• LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS - CLICK ON LINKS, PRINT APPLICATIONS OR FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS, COMPLETE APPLICATION, MAIL BY DEADLINE  CHECK HERE EACH MONTH FOR NEW SCHOLARSHIP**

    SCHOLARSHIPS WITH MONTHLY DEADLINES: CLICK HERE-- LOSFA scholarship by Monthly Deadlines 

     

     

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    National Association of University Women, INC. Lake Charles Branck 2023-2024 Book Stipend

    Award Amount: $500 (2)

    Deadline: March 30, 2024

    Requirements:

    To be considered for a NAUW book stipend, the applicant must:

    · Be a graduating senior African American male/female – May 2024

    · Must have a 2.0 GPA or better

    · Enter a four-year university or college as a full-time freshman in the Fall of 2024

    · Based on financial needs

    Book Stipend Application

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    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc Rho Chi Chapter: Alexander L. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Award Amount: TBD

    Deadline: April 26, 2024

    Requirements: 

    1. A graduating senior of a local high school.
    2. Have a 2.75 or above Grade Point Average (GPA). 
    3. Have a minimum ACT score of 18. 
    4. Submit an official transcript with the application. 
    5. Demonstrate financial need.
    6. Type a maximum 500-word essay.
    7. The Scholarship recipient must present proof of enrollment at a college or university of choice before any awards are made.
    8. Recipient must show proof of at least a minimum of a 2.5 Grade Point Average for the 1st Semester of College in order to receive the 2nd installment of scholarship proceeds.

    Alexander L. Johnson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application

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    Scholarships for Minority Students
     
    The following is a list of available scholarships for minority students. Please take the time to apply for these before the deadlines. Scholarships bring in free money for school that you do not have to pay back
     
    Simply follow the directions on each website. (If clicking on the link doesn't work, then type in the Web site address manually.)
     

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    Andre Matthew Wallace Memorial Scholarship Guidelines

    Award Amount: $1,000.00

    Deadline: May 6, 2024

    Requirements:

    • Maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA
    • Two letters of recommendations
    • Essay
    • Transcipts

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    This Is Home Fest 2024 proudly presents an exciting, new scholarship opportunity in partnership with The Johnson Firm!

     
    This scholarship opportunity is designed to support individuals pursuing a career in the arts as it is open to high school seniors, college students and graduate students majoring/minoring in music, visual arts, and/or performing arts within the 5-parish SWLA area.
     
    All applications are due by April 1, 2024 so apply today at www.thisishomefest.com/scholarship!
     

    The scholarship winner will be announced at This Is Home Fest on April 20, 2024.

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    https://lp.dudleydebosier.com/scholarship-application-2024

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    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC. Versie Lee Williams Memorial Scholarship

    Award Amount: One $2,000 award

    Deadline: March 28, 2024 11:59pm

    Qualifications:
    Interested candidates must meet the following criteria to qualify for this award:
    1. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Southwest Louisiana area.
    2. The applicant must attend an accredited college, university, or technical school upon graduating from high school.
    3. The applicant must have an ACT score of 20 and a GPA of 2.5 (minimum). 
     
    Requirements: 
    1. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by March 28th, 11:59 pm
    2. All information must be completed by the applicant, school representative, and/or parent/legal guardian per instructions. 
    3. Required documents must accompany the application in one envelope or upload in designated areas. 
    4. An academic transcript with a signature from a school official and seal must be uploaded.
    5. Incomplete information will render the application void.
    6. Essay must be typed, double-spaced, no more than 2 pages (no less than 1 full page) and completed by applicant.
     
     
     

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    Zeta Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha presents the Dr. Ulric Pryce and Andre Matthew Wallace Memorial Scholarships by Zeta Psi Lambda Chapter

    Award Amount: (2) $2,000.00 and (1) $1,000.00

    Deadline: April 15, 2024

    Requirements:

    Graduating high school seniors who are residents in one of the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis.

