"Scholarship Opportunities for August 2012"
Scholarship Opportunities August 2012 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Eligible students are 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students, who are legal resident of the U.S., and are currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months. Applicants should write an essay on one of the following topics: “Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?”, or “Describe your academic or career goals” or on any other topic of their choice. Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. Scholarship application for spring 2012 is available from January 1 to July 31, 2012. Fall Competition will be available from August 1 - December 31, 2012. Award: First place: $1,000. DEADLINE: Spring: July 31, 2012. Fall: December 31, 2012. APPLICATION: http://www.gkscholarship.com Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest The Lincoln Foundation offers this competitive essay scholarship for full time undergraduate students, enrolled in an American college or university during the spring 2012 semester. Scholarship is not open to high school students. There is no application form for the contest. Students should be U.S. Citizen. The topic essay is: “Did Lincoln Free the Slaves?” The essay must be typed, must include a works-cited page or bibliography, and must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words. Essays may be submitted via regular mail or via e-mail. The three winners will be announced at the Lincoln Forum annual meeting in Gettysburg on November 18th. Award: 1st Prize: $1500, 2nd Prize: $750, 3rd Prize: $500. DEADLINE: postmarked by July 31, 2012 APPLICATION: http://www.thelincolnforum.org/scholarship-essay-contest.php Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarships The Foundation will award scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority. At the time of application students must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to their degree. Applicants must be US or Canadian citizen. The scholarship application will be available on June 12th through July 31st. Students may apply for any of the four scholarships available from the Foundation if they meet the eligibility requirements. The scholarships are: Foundation for Global General Scholarship, Banks Family Scholarship, and Diversity Abroad/GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship. At the time of applying for any of the Foundation scholarships, you must be enrolled in a North American college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned. (The exception to this requirement is the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Internship Scholarship). In addition to the general eligibility requirements, applicants may need to meet other eligibility requirements depending on the scholarship for which they are applying. DEADLINE: Julio 31, 2012 (For programs from September 1 through December 31, 2012) APPLICATION: http://foundationforglobalscholars.org Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) Eligible students must be residents of the State of Florida, from one of the following groups: African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native, must be newly admitted into a teacher education program at any of FFMT's participating universities/colleges, be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in Education, and have earned 60 credit hours or an AA degree (but not have exceeded 18 hours of upper division education courses at the time of application). Special consideration is given to community college graduates. Applications must be turned into the primary contact at the institution the student is attending or desires to attend. Students may be eligible to receive the scholarship for up to two consecutive years. Students receiving the scholarship must attend the Annual Teacher Recruitment and Retention Symposiums and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average and maintain full time enrollment. Upon graduation, recipients are required to teach one year in a Florida public school for each year they received the scholarship. Award: $4,000 (disbursed during the fall and spring semesters). DEADLINE (FALL): August 1, 2012 APPLICATION: http://www.ffmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=54 American Dream Scholarship Through this program, the Miami Dade College covers the in-state portion of tuition for two years of courses (60 college-level credits) for all Miami-Dade high school graduates who qualify. The scholarship covers only in-state tuition and class fees remaining after all other scholarships financial aid, grants, and Florida Prepaid College Plan funds have been applied. The scholarship pays only tuition and class fees and is not disbursable in cash. For students not eligible for in-state tuition, the scholarship covers the in- state tuition portion and eligible class fees if all other requirements are met. Students must currently reside in Miami-Dade County, have earned a standard high school diploma, GED, or home school diploma in Miami Dade County during the May-July 2012 period, have a cumulative high school weighted GPA of 3.00 or above and be ready for college-level courses. Students do not need to be eligible to receive federal financial aid to receive the scholarship. No separated application is required but students must submit all the required materials by the deadline. DEADLINE: August 1, 2012 APPLICATION: No application required. Website: http://www.mdc.edu/main/americandream AWIB Scholarship The Asian Women in Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The scholarship is available to female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or are from Pacific Islander ancestry. Candidates must