Updated 2/23/10 FEBRUARY 2010 SCHOLARSHIPS Early February Colorado Masons’ Benevolent Fund Scholarship – must be attending college in Colorado; applications found in counseling office; must participate in an interview with the local Masons in Rocky Ford before application is official, then must be postmarked by March 7 Early February Colorado Masons’ Benevolent Fund Vocational Grants – must be attending an approved vocational training program in Colorado; applications found in counseling office; must participate in an interview with the local Masons in Rocky Ford before application is official, then must be postmarked by March 15. February 1 University of Northern Colorado On-Line Scholarship Deadline. By filling out this on-line application, you are applying for numerous scholarships. See counseling office for more info or go to www.unco.edu/OFA/scholarships/undergrad/. February 1 Burger King Scholars Program – $1000 scholarship. Must have 2.5 GPA, work part-time average of 10 hours/week, active in community service activities, financial need; to apply, go to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bkspl; access key: BKS. February 1 CU-Boulder Presidents Leadership Class – application found at www.presidentsleadershipclass.org; candidates must demonstrate achievement in four areas: intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, commitment outside of self, and community involvement. February 1 Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation Scholarships – numerous scholarships – one scholarship application can be used to apply for up to three different scholarships; app found in counseling office, or go to http://www.esaintl.com/ESAF/scholarship_application2009.html. February 1 Richie’s Spirit Foundation - $1,000 scholarship given to a student who shows leadership, character and initiative in school and community affairs and academic achievement. Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply. Application in counseling office, or go to http://www.richiesspirit.org/Scholarship.html. February 3 Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship may be used at any post-secondary private technical trade school or college that is a member of the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools (see list in counseling office). Must have a minimum of “B” average, be planning to enroll full time, and be accepted at the institution during the year for which the scholarship is to be awarded. Application in counseling office. February 10 KFC Colonel’s Scholars – GPA 2.75 or higher, pursuing a bachelor’s degree, attend either a 2-year or 4-year public, in-state college or university, US citizen; students must apply online at www.kfcscholars.org. Updated 2/23/10 February 12 Southeast Colorado Power Association Scholarship – student’s parents must be a member of Southeast Colorado Power Association, plan to attend a two or four year college; application found in the counseling office or online at www.secpa.com under the community tab. February 12 Tri-State Generation and Transmission Scholarship – same application and criteria as the Southeast Colorado Power Association Scholarship listed above. Application found in counseling office, or at www.secpa.com. February 12 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship – GPA 3.8, student’s parents must be a member of Southeast Colorado Power Association, plan to attend a two or four year college; application found in the counseling office, or at www.secpa.com. February 15 Best Buy @15 Scholarship Program – One thousand $1,000 scholarships will be given. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, volunteerism efforts and work experience. Go to www.bestbuy.com/scholarships or www.at15.com. February 15 AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - $2000 scholarship. Qualifications include ambition, drive, determination to set and reach goals and ability to succeed in college. Must describe an outstanding accomplishment achieved in a non-academic activity. Download application at www.axa-achievement.com. More information in counseling office. February 15 (DAR) Pittinger American History Scholarship - $2,000/year scholarship for a student who will be focusing on American history or American government while in college. Application in counseling office. February 15 (DAR) Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship - A $2,000 Scholarship awarded to a student whose mother is a current, dues-paying member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Application in counseling office. February 15 Colorado Society of CPA’s Accounting Scholarship – must major in accounting in Colorado, 3.0 GPA; application available in counseling office. February 16 Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship – Minimum GPA of 2.7. Ideal applicant is an exemplary role model in his or her community, has the initiative to fulfill educational goals, and has financial need. Application found in counseling office, or go online to www.rmhc.org for more information. February 16 Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship – must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage; a GPA of at least 2.7, leadership qualities and financial need. Application found in counseling office, or go online to www.rmhc.org for more information. Updated 2/23/10 February 24 Ian James (Wally) Wallace Scholarship Fund – Student must be committed to furthering his or her education in the field of arts and sciences. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship is $1,500 to be used in the first year of college. Application in counseling office or log onto http://www.ianjameswallace.org/?p=application. February 28 LEAD Foundation Scholarship - scholarship for students with specific learning disabilities and AD/HD; must have a documented, specific learning disability, 2.8 GPA; application found in counseling office. No particular deadline (the sooner, the better) UNC BIOTA program – must be admitted to UNC and major in biological science, program based on merit; for the application form go to www.unco.edu/biology Updated 2/23/10 March 2010 Scholarships March 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – All colleges use this to determine eligibility for federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, other grants, loans and work-study. Must have 2009 tax returns completed in order to fill form out. See counseling office ASAP for information, or go to www.fafsa.edu.gov. March 1 Mesa State Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadline – Online application available at www.mesastate.edu/scholarships. March 1 Colorado State University Pueblo Scholarship Deadline – Application available at www.colostate-pueblo.edu/SFS/Pages/default.aspx. March 1 Colorado State University Fort Collins