Thursday, November 09, 2006
The following is a listing of current scholarship applications which are available for your pick-up in the Career Center. This list is intended to give you a brief synopsis of the most pertinent information for each scholarship or award. If a scholarship looks interesting to you, come to the career center to pick up a hardcopy application (located in the money box), or if listed under the on-line portion of this list you can apply directly using the stated web-site. Please note that the deadlines are in red, and that scholarships targeting only a certain population will have the specific requirement noted in blue. Most of these scholarships are for seniors, last year’s class of 2006 was awarded 136 scholarships. Occasionally I do receive scholarships for juniors, sophomores and freshmen as well. These will be duly noted at the end of this list.
This is free money, so don’t be lazy.......apply for as many as you can!
(Dates refer to deadlines)
GoodTidings Community Service Scholarship 11-9-06
Open to all Bay Area high school seniors. Awards will be distributed based on community service and financial need. (25 awards = $2,500 ea)
AIA/AAF Scholarship 12-7-06
For Minority/Disadvantaged high school seniors who will be attending a community college or technical school in Fall 2007 with the thought of becoming a professional architect.
Sons of Italy Western Foundation 3-1-07
Applicant must be of Italian descent and enrolled in a trade school, college or university for Fall 2007. Three different scholarships for which to apply, academic, athletic, or an Italian Language Study Grant in Italy. (mulitple awards, $500 - $5,000 ea)
US Bank Internet Scholarship 2- 2007
Random drawing/sweepstakes type award. No essays, no min GPA. 25 bookmarks with internet address, while supply lasts.(30 awards = $1,000 ea)
The American Legion College Financial Handbook varies
A catalog offering 80+ pages of a variety of scholarships, 20+ pages of grant loan & tax advice, as well as 50+ pages of misc. information including 4 yr. school profiles. (awards vary)
$20,000 sweepstakes drawing. While entering you may also request a variety of free catalogs pertaining to universities nationwide and their degree programs.
Show Me the Scholarship Money 06-07 varies
A 7 page student handout compliments of Brooks College, chock full of unique and obscure scholarships that can be applied to your college education regardless of which type of school you attend (public or private). (awards and amounts vary)
Download your own applications using posted addresses
AXA Achievement Scholarship 12-15-06
Must be a US citizen or legal resident, a full-time college/university student in Fall 2007, and have demonstrated outstanding achievement in school, community or the workplace. (52 awards = $10,000 ea and 10 awards = $25,000 ea)
SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes ongoing
A true “luck of the draw” sweepstakes with one lucky high school senior being chosen every two weeks. (ea award = $1,000)
Seattle University/Sullivan Leadership Award 11-15-06
www.seattleu.edu/sullivan or telephone (206) 296-5803
Starkly for incoming freshmen attending Seattle University in Seattle Washington in Fall 2007. Must have strong communication skills, a min 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated leadership through school activities. (28 awards ranging from a FULL FREE RIDE for 4 years to cash scholarships = $9,000 - $15,000 per year).
Ron Brown Scholars Program 11-1-06 & 1-9-07
For Black or African American high school seniors. If you submit your application by the Nov. date you will also be eligible for additional scholarships by other providers. The Jan. deadline is for this scholarship only.
Pilot Recruiting Diversity Program 12-1-06
www.afrotc.com or www.emt-inc.com
For seniors enrolling in an AFROTC program at a college of their choice. (award = 4 yrs. college tuition, $750 annual book allowance, $250-$400 monthly stipend)
Chico State - President’s Scholars Competition 1-20-07
For seniors planning on attending Chico State in Fall 2007. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, or a GPA of 3.5 combined with a 1200 total SAT 1 Reasoning Test (verbal & math) or 27 composite ACT score. Financial need is NOT a consideration. (10 awards = $3,000 per year for up to 4 years)
A free scholarship website with mulitple opportunities and financial aid information.
NROTC on going
This is a US Navy scholarship that allows you to pursue your 4 yr. degree fully paid for at a university of your choice; in exchange for joining the Navy as an officer upon completion of your degree.
Christermon Foundation 2-1-07
For college bound high school seniors attending a 4 yr. university in Fall ‘07. Parents or Grandparents of the student must be employed full-time with an organization holding a valid Calif. Liquor License.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships varies
3 different scholarships - Banatao College Scholarship, Soledad Fernandez Scholarship & Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Filipino American Students (11 awards = $5,000 ea)
Lapiz Family Scholarship 3-30-07
For children of farm/migrant workers of all ethnicities. Recipient must be a US citizen or permanent resident, be a full-time student at a UC in fall ‘07 and have a min GPA of 3.0. (multiple awards = $1,000 ea)
US Bank Internet Scholarship 2- 2007
Random drawing/sweepstakes type award. No essays, no min GPA. (30 awards = $1,000 ea)
National Co-Op Scholarship Program 2-15-07
Merit based scholarships for students attending 1 of the following 11 partner schools: Antioch college, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Northeastern University, Pace University, Rochester Institute of Tech, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Tech. (175 awards = $5,000 ea; renewable)
University of Colorado
For non-resident students who have reached a high level of academic achievement. (multiple awards = $5,000 ea; renewable)
A user friendly / free scholarship search engine and a college search connection.
National Security Agency Stokes Educational Scholarship 11-30-06
Requirements include US citizenship, a min SAT score of 1600 or 25 for ACT, and a min GPA of 3.0. Your plans must include majoring in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Math and interest in a career in government information systems and/or foreign signals intelligence. (award fully paid tuition, reimbursement for books, year around salary, and employment during summers and after graduation with NSA)
WMF (Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club Foundation) 1-12-07
For graduating seniors who are legal residents of the U.S., have a min GPA of 2.5 and can prove financial need. To access the application process you must use access code SWCS.(multiple awards = $1,000 ea)
For seniors who have demonstrated exceptional involvement in volunteerism and community service while maintaining high academics. (multiple awards = $1,000 ea)
Banatao College Prep Scholarship 1-12-07
Must be at lease 50% Filipino descent (24 awards = $1,500 ea)
Students Rising Above Scholarship 4-4-07
The criteria for this scholarship are: low income, having overcome obstacles that are not of your own making, and willing to talk about your life experiences on camera (KRON 4 news). You must be committed to going to a 4 year college after high school, and while in high school have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better. (award = full 4 yr scholarship)