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Mississippi State Scholarships

Mississippi State Scholarships

Southeast Chapter Professional Development Scholarship

Presented by American Society of Travel Agents, the SE Chapter Professional Development Scholarship offers $1,500 awards to students enrolling an ASTA or The Travel Institute Educational Program. Since the award is a reimbursement, it can also be used to defray the cost of registration fees associated with ASTA International Expo which has already been attended but not more than one year ago. Applicants must be permanent U.S. residents and have had experience within the travel industry. The scholarship deadline is updated annually on the web page. You can find more information online.

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program

This scholarship offers eleven  $1250 awards to high achieving high school seniors who were also participants in the Dixie Boys Baseball League. Applicants submit a completed application form as well as the Financial Statement form provided as part of the application. Three letters of recommendation are also required. One of the letter must come from a school official. In addition, a program participation verification from the local league official that includes the years of participation, any commentary of attitude and sportsmanship as any leadership qualities developed while on the team. Transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and a 150 word personal essay referencing goals and career plans as well future volunteer work. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017.

Bird Dog Foundation Essay Contest

The Bird Dog Foundation offers two $1,500 awards to Mississippi high school seniors who are also U.S. citizens and plan to enroll in an accredited college or university. Applicants will submit a 900 – 1000 word essay. The topic choices are provided on the application. The essayists are required to have a minimum of five sources included three books or periodicals and should provide a bibliography. The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017. You can find more information here:

Church’s Chicken Community Scholarship Program

This scholarship offers one $1,000 award to high school seniors who are planning to enroll either part for full-time in an accredited college, university or vocational program in fall after graduating from high school. In order to be eligible, students must be a resident of Mississippi and have a minimum GPA of 2.7 Candidates should submit a completed online application with transcripts. The Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2017. You can find more information online.

Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarship

The Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarship offers three awards between $5,000 $2,000 to musically talented high school seniors who are intending to enroll in an accredited college or university of their choice. Music does not have to be the major. Applicants should create an MP4 video to submit for consideration. Those selected will agree to perform at the annual finale or forfeit the award money. The cost of the travel to and from the event is borne by the applicant. The scholarship deadline is February 14, 2017. You can find more information online.

Massachusetts State Scholarships

Massachusetts State Scholarships

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship offers a need-based renewable award with a maximum gift of $18,000 to achieving college students who show strong work ethic, leadership qualities and commitment to community service. Students must intend to or already be enrolled in a four-year accredited program of study.  Also, applicants are required to be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident and eligible to apply for Federal Aid. Candidates should submit an online application, transcripts reflecting a minimum GPA of 3.0 as well as a demanding course of study and exhibit excellent writing skills. The scholarship deadline is May 2, 2017.

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

This opportunity offers $1,000 awards to seniors enrolling in an accredited college or university in the U.S., who are under the age of 21 and meet the barefoot measurement of 5’10 and 6’2 requirement for women and men respectively. Eligibility is made by appointment only sought through a member of the TCI chapter nearest you. The scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Tryumph Foundation Scholarship

The Tryumph Foundation Scholarship offers three awards of $1,000 to Massachusetts seniors who are planning to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college or university and who has a resume reflecting a minimum of 100 hours of community and volunteer service. Applicants should submit a 400 – 500 word essay reflecting on volunteerism as an integral part of life and its importance to not only the person volunteering but the community benefitting. Also, a letter of recommendation from the volunteer coordinator where the service took place and a college acceptance letter are required. The application deadline is January 30, 2017.

Valley Press Club Scholarship

This scholarship offers five $1,000 awards to western Massachusetts students intending to enroll in an accredited college or university to major in journalism. The awards are designated for the print, broadcast, sports, and photo journalism. Students should submit a completed application with the FAFSA and other supporting financial documents, a transcript, a letter of recommendation and up to three original journalistic writing portfolio pieces. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017.

