Friday, October 29, 2010

Microsoft Computer Science Scholarship

Description: We encourage student populations currently underrepresented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees. All candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility described below may certainly apply, while we do award a large majority of our student scholarships to women, minorities, and the disabled. Minority applicants must belong to one of the following groups underrepresented in the software field: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American.
Deadline: February 01, 2011

Coca−Cola Scholars Program

1. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.
2. Approximately 2,200 applicants are selected as Semifinalists in mid-November and notified by mail and email. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due by mid-January. Our Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February.
3. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.
• CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
• U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
• anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
• planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
• carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.APPLICANTS
• be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

United States Coast Guard Academy

The Coast Guard Academy is accepting applications NOW from high school seniors. Please apply at for the class of 2015. Applications are due Feb 1st, 2011.
The Coast Guard Academy will be accepting applications from high school juniors from January 1st through April 1st 2011 for next summers AIM (Academy Introduction Mission) programs. Applications are online at
For more information on either program please contact:
William F. Long
(904) 321-0203

National Co-op Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 15, 2011 (postmarked)
QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this scholarship, students must: Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Complete all the required admissions applications material and be accepted for the 2011-2012 academic year at one of the National Commission Partner Institutions listed.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (500-words)describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program and mail it to: National Commission for Cooperative Education360 Huntington Avenue, 384 CPBoston, MA 02115-5096
For General Questions, please contact Frank Schettino 617.373.3406 or email Download a scholarship application (PDF) or to complete your application online, please visit this page. We do not require transcripts or recommendations. Early applications are highly encouraged.
The National Commission encourages minority and female students as well as students interested inscience, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship. Please note the selection of scholarship winners is decided by each partner institution. All scholarships are non-transferable. Winners will be notified between March and May of 2011. For information regarding the status of the scholarship,please contact the university directly by using the telephone numbers listed here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Interested in copy editing as a profession? Check out the SCHOLARSHIP OF THE DAY!

American Copy Editors Society Scholarships 2011

The ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society, offers scholarships to juniors, seniors and grad students interested in careers in copy editing. The top candidate will be awarded the $2,500 Aubespin scholarship, named for Merv Aubespin, a longtime journalist, a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists and the “godfather” of ACES. At least four other candidates will receive scholarships of $1,000 each. All the winners will be granted free registration for the ACES national conference in March 2011 in Phoenix. Some financial aid for winners to travel to the conference may be available as well.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

November 15, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ASCP and Siemens to Award $185,000 in Scholarships in 2011

ASCP is again partnering with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics to award a total of $185,000 in scholarships to clinical laboratory students (download PDF of the poster). The purpose of these scholarships is to help defray education costs, promote medical laboratory science as a rewarding career, and to help address the workforce shortage of qualified professionals.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

November 15, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scholarship Fair!!!!!!!!

AKA Sorority, Inc. Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Inc. presents:
2 exciting workshops for 9th - 12th grade students. Admission is FREE. There will be give-a-ways, cash prizes, and door prizes for attendance!!!
  • October 30, 2010 9am - 12 pm Bethel Baptist Church 215 Bethel Baptist Street 
  • December 12, 2010 1:00pm - 2:30pm Woodlawn Presbyterian Church 3026 Woodlawn Road 
***Topics will include: Scholarships, HBCUs, College Essays, and Choices after high school. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children! 

For more information call 904-354-1464 or 904-768-5905

Scholarship of the Day: interested in becoming a teacher?


The Foundation for Technology Education proudly announces the $1,000 Litherland/FTE Scholarship in honor of Dr. Les Litherland. The scholarship is for an undergraduate student majoring in technology education teacher preparation. The award is based upon interest in teaching, academic ability, need, and faculty recommendations.

How to Apply:
To apply visit –

December 1, 2010

Help Bring Extreme Home Makeover to Jacksonville!

Extreme Home Makeover really wants to "move the bus" in Jacksonville and has asked for our help to get the word out!

Do you know a deserving family - good people who always give back to their community - who is in desperate need of a home makeover? To nominate yourself or another family you'll need to send in an application along with a video by November 8th. We think it would be a pretty awesome thing for Jacksonville to be a part of!
“We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for,” says Supervising Casting Director Adam Drucker.
What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover? "We're looking for those special people who have amazing strength of character and never give up. Whether it’s keeping their chin up in really tough circumstances or going out of their way to help others. We want to help people whose stories have really affected their community or made a big difference in other people's lives.” Drucker added: "There are a lot of people who are heroes to those around them because of the way they inspire others and quietly serve their communities on a daily basis."
The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition producers are looking for families whose homes desperately need to be rebuilt. “We really want to help families whose homes present major problems for the family, those big issues that affect the family's quality of life on a daily basis. We want to find deserving people who just don't have the resources, ability, or time to fix those serious issues without our help.”
This season Extreme Makeover is also looking for families, who do not own their own homes, so long as land is available through other sources, a nonprofit, city or county.

