Eagle's Scholarship Newsletter December 12, 2008 Austin Peay State President’s Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program Seniors who

plan to attend Austin Peay State University and have a 3.5 or higher GPA and a ACT of 24 or higher please see Mrs. Jones concerning this program. Up to 12 students can be recommended for this wonderful program. January 26, 2009 LITTLE PEOPLE OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION LPA is proud to offer scholarships to its hardworking and enthusiastic members seeking to further their education. The Little People of America Scholarship Committee will consider only complete application packets that consist of the following: 1) The attached application* filled out in its entirety 2) Personal statement (no photos please) of at least 500 words 3) Three letters of recommendation (see section I below for past recipients): ● a professional reference (counselor, instructor, employer, clergy, etc) ● a personal reference (no family members) ● a reference from a current LPA chapter president, district director, or national officer 4) Transcripts: ● high school transcripts, if you will be a freshman; or ● college transcripts, if you are presently attending college The complete packet must be postmarked by April 22 of the year attending school to: Anthony Connor VP of Programs Little People of America, Inc. 250 El Camino Real, Suite 201 Tustin, CA 92780 *Applications will not be accepted via e-mail. Optimist International Oratorical Contest The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 16 as of December 31 of the 2008-2009 school year (December 31, 2008). To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, "For Me, Optimism is . . ." to be presented at your local Optimist Club's contest. http://www.optimist.org/default.cfm?content=members/mbrcdpa6.htm December 31, 2008 Teachers Against Prejudice International Essay and Media Contest The Teachers Against Prejudice International Essay and Media Contest is available to high school students. You must write and submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on a topic involving politics and media to enter this contest. December 15, 2008 http://www.teachersagainstprejudice.org/contests.html UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest The UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest is open to students in grades 9-12. You must submit an essay of 1,500 words or less on the topic: "What can the U.S. do to help ensure environmental sustainability?" January 5, 2009 http://unausanationalhighschoolessaycontest.com/ Zinch.com Sweet Diggity Dog Scholarship The Zinch.com Sweet Diggity Dog Scholarship is available to current high school students (international students included), graduating in 2009, 2010 or 2011, with a minimum of 2.0 GPA. You must register on Zinch.com and your profile must be as complete as possible to be eligible for this promotion. January 15, 2009 http://www.zinch.com/static/college-scholarships.html?Source=AFF-FWEB John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve. You must write an original essay of no more than 1,000-words on one of the topics found on the Web site provided. January 10, 2009 http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education+and+Public+Programs/Profile+in+Courage+Award/Essay+Contest+for+High+School+Students/ Gaia Community Scholarship The Gaia Community Scholarship is available to students aspiring to be the change they wish to see in the world, live authentically and make a difference. You must answer the questions listed on the sponsor's website, one in under 25 words and two in under 250 words per question. Applicants who wish to apply online must register as members on the site for processing purposes, but you can also apply via regular mail without registering. December 31, 2008 http://scholarships.gaia.com/ Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship – DAR The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of occupational or physical therapy (including art or music therapy). You must obtain a letter of sponsorship from your local Daughters of the American

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Revolution chapter to be considered for this award. Your state scholarship chairman will assist in locating the chapter nearest you. You must write to the NSDAR by postal mail (address is listed on the sponsor's site) to obtain this information. February 15, 2009 http://www.dar.org/ Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the 2009 The Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award is open to graduating high school senior scholar athletes. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in academics, athletic performance, leadership and community service. Candidates must also be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous states or the District of Columbia. There will be one scholarship of $7,500 awarded to each of 25 regional winners. March 6, 2009 http://www.sammy.bodybymilk.com/index.php Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors several essay contests. The Anthem Essay Contest is open to high school freshmen and sophomores. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, Anthem. The first prize is $2,000. There are three 2nd prizes of $500 and five 3rd prizes of $200. There are a total of 229 awards. The deadline is in mid-March. The Fountainhead Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. The first prize is $10,000. There are five 2nd place prizes of $2,000 and ten 3rd place prizes of $1,000. There are a total of 244 awards. The deadline is in mid-April. The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to all college students. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged. The first prize is $5,000. There are three 2nd prizes of $1,000 and five 3rd prizes of $400. There are a total of 49 awards. The deadline is in mid-September. Essay topics and other information about these contests can be found at the www.aynrand.org/contests. For more information, send email to essays@aynrand.org. Tall Clubs International (TCI) Scholarship Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people, the Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship. Individual chapters may also offer local awards. Women who are at least 5'10" and men who are at least 6'2" are eligible for the award. Candidates must be under 21 years old and plan to attend college in the fall. Website is http://www.tall.org/ December 31, 2008 Native American Leadership Education Program Scholarship The Native American Leadership Education Program Scholarship is available to high-achieving students who are at least 1/4 or more degree Native American and are enrolled members of a U.S. tribe. You must have a high GPA, a high ACT and/or SAT score and be attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis in the United States to be eligible for this award. You must be a paraprofessional in an Indian school and be planning to complete your degree in education, counseling, or school administration. March 15, 2009 http://www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition The National Make It Yourself with Wool (NMIYWW) competition awards $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships for knitting wool garments. Winners are selected based on the appropriateness to the contestant's lifestyle, coordination of fabric/yarn with garment style and design, contestant's presentation, and creativity. For more information send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition Box 175 Lavina, MT 59046 David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship David Letterman established the David Letterman Scholarship in 1985 to provide scholarships for telecommunications students at Ball State University. The awards are intended for average students who nevertheless have a creative mind. Winners are selected primarily based on creativity. Projects may involve a variety of media, including written work, research, audio, video, graphics and film. The winner receives a $10,000 scholarship. The first runnerup receives $5,000. The second runner-up receives $3,333. Website is http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CollegesandDepartments/CCIM.aspx AXA Achievement Scholarship Program The AXA Achievement Scholarship Program awards $10,000 and $25,000 scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in non-academic activities in school, community or the workplace. The award is sponsored by the AXA Foundation. US citizenship or legal residency is required. There are 52 winners of $10,000 scholarships. Ten national winners will receive an additional $15,000, for a total of $25,000. The deadline is December 15. The website is http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html Girls Going Places Scholarship The Girls Going Places Scholarship is sponsored by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. It awards prizes totaling $30,000 to 15 girls aged 1218 who have demonstrated budding entrepreneurship. There is one first place award of $10,000, one-second place award of $5,000, one-third place award