TFI (TJX) Children’s Scholarship

Presented by the Warrior thunder Foundation, this children’s scholarship offers one $1,000 award to students who are the children of honorably discharged U.S. veterans from any branch of the military. Applicants must complete an online application, a short resume of activities including volunteering, athletics, honors and awards. Also, an essay describing how the scholarship will help the recipient to serve the Nation and community or provide assistance to the U.S. military or Veterans. The scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Maryland State Scholarships

Maryland State Scholarships

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, is a renewable award with a total maximum value of $4,000. The gift-aid is intended for current undergraduates majoring in floriculture, horticulture or a related field of study. Candidates must complete an online application and with it submit a letter of recommendation. In place of a standard essay, a submission of photos or a project description of any example of a personal horticulture or floriculture project. Preference is given to those  within the interiorscape sector. The scholarship deadline is Mat 31, 2017. You can find more information online.

Flag House Scholarship

The Flag House Scholarship Award consists of one scholarship in the amount of $1812 for a high school senior intending to pursue a college education. Candidates must submit a completed online application and prepare in advance a 250 word essay and have that ready to submit at the time of filling the application since it is only submitted through the online application. The essay cannot be a separate attachable document. The essays are judged on the six traits of excellent essay writing which are idea organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions. The writing prompt asks students to analyze and respond to the question of freedom for the life of a willfully indentured servant who worked for Mary Pickersgill, a flag sewer in 1810 Baltimore. The scholarship deadline is March 25, 2017.

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship offers one $2,500 award to an individual whose life has been touched by cancer either because they or an immediate family member was afflicted by the disease. Applicants must have been between the ages of 15-39 when the sufferance was occurring. In order to be eligible, the student must be a U.S. citizen and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. Recipients agree to organize and oversee a bone marrow registry drive in collaboration with specified organizations. Candidates must submit an online application, submit a doctor verification form or a death certificate. An essay and letters of recommendation are also required. The scholarship deadline is March 11, 2017.

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarships

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship awards $2,500 to one student who has lost a parent to cancer or has a parent currently afflicted with the disease. Applicants must prove financial need. Candidates should submit an online application, letters of recommendation requests an essay and doctor verification or death certificates all at the same time. The scholarship deadline is March 11, 2017. You can find more information online.

Junior League of Baltimore Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship

The Junior League of Baltimore Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship offers one $1,000 award to a high achieving female, graduating senior who has a rich and extensive resume of volunteer and community service and who in planning to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college or university in the fall. Applicants should submit an online application as well as a college acceptance letter, a 250 word essay discussing a meaningful volunteer experience, and two letters of recommendation. The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017.

Eagle Scout Scholarships

Eagle Scout Scholarships

Most high school students know the importance of being involved in extracurricular activities and service organizations in order to demonstrate on college and scholarship applications that they are well-rounded and exceptional applicants.  Students can end up putting a significant amount of time, energy, and resources into these extracurriculars, including money for uniforms and trips, time spent working on club activities rather than homework, etc.  Students who are so dedicated to these extracurriculars can be rewarded, however, by discovering and applying to scholarships that they are only eligible for because of their extracurricular involvement.

High school students who are Eagle Scouts understand what it’s like to put time and effort into an activity outside of school.  Since Eagle Scout is the highest rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America program, those who attain this status are clearly dedicating so much of their energy into the program.  There are many scholarships for which only Eagle Scouts are eligible that reward this dedication with money to help Eagle Scouts achieve their collegiate dreams.

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) itself provides some deserving Eagle Scouts with excellent scholarship opportunities.  These scholarships fall under either academic or merit tracks.  Two of the most prestigious academic scholarship opportunities from the National Eagle Scout Association are the Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarship and the NESA Stem scholarship.  Eagle Scouts who are high school seniors are eligible to apply for these scholarships.  As these are academic scholarships, applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement alongside financial need and thorough participation in the Eagle Scout program.  Their academic achievement must be demonstrated by at least an 1800 SAT score or 28 ACT score in order to be eligible to apply.

Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarship

The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarship provides four Eagle Scouts with $25,000 scholarships and one Eagle Scout with a $48,000 scholarship.  These scholarships are split across four years of collegiate studies.  The additional NESA STEM scholarship provides one Eagle Scout with a $50,000 scholarship paid over four years.  The applicant for this scholarship must plan to pursue a collegiate major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field.

Merit Scholarships

There are a number of merit scholarships also available from the National Eagle Scout Association.  The merit scholarships are one-time awards for either high school seniors or current college students who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.  Eligible applicants must demonstrate significant participation in the Eagle Scout program as well as high academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to volunteerism and public service.

Approximately 100 merit scholarships are awarded each year.  These scholarships include the Bailey scholarships, which are $2,000 and $4,000 awards, the Robert and Rebecca Palmer scholarship for $2,500, and the Hall/McElwain merit scholarship for $5,000.  Both National Eagle Scout Association academic and merit scholarship recipients are recommended by Boy Scout Association scholarship committees around the country and selected by the National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship Committee.

American Legion Eagle Scout Scholarships

The American Legion also awards scholarships specifically for Eagle Scout Participants.  Eligible applicants are those who receive the Eagle Scout Award as well as a religious emblem from the Scout’s religious institution.  Similar to most scholarships, applicants must demonstrate high levels of achievement in the Eagle Scout program, academically, in public service, and also in their local church.  Additionally, all applicants for the Eagle Scout of the Year Award scholarship must have familial connections to the American Legion, such as a father or a grandfather who are involved in a local unit.  One first prize scholarship winner will receive the $10,000 scholarship for the Eagle Scout of the Year award, and three additional Eagle Scouts will receive scholarships of $2,500 each to use towards college tuition and fees.

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

Eagle Scouts can also apply to the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship awarded by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Eligible applicants will be Eagle Scouts under the age of 19.  They must provide proof of four generations of ancestors involved in the Sons of the American Revolution program and must write an essay on patriotism.  The first place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, the first runner-up will receive a $6,000 award, and the second runner-up will receive a $4,000 scholarship to be used towards tuition and fees.

There are a number of additional scholarships specifically available to Eagle Scouts.  As the program cultivates high achieving students who have to maintain excellent academic standards and must contribute to the community with public service, so many Eagle Scout participants will find that their hard work will pay off with excellent scholarship opportunities.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Students who succeed in receiving a number of scholarships to help supplement the cost of their college tuition are successful because of their ability to find scholarship opportunities for which they are eligible.  There are countless scholarships available to incoming and current college students, and many of them are available to applicants with varying religious and ethnic backgrounds as well as special skills or involvement in certain extracurricular activities.  Applicants with Hispanic heritage will find that there are a number of scholarship opportunities available for them to apply to assist with the cost of college.

Many of these scholarships are managed through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  With a number of corporate partners, the organization is an incredible resource for Hispanic college students to find and receive the financial support they might need to achieve their collegiate dreams.  Though the organization hosts and shares information about a number of scholarships and their application processes on their website, they also distribute their own Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship.

The scholarship is unique in that it is available to high school seniors entering college, current undergraduate students, and graduate students.  Additionally, students who plan to transfer from a community college to a public or private university are also eligible to apply.   Like many of the scholarships shared by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, all applicants must demonstrate that they are in financial aid according to their Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Applicants must meet certain grade point average requirements depending on whether they are current high school or college students.  Students from any major are eligible to apply, but special consideration is given to applicants who are enrolled in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major.  The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship application is due at the end of March each year, and recipients are notified if they are successful in the summer.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund also manages the Greater Cincinnati Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship.  This scholarship opportunity was created specifically for Latino students who live in Indiana, Kentucky, or Ohio.  It is available to both high school and college students.  High school students must be permanent residents of one of the previously listed states whereas college students, either undergraduate or graduate, must either be permanent residents or attending a college or university in one of the necessary states.

