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Georgia State Scholarships

Georgia State Scholarships

ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship offers one award of $1,000 to high school seniors living in the state of Georgia with active Amateur Radio License Class status. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and intend to major in electronics and communications. Students are required to submit a completed online application and appropriate documentation for consideration. The scholarship deadline is January 31, 2017. You can find more information online.

Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia

The Georgia Constitutional Officers Association offers four scholarships totaling $3,600 to high school seniors from Georgia who are intending to enroll in an accredited Georgia institution of higher education in the areas of government, law enforcement, political science, accounting/finance, business or pre-law. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen. Completed application packets include a 1,000 word essay about the relationships between legislature and  elected officers, an acceptance letter from the college or university, proof of Georgia residency and a completed application form. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017.

Charles Harbin III Memorial Scholarship

The Charles Harbin III Memorial Scholarship offers three awards of $1,500 to high school seniors and current undergraduates who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and who are in need of financial assistance. Applicants must submit an online application along with a 500 word essay describing yourself from the point of view of object close to your passion — for example your favorite skateboard or ballet slippers. Also required is a second piece of writing comprised of a 500 word short story based on one of five given titles. Students should submit a letter of recommendation, a current transcript, and a copy of your Student Aid Report. Also required of high school seniors, a copy of an acceptance letter from the institution of higher education to be attended. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2017.

Silver Pen Writing Competition

Presented by Senior Living Communities and Wellmore, the Silver Pen Writing Competition makes available four awards of $1,500 to high school seniors who live in a 25 mile radius of Marsh’s Edge Retirement Community which includes students from Brunswick High School, and Frederica and Glynn Academies. Applicants must submit an online application, an essay on a topic to be updated each year, a letter of recommendation and school transcripts. Essays are judged on perspective, theme development, whether or not it’s deemed inspirational, if it contains a personal connection, creativity and clarity. Essays should be original and between 600 – 1,000 words. The scholarship deadline is February 15, 2017. You can find more information online.

Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarships

The Watson-Brown Foundation offers 200 renewable, both need and merit-based $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors intending to enroll in an accredited four year intuition. The scholarships are also available to undergraduate students who’s enrollment has been approved. Applicants must complete an online application packet that includes a personal essay, a financial needs statement, and a resume of academic, extra-curricular, employment and volunteer experiences. In addition, other requirements include two letters of recommendation, transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and a copy of the parent’s IRS 1040 form. The scholarship deadline is February 15, 2017.

National Achievement Scholarship

National Achievement Scholarship

The National Achievement Scholarship is offered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation or NMSC. The NMSC was first established in 1964 and was enacted around the time of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. This scholarship is specifically designed to help encourage young Black American teens to go to college and further their education.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is not a government funded scholarship program and is solely run by donations and sponsors. The entire program is privately financed and students are awarded the scholarship on an annual basis.

The National Achievement Scholarship has a simple mission and clear goal and that is to honor all Black American high school students who are considered scholastically promising and provide undergraduate students the opportunity to win a monetary award to help them fund their dream to go on to college.

The purpose of the National Achievement Scholarship is to help increase the educational opportunities of accomplished and deserving Black American students. The idea behind the scholarship is also to help encourage them to live out their dream and broaden their horizons. The program also wants to help encourage the academic success of all Black American students by allowing them to serve as role models for other students.

Since its creation in 1964, the National Achievement Scholarship has had over 4.6 million Black American students apply with 228,000 of them receiving program recognition. 34,000 of those students have received a scholarship with the entire amount totaling over $108 million.

Below, we will provide you with more information about the National Achievement Scholarship including the award amount, deadlines, and more.

About the National Achievement Scholarship

Students who wish to apply for the National Achievement Scholarship must take the PSAT/NMSQT. This test is typically taken in the third year of high school for students, but may be taken anywhere between grades 9 and 12. The test dates are determined on a school basis and not on a student by student basis. For example, the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT test was for the 2017 school year. This test helps to determine if a student is eligible to be considered for the National Achievement Scholarship.

Students must be currently enrolled in a US high school and must be a student in good academic standing. All applicants must plan to attend a college full time after graduation as well. Since the National Achievement Scholarship is designed for Black American students, you must meet this requirement as well.

The National Achievement Scholarship will take into consideration a student’s academic achievements, grades, skills, abilities, and their accomplishments up until their spring senior year.

The total amount of the National Achievement Scholarship is $2,500 and approximately 700 of them will be awarded. Students who win the scholarship can expect to receive a single payment in the amount of $2,500.

Scholarship winners are chosen based on their academic excellence and achievements and this scholarship is not based on a financial need.

