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                    SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER




                                              November 23, 2009


JT - MINNIE MAUDE CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
The trust’s primary goal is to provide higher education opportunities through financial assistance to
deserving and needy students in the Danville and surrounding area. Scholarships will be selected on the
basis of academic achievement and promise, financial need and other related selection criteria.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Be a resident of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Henry Counties and all of the cities located in
                             these counties for a minimum of twelve months at the time of the application
                         Attend an accredited public or private, two or more year college or university, or and
                             institution offering a one year certificate degree
Award Amount:        Varies up to and including a possible full scholarship
How to Apply:        Visit the website www.JTMM.org for details and to apply
Deadline:            Applications may be submitted beginning January 4, 2010 and ending April 2, 2010

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
(High School Nominated-The GW Scholarship committee will select one GW nominee from the LUSA
applications submitted by GW seniors. There is another Burger King Scholarship. For this one you will need to
apply on line.)
Eligibility:         The applicant must be:
                          Graduating high school senior
                          Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
                          Work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, or have extenuating circumstances
                          Demonstrate participation in community service and/or extra co-curricular activities
                          Demonstrate financial need
                          Plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
                          Must be a US resident
Award Amount:        $1,000.00 for first year of college
How to Apply:        Complete the Local Universal application and return to Ms. Mckinnie in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Office no later than 12:00 noon Tuesday December 8.
Deadline:            Tuesday, December 8, 2009 12:00 noon
MARY JORDAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mary Wescott Jordan who died at
the age of 23 following heart surgery. The award is sent directly to the educational institution of the
recipient’s choice.

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Be a graduating seniors
                          Attend a college, university or seminary
Award Amount:        To be determined by the Advisory Committee of the scholarship fund
How to Apply:        Follow the instructional page for the Mary Jordan Memorial Scholarships located in the
                     scholarship file and complete the GWHS Local Universal Scholarship Application form
                     located on the scholarship file cabinet.
Deadline:            Completed applications are due to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance and Counseling Office
                     by 12:00 noon on April 12.

THE CAROLE JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Carole Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1963 by friends to memorialize a young lady
who was devoted to a variety of academic, community, and extra-curricular activities at George Washington
High School. The purpose of the fund is to recognize young women who are regarded as showing promise
of future achievement and service. Students for the scholarships will be selected on the basis of; Christian
character, unselfish service to others, potential for future contributions to the human community, extra-
curricular activities, academic achievement and personality. Scholarship recipients will be students who
best exemplify Carole Johnson’s commitment to academics, school and community service activities, and
dedicated to unselfish service to others. Scholarship funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to a
student or students, who have been admitted to an accredited four-year college or university.

Eligibility:         The student must:
                          Be a senior lady graduating from GW June 2010
                          Demonstrate outstanding commitments to academics, school and community
                            activities, unselfish service to others and potential for future contributions to the
                            human community
                          Plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university in the continental
                            United States the following academic year
Award Amount:        $5,750 approximately
How to Apply:        Complete the GW Local Universal Scholarship Application located in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Office and return to Ms. McKinnie
Deadline:            Return the completed LUSA application to Ms. McKinnie by March 13

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Be a graduating high school senior
                         Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
                         Work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, or have extenuating circumstances
                         Demonstrate participation in community service and/or extra co-curricular activities
                         Demonstrate financial need
                         Plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
                         Must be a US resident
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Award Amount:         $1,000.00 for first year of college
How to Apply:         Apply online at www.applyist.net
Deadline:             September 14, 2009 – February 1, 2010

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOLARSHIPS

        Jerome Holland Scholarship – The Ron Brown Foundation runs this outstanding award program,
        which is designed to attract academically talented African-American students from across the nation
        to the University of Virginia. Approximately five scholarships are awarded annually for $20,000 for
        out-of-state students and $10,000 for Virginians renewable annually. Holland scholars are selected
        based on their academic performance, leadership capabilities and potential as role models for their
        peers. Holland scholars have averaged 600 on each section of the SATs and are in the top 10 percent
        of their graduating class. Additional information can be found at http://www.ronbrown.org/p-
        holland.htm

