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BOLTON HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE UPDATE January 25st, 2010 Scholarships: The Capitol Scholarship Program (Hartford, CT) provides state grants to help talented and needy students pay for college. The grant is primarily funded by the State of Connecticut and may also include federal funds from the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) grant or the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) grant. All inquiries and applications should be directed to the Capitol Scholarship Program, Connecticut Department of Higher Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860/947-1855). Applications are available in the CRC. Deadline is February 15, 2010. Blue Star Mothers of America, Middlesex County (Cromwell, CT) annually awards two scholarships to a male and female high school senior going on to a 4 year college and who have a parent who is serving or who has served in the military. The deadline for receiving completed applications is April, 1, 2010. Applications are available at http://blog.middlesexcountybluestarmothers.org and in the CRC. Hartford Whalers Booster Club (Hartford, CT) is pleased to announce their scholarship for $1,000 for a graduating Connecticut high school student attending a four-year college with intentions of playing hockey at the collegiate level. This scholarship is administered by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The application may be accessed from whalerwatch.com. Once you go to the website, scroll down the front page to "HWBC Scholarship" and click on there, then follow the instructions. Application deadline is March 1, 2010. The University of Connecticut’s Women’s Center is pleased to announce the granting of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award for the sixteenth year. The Scholarship was established in 1992 to honor a current UCONN undergraduate or graduate student (who will be enrolled for the Fall 2010 semester) or high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, who has demonstrated a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school. Information can be found at http://womenscenter.uconn.edu/Application_10.pdf. Applications are due February 26, 2010. Governor’s Coalition for Youth with Disabilities (Hartford, CT) is now accepting applications for their 2010 scholarship program for Connecticut’s graduating seniors with disabilities. Application specifics can be directed to Doralis Hernaiz at 860-418-6043 Mass Mutual (Springfield, MA) will award 40 scholarships of up to $5,000 per year for 4 years to graduating seniors who are strongly interested in pursuing careers in business, financial services or informational technology. For more information visit; communityfoundation.org/massmutual/ Application deadline is March 31, 2010. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts will be awarding a total of $50,000 to 22 eligible high school seniors. Applications are available in the CRC and must be submitted by February 16, 2010. For more information call Sarah Melnitsky at (860) 659-0514. SBM Charitable Foundation Inc. (Manchester, CT) Applications are now available for college scholarships for the 2010 - 2011 academic year from the SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Foundation annually gives scholarships in amounts up to $5000 per year to help fund undergraduate study at institutions of higher learning in Connecticut. Applications are available at the Foundation web site: www.sbmfoundation.org. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2010. Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA) is looking for applicants to apply for their Distinguished Scholars Award. This is an $18,000 award that is renewed annually. To apply you must be nominated by your guidance counselor and complete and return all forms by February 1, 2010. Qualifying information is available in the CRC. Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT) Scholarship for University Singers. Membership in the University Singers and a 2.8 overall GPA is required to remain on scholarship. Students receiving this award will have half-tuition paid by the university for four years. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2010. Scholarship information available in the CRC The Portuguese Foundation is now seeking applicants for their 2010 Scholarship Program. The application is available online at pfict.org. The submission deadline is March 15, 2010. For more information call (860) 236-9350 The Cindy Dimenstein Scholarship provides college funds for high school seniors who have been personally affected by breast cancer. For more information regarding deadlines and qualifications go to cbccf.org Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford offers several scholarships to Greater Hartford area Jewish high school seniors. All of their scholarships are listed in the directory published by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as well as on their website jcfhartford.org Proton Energy System (Wallingford, CT) is launching a 1 million dollar scholarship program aimed at high school seniors across the nation. The Proton Energy Scholarship will recognize and award high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and promise in the field of science or technology. Deadline for applications is February 10, 2010. Visit ProtonEnergyScholarship.org The American Fire Sprinkler Association announces their 2010 essay scholarship competition. Essays must be 500-800 words and address the topic, “what is the future of fire sprinkler systems?” Essay deadline is March 13, 2010. See details at afsascholarship.org University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) applicants with a proven history of leadership should consider applying for the university’s Leadership in Service Scholarship. The scholarship is February 15, 2010. For more information contact Kathy McEuen Harmon in Financial Aid and Student Success at email@example.com. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (Hartford, CT) is happy to announce that the Greater Hartford College Scholarship Directory is now available online. hfpg.org/scholarship. This resource lists over 100 scholarships that CT residents may be eligible to apply for. Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance announces the seventh annual Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship competition. The winning applicant receives $1,000 for his/her freshman year of college and the opportunity to receive $6,500 over four years by meeting academic and professional goals. Deadline for applications is January 25, 2010. Application forms are available at ctsportswriters.org Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Deadline, June 24, 2010. Amount of award, $500.00. Babson College (Babson Park, MA) The Weissman is a full-tuition scholarship, plus support for research, stipends for travel, and seed money to start a business venture or pursue a global service project. The application is available online at weissmanscholars.org Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) is pleased to announce its Lerman-Neubauer Fellowship Program. Those accepted into the program will be a select group of scholars who, once matriculated, will enjoy an enhanced, personalized, and stimulating experience at one of the nation’s finest institutions. All top applicants to Brandeis will be automatically considered for this fellowship. A detailed brochure is available in the CRC. Burger King’s Have it Your Way Foundation is seeking applicants for its scholars program. Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 which may be used for educational expenses, such as tuition fees and books, during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. See haveityourwayfoundation.org for applicant criteria. Applications are due February 1, 2010. Information Sessions/Open Houses: Hartt School, University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT) will be holding on-campus auditions for Music, Dance and Theater January 29 & 31, 2010, and February 12 & 13, 2010. Opportunities: College Preparation Financial Aid Checklist This checklist provides foundational information for any students who is applying to college and who will also be applying for financial aid. You can download a PDF of the checklist at FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/collprep. Tuition Break, for New England Residents Come to the CRC and pick up the Tuition Break brochure. How does Tuition Break work? Residents of a particular New England state are eligible for an approved major at certain out-of-state New England public colleges, when none of the in-state public colleges offer a comparable program. Local Scholarships Many Bolton businesses, civic organizations, as well as families, have generously contributed to scholarships for students at Bolton High School. One application needs to be completed in order to try for one or more of these local scholarships. The application is available in the Guidance office and the Career Resource Center. The deadline to apply is April 27, 2010.
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