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Professional Women’s Leadership Association of Fuquay Varina

These scholarships were established in 2011 by the PWLA of the Fuquay Varina Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships are for a graduating female whose mother or father is currently serving on active duty, active reserves, or an honorably discharged veteran from The United States Armed Forces; who has been accepted to a 2 year or 4 year program of higher learning; and is seeking to obtain a degree in some facet of business. Please see the links for more information.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Are You a Middle School or High School Student Who’s Making a Difference Through Volunteering?

Apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., Next May!

  • Go to http://Spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit to access the online application.
  • Complete the application and the student/parent agreement. Deadline: November 8, 2016
  • Go to the “Certification” page to email or print out instruction for your certifier (Ms. Lameck).
  • Lameck will review the applications online and select Local Honoree(s) from the applicants, and nominate them for state-level judging.

UNC Charlotte – The Levine Scholars Program

CONNECT. TRANSFORM. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Levine Scholar Applicant Profile

The program seeks outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate evidence of experience, motivation, and commitment toward the ideals of the Levine Scholars Program.

Requirements include:

  • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that beckons fellow students toward a higher standard.
  • Successful candidates will likely have a grade point average of 3.8 – 4.00 (unweighted) and score 1900 – 2400 on the three combined sections of the SAT or 29 – 36 on the ACT composite. Thus, while there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically.

Interested qualified applicants please contact Ms. Lameck (wlameck@swake.org )

For more information please visit the website:  levinescholars.uncc.edu

Honors Graduation

With the start of a new school year comes the start of a new scholarship. Our Utah-based graduation supply company has offered essay scholarships each year and we are looking to continue the tradition.

For the 2016-2017 school year, our sister site Honors Grad U is offering FIVE $1,000 scholarships to different students who qualify.

Instead of an essay, we are pioneering a multi-media scholarship contest where students can submit projects in art, photography, videography, music, and creative writing.

Winners will be contacted by May 15, 2017. We eagerly seek your help in extending this information to all seniors of the 2017 graduating class!

801-852-2339

honorsgradu.com/scholarship

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship

North Carolina’s United States Senators have announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its statewide selection process. Information may be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/.   The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in history, political science or public service.  Two students will be selected as winning delegates for North Carolina and will spend a week in Washington, D.C.,  experiencing our national government in action. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

North Carolina applications are available and the application period for the 2017-2018 school year will be available on August 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements and application information can be found at http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/ .  For additional information please visit the website provided or contact Michelle McLaughlin at michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov

Geneseo Migrant Center

The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships, linked below, to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education. http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/index.htm

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Selection of Finalists- The Scholarship Selection Committee of PGSF is comprised of college educators and industry leaders experienced in interpreting test scores, school records, and other pertinent information. The confidential file of every candidate who becomes a semifinalist in the competition is carefully reviewed. Scholarship candidates are judged on the basis of their academic records; recommendations offered from instructors, advisors, and employers; biographical records, which indicate academic honors; extracurricular interests, etc.

Announcement of Winners- In July, a letter will notify scholarship winners. Each scholarship award becomes official when the winner returns a form that confirms enrollment in an approved college and the student’s signature verifying acceptance of the scholarship.

Value of Awards- Scholarship awards vary in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years. In addition, all current recipients are given an honorary membership in the Printing Industries of America for the duration of their studies. Thus, they receive the same benefits that other Educational Members receive, such as discounts on Printing Industries of America products. PGSF students may post their résumés on printworkers.com for those who are seeking internships, part-time, or full-time employment. The Scholarship Selection Committee of PGSF will determine the amount of each scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is not made public. The award will be paid in a lump sum directly to the college financial aid office, in the student’s name. The college will be authorized to draw upon the grant for payment of tuition and other fees. https://pgsf.org/application-information-instructions/

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

SWE scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year will soon be available!

We have 2 applications depending on your class level for the upcoming fall semester and these are typically available:

  • For sophomores through graduate students: December 1 – February 17
  • For freshmen: March 1 – May 15

Confirm exact deadlines in the SWE Scholarship System. You can create a profile at any time.

If you have a question related to your current application, please view the FAQ in the scholarship system before submitting any questions. Specific questions about the scholarship system and your application should be sent through the scholarship system message center. http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships

2016 Green Home Improvement Scholarship

2016 green home improvement topic: Green home improvement is rapidly becoming a trend in modern home design and construction throughout the United States. Homeowners are taking steps to improve their homes for various reasons, all of which impact the environment and society in the long term. Why is green home improvement important in the world today? Why is green home improvement important to you? Some questions to consider when answering this overarching theme might be:

  1. Why is going green in the home important?
  2. What are some of the best ways to make a home more green?
  3. What are some of the best green alternatives to use in the home?
  4. What are some unique green alternatives to use in the home?