        University Achievement Award - This scholarship program is designed to attract exceptional diverse
        Virginia students to the University of Virginia. This award covers full tuition. All in-state applicants
        will automatically be considered for this award. The most competitive applicants will demonstrate
        through Part II of the application that they have special talents, unique personal characteristics,
        and/or pressing needs. Academic merit, leadership, and citizenship are primary considerations. A
        student must also satisfy at least two of the following conditions: have a history of overcoming
        disadvantage, be a first generation college student, be a member of an underrepresented minority or
        ethnic group, be a member of a low-income family, reside in a rural or inner-city population or have
        been raised by a single parent.

        Walter N. Ridley Scholarship – The Black Alumni Association sponsors this scholarship to support
        African American students who will enroll at the University of Virginia. Several scholarship ranging
        from $2500 to $10,000 are awarded to students after they have accepted their admission to the
        University of Virginia. These students typically have excelled academically in school, usually in the
        top twenty percent of their class, and have special talents or leadership qualities. The application for
        this scholarship can be found at www.alumni.virginia.edu/ridley/

SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA TOBACCO LOAN FORGIVENESS SCHOLARSHIP
The Southside Virginia Tobacco Loan Forgiveness Program Scholarship Funds are provided by the
Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission to students in the Southside
Virginia area. This is a loan, if the student does not return to the counties covered by the program to work;
the student must pay back the money borrowed. If the student returns to the counties after completion of
their degree to work their loan will be forgiven 1 year for each year they work. For example if a student
receives this money for four years, and they return to work in one of the specified localities for four years
they do not have to pay back any money. The monies can be used for in-state or out of state, private or
public colleges and universities.

Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                          Live in the Southside region of Virginia
                          Plan to attend a 4 year accredited college
                          Have a 2.0 GPA in fall of 2009
Award Amount:         $3750.00 renewable
How to Apply:         Apply on-line at http://www.tic.virginia.gov/scholarships.shtml
Deadline:             Applications will be available on-line February 1, 2010
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SONY KINGOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In honor of Sonny Kingoff, a longtime supporter of academics and athletics at GWHS, a
scholarship is being offered to a graduating senior who has participated in varsity sports (including
cheerleading).

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Be a graduating senior
                         Have participated in any sport, including varsity cheerleading.
                         Have shown high moral character, have maximized his or her ability in sports
                            endeavors, and have exhibited leadership
                         Have achieved academically to the best of his or her abilities
Award Amount:        $750.00 - $1,200.00
How to Apply:        Use GWHS Local Universal Application (LUSA) which can be found in the Guidance
                     Department. The completed LUSA is due March 2, 2010 to Ms. McKinnie in Guidance
Deadline:            March 2, 2010

THE VIRGINIA LATINO HIGHER EDUCATION NETWORK (VALHEN)
SCHOLARSHIP
The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network, an organization in the Commonwealth dedicated to
support the success of Latinos in higher education is providing an annual scholarship to a deserving student
of Latino/Hispanic heritage who lives in Virginia. The value of the scholarship is $500. The scholarship’s
full eligibility criteria, deadline and online application form can be found at
http://www.valhen.org/scholarship.

NBFAA YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
The NBFAA launched the Youth Scholarship program in 1996. The program was created to promote
goodwill among the electronic systems industry and police and fire officials by providing college scholarship
awards to their deserving sons and daughters.

