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Important Information Regarding Scholarships (PLEASE READ)

 

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to start now in considering and planning their post- secondary options. Part of this process includes researching and applying for scholarships and financial aid to help pay the cost of post secondary education.

Students and their parents need to assess their resources, discuss common goals, and seek help from school advisors. Scholarships and financial aid are available from many sources. It is important to apply directly to the college you wish to attend for financial aid. You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and any other form the colleges require. The financial aid office at the college will use the information you provide to determine the aid for which you are qualified at their school. They will also help determine what government funding may be available to you.

Students should also apply for any aid that might be available through other sources. They should see if their parent's employer or any organizations to which their parents belong provide scholarships. They should search scholarship websites as well

There are some scholarships and financial aid opportunities that are announced directly through MLK High School.  Students should listen carefully to the daily announcements so they will be well informed. They should also watch daily on the school broadcast system for scholarship information. Parents can find these scholarship announcements on the counseling blog (www.mlkcounselorblog.webs.com).

It is important to watch deadlines. Deadlines indicated are the dates scholarships must be received by the scholarship source. If you need a transcript or teacher/ counselor recommendation, allow at least two to three weeks for this information to be completed.

Maist  Technolgy Scholarships

Go to www.marist.edu/admission/technologyscholarships/

 

 

Black College Expo Scholarship Essay Contest

To all Juniors and Seniors, you are eligible to win scholarship money by writing an essay, 500 words or less on "Why Is a College Education Imporatant to Me?"  All entries should be typed, doubled spaced, and emailed to: [email protected] by Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:00pm PST.  All entries must include:

Name and Address

(Street, City, State, and Zip)

Phone Number

Email Address

Name of High School you are currently attending

Name and phone number of your High School Counselor

Expo Market (Atlanta)

 

 

Mercer University School of Engineering Scholarship Challenge

If you are interested in the Engineering field and would like to attend Mercer University, please see your counselor by October 15, 2013 for nomination.  The Scholarship Challenge will take place at the Macon, GA campus on Saturday, November 16, 2013. 

 

Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition

Earn a four-year, full tuition scholarship to Boston University.  You must be ranked at the top of your class and a leader in your school and community.  Go to www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee for more information.  The deadline to apply is December 1, 2013.

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Are you a Middle Level or High School Student who's making a difference through volunteering?  Go to www.spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit to access the online application.  Complete the application and the student/parent agreement by November 5, 2013.  You could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May 2014.

 

Suntrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

High scholl seniors and current undergraduate college students can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for their education expenses at a college or university.  One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 25, 2013 through May 9, 2014.  No purchase nessary to enter or to win.  Only one entry per person for each drawing; however, students can register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing.  For complete details and to enter, visit offtocollege.info

 

Scholarships for Auburn University

Presidential Scholarship - Requires a 32-36 ACT (1400-1600 SAT) score and aminimum 3.5 high school GPA, and is awarded at tutition for four years and a $1,000 technology stipend in the first fall semester.

 

Founders Scholarship - Requires a 30-31 (1330-1390 SAT) score and minimum 3.5 high school GPA, and is awarded at tutition for four years.

 

University Scholarship - Requires a 28-29 ACT (1250-1320 SAT) score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, and is wararded at $12,000 over four years ($3,000 per year).

 

For a complete list of scholarships offered by Auburn University go to auburn.edu/scholarship

 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students' through out the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarship criteria also include highs school graduation in spring/summer of 2014, commitment to pursue and complet a bachelor's degree, and United States citizenship.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $5,000 to $20,000.  Students may apply online August 1 - October 25, 2013 at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

 

The Danforth Scholars Program is seeking candidates who have exhibited a capacity for service and leadership, as well as academic excellence, and who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum.  This program is especially interested in students with maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community.  Students who are interested in being nominated should see their counselor by October 1, 2013.

 

Scholarships for the University of Alabama

Capstone Scholar - Must be a first-time freshman student who meets the December 15 scholarship priority deadline, has a 27 ACT or 1210-1240 SAR score (critical reading and math scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a Capstone Scholar and will receive $14,000 over four years ($3,500 per year).

 

Collegiate Scholar - A first-time freshman student who meets the December 15 scholarship priority deadline, has a 28 ACT or 1250-1280 SAT score (critical reading and math scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year).