Students who applied to receive the scholarship, but did not win, can also apply for corporate-sponsored scholarships. These are offered on an annual basis as long as funds are available. The criteria for these corporate-sponsored scholarships will depend on the individual sponsor.

Louisiana State Scholarships

Louisiana State Scholarships

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship

The Bernie Varnadore Scholarship program offers eleven $1,250 awards to high achieving high school seniors who participated in the Dixie Boys Baseball program at some point in their young lives and who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Louisiana. Candidates should submit the completed application form along with the Financial Statement form, two letters of recommendation, transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Also, a statement of participation in the league by a local official is required as well as a 150 word personal essay on a topic of your choosing. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017.  You can find more information online.

Youth Scholarship Program

Presented by the Electronic Security Association, the Youth Scholarship Program offers two $8,500 scholarships for high school seniors who are planning to enroll in an accredited college or university. To be eligible students must be able to prove acceptance or matriculation at the school of planned or current attendance and that their parent is an actively employed member of the police, sheriff or fire department within the same state where the student’s school is located. Applicants should submit a completed application form, an essay, transcripts reflecting a current GPA, SAT or ACT scores, and a resume of the applicants achievements, honors, activities, employment history, The scholarship deadline is March 25, 2016. You can find more information on their website.

Karen E. Domingue-Maillet and Solvay/Eco Services Scholarship

This program offers one $10,000 award to a student from Baker, Glen Oaks High Schools or Scotlandville Magnet High School. Applicants must be in the top 50% of their graduation class and be able to demonstrate financial need. Candidates should submit a completed online application form with current transcripts reflecting class ranking, a letter of recommendation, a resume of academic achievements that should include volunteer/community service as well as employment. The SAR and a personal essay are also required for consideration. The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2017.

Louisiana TOPS Performance Award

This award covers the cost of tuition and some fees for any Louisiana student who enrolls in a college or university within the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. The actual award amount is equal to the average cost of colleges and universities within the Association. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.5, 19.0 Core Units and a minimum ACT score of 20. The award is renewable yearly with proof that the recipient has continued to meet the minimum requirements. The scholarship deadline is July 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

The Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is a $12,000 award intended for both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a career in forestry, wildlife or marine science at a Louisiana college or university. Eligible candidates are U.S. citizens or non-citizens in possession of appropriate documentation and are residents of Louisiana. Undergraduate applicants must have completed 60 credit hours and have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5. Graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship deadline is July 1, 2017.

Kentucky State Scholarships

Kentucky State Scholarships

Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This program offers two $500 awards to students who are afflicted with hemophilia other similar bleeding disorders or who have an afflicted family member. Applicants must be a resident of Kentucky and maintain primary care for the affliction in the state as well. In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants should access the contact link on the Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. website. Request an application and instructions for other submissions. The scholarship deadline is updated annually. You can find more information here.

Kentucky College Access Program Grant (CAP)

This grant offers $1,900 need-based awards to students who are intending to enroll part-time or more at an accredited two or four-year participating, college or university. Applicants must be a resident of the state of Kentucky with no KHEAA financial obligations in default. Candidates must submit a completed application  and the FAFSA. Awards are distributed while they last. The scholarship deadline is updated annually on the website. You can find more information online.

Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship

This Kentucky program provides $1,800 scholarships to students intending to enroll at accredited two or four-year colleges and universities to major in early childhood education. Eligible applicants are Kentucky residents who are U.S. citizens or otherwise legally living in the state, enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours each term at an approved institution while employed twenty hours a week at a participating early child childhood facility. Candidates should create an online account to submit the application along with FAFSA. The scholarship deadline is updated annually on the website. You can find more information on their website.

Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship

The Louis-Edward Nicklies Scholarship offers awards based on financial need to students who are pursuing a career in Law, Engineering, Teaching, Medicine, or Christian Ministry through their studies at an accredited college or university including any School of Divinity in Jefferson county, Kentucky. Applicants must submit a completed application, Confidential Financial Information Form, an official transcript, and a personal resume detailing your extracurricular activities, honors, awards, and community service and leadership skills. The scholarship deadline is March 28, 2017.

Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship

The Automotive Women’s Forum offers awards between $500 – $5,000 to women enrolling or already enrolled in a STEM field of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university or a graduate program of study in any of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 as a high school applicant and a 3.0 when enrolled in the chosen major. Candidate must submit an online application with a resume of academic achievements including extracurricular activities, community service and relevant employment.  The scholarship deadline is December 1, 2016.