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Be a graduating high school senior
                          Be enrolling in an accredited college or university after graduation
                          Be the child of a parent who is a full-time paid member of the police or sheriff’s
                            department or fire department in the state where the student applies
Award Amount:        Each state program awards scholarships at various levels. Check the NBFAA website at
                     www. alarm.org or call (888) 447-1689. The first place winner of the national NBFAA
                     Youth Scholarship Program receives $7,500 and the second place winner
                     receives $2,500.
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance Department.
Deadline:            March 31, 2010

THE VIRGINIA JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL SENATE (VAJCI SENATE)
SCHOLARSHIP
The Virginia Junior Chamber International Senate an organization of Jaycees and former Jaycees supports
a scholarship for the future leaders of America to pursue higher education.
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The scholarship application and requirements may be found at http://tinyurl.com/yfqccf. The forms may be
filled out on-line however applicants must print, sign and mail a copy to the address provided. Questions
may be answered at scholarship2010@verizon.net

Deadline: Completed applications must be postmarked by January 6, 2010

VSGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OF THE VIRGINIA GOLF FOUDATION
The scholarship program is administered by the Virginia Golf Foundation which the VSGA was created for
the purpose of funding college scholarship to worthy Virginia high school students who have an interest in
golf and will attend college within the commonwealth. The criteria for the scholarship are based on
academic achievement, an interest in golf (skill level not important), character and financial need.

Eligibility:          The applicant must:
                          Be a Virginia high school senior
                          Be in good academic standing acceptable to the Virginia Golf Association
Award Amount:         To be decided
How to Apply:         The application can be found at www.vsga.org
Deadline:             February 26, 2010

NAVY-Marine Corps ROTC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Navy-Marine ROTC provides significant financial assistance at over 150 universities and colleges
throughout the United States. The scholarship includes money for almost all areas of school expenses
including tuition, books, fees and uniforms, along with extra cost associated with being a full-time student.
Upon graduation from college scholarship and successful completion of the program participants will earn a
commission as an officer. The process of applying may be started during the second semester of the junior
year of high school.
Eligibility:          The recipient must:
                           Be a US citizen
                           Be a high school graduate
                           Have not moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious
                              bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States
                              against all enemies
                           Be physically qualified by Navy or Marine
                           Have SAT reading score of 530 and math of 520, ACT English 22, math 21 for the
                              Navy and combined score of 1000 for the Marine or a combined ACT of 22
Award Amount:         Covers tuition and expenses
How to Apply:         Information can be found www.nrotc.navy.mil/marine.aspx
Deadline:             January 31, 2010

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

        Davis Fellowship – The Davis Fellowship is awarded to one member of each class matriculating at
        Hampden-Sydney College. During his high school years, the Davis Fellow will have demonstrated
        intellectual competence, energy, competitive instincts, and passion in a area of special interest –
        whether that be in intellectual achievements, the arts, the sciences, student leadership positions,
        extracurricular activities, civic affairs, community service, or other endeavors. The Davis Fellow
        provides grants for full tuition, fees, room, and board for four years. A stipend may be provided for

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        study abroad and summer internships. Students apply for the Davis Fellowship by applying for
        admission to college.
        Hampden-Sydney offers a number of Honors Scholarships and Achievement Awards that recognize
        outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement. All applicants for admission are considered;
        no special forms are required.

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS SCHOLARS
East Tennessee State University sponsors a scholarship for each student selected into the University Honors
Program. The university selects twenty-two incoming freshman for the program. The Honors Program is
designed to provide special academic opportunities for highly motivated and talented students with the goal
of preparing them to perform with distinction in their careers and as citizens in the 21st century.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Receive a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT or 1280 on the SAT
                             (reading and math only)
                          Have a minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
                          Have evidence of community and leadership activities
                          Have commitment to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree
Award Amount:        Full cost of tuition, fees, dormitory housing, meal plan and a semester stipend for four years
How to Apply:        Forms and program details may be obtained from the Program Coordinators at
                     www.etsu.edu/honors/university/discipline/coordinator.asp or contact Marcia Songer at
                     songerm@etsu.edu or (423) 439-7506
Deadline:            January 31, 2010