 

Foundation in Excellence Shcolarship - A first time-freshman student who meets the December 15 scholarship priority deadline, has a 29 ACT or 1290-1320 SAT score (critical reading and math scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a Foundation in Excellence Scholar and receive the value of one half tuition or $47,900 over four years ($11,975 per year).

 

 UA Scholar - A first-time freshman student who meets the December 15 scholarship priority deadline, has a 30-31 ACT or 1330-1390 SAT score (critical reading and math scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a UA Scholar and will receive the value of two-thirds tuition or $64,184 over four years ($16,046 per year).

 

Presidential Scholar - A first-time freshman student who meets the December 15 scholarship priority deadline, has a 32-36 ACT or 1400-1600 SAT score (critical reading and math scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will be selected as a Presidential Scholar and will receive the value of tuition or $95,800 over four years ($23,950 per year).

 

National Merit or Achievement Semifinalist -  As a National Merit or Achievement Semifinalist, once you are admitted to UA with a 3.5 cumulative GPA, a Presidential Scholarship will be offered, once admitted with a 3.5 cumulative GPA, which pays the value of tuition for four years or eight semesters.  Scholars must be admitted by December 15 of your senior year in high school to receive this award.

  

QUESTBRIDGE COLLEGE PREP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship program is designed for high school juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges.  In order to be eligible, students must be high school juniors who are planning to apply to college the following school year.  Visit www.questbridge.org to access the online application.  The application is due March 27, 2013.

 

GATES MILLENIUM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars receive personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. Applications are accepted starting in August of senior year and are due in January of senior year.  For more information, visit www.gmsp.org.

 

THE POSSE FOUNDATION

The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited and trained 4,237 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential to become Posse Scholars. Since 1989, these students—many of whom might have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes—have been receiving four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner institutions of higher education.. Most important, Posse Scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers.  The application process usually begins in junior year of high school. For more information about the application process, visit http://www.possefoundation.org/about-posse/program-components/recruitment/nomination-process.

 

CONGRESSMAN HANK JOHNSON 2013 CONGRESSIONAL ARTS COMPETITION

 

Nearly $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded to competition winners. Visit https://hankjohnson.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition for details and deadlines.

 

 

BRIAN JORDAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Brian Jordan Foundation Scholarship assist students who are financially
underprivileged with college tuition up to $1000 per recipient for four years. For more information and to apply, visit www.brianjordanfoundation.com (Under BJF Programs, select Scholarships Tab).

 

SAM SMILE SCHOLARSHIP

For students living with or related to someone with epilepsy.  Click here for the application.

 

DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Must be a participant in Michael & Susan Dell Foundation-approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years. Scholarship recipients receive $20,000 and must have a minimum 2.4 GPA. Visit www.dellscholars.org for details.

 

NORDSTROM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Amount: $10,000 over four years; $2,500 per year.  Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA and demonstrate a commitment to volunteer service and extracurricular involvement.  Visit  www.act.org/nordstrom for details.

 

KOHL'S CARES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For students committed to volunteer service. Visit www.act.org/kohls for details.

 

HOLLAND AND KNIGHT SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that it is
accepting entries for its annual Dream Scholarship Essay Contest. The
writing contest is open to high school seniors enrolled in public schools
in Atlanta, Decatur, Fulton County and DeKalb County public school
systems. The purpose of the contest is honor the legacy of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. and to encourage students and leaders of today and
tomorrow to reflect on Dr. King's legacy, their dreams and their
strategies for achieving those dreams. All eligible students are encouraged
to apply. 

Please visit http://dream.hklaw.com/contest/2013/index.asp for the 2013
writing prompt, entry form and for additional information.


 AABE SCHOLARSHIP

 The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) offers a scholarship ranging from $3,000-$5000.  Applications are available in the counseling office and by clicking on this link: Scholarship Application

Applications are due March 1, 2013.

 

HUGGABLE HEROES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

From January 18 through February 28, Build-A-Bear Workshop® is accepting
nominations for its 10th annual Huggable Heroes® program, which
recognizes young people, ages eight to 18, who go to extraordinary lengths
to make the world a better place.  

