•  October 2011

    GRADE

    NAME

    DESCRIPTION

    DEADLINE

    AWARD

    9-12

    Discus Awards

    Just pick three areas of excellence, make your case for each in under 800 characters - you can even spice it up with images and video—and submit online. Discus Award winners are one of a kind, and the award makes a great addition to your college application.

    http://www.discusawards.com

    Ongoing

    $2000

    9-12

    Step up to Bullying

    The Step Up to Bullying Scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens and no more than 25 years of age. You must submit a short essay on the sponsor's webpage detailing what you're doing to step up to bullying in your school or community to qualify for this award.

    http://www.dosomething.org/stepuptobullying

    10/14/11

    $500

    10-12

    Jumpstart Scholarship

    The College JumpStart Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and current college students. To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and be able express your goals for getting a higher education.

    http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/

     

    10/17/11

    $250-1500

    12

    Horatio Alger National Scholarship

    Must demonstrate critical financial need (50,000 or less), be involved in co-curricular and community activities, demonstrate academic achievement (2.0 and up), and be a U.S. citizen. APPLY ONLINE.

    https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm

    10/30/11

    $20,000

    12

    Coca-Cola Scholarship

    Must demonstrate high academic achievement (3.0 minimum by junior year), be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and planning to pursue further education at an accredited U.S secondary institution. 

    https://www.coca-cola-scholars.org/page.aspx?pid=388

    10/31/11

    $10,000-20,000

    12

    FIRE Scholarship

    Answer the following essay question: Why is free speech important at our nation's colleges and universities? Discuss how the universities in these videos violated the featured students' rights and why these violations are incompatible with higher education. Your essay should be 700-1200 words.

    http://thefire.org/takeaction/students/essaycontest

    11/5/11

    $1000-5000

    12

    Footlocker

    Scholarship

    Are you an athlete who has flexed your heart in your community? DoSomething.org and Foot Locker will be honoring 20 athletes who shine on the field and in their communities with $20,000 each through the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program.

    http://www.fastweb.com/content/foot-locker-scholar-athletes-program

    1/9/12

    $20,000

Last Modified on October 3, 2011