October Deadlines

KidGuard For Education Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: All grades 9 – 12 High School Students

AWARD AMOUNT: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000

DEADLINE: Ongoing (Annual) , Every October 31st 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)

HOW TO APPLY:

Choose ONE prompt from below and submit a well thought out essay or video

  1. How have your family, parents, school, and teachers influenced who you are today? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  2. How much freedom should parents give their children? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  3. What are some dangers that youth may face on the internet? Use personal experiences, news articles, or research to support your answer.
  4. What should you do if you or a friend is bullied on the web? Please discuss solutions for both scenarios. Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  5. Discuss ways that youth can use the internet or social media to positively impact their communities. Use personal experiences to support your answer.

To apply, fill out our short form here: KidGuard for Education Scholarship Application

SELECTION PROCESS:

We will be selecting a pool of finalists based on the quality of their essay/video. As mentioned, we are looking for essays/videos that are well thought out with proper research and evidence to support their statement. Out of the selected finalists, winners will be selected and contacted shortly thereafter.

* We want to hear your honest opinion. The personal opinion expressed in your essay/video will in no way affect whether or not you are awarded the scholarship. We respect that everyone has their own opinions on the topic and want to hear what you have to say. For essays, we want to stress that word count is not a deciding factor in this contest. However, this is a contest and you are expected to express your well-thought-out ideas clearly, supported with research and evidence.

 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

106 scholarships at $25,000 each

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The application will be available August 1 – October 25.

Scholarships valued at up to $10,000 each

State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and their funders, please click here.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

*applicants for the Montana state scholarships must meet additional eligibility criteria.

The application will be available August 1 – October 25.

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1020 scholarships up to $2,500 each

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

To print a poster announcing this scholarship program please visit our School Officials page.

The 2017 application process is now closed.  The application will open online March 15 for students enrolling in Fall 2018.

The Association offers several scholarship programs that either require an applicant to pursue a specific degree or attend a specific university. These specialized programs are funded through the generosity of individual Horatio Alger Members. Please scroll down to see if any of these programs line up with your choices.

General Eligibility

The following criteria applies to all programs below:

  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)
  • Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • United States citizenship

For more specific eligibility criteria please refer to the program listings below:

Boise State University Scholarship (7 awards at $10,000 each)

The Boise State University Scholarship Program was established in 2012 and is funded by Association Board Member Robert G. Miller, CEO of the Albertsons Companies, Inc.

  • Current freshmen who are entering their sophomore year in the fall of the application year at Boise State University
  • Resident of Idaho
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • See the flyer!

Application available January 15 – March 15

Doré Scholarship (25 awards at $10,500 each)

The Doré Scholarship is funded by Association Member William J. Doré, Chairman and CEO of Global Industries, Ltd.

  • High school senior planning to attend McNeese State University or University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Resident of Louisiana
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

Application available January 15 – March 15

Honeywell Scholarship (10 awards at $10,000 each)

The Honeywell Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Dave Cote, Executive Chairman of Honeywell and Honeywell Hometown Solutions.

Application available January 15 – March 15

Mel Klein Scholarship (5 awards at $10,000 each)

The Mel Klein Scholarship Program was established in 2016 and is funded by Association Member Mel Klein, founder of Melvyn N. Klein Interests.

  • High school senior
  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5)
  • Planning to pursue a degree at Colgate University, Columbia University, Stanford University, or Tulane University
  • Applying for this scholarship will also make you eligible for national/state scholarship awards

Santa Clara University – Schott Family Scholarship (4 awards at $50,000 each – amount matched by school)

The Santa Clara University – Schott Family Scholarship Program was established in 2016 and is funded by Association Member Stephen Schott, Owner and CEO of S.C.S Development Co. / Award Homes.

