2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Scholarship/College Fair Amount Date/Deadline Requirements/Other University of Illinois @ Chicago, Physical Education Recreational Center, 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To register, go to 100 Black Men College Fair November 3rd http://www.100bmc.org/CSFstudentform.htm. Contest open to all students age 19 and under who meet the following criteria: are currently enrolled as a high school student in grades 9-12 and are U.S. citizens. Students responding to this year's writing contest should study the Holocaust and then in no more than 1,200 words: a) analyze why it is so vital that the remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust be passed to a new generation; and b) suggest what they, as students, can do to 2008 Holocaust Remembrance combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our Project Essay $2,500 - $10,000 April 30th world today. online contest. Senior entrepreneurs who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit or initiative. One outstanding student will be selected to receive a 2008 NFIB Young Entrepreneur $10,000 award. For questions and to apply, visit Award $1,000 February 11th www.NFIB.com/YEA, access key = NFIB. Open to high school seniors who plan to further their education at a college/university or certified trade school in the U.S. Scholarship is not based on financial need. All applicants must read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" about automatic fire sprinklers and take a ten- question multiple-choice test. This is an open-book test and you may print out the paper beforehand for reference during testing. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for one of the ten $2,000 scholarships. Applications will only be accepted online through the AFSA AFSA (American Fire Sprinkler scholarship website (www.afsascholarship.org) Only one entry per Association) Scholarship Contest $2,000 April 11th student.. Senior who is a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the U.S. who AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memoral served after September 15, 1940 and was honorably discharged or Scholarship $500 March 1st who is presently serving in the military; have taken the ACT or SAT. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Senior who is a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the U.S. who served after September 15, 1940, and was honorably discharged. They need not be killed in action or died as AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid a result of a service-connected disability. Have taken the SAT or Scholarship $500 March 1st ACT. Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program or already be a student in an approved School of Nursing in the State of Illinois. Prove satisfactory in academic record, AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing character, interest and activity record, and financial need. Priority Scholarship To be determined March 1st will be given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran. AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship $3,000 March 1st Be an Illinois senior and have taken the ACT or SAT. Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved trade school program. A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the AMVETS Trade School Scholarship $3,000 March 1st application. Annual National Hispanic College Fair October 19th Richard J. Daley College; 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; senior who plans to enroll full- time in an accredited two or 4-yr college/university by fall 2008; be ambitious and motivated as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work activities; be recommended by an AXA Achievement Community unrelated adult who can attest to your achievement. To learn more Scholarship up to $725,000 February 15th about scholarship visit www.axa-achievement.com. Be U.S. citizen or legal resident; current senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited 2 or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. by fall 2008; demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, community or workplace; be recommended by an unrelated adult who can attest AXA Achievement Scholarship $10,000 & $25,000 December 15th to your achievement. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Scholarship for a confirmed Lutheran freshman male beginning his college studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus in the fall of 2008. The recipient will be under no obligation to become a member of Beta Sigma Psi. For application information write to Beta Sigma Psi, Alpha Alumni Scholarship, PO Beta Sigma Psi - Alpha Alumni Box 17233, Urbana, IL 61803 or contact Scholarship $1,000 February 1st firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduating senior living within 75 miles of a Best Buy store; demonstrate commitment to and involvement in volunteer community service or work experience; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two/four-year college/university or vocational-technical school. Go to Beta Sigma Psi - Alpha Alumni www.postsecondary.cps.k12.il.us/scholarships/entry/1663/best_buy Scholarship $1,500 February 15th _scholarship/. Award recognizes students who graduate as Valedictorian or Salutatorian of their high school class. The award covers 100% of tuition and fees/charges (after other tuition-specific assistance is applied), plus 50% of the rent of living in Purdue University Calumet's student housing facility. The University Village, for fall Chancellor's Scholar Award - and spring