U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must also have a demonstrated a leadership role in a community endeavor and/or a record of entrepreneurial achievement, be enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award (with at least one semester completed) and have a minimum college GPA of 3.0. Students should complete the AWIB application and provide at least a professional recommendation. The AWIB scholarship award is not need-based. Award: $2,500 DEADLINE: Postmarked on or before August 1, 2012 APPLICATION: http://www.awib.org Digital Innovation Scholarship Inkfarm.com offers this scholarship to help deserving students to achieve their educational goals. They want to support a young person in exploring the infinite opportunities that offers the internet. Scholarship is available to U.S. High School Seniors currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate college degrees. Applicants should write a 500 word essay describing their personal experience with internet entrepreneurship or the importance of new ideas in the digital realm. Topics could include user experience, visual design or any other interesting aspect of digital information. Award: $1000. DEADLINE: August 12, 2012 APPLICATION: http://www.inkfarm.com/Digital-Innovation-Scholarship Arthur and Helen Copeland Scholarships The Arthur E. and Helen Copeland Scholarships are awarded annually to one male (Arthur E. Copeland Scholarship) and one female (Helen Copeland Scholarship). Applicant should be a member of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) who is legally blind and enrolling/enrolled as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year or technical institution or university. Applicants must have participated in USABA sports programs. Consideration will be given to students with good academic records, involvement in civic/extracurricular activities, academic goals/objectives and USABA involvement at various levels. Applicants must be United States citizens. Award: $500. DEADLINE: August 15, 2012 APPLICATION:http://usaba.org/index.php/membership/copeland-scholarship AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest The American Fire Safety Second Chance Scholarship Contest is open to U.S. citizens or legal residents with High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, who wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Winner must enroll or already be enrolled for the spring 2013 session. Applicants should read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" (pdf) or (html) about automatic fire sprinklers, complete registration page with all requested information and take a ten-question multiple-choice test to be eligible for this award. Each entrant is allowed only one opportunity to take the online test. Winners are not based on financial need. Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter. Past winners of AFSA's High School Scholarship Contest or AFSA's Second Chance Scholarship Contest cannot win this contest. Award: 3 scholarships, $1,000 each. DEADLINE: August 22, 2012 APPLICATION: http://www.afsascholarship.org NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship The goal of the Agricultural Aviation Scholarship is to strengthen the aerial application industry by helping NAAA Operators bring new pilots into the profession. Scholarship is to be used for flight training or agricultural related coursework at a university, college, community college or other institution of higher learning. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from the NAAA Operator sponsoring the applicant, an essay of 250 words or less written by the applicant explaining why he or she is deserving of an NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship, and a one-page résumé or list of activities detailing all agricultural and aviation experiences, education and training. Paid employees of NAAA or BASF and immediate members of their families and prior NAAA Agricultural Aviation Scholarship winners are not eligible. Award: one $5,000 scholarship annually. A second scholarship valued at $2,500 could be awarded depending on the pool of applicants. The winner (or winners), will be recognized in December at NAAA’s 46th Annual Convention & Exposition in Savannah, Ga. DEADLINE: Received or postmarked by August 31, 2012 APPLICATION: http://www.agaviation.org/content/agricultural-aviation-scholarship-news All-Around Student Scholarship The Discus Awards rewards all-around high school students for their achievements in three of ten key attributes, offering multiple scholarship opportunities including a $2,000 National All-Around Student Scholarship to a Discus Award winner each month of the school year. Scholarships are available for high school seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen. There are two types of college scholarships students can win through the Discus Awards program: Open Scholarships and Network Scholarships. Open Scholarship currently available is the National All-Around Student Scholarship. Network Scholarship currently available is the Discus Awards. Award: National All-Around Student Scholarship: $2,000. Discuss awards Scholarships: Up to $2,500. August 31st is the deadline for the September 2012 National All-Around Student Scholarship. The final deadline for the 2012-2013 Discus Awards program is May 31, 2013. DEADLINE: August 31, 2012 (for National All-Around Student Scholarship) APPLICATION: http://www.discusawards.com/list-of-scholarships Scholarship Detective Scholarship The Scholarship Detective is a free scholarship search engine awarding two $1,500 college scholarships. To enter just complete this application including a 140 character or less statement on how you plan to use the scholarship money. We will be awarding one scholarship for the best reason and another "second chance" scholarship based on a random drawing of all eligible applications. Winners will be contacted by certified U.S. mail. DEADLINE: August 31, 2012 APPLICATION: http://www.scholarshipdetective.com/scholarship/index.cfm Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students in good academic standing, who demonstrate high financial need. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad. Gilman Scholarship recipients can only receive the scholarship once. The applicant should be applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. The program should be at least four weeks and could be in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. The Online application for spring 2013 study abroad programs opens on August 2012. (The spring application is for study abroad programs beginning between December 15, 2012 and April 15, 2013). DEADLINE: From August 2012 - October 2012. APPLICATION: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 2012 Coca Cola Scholarship This achievement-based scholarship is available to high schools students planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and who are current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents, temporary Residents (in a legalization program), refugees, asylees, Cuban-Haitian entrants or humanitarian parolees and must have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. Applicants may not be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, the Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Awards: 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000. DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted from August 1 to October 31, 2012 APPLICATION: https://www.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=388 SMART Scholarship The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Current high school students are not eligible to apply. The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD, and is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research. Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer. Applicants should be at least 18 years of age as of August 1, 2013, and United States citizens. Nationals and permanent residents are not eligible. An individual with dual citizenship may need to renounce their non US citizenship. Applicants should be in good standing, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, and willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD. Freshman/First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Awards: SMART Scholars receive cash awards from $25,000 to $41,000 per year. They will also receive reimbursement allowance to procure health insurance during their scholarship award period. Participants will receive coverage for a basic student health insurance plan or will be reimbursed for a private health insurance plan up to $1,200 per calendar year, and book allowances. The SMART Scholarship application is scheduled to reopen in August 2012. DEADLINE: From August to December 1, 2012, by 5:00 P.M EST. APPLICATION: http://smart.asee.org The Health Professions Scholarship Program Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) provides tuition assistance and a monthly stipend for students attending or planning to attend school to become physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, clinical psychologists or physician assistants. Students should be U. S. citizens and should be physically qualified for commission as Navy officers. The scholarship pays all educationally required school fees, books, supplies, and equipment. Applications are accepted throughout the year at any time, but the best time to apply for a four year scholarship is the fall before the year you plan to attend professional school. Upon graduation, students are required to join the Navy's active duty team as commissioned officers (with a minimum of three years on active duty). Medical school scholarship students are required to apply for graduate medical education at a military training hospital in the fall of the year prior to graduation. Award: Up to 4 years of tuition (two years for PA master’s degree), and additional school costs covered, as well as a monthly stipend of $2088. DEADLINE: Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. APPLICATION: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/navmedmpte/accessions/pages/healthprofessionsscholarshipprogr am_prospective.aspx TEACH Grant The U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who, in exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, agree to teach as highly qualified teachers for at least four academic years (within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received the award) in public or private elementary or secondary schools that serves students from low income families. Students may receive one or more TEACH Grants to pay for their education Award: up to $4,000 DEADLINE: Varies APPLICATION: Contact the Financial Aid Office at the college where you will be enrolled to find out if they will participate in the TEACH Grant Program For More Information about Scholarships 1. Make an appointment with a Librarian who can help you find more scholarships by calling 305.237.6236 2. Visit the MDC Scholarship Page: www.mdc.edu/scholarships 3. Visit the Financial Aid Office by calling 305.237.6040 http://www.mdc.edu/iac/stud_info/FinancialAid/default.asp Are you interested in receiving an electronic copy of this handout? Do you want to receive a scholarship handout every month? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com The MS Word copy of the handout will be emailed to you for easy access to the application links. Let us know what you think about these handouts. We’d like to improve it. 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