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Winter Scholarship Packet

         St David High School

    Winter Scholarships 2017/18

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

If you are active in the community or have led a project that benefits others or overcome personal challenges, apply for this scholarship.www.axa-achievement.com The 2018 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 pm on December 15, 2017, whichever comes first.

American Legion Scholarships

Go to www.needalift.org  for a list of different scholarship or grant opportunities for veteran’s dependents.

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship

http://www.azlegion.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ORATORICAL-APPLICATION.2017.pdf  for the Contestant Application. Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available. State winners receive $1,500. The national winner gets $18,000. Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Email contact is: legionoratoricalcontest@msn.com  Deadline January 1, 2018

Arizona Cattleman’s Association

Student must be pursuing studies in courses or careers directly or indirectly related to the cattle industry.  2.5 GPA. http://azcattlemensassoc.org/CMDocs/ArizonaCG/2018%20ACIREF%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf  Must be postmarked by the Deadline, March 15, 2018.

Arizona State Cowbelles, Inc., Mattie Cowan Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to recent high school graduates (Seniors) who have demonstrated an interest in agriculture, or have a ranching or agricultural background, or taken agricultural classes.  2.5 GPA. Amount is $1,000. http://www.arizonacowbelles.org/CMDocs/ArizonaCowbelles/Scholarship/ASC.Scholarship.Appl_14_15.pdf  Deadline is April 15, 2018.

Arizona Elk Society

All recipients must exhibit a commitment to wildlife and the outdoors and participate in school-related responsibilities and activities.  Students must be a resident of Arizona with plans to attend college. Students must have a 2.70 GPA or higher. Students must also have a copy of a current hunting license and be a current member of the Arizona Elk Society. Go to www.arizonaelksociety.org to download an application. Deadline last year was February 28, 2017  (The website is active, but still has last year’s info – watch for updates)

Big Sun Scholarship

The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student. The deadline to apply is June 19, 2018.  All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Send a short essay answering three questions. Please visit the website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com  for more details.

CASI- Chili Appreciation Society International Scholarship

CASI is a club for competitive chili cooks that host fundraisers for graduating seniors all across the nation. Application at http://www.casichili.net/scholarships.html  The application needs to be verified by Miss Barbie by January 12, 2018 in order to send it to the CASI pod.

Coronado Chapter/ Military Dependent Scholarship

Scholarships are available to Cochise County students who have a parent or legal guardian who is active duty or retired military.  The grants are $1,000 each and can be used for any college/university or service academy. The deadline last year was 5 PM, March 10.  This year’s is not posted yet.  Contact info listed is Colonel John H. Black, 520-227-5173 or johnandjoanblack@cox.net

Discover Colleges

This is a FREE private college information service as well as a $1,000 private college scholarship drawing.  Log onto www.discovercolleges.com to request information and automatically be entered in the $1,000 scholarship drawing. 

Dorrance Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is for students who have limited financial resources and who are the first in their family to attend college and complete a four year degree.  Worth up to $12,000 annually, renewable.  Minimum 3.0 GPA, SAT 1040 or ACT 22.  Go to www.dorrancescholarship.org to learn more about this exciting scholarship and to fill out the on-line application.  (Elizabeth Daley brought me a brochure showing the program.)  Deadline for submission is February 7, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

ESA Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are available to Arizona students. Applicants may apply for up to three scholarships. Application forms, instructions and a list of ESA Foundation scholarships are available at the ESA Foundation Websites: www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/esa-foundation/scholarships/how-to-apply  Deadline:  February 1, 2018

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship for students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Must have a strong academic performance, minimum 3.0, and have financial need. High School Seniors are eligible for $10,000 renewable scholarships. Apply online at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx or facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships.  Deadline before January 4, 2018.

HonorsGradu Scholarship

Whether through essays or multimedia, you've used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here's your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you'll better your community. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we're also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.  https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm   Deadline February 11, 2018.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

 $2,500 one-time scholarship.  It requires:  a GPA of 3.0 or higher, plan to attend a four year college or university, have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extracurricular activities. Combined adjusted income of parents cannot exceed $50,000.  You must provide an essay focusing on: “Describing his or her planned undergraduate study and how he or she plans to apply it upon graduation.” or “Who your role-model is and how he or she has influenced/impacted your life.”  See Miss Barbie for complete application packet.  Deadline date March 31st.   They usually bring me an application in January but I want this scholarship to be on your radar.