Much like the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship, there are different grade point average requirements for high school applicants and current college applicants.  All applicants must plan to be enrolled in the college or university of their choice when they receive the scholarship.  Additionally, this is a need-based scholarship.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need according to their completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

In addition to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available to Latino students through the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund.  This is a non-profit organization that provides support to Latino students as they work to achieve their collegiate dreams.  They have successfully awarded $1.5 million in scholarship awards to college students of Hispanic heritage.  Like many nonprofit organizations who manage scholarship opportunities, all ¡Adelante! Scholarship applications can be submitted in one place on their online scholarship portal.

An example of one of their scholarship opportunities is the Ford Motor Company/Adelante Future Leaders Scholarship.  This scholarship also awards full-time students pursuing a STEM major in college.  The scholarship opportunity is available to current college students.  Applicants must demonstrate that they have completed 30 credit hours towards their degree.  Additionally, all applicants for this particular scholarship opportunity must be able to demonstrate that they attended a high school in the San Antonio, Texas area.

Through the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund, there are also a number of scholarship awards sponsored through MillerCoors.  Many of these are location-specific to where a student is attending college.  One of these scholarship opportunities is the MillerCoors Chicago Scholarship.  Eligible students will be full-time college junior or seniors attending a college or university in or around the Chicago area.  There is a list of specific majors in which the applicant must be enrolled.  All applicants must also demonstrate that they have at least a 3.0 grade point average.  The scholarship additionally requires that the applicant attend the Adelante Annual Leadership Institute which is held in San Antonio, Texas.  There are a number of scholarship awards available, each worth $3,000.

Hispanic students seeking to achieve their collegiate goals and supplement the price of college tuition should do thorough research on the opportunities available to them.  There are countless nonprofit, government, and for-profit organizations seeking to provide deserving students with financial assistance.

Hawaii State Scholarships

Hawaii State Scholarships

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

The Fukunaga Scholarship offers ten $16,000 awards to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are enrolling in an accredited four year college or university to major in Business Administration and other related fields of study. Applicants must mail the completed four page application accompanied by the SAR as well as transcripts reflecting a current GPA, SAT scores and two letters of recommendation. The Applicant must be a resident to the state of Hawaii and have plans to return there after graduation to live and work in order to give back to the community. The scholarship deadline is February 19, 2017.

Henry & Joyce W. Sumid Scholarship

This scholarship offers need-based $5,000 scholarships to Hawaii seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 interested in studying theater arts. Candidates must complete an application packet that contains extensive financial documentation of need. Along with an SAR, students should create a portfolio of information about relevant savings and other money that may be used toward the cost of attendance. Also, a 500 word essay about why the scholarship is deserved and three letters of recommendation – one of which must be from the theater instructor at school. A portfolio of performances which may be in photograph or DVD form  is required as is a genre specific resume. The scholarship deadline is April 30, 2017. You can find more information online.

Hawaii Education Association

The Hawaii Education Association offers two $3,000 Student Teacher Scholarships for its members, and their immediate children and grandchildren who are majoring in education and who are student teachers. The scholarship is also available to graduate students. Candidates must submit an application form, official transcripts and a personal essay that details the applicants reasons for electing to become an educator as well as relevant experiences related to teaching and the classroom. Also, any related activities and volunteer work should be detailed on a resume. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017.

Medical Group Management Association Western Section Scholarship

This opportunity features one award of $2,500 available to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a medical school or program for medical management at an accredited four year institution of higher education. Students must be from one of several western states including Hawaii. Applicants must fill out an application and submit all the supporting details required. The scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

R.W. “Bob” Holden Fund

This is a fund that offers three scholarships of $1,000 each to high school juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university to specialize in hotel management. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Hawaii. Students must submit the completed application with transcripts reflecting a current GPA as well as an autobiography, career goals and a recommendation. The scholarship deadline is July 1, 2017. You can find more information on their website.

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.