Build-A-Bear Workshop will award 10 selected
http://mdrcomm.net/r/?ZXU=2043869&ZXD=1293665 Huggable Heroes with
$10,000 ($6,400 educational scholarship; $2,500 donation to the 501(c)(3)
charity or Canadian cause of their choice, and $1,100 Jefferson Awards
GLOBECHANGERS mentoring scholarship). In addition, the 10 Huggable Heroes
will receive a celebration trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop World
Bearquarters in St. Louis, where they will be honored for their
achievements. 

 Entry forms are available online at
http://mdrcomm.net/r/?ZXU=2043870&ZXD=1293665 or

buildabear.com/huggableheroes or at any participating Build-A-Bear Workshop store through February 28. Anyone ages eight and above -- parents, grandparents, relatives, siblings, teachers, community leaders,
friends, young people themselves -- may nominate a candidate. 

 

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

Any student interested in applying for a scholarship from the Better
Business Bureau should visit the following link for details:

 http://atlanta.bbb.org/2013-student-of-integrity-scholarship/
http://atlanta.bbb.org/2013-student-of-integrity-scholarship/

 

 SAVANNAH STATE PRISM SCHOLARSHIP

Applications for fall 2013 PRISM Scholarships at Savannah State
University are currently being accepted.  All high school seniors who are interested in STEM disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Applications are due April 1 2013. Click here for the application: Scholarship Application

 

 COMMUNITY BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA SCHOLARSHIP

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) is pleased to present
applications for the 2013 Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship. This
scholarship is an opportunity for students to learn more about the
importance of community banking and what it represents in the community.
You may download the scholarship packet by clicking here.
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cbaofga.com/resource/resmgr/scholarship/2013_julian_and_jan_hester.pdf
 Click here for more information on participation.  http://www.cbaofga.com/?page=Scholarship 
   
ABBOTT & FENNER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue
its scholarship program for the 6th year.
Amount: up to $1,000 each year
Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2013
Application Process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship
page of the A&F web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on the website.
All students are encouraged to apply.

 

2013 STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The 2013 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $10,500 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  Go to www.student-view.com for details.  Deadline: April 21, 2013.

 

CLAYTON STATE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Clayton State University's Presidential Scholars receive special recognition and financial resources as a result of their superior high school academic achievement and their commitment to continued progress through higher education.  Through their exceptional work and campus leadership, they serve as academic and community role models for other students. For more information, deadlines, and to apply, visit: http://admissions.clayton.edu/presschol.htm

SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES

$1,000 Scholarships for students.  Free to enter; drawings held bi-weekly.

Visit www.offtocollege.info for details.

 US BANK SCHOLARSHIP

Visit www.usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html

 

LOWE'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

http://careers.lowes.com/college_recruiting_scholarship.aspx

 

MEDIACOM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

http://mediacomworldclass.com

 

CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA OCCUPATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

http://www.choa.org/Pediatric-Hospital-Jobs/Careers-in-Pediatrics/Scholarships/Occupations-Scholarship

 

CREATIVE CONCEPT AWARDS

www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/creativeconceptawards (Deadline: February 28)

 

VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

Description: To graduating U.S. High School Senior students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

Deadline: February 20

Visit http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm for details

 

BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

High school seniors who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2013-2014 and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry are encouraged to apply.  Visit www.buickachievers.com for details and to apply. Deadline: February 28, 2013

 

WILLIE E. (DAVE) DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

W.E.D.D. Scholarship Program H.O.P.E. Scholarship - awarded annually to graduating high school Seniors who are pursuing excellence by continuing their education at a technical school, junior college, college or university.  The purpose for awarding this scholarship is to inspire financially challenged students with great potential to have only positive expectations (H.O.P.E.). 

A downloadable and printable application form, detailed scholarship description and requirements are available at this link http://www.luv2inspire.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/studentscholarship_r072004i1.pdf

 

HOUSTON LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION AT TSU (H-LSAMP) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Three levels of scholarships are offered yearly to students planning to enroll at Texas Southern University and plan to major in chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.  Award amounts range from $2,000 to $15,000/year.  For more information, visit http://www.em.tsu/edu/LSAMP

 

CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

For students planning to attend Clayton State University, the Presidential Scholars program awards students $10,000 in grants yearly for tuition and fees.  To find out more about Presidential Scholars, including qualifications, how to complete an application, and the Honors Program, go to http://admissions.clayton.edu/presschol.htm