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF)

The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a diverse association of 28 private, not-for-profit, educational institutions all based in Florida and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). We serve more than 120,000 students at over 180 sites around Florida. We offer programs at the main campuses, at satellite sites in communities and at community colleges. This website will provide you with a wide array of information including legislative updates, breaking news on higher education, and publications highlighting our institutions varied characteristics and contributions to the State of Florida.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: American Art Therapy Association Scholarship

 In order to apply for scholarship awards, applicants must be a member of the American Art Therapy Association. Awards are granted only to active *student members of the Association and those who have been accepted or are attending an American Art Therapy Association approved Graduate Art Therapy Program.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

May 15, 2011

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: YSLA Spectrum Scholarship

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) continues its commitment to diversity in the library profession by announcing its support of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program and this year’s special Spectrum Presidential Initiative. In 2011, YALSA will fund one Spectrum Scholarship for an individual interested in pursuing young adult services as a career. This is the third straight year that YALSA has sponsored a Spectrum Scholar. The Spectrum Scholarship consists of $5,000 for tuition reimbursement and $1,500 towards the scholar’s participation in the Spectrum Leadership Institute at the ALA Annual Conference.

How To Apply:

Now Accepting Applications

Scholarship of the Day: Alliance Scholarship, for Alliance for Global Ed program members

Alliance Scholarships

Students who have been accepted into an Alliance for Global Education program are eligible to apply for an Alliance Scholarship. The maximum amount that students can receive is $6,000 per student for the fall and spring terms and $2,500 per student for the summer term. Students from non-traditional majors or minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
How To Apply:
To Apply –

November 15, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

The “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation sponsors a vocal competition for sacred music performed by the solo voice in characteristic Negro spiritual style. Senior high school students of eleventh or twelfth grade level who are of Afro-ethnic descent may enter a state or region wide vocal competition in Capital District, Florida, Mid-South District or New England District (state lists for each district can be found in the applications) to rehearse and perform these arranged Negro spirituals. Students who enter the competition must work with a voice teacher to learn a new piece of music sent to them, and to meet the high vocal standards of this competition. Winners (one female and one male in the Capital District, Florida, Mid-South District or New England District) claim the coveted GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE In Sacred Music, a college tuition assistance grant for $3,000. Runners up (one female and one male in Florida) gain $2,000 as a college tuition assistance grant. To enter, download, fill out and submit the application below (please give accurate and complete information).

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Jan La Belle Scholarship

Please visit for the application. Applications are being accepted until November 22, 2010. Winner(s) will be notified by March 30, 2011.
Awards will be made annually, up to $15,000. They will be targeted at individuals between the ages of 16-24 who have a disability and who are pursuing higher education as a first-time student. Their school of choice may be academic or vocational.
The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program was created to honor Jan La Belle, Executive Director of Family Network on Disabilities from 1995 to 2005, for her passion and dedication to individuals with disabilities and their families. We at FND are grateful for her service and wish to recognize her dedication by helping ensure that each person, regardless of ability or disability, is able to pursue their own hopes and dreams and to do so as independently as possible. This program is created to allow any qualified individual with a disability to better themselves and give back to the community.
For additional information, please contact Family Network on Disabilities at (727) 523-1130 or

2nd Annual Art & Essay Contest: Amity Turkish Cultural Center

Amity Turkish Cultural Center (ATCC) presents an exciting program for students and teachers in Jacksonville with the partnership of Florida State College (former FCCJ), Duval County Public Schools and Istanbul Center of Atlanta. This program is geared towards an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing several core skills in students no matter what discipline they may study.
THEME: Empathy: Walking in Another's Shoes
Middle and high-school students around the city of Jacksonville are invited to submit an original artwork and/or essay on the theme of "Empathy: Walking in Another's Shoes".
The theme of "Empathy: Walking in Another's Shoes" means much more than thinking that one knows what other people go through every day.
Jacksonville Prizes: Apple iPad and more...
The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm at The Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts.
1st Place: Apple iPad (Student and Teacher)
2nd Place: $200 Gift Card (Student)
3rd Place: $100 Gift Card (Student)
and more...GO HERE TO APPLY!