THE DOZORETZ NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED
SCIENCE
The Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Science (DNIMAS) at Norfolk State
University (NSU) is a rigorous honors program for students who major in biology, chemistry, computer
science, engineering, mathematics, or physics provides a full scholarship which covers tuition, fees, room
and board and book allowance.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
                          Have a combined SAT score of 1500 or 22 composite ACT score
                          Have four units in science and four units in math (calculus, chemistry, computer
                            science and physics are strongly recommended)
                          Be a U.S. citizen
Award Amount:        Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, room and board and book allowance.
How to Apply:        Complete the Norfolk State application for admission by January 31, 2010. Online
                     applications can be completed at www.nsu.edu/admissions. The DNIMAS application can
                     be found online at www.nsu.edu/dnimas or in the scholarship file in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Office.
Deadline:            January 31, 2010




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MARIST COLLEGE NSF SCHOLARSHIP
Marist College, through a joint effort with the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards twelve full
scholarships to highly talented students majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology and
Systems. Marist College is located 75 miles North of New York City in the Hudson River Valley. The college
is in the heart of the Valley’s high tech area, providing excellent internships experiences and job
opportunities.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Major in Computer Science or Information Technology
                         Have a strong academic record
                         Be a U.S. citizen
Award Amount:        Cost of tuition, room and board
How to Apply:        Apply online at www.marist.edu/admission (on the application check the box labeled
                     “National Science Foundation Scholarship Program”)
Deadline:            February 15, 2010`

HOLLINS UNIVERSITY
Hollins University offers Virginia residents who enroll up to $56,000 over four years (14.000 each year)
through a combination of scholarships and grants.

KFC COLONEL’S SCHOLARS
The KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program was created to assist students with financial need who plan to pursue
a bachelor’s degree at a public institution within their legal state of residence.
Eligibility:         The student must:
                         Be a graduating high school senior
                         Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
                         Be enrolling in a public, in-state college or university
                         Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree
                         Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
                         Demonstrate financial need
Award Amount:        Up to $20,000 (up to $5,000. each year)
How to Apply:        Apply online at www.kfcscholars.org from December 1, 2009, to February 10, 2010
Deadline:            February 10, 2010

THE LEE-JACKSON EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Lee-Jackson Foundation in coordination with the Virginia Department of Education sponsors the Lee-
Jackson Scholarship Program. The objective of the program is to acquaint young people with the historical
legacy of two of Virginia’s most outstanding military figures, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J.
Stonewall Jackson.

Eligibility:         The student must:
                         Be a high school junior or senior in the state of Virginia
                         Plan to attend a four year college or university or attend a community college and
                            transfer to a four year college or university
                         Write an essay as described in the application materials
Award Amount:        One $10,000, nine $2,000, eighteen $1,000 scholarships.
                         $1,000 for each of the three top-ranked essays submitted in each of the eight public
                            school regions of the state.
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                            An extra A$1,000 for the essay judged to be the best overall in each of the eight
                             regions.
                          A bonus award of $8,000 will go to the single essay that is judges to be the most
                             outstanding in the state.
How to Apply:        Information on the essay requirements and the application are located in the scholarship file
                     in the Guidance and Counseling office. You are encouraged to visit the website at
                     www.lee-jackson.org. Last years winning essay can be found on the website.
Deadline:            The application and completed essay is due to Ms. McKinnie in the Guidance and
                     Counseling Office no later than January 8.

JANICE M. SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Mrs. Janice Marie Scott was killed during one of the three terrorist attacks on the morning of September
11, 2001. She was among the 125 individuals who perished in the Pentagon when terrorists crashed
American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. In honor of Mrs. Scott’s commitment to the children of her
community, the family created the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund in October 2001. Six $2,500
scholarships will be made available for high school seniors who graduate in 2010.
Eligibility:         Students are selected based on four categories; financial need (40 points), academics (25
                     points), community service (25 points), and writing skill (10 points) for a total of 100 points.

