Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Before completing the application, contact your local Rotary club to make sure that the district participates in this program.

How To Apply:
To Apply -http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/Howtoapply.aspx

March 01, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bank of America's Student Leaders Program

Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 1,400 exemplary high school juniors and seniors with a passion for improving their communities. The program’s goal is to cultivate and develop the next generation of community leaders through two components:
  • An 8-week paid internship in the summer of 2011 with selected nonprofit organizations designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Nonprofit Host Organization.
  • A week-long all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., July 17-22. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, nonprofit and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.
Interested students must apply by going to www.bankofamerica.com/neistudentleaders

The deadline for the application is January 12th

UNF ACT/SAT Prep Sessions

UNF is proud to offer FREE SAT/ACT prep sessions. There are two sessions which are being offered in the spring semester:

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
These sessions last from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.

We encourage all high school juniors who need help in preparing for these exams to attend. As you know students who prepare for the SAT/ACT have a higher success rate. On average, our workshop has helped students improve their SAT score by 28.8 points. Below is an outline of day;
Student Schedule 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome 9:15 – 11:15 Sessions I 11:20 – 12:00 Lunch will be provided 12:05 – 12:40 Admission 101 12:45 – 2:45 Session II 2:50 – 3:50 Campus & Housing Tour (Optional)

Parent Schedule 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome 9:15 – 10:15 College Admissions session 10:30 – 11:30 Financial Aid session 3:45-4:00 Pickup
Interested students can RSVP online at http://www.unf.edu/admissions/mcadmissions.

Space is limited, so students must act fast!!!

Scholarship of the Day: Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program encourages young volunteers to play active roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) programs. It recognizes outstanding young volunteers who give of their time by awarding annual scholarships that may be used to continue their education. The Disabled American Veterans has awarded 87 scholarships worth $578,000 since the inception of the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program in 2000.

How To Apply:

December 01, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: $1,000 Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

How to Apply:
To apply visit – http://www.gkscholarship.com/

December 31, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: Hoosier Heroes

Indiana Dollars for Scholars invites all Indiana high school juniors and seniors to participate in the Hoosier Heroes program for a chance to win one of ten $2,000 scholarships.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://in.dollarsforscholars.org/hh_home.php

January 31, 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010

J. Ollie Edmunds Merit-Based Scholarship: Stetson University

The J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship Program at Stetson University seeks students who demonstrate a balance of the following qualities:
1. Superior intellect and academic achievement, as measured by academic record and standardized testing. • A secondary school GPA of 3.5 or above; • A ranking in the top 5 percent of the graduating class, if the school uses a ranking system; • A combined SAT-I score of at least 1350 (critical reading and math) or an ACT composite score of at least 30.
2. Outstanding leadership potential as measured by leadership roles in high school or community.
3. Discipline and physical wellness gained by participation in athletics or fitness activities.
4. Character, integrity and self-motivation.
5. Outstanding personality and communication skills, both verbal and written.
6. Active participation in campus and community activities and personal achievement in co-curricular activities.
7. Creativity and imagination as demonstrated by participation in fine arts, music, acting, theater, dance, writing, poetry, debate, or scientific investigation.
Application deadline: January 22, 2010
Campus Visit and Interview: March 25 & 26, 2010
Apply online: http://www.edmunds-scholarship.org/

Friday, November 19, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: DR. SUESS Oh the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! delivers an important message about the chances and the troubles that life presents. Thinking about the book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, what kinds of opportunities and challenges do you think your education will present in the future?

Applicants must be 12th grade high school students graduating spring 2010, age 21 years or under. (Family members; employees of Bertelsmann; Random House, Inc.; or its subsidiaries, divisions or affiliates are ineligible.)
How to Apply:

January 15, 2010

Introduce a girl to engineering day...

Join the UNF Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and
the UNF School of Engineering
for a night of hands-on electrical, mechanical & civil discovery
Free to girls in grades K-12
Society of Women Engineers Girl Scout Event Badge provided

Thursday February 24, 2011
6pm—8:30 pm
UNF Student Union Ballroom

Space is limited

Call today to reserve your spot 620-1869
Parking pass required to park on campus
Questions? Please contact jean.fryman@unf.edu

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: Leadership Award

Robert P. Sheppard NSHSS Leadership Award

This scholarship is for $1,000.00 to be awarded to an NSHSS member demonstrating outstanding dedication to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.nshss.org/scholarships/Sheppardawardapp.pdf

February 21, 2010

The Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Individuals enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program, beginning or continuing in the fall of 2011, are eligible to apply.

Who qualifies for a Point Scholarship?
Applicants should visit Point’s website to review current Point Scholars’ biographies and assess the type of scholars that are generally selected. Applicants do not need straight A’s to apply, yet Point is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievements, and want to make a difference in the world. All applicants are evaluated on the totality of their situation including academic accomplishments, financial, leadership within extra-curricular and career-related activities, personal circumstances and goals for the future.

***New information for the 2011-2012 academic year will be available in December 2010 at http://www.pointfoundation.org/. ***
Online applications will be accepted between December 10, 2010 and February 11, 2011. Point’s scholarship application is ONLY available online.

