DECEMBER 2010 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
AFS Study Abroad - Scholarship opportunities available. www.afs.org
American Legion - Eagle Scout of the Year
The American Legion annually honors the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year at its National
Convention. The winner of the competition receives a $10,000 scholarship and the three runners-up each
are awarded $2,500 scholarships. Further information is available from Department Adjutants, or the
Americanism and Children & Youth Division. Visit www.legion.org for more details and for an application.
The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the Final Round of the National contest as
follows: 1st place -- $18,000; 2nd place --$16,000; 3rd place -- $14,000.
Each Department (State) winner who is certified into and participates in the first round of the National
Contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each first round winner who advances to and participates in
the second round, but does not advance to the Final Round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship
to pursue education beyond high school.
The scholarships awarded by the National Organization of The American Legion to the three finalists, to
the Department winners, and to the first round winners who are eliminated during the second round of
competition may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Funds for the
scholarships awarded by the National Organization are provided by The American Legion Life Insurance
Fund. In addition to the scholarships award by the National Organization, there are several hundred
scholarships awarded at the discretion of the intermediate organizations, to participants at Post, District
or County, and Department levels of competition. Visit www.legion.org for more information.
American Legion - Need A Lift Scholarship - for dependents of veterans. This is an oratorical contest.
You must contact your local Legion at www.legion.org for this cornerstone of the American Legion's
Education Assistance Program. This 152 page booklet, updated annually, is a complete financial aid
reference guide for veterans, veterans' dependents and members of The American Legion family. Need a
Lift? contains: Federal and state veterans' benefits; Possible scholarships for veterans and their
dependents; Possible scholarships for Legionnaires and their families; "Tips" on how to apply for
admission to college and assistance with the financial aid process; A comprehensive listing of colleges
and universities, to include: basic information on tuition, room and board cost, and admission and
financial aid deadlines; Information on careers and a bibliography of resource materials.
To receive a copy of "Need a Lift?" Send a $3.95 check or money order to:
Need a Lift?
National Emblem Sales
P.O. Box 1050
Indianapolis, IN 46206
AXA Achievement- One of the nation’s largest corporate providers of scholarships. Visit www.axa-
achievement.com for more information.
The 2010 Burger King Scholars Program- $1,000 scholarships available to all eligible high school
seniors. Log on to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org to apply. Applications are available online through
January 10, 2011
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Captain Joshua Huddy Chapter DAR 2010 Scholarship- $500 scholarship to any young women who
plans on attending an accredited college or university. See Guidance for the application.
Recommendation letter is needed to apply. Application deadlines are from December 5th to January
Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation-The ECI Scholarship Foundation is listed in
numerous directories on financial aid and scholarships. Since its inception in 1968, over $4,000,000 has
been awarded to deserving students across the country through scholarship programs in the publications
Who's Who Among America's High School Student's® and The National Dean's List®. Visit their website
for more details www.ecisf.org.
Jewish War Veterans of the USA Three educational grants available, $500-$1000. Direct descendants of
members living or deceased. Applicants must have been accepted by an accredited College or University,
be in the upper 25 percent of their class and participated in extra curricular activities at school, as well as
the Jewish community. Visit www.jwv.org for more details.
Merit Aid- visit www.meritaid.com for more information
National Society DAR Scholarships- Application deadlines range from January 5, 2011. Stop down
in Guidance to become familiar with the different scholarships that are available, each one is very
*** New Jersey Burglar and Fire Alarm Association- Deadline March 15, 2011
Two Scholarships in the amount of $1500 and $1,000 for highly qualified seniors. Your parent or
guardian must be in active duty for the police or fire. See guidance for details.
***The New Jersey Retirees’ Education Association- DEADINE April 15, 2011
- Four Year Scholarship Award- Elizabeth M Hickman Award- This is a $1, 000 award for any
senior who graduates from a NJ school, top 10% of their class, and has been accepted to a four
- Two year Community College Scholarship Award-This award is for $500 for any senior who
graduates from a NJ school, 2.5 GPA or higher, and has been accepted to a two year institution.
See Guidance for an application.
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship – December 17, 2010 deadline
All NJ college-bound seniors who plan to pursue a career in Accounting are eligible to apply.
GPA of 3.0 or above, or SAT score of 1500/ACT score of 23 recommended. Essay, official
transcript and personal interview required. To apply online visit www.njscpa.org
The New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship - October 1, 2010 deadline for fall and spring
terms – March 1, 2011 deadline for spring term only
This scholarship has been established by the legislature to aid the dependent children and surviving
spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks against the United States on
September 11, 2001, or who died as a result of injuries received in the attacks, or who are missing and
officially presumed dead as a direct result of the attacks. Those incurring the full-time cost of attendance
at an eligible institution, having lost the financial resources of a parent or spouse, are deemed to have
financial need. In 2005-06, qualifying individuals will receive up to $6,500 per academic year, not to
exceed the actual tuition, fees, room and board charged. Scholarship amounts may also change as a result
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of changes in program funding and student’s other available financial assistance. Scholarships will apply
to both in-state and out-of-state institutions. Visit www.hesaa.org for application
Outstanding Scholars Recruitment Program - Designed to encourage students to seek post-secondary
education in NJ. Fifteen state institutions offer renewable scholarships for eligible students. Visit
www.hesaa.org for more information.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Scholarship- Deadline January 31, 2011
For interested students who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the
cause for race relations. Visit www.princeton.edu/PrincetonPrize for more information.