Scholarships – Application at http://sfs.colostate.edu/scholarships/csuscholarshipapplication.aspx. March 1 Colorado State University Fort Collins First Generation Award – This is a separate application from the regular on-line application. You are eligible to apply if you are attending CSU Fort Collins in Fall 2010, have financial need based on your FAFSA, have the potential for academic success and neither of your parents has a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Application in counseling office or go to www.fga.casa.colostate.edu. March 1 Oklahoma Panhandle State University – Students with an ACT of 18 or above are eligible to apply for these scholarships if they are accepted for admission at OPSU. See the counselor’s office for application or go to: www.opsu.edu. March 1 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – Application available at http://finaidse.uccs.edu/. Must be accepted for admission before you can start on the application. March 1 Adams State College – Foundation Scholarships available by using the Adams State Application. Go online to http://www.adams.edu/finaid/foundation_schol_application.pdf or see counseling office for more information. March 1 CESDA Diversity Scholarship Program – Must be a first generation college student, or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, and/or show financial need. Must have a GPA of 2.8 to apply. Other criteria include leadership, community service, academic goals and financial need. Application in counseling office, or online at http://www.cesda.org/documents/CESDA2010.doc. March 1 Colorado County Clerks Association - $500 Scholarship with the following requirements: 3.25 GPA, community involvement with an interest in government, business or political science, financial need or hardship. Three copies of application must be received by (not postmarked by) March 1. Application in counseling office. March 1 National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship – Up to $1,000 given to help with tuition in a construction-related field. Male or female students may apply! Application in counseling office. Updated 2/23/10 March 1 Vision for Colorado Scholarship for Northeastern Junior College - Must be accepted to Northeastern Junior College, have a 3.0 GPA, and fill out the FAFSA. Details in counseling office, or go to www.njc.edu. March 2 American Council of the Blind Scholarship – Must be legally blind with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above. Must enroll full or part time in an academic, vocational or certificate program after graduation. Application in counselor’s office. March 5 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Scholarship (SAMMY) – recognizes students who excel in academics, athletics, leadership and community service. See counseling office or look online for more information. Apply online at: bodybymilk.com. March 12 Robert H. Gerler Memorial Scholarship Application – This scholarship may be used at the college of your choice. Application in counseling office. March 12 Colorado School of Mines E-days Scholarship – Provides full in-state tuition for 4 years. Must be accepted for admission and planning to attend Mines. Application in counselor’s office. March 12 **FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS ONLY** Frontiers of Science Institute - A summer science program at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Dates are June 13 – July 23, 2010. Extended deadline is April 16, 2010, but get application in by March 12 for first round consideration. Information in counseling office. March 15 Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants Scholarship – having a Mayflower ancestor is NOT a requirement; must write a 750 word essay on topic provided in application; application found in the counseling office. March 15 Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association Scholarship – Two $500 awards to students majoring in agriculture at a 2 –year or 4- year college in the 2010-2011 year. Selection is based on scholarship, activities and interest in agriculture. Application is in counseling office. March 15 Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program – Recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who help make their communities a better place. Must be nominated online by anyone over 18 at: www.kohlskids.com. See counselor’s office for more information. March 15 **Sophomore girls only**: 2010 Dottie Lamm Award – Must have volunteer experience in your community and a strong academic record. More information in counseling office, or go to www.wfco.org. March 15 Regis University Collins Stewart Scholarship Opportunity – For students who live within eastern Colorado. Must be accepted at Regis University, and must demonstrate ability, academic achievement, character and the desire to use their education for the service of others. Application in counseling office. Updated 2/23/10 March 19 IBC Education Foundation Scholarship – must be planning to attend a Colorado college, junior college or vocational school. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Student or parents must have an account already established at an IBC member bank. See counseling office for questions and application. March 26 Bob Piper Construction Education Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship to encourage further education in the construction industry. Includes, but is not limited to the following fields: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, masonry, painting, carpentry, architecture, construction management, etc. Minimum GPA of 2.0. Application in counseling office. March 31 Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship – must have a parent who was killed or permanently disabled through a work-related accident or by occupational disease during the course of employment with a Colorado- based employer. Must demonstrate financial need. Come to the counseling office for more information, or go to www.pinnacol.com/foundation. March 31 Pike’s Peak Section: Society of Women Engineers Scholarship For female Colorado High School seniors who intend to enroll in engineering or computer science in college. Must have high academic ability, show an interest in math and science and be involved in school and community activities. Application in counselor’s office. March 31 Pike’s Peak Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – $500 scholarship for students who are going to major in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Sciences at a four–year college. Application in counseling office or go to: www.ieee.org/pikespeak. March 31 Colorado Education Association Ethnic Minority Scholarship – Four $1,000 scholarships will be offered to ethnic minority high school seniors whose parents are CEA members. May obtain application at www.coloradoea.org. More information in counseling office. March 31 US Bank Internet Scholarship Program – Random drawing, open to all graduating students. Apply online at www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm. March 31 Anycollege.com – random scholarship drawing; go to www.anycollege.com and click on the “Win a Scholarship” link Updated 2/23/10 April 2010 Scholarships April 1 Ted Jung Memorial Scholarship Application – To be used at OJC only. Ted Jung was a graduate of both Swink High School and OJC. He passed away in 2009. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 to apply. Application is in counseling office. April 1 Otero County 4-H Foundation Scholarship –$500 Scholarship will be provided to an outstanding 4-H youth. Must be planning to enroll full-time at a vocational, junior, community college or university in Colorado. Selection based on academics, 4-H accomplishments and community involvement. Must have been in 4-H in Otero County for at least 5 years, with 2 of those years being after your 14th birthday. Application in counseling office. April 1 Arkansas Valley Cattlewomen – Agricultural scholarship. Application in counseling office. April 1 CollegeInvest Service Scholarship – a $6,000 random scholarship drawing; must attend a Colorado 2 or 4-year college or vocational school, complete the FAFSA with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less, and commit to 40 hours of the designated service-to- children community organizations; apply online at www.collegeinvest.org/Scholarships April 1 CollegeInvest Opportunity Scholarship – a $1,000 random scholarship drawing; must attend a Colorado 2 or 4-year college or vocational school, complete the FAFSA with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less; apply online at www.collegeinvest.org/Scholarships. . April 2 Tri-County Housing Scholarship for OJC Students – Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Essay and letters of recommendation required. Mail by March 29 so application is there by April 2. Application in counseling office. April 2 East Otero Conservation District Scholarship – $500 Scholarship. Preference given (but not limited to) students majoring in agriculture related fields. Application in counseling office. April 2 American Public Health Association “Get Ready” Scholarship – Must write an essay on preparing for an emergency. More information in counseling office, or go to www.getreadyforflu.org. April 15 Earl “E.J.” Conley Memorial Scholarship Application – Must be a full time OJC student pursuing a major in history or political science, OR participating in athletics at OJC, OR participating as a member of Associated Student Government. Application in counseling office. April 15 Otero Junior College Academic Scholarship– Qualifying students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA after 7 semesters of high school. The scholarship covers $1,000 per semester. Application in counseling office. Updated 2/23/10 April 15 OJC Math, Science and Technology Scholarship – For students who will be attending OJC for the fall 2010 semester and majoring in math or science. This scholarship will pay $1,000 towards tuition and $150.00 towards college related expenses per semester. Application in counseling office. April 15 OJC “The Arts” Scholarship - For graduating seniors who plan to attend OJC full time and major in an area of the arts (graphic, theatre, dance, history, political science, speech, literature or foreign language.) Must have GPA of at least 3.0. Application in counseling office. April 15 Jose “Chinky Gonzales Memorial Scholarship – Scholarship will be awarded to an Arkansas Valley High School graduate who is of Hispanic origin and will be attending OJC on a full-time basis. Application in counseling office. April 15 OJC Cecil Colley Scholarship - $2,500 scholarship. First priority will be given to students who are majoring in engineering or physical science with the intent of obtaining an Associate of Science degree at OJC. Students in other areas may apply. Application in counseling office. April 15 Cibrowski Family Foundation Scholarships – Eligible students must be majoring in engineering or chemistry at The University of Denver or Colorado School of Mines. Based on academic achievement, community service & work ethic. Minimum ACT scores of 25 on English/ 29 on Math required, along with a GPA of 3.5. Application is in counseling office. April 15 Jo Lynn Dutton Peters Memorial Scholarship - Applicant must be a full-time female student planning to attend OJC. Must be a graduate of La Junta, Swink or Cheraw High Schools. Application in counseling office. April 16 SSG Justin Vasquez Memorial Scholarship – Three $500 scholarships will be awarded. Given to a resident of Otero or Crowley County. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must write an essay on the subject, “This is Me: Past, Present, Future.” Application in counseling office. April 16 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship- Eligibility criteria include Latino student with consistent, active participation in community service activities, strong writing skills and financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA. Information available in counseling office or go online to www.chci.org/scholarships. April 22, by 10 am Adams State College Judith Richardson Visual Art Scholarship – Must have at least 2 of the following: minimum GPA of 2.5, ACT Score of 19 or higher, rank in upper 2/3 of class. Must submit a portfolio of six pieces of artwork. See application in counseling office for details. April 26 Essay Contest on Ayn Rand’s Novel The Fountainhead – Open to 11th and 12th graders. Write an essay from one of the suggested topics; details are located in the counseling office; submit your essay online at: www.aynrand.org/contests. Updated 2/23/10 April 30 Dallas Smith Chapter of the National Honor Society Scholarship – Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA and have financial need. Any senior who will be attending college in Fall 2010 and meets these two qualifications can apply. Application is in the counseling office. April 30 Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Scholarship - $2,500 Scholarship to a senior who will be attending college in Colorado in the fall. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Application must include a resume, a 1000 word essay and a letter of recommendation. Please see counselor’s office for application. Updated 2/23/10 May 2010 Scholarships May 1 Team CollegeInColorado Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship to be used at a Colorado college. Must attend a Team CIC Presentation and then write an essay based on the presentation.
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