ARE YOU OF GREEK DESCENT? Scholarship of the Day...

The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships to students from across the United States. The sole fundraiser for the organization is its annual Awards Gala in May. The funds for the Scholarships awarded are principally raised through our journal, raffle and the generosity of members of the community and corporations who purchase tables and make donations. Every cent raised after event expenses and operating expenses goes directly to scholarships for the education of our students. Only 6 cents out of every dollar raised goes towards HTSF operating expenses, which include: telephone, website maintenance, office supplies, tax preparation, and application processing. The Fund does not employ any full-time employees and relies principally on the generosity of its committee volunteers for all aspects of running the organization, including but not limited to event planning, scholarship evaluation, fund raising, type-setting and art design. Through your unwavering support, we look forward to continue educating Greek America. Applicants must be of Greek descent, and between the ages of 17 and 25 as of May, 2011.

How To Apply:
To Apply –

January 31, 2011

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ADULTS!!! Scholarship of the Day: Imagine America Adult Students Scholarships

Imagine America Adult Students Scholarships

Tuition assistance and college scholarship opportunities for adult students enrolling at career colleges is now available through the Imagine America Foundation! The current Imagine America Online Award Program has become the new Imagine America Adult Skills Education Program. By expanding from solely online to both online and brick-and-mortar schools, ASEP enables the Foundation and its participating colleges to assist more adult students pursuing higher education.

How To Apply:
To apply visit –

December 01, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: AAHD Disability Scholarship

American Association on Health and (AAHD) Disability Scholarships Program
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) contributes to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education and advocacy at the national, state and community level.
How To Apply:
To Apply –

November 01, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: Ron Brown Scholar Program

Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

How To Apply:

Deadline: November 01, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010


The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annually awards $5,000 to five undergraduates (who receive $1,000 each) studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions. This scholarship is named for Janice Barden, who has been active in the aviation community for decades and has served as chair of the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention Local Committee more than any other person in NBAA history.

How to Apply:

November 01, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Every day good deeds go unnoticed and often unrewarded. For this reason, First Coast Oncology is sponsoring the "Student Who Care" contest. Describe your good deed in a brief essay and have a chance to win your own computer.
For more information contact Jan Margolies @ 904.880.5522
Submit your essay online at:

Are you innovative and creative, do you want to be an Entrepreneur? Do you want to learn how to start your own business or venture? Are you a Leader in your school or community, looking to develop your leadership skills? Do you enjoy helping others and making a difference through Community Service? Are you anxious about applying to college and seeking opportunities to explore college life at the top University in Florida? If you said yes to any of these questions, the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Change summer program is for you!
Outstanding high school students (rising juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to participate in the only college summer program in the U.S. developed specifically for high schoolers to learn about entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service for 6 weeks in summer 2008.

From June 26 through July 29, 2011 students will take two college-level courses at UF: GEB4930 - Exploring Entrepreneurship & SYG2010 - Social Problems & Solutions. Participants will also complete 75 hours of community service (meeting the requirement for Bright Futures Scholarships). Students will work, eat, play, and sleep on the UF campus for the full duration of the program. For more information, please complete the Request for Information form linked here:

Deadline reminder: this scholarship app is due tomorrow!!!!

Any high school junior or senior student is eligible for the program, provided he or she has not previously been a delegate to the program, and is currently serving in an elected capacity in any of the following student government, civic, or educational organizations:
A. Student body president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer.
B. Class president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer.
C. Student Council representative.
D. Student representative to a district, regional or state-level civic education organization.
Permanent residency in the United States and enrollment in a Florida public or private school is required.
This is an incredible opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to apply. Students will be selected based on their leadership, service, grades etc. Applications are by October 15th. The top ten students will be invited to interview by Skype with our US Senate office staff and then the top two students will receive $5000 scholarships and a trip to Washington DC to have a first hand experience with government.
Last year students met with the President and US Supreme Court justices during their time in Washington. Two students from every state will be selected.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

IMPORTANT: ALC is up & running!!!!!

Did you fail a class and not go to summer school? Did you sign your senior credit check with your counselor and know you need an additional credit to graduate? ALC IS FOR YOU!!! See your counselor for a contract and get started on recovering that credit!!


Talk to your teacher(s) about learning recovery if you earn(ed) a D or F on your quarterly report card. You will need to complete the work your teacher assigns to you in Compass Odyssey (if that class is offered on Compass Odyssey) or complete alternative assignments your teacher gives you, and you could bring your grade up to a C (2.0 GPA worthy!). CLICK HERE to find out how to calculate your grades!