Connecticut State Scholarships

Connecticut State Scholarships

Bob Eddy Scholarship Program

Presented by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation Inc., the Bob Eddy Scholarship offers five $2,500 awards with the intent to promote careers in Journalism. Candidates must be a resident of Connecticut and a currently enrolled junior or senior in any accredited institution of higher education anywhere in the world. Applicants should submit a 500 word essay about a current event that impacted their lives and why. Expanding on the topic, applicants are asked to demonstrate their originality of thought by explaining how the story could have been presented differently in order to reach a wider audience. The scholarship deadline is April 8, 2017. You can find more information online.

Hood Sportsman Scholarship

Presented by Hood Milk, the Hood Sportsman Scholarship offers eighteen non-renewable $5,000 awards to high school seniors who are varsity athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are intending to enroll in a two or four-year college or university in one of the six New England states. Candidates must submit a completed application along with an essay explaining how their sportsmanship integrity extends itself beyond the athletic field. The deadline is March 11. 2017. You can find more information here by clicking rules and regulations at the bottom of the page online.

Elson T. Killam Memorial Scholarship

The Elson T. Killam Memorial Scholarship is presented by New England Water Works Association and offers one $1,500 award to any current undergraduate or graduate student who lives in New England and is enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering major at an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education in New England. Students should submit an online application, a copy of the FAFSA, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, an educational resume and a personal statement regarding educational and career plans and how the plans will benefit NEWWA. Scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information online at the scholarship website.

The Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award

Presented by The First County Bank, the Richard Taber Citizenship Award offers three $5,000 citizenship awards to high school seniors residing only in Fairfield County and who have been accepted to an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education. Candidates are required to submit a completed application, transcripts that reflect a minimum B average or 3.0, two letters of references and a 1000 word essay. The deadline is April 29,2017. You can find more information online.

The Roothbert Fund

This funding opportunity offers twenty $3,000 scholarships to help students from states in the eastern U.S. pursue an education at an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education. There are no required targeted areas of academic study; however, preferred candidates will be seeking out a profession in the field of education. Primary consideration will be extended to those students with the ability to demonstrate spiritual motivation. The scholarship deadline is January 31, 2017. More information can be found online.

Florida State Scholarships

Florida State Scholarships

Barnes Scholarship

Barnes offers four renewable $15,000 awards for high achieving high school seniors from Tampa Bay area who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are planning to enroll in an accredited college or university outside of Florida. Successful candidates will have demonstrably prevailed over extraordinary life challenges. Students should submit an online application for consideration. Scholarship packets are accepted between August 1st October 19th. More information can be found online.

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program

This program awards eleven $1,250 awards to Florida high school seniors who have belonged to any franchised Dixie Boys Baseball program ages 12-19. Candidates should submit an application, a Financial Statement form, provide two recommendation letters along with transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. A 150 word essay explaining intended career goals and any future contributions to society is required. Applicants much submit a statement of participation from a local league office and a self-portrait in formal attire.  The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

General Mills Health Scholarship

In collaboration with Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, General Mills Health Scholarship is offering forty-six $2,000 scholarships to African-American or black high school seniors intending to enroll in an accredited college or university. Undergraduate or graduate students from a CBC member district are also considered. Students who do not live in the 24th district are ineligible to apply. Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or higher and either plan to or already be concentrating their studies in health-related fields, engineering or technology. There is no online application; however, a printable paper version can be found on the webpage. The application deadline is February 28, 2017. You can find more information online.

Youth College Scholarships

Presented by Central Florida Fair’s Board of Directors, are three $2,500 awards intended for graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education and who have demonstrated their outstanding support of and participation in the Central Florida Fair. Applicants must live in Orange, Osceola, Lake, Brevard, Seminole or Volusia counties. Application packages will be judged on a 100 point scale with the four areas of scoring concentrated on personal information, how much the candidate participated in the Fair, and two essays on topics concerning meaningfulness of winning the scholarship and the impact Central Florida Fair has had on the student’s life. The scholarship deadline is January 15, 2017. You can find more information on their website.

Central Florida Jazz Scholarships Program

The Central Florida Jazz Scholarship Program offers six awards totaling $7,000  for the purpose of jazz music study to high school seniors living in Central Florida or who are intending to enroll at an accredited college or university there. The scholarships are available as well to college freshmen, sophomores or juniors already enrolled in Central Florida institutions of higher education for jazz music. Candidates are required to submit an initial screening recording of two specified selections and a letter of recommendation. The scholarship deadline is March 8, 2017. You can find more information online.