    Dr. Ulric Pryce Memorial Scholarship

    We offer first- and second-place awards of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) and one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to support students in pursuing their higher education goals at the university or college of their choice as part of our commitment to the national academic pursuits of young individuals. Applicant must have a minimum grading average of 3.3 on a 4.0 grading scale and 20 on the ACT.

    Andre Matthew Wallace Scholarship

    A memorial scholarship of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to honor the late Andre Matthew Wallace will be awarded to a deserving graduating senior accepted to a Technical School or Community College. The applicant must have a minimum grading average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale and an ACT Score of 18 or the following Accuplacer scores of Reading 256, Writing 256, and Math 237.

     

    www.zetapsilambda.com

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    Lake Charles NAACP Freedom Scholarship

    Award Amount: $1000.00

    Number of Awards: 2

    Deadline: April 24, 2024

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    Applicant must:

    • Be a US Citizen

    • Be a graduating High School Senior of a Calcasieu Parish School

    • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA

    • Attend an accredited private/public 4-year college, 2-year college, community college, trade school, or other public educational institution AND enrolled with at least 12 semester hours in the Fall following graduation

    • Submit a copy of high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores

    • Complete and submit an essay on one of two(2) listed topics

    • Include 2 letters of recommendation from a (1)school official and (1)personal reference

    • Submit a completed application by postmark deadline 

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    Major John Stills & Ernesteen Valere Scholarhip

    Award Amount: $500.00

    Number of Awards: 2

    Deadline: April 8, 2024

     

    The following guidelines are for your consideration:

    • The applicant must have high moral standards.

    • The applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average or better.

    • The applicant must have participated in extracurricular activities.

    • The applicant must have shown a low percentage of absences and good conduct.

    • The applicant must submit a photograph with the application.

    • The applicant must submit a 150-word auto-biography with the application.

    • The applicant must submit a stamped verification of their ACT score of 18 or higher from their school counselor. (ie. Verfication Copy from the ACT website and stamped by counselor.)

    • The applicant must submit a stamped transcript verifying their GPA from their school counselor.

    • The applicant must reside in Calcasieu Parish.

    • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation:

    1. A letter of recommendation from their School Counselor, a Teacher, Principal, or Organizational Sponsor. If the letter is from the Counselor, a teacher, the Principal or Organizational Sponsor, then it

    must be on official letterhead and include the length of time (2 or more years), the person completing the application has known the applicant, in what capacity and any additional comments regarding intellectual ability, interpersonal, verbal and writing skills. Contact information for the reference should be provided.

    2. Parent/Guardian expressing the financial need.

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    The Kyle Andrew Broussard FCA Memorial Scholarship

    Award Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: April 5, 2024

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • A committed Christian, whose beliefs are in full agreement with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Statement of Faith (enclosed in the packet);
    • A student whose life exemplifies the ideals of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
    • Entering college freshman
    • An active participant in FCA programs and has played a sport in High School.
    • A good student academically, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Essay – Each candidate must also submit a 500-1000 word essay describing:
      • How the student came to know Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior;
      • The role that Christianity plays in his/her daily life;
      • The positive and profound impact that FCA has had on him/her.
    • · Letter of recommendation – Each candidate must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or minister as well as a letter from the FCA Huddle affirming their involvement in FCA during High School.
    • · Interview – There is a possibility that multiple applicants will be deemed equally deserving of the scholarship. In this event, these students will be deemed “finalists”.

