From Opportunities, Page 19 (Educational Credit Management Corporation ecmc.org):
To maximize your chances of receiving scholarship funds, you should develop a plan to search and apply for scholarships. A good place to start your scholarship search is the Internet. There are several scholarship search sites on the web. You will have to provide some personal information in order for the scholarship search engine to be effective, but be careful! Not all scholarship search sites are legitimate.
Four of the major legitimate scholarship search sites are:
· Fastweb: www.fastweb.com
· College Board: www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
· Scholarships.com: www.scholarships.com
· U.S. Department of Labor: www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch
The UVA Jefferson Scholars program awards scholarships to students intended to cover the cost of four years of attendance at UVA. This prestigious program selects students who have demonstrated uncommon academic abilities, exceptional leadership talents, and an understanding of the broader community around them. The scholarship program is highly selective, high schools may only nominate one student per school. To learn more about the program, click here.
If you would like to be considered as the Blacksburg High School nominee to the Jefferson Scholars program you submit the following information to Ms. Dwoyer by October 23:
Resume of your accomplishments including, but not limited to: List of academic projects you have been recognized for and other awards you have received; Extracurricular activities, including community service and other activities outside of the classroom.
Short essay (around a paragraph): Discuss why you would like to be considered for the nomination, what going to UVA and being part of the program would mean to you as well as your college career.
Leadership Essay: Please discuss in detail a situation or an event that demonstrates your effectiveness as a leader, and how that situation or event has shaped your conception of leadership. Be as specific as possible. Limit your response to approximately 500 words. (This essay will become part of your application if you are nominated, and may also be used on your UVA application.)
All students who submit these materials will be reviewed by the BHS nomination selection committee; the committee will select ONE student as the nominee. The nominee will be notified by November 2 and will have until December 1 to complete their Jefferson Scholar’s Program application.
BHS DEADLINE (MATERIALS TO MS. DWOYER): OCTOBER 23
Lenoir-Rhyne University is pleased to announce the third year of the LR Teaching Scholars scholarship program. The scholarships provides awards up to $5,500 annually. LR is currently recruiting exemplary high school seniors to receive this prestigious scholarship and develop the skills to become effective teacher leaders for our public schools. Fall 2016 applications are being accepted now. Priority consideration will be given to students applying by January 10, 2016. However, LR strongly encourages students to apply immediately as spaces for this scholarship program are limited.
High School seniors should apply at edu.lr.edu/teachingscholars.
Prospective Scholars are also encouraged to attend the Discover LR enrollment management event on Saturday, November 14th. Students will receive valuable information regarding admissions, financial aid, academics, and campus services. A special reception and information session will be held for all prospective Teaching Scholars to learn about the program and meet current Scholars completing the program. Students may register for this event at: http://www.lr.edu/admissions/visit/come-to-an-event.
Deadline: January 10, 2016
Now through February 29, 2016, students are automatically entered to win a $2,500 scholarship when they sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com.
Five winners will be randomly drawn on:
· December 7, 2015
· March 7, 2016
No purchase or student loan necessary for students to enter or win. To learn more about our scholarship, visit DiscoverStudentLoans.com/Scholarship.
Deadline: Ongoing through February 29
The Elks National Foundation helps students who need financial assistance to fulfill their dreams of attending college. Most valuable student scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities, and recognized as leaders by their peers. 500 scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.
For details and to download an application, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars and see Ms. Dwoyer in the school counseling office.
Deadline: December 4, 2015
The Davidson College Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership skills. The scholarship award is annually renewable, equivalent the college's comprehensive fees.
Belk Scholars represent the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: intellectual excellence and enthusiasm, integrity, global awareness, and leadership ability and potential.
For more information on Davidson College click here and on the Belk Scholarship click here.
BHS may nominate one or two students for this scholarship. If you are interested in being nominated please see Ms. Dwoyer by November 23.
BHS DEADLINE (Sign up with Ms. Dwoyer): OCT 23
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Eligible students must be in grades 5-12 and have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2014.
The online application is available at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit. Once all BHS applications are submitted one BHS student will be nominated by the school for state-level honors.
If you are interested in applying, you must sign up with Ms. Dwoyer by October 27th.
BHS DEADLINE (SIGN UP WITH MS. DWOYER): OCTOBER 27
Every year Davidson College selects two top high school senior athletes as Bryan Scholars, one male and one female. Bryan Scholars Program honors scholar athletes who present outstanding academic records, are strong leaders in the classroom and in their sport, and are impact players. For a list of eligible sports, and more information on the program, click here. The scholarship is valued at $30,000 annually.
If you are interested in being nominated see Ms. Dwoyer by September 11, 2015.
BHS DEADLINE (SIGN UP WITH MS. DWOYER) - September 11
QuestBridge's National College Match program connects outstanding low-income high school seniors with admission and full four-year scholarships - worth over @$200,000 each - to the nation's leading colleges.
Who should apply? Typical College Match Finalists...
Visit www.questbridge.org to:
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Gettysburg College is excited to announce their STEM Scholars program. The STEM Scholars program will increase the number of financially disadvantaged students who pursue careers in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics).
STEM Scholars will have the opportunity to:
Please visit the Gettysburg website, which has a link to the application and additional information.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15
Blacksburg High School - School Counseling
BHS School Counseling will post scholarships on this blog throughout the year. Check back frequently for new scholarships!