                     The student must:
                                 Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
                                 Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
                                 Be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited four-year U.S.
                                    college
                                 Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community
                                    service or other extra curricular activities
Award Amount:        $2,500
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office.
Deadline:            The application and requested documents must be received or postmarked on or before
                     March 31, 2010.

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
VMI recognizes and rewards outstanding academic achievement through its scholarship program.
Recipients of these scholarships are academically talented and intellectually curious students with a well-
balanced high school record that includes leadership roles and a broad spectrum of extracurricular
activities.

Institute Scholars – Based on the results of the application and interview process, Institute Scholars can
receive awards from $5000 per academic year up to and including the full cost of tuition and fees.

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Have a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1300 or ACT of 29
                          Have a minimum 3.7 GPA
                          Rank in the top 10% of the graduating class
Award Amount:        $5,000 per academic year
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office.
Deadline:            February 1, 2010


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Superintendents’ Scholars

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Have a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1250 (or) ACT of 28
                         Have a minimum GPA of 3.5
                         Ranked in the top 10% of the graduating class
Award Amount:        Up to $5,000
How to Apply:        Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office.
Deadline:            February 1, 2010

THE NATIONAL WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Competition is open to all high school seniors
who are planning careers in government service. Students are to write a one-page essay stating why he or
she plans a career in government service, including any inspiration derived from the leadership of George
Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.
Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Be a U.S. citizen
                         Be planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal
                            government
Award Amount:        $500 to $5000
How to apply:        Application procedures are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling
                     Office or at www.gwcf.org
Deadline:            January 15, 2010

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsors the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship for
high school seniors who have MS or who have a parent with MS.

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school for the first time
                          Plan to enroll in at least six credit hours per semester leading to a degree
                          Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year
                             college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory
                          Be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or a U.S. Territory
Award Amount:        $1,000 to $3,000
How to Apply:        Visit the website, nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship or call 888-344-4867
Deadline:            January 15, 2010

EIGHT ANNUAL NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The National Commission for Cooperative Education, on behalf of eight NCCE Partner Colleges and
Universities ( Drexel University, Johnson &Wales University, Kettering University, Pace University,
Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of
Technology) sponsors the National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored
merit coop scholarship program in the United States, the National Commission will award 170 merit co-op
scholarships of $6,000 each for a total renewable value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be
awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in the college cooperative
education at one of the Partner Colleges and Universities.

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Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
                          Complete all the required admissions applications materials and be accepted for
                            2010-2011 academic year at one of the partner institutions
Award Amount:        $6,000 renewable
How to Apply:        Application information is located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling
                     Office or you may complete your application on-line at www.co-op.edu
Deadline:            February 15, 2010

THE HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The National Commission for Cooperative Education assists and promotes the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
(HSF), the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501
(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, HFS’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education
among Hispanic Americans. HSF scholarship opportunities are available to graduating high school seniors
who plan to enroll in college, community college students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or
university, currently enrolled college students, and graduate and professional students. Students must be of
Hispanic heritage, be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and apply for
federal assistance using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), For more details about
HSF scholarship programs and to apply online, please visit the HSF website at www.hsf.net.

STUDENT OF INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Virginia offers the annual “Student of Integrity Award” to
honor seniors in the 32 county service area who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership,
community service, overall personal judgment and academic history.

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                          Be a member of the graduating class
                          Have a 3.0 GPA
Award Amount:        $1,000.00
How to Apply:        The application and information may be found in the Guidance and Counseling Office in the
                     Scholarship file.
Deadline:            Postmarked no later than January 30, 2010

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The AXA Foundation in Association with the U.S. News & World Report offers college scholarships of
$10,000.00 and $25,000.00 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their
activities in school, the community or the workplace. One student from each state will be selected to receive
a $10,000.00 scholarship. From among the state recipients, 10 students will receive national awards for a
total of $25,000.00 per national recipient.