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    The "No Sweat" Scholarship (Cirkled in)

    Scholarship Value: $2500

    Deadline: March 31, 2024

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • No GPA Requirement or Essays to write
    • No minimum income requirements
    • Available to 8th-12th grade students

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    SWLA Center for Health Services

    Scholarship Value: $1,000

    Award Deadline: 2:00pm March 15, 2024

    Eligibility Requirements:

    •  Graduating Senior from a high school within the SWLA Center for Health Services service area: Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Calcasieu Parish and Lafayette Parish.
    •  Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full time student in any accredited college or university and majoring in a healthcare field. Student must attend Fall Semester 2024.
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Application will not be considered if delivered in person after 2:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024. 
    •  All mailed applications must be postmarked by Midnight March 15, 2024 to be accepted. 
    •  Written two (2) page, typed, double spaced essay to answer the question below: Why have you chosen to pursue a career in healthcare and how would receiving this scholarship help you to achieve your goal?
    • The following documents MUST be mailed in at the same time:
      • Completed Application •
      • Cover Letter (sample cover letter format included for your use)
      • High School Transcript
      • ACT/SAT Scores (if they are not on your high school transcript, include a copy of your ACT/SAT scores with your application)
      • 2 Reference Letters 
      • 2 paged typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, essay answering the question in red above.
      • Mail in or deliver all documents to: SWLA Center for Health Services ATTN: Scholarship Committee 2000 Opelousas Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 

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    Branch Out And Grow Scholarship 2024 (Junior League of Lake Charles, INC.)

    Scholarship Value: $750

    Award Deadline: March 8, 2024

    Requirements:

    • Attend high school or college in the 5-parish area (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis)
    • Must have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA
    • Be a female high school senior, attending college or graduating college (for graduate school)
    • Exhibit a commitment to voluntarism
    • Cannot be an immediate relative of JLLC Active or Sustaining member

    https://www.jllc.net/grants-and-scholarships/

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    Lamar State College Orange-Ambassador Scholarship Program

    Scholarship Value: Full Tuition and fees for One Year (Fall & Spring) up to 15 semester hours per semester

    Award Deadline: February 28, 2024

    Requirements:

    • Graduate in top 25% of high school class of 2024
    • Demonstrate service performed at high school or community
    • Demonstrate leadership in high school and/or community activities
    • Recommendation letter from high school instructor, counselor or principal
    • Ability to communicate effectively to large groups
    • Available for evening and weekend events
    • Interview with Ambassador Committee
    • Application Essay
    • Texas or Louisiana resident
    • Fill out the FAFSA & complete the LSCO Financial Aid Process

     

    https://www.lsco.edu/admissions/aid/how-to-apply/types/scholarships/ambassador-scholarship-program.php#:~:text=Lamar%20State%20College%20Orange%20is,to%20%244%2C000%20for%20one%20year.

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    OLA Scholarships

    Scholarship Value: Up to $7,500
    Award Deadline:
    March 31, 2024

    Requirements

    • Identify as Latine
    • Plan to attend US-based college/university
    • GPA 2.5+
    • Must be interested in the Acturial profession

    2024-2025 Academic Year

     

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    FOSSI Scholarship

    Scholarship Value: $40,000
    Awards Available: Multiple
    Award Deadline: Jan 31, 2024

    Requirements

    Applicants must:

    •  Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
    • Complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and be entering their freshman year of college
    • Pursue studies in a pertinent chemical and engineering industry STEM field. See preferred majors
    • Attend an HBCU for the entirety of their college education
    • Have interest in pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, environmental health and sustainability or other related chemical-industry fields
    • Demonstrate financial need

    The FOSSI scholarship can be used for tuition and university-provided room and board.  A student may accept additional scholarships but they cannot exceed the total cost of their education. Children of employees of founding partners and sponsoring organizations may apply for the FOSSI scholarship, excluding children of executive-level employees. 

     

    https://futureofstemscholars.org/fossi

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    Profile in Courage High School Awards

    Scholarship Value: $10,000
    Awards Available: 17
    Award Deadline: Jan 12, 2024

    Requirements

    • The contest deadline is January 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM (EST).
    • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
    • Essays must be the original work of the student.
    • Essays must have a minimum of five sources.

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    Brooks Law Group Car Accident Injury Scholarship

    Scholarship Value: $1,000
    Awards Available: 1

    Requirements

    • Any high school senior or current undergraduate student, in a US college or university

    https://brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/

    ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Lyndsey Scott Coding Scholarship

    Scholarship Value: $5,000
    Awards Available: 13
    Award Deadline: Jan 15, 2024

    The computer science field is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative industries, but there’s a stark lack of diversity when it comes to both people and ideas.

