Docstoc

One-Fifteen

Document Sample
One-Fifteen Powered By Docstoc
					1




                         One-Fifteen
                          Scholarship newsletter
                                                                   October 15, 2009
                                                                       Vol. 2, No. 4

US BANK SCHOLARSHIPS – RANDOM DRAWINGS!!!
       US Bank will be offering forty $1,000 scholarships in random drawings
throughout the school year. All seniors need to do is register for the drawings at
www.usbank.com/studentloans. There are no essays, no GPA criteria, etc. Just sign up.

HORATION ALGER – ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
       The Horatio Alger Illinois Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to
students in the State of Illinois who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in
overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Twenty five
$5,000 scholarships will be presented to high school seniors who meet the criteria of
having a 2.0 or higher GPA, showing financial need, being involved in extra-
curricular activities, and being an IL resident. Go to
www.horatioalger.org//scholarships/apply.cfm for more information and to apply.
Application deadline: October 30, 2009.

COCA COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION
        The Coca Cola Scholars Foundation is once again looking for well-rounded
seniors for their scholarship program. Applicants are evaluated on leadership,
commitment to community, academic achievement, and employment. Minimum
GPA requirement is 3.0. For more information and to apply, go to www.coca-
colascholars.org/cokeWeb/index.jsp. Application deadline: October 31, 2009.

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
       Emory University in Atlanta, GA is offering a merit-based scholarship program.
Scholarships range from 2/3rd tuition to full tuition including room, board, and fees.
Qualified seniors will have displayed academic achievement, extra-curricular
involvement, and contributions to their community. You need to be nominated for this
scholars program. If you are interested in Emory University and this program, see Mr.
Wherley for more details. Nomination deadline: November 1, 2009.
2


GOIZUETA BUSINESS SCHOOL-EMORY UNIVERSITY
       The Goizueta Business School at Emory University is presenting a new Scholars
Program. Scholarships will range from 2/3rd tuition to full tuition and fees.
Scholarship candidates are those who have demonstrated interest in business, have
displayed leadership qualities, and have completed community service activities. You
need to be nominated for this scholarship program. If you are interested see Mr. Wherley
for more information. Nomination deadline: November 1, 2009.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION – MOST VALUABLE STUDENT
        The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the
highest-rated applicants in the 2010 competition. Applicants will be judged on
scholarship, leadership, and financial need. You do not need to be an Elks club
member or descendant of a member. This is a nation-wide competition, but local lodges
use the information on this application for their own scholarship programs. Go to
www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm for the application. Application deadline:
November 2, 2009.

    NATIONAL ASSOC. OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
        The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created by the National
Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial to honor both
middle level and high school students for outstanding acts of community service. To
complete the application go to www.prudential.com/spirit or
www.principals.org/prudential (access key: SPIRIT). Once the form has been completed
online, it must be printed out, signed and submitted to Mr. Willett by November 2, 2009.

FIRE’S FREEDOM IN ACADEMIA ESSAY CONTEST
       FIRE’S mission is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges
and universities. In this essay contest, you are to view two short videos on their website,
and write a brief response as to how the individuals’ constitutional rights were violated.
Go to www.thefire.org to view the videos and submit your essay. Essay deadline:
November 6, 2009.

IL DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS – LINCOLNLAND LEGENDS
        Lincolnland Legends, an Illinois Dollars for Scholars scholarship program is
available to any IL high school junior or senior. This essay contest asks students to
honor a leader who has made an impression upon them and has made a significant
difference in their community. Nineteen winners will be selected for a $4,000
scholarship. The top essay will get $12,000 and the second place winner will get $8,000.
For more information, go to www.illinoisdollarsforscholars.org or see Mr. Wherley.
Essay deadline: December 1, 2009.



ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS – ROBERT G PORTER
SCHOLARSHIP
3


       The IFT Robert G Porter Scholarship will select two winners to receive $6,000
towards the cost of college at a PUBLIC university in Illinois. Applicants must be
children of currently employed, active IFT members in good standing or of deceased
members who were in good standing. Applicants must also have a 3.0 GPA. See Mr.
Wherley for the application. Application deadline: December 4, 2009.

IEA-NEA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
        The IEA-NEA has established a scholarship program that is open to all
children/legal wards of current IEA-NEA members. All children/legal wards of
deceased, divorced, or IEA-Retired members are eligible to apply as long as they plan to
pursue a career in teaching. Recipients must be pursuing an education-related field in
Illinois. Applications are available at http://illinoiseducationassociation.org/featured/iea-
education-scholarship/. Postmark deadline: December 4, 2009.

PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP AWARD
        The National Association of Secondary School Principals is recognizing
outstanding student leaders. Over $125,000 in scholarships will be awarded to deserving
seniors across the country. Criteria include being in the top 20% of your class and
displaying leadership characteristics. You must be nominated for this opportunity.
See Mr. Willett for more information. Nomination deadline: December 4, 2009.

AXA FOUNDATION – AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
        The AXA Achievement Scholarship is for students who set and reach ambitious
goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and who
have respect for self, family, and community. Scholarships valued at $10,000 will be
given to 52 students and 10 national winners will get an additional $15,000. Go to
www.axa-achievement.com . Application deadline: December 15, 2009.

ILLINOIS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
         The Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) will be offering seven $1,250
scholarships to the sons/daughters of an electric cooperative member who resides in
Illinois, or who is a member of an Illinois electric cooperative, and who is currently
receiving services from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is
submitted. For more information and to apply, go to
www.eeca.coop/AIEC%20Scholarship.html. Application deadline: January 1, 2010.

SANGAMON VALLEY MENSA
       The American Mensa Education and Research Foundation has a number of
scholarship awards available. Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer
than 550 words, which describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal
toward which the scholarship is to provide aid. The applicant need not be a member of
Mensa nor qualified for Mensa. To download and print an official entry form, visit
www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships. Application deadline: January 15, 2009.
4



BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
        The Have It Your Way Foundation is once again offering its Burger King
Scholars Program. Qualified candidates must have at least a 2.5 GPA, work at least 15
hours per week, display financial need, and participate in community service
activities. Go to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_application.html to apply.
Access Key: BKS. Application deadline: February 1, 2010.

BETA SIGMA PSI LUTHERAN ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
         The 22nd annual Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Alumni Scholarship will be awarded for
the fall of 2010. This $1,000 award will be given to a confirmed Lutheran freshman male
attending the U of I, Urbana-Champaign. Applying for or receiving this award in no way
obligates you to become a member of Beta Sigma Psi. See Mr. Wherley for the
application form. Application deadline: February 1, 2010.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM – EASTERN ILLINOIS
UNIVERSITY
        The Presidential Scholars Program at EIU is a concentrated scholarship and
citizenship experience designed to foster and promote the highest possible standards of
academic and personal excellence in students. Minimum criteria include: 30 ACT and
either 3.5 GPA or top 10% of class OR 28 ACT and either 3.75 GPA or top 5% of
class. Recipients receive an 8 semester scholarship covering tuition and fees. More
information can be found at www.eiu.edu/~honors. Application deadline: February 1,
2010.

TRULASKE SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS – U OF MISSOURI
       Named in honor of the founder of the school of business at the University of
Missouri, this scholarship pays for a half-year of tuition. An eligible candidate shall
have an ACT score between 22 and 27, be outside the top ten percent of their
graduating class but in the top two-thirds, and must display financial need. Print the
application at http://business.missouri.edu/1656/default.aspx . Application deadline:
February 1, 2009.

DR SEUSS’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
        The Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go College Scholarship Program recognizes
seniors who understand and value the limitless possibilities that education can offer.
Applicants will write a one page response to the question, “what kinds of opportunities
and challenges do you think your education will present in the future?” They are looking
for writing with a strong, clear voice by authors who are original, creative, and draw
clear connections to Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go. See Mr. Wherley for the
mailing address. Essay deadline: February 10, 2010.

NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
5


       The National Commission for Cooperative Education is pleased to announce and
sponsor its 8th Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. The National Commission
will award 170 merit co-op scholarships of $6,000 each. Candidates must apply, be
accepted, and attend one of the 8 partner colleges/universities. Go to www.co-op.edu for
more information or to apply. Application deadline: February 15, 2010.

HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – ILLINOIS COLLEGE
       The Heritage Scholarship Program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship
program that will recognize and reward the academic accomplishments of high school
students who reside in 38 counties surrounding Jacksonville. To be eligible for
nomination, students must meet at least two of the following criteria: rank in the top
10%, have an ACT score of 25 or higher, or have a 3.5 GPA. Any interested student
should see Mr. Wherley since you do need to be nominated for this program.
Nomination deadline: July 1, 2009.


*For further scholarship opportunities, go to:
www.fastweb.com
www.finaid.org
www.scholarships.com
www.isac1.org
www.wiredscholar.com
www.freschinfo.com
www.srnexpress.com
www.christianconnector.com


_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:4
posted:3/24/2010
language:English
pages:5