Eligibility:         The applicant must:
                         Be a US citizen or legal resident
                         Be a high school senior who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or
                            four-year college or university fall 2009
                         Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an
                            activity in school, the community, or workplace
                         Be recommended by an unrelated adult who can attest to the student’s achievement


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                           Describe in detail an outstanding achievement they have accomplished in a non-
                            academic activity or project. The accomplishment may be a long-term achievement
                            or activity or project that occurred in school, community, or workplace. The
                            achievement must be reported by the applicant and supported by the appraisal
                            completed by an adult who is not related to the applicant.
How to Apply:               The application may be found on line at www.axa-achievment.com or in the
                            Guidance Department Scholarship file.
Deadline:                   December 15, 2009

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETION
The Boston University Trustee Scholarship Program has attracted students with outstanding academic
ability and the potential to inspire fellow student to excel. Trustee Scholars are selected by a faculty
committee from a pool of applicants who have been nominated by principals. Each scholar receives a
renewable scholarship covering undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees for four years. Trustee Scholars
are typically in the top ten percent of their class and are also very active leaders in their schools and
communities.

Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Graduate in the top 5 to 10 percent of their graduating class
                         Be very active leaders in their school and community
Award Amount:       Renewable scholarship covering undergraduate tuition and fees
How to Apply:       Information can be found at www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee
Deadline:           December 1, 2009

ROANOKE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Roanoke Scholars Program was designed to recognize and reward achievement and leadership ability.
Scholar applicants who are selected as semifinalist and invited to compete on campus will receive a $500
scholarship, totaling $2000 for four years.
Award Amounts:
                    The William Beard Scholarship
                           Value: $170,000 and covers full tuition, room and board for four years
                    The David Bittle Scholarship
                           Value: $127,000 and covers full tuition
                    The Christopher Baughman Scholarship
                           Value: $18,000 for four years
                    The Julius Dreher Scholarship
                           Value: $6,000 for four years
                    The John Morehead Scholarship
                           Value: $4,000 for four years
How to Apply:       Visit Roanoke College website at www.roanoke.edu/scholars
Deadline:           October 12 for November competition
                    January 8 for the February and March competition
THE GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provide
scholarships to outstanding low income African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific
Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate
college education in any discipline area of interest.

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Eligibility:             The applicant must:
                             Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native (tribal
                                enrollment), Asian Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American
                             Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.A.
                             Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an neighed 4.0 scale
                             Be enrolling at a accredited U.S. college or university as a full time student
                             Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service,
                                extracurricular, or other activities
                             Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
Award Amount:            Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined by the
                         Gates foundation on the bases of financial need
How to Apply:            Applications can be found and submitted online at www.gmsp.org
Deadline:                January 11, 2010

SAE INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
SAE Engineering Scholarship recognizes the contribution made by engineers in improving the quality of
our lives. In recognition of the important contributions made by engineers in improving the quality of our lives, particularly
those related to mobility, SAE is proud to be able to offer a number of scholarships to qualified students who are interested in
the study of engineering and related sciences. These scholarships are made possible by the support of the corporate and
academic community

Eligibility:             Applicant must be a high school senior
How to Apply:            Details and application can be found at www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm
Deadline:                December 1, 2009


SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SWEEPSTAKES
One winner will be chosen every two week beginning October 31, 2009. Only one entry per person for each
drawing Students can register after each drawing for the next scheduled drawing.