    The Lyndsey Scott Coding+ Scholarship will support the next generation of multi-faceted computer scientists, with a special focus on coders, by providing financial assistance for their degree. The goal is to uplift a diverse group of students who want to combine computer science with their other passions to pave a unique path towards enriching our world and its technology.

    LGBTQIA+, Women, and/or BIPOC students who are majoring in computer science and are also pursuing other interests may apply. To apply, write about your computer science goals, your non-computer science goals, and how you might combine these goals in the future.

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    Harold Rothman Business Scholarship

    Scholarship Value: $1,000
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: Feb 29, 2024

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for the Harold Rothman Business Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Current high school seniors, vocational students, college students, or graduate students are welcome to apply.
    • Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, residing in any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
    • Candidates should be enrolled in a vocational program or a two to four-year post-secondary institution for the upcoming semester following the scholarship deadline.
    • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.

    Please note that individuals who are employed by the Rossen Law Firm, their immediate families (including parents, children, siblings, and spouses), and individuals residing in the same household as these employees are not eligible to participate in the competition.

    We strongly encourage individuals dedicated to pursuing a career in the business world and possessing a genuine passion for making a difference in the field to apply for this scholarship. At the Rossen Law Firm, we highly value academic excellence and are thrilled to support the next generation of leaders who are determined to rock the business world with their innovative ideas and unwavering commitment.

    Application Requirements

    • Video Submission: Create a captivating video showcasing your vision and unwavering passion for positively impacting the business world. The video should be well-crafted, professionally presented, and at least two minutes long. There is no maximum length; we want to give applicants the freedom to express their ideas and showcase their creativity fully.
    • Professional Resumé: Include a comprehensive resumé highlighting relevant experience, such as academic achievements, internships, volunteer work, and extracurricular activities. This will provide us with valuable insights into your background and accomplishments.
    • Transcript Submission: Provide an official transcript from your current school. If you are a first-year college student, a recent transfer, or a high school student, you must also submit proof of acceptance to your college or university. This helps us assess your academic performance and commitment to your educational journey.
    • State Preference: While not mandatory, we do consider preference for students from or attending secondary schools in the state.

    The Harold Rothman Business Scholarship recipient will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

    Award: $40,000 - 20 Awards

    Deadline: January 4, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must:

    A) Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

    B) Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent).

    Applications can be found by going to:

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10159/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program

    ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Mensa US Scholarship

    Award: $2,500 - 178 Awards

    Deadline: January 15, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    1) Be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.

    2) Submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13885/mensa-us-scholarship

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    Breanna Coleman Memorial Nursing Scholarship

    Award: $5,000 - 1 Award

    Deadline: January 24, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a high school senior who will be pursuing a four-year degree in nursing.

    B) Be involved in volunteer work or other extracurricular activities outside of school.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/27824/breanna-coleman-memorial-nursing-scholarship

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    Baer Reintegration Scholarship

    Award: $5,000 - 10 Awards

    Deadline: January 31, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

    B) Be age 18 years or older by the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic school year.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10823/baer-reintegration-scholarship

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    John Lennon Scholarships

    Award: $20,000 - 3 Awards

    Deadline: February 15, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of February 15, 2024.

    B) Submit musical works that have not been assigned to any major music publisher or major record label.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12397/john-lennon-scholarships

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    Black American Engineering Scholarship

    Award: $10,000 - 6 Awards

    Deadline: February 18, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be an incoming college freshman or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program in the Fall of 2024.

    B) Be eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/27286/black-american-engineering-scholarship

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    Award: $2,500 - 3 Awards

    Deadline: February 20, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a high school senior in the United States.

    B) Major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2024.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13249/farm-kids-for-college-scholarships

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    Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

    Award: $5,000 - 15 Awards

    Deadline: March 1, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be direct descendants of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Membership in the American Legion is not required for this scholarship.