Kaibab ASU Scholarship

Annual award for graduating high school senior from an Arizona high school who has been accepted to Arizona State University full-time. Candidate must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; have financial need; and demonstrate potential to continue with their college career by remaining in good standing with the University. Number of awards varies. Applicant must be nominated by an employee of Kaibab Industries or through their high school counselor by February 7th, 2018.  http://www.eduinreview.com/scholarships/kaibab-industries-scholarship/ See Miss Barbie by February 1st if you are interested

MENSA Foundation

$500.00 to $1,000.00 per semester.  This is not financial need based. There are two requirements: you must be enrolled in college for the academic year following the application AND you must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Students write a 550-word essay. For essay rules and to enter visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/ Submit essay online before January 15, 2018.

Phoenix Suns Charities

This scholarship is for students that have a 2.5 or higher GPA and are active in extra-curricular activities with a record of volunteerism in the community. Go to www.sunscharities.org  Click on the scholarship link for a list of open scholarships.  Deadline Check at the beginning of February, 2018.

RMEL Foundation Scholarship

Go to: https://www.rmelfoundation.org/scholarships for complete guidelines for this scholarship. The purpose of the RMEL Foundation is to award scholarships to deserving and qualified students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry. Applicant must plan to pursue an electric industry position certificate or associate degree at a college or university. Amounts range from $1,000-$3,000. Due before February 8, 2018.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Go to http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx  for complete guidelines for this scholarship.  The essay topic is on an act of political courage by a US official who served during or after 1917, the year John F Kennedy was born. Essays must be between 700 and 1,000 words. The awards are 1st place $5,000 cash and $5,000 - 529 College Savings Plan, 2nd place $1,000 cash and 5 finalists will get $500 cash.  Deadline is January 4, 2018.

SSVEC Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduating seniors in Cochise County that rank within the top 10 of their class. One (or more) scholarships will be awarded to St. David students who will receive $1,500 each.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of participation in school, extracurricular activities, community involvement, volunteer work, leadership, character and promise.  At least two letters of recommendation must accompany the application. Students may now use the interactive online Scholarship Application Wizard to help fill-out and download their completed application form! Applications are due Before Friday, March 12, 2018 go to https://www.ssvecyouthprograms.org/scholarship-program/ 

      Miss Barbie will let eligible seniors know who are the top ten in the class. Take the time to scroll down and watch Mrs. Fenn’s video.

Sallie Mae Featured Scholarships

Go to http://www.collegeanswer.com/paying/content/pay featured_scholarship.jsp to learn about the wonderful featured scholarships that Sallie Mae promotes.  There are many to choose from with all different criteria and dollar amounts. Enter scholarship in the search bar.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program

Go to www.usbank.com/studentbanking  to apply online.  The application is available at https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship-application-form.html  Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing.  There are no essays, no minimum GPA.  The program ran through March 1 last year, but is not posted yet for this year.  Keep looking.  Sorry, the link is for the 2017 application.

       Fort Huachuca Community Thrift Shop

This scholarship is for students who show academic performance and good citizenship as well as financial need with future plans to attend college or a vocational program.  Send directly to address listed on application before March 18, 2017. 

*This is last year’s date.  I don’t have this year’s application yet (11/30), but it is due right when the Spring packet comes out so I want you to be ready.

Valley Foundation Scholarship

Go to www.valleyfoundationaz.org to download an application and to learn more about this scholarship.  This mission of this foundation is to provide financial assistance to students enrolling in college who have not earned the highest grade point average and who are experiencing financial difficulties. A good citizenship record is important with participation in school activities, community services and/or employment constituting a prerequisite for consideration.   Applicants must be US Citizens, on track to graduate and not in the top 5% of the graduating class. Requires transcript and letters of recommendation. Application deadline is March 2, 2018, by 5:00 pm.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships up to $5,000 for students planning careers in government service. Resume, essay and recommendation are required. There are very specific instructions so read carefully. Visit their website at www.gwcf.org for application.The application must be postmarked by January 15, 2018.

 

Scholarship websites:

Fastweb.com – is the oldest free online scholarship matching service. 

FinAid.org – This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive informational site about student financial aid on the Web.  The site’s array of calculators includes cost estimators, loan payment calculators, and savings projectors.

Collegenet.com – Provides links to several federal government education Web sites.

Collegeboard.com –It is a production of the College Board, the creator of the SAT Test.  It talks about “all things college” and includes a comprehensive section about paying for college and you can register online to take the SAT.

Absolutely Scholarships.com – Search through a database of over 200,000 schools and what they have to offer.

Admissions.com – offers students, parents and educators useful tools, tips and information about the college admissions process.

StudentScholarships.org - Newsletter available for downloading a list of scholarships that students from Arizona school districts are eligible for.  Download newsletter at www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

*New* Azfoundation.academicworks.com – for students across Arizona, one registration triggers applications for all scholarships that match a students’ profile. Deadlines begin in February with some as late as May.  You can contact the ACF scholarship team at scholarship@azfoundation.org