FAPSC Scholarship Program

FAPSC member colleges and schools offer full tuition, $5,000 and $1,000 scholarships to Florida's graduating high school seniors and GED recipients each academic school year to graduates seeking to further their education through a leading Florida career college or school.
How to Qualify? Any Florida high school senior, with at least a 2.0 GPA or higher, graduating during the 2010-2011 school year, or anyone awarded a GED between March 1, 2010 and February 28, 2011. Further details and instructions on applying can be found by downloading an application or by contacting the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139.
Send your application to:
FAPSC 150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Return your completed application along with your official transcript and essay postmarked no later than March 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Scholarship

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

How To Apply:

January 08, 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scholarship Writing Contest

Crosslites Scholarship Writing Contest

Scholarship Contest is open to High School, College and Graduate School students. As the applicant, you will write a reflective essay (400 – 600 words) based on one of Dr. Parker’s quotes or messages. You will be competing against students of their level, thus 9th-12th graders will be competing for a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place just as undergraduate students (Freshmen-Senior) will be competing to win their own 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. You may enter a maximum of two essays in the contest.
How to Apply:
To apply visit – http://www.crosslites.com/scholarship.aspx

December 15, 2010

University of North Florida Admissions Updates

The State of Florida has implemented new minimum admission standards for freshman applicants to all Florida state universities. In order to be considered, students must have a minimum 2.5 recalculated GPA and meet minimum test score requirements (460 SAT Critical Reading, 460 SAT Math, 440 SAT Writing; or 19 ACT Reading, 19 ACT Math, 18 ACT English/Writing) Please keep in mind that these standards only outline potential eligibility for admission to a state university. UNF's admission criteria for 2011 depends on the applicant pool and will be higher than these minimums.

November 19 - Priority admission deadline for 2011 freshmen
November 19 - Merit-based scholarship essays due
December 17 - Decisions released for students who applied by the priority deadline
February 1 - Scholarship Recipients Notified
February 1 - Need-based scholarship essays and applications due
April 1 - FAFSA (Financial Aid) Priority Deadline
16,719 Students
1400 Acre campus
58 Majors
4 New LEED certified buildings
5 Residential Halls
17 Division I Sports
70 Countries represented in the student body
150 Student organizations
34 Average class size
1108 Entering fall freshmen


MALEY/FTE Scholarship – Technology Teacher Professional Development

The Foundation for Technology Education proudly announces the $1,000 Maley/FTE Technology Teacher Scholarship in honor of Dr. Donald Maley. Its purpose is to support teachers in their preparation to increase the positive outcomes of technology education. Criteria include: (1) evidence of teaching success, (2) plans for action research, (3) recommendations, (4) plans for professional development, and (5) the applicant’s need.

How to Apply:
To apply visit – http://www.iteaconnect.org/Awards/scholarshipmaley.htm

December 1, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scholarship of the Day

AXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity.

How To Apply:
To Apply – www.axa-achievement.com

December 15, 2010

Annual Bank of America/NCWIT Scholarship Award

This award has been modified slightly and renamed The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local "affiliate" competitions to generate support and visibility for women's participation in communities nationwide. They are proud to announce 18 Affiliate Award programs serving 19 states and US territories in the 2010/2011 round, including Puerto Rico.

Access the following website to apply for the award: https://awardportal.ncwit.org/register.php

Winners will be notified between December and January and must be able to attend the awards ceremony in person.
National Award-winners receive:
  • $500 in cash
  • a laptop computer, provided by Bank of America
  • a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • an engraved award for both the student and the student's school
Affiliate Award-winners receive an engraved award for their home and school, and a range of great prizes from local sponsors. Visit Find a Competition - http://www.ncwit.org/work.awards.aspiration.find.html to see details.


You can earn TONS of service hours by donating your time and energy to The Salvation Army!

To register: http://ringbells.org/

Go here for more local information: http://jacksonvillesa.volunteerfirst.org/public/default.asp

Do you know an outstanding Physical Eduation teacher? NOMINATE THEM!

Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Award

The Awards Application Cover Sheet should be attached to the applicant’s responses to each of the criteria listed for a specific award and the letter of recommendation. Complete application materials should not exceed seven (7) typed pages.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.inahperd.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=194

February 15, 2010

GO HERE to verify the title of the award for which you would like to nominate one of our OUTSTANDING PHYS ED TEACHERS @ ED WHITE!!!
("Secondary Physical Education of the Year Award")

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

Essay must be typed, or prepared on a computer or word processor, using black type in a non-script font no smaller than 12 point or larger than 14 point. A limited vision student may use Braille, a tape recorder, or very large type. In this case, a written transcript must be included, as well as a teacher’s or physician’s letter attesting to the student’s special need.