    B) Be in their senior year of high school.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12483/children-of-warriors-national-presidents-scholarship

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    FEEA Scholarships

    Award: $5,000 - 200 Awards

    Deadline: March 14, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be children, step-children, or legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9760/feea-scholarships

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    Navy League Foundation Scholarships

    Award: $10,000 - 11 Awards

    Deadline: March 15, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a student enrolled in any curriculum at an accredited institution of higher education in the Fall of 2024.

    B) Be the child or grandchild of a member of the sea services, which includes: the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard, and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10176/navy-league-foundation-scholarships

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    Latino Actuaries Scholarship Program

    Award: $7,500 - 5 Awards

    Deadline: March 31, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a Latino student planning on attending a college or university in the United States in the Fall of 2024.

    B) Plan on pursuing a career as an actuary.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/26498/latino-actuaries-scholarship-program

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    Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

    Award: $1,000 - 35 Awards

    Deadline: April 1, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a high school senior or high school graduate starting your first semester of college in the United States.

    B) Have a diagnosis of narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/26167/jack-julie-narcolepsy-scholarship

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    Army Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

    Award:  $1,000 - 5 Awards

    Deadline: April 15, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a son or daughter of regular active duty, active duty Reserve, or active duty National Guard U.S. Army members in good standing.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/23993/army-scholarship-foundation-scholarships

    ***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Lift Parts Express Scholarship

    Award: $500 – 1 Award

    Deadline: April 30, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a current senior in High School and a legal resident of the United States or Canada.

    B) Be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2024.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10417/lift_parts_express_scholarship

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    ASHRAE High School Senior Scholarships

    Award: $3,000 - 4 Awards

    Deadline: May 1, 2024

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

    A) Be a high school senior with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0.

    B) Be accepted into an engineering, pre-engineering, or engineering technology program.

    Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10066/ashrae-high-school-senior-scholarships

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    The Providence Real Estate Diversity Scholarship

    Award Amount: $5,000

    Requirements:

    • Must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student in accredited U.S. colleges and universities
    • Must identify as Black, Latinx, Asian American, Native American, or Pacific Islander American
    • Must reside in the United States
    • Must be at least 17 years old
    • Must plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the United States in the upcoming academic year when applying
    • Must be interested in exploring a career in real estate

    Deadline: December 31, 2023

    https://www.tun.com/scholarships/providence-real-estate-diversity-scholarship/

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    The WebXd Scholarship

    Award Amount: $2,500

    Requirements:

    To apply, students must write an essay of at least 350 words reflecting on a specific instance where a campaign, website, or social media post resonated with them, inspired them, or challenged them to think differently about a particular subject. 

    • Must be a high school senior or  high school graduate who will be enrolled, or a current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled, full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2024-25 academic year
    • Must reside in the United States

    Deadline: April 30, 2024

    https://webxd.net/scholarship/

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    Good Life's Community Scholarship

    Award Amount: $2,500

    Requirements:

    To apply, students must write an essay of at least 350 words on any one of five given prompts, all of which are centered around their community. Students can write about what community means to them, the lessons they’ve learned from being part of a community, how their community helped them overcome a challenge, how they discovered community through a team or part-time job they were involved with, or how they have contributed to a community through volunteerism.

    • Must be a high school senior or high school graduate who will be enrolled, or a current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled, full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2024-25 academic year
    • Must reside in the United States

    Deadline: May 1, 2024

    https://www.goodlifemgmt.com/scholarship/

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    The Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship

    Award Amount: up to $80,000/semester

    Requirement:

    • You are undocumented and came to the US before November 1, 2018
    • Came to the US before the age of 16
    • Have significant unmet financial need
    • Live in and have graduated or will graduate from a high school in a targeted locked-out state by the end of 2023-2024 academic year
    • Graduated or will graduate with a high school GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or have a Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better
    • Intend to relocate to and enroll full-time in a bachelor's program at an Opportunity Partner College in the Fall term of the 2024-2025 academic year

