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Unit 6 Paying for College

Scholarship Search

Directions: Complete the following to identify potential scholarships you could apply for to fund your
higher education.

1. Identify at least 5 characteristics about you or your family, extra-curricular activities and higher
education plans that may be eligibility factors when you research scholarships.

1. Act Score of 35
2. National Qualifier to the National Speech and Debate Tournament
3. I want to major in finance or actuarial science
4. I also have a heart condition that I may be able to get scholarships for
5. 4.0 GPA

2. Identify at least 5 scholarships that you are eligible to apply for and complete the table below.
Use a variety of resources to find the scholarships.



Possible
Scholarship
s
Who
Sponsors It
Website or
Contact
Information
Eligibility Amount Application Deadline

National Merit
Scholarships


Corporations/U
niversities
http://www.nationalmerit.org/
Must be a
national merit
finalist
Must get high
score on PSAT
Must write essay
and take SAT to
verify score and
become a
finalist.
Varies
$2500-
$12000/ye
ar
October 1, 2014(Completed)

Presidential
Scholarship


University of
Iowa
http://admissions.uiowa.edu/presidential-
scholarship
3.8 GPA
30 on ACT
$10,000
per year
December 12, 2014
National
Alumni
Scholarship
Drake
University

http://www.drake.edu/admission/undergraduat
e/costsfinancialaid/typesofaid/scholarships/nati
onalalumni/
3.8 GPA
31 ACT Score
Send in
application
Take part in
Scholarship Day
Full Tuition
or Full
tuition and
room and
board
December 1, 2014
John F.
Kennedy
Essay Contest
John F
Kennedy
Presidential
Library

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


Must write essay
on political
leader who
showed courage
Essay must be
between 700-
$10,000
one time
January 5, 2015
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1000 words
Must have at
least 5 sources
Must have a
bibliography
Quad Cities
Insurance
Association
Education
Scholarship



Quad Cities
Insurance
Association
http://www.annawan226.org/counseling/QCins
urance.pdf
Mail to
Jaclyn
McKenzie
PO Box 496
Colona IL
61241
Must be senior
within Quad
Cities
Metropolitan
area
$500
One time
April 30, 2015


3. After completing the table, what are three things you can do to be eligible for as many
scholarships as possible?

1. I can join many different clubs and activities to become eligible for scholarships related
to specific organizations
2. I can improve my writing ability to increase my chances of winning essay contests.
3. I can keep up my 4.0 GPA so that I will be eligible for more merit based scholarships.