semesters. Additionally, each award recipient receives Purdue University (Calumet) Renewable March 1st a monetary allowance toward the purchase of books and supplies. This scholarship provides five full-tuition, four-yr scholarships to Chicago Public School Scholars at graduates from CPS schools who have been accepted to their the University of Chicago full-tuition undergraduate college. Senior who resides in Cook County; U.S. citizen; accepted as full- time student into an undergraduate degree program by a 4-yr Chicago Roofing Contractors accredited college in the field of liberal arts & sciences, engineering, Assocation (CRCA) March 7th architecture or business. Senior must possess a minimum gpa of 2.5 (minimum gpa of 3.0 for the Gwendolyn & John W. Rogers scholarship); demonstrate Chicago Urban League Scholarship $1,000 to $2,500 March 15th financial need. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Awarded to a 2008 high school graduate who is a dependent of a union roofing contractor, of their office personnel, or a member of Chicago Roofers Local #11, who plans to enroll in an accredited 4- yr college/university, community college or a vocational training Chicagoland Roofing Council 2008 center. Scholarship will be based on aptitude and financial need, Scholarship $2,000 April 4th and may be renewable. Applicants must be a current high school senior; U.S. citizen; must have a minimum 3.0 gpa at the end of their junior year, and must be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. postsecondary Coca-Cola Scholars $10,000 to $20,000 October 31st institution. Apply online at www.coco-colascholars.org. For graduating seniors who meet IIT's admission requirements and whose parents (or guardians) have an income of less than $40,000 per year. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and Collens Scholars Program (IIT complete the FAFSA. For admission requirements or to request an Initiative for CPS students) application visit admission.iit.edu or contact 312-567-3025. Student must demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences, have a strong commitment to and involvement in community service. Only one senior may apply Comcast Leaders & Achievers $1,000 December 14th (see principal/counselor to be nominated). This fair/reception offers a unique opportunity to learn about local colleges' scholarship programs specifically for CPS students. This event will feature the following colleges: Davidson College, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, DePaul University, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, Loyola University, Lake Forest College and the University of Illinois @ Chicago College of Medicine. Students/parents must RSVP to attend to: Marcia Boyd, email@example.com or call 773-553-2087. The event will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. at Illinois Institute of Technology - Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal. Free parking will be available in Lots D1 & CPS College Scholarship Fair October 2nd D2. For students who apply to Illinois Institute of Technology as freshmen to study architecture. For highly talented, artistic Crown Scholarship January 28th students, it provides full tuition for five years of study. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Senior, resident of Chicago, with a minimum gpa of 2.5; Scholarship $500 to $4,000 March 1st demonstrates financial need Any current junior who has at least a 2.75 cumulative gpa, demonstrates accomplishments in community service and leadership and has faced a significant roadblock or challenge. To apply online go to www.scholarshipadministrators.net and use Discover Scholarship Program $30,000 January 31st access key "DISC". African-American senior male; admitted to a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4-yr Gread "Lefty" McKinnis Memorial college/university in fall of 2008; attendance at scholarship Foundation Scholarship $1,000 April 30th presentation gala (June, 2008); community or civic involvement The HP Scholar program offers scholarship opportunities to underrepresented minority (African-American, Latino or American Indian). Must be a graduating senior enrolling as a full-time 1st year student into the University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA, North Carolina AT&T State University, Morgan State University, San Jose State University or University of Washington (all HP Scholar partnership universities). Students plan to pursue a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering and be able to legally work full-time in the HP Scholars $40,000 (4 yrs) March 15th U.S. at the time of application. Designed to assist graduating seniors of Hispanic heritage to obtain HSF/Ford Motor Company Fund a bachelor's degree. Students must be U.S. citizen or legal High School Scholarship Program $2,500 March 15th permanent resident. GPA of 3.0. Apply online at www.HSF.net. Open to high school seniors graduating with a demonstrated interest and achievement in the arts and/or shown leadership in encouraging understanding amoung people of diverse backgrounds; involvement in school or community activities (work International House of Blues experience may be included); demonstrated need for financial Foundation - Blues Ambassador $10,000 (4-yr prog) or assistance and be accepted to a 2 or 4-yr institution of higher Scholarship $5,000 (2-yr program) April 14th learning. GPA of 2.5 minimum. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Students must be a resident of the Chicagoland area; be a graduating senior in the upper 25% of the class; be accepted or enrolled in a science or engineering program at an accredited college/university leading to a bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, biology, computer science or electrical, chemical, IPLAC Educational Foundation March 31st mechanical or nuclear engineering or pre-law. Must be a U.S. citizen; all applicants are required to take either the SAT or ACT and submit their scores; apply online at Jackie Robinson Scholarship up to $7,500 annually March 31st www.jackierobinson.org/. Martin Luther King, Jr. College Fair January 18 & 19 Navy Pier Contest theme: "Put Away your Sword". Assignment: describe a situation in the world today or in your own lifein which Jesus would say, "Put away your sword." Explain what you would do to follow Jesus' command to promote peace instead of violence. Length: 500-750 words - English language only. Mail to: 2007 Student Essay Contest, Web Source, P.O. Box 308, Maryknoll, NY 10545- Maryknoll 2007 Essay Contest $150 - $1,000 Nov 30th 0308 Saturday, October 20, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Navy Pier. Possible workshops: admission testing; athletics & NCAA regulations; college applications, self-assessment, college interviews; the college selection process 101; financial aid & scholarships; Fine Arts, study abroad and research; parent information sessions; private colleges; public universities; resources for students with different learning abilities; selective & highly selective admission criteria. For more information visit NACAC College Fair October 20th www.nacacnet.org/NCF. For high school juniors; Richard J Daley College, between the National Hispanic College Fair March 12, 13th hours of 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Write essay answering question: "How has skateboarding been a positive influence in your life?" Application packet must also include information form, two letters of recommendation, official transcript, information relevant to your skateboard activism. Send completed application and related materials in a single packet to: The Patrick Patrick Kerr Skateboard Kerr Skateboard Scholarship, P.O. Box 2054, Jenkintown, PA Scholarship 19046. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Graduating seniors must be permanent residents of Cook County (IL) with at least a B average; plan to attend a four-year degree granting institution within the US for the fall 2008-2009 school year. Students must also be able to show proof of full-time enrollment in Phi Kappa Omega Scholarship $1,000 February 29th a four-yr college/university in the US by June 2008. Graduating seniors who will attend a 2/4 yr college/university or Ronald McDonald House Charities vocational/technical school; must be U.S. citizen or legal resident; National Scholarship $1,000 Feb 15th less than 21 yrs. Offers scholarship support to students who are academically strong, have a desire to become a teacher, and have an interest in attending Roosevelt University. Currently looking for seniors, particularly minority students, who are interested in becoming early childhood, elementary, secondary, music, or theatre arts teachers Roosevelt University - S.T.A.R. to apply for the S.T.A.R. scholarship. Have a 3.25 gpa or excell in a (Scholars Teach and Reach) special area (mathematics, science, foreign language or performing Scholarship March 15th arts). Minimum ACT of 18. For juniors who demonstrate strong character, academic ambition and financial need. The scholarship is renewable and all PLAN test Scholarship Chicago College Bound scores must be submitted with the application in order to be Scholarship $5,000 March 15th considered. Contest is open to residents of the U.S. who are high school seniors graduating with plans to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study in an accredited two/four year college/university or vocation Seniors Helping Seniors technical school in the Fall of 2008. Limit one entry per team. See Scholarship Program $2,500 December 31st application for details. Open to juniors that have a gpa in the 2.2 to 3.2 range; have/are ShoreBank $3,000 February 21st volunteering in the community; plan to attend a Students (African American males) must be Chicago Public school student in grades 10-12; have a minimum gpa of 2.5; have at least 20 hours of "active" community service completed within the past 12 months and have leadership involvement/extra-curricular Sprite/Chicago Bulls MVPs February 1st activities. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Students/parents will have the opportunity to learn about different colleges located in Illinois and meet with their admissions counselors. The following colleges will be in attendance: Augustana College, Aurora University, Concordia University Chicago, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Eureka College, Greenville College, Illinois College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lewis University, McKendree College, Millikin University, Monmouth College, North Central College, North Park University, Olivet Nazarene University, Principia College, Qunicy University, Rockford Colllege, Trinity Christian College, and the University of St. Francis. Students/parents must rsvp to Marcia Boyd by October 3, 2007 at 773-553-2087 or The Associated Colleges of Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 4 - 5:30 p.m., Fair Oct 6th Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites high school students, parents, counselors and friends to an informational program about Stanford University. The program includes information about academic opportunities, student life, the admissions process, and financial aid. Although reservations are not required, you are encouraged to register for the program by going to http://admission.stanford.edu/applying and clicking on "Schedule of Regional Admission Programs". Sunday, October 14, The Associated Colleges of Illinois 2007, 3:00 -4:30 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, Sydney Yates Fair Oct. 14 Gallery, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602. For 9th and 10th Graders; write an essay on one of three topics; essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced. One entry per student. Submit your essay online or mail to: Anthem Essay Contest, Dept. W, The Ayn Rand Institute, P.O. Box 57044, Irvine, The Ayn Rand Institute: Anthem CA 92619-7044. For questions regarding essay contest, write to Essay Contest $30 - $2,000 March 20th email@example.com. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin For 11th and 12th Graders; write an essay on one of three topics;essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced. One entry per student. Submit your essay online or mail to: The Fountainhead Essay Contest, Dept. W, The Ayn Rand Institute, The Ayn Rand Institute: Anthem P.O. Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044. For questions regarding Essay Contest $50 - $10,000 April 25th essay contest, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students in grades 9 thru 12 are invited to interpret the theme "You Can Make a Difference" in an original poster. Posters must be received by January 18, 2008. Send entries to: High School Poster Contest, THE CHRISTOPHERS, 5 Hanover Square, New The Christophers' Eighteenth York, NY 10004. For more information: 888-298-4050, Annual Poster Contest for High www.christophers.org, email@example.com. Winning posters School Students $100 - $1,000 January 18th will be put on display in New York City. Eligible if: are African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; are a U.S. citizen; have attained a cumulative gpa of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale unweighted; will be enrolling for the first time at a U.S. accredited college/university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in fall 2008; have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other supports cost of Dec 31st - paper app activities; meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Nomination The Gates Millennium Scholars attendance/renewable Jan 11th - online app guidelines & forms are available at www.gmsp.org. For minority students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-yr college/university of their choice. Must be a U.S. citizen and The Jackie Robinson Foundation's have/will take/taken the ACT or SAT tests. Questions, call 212-290- Scholarship Program up to $7,500 annually March 31st 8600. For students who apply to Illinois Institute of Technology as freshmen to study architecture. A need-based tuition scholarship to Thomas A Roszak Scholarship $5,000 January 28th support a promising student's first year of study. 2007-2008 Scholarship/College Fair Bulletin Students must be U.S. citizens; be current seniors; minimum gpa of 3.5 (4.0 scale) and a minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT score of Full-tuition waivers 1,300. Applicants must have applied and been accepted into a and stipends to cover HBCU by July 1, 2008 and have demonstrated leadership abilities Tom Joyner Foundation Full-Ride room, board and through participation in community service, extra-curricular or other Scholarship books January 18th activities. UIC will be awarding twenty (20) Unger Scholarships to women entering UIC College of Engineering in the fall of 2008. Students UIC College of Engineering - Unger $5,000 must be nominated by a teacher or counselor. Seniors from households with annual incomes of $35,000 or less. Priority consideration given to students who are members of an ethnic-minority group or have a documented physical disability. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.scholarshipamerica.org/i-applications/usafunds/. USA Funds $1,500 February 15th Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Write essay meeting the following criteria: focus of essay should be on Abraham Lincoln or a significant event in the Civil War period in Illinois; essays should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words with an annotated bibliography and suggestions for further reading. The IL high school student whose research paper is selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a certificate of achievement and will be honored at the IL History Symposium Banquet March 2008. Entries should be sent to the Illinois State Historical Society, Orndorff Scholarship, 210 1/2 South Sixth Street, Suite 200, Springfield, IL 62701. For more information, call 217-525-2781. For online entry, go to http://www.historyillinois.org/Awards_Scholarships/scholaships_orn Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship $1,000 December 31st dorff.htm. Scholarship is for African-American graduating males; must have a 3.0 gpa or better; letter of acceptance to 4-yr college/university or college of technology. Questions, contact Mr. Albert Gaston, Xi Lambda Educational Foundation Chairman at 773-873-8841 or Mr. Robert A. Carr, Co-Chairman at Scholarship Program $1,000 January 31st 773-221-5089. Available to female seniors with a gpa of 2.5 or better. Contact the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc - Karen scholarship chairperson at email@example.com with Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship April 14th questions regarding the application process.
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