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of $3,000 and twelve $1,000 awards. February 27, 2009 http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest The AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. The national winner receives a $4,000 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $3,000 and $2,000 scholarships. The four remaining regional winners each receive $1,000 scholarships. Information is available starting in the fall. April 1, 2009 http://www.afsascholarship.org/ Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship Thank you for visiting the Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship site. We appreciate you taking the time to apply for the scholarship and browse the site. You will learn that Patricia was a great woman who overcame some obstacles to make her life the way she wanted. The deadline for the $1,000 scholarship is May 31, 2009 and the winner will be announced by the middle of July 2009. Please read over the FAQ section and also feel free to ask any questions about the scholarship. http://www.patricias-scholarship.org/ AIDS Orphans in Africa Essay Contest The AIDS Orphans in Africa Essay Contest awards $1,000 scholarships to the author of the best essay in each of three age categories (under 12, 13-17, and 18-22). US citizenship or permanent residency is required. The deadline is April 15. The awards are sponsored by Oakseed Ministries and Stand for Africa. Discover Card Tribute Award The Discover Card Tribute Award awards up to $1 million in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide. Discover awards up to 300 state scholarships of $2,500 and up to ten national $25,000 scholarships. The scholarships may be used for postsecondary education at two and four-year colleges and trade/technical schools. Winners are selected on the basis of community service, special talents, leadership, and overcoming an obstacle. Candidates must have a GPA of 2.75 or better in the 9th and 10th grades. The deadline is January 31. For more information, call 1-866-756-7932. http://www.discoverfinancial.com/community/index.shtml#scholarship Akademos / TextbookX.com Scholarship Contest Akademos Inc. offers spring and fall scholarship essay contests to help publicize the TextbookX.com web site, a source of new and used textbooks. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The grand prizewinner receives $2,000, and two runners-up receive $250 gift certificates for TextbookX.com. The spring deadline is April 30. http://www.textbookx.com/scholarship/ Calgon Take Me Away to College Contest The Calgon Take Me Away to College Contest is an essay contest sponsored by Calgon. One $7,000, one $3,500, one $2,000, and five $1,000 scholarships are awarded. The deadline is February 28. College Prowler Essay Competition The College Prowler Essay Competition awards five $300 scholarships to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors for students who are interested in serving on the College Prowler Board of Advisors. The deadline is May 1. For more information, send email to scholarship@collegeprowler.com. Environmental Essay Contest The Better Earth Environmental Essay Contest is sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies. Candidates should be full-time undergraduate or graduate students or under age 25 as of May 15. High school students are not eligible. The contest awards one first place award of $2,000, one second place award of $1,250, one third place award of $750, and four-runner up awards of $250 each. May 15. info@abetterearth.org. Harold E. and Ennes Scholarship Fund Even in a nation where the iPod rules, listening to the sweet sounds of the radio remain a staple of summer. But why limit yourself to sitting in the audience? Apply to the Harold E. Ennes Scholarship Fund if you're interested in a career in broadcasting. Deadline: July 1, 2007 http://www.sbe.org/ Brickfish Blog Essay Contest Summer blockbusters, a book by the beach, a favorite TV show when the rain hits—you can turn your favorite summer activities into scholarship money through Brickfish's Blog Essay Contest. To become eligible, you must create a blog entry on Brickfish and write about what movie, DVD, TV show or book has affected you deeply and explain why. Deadline: July 15, 2007 http://www.brickfish.com/Lifestyles/aprilscholarship?=mfastweb NPG Scholarship Essay Contest

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The environment is going down the tubes. The reason? You, me and the other six billion people sucking the earth dry. Agree? Then this scholarship is for you. To apply, you must submit an essay of 500 to 750 words addressing the possible link between overpopulation and scarce natural resources. Deadline: April 18, 2008 http://www.npg.org/2008scholarship.html Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship The sponsors of this scholarship are looking for students who have an original idea about cleaning up the environment and who want to be the leader when it's time to take action. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the author of the top Apprentice Ecologist essay. December 31, 2008 http://www.wildernessproject.org/volunteer_apprentice_ecologist Park Espenschade Memorial Scholarship Park Espenschade was a member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST). Upon his death in 1976, this scholarship was created "to honor his enthusiasm, energy, devotion and commitment to the education and training of young people in the environmental sciences," according to the IEST Web site. You must be pursuing a major or minor in science or engineering and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify. January 15, 2009 http://www.iest.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3377#Park_Espenschade_Scholarship Win Big with Our 12 Days of Scholarships Beginning December 14th, FastWeb is giving away scholarships just for logging on! From December 14th-25th, just login to FastWeb and you’ll be automatically entered into that day's contest. One winner will be randomly chosen on the same day. Prize amounts change each day with the potential to win up to $5,000. Just remember to login everyday! http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/articles/index/110949?id=XYRU63YR8K7G.2de98791a1a4ac7f84e3a79a5bf3fe6b Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest The Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Ten first place winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000. The contest is open to all residents of the United States and Mexico, and also to US Citizens living abroad. Candidates should be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and age 19 or younger. April 15. For more information, send email to holocaust@hklaw.com. MoneyMatters101.com Scholarships The MoneyMatters101.com scholarship involves an essay on a financial theme. It is open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors attending college in the US or Canada. A GPA of 2.3 or higher is required. One $300 scholarship will be awarded. August 31 School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship awards ten $1,000 scholarships (five to students in grades 4-8 and five to students in grades 9-12). The essay topics focus on music. Entry forms are available online starting September 1. December 31, 2008 http://www.sbomagazine.com/ME2/dirsect.asp?sid=F304E8D78FBE4F74B99F91D7AA49CDBA&nm=Essay+Contest Teenage Vision for America Essay Contest The Teenage Vision for America Essay Contest is sponsored by American Spirit Publishing. The first prize is $300. The contest is open to student’s aged 13 to 18, inclusive. June 1, 2009 http://www.nextstepmagazine.com/nextstep/request-shout-out.aspx?clientId=5707&gclid=CJ7kmpaau5cCFQSwFQodJX-5SQ AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARS PROGRAM A need-based scholarship for minority seniors intending to major in the chemical sciences. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, high academic achievers in chemistry or science, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. For more information and to apply online go to www.acs.org/scholars. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2009. http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=1234&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=r egion1&__uuid=5d4013d2-1558-4e9a-8b94-b373273990b5 BlackStudents.com - Online Resource for Black College Students Visit www.BlackStudents.com for new scholarship and internship opportunities, including: Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Applicants must select one of three topics to write about regarding Atlas Shrugged - a fiction novel by Ayn Rand. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc. is committed to preparing new generations of leaders by providing merit scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the nation's Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities. Marian Norby Scholarship For Female Tech Students The Society for Technical Communication is a professional organization for people developing technical information through such occupations as technical writing, editing, graphical design, interface design, and Web design. And many more. Visit www.BlackStudents.com today.

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY HAS 10 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN Syracuse University has 10 full rides for African American Men and Women interested in studying architecture. Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture is desperately seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five-year professional degree in Architecture. He says he's deeply committed to bringing diversity to his field and has scholarship money set aside to fully cover education costs for 10 students. He says that Hispanic enrollment in the school has increased substantially, but it's been harder to attract Blacks. Syracuse University's School of Architecture has a great reputation and this seems like a terrific opportunity, so please pass this on to everyone you know. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean, and School of Architecture 315-443-2255 robbinsm@syr.edu Veteran Scholarship Site http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/Scholarships/veterans.html American Cancer Society Champion Scholarship Program The Society has established the College Scholarship Program to assist childhood cancer survivors in reaching their educational goals and investing in our future community leaders. The Society's College Scholarship Program is open to any survivor of childhood cancer who will attend an accredited two- or four-year institution and diagnosed before the age of 19, and who are currently 25 or younger. For more information please call 1-800-ACS-2345 --24 hours a day, seven days a week or send them an email at SA.College@cancer.org. http://www.cancer.org/docroot/COM/content/div_MidSouth/COM_11_1x_2009_Mid-South_College_Scholarship_Fact_Sheet.asp The Angie M. Houtz Memorial Fund The The Angie M. Houtz Memorial Fund is pleased to announce a $3000 scholarship. Each year the Fund awards at least one $3000 scholarship to someone who exhibits great dedication to community service as well as academic achievement. For more information, visit our website www.angiemhoutzmemorialfund.com. American Society of Naval Engineers The American Society of Naval Engineers sponsors a scholarship program to encourage students to enter the field of naval engineering and to provide support to naval engineers seeking advanced education. Scholarship awards of $3,000 for undergraduate students and $4,000 for graduate students will be made. For more information, visit our website www.navalengineers.org. The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) The center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific Region. The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. For more information on other scholarships of potential interest to prospective students, please visit: www.eastwestcenter.org/studentprograms. The Baltimore Community Foundation The Baltimore Community Foundation is pleased to invite qualified students to apply for scholarship assistance from five scholarship programs administered. This year BCF is streamlining the process by using a common application format. The following scholarships programs are available and generally open to public high school students residing in the greater metropolitan Baltimore region. Please see the specific scholarships descriptions and criteria for exceptions and special requirements. http://www.bcf.org/scholarships/default.aspx The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Provides Master's and Doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawaii. Through East-West Center affiliation, awardees become part of a growing network of students and alumni forging the shape and substance of the world's most vibrant region. For more information on other scholarships of potential interest to prospective students, please visit www.eastwestcenter.org/studentprograms. Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant is a $5,000 award presented annually to a student researching later-life learning in any of various disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience and social work. The grant recipient will be determined by a selection committee consisting of professors, practitioners and other leaders in the field of lifelong learning. For further information, including requirements and the online application, please visit: www.elderhostel.org/grants Hispanic College Fund The Hispanic College Fund Program includes multiple Scholarship Awards. Each program has different requirements and deadlines. Visit http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications to find out which program fits you best. John Gyles Education Awards The John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. They are the result of a private, benevolent endeavor established in 1990. Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement. Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post secondary study. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Selected students will receive up to $3,000.00. http://www.elderhostel.org/grants/ KeyBank Take Five Scholarship Program KeyBank is pleased to present the Take 5 Scholarship Program. They will be giving away one $5,000 scholarship each month from September through

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August. Registering is quick and easy; so make sure you visit www.Key.com/Take5 to enter each month. MENSA Local Scholarship Program The Maryland MENSA program holds a scholarship essay contest each year. Cash awards of $300-$1,000 are granted to winners. The contest is free and open to public. For more information and an application, please visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships. Submitted essays must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2009. National Student Nurses Association Are you a nursing student looking for additional financial assistance? The National Student Nurses Association offers a number of worthwhile scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information and to download applications, please visit www.nsna.org. Phi Kappa Phi As part of its efforts to recognize and encourage academic achievement, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi sponsors the Emerging Scholar Award. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi grants 60 scholarship awards of $250 to sophomore students in all areas of study. For more information and to download the application packet please visit http://phikappaphi.org/Web/Scholarships/emergingscholar.html. The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy is sponsoring a nationwide college student essay contest in which three undergraduate students will be named and awarded a $10,000 educational prize. The $10,000 will be paid to each of the three students who submit a winning essay. The essays will be evaluated on their originality, on their political, economic, and technical feasibility, and on their long-term viability. For more information visit www.2008energyforum.org. The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund The Sallie Mae 911 Education fund was created in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The scholarship program is open to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks, and who are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Scholarship awards of up to $2,500 per applicant, per school year, are available and may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to satisfactory academic progress. The deadline is open. Download an application from www.salliemaefund.org. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community. February 20, 2009 http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm Applications are available on the VRG web site. For more information, call 1-410-366-8343, write to The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, or send email to vrg@vrg.org. Christopher College Video and High School Poster Contests Students in grades 9-12 are invited to interpret the theme, "You Can Make a Difference," in an original poster. Posters must include the statement "You Can Make a Difference", be 15 x 20 inches in size, be the work of one student, and poster concept and design in addition to all photographs and artwork must be the original work of the student. All posters must include a completed entry form attached to the back. Posters will be judged on overall impact, effectiveness in conveying the theme, originality and artistic merit. January 20, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/the_christophers_you_can_make_a_difference_poster_contest.htm Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship awards one $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to skateboarders who are high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university the fall after high school graduation. US citizenship is required. The award is given to skateboard activists. Late April. http://www.skateboardscholarship.org/apply/ Apple Scholars Apple Computer sponsors the Apple Scholars scholarship program. Ten high school seniors will receive $2,000 scholarships for innovative use of technology in their schoolwork. Winners also receive a MacBook Pro and iPod nano. May 30, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/apple_scholars_program.htm Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship program is funded by the federal government and administered by the state governments in each state. This merit scholarship program is open to high school seniors. Winners receive a $1,500 scholarship. Approximately 6,300 to 6,500 new scholars will be awarded each year. Students apply through the State education agency in their state of legal residence March 1, deadline http://tennessee.gov/CollegePays/mon_college/robert_c_bryd_sch.htm Ned McWherter Scholars Program The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school graduates to attend college in Tennessee.

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Tennessee high school seniors starting their last semester in high school may apply February 15, 2009 http://www.tn.gov/CollegePays/mon_college/robert_c_bryd_sch.htm Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program The Tennessee General Assembly created this scholarship program to honor the memory of Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher who lost her life in the space shuttle Challenger accident. The scholarship program was established to encourage promising Tennesseans who have a commitment to teaching and inspiring young minds to explore and achieve their highest potential April 1, 2009 http://www.tn.gov/CollegePays/mon_college/mcauliffe_scholar.htm Dependent Children Scholarship Program The Dependent Children Scholarship Program provides aid for Tennessee residents who are dependent children of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment. The parent must be a Tennessee resident and have been on duty when the incident occurred. The scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending eligible Tennessee institutions. July15, 2009 http://www.tn.gov/CollegePays/mon_college/depend_child_scholar.htm Davidson Fellows Davidson Fellowships are awarded by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development to US students under age 18 who have completed a significant piece of work in the fields of Mathematics, Science, Technology, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. The significant piece of work should have the potential to benefit society. The focus of the program is on gifted and talented students. There is no minimum age for eligibility. Four $50,000 scholarships, seven $25,000 scholarships, and five $10,000 scholarships are awarded each year. March 31 (receipt); there are earlier deadlines for some forms. For more information, write to The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, Attn: Davidson Fellows Coordinators, 9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521 or send email to davidsonfellows@ditd.org. Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition The Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Competition awards 500 four-year scholarships to high school seniors. US citizenship is required. Two renewable $15,000 scholarships, two renewable $10,000 scholarships, two renewable $5,000 scholarships, and 494 renewable $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year. The application deadline is in early January. Contact your local Elks lodge for more information. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applications are in guidance. Gates Millennium Scholars The Gates Millennium Scholarship program is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund. Nomination by a professional educator (principal, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.) is required. The focus of this program is on students who will be pursuing careers in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science. Candidates must be African America, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American, a US citizen or permanent resident/national, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and be entering a US accredited college or university as a full-time degree-seeking freshman in the fall. Candidates must also be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Nominations must be submitted by early to mid January. Applications must be submitted by February 1. For more information, write to Gates Millennium Scholars, PO Box 10500, Fairfax, VA 22031-8044, or call 1-877-690-GMSP (4677). Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify and expand participation in international study by supporting undergraduate students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age. The program also encourages students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State, and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Through a competitive selection process awards of up to $5,000 are made for US citizen, undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The award may be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, local transportation, health insurance and international airfare. Candidates must be undergraduate students at a US 2-year or 4-year college or university and currently receiving the Federal Pell Grant at the time of application. Candidates cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a US Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. Approximately 15% of applicants are selected to receive the Gilman Scholarship with a total of 360 awards made in two cycles each year. The deadline for the fall application cycle is April 15 and the deadline for the spring application cycle is September 22. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application please contact the Gilman office directly by writing to Gilman International Scholarship Program, Institute of International Education - Houston, 520 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 740, Houston, TX 77027, calling 1888-887-5939 x25 or 1-713-621-6300 x25, sending a fax to 1-713-621-0876, sending email to gilman@iie.org or visiting the Gilman Program web site at www.iie.org/gilman. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship program was established in 1986 by the United States Congress to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. Up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarships cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. (The scholarship is renewable for students who receive it during their junior year of college.) Each four-year institution may nominate up to four students