    Deadline: January 31, 2024

    https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship/faqs/

     

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    Louisiana Association of School Administrators of Federally Assisted Programs

    Award Amount: $1500

    Requirements:

    • Official high school transcript from fall semester 2023
    • Extracurricular activities/leadership roles in the community or church
    • Three letters of recommendation-one each from the candidate's principal, a previous or current teacher, and one from a community representative
    • Financial need as described in a one-page double-spaced narrative
    • A one-page essay outlining the candidate's future goals and ambitions

    Deadline: January 16, 2024

    Application

    Letter of Recommendation Letter Form

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    Seas Scholars Program Opportunity

    Award Amount: $10,000-$20,000

    Requirements:

    • Graduate from high school within 12 months
    • Minimum 3.20 cumulative high school GPA. (4.0 scale)
    • Minimum SAT score of 1190 or 24 composite ACT score
    • Minimum Math SAT score of 590 or 24 Math ACT score

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    National Honor Society Scholarship

    Award Amount: up to $25,000

    Deadline: November 30, 2023

    To be eligible, a student must be:

    • A high school senior expecting to receive a high school diploma during the current academic year.
    • An active member in good standing of a National Honor Society chapter, meeting all membership requirements and obligations of the local chapter.
    • An NHS student account holder, verified by the NHS chapter adviser.
    • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university.

    Note: There are no limits to the number of applicants per chapter.

    https://www.nationalhonorsociety.org/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship/?utm_campaign=NHS%20Scholarship%202023&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=277710581&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_bNUfPXnU9GtdWFYFinxVWq5Lr7thV1NGhKZucP4_lfvL8wv3Jet0UAC14QaVA_5JUM1hbM7iw3PeeIji25PwSm2TkaQ&utm_content=277710581&utm_source=hs_email

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    Rho Chi Achievement Week Essay Conest

    Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000

    Deadline: October 6, 2023

    Please see the attached essay application at the link below. Ensure the students follow the directions on the front page. Submission deadline is due to me by Friday, October 6, 2023. Essays may be submitted via e mail to jus4rec@aol.com. Plaques and monetary compensation will be awarded.  Good Luck.

    Rho Chi Achievement Week Essay Contest

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    The Gates Scholarship: Click HERE The Gates Scholarship  Deadline Sept 15

    The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

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    Big Future Scholarship

    Scholarship Value: $40,000
    Awards Available: 24
    Award Deadline: Aug 31, 2023

    The Scholarship Program is open to seniors in high school who meet the eligibility requirements. If you are an eligible student, by completing a college planning step using your College Board account, you will automatically earn a chance to win a $500 scholarship and an additional chance to win a $40,000 scholarship.

    There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements. It’s easy to enter scholarship drawings each month. Simply complete one of the steps before the deadline, and you’ll be automatically entered to win $40,000.

    To be eligible for the Big Future Scholarship you:

    Must attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other U.S. territories and possessions, or are U.S. Citizens or residents who attend a U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (“DoDEA”) school outside of the United States and U.S. territories.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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     Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

    Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 2, 2023, at 5 p.m. Eastern (4 p.m Central).

    https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/

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    Voice of Democracy Scholarship

    Scholarship Value: $35,000
    Awards Available: 50
    Award Deadline: Oct 31, 2023

     

    Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  Each year, nearly 25,000 ninth through 12th grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.3 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

    The national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$21,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins at least a scholarship of $1,000. Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and find your sponsoring local VFW Post as applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31. Download and complete the 2023-2024 Voice of Democracy entry form online.

    The 2023-24 theme is:

    “What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?”

    Who can enter?

    The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct. 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    CollegeXpress Scholarship (Check Every Month)

    Scholarship Value: $10,000
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: Aug 31, 2023

     

    Since 1995, our mission has been to help connect students with the right schools for them. Carnegie Dartlet, the organization that houses CollegeXpress, is an educational publisher and higher education marketing agency. Every year, thousands of students across the United States and around the world discover their colleges using our websites, magazines, and services.  This scholarship has an intake period every month until May 2023.