Colorado State Scholarships

Colorado State Scholarships

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation

This Union offers ten $5,000 scholarships to Colorado students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and who are either currently enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must be able to demonstrate active volunteerism within their schools or community. The deadline for the scholarship is April 15, 2017. You can find more information online.

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Scholarship

This is a $2,600 scholarship that is available only to students of Native American or Alaska Native descent and who are attending or planning to attend any of the tribal institutions of higher education. Eligible applicants must be a registered member or have a parent or grandparent registered as a member of government recognized tribe, and be a resident of Colorado. Candidates should complete an online application which includes submission of a digital photo, proof of tribal affiliation, a digitized copy of academic transcripts reflecting a minimum GPA of 2.0 and financial need documentation. The scholarship deadline is May 31, 2017. You can find more information online.

Dottie R. Walker Scholarship

Presented by Learning and Educating About Disabilities Foundation, this opportunity offers one $1,000 scholarship available to one Colorado student who has been officially documented to have a learning disability including ADHD and who has a minimum GPA of 2.8. Students must submit a completed application, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript and proof of learning disability. The application package must also include some short responses to 4 questions regarding leadership and educational strengths, past and present examples of self-advocacy as well as a description of self-advocacy strategies to be employed while at college. Also, a short statement outlining post-graduate goals and how an education will help accomplish them. The scholarship deadline is March 5 2017. You can find more information here online.

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Technical School Scholarship

This scholarships is presented by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.  It offers eight $5,500 scholarships to assist students majoring in the areas of engineering and geology and who’s degree will culminate in a coal industry career. Eligible candidates must be a resident of Colorado and must be an enrolled sophomore at an accredited four-year college or university. A completed application with a 150 word personal essay, three references and an employment resume is required for consideration. The deadline for the scholarship is February 15, 2017. You can find more information on their website.

Western Colorado Horticultural Society

The Colorado Horticultural Society offers one $1,000 scholarship for a student who is planning a career in horticulture or a related degree program. Eligible candidates must be a resident of Western Colorado and be able to demonstrate solid academic ability and promise. For consideration, students are required to submit a completed application form, an academic transcript and a letter of recommendation. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Delaware State Scholarships

Delaware State Scholarships

“I Matter” Scholarship

This opportunity, presented by Villa, offers fifty $5,000 awards to high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are planning to enroll full-time in an accredited two or four-year institution of higher education. Successful candidates will have an accomplished academic record, with evidence of committed volunteer work, demonstrable verbal communication skills and excellent references. Application packets should include transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a resume outlining achievements, extra-curricular activities, community service and involvement. Also a one to two page essay concerning the advantages and disadvantages of using social media as a platform to support personal view points about recent racial conflicts should be submitted. The deadline for this scholarship is March 31, 2017. You can find more information here.

Lou Manzione Scholarship

Presented by The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association, the Lou Manzione Scholarship offers two $1,000 awards to Delaware seniors intending to pursue secondary education and who are registered with USA Hockey. Applicants should submit a 500 word essay on the topic of “The Value of High School Hockey to My Personal Development”, a transcript reflecting current grades with GPA, class rank, and SAT scores. Application deadline is February 1, 2017. More information can be found online.

Diamond State Scholarship

The Diamond State Scholarship offers fifty renewable awards of $1,250 to top ranking high school seniors with a minimum combined SAT score of 1800, who are residents of Delaware and are planning to enroll full-time in a regionally accredited institution of higher education. There are no specific appointed academic areas of study associated with eligibility. Candidates should submit an online application with transcripts, a resume of activities, an essay between 1,000 – 1,200 words. The scholarship deadline is March 5, 2017. You can find more information on their website.

The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

This scholarship offers five $10,000 awards for sophomore, junior, senior and fifth year undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at a four-year Historically Black College or University. Candidates must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Delaware. A completed application submission contains an essay, academic transcripts, a resume of leadership experience, financial documentation including a copy of the FAFSA report and the University’s cost of attendance. The application package cannot be submitted online. It may be either mailed to the address listed on the webpage or it may be hand delivered to the office. The scholarship deadline for the Luther and Mary Ida Vandross award is May 2, 2017.You can find more information online.

The Ron & Cora Lee Children of Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship

This provides one $1,000 award available to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who are residents of Delaware. Students must be a son or daughter of a current or retired parent individual working in law enforcement and who has arrest powers. Candidates must submit an application packet with the completed application from, current transcript reflecting the most recent grade report, three customized letters of recommendation and a 500 word essay detailing the importance of maintaining family bonds. The scholarship deadline is May 31, 2017. You can find more detailed essay requirements and other information online.

