• Janaury 2012
    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITITES
     

    GRADE

    NAME

    DESCRIPTION

    DEADLINE

    AWARD

    9-12

    Profile in Courage Essay Contest

     

    Students must be high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. They must write an Essay that describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of Profiles in Courage.  The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. The essay must be no more than 1000 words, excluding citations and bibliography.

    -http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx

    Jan.7. 2012

    $500-$10,000

    9-12

    National Peace Essay Contest

    Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. Submit a 1500 word essay on the topic of peace building (specific topic is outlined on the site under the supervision of a contest coordinator.

    http://www.usip.org/

    Feb.1. 2012

    $10,000

    9-12

     Princeton Prize in Race Relations

    It is a challenge that every new generation encounters. We therefore believe that young people have a particularly important role to play, and hope, through the Princeton Prize, to recognize and encourage young people who have made or are making efforts to improve racial harmony. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations consists of 24 regionally awarded $1,000 cash awards as well as an annual symposium on race.

    http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/

    Jan. 31. 2012

    $1,000

    12

    California Association of Collectors Inc.

    The scholarship requires a simple one-page application and an essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years". The scholarship is available to any California high school senior for their use at any accredited college, university, or trade school.

    http://www.cacesf.org/

    Jan. 16. 2012

    $1,500-2,500

    9-12

    Pasta Tales

    Olive Garden is asking writers in first through 12th-grade in the U.S. and Canada to submit an essay of 50 to 250 words answering the question: “If you were given $5,000 to support education in your local community, how would you use it and why?” 

    http://www.olivegarden.com/About-Us/Community/Pasta-Tales/

    Jan. 29. 2012

    $1000

    12

    Ronald McDonald Charity House

    To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must: Be a high school senior; Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study; Be a legal U.S. resident; Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution

    http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

    Jan. 27. 2012

    Varies

    12

    Davidson Fellows Scholarship

    The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is open to students who can demonstrate noteworthy achievements through the creation of a "significant piece of work" aimed at improving the lives of others in the areas of science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, philosophy, and outside the box. You must also be 18 years of age or younger as of October 4, 2012 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows/

    Feb.1.2012

    $10,000-$50,000

Last Modified on January 4, 2012