After School Tutoring & Learning Recovery
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday of each week
In the Media Center
[Beginning Monday, October 18th]

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ATTENTION SENIORS: Herff Jones will be on Ed White Campus!!

CLASS OF 2011 Herff Jones will be on Ed White campus
and FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd during your lunches to accept orders for caps, gowns, graduation announcements, etc. Stop by and see them if you haven't already ordered your cap & gown!!!

ATTENTION FRESHMEN: Changes to graduation requirements for the Class of 2014

Changes to Graduation Requirements for Class of 2014
Important Changes to Student Progression Plan
Senate Bill 4 rolls out the beginning of the state End of Course (EOC) Exams which will eventually replace the 9th and 10th grade FCAT.
* In 2010-2011, all students enrolled in Algebra 1 will be required to take the state EOC exam. For students entering 9th grade for the first time in 2010-2011 and taking Algebra 1, the state EOC will count as 1/3 of the student’s final grade. For all other students taking Algebra I, the state EOC will replace the district EOC in the calculation of the final grade (1/18).
[Directly taken from]

"My Favorite Teacher" Essay/Poem Contest

WHO PARTICIPATES: Students in Kindergarten – Grade 12
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Students write an essay, poem or letter sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. You collect the essays and share them with your Barnes & Noble bookseller.
  • Entries should be 500 words or less and typed on 8.5 x 11 white paper in English. 
  • Each entry should be submitted with the entry from provided. 
  • A parent or legal guardian must sign the entry form acknowledging they have read the Official Contest Rules.
SUBMITTING ENTRIES: All entries should be provided to your local Barnes & Noble representative by Friday, March 18, 2011.You may also mail them to the store postmarked by the deadline. The address of your nearest Barnes & Noble retailer can be found at
Once the winners are selected, plans for a celebration begin! 
WHAT STUDENTS GET: The students who write the winning essays or poems will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored at their local store during a ceremony for the winning teachers.
WHAT TEACHERS GET: The winning teacher will be recognized at an event at our local Barnes & Noble where they will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement, a set of 10 Sterling Children’s Classic books for their library, and additional recognition and praise from our community. The six regional winners will each receive a NOOK™ eBook Reader, and a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.The winner of the “Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year” award will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 as well.


BEGINNING: Monday,October 18th
After School Tutoring & Learning Recovery
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday of each week
In the Media Center

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Give back to your community...and get some SERIOUS community service hours!!!

Who is Habijax?
Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (Habijax) is the local affiliate for Habitat for Humanity International. We are an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works towards eliminating substandard housing in Jacksonville, FL by building and promoting high quality affordable housing that enhances neighborhoods and communities. 
What is the ReStore?
The Habijax ReStore is a home improvement store benefiting Habijax. New and refurbished appliances, construction materials and furniture are sold to the public at significantly reduced prices. The inventory for the ReStore is 100% donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds from the store provide funding to Habijax's mission of eliminating substandard housing in Jacksonville, FL. ReStore volunteers are essential to the success of the store. They help keep store administrative costs down, enabling Habijax to build more homes for families in need of safe, affordable housing in Duval County. Join us today!
STORE LOCATION: The Habijax ReStore is located at 5800 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL (in the Staples shopping center near the intersection of Beach Blvd. and University Blvd.
STORE HOURS/SHIFTS: Tuesday - Saturday 9am-6pm; The Generals and Mr/Ms Muscles: 9-2, 2-6 Tuesday-Saturday; Customer Service Pro: 9-1 Tuesday-Saturday; Mr/Ms Fix It/Sales & Admin Aides: Any hours the store is open. ALL SHIFTS CAN BE FLEXIBLE - please contact them for more information!!
You can register and schedule to volunteer on our website at OR call 904.208.6672

Monday, October 4, 2010


The National Urban League Incentive To Excel & Succeed (NULITES) is a youth initiative launched by the National Urban League in 1989. The program promotes youth leadership, academic scholarship and community involvement for youth ages 13-18.
903 W. Union Street Jacksonville, FL 32204
(across from the Ritz/La Villa Theater)
Contact Ms. Sandra Parker for further info: (904) 366-6481, 

***University of Rochester Representative on-site to discuss Urban League Scholarship ($24k/yr)
***Continental Society to teach: College Application Process, Successful Essay Writing, Bright Futures Scholarship and What Grading Period is Most Important?