    To be eligible for the CollegeXpress Scholarship you:

    A) Must be 13 years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C. 

    B) Must be currently attending high school, college, vocational, or any other accredited post-secondary institution.

    *Employees/officers/directors of Carnegie Dartlet entities and family/household members are not eligible. 

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Regeneron Science Talent Search

    Scholarship Value: $250,000
    Awards Available: 300
    Award Deadline: Nov 8, 2023

     

    Regeneron STS is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science research competition for high school students. Started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, Regeneron STS recognizes and empowers our nation’s most promising young scientists who are developing ideas that could solve society’s most urgent challenges.

    Each year, nearly 2,000 students enter the Regeneron STS, submitting original research in critically important scientific fields of study. Unique among high school competitions, the Regeneron STS focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the nation’s most promising future leaders in STEM.

    Regeneron Science Talent Search Application Requirements

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2024 application is now open through November 8, 2023. Applications are only accepted through the online system and must be properly submitted by the application deadline. Regeneron STS identifies future leaders in science, and uses a holistic review process that includes many components.

    Requirements of the Application

    1. A Research Report describing an original, independent research project that meets all eligibility requirements. Research conducted during any year of high school is eligible for Regeneron STS.

    View the online guidelines for Research Reports.

    Am I Eligible?

    1. AGE

    Applicants must:

    • be over 13 years of age and have legal parental or guardian consent to submit the application and participate, OR
    • be 18 years of age or older, OR
    • be an emancipated minor.

    CITIZENSHIP

    On the application deadline, applicants must be:

    a. A student (of any citizenship) who is enrolled in and attending secondary school AND who maintains full-time residence in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands or the Marianas OR

    b. A United States citizen enrolled in their final year of secondary school on the application deadline date attending a:

    i. Department of Defense Dependents School or an accredited overseas American or International School, OR

    ii. foreign school as an exchange student, OR

    foreign school because their parent(s)/guardian(s) are temporarily working and living abroad.

    iii. Proof of citizenship and school accreditation is required for 2b (above).

    SCHOOL STATUS

    Applicants must be in their final year of their secondary school (public, private, parochial, charter or home school), completing high school courses required for college applications, must not have graduated from high school before the Regeneron STS application deadline, and must not have entered any previous STS.

    a. Students who are uncertain of their graduation year at the time of entry must notify the Society by December 15, 2023 to either withdraw their application due to continued uncertainty, or confirm that they will graduate in the 2023/2024 academic year.

    TYPE OF RESEARCH

    a. Applicants must complete individual research projects to enter Regeneron STS. Research conducted as part of a pre-collegiate student team project is not eligible for Regeneron STS. This includes any research or portion of research regardless of whether it has or will be submitted to any competition. To remain eligible and collect Regeneron STS awards, the following statements must remain true about the submitted research project until June 1, 2024:

    i. Students may not “split” a team project and enter it in Regeneron STS as individuals. Students also may not within the time between submission to Regeneron STS in November 2023 and June 2024 combine individual research submitted to Regeneron STS and present it as a team in competition, publications or any forum.

    ii. Students who have been part of a team project wishing to continue as an individual may only submit the work completed independently and may not submit any work completed with the teammates.

    iii. Research conducted alongside adult researchers in a research institution is permitted, but clarity and adequate knowledge of an individual’s role and independence vs. work being done by the collective laboratory throughout the application is vital. Consideration should be given to the extent to which the research qualifies as independent research, given the student and adult responsibilities.

    b. Continuation research projects and research completed over any length of time in any year of school is eligible for Regeneron STS.

    View the online CHECKLIST FOR REGENERON STS ENTRANTS to ensure all components are completed. 

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    10 Words or Less Scholarship

    Scholarship Value: $1,000
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: Nov 15, 2023

     

    Scholarship Eligibility:

    A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2024.