  • High school senior planning to attend Santa Clara University
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.4

Trott Family Scholarship (21 awards at $30,000-$60,000 each)

The Trott Family Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by Association President Byron Trott, Chairman and CEO of BDT & Company.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: SEPTEMBER 25

  • High school senior planning to attend Ohio State University, University of Chicago or Vanderbilt University
  • Will submit an application for early decision/early action (by Nov. 1)
  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5)
  • Applying for this scholarship will also make you eligible for national/state scholarship awards

 

Disney Dreamers Academy

The Disney Dreamers Academy is a 4-day, power-packed event in which 100 select high school students, ages 13-19, are inspired, motivated and prepared to dream big. Disney Dreamers experience:

  • Inspirational guest speakers with immersive presentations
  • Career activities ranging from animation, journalism and entrepreneurship, to culinary arts and zoology

The Disney Dreamers Academy takes place at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Conducted on stage and behind the scenes, the theme parks become vibrant “classrooms” where Dreamers imagine bright futures, make exciting discoveries and learn how to put their plans into action.

Dreamers are creative, eager to learn and dedicated to pursuing their dreams with passion. If you have what it takes and you are between the ages of 13-19, you live in the United States of America and you are enrolled in high school grades 9-12 when entering, apply here!

Disney seeks students with a winning combination of attributes that reflect strong character, positive attitude, and persistence to take advantage of opportunities.

Key Attributes:

  • Intellectually curious – Creative and quick-witted
  • Compassionate – Gives to others who need their assistance
  • Courageous – Overcomes obstacles, brave, spirited, survivor
  • Leader – The “go-to” person, pursues ideas with passion

Attitude:

  • Dreams about their future
  • Positive approach to life
  • Grateful and humble
  • Takes advantage of resources

Does this sound like someone you know? We’re looking for Dreamers for next year’s Disney Dreamers Academy, so they can get the tools to help make their dreams come true. Follow the Dreamers Academy on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

Fast Approaching Deadline: Horatio Alger Scholarship, Deadline October 25, 2013

Horatio Alger Ronald C. Waranch Scholarship Program: Deadline is October 25, 2013.  The Horatio Alger Ronald C. Waranch Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Georgia who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Ronald C. Waranch Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Georgia; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a resident of the State of Georgia; and
  • Be a United States citizen

For additional information, visit: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_waranchgeorgia.cfm.

Coca-Cola Scholars

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

What are the benefits of becoming a Scholar?

So much great stuff. In addition to the monetary award, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation greatly values staying connected to Scholars even after college. The Foundation hosts frequent receptions throughout the country and also invites Scholars from all classes to return to Atlanta for a Leadership Summit every five years to engage in interactive sessions developed by alumni.

The Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation’s vision is to develop a powerful network of community leaders, touched by Coca-Cola, whose vision will help shape the world, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. When you become a Scholar, you become a part of that incredible, influential network.

What is the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation?

To celebrate Coca-Cola’s centennial in 1986, The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers came together to fund the Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation. This commitment to education enables the Foundation to support over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System.

The mission of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is to provide scholarship programs and lifelong enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional peoples’ thirst for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.

What scholarships are available to prospective applicants, and who can apply?

CCSF awards funding through three scholarship programs each year:

  1. Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship – High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply on our website in August of their senior year until the October 31 deadline. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
  2. Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team – 50 Gold $1,500, 50 Silver $1,250 and 50 Bronze $1,000 scholarships. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between October 1 and December 2. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website, www.ptk.org.
  3. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise – 180 scholarships of $1,000. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between February 27 and April 30. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website, www.ptk.org.

How do I apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship?

Our application is currently closed and will reopen in August 2017.

The application requires you to list your grades, school and community activities, and employment, but no essays or additional materials are required.

What does the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation look for when selecting recipients?

Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their schools. These leaders are passionate and service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.

How can the scholarship be used?

This scholarship is unique in that recipients have between 4-10 years to use their full award and may opt to defer all or part of the award within that 10-year timeframe.

In addition to using funds for tuition at an accredited college or university, Scholars may also use their funds for other educational expenses as specified by the Foundation, such as on-campus housing, for a computer, or textbooks.

What are the benefits of becoming a Scholar?

So much great stuff. In addition to the monetary award, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation greatly values staying connected to Scholars even after college. The Foundation hosts frequent receptions throughout the country and also invites Scholars from all classes to return to Atlanta for a Leadership Summit every five years to engage in interactive sessions developed by alumni.

The Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation’s vision is to develop a powerful network of community leaders, touched by Coca-Cola, whose vision will help shape the world, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. When you become a Scholar, you become a part of that incredible, influential network.

Deadline is October 31

 

Young Arts Scholarship

Deadline is October 18

Students in grades 10-12 interested in voice, writing, jazz, photography, dance, visual arts, music, theater, cinematic arts, or design arts are encouraged to apply for the Young Arts Scholarship.

Information can be found at: http://www.youngarts.org/

New York Times College Scholarship Program

The New York Times College Scholarship Program

The New York Times College Scholarship Program was established in 1999. When The Times announced the five winners and told their remarkable life stories, a flood of contributions came from readers. There was enough money to expand the ranks to 21 winners that year.  The program eventually provided scholarships for 20 Times Scholars each year.

Times Scholars, 234 strong, attend schools all over the country (68 from coast to coast). Many have attended medical or law schools, or entered graduate programs in engineering or science. Still others have started careers in teaching, finance and social service agencies.

Each student receives a four-year college scholarship, mentoring and summer employment. To make a donation, click here.

Who is Eligible

Current high school seniors who attend a public, parochial or private school in New York City and who have demonstrated:

  • Outstanding academic achievement (top 10% or equivalent of the high school graduating class)
  • A commitment to learning and community service• Success in the face of adversity
  • Significant financial needPreference will be given to students whose parents have not graduated from accredited American four-year colleges or universities.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

What Scholarship Winners Will Receive

Up to eight high school seniors will be selected to receive four-year scholarships for a maximum of $7,500 annually to attend any nationally accredited four-year college to which they have been admitted for full-time study. Students will also receive a summer internship at The New York Times, educational and job counseling, mentoring, cultural experiences and a laptop. The students will receive their scholarship funding from public contributions and an endowment fund, supported primarily by a gift from the Starr Foundation. The scholarships may be used to pay tuition, room and board, fees and other educational expenses. Each scholarship will be renewable annually for up to four years of study as long as the student maintains a good academic record and makes normal progress toward a degree.

How to Apply

Applications may be obtained at NYTimes.com/scholarship.

We suggest that you make and keep a copy of your completed application form for future reference.Applications will be judged by staff members of The New York Times, professional educators and others.

Deadline is October.

 

The Christopher Reeve Award

The Heart of America Foundation® Heroes of the Heart® Christopher Reeve Award is presented each year to an extraordinary youth who has demonstrated tremendous compassion and caring in serving his or her community.

Nominate a Hero for the Annual Christopher Reeve Award

Nominees must be high school seniors or younger and the awardee must be a high school senior or younger at the time the recipient is notified in March. Nominations are accepted from September 1 through October 31 each year. One award recipient is selected in March and will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Merriam-Webster, Inc. for post-secondary education.

Please note that the nominator cannot be a relative of the nominee.

Download Award Application (Word doc)

Nominations and questions should be emailed to scholarships@heartofamerica.org or mailed to The Heart of America Foundation at 401 F Street NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20001 to the attention of “Christopher Reeve Award.” The nominator and nominee will be notified in March only if the nominee is selected as the recipient.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Award
Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Eligibility
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21; and
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

Application Components
The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:

  • A completed and submitted online application;
  • One (1) letter of recommendation submitted online only
  • SAT or ACT scores sent to the Foundation directly from the testing agencies. The Foundation’s college codes are: SAT 4248/ACT: 6570.

You will need to have a copy of your SAT or ACT scores and your latest high school transcript in order to complete the questions on the online application.

Mailing Materials
We will not accept the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application or supporting documents via mail, email or fax. Applications and letters of recommendation will only be accepted via our online application program.

Verification
Applicants invited to interview with one of the regional committees will be required to bring copies of the documents listed below to the interview.

  • Official high school transcript
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Student Aid Report

October of each year – Application Available for Review Only
November 1, of each year – Application Live
February 15, 5pm (ET) of each year – Application Due
April 30, of each year – Notification of application status via email
May 1 – May 31, of each year – Second Round, Regional Interviews
June 15, of each year – Final Selections Announced