Answers will be graded based on their creativity, originality, quality and relevance towards green home improvement innovations.  http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/#.WC2oMNUrLIU

About the scholarship: HomeAdvisor’s green home improvement scholarship challenges students to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts towards green homes and energy-efficient improvements. Our goal is to hopefully help future students make changes and innovations in the green home improvement industry. This scholarship intends to serves as the first step towards those changes.

Scholarship Overview: HomeAdvisor is challenging students to break new ground in green home improvement by offering a scholarship every year to one student. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000 to 2,000 word essay. Deadline: December 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Students should e-mail their essays to scholarship@homeadvisor.com.

Wayne V Black Scholarship

In 2006, the Board of Directors of the Energy Telecommunications & Electrical Association (ENTELEC; www.entelec.org) established the Wayne V. Black Scholarship Award. It was with great sadness that in the fall of 2011, ENTELEC mourned the loss of Mr. Black. The scholarship has been renamed the “Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award”.

Mr. Black, a former partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Keller and Heckman llp, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1959.  He began his career at the firm as a Federal Communications Commission licensing specialist, before receiving his law degree from the George Washington University and becoming an attorney in 1964.

From 1964 until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Black represented oil and gas companies, electric utilities and others before the FCC and elsewhere on a wide variety of telecommunications matters.  Among other things, he assisted countless energy companies in securing radio authorizations and waivers, participating in FCC rulemaking proceedings, and representing their interests before the Commission, the courts and the United States Congress.  He had served as the General Counsel of ENTELEC since the 1970s.

In recognition of his many years of service on behalf of ENTELEC, the Board of Directors determined to establish a lasting tribute to Mr. Black with the creation of the annual scholarship in his name.

Established in 1928, ENTELEC is the premier association providing a forum for SCADA, Automation and Communications technologies in the energy industry.  As a global authority on the industry, ENTELEC empowers professionals to increase their organizational value through education and networking opportunities.

Through its strategic plan, Staying Ahead of the Curve, ENTELEC is committed to providing quality educational programming for all levels of energy professionals from novice to executive.  The creation of the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award is consistent with this goal. http://www.entelec.org/entelec/about/waynevblackscholarship

VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
  • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

What is the Scholarship Amount?

  • The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $21,000.

What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?

  • Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil may be used.
  • Digital art and photography is NOT ACCEPTED.
  • Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames or canvas board; other entries must be matted on white.
  • Do not frame.
  • Art should be no smaller than 8” x 10” but no larger than 18” x 24,” not including the mat.

What are the Scholarship Deadlines?

  • March 31: Student Entry Deadline to VFW Auxiliary.*
  • April 10:  VFW Auxiliary and District Judging Complete.
  • April 15:  VFW Auxiliary and District Winners to Department (state) for Judging.*
  • May 5:  VFW Auxiliary Department (state) Winners to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.*

* required deadlines

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students/eligibility/

The application cycle for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. Please carefully review the guidelines below to determine whether or not you are eligible to apply for our scholarships.  To view a list of resources, including other scholarships for women, click here.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Applications for our 2017 scholarships will be open in January 2017.

Deadline to apply is midnight April 15, 2017

2017 Application

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.

Eligibility:

  • High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships

The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship

Open to any young woman who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university in North Carolina next fall, and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2000).

Eligibility Requirements: A) Application submitted to college of choice; B) Academic rank in top 10% of class; C) Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25; D) Good character; E) Participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community); F) Financial aid not the primary consideration.

The Mary Rose Mills – Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship

open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who meets eligibility requirements. This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2000).

Eligibility Requirements: A) Application submitted to college of choice; B) Academic rank in top 10% of class; C) Minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT composite score of 27; D) Good character; E) Participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community); F) Financial aid not the primary consideration.

 

The Clare Johnson Marley – Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship

Open to any student who is currently graduating from an accredited high school in North Carolina and who expects to enroll in a four-year college or university next fall, and who is declaring as his/her major an area of the fine arts. This is a one-year (non-renewable) scholarship in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2000).

Eligibility Requirements: A) Application submitted to college of choice; B) Academic rank in top 20% of class; C) Minimum SAT score of 1220 or ACT composite score of 25; D) Good character; E) Participation in extra-curricular activities (school and community); F) Financial aid not the primary consideration.

 

North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Application

All application components must be submitted to the Chapter Scholarship Chairman listed on the application linked above by March 15.

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