Eligibility:             Applicant must be a high school senior and eligibility is not based
                         GPA or financial need
Award Amount:            $1,000
How to Apply:            Apply at offtocollege.info or suntrusteducation.com
Deadline:                May 14, 2010

THE RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM:
The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented,
highly motivated African-American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-
time. These scholarships are reserved for exceptional individuals who share Brown’s traits of excellence,
leadership, commitment to public service, and desire to make a difference.
Eligibility:             The program seeks to identify students who will make significant
                         contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically,
                         show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their
                         communities through service to others.
Award Amount:            Each year a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will
                         receive $10,000 annually for four years.
How to Apply:            Applications are on file in the Guidance Department Scholarship file or online at
                         www.ronbrown.org
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Deadline:           November 1, 2009 – to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar
                    Program and to have your application materials forwarded to a
                    select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.
                    January 9, 2010 – to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program

DR. SEUSS’S OH, THE PLACE YOU’LL GO SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go College Scholarship recognizes a high school senior who understands
and values the limitless possibilities that education can offer.
Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                         Be a graduating senior
                         Write an original literary composition
Award Amount:       $5,000
How to Apply:       Applications are located in the scholarship file in the Guidance and Counseling Office or
                    at www.ohtheplaces.org
Deadline:           February 15, 2010

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers competitive awards for undergraduate study abroad and was
established in the International Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S.
undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or
university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Eligibility:        The applicant must:
                     Enroll as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
                        Be aU.S. citizen
                     Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study
                     Be participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks or no more than
                        an academic year
                     Receiving academic credit
Award Amount:       $3,000 to $5,000
How to Apply:       Apply online at www.iie.org/gilman
Deadline:           October 6, 2009 and April 6, 2010 for Summer 2010 abroad

THE AMERICAN LEGION HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAM
The purpose of the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is to develop a deeper
knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States.
Eligibility:        Participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of
                    United States, under 20 years of age, enrolled in high school, and
                    domiciled in the state they enter competition.
Award Amount:       First place State Scholarship $1,100.00, 2nd and 3rd place $600.00
                    First place National Scholarship $18,000; 2nd place - $16,000; 3rd place - $14,000
How to Apply:       Please see Ms. McKinnie
Deadline:           District contests are to be completed in January, following the local Post contest




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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The American Chemical Society Scholars Program funds a scholarship program for individuals going into a
field of chemical science.
Eligibility:        US citizen or permanent resident, high school African – American,
                    Latin, Native American senior, enrolling as a fulltime freshman, sophomore, or junior
                    majoring in chemical sciences at accredited colleges/universities Must have a 3.0 or higher
                    GPA and have financial need.
Award Amount:       $2,500
How to Apply:       Visit website www.acs.org/scholarss or call 1-800-227-5558 ext. 6250
Deadline:           February 1, 2010

APS MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The American Physical Society provides funds for African-American, Hispanic, or Native American US
citizens to support study in the major of physics.

Eligibility:        Must be African-American, Hispanic or Native American US citizen or permanent resident
                    who is a high school senior and planning to major in physics.
Award Amount:       $2,000.00
How to Apply:       Visit www.aps.org for an application
Deadline:           Applications will be available November 2009

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES/AFRICAN AMERICAN FUTURE
ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Scholarship program sponsored for students who have one parent of African-American origin.
Eligibility:        Applicant must have one parent of African-American origin, US
                    US citizen or legal resident and graduating from high school who
                    will be eligible to enroll in and attend and accredited institution
                    of higher learning in the US.
Award Amount:       Starts at $1,000.00
How to Apply:       Visit the website for participating markets at www.rmhc.org Applications will
                    be available for download on November 9.
Deadline:           February 15, 2010

SAM WALTON COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP WALMART FOUNDATION
Scholarship program sponsored by the Wal-mart Foundation.

Eligibility:        Must be a high school senior planning to attend a two-year or four
                    year college/university. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
Award Amount:       $1,000.00 non-renewable
How to Apply:       Call 866-851-3372

ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
Army ROTC enrolls well-rounded students with the proven ability to set goals and achieve high standards
of excellence in academics, fitness and leadership in their schools and communities
Eligibility:        US citizen, SAT or ACT taken by November of the year you
                    apply, good grades, participation in extra curricular and athletic
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                      activities ( or part-time job), meet physical standards, army
                      Approved major
Award Amount:         Students may be eligible for merit-based, full-tuition, and annual
                      Stipend of up to $5,000.00, plus allowances for books and fees.
How to Apply:         Visit the website at armyrotc.com