Samsung American Legion Scholarship
Deadline: Normally, the application is submitted to program staff upon arrival at your respective
Boys/Girls State program.
Samsung, a worldwide leader in electronics, endowed a scholarship fund of five million dollars to be
administered by The American Legion. The endowment was made to show appreciation to U.S. veterans
who came to the aid of Korea during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War. “The
Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program” established a series of scholarships derived from
interest and other income from the $5,000,000 principal amount. In 2005, seven $20,000 scholarships
and 91 $1,000 scholarships were awarded. Eligibility: High school juniors who participate in and
complete either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program and be
a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. or a legally adopted child, of a U.S.
wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated
as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion by the United States government: WW I --
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918; WW II -- December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946; Korean War -- June
25, 1950 - January 31, 1955; Vietnam War -- February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975; Lebanon and Grenada --
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984; Panama -- December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 and Persian Gulf War --
August 2, 1990 to cessation of hostilities as determined by the United States government.
Scholarship: The scholarship is for undergraduate study only and may be used for: tuition, books, fees,
and room and board. The selection of the scholarship winners will be based, in part, upon the following
criteria: academic record; involvement in school activities; involvement in community activities;
community service; financial need and additional bonus points in the selection process will be awarded
to descendants of U.S. veterans of the Korean War. Please visit www.legion.org for application.
The SEG Foundation- Apply October, 2010 to March 1, 2011.
The SEG Scholarship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in
applied geophysics and other closely related fields. Interested students can apply online at
Simon Youth Foundation- Deadline December 31, 2010
The program provides one-time awards of $1400 to high school seniors living in communities within an
hour of a Simon Mall, who plan to attend an accredited university two or four year college, technical or
vocational school. Applications are available by visiting Guest Services at the Ocean County Mall or by
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Engineering Scholarships –January 15, 2011
Scholarships from $1,000 -$10,000. Seniors intending to earn a degree in engineering or a related science
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may apply. Official transcript, listing of activities and honors, employment record, essay required. On-
line instructions and applications found at www.sae.org
***Stew Tweed Fisheries and Aquaculture Scholarship Fund- Deadline March 31, 2011
New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, NJMSC/NJSGEP and its New Jersey Sea Grant Extension Program
has established a scholarship fund to honor the memory of Stew Tweed who worked as a Marine Agent
for the New Jersey Sea Grant Extension Service between 1978 and 2005. Two scholarships will be
awarded annually to support one graduating high-school senior ($1,000) and one
undergraduate/graduate student ($1,500) pursuing studies, or an outstanding research or technology
project focusing on fisheries or aquaculture. Visit www.StewTweed.org for an application.
The Survivor Tuition Benefits (STB) Program (formerly Public Tuition Benefits) and Law
Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship Program - October 1, 2010 deadline for fall and spring
terms – March 1, 2011 deadline for spring term only
This program was enacted into law in 1979 to provide tuition for spouses and dependents of law
enforcement officers, fire, or emergency services personnel killed in the line of duty. Eligible recipients
who wish to attend any public institution in the state may enroll free of tuition charges. Recipients may
also attend any independent institution in the state; however, the annual value of the grant cannot exceed
the highest tuition charged at a New Jersey public institution. Visit www.hesaa.org for application
The Veterinary Medicine Education Act of 1971 - Visit www.hesaa.org for deadline and application
Provides for contractual agreements between the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority and
out-of-state schools of veterinary medicine for the acceptance of New Jersey residents who are and have
been residents of the State of New Jersey for twelve consecutive months. Under the terms of the Act, the
schools receive a capitation subsidy toward the cost of education in return for a number of reserved
spaces for New Jersey residents.
WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP- Deadline January 15, 2011
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL WASHINGTON
CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS for STUDENTS COMPLETING TWELFTH (or final high
school year) in 2010 that are planning careers in government service. Visit www.gwcf.org for more
Wells Fargo CollegeSteps Program Scholarship Sweepstakes – Visit
www.wellsfargo.com/collegestops for details on the various drawing dates.
Young Epidemiology Scholars- Deadline February 1, 2011
To enter, students submit a research project that sheds light on a health problem, using the methods
employed by epidemiologists. For information on how to enter go to www.collegeboard.com/yes.
Finalists can receive up to $50,000 in college scholarships.
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