National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship was first established in 1955 to provide students with the opportunity to get a higher education. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation or the NMSC is responsible for offering the scholarship and is considered a non-profit organization, which means all funds are directly donated and the program does not receive any government assistance.

The National Merit Scholarship is an annual award that is gifted to students who prove themselves and are chosen to win. The goal of the program has remained consistent since 1955 and that is to honor and identify high school students in the US who are academically talented, to help support their dream of an education, and to help provide individuals and corporations with the proper management to sponsor undergraduate students.

The NMSC has received some of the highest honors for upholding and maintaining integrity and quality over the years. It is an honor for students to be awarded the National Merit Scholarship. Since 1955, the NMSC has provided three million students with an award and has issued over 407,000 scholarships worth more than $1.6 billion.

Since 1956, participation in the National Merit Scholarship has increased. In fact, in 1956 there were roughly 58,000 students who submitted an application and there were roughly 10,300 participating high schools. As of 2015, there were about 1,477,000 student applicants and roughly 22,200 high schools that participated.

Just as the number of entrants and schools participating have increased, so have the number of scholarships awarded. In 1956, 555 Merit Scholarships were awarded and in 2005, 8,249 Merit Scholarships were handed out.

Below, we will go over some more information about how to apply for the scholarship, the requirements, and more.

About the National Merit Scholarship

Students who wish to participate in the National Merit Scholarship will need to meet some basic requirements to be able to apply and be selected as a winner.

All students are required to take the PSAT/NMSQT test no later than their third year in high school. If a student fails to take this test, they will not be able to apply for the scholarship. For example, the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT test was the qualifying test for the 2017 school year. Deadlines and test dates are set by individual schools and not on a student by student basis.

All applicants must be a high school student who is currently enrolled in classes and moving toward graduation. Students can attend a traditional school or be homeschooled and should plan to enroll in college full time.

Lastly, students must be a US citizen or at minimum be a lawful permanent resident.

It is important that students pay attention on the PSAT/NMSQT test as the questions will help to determine if the student is eligible for the scholarship.

The National Merit Scholarship will be awarded to student winners and the amount of the scholarship is $2,500. Since this is NOT a financial based scholarship and is only merit based, the winners are not chosen based on the family’s financial need. All payments for the scholarship are made one time.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation does like to recognize all exceptional students and those students who are not chosen for the scholarship can still receive a special scholarship. These scholarships are issued as they are available and students will need to meet the criteria set forth by the sponsor.

Critical Language Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship, often shortened to CLS, is a special scholarship that provides students with the opportunity to expand their language learning. In fact, the program is considered a fully-funded cultural immersion and overseas language exploration for students who plan to master any critical language. The scholarship is designed to help students, both graduate and undergraduate, broaden their knowledge and learn the language they want without any barriers.

One of the best things about this scholarship program is that students do not necessarily have to have any previous experience studying any of the critical languages. This means that even a new student with the willingness to learn the critical language can apply. Only five of the languages require some type of previous study.

The scholarship program does not limit what students participate or apply when it comes to their fields of study, interests, or career path. The CLS focuses more on the willingness of a student to learn a critical language. It is important for all students to know that the scholarship is competitive and is considered an intensive group based language and cultural enrichment program.

The CLS focuses on 14 critical languages, which include:

  • Turkish
  • Bangla
  • Korean
  • Azerbaijani
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Indonesian
  • Swahili
  • Persian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Japanese

Students who want to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship will need to make sure that they meet the necessary requirements and submit the application and all materials by the stated deadlines. This scholarship provides both undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to learn a critical language and connect with students and citizens from countries abroad.

Below, we will learn more about the Critical Language Scholarship and provide you with the information you need to know.

About the Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship does have some general requirements and criteria that must be met at the time of submitting your application.

Applicants who submit an application must be 18 years of age and a US citizen. Unfortunately, permanent residents and non-US citizens are ineligible for the scholarship award.

All applicants must be enrolled in a US accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program. The school must be on the accredited list for your application to be considered.

All applicants will need to be in good physical and mental health to participate in the program. You will be required to have your physician fill out documentation giving approval and there is no exception to this requirement.

Undergraduate students who want to participate in the program will need to have completed a minimum of one academic year at their school. Students will also need to turn in their application with all forms including two letters of recommendation as well. The letters of recommendation should include at least one letter from someone at the university level who has knowledge of your academic performance.

Those applicants who are selected as winners must receive all appropriate travel forms and visas from their abroad countries within the stated timeframe.

The application for the 2016 school year has passed, but applications for the 2017 CLS will be open in September of 2016.

Students who receive the scholarship can expect the language learning to be equal to one full academic year of study in the language.