focuses on developing leadership skills through interactive participation. This program was created in 1989 to provide students a unique opportunity to learn about their community as well as meet and interact with students from other high schools.

    Students attending public or private high schools or home-school students in Cobb County must complete and submit applications for CYL in the spring of their sophomore year. Applications are reviewed by the CYL Steering Committee and approximately 50 students are chosen for the class. Students participate in the program during their junior year of high school.

    Applications Open!

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 class! Click here to complete the online form.

    All applications must be submitted by Friday, April 14, 2017.

    For more information about CYL, contact Katie Guice at 770-859-2334 or kguice@cobbchamber.org.

    Frequently Asked Questions About CYL

    What are some of the activities of CYL?

    Through approximately five evening programs during the course of the school year participants in the CYL program are introduced to local, state and national leaders. They also receive information on the responsibility, ethics and tools for effective leadership. The monthly programs run from August through April. Students also participate in two retreats where they focus on team building, personality inventories and additional leadership topics such as cultural diversity and community service.

    When does CYL meet?

    An orientation takes place in August along with a Fall Retreat in September. Following the retreat, evening programs are held monthly September through March. The year concludes with a spring retreat held in late March/early April.

    What costs are associated with being a part of CYL?

    Current tuition for selected students is $650.

    Who is in charge of CYL?

    CYL is governed by a steering committee comprised of Leadership Cobb Alumni and high school seniors as recent graduates of CYL.

    How does someone learn more about CYL?

    Contact the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association through the Cobb Chamber, or contact Katie Guice at 770-859-2334 or kguice@cobbchamber.org.

    How can someone provide assistance to CYL?

    By serving on the CYL Steering Committee, providing financial assistance to a candidate who is unable to pay the tuition or by sponsoring a program for CYL

    COBB YOUTH LEADERSHIP 2015-2016

    Cobb Youth Leadership Class of 2016 has had an outstanding year so far! The last seven months have been full of new friendships and opportunities to grow leadership skills. Listed below are some highlights from the program days and evenings.

    • Orientation – Located at Six Flags Over Georgia, the new class gathered together to meet for the first time, ride the roller coasters and kick the year off! They even dodged a few downpours in between rides.
    • Fall Retreat – The class went up to WinShape Wilderness for a weekend of team building on a ropes course, a massive kickball game, s’mores and bonding. They ended the retreat hearing from the ADDO Institute.
    • Myers Briggs Evening – Linda Beggs spent the evening reviewing the class’ personality test results, challenging them to celebrate their introverted or extroverted selves and seek to understand others better. They walked aware with a greater awareness of how they interact with their classmates and peers.
    • Public Safety Evening – The class braved the colder weather and got a small taste of what kind of training it takes to be in public safety. From simulations to K-9 demonstrations, the students really enjoyed this interactive night.
    • Media and Communications Evening – On this night, the students met at Chattahoochee Technical College and heard from communication experts. They learned the importance of a good introduction, the impact of their social media footprint and how to communicate effectively.
    • Government and Military Evening – Located at Dobbin Air Reserve Base, the class heard from our leaders at the base and Representative Bert Reeves – a CYL and LC grad and past CYL Chair. They toured the Security Forces Squadron and even got to try on some of their gear!
    • Community Service Evening – The class heard from two speakers in our community who are plugged into the needs of our county. They brought items to make toiletry bags to donate to these organizations. The class packed over 1,000 bags to give away. Amazing!
    • International Evening – Dressed representing their family heritage, the students learned some salsa dancing steps and heard from the Executive Director of Go Eat Give, Sucheta Rawal.
    • Health and Sports Evening - The class had the privilege of hearing from former UGA football star Rennie Curan, Braves representative Kelvin Scott and Sports Medicine expert Rob Riesing. They concluded the night with some football warm ups led by Rennie.
    • Spring Retreat – Held at Stone Mountain Park, the class gathered together one last time to conclude their year with some team building games and time spent together around the park. It was a wonderful weekend spent with new friends!

     

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    Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internships

    The Emma Bowen Foundation Application

    Thank you for your interest in the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program. The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies.

    We believe that diversity is important in all areas of the media industry and offer Fellowships that prepare students for careers in the Business of Media,Content of Media, and Innovation of Media. Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

    If selected, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to get additional money to pay for college expenses.

    DO YOU QUALIFY?

    You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

    • Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
    • Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
    • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
    • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Speak and write English fluently

    Don’t meet these guidelines? We still welcome you to become part of the Emma Bowen Foundation family. Click here to sign up for our mailing list and get access to webinars and training that will give you a look at what it means to have a career in the media industry.

    WHERE WE RECRUIT

    We recruit for positions across the country – while the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide. The attached chart shows where we placed Fellows in Summer 2016.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications to the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis. The application has a few key components:

    • The EBF Online Application for Summer 2017 (link below)
    • A Short-Answer Essay of 250-500 words: Why is it important to diversify the media and tech industries?
    • Your Resume
    • Recommendation form from 1 reference

    KEY DATES

    Early Action Deadline – November 6, 2016: All applications received by this date are guaranteed a first-round interview by our staff. Meeting this deadline gives you the best chance of getting a placement in our program.

    Priority Deadline  - December 31, 2016: Many of our partner companies begin interviewing candidates in late 2016 and early 2017. Meeting this deadline gives you access to a wide range of fellowship placements. The majority of our placements for the summer of 2017 will apply before the priority deadline.

    Recommended Summer 2017 Application Date – March 15, 2017: While we accept applications and make placements year-round, we strongly recommend that you apply by this date in order to be considered for a Summer 2017 internship.

    HOW DO I MAKE MY APPLICATION STAND OUT?

    Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely.

    Make sure that your resume is free of typos and includes all of your work, volunteer, and academic experience. This is the first impression you will make with a potential employer. Show us what makes you unique!

    Get your application in as soon as possible to give yourself the best opportunity to be placed in the fellowship.

    Still have questions? Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

    BEGIN APPLYING HERE

    WHAT’S NEXT?

    Promising candidates will be contacted for a first-round interview with Emma Bowen Foundation staff. Note: All applicants who meet the Early Action deadline and meet our basic qualifications will receive a first-round interview. Finalists will be then invited for interviews with our corporate partners, who will make the final selections.

    If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June. As an employee, we will expect you to be a conscientious, dependable team player. You will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college. You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative. As a student, you will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average during college to remain in the program.

    We appreciate your interest and thank you for taking the time to complete the application. If you are selected, we can promise that a whole new world will be open to you. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation will provide the opportunity — you provide the talent.

    GOOD LUCK!

     

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