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who are currently sophomores or juniors for the award. Second-year students who are currently enrolled in a two-year college but intend to transfer to a four-year college or university are also eligible. The students must intend to pursue careers in math, science or engineering. (Students who plan on studying medicine are only eligible if they intend to pursue a career in medical research.) Candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be in the upper quartile of his or her class. Candidates must be US citizens, resident aliens or nationals. (Resident aliens must include a letter stating their intent to obtain US citizenship and a copy of their Alien Registration Card.) Institutions must submit their nominations by early February. Intel Science Talent Search The Intel Science Talent Search, formerly known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, is one of the most prestigious scientific research competitions for high school seniors in the United States. Winners are selected on the basis of their potential as future scientists and researchers. Each year 300 students are named semifinalists and receive a $1,000 award. 40 of the semifinalists are named finalists and are invited on an all-expense-paid trip to the Science Talent Institute in Washington, DC in March, where the winners are selected. The first place finalist receives a $100,000 four-year scholarship, the second place finalist a $75,000 scholarship, and the third place finalist a $50,000 scholarship. Fourth through sixth place finalists receive $25,000 scholarships and seventh through tenth place finalists receive $20,000 scholarships. The remaining 30 finalists receive $5,000 scholarships. All finalists also receive a high performance computer. The entry deadline varies, but is typically in early to mid November. For more information, write to Science Service, 1719 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2888, or call 1-202-785-2255. National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) sponsors the National Merit Scholarships and National Achievement Scholarships programs, as well as the Special Scholarships. These are among the largest scholarship competitions in the United States, with more than 10,000 students receiving college scholarships totaling $47 million. High school students enter the competitions by taking the PSAT test, also referred to as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). The top 16,000 or so students with the highest selection index scores are named Semifinalists. Of these, approximately 15,000 are named Finalists. 8,000 of the Finalists are selected to receive a National Merit Scholarship. An additional 1,600 participants who were not Finalists are selected for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations. The National Achievement Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding African American students, with 1,600 being named Semifinalists. 1,300 of the Semifinalists are named Finalists, and 775 Finalists are selected to receive the Achievement Scholarship. Scholarship amounts in both programs range from $2,500 to renewable four-year full tuition scholarships. Presidential Scholars Program (alternate site) The Presidential Scholars Program provides recognition (but no scholarship funding) for up to 121 high school seniors each year on the basis of academic achievement. An additional 20 students each year are selected on the basis of scholarship in the visual arts, performing arts or creative writing. US citizenship is required. Students who take the SAT or ACT Assessment on or before October of each year are automatically considered, as are students who are registered for the Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) (contact the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) at 1-800970-ARTS). Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Program The Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Phillips Foundation. It provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to college undergraduate students who demonstrate "leadership on behalf of the cause of freedom, American values and constitutional principles". Candidates must be US citizens and currently college sophomores or juniors. January 15. For more information call 1-202-842-2002 or write to The Phillips Foundation, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20001. Prospective applicants should visit the Phillips Foundation web site for complete program information and an application. Heritage Bank Scholarship Applications will be available in November and can be picked up from the Guidance Office. The scholarship amount is $500.00 for three deserving seniors. December 15, 2008. U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships Offers financial support to Army women and their lineal descendents. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service and need. February 1, 2009, Applications are in guidance. Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (TACD) The scholarship amount is $500.00. Applications may be picked up from the guidance office. Completed application is to be returned to guidance by February 9, 2009. Harvard University – Tuition Free This scholarship is for an honor student whose family earns less than $60,000.00 a year. For more details you can visit their website at http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school’s financial aid office at (617) 495-1581. Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, Post 233 Value of this scholarship is $1,000.00. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and be the son, daughter or grandchild of an active duty, retired or deceased veteran. April 10, 2009. Applications may be picked up in guidance. Google Anity Borg Scholarship * Dr Anita Borg contributed much of her life to breaking the barriers that prevented women and minorities from entering the computing and technology industry. Her technical expertise inspired women to work in and excel at positions that were generally occupied by males. To continue Anita’s work, Google has introduced the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Through the scholarship, Google hopes to encourage women to become leaders and role

