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COSBY SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER November 2011 st Leadership of the 21 Century –$1,000 scholarship is available to four seniors in Chesterfield County who are planning on attending a Virginia public or private 4 year school. Cosby students will compete with students from other high schools in the county. Information is available in the Career Center. See Mrs. Tylus for the application. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2011. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program - The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. Information is available at www.gmsp.org Deadline to apply is January 11, 2012 EDUCATION IS FREEDOM – A scholarship opportunity is available to high school seniors who have shown academic progress and financial need. Information is available at: www.educationisfreedom.com Deadline to apply is January 15, 2012. Lee-Jackson Scholarship. Scholarships vary from $2,000 to $10,000. Criteria: submit outstanding essay on the career, character, or some other aspect of the life of either General Robert E. Lee or General “Stonewall” Jackson, or both. Applications are available at www.lee- jackson.org . Deadline to apply January 11, 2012. SAE Engineering Scholarship Program – Scholarships are available to students planning on pursuing a career in engineering. Information is available at www.students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/undesignated . Deadline to apply is December 1, 2011. USDA 1890 National Scholars Program – Department of Agriculture and the Historically Black Land Grand Institutions will award scholarships to minority students. Information is available at:www.1890scholars.program.usda.gov/elig.html Deadline to apply is January 15, 2012. KFC Colonel’s Scholars - Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors with financial need. Minimum 2.75 GPA, and plan to enroll in a public college or university in your state of residence Information is available at www.kfcscholars.org Deadline to apply is December 1, 2011. Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship – All high school students are eligible to apply. Students must submit application to a local Elks Lodge. Information and applications are available at http://richmondelks.org/scholarships.aspx Deadline to apply is December 2, 2011. Lexus of Richmond Scholarship – Scholarships are available to Richmond area high school seniors based on academics, athletics, leadership, citizenship and community service. Students are nominated and applications are submitted on a weekly basis, and recognition dinner. One winner will be chosen from the weekly candidates, to receive a $10,000 scholarship at the end of the school year. Applications and information is available in the Career Center Students – Just a reminder, Mrs. Doran, from GRASP, is here on Tuesdays through April, to help students and parents with financial aid questions. If you would like to meet with her, please sign up in the Career Center.
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