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					                                            Batavia High School
                           SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
          Underclassmen Opportunities Included After Senior Section
                                                   2009-2010
                                                 Updated 10-12-09


SENIORS:

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship:
     WHO: High school seniors who are US citizens
     WHAT: 500 scholarships nationwide, from $1,000 to $15,000 renewable for 4 years
     DEADLINE: Must be in their office by Monday, November 2, 2009 before 9:00 p.m.
     APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: In the Guidance Office or online at scholarships@elks.org

AXA Achievement Scholarship:
     WHO: High school seniors who are active in community or have overcome personal
          challenges, or have led a project that benefits others
     WHAT: One Ohio winner $10,000, then eligible to compete with other state winners
           for 10 additional $15,000 scholarships
     DEADLINE: December 15, 2009
     APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Online at www.axa-achievement.com

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards:
     WHO: High school seniors who have a parent, grand parent, or step parent of an Elk
     WHAT: 250 $4,000 four-year scholarships
     DEADLINE: January 8, 2010
     APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars

GECU Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship:
     WHO: High school seniors who are primary members of the General Electric Credit Union,
          have a minimum 3.0 gpa, are involved in “activities that demonstrate a steadfast
          and long-serving spirit of volunteerism.”
     WHAT: Five non-renewable $2,000 scholarships
     DEADLINE: January 6, 2010 (in their office by 5:00 p.m.)
     APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: In the Guidance Office or online at www.gecreditunion.org
                                (click on “Current Promotions” ad on the home page.)

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarships:
     WHO: High school seniors interested in history, politics, government, or military service
     WHAT: Unspecified number of $1,000 to $7,500 scholarships
     DEADLINE: January 15, 2010
     APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: In the Guidance Office or online at www.gwcf.org

Mensa Foundation Essay Contest Scholarships:
     WHO: High school seniors who will attend college in 2010-11 and write an essay defining his/her
          career, vocational, or academic goals. No minimum gpa required.
     WHAT: Local awards of $500 to $1,500; regional and national awards of $300 to $1,000
     DEADLINE: January 15, 2010
     APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: In the Guidance Office or online at www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships
      Clermont Educational Opportunities Scholarship Information
                       College Access Program
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship                                         10/30/2009
$20,000 award. Seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others. There are three required
essays. Must be a U.S. citizen. $50,000 or less adjusted gross income. Minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained. For more
information go to http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_national.cfm. Check for Ohio-specific scholarships at
http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm.

“Freedom in Academia” Student Essay Contest                                        11/6/2009
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is looking for high school seniors to submit well-written essays (700 –
1,200 words) explaining why freedom of speech and First Amendment rights are crucial to higher education. Essays should explain
how college administrators betray liberty and violate students’ constitutional rights at American colleges and universities as
documented by FIRE in two short documentaries. First-place winner receives $5,000. Go to www.thefire.org/contests for more
information and to enter online.

Helicopter Foundation International                                           11/30/2009
Awards ranging from $650 - $3,000. Several scholarships available to those wanting to work with helicopters as pilots and
maintenance technicians. For more information go to http://www.helicopterfoundation.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1751

AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantages Scholarship                                    12/08/2009
$500 - $2500 award. Open to high school seniors and college freshmen studying architecture at an NAAB accredited program.
Financial need is considered. Must be nominated by school or architect. Go to
http://www.archfoundation.org/aaf/aaf/Programs.Fellowships.htm for more information.

The George Fisher / JPCI Scholarship                                             12/10/2009
$1,500 award. Open to graduating seniors from high school or enrolled high school juniors. Criteria: Must be involved in a cultural
and/or service organization; 2.5 minimum GPA; exemplifies a commitment to cultural awareness, fostering change, and building
relationships; dedication to serving the community; and intending to major in a degree leading to a helping profession (i.e. teaching,
public service, etc.). Go to http://www.juneteenth-fortsmith.org/public-scholarship.shtml for more information.

Foreclosure.com Scholarships                                                       12/31/2009
Awards up to $5,000. Available to all incoming freshman and current college students. Foreclosure.com is looking for the most
creative ideas on how to solve the current foreclosure crisis. The best five plans will be sent to Congress. The winners will also
receive cash prizes in the form of scholarships, as well as see their submissions published on Foreclosure.com. More information and
applications are available online at: http://www.foreclosure.com/education/scholarship/index.html

Dr. Seuss’s OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! College Scholarship                         2/15/2010
This scholarship will recognize a high school senior who understands and values the limitless possibilities that education can offer
with a $5,000 scholarship award. Students should submit an original literary composition, typed, double-spaced, and no longer than
one page (500 words) with a minimum font size of 12 pts.Essay Question: Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Delivers an
important message about the chances and troubles that life presents. Thinking about the book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”, what
kind of opportunities and challenges do you think your education will present in the future? Please go to www.ohtheplaces.org for
more information.

Senior Helpers Annual Scholarship                                                  2/15/2010
$250 scholarships. This scholarship will be presented to 2 high school seniors in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties.
The scholarship is open to all high school seniors, but will favor those students who volunteer or work in some capacity with senior
citizens. Please visit www.cincyseniorhelpers.com for the application and more information.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
There are many scholarships of varying award amounts and deadlines. Scholarships available for both community colleges and
universities. For more information and list of scholarships go to http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=428 and
http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=424


Straightforward Media Teacher Scholarship Program                     Awarded every 3 months
$500 scholarship. Awarded exclusively to students who will become teachers. Essay required. See website for more
information and to apply online. http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/education/

Vocational-Technical Scholarship Program                                Awarded every 3 months
$500 scholarship. See website for more information and to apply online. http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/votech/

Nelnet Scholarships                                                      Weekly Awards
Leading education finance company offers high school seniors an opportunity to enter a weekly drawing for a $1,000
scholarship. Information is available at http://www.nelnet.net. Students must register to be eligible.