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models in the field of computing and technology. * Each scholarship will be awarded based on academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalist will be chosen from the applicant pool. Winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the upcoming academic year, and remaining finalists will each receive $1,000. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on March 2931 to participate in workshops, breakout sessions and social activities. In additions to filling out an online application, applicants must submit school transcript and two recommendation letters. For more information, please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/anitaborg/ Application deadline: January 15 Maximum Amount: $10,000 AISES Google Scholarship The AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarship awards to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and management information systems. AISES and Google support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native students working towards obtaining a degree in the fields computer science and technology so they can obtain the necessary skills to compete in today’s global society. http://www.aises.org/Programs/ScholarshipsandInternships/Scholarships Application deadline: January 15 Maximum Amount: $10,000 United Negro College Fund/Google Scholarship Google has paired with UNCF to encourage students to continue their education and excel in the fields of computing and technology. Through its scholarship, Google hopes to remove the financial barriers that prevent many African Americans from pursuing degrees in the fields of computer science and computer engineering. Selected students will receive a $5,000 scholarship to go towards a graduate degree. They will also be invited to attend the retreat at Google headquarters in California. To fill out an application form, submit an essay, and find out more information, please visit: http://www.uncf.org/scholarships/scholarDetailSGA.asp?id=84 Criteria - Applicant must be entering their senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college/university in the United States. Applicants meet a minimum 3.5 GPA requirements Applicants must be majoring in Computer Engineering or Computer Science Applicant must be an African American male or female Applicant must be attending a 4-year college or university. Application Deadline: June 20 Maximum Amount: $5,000 The National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also be enrolled in the courses necessary to complete the degree program and to fulfill the requirements of the intended eligible major in addition to maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student’s Pell Grant award. http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/SmartGrants.jsp?tab=funding Scholarship for Education Next drawing for $10,000 is November 145h http://www.scholarship4education.com/form.php?c=137957359&forcelp= The Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (TACD) Memorial Scholarship Will award six $500 scholarships to six graduating seniors who plan to major in Agriculture and pursue a career in the field. Applications can be picked up in guidance. February 9, 2009 FCS FCS is dedicated to seeing college students succeed. We provide current and potential students with information on higher education, as well as the funds to make that dream come true. http://www.freecollegescholarships.net/form.php?c=137959479&forcelp= The Junior Achievement Nelnet Scholarship The Junior Achievement Nelnet Scholarship is available to high school seniors who will graduate before June 30 of the current school year and intend to enroll at an accredited college or university following graduation. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, have completed at least two Junior Achievement programs, and demonstrate achievement, leadership and potential to be considered for this award. You must also submit two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the importance of integrity and excellence in the job market today. March 15, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/junior_achievement_nelnet_scholarship.htm The Avar Press Literary Essay Contest The Avar Press Literary Essay Contest is available to high school juniors and seniors. You must submit an essay no longer than 1500 words and give any analysis of Xen: Ancient English Edition, by D. J. Solomon. June 30, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/avar_press_literary_essay_contest.htm Dependent Military Children Scholarship Program

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The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is for dependent children of Soldiers on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status. Thank you for your interest in AER’s MG James Ursano Scholarship Program. The application for the 2009-2010 academic year will be available on this website after December 1, 2008 and will be due March 1, 2009. For additional information please refer to the General Information link below where you may read the instructions from the 2008-2009 applications. The Dell Scholars Program Class of 2009 If you will be graduating from high school in the spring of 2009 and a senior in high school this year, make note of the following important dates! January 15 http://www.dellscholars.org/public/HowToApply.aspx Patient Advocate Foundation On behalf of Patient Advocate Foundation’s Board of Directors and Scholarship Review Board, we thank you for your interest in our 2009-2010 Scholarships for Survivors program. Please find below the scholarship requirements and application. Patient Advocate Foundation is pleased to grant ten (10) $3,000 scholarships that will be awarded for the 2009-2010 school year. a. The Cheryl Gimmel Award b. The Monica Bailes Award c. Robin L. Prachel Award d. Karen Condon Reeder Award The purposes of our scholarships are to provide support to individuals, under the age of 25, that are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical or life threatening disease. Applicant must apply via postal mail and submit all required information in its entirety when returning your application. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the Scholarship Review Boar for consideration. Deadline is April 13, 2009. All those who apply will be notified by June 2009 on the outcome. http://www.patientadvocate.org/index.php?p=69 Scholarship for Military Children Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals, who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Dependent children of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Public Health Service, other federal or military related agencies or activities, or DoD civilian employees are not eligible unless they meet the above requirement. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are currently enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) database and that they have a current dependent military ID card. The DEERS database will be the primary method of verifying eligibility. February 18, 2009 http://www.militaryscholar.org Imagine America Each year, up to three students from your high school can be selected to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship! This award-winning scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors just like yourself afford a career education, and it is usable at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Student Qualifications: The Imagine America scholarship program can make it easier to achieve your dreams! If you have the commitment it takes to pursue a career education and meet the qualifications below, apply today! a. Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education b. High school grade point average of 2.5 or greater c. Financial need d. Demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year http://www.imagine-america.org/scholarship/index.asp The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition The poster theme is ”Life Is Better With Art In It.” You need to be a high school senior planning to study graphic design (or a qualifying student interested in another program) to qualify for this competition. February 6, 2009 www.artinstitutes.edu/poster National Art Honor Society Scholarship High School seniors who also belong to the National Art Honor Society may apply for this scholarship. Student can call The Art Institutes location of your choice to receive details or 1-800-275-2440. March 2, 2009 The Art institutes Best Teen Chef Competition Your skills in the kitchen could earn you a scholarship to one of over 30 locations of institutions offering culinary programs, as well as the opportunity to work as “Intern for a Day” at the Food Network Kitchens in New York City. February 6, 2009 www.artinstitutes.edu The Mental_Floss Contest The Contest: In 750 words or less, explains why you (as the most deserving person on the planet) should win a $10,000 prize for tuition/books in the fall of 2009. The contest is open to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada in the fall of 2009. Essays must be original work and should reflect the tone of mental_floss magazine. Winning essays must be truly memorable. They should be easy-to-read, funny, quirky and creative without being pretentious. Just (we hope) like mental_floss magazine. The prizes will be awarded on the overall quality of your essay.

