John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Eligibility- 9th-12th grade, essay max. 1000 words essay- describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956
Amount- 20 exceptional high school student athletes will win $20,000 scholarships each!
Apply online at http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx
Deadline January 6th
APIASF Scholarship Program http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
Eligibility- Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply, enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, Submit one letter of recommendation online.
Award Amount: $2,500 - $15,000
Deadline: January 8th
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
The GMS program is more than just a scholarship. The GMS program offers Gates Millennium Scholars with Academic Empowerment (ACE) services to encourage academic excellence; mentoring services for academic and personal development; and an online resource center that provides internship, fellowship and scholarship information.
Eligibility- Graduating senior, financial need (meets federal pell grant eligibility),
African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander and Hispanic American students; citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.; unweighted 3.3 minimum GPA; demonstrated leadership
Amount- Award is based on financial need
Apply online at www.gmsp.org
Deadline January 13th
Palm Beach Mensa Essay Contest
Eligibility- The only requirement is that the applicant enroll the following year in an accredited post-secondary degree program (GPA, financial need, etc. are not considered).
Amount- Awards will be given at three levels: local, regional, and national and vary from $300 to $1000
Download and print an application at http://www.palmbeach.us.mensa.org or www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships
Deadline- postmarked Jan. 15th
The Society of Automotive Engineers-SAE Engineering Scholarships:
Eligibility varies. Applicants must be a high school senior at the time of application and meet minimum requirements with regard to grade point average, SAT and/or ACT scores as outlined in the individual requirements of each scholarship. Students are encouraged to retrieve the application and information on-line.
Deadline: January 15
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility- Seniors planning a career in government service. Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.
Amount- scholarships range from $500 to $5,000
Deadline- Received by January 15
Princeton Prize in Race Relations: The Princeton Prize is for students in grades 9-12 who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of RACE RELATIONS. Applicant must have an adult “supporter” – teacher, advisor, community/religious leader or other adult who can attest to and support the applicant’s work in race relations. The winner receives $1,000 + an all-expense paid trip to Princeton University. Applications are available online at www.princeton.edu/PrincetonPrize Deadline: January 31, 2016
Cancer for College Scholarships: The Cancer for College Scholarship is designed for cancer survivors. Eligibility Requirements:
- Must be a US resident enrolled in an accredited university or community college (or going to be a freshman next year)
- Must be a cancer patient/cancer survivor
- Perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and or media coverage.
- Cancer for College reserves the right to use still or video images and/or statements of scholarship recipients in any promotional materials.
Deadline: January 31 (application will be posted October 1st)