                                            Scholarship Websites


       The websites below provide outstanding scholarship links.
             www.scholarship4students.com
                    Free scholarship searchable database
             www.scholarshipexperts.com
                    Free scholarship searchable database
             www.fastweb.com
                    Free scholarship searchable database
             MeritAid.com
                    Free source for merit scholarships from colleges across the county


                                               Scholarship Tips

 1. Apply for every scholarship that you feel you might have a chance to win. Do not limit
    yourself to the large awards. If you are eligible for several small awards, apply for them.
    They can add up.
 2. Search for scholarship at the colleges you are applying
 3. Meet all deadlines. Do not underestimate the amount of time that it may take to complete an
    application.
 4. Search free scholarship databases. Start using the databases listed in the Scholarship
    Newsletter today.
 5. Be aware of scholarship scams. They can be avoided.
 6. Do not pay to get money for college. .
 7. Do not pay to register on a scholarship database. Scholarship information is and has always
    been public information. The fee services build their database from public information.
    Don’t pay a fee when you can search for free.

Don’t Pay for Help to Find Money for College
Commercial financial aid advice services can cost well over $1,000. You might have heard or seen these claims at
seminars, over the phone from telemarketers, or online:

       "Buy now or miss this opportunity." Don't give in to pressure tactics. Remember, the “opportunity” is a
        chance to pay for information you could find yourself for free.

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      “We guarantee you’ll get aid.” A company could claim it fulfilled its promise if you were offered student
       loans or a $200 scholarship. Is that worth a fee of $1,000 or more?
      “I’ve got aid for you; give me your credit card or bank account number.” Never give out a credit card
       or bank account number unless you know the organization you are giving it to is legitimate. You could be
       putting yourself at risk of identity theft. For tips on avoiding identity theft, see “Save Your Identity.” (U.S.
       Department of Education)

Don’t Pay for the FAFSA
Several Web sites offer help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a fee. These sites are
not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. We urge you not to pay these sites for
assistance that is provided free elsewhere. The official FAFSA is at www.fafsa.ed.gov and you can get free help
from
     the financial aid administrator at your college;
     the FAFSA’s online help at www.fafsa.ed.gov; and
     the Federal Student Aid Information Center).

If you are asked for your credit card information while filling out the FAFSA online, you are not at the official
government site. Remember, the FAFSA site address has .gov in it! (U.S. Department of Education)



Save Your Identity (Keep Your Information Safe)
How Does Identity Theft Happen?
Criminals gain access to personal data such as names, Social Security numbers, and bank and credit card
information. Using the stolen data, the criminal can fraudulently obtain credit cards; establish cellular phone
accounts, and more.

Reduce Your Risk When Applying for Aid
   After completing the FAFSA online, exit the application and close the browser; any cookies created during
     your session will be deleted automatically.
   Don’t tell anyone your Federal Student Aid PIN, even if that person is helping you fill out the FAFSA.
   Review your financial aid award documents and keep track of the amounts applied for and awarded.
   Never give personal information over the phone or Internet unless you made the contact. If you have
     questions about a solicitation or about your student loan account, call 1-800-4-FED-AID.
   Federal Student Aid securely stores your information on the National Student Loan Data System. However,
     if you complete or even request a student loan application from a lender, you may be granting the lender
     permission to access your file. Before providing personal information to an organization, review its privacy
     policy.
   Shred receipts and documents with personal information if they are no longer needed.
   Immediately report all lost or stolen identification to the issuer and to the police, if appropriate. (U.S.
     Department of Education)




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Report Fraud and Identity Theft
Report Financial Aid Fraud
A company charging for financial aid advice is not committing fraud unless it doesn’t deliver what it promises. For
more information about financial aid fraud or to report fraud, call the Federal Trade Commission toll free at 1-877-
FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or go to www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.




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