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http://www.mentalfloss.com/tuitiongiveaway/ January 31, 2009 Evelyn Keedy Memorial Scholarship The $30,000 Evelyn Keedy Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a worthy high school senior who has enrolled at one of the eligible Art Institutes locations. Student can call The Art Institutes location of your choice to receive details or 1-800-275-2440. May 5, 2009 SkillsUSA Championship Students who are members of SkillsUSA may compete in local, state, and national championships. June 2009 For Details, call 703-777-8810 or visit skillsusa.org The Art institutes Scholarship Competition High School seniors planning to a career in art attend a culinary arts program, fashion marketing & merchandising or retail management can find valuable scholarship information and applications—and a link to the Gamersinstitute where you can enter your own games in a prize competition. AiAdvantage.com Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Program Using scholarships to help pay for college is a terrific idea, becaue you don’t have to repay them. Start searching early and be persistent. College preparation tips: If you’re a high school student, enroll in Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS Program to get valuable information on scholarships, financial aid, testing, and college preparation through electronic postcards. By singing up for the program, you’ll be automatically entered into the CollegeSteps Scholarship Sweepstakes. High school seniors get a chance to win one of twenty $1,000 tuition prizes. There’s no purchase or continued CollegeSTEPS Program enrollment necessary. The 2008-2009 CollegeSTEPS Scholarship Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins June 1, 2008, at 7:01 a.m. (CT) and ends May 31, 2009, at 7:01 a.m. (CT) (“Sweepstakes Period”). Students who have enrolled in the CollegeSTEPS Program and who are high school seniors during the 2008-2009 school year will be automatically entered in the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships/ American Liberty Scholarship Application $5,000 College Scholarship “Our ultimate goal is to help prospective students enjoy the benefits of a quality education” – American Liberty Scholarship Organization Finalists are selected every month. We want you to pursue your dream of obtaining a college degree. Whether you are a first time college student or adult returning to school to get bachelors, masters, PhD or technical certification you may quality for the American Liberty Scholarship. We thank you for taking the time to find out more about The American Liberty Scholarship and submitting your application. http://www.americanlibertyscholarship.com/?It=2&source=Gs NashvilleScholarships.com A website to help Middle Tennessee students locate resources on the web, to assist them in identifying “hard to find” scholarship dollars. The Best of CO-OP The National Commission for Cooperative Education, on behalf of ten NCCE Partner Colleges and Universities, is pleased to announce and sponsor its SEVENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, the National Commission will award two hundred merit scholarships of $6,000 each, for a total renewable value of $5,000,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and college transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of the following NCCE Partner Colleges and Universities. February 15, 2009 http://www.co-op.edu/scholarships.htm 2009 Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship Scholarship applicants MUST be associated with the manufactured or modular housing industry, to be considered. For example, living in a manufactured or modular home; or working in the manufactured or modular industry; or by having a relative who works in the manufactured or modular industry. http://www.tnmha.net/ Next Step Register for the Win Free Tuition scholarship – students can receive up to $25,000. http://www.nextstepmagazine.com/nextstep/high-school-counselor.aspx Queen City Masonic Lodge No. 761 This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need and academic excellence. Requires a 3.0 GPA to qualify. A one-time award of $500.00. Applications can be picked up in guidance. March 1, 2009 American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society’s College Scholarship Program gives young cancer survivors the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, community college or vocational technical school. Priority will be given to first time applicants. For more information call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-ACS-2345.