All of the essay must be the student’s original work. Each essay must have a title page listing the following:

Title of Essay: “Lessons from Christopher Columbus’ Life”

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.robynnrutledge.com/AHC-1002_revised.pdf

December 1, 2010

Summer Academy Opportunity for Young Black Males

D.Y.G. Chapter Criteria:
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. (*Note: D.Y.G. Program Staff will verify the G.P.A of all Applicants).
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must be 6th-12th Grade African American Male Students.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must have two letters of recommendation.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must write a full one page typed essay.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must submit academic records with application.
- Prospective Distinguished Young Gentlemen must submit a photo with application.

How to Apply:

April 2, 2011

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's MLK Oratorical Contest

The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 3rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Breakfast Contest will be held on February 19, 2011 (9am-11:30pm) at the University Center on the campus of The University of North Florida. The first place winner will be awarded a $1500.00 academic scholarship to the college of his choice.

The competition is open to male high school graduating seniors throughout Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. There will be eight finalists competing during the program consisting of high school male students. The finalists will be selected based on submitted essays  to deliver their speeches to the members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Breakfast Committee. The preliminary competition will be held at the James Weldon Johnson YMCA, in the Ezekial Bryant Conference Room on December 11, 2010. Speeches must have original content and cannot exceed more than 800 words (minimum 4-maximum 6 minutes).The MLK Oratorical Committee will then determine which contestants will compete at the event on February 19, 2011. Please review the enclosed rules and guidelines which include a deadline for students to submit their applications and essay.

The first place recipient will be awarded a $1,500 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The second place recipient will be awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship to the college of his choice. The third place recipient will be awarded a $500.00 book voucher to the college of his choice. The recipients of these education awards must present an acceptance letter from the college of their choice before the education award can be presented.

Tickets to attend this extraordinary event will be $30.00 which includes a breakfast and a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial information package. There is no cost for students selected to compete.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

LGBT? Scholarhip for you!!!

PFLAG of Jacksonville is offering scholarships intended to provide recognition and affirmation to outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the Jacksonville metropolitan area (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties) and to aid them in their pursuit of post-secondary education.  It is PFLAG’s aim through these awards to foster in our community and throughout our culture a more positive image of LGBT persons.
All applicants must:
 Be sixteen years of age or older and have completed high school by June 2011.
 Have a current permanent home address in the Jacksonville metropolitan area or be currently attending a college or university in the Jacksonville metropolitan area.
 Be registered for full-time attendance (defined as 12 semester hours or more for undergraduate programs and 9 semester hours or more for graduate programs) at a post-secondary educational institution by August 1, 2011

How to Apply:

June 1, 2011

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: for National Honor Society Members

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), parent organization for the National Honor Society, has awarded the NHS Scholarships since 1946, providing more than $10 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. Now in its 64th year, the program provides $200,000 annually in scholarship awards.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.nhs.us/ScholarshipsandAwards/NHSScholarshipProgram.aspx

January 14, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: for undergraduate COLLEGE STUDENTS

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. Applicants must be committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return. FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad — including those studying in a non-traditional destination and those demonstrating financial need.

How To Apply:
To Apply - http://www.fundforeducationabroad.com/applicants/

Now Open

2011 National High School Oratorical Contest

The purpose is to develop a better understanding of the constitution on the part of HS students, the development of leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of duties and privileges of American citizenship.
Must be students under the age of 20 who are currently enrolled in HS or MS.
Awards and details can be found at: www.floridalegion.org

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Scholarship of the Day: Open Society Institute Undergraduate Exchange Program 2011-2012

The Undergraduate Exchange Program (U.E.P.) supports students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine in the United States for one-year of non-degree academic studies and service learning and one subsequent year in their home country leading a community service* project of their own design.

How To Apply:

December 01, 2010

Monday's Scholarship of the Day: Critical Language

The U.S. Department of State’s Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) program is part of an effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. The Alliance for Global Education is pleased to announce that we have has been chosen to administer two of the sites in China in conjunction with American Councils for International Education. Students who are awarded the full scholarship will study intensive Chinese in Summer 2010 in Beijing (Beijing Language and Culture University) or Shanghai (Fudan University). Classes will be offered at the intermediate or advanced level. During the 8-week program, students will enroll in 20 hours per week of Chinese language, live with Chinese roommates (Shanghai) or host families (Beijing), have a peer language tutor, and participate in organized activities and excursions. All program fees, round-trip air travel, meals, activities and excursions will be covered by the scholarship.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.clscholarship.org.

November 15, 2010

First Annual Drop Back In Academy College Fair

NOVEMBER 3rd 1:00pm-3:00pm
Arlington DBIA
1400 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211

8th Annual Willie E. Gary Classic College and Vocational Recruiting Fair

What: Students and parents are invited to the 8th Annual Willie Gary Classic College and Vocational Recruiting Fair. College and University admission representatives from around the country will be on site to discuss their school programs and admissions process.
There will also be three workshops that will answer important questions regarding choosing a major, taking the SAT or ACT, and information on financial aid.
More information about the Willie Gary Classic College and Vocational Recruiting Fair can be found at www.williegaryfootballclassic.com.
When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Workshop times are: 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: The Jacksonville Public Library, 303 North Laura St., Jacksonville, FL 32202