    B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:

    1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:

    In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $1,000 scholarship.

    2. Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page. Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have "Liked" our page.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Class of 2024:Lela's $1000 FAFSA Completion Scholarship application for the Class of 2024 is now available for those who plan to apply for college financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    If selected, you will need to provide your FAFSA Confirmation email with Lela.
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    Ron Brown Scholarship Program
    Deadline: November 1, 2023
    45-50 awards, $40,000 each
    Requirements:
    • Black/African American high school seniors
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Have leadership potential, excel academically, and participate in community service

    https://ronbrown.org/apply/ron-brown-scholarship/

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    2023 Family Adversity Scholarship Sponsored by Yates & Wheatland

    Deadline: September 30, 2023

    $1000 Award Amount

    Requirements:

    • Current high school senior or college student, and legal U.S. Citizen
    • 3.0+ GPA and good current academic standing
    • Submit a 750-word essay about hardship, a transcript, a professional resume, and an essay explaining academic, professional, and volunteer experience.

    https://chattanoogatnlawfirm.com/2023-family-adversity-scholarship/

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    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program

    Deadline: November 16, 2023

    Up to $55,000 per year

    Requirements:

    • Senior graduating high school spring 2024 and intend to enroll in a 4 year college in 2024
    • 3.5+ GPA (unweighted)
    • Demonstrate unmet financial need
    • Submit 2 academic recommendations, 1 counselor recommendation, a school report, and transcript

    https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/

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    Jose Ventura & Margarita Melendez Mexican-American Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2023

    2-$1000 winners

    Requirements:

    • Mexican or Mexican-American high school graduate currently pursuing or looking to begin an undergraduate degree
    • First-generation college student
    • Work or significant volunteer experience
    • This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Jose Melendez by supporting Mexican-American students who share his passion for education and overcoming barriers
    • Submit an essay on why you're passionate about being a first-generation, Mexican-American graduate

    https://scholarships360.org/scholarships/search/jose-ventura-and-margarita-melendez-mexican-american-scholarship-fund/

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    Innovation in Education Scholarship

    Deadline: 20th of each month

    Award: $500

    Requirements:

    • Must be enrolled in high school or college and be a U.S. citizen with a 3.0+ GPA
    • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others
    • submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation

    https://scholarships360.org/scholarships/search/innovation-in-education-scholarship/

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    AES Engineering Scholarship

    Deadline: October 8, 2023

    Requirements:

    • Awarded on the basis of character, based on essays that are submitted
    • Must be a high school senior or college/vocational student (you are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible)
    • Submit an essay answering:"When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider our life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?"

    https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

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    Jillian Ellis Pathway Scholarship

    Deadline: October 19, 2023

    Award: $1000

    Requirements:

    • African American, first-gen college student
    • Submit a 400-600 word essay about what makes your resilient and how you plan to use your degree to uplift others from underrepresented communities.

    https://bold.org/scholarships/jillian-ellis-pathway-scholarship/

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    No Essay College Vine Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2023

    Award Amount: $2000

    Requirements:

    • Open to current high school and college students.
    • Create a CollegeVine account and complete the required chancing profile.

    https://www.collegevine.com/scholarships

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    No Sweat Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2023

    Award Amount: $2500

    Requirements:

    • Open to 8th-12th grade students who are 13 years or older. Must be a U.S. resident.
    • Create an account to sign up. Complete your Cirkled In portfolio and earn as many points as you can.

    https://www.cirkledin.com/scholarships/

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    Burger King Scholars

    Application Opens: October 16, 2023

    Deadline: December 15, 2023

    Award Amount: $1,000-$50,000

    Requirements:

    • High school seniors and students graduating from homeschool education

    https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/

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    Chick-Fil-A Community Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2023

    Award Amount: $25,000

    Requirements:

    • High school, college & graduate students are eligible to apply.
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Cannot be employed at Chick-Fil-A

    https://www.chick-fil-a.com/communityscholars