American Cancer Society Ohio Division's Survivor Scholarship Program
Awards vary. Applicants must meet the following criteria: resident of Ohio, U.S. citizen, diagnosed with cancer before age 21, under
age 25 at the time of application, plan to attend an accredited university or community college in U.S. More information and
Applications are available at: www.cancer.org/ohiogrants or call 1-888-2276446 ext. 8405 or 8409

Americorps / City Year
$4,725 award amounts. City Year is looking for students between the ages of 17 to 24 who are willing to spend 10 months working in
community service, leadership development and civic engagement. After the 10 months, student will be given the amount shown to
help pay pack any student loans or costs. More information is available at: www.cityyear.org
You can apply by contacting the headquarters nearest to the city where you would like to work.

Discover Colleges Scholarship Drawing
Free private college information as well as a $2500 private college scholarship drawing. www.discovercolleges.com

Christian Connector Scholarship Drawing
Log onto www.christianconnector.com to request information about Christian colleges and universities and automatically
be entered in a $2,500 scholarship drawing.

Orphan Foundation of America
$5000 award towards unmet tuition needs on a one-time-only, first-served basis. Scholarship for students of color who
can verify their status as having aged out of the US foster care system. Online application at
www.orphan.org/casey_family_scholarships.html

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships
GPA 2.5, need-based, family income must be less than $30,000. Go to website for more information.
www.salliemaefund.org

SEMA Scholarship Program (Automotive Studies Programs)
$1000-$4000 awards. Scholarship assistance available to those pursuing careers in the Specialty Automotive Industry (2-
year and 4-year programs). Requirements: 2.5 GPA, application. Visit guidance office for more information or go to
www.sema.org/scholarships

William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
(12) $3000 renewable scholarships awarded based on financial need and awarded only to OHIO students. Eligibility:
Complete FAFSA form; minimum 3.2 GPA; highly motivated to attend and complete college degree. Letters of
recommendation, accurate copies of the SAR, and essay and notarized signatures required. NOTE: Application process
is extensive and more information can be found on website.
http://www.wmd-squires-foundation.org




                                       SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES
               Ohio Board of Regents: State-Funded Financial Aid http://www.regents.state.oh.us
                             KnowHow2Go Ohio: http://www.knowhow2goohio.org
                     U.S. Dept. of Education: FAFSA on the web: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
                       Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid: http://www.oasfaa.org
            American College Testing (ACT) – Information for Life’s Transitions: http://www.act.org
                    College Board: College Board SAT online: http://www.collegeboard.org
                             Ohio College Access Network: http://www.ohiocan.org
                           College Entrance & Scholarship: http://www.peterson.com
                     FastWeb: Free Scholarship Search Service: http://www.fastweb.com
                   Scholarships.com Scholarship Search Database: www.scholarships.com
                          School Soup Scholarship Database:       www.schoolsoup.com
              Ohio Tuition Trust Authority: Saving for College: http://www.collegeadvantage.com
         DAR National Society Scholarship Program: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm
           College Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/ld.phtml
                Greater Cincinnati Foundation: http://www.cincinnatischolarshipfoundation.org
    College Scholarships for Hispanic High School Students: http://www.hsf.net/scholarships/seniors.php
         College Scholarships for Native American High School Students: http://www.collegefund.org
             The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)         www.apiasf.org/
                         African-American Scholarships      www.blackcollegedollars.org




               ACT and SAT College Entrance Exam Information

                                       ACT/CEEB Code 360-335

ACT:
Register online at www.actstudent.org
2009-10 ACT Test Dates
         Test Date                      Registration Deadline                            (Late Fee Required)

       October 24, 2009                      September 18, 2009                       September 19 – October 2, 2009

      December 12, 2009                        November 6, 2009                           November 7 – 20, 2009

      February 6, 2010**                        January 5, 2010                            January 6 – 15, 2010

        April 10, 2010                          March 5, 2010                               March 6 – 19, 2010

        June 12, 2010                            May 7, 2010                                 May 8 – 21, 2010




08-09 FEES

ACT (No Writing)         $32.00
ACT Plus Writing           47.00
Late Fee                 21.00
Stand-by Fee              41.00
Change Fee (test center or date change)          $20.00
Additional Score Reports                         9.00
        (Up to 4 sent included in basic fee)



SAT:
Register online at www.collegeboard.com

2009-10 SAT Test Dates
2009-10                    Test                         Regular Registration Deadline
Test Dates                                              (postmark/submit by)

   October 10, 2009          SAT & Subject Tests                  September 9, 2009

  November 7, 2009           SAT & Subject Tests                   October 1, 2009

  December 5, 2009           SAT & Subject Tests                  October 30, 2009

   January 23, 2010          SAT & Subject Tests                  December 15, 2009

   March 13, 2010                 SAT only                         February 4, 2010

     May 1, 2010             SAT & Subject Tests                   March 25, 2010

     June 5, 2010            SAT & Subject Tests                    April 29, 2010


2009-10 FEES

SAT Reasoning Test $45.00
Late Fee              23.00
Stand-by Fee           38.00
Change Fee (test center or date change)        $22.00
Additional Score Reports                     9.50
        (Up to 4 sent included in basic fee)

				
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