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2009 Young Entrepreneur High School students can now apply for a chance to receive $1,000 - $10,000 in tuition assistance through the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award program. Apply for a scholarship online or download the application to send by mail. Students applying online must use the access key “NFIB.” December 15, 2008. http://www.nfib.com/page/nfibYoungEntrepreneurAward.html?WT.mc_id=YEA Ronald McDonald House Scholarship Scholarship awards are given based on a student’s demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Depending on strategic goals and community needs, participating local RHHC Chapters could specify additional selection criteria. February 16, 2009 http://rmhc.org/programs/rmhc-national-scholarship-program#howTo James Beard Foundation This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. May 15, 2009 http://www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/jamesbeard/ AXA Achievements Community Scholarship Program The AXA Achievements Community Scholarship Program brings advice and access to higher education into every community in which AXA has a presence. Every AXA Advisors’ branch office nationwide distributes up to twelve $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who live and attend high school in their area. Applications must be mailed by February 15, 2009. http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundtion/scholarship-applications.html Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30. http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/YouthPrograms/RotaryYouthLeadershipAwards(RYLA)/Pages/ridefault.aspx School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship awards ten $1,000 scholarships (five to students in grade 4-8 and five to students in grades 9-12). The essay topics focus on music. December 31. http://www.sbomagazine.com/ME2/dirsect.asp?sid=F304E8D78FBE4F74B99F91D7AA49CDBA&nm=Essay+Contest Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships The Morris K Udall Foundation awards 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to college juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment. An additional 30 students are named Honorable Mentions and received awards of $350. Their college’s Udall faculty representative must nominate candidates during their sophomore or junior year in college. March 9, 2009. http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/HowToApply.aspx National Wild Turkey Federation’s Academic Scholarship Program Application At the National Wild Turkey Federation, there are more benefits going out to youth than jus the pride of conserving the American wild turkey. Scholarship money is also available. Students can now compete at the local level for college scholarships sponsored by the NWTF. But is doesn’t stop there. All students receiving local scholarships for $250 will have the opportunity to compete for a state/provincial chapter funded $1,000 state/provincial scholarship. State/provincial chapter winners will compete for a $10,000 national scholarship. Eligibility information for recipients and deadlines for each phase of the process are included with the scholarship application packets. Information packets will be sent to interested chapters each year. These scholarships are set up to ensure the NWTF has the dedicated conservationists needed for the future and is a part of the NWTF’s Five-Star program. Applicants for the scholarship must be members of the NWTF and are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, community involvement and commitment to conservation. January 1, 2009. Applications can be picked up in Guidance. http://www.nwtf.org/jakes/xtreme/scholarships.html FAMU Scholarship Florida A & M University is providing an outstanding opportunity for black women entering college in the fall of 2009. It is designed to address their absence in the field of computer technology. Dr Jason Black is the Principal Investigator of a recently awarded $552,000 NSF Grant entitled AfricanAmerican Women in Computer Science. The grant provides scholarships from $4000 to $10,000 per year for female African American students. http://www.famu.edu/?a=headlines&p=display&news=602 Fisher House Scholarship for Military Children The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. Starts November 3rd. http://www.militaryscholar.org/apply/application.shtml The Tennessee Women’s Scholarship Directory

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Welcome to the online version of the Tennessee Women’s Scholarship Directory, which was published by the Women’s Social Policy and Research Center at Vanderbilt University in August 2003. All of the chapters are available for download from the links below as.pdf documents. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the Tennessee Women’s Scholarship Directory files. http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/wsparc/scholarships Dell Scholars Program The Dell Scholars Program is about you, and your determination to succeed. It recognizes your potential and rewards your determination to achieve great things through higher education. It looks beyond academic performance and test scores. It can open up the doors to opportunity through funding your college education. http://www.dellscholars.org/ Wal-Mart Foundation Scholarships to Help Thousands of Students Pay for College The Wal-Mart Foundation announced today that the application period for the Sam Walton Community Scholarships begs Nov. 1 in all U.S. – based WalMart stores, Sam’s Clubs and Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets. More than 7,000 scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, who will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to help pay for expenses at the accredited college or university of their choice. Winners will be recognized in April. The Wal-Mart Foundation awards more than $6 million annually to graduating high school seniors throughout the country. January 14 http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/6878.aspx 2009 Associates (Spouses and Friends) to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Award of Excellence Scholarship The Associates (Spouses and Friends) to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology will present: $1,000 - $2,000 Award of Excellence Scholarships $100 Merit Awards Each scholarship is a one-time grant. Scholarship monies may only be used for or applied to tuition, books, and fees for a bona fide course of instruction at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or accredited technical or vocational college or school. Scholarships must be used within three years of notification to the winner of the scholarship award. January 9, 2009 http://www.aaaai.org/members/associates/asthmascholarship/2009/ Miss Cheerleader of America Is a Tuition Scholarship Program for female high school cheerleaders, which is made available to them for use at a private high school or at a private or public college, university or trade school. Deadline is not yet setup. http://www.misscheerleaderofamerica.com/ Burger King Scholars Program Every year, the BURGER KING Scholars Program helps graduating high school seniors build brighter futures. The awards ($1,000 each) are sponsored annually by the fundraising efforts of Burger King Corporation, BURGER KING franchisees, and our restaurant guests in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Awards must be used for educational expenses, such as tuition or required fees and books, and must be used during the first year of college or postsecondary vocational/technical school. Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc provides administrative support for the BURGER KING Scholars Program. February 2, 2009. www.bk.com/scholars Ron Brown Scholars Ron Brown Scholars represent an exceptional group of young talented African Americans, who all have a strong dedication to leadership and service. Ron Brown Scholars all graduate from some of the best academic programs in the country and continue to go on to outstanding careers in the arts, law, medicine, business, the sciences and more. Each has demonstrated their commitment to service and continue that commitment as young professions through the Ron Brown Scholar Community Service Foundation, Ron Brown Scholar Alumni Association and beyond. Deadline is November 1st for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and additional scholarship providers and January 9th to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program. http://www.ronbrown.org/Scholars.aspx SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Students can register online and have fifteen chances to win – one winner every two weeks, from October – May. The website is: offtocollege.info Wal-Mart Scholars Description: Sponsored by Wal-Mart Corporation, scholarship will provide financial assistance to black male students with an emphasis on first generation college attendees. Amount? $2200 per semester (4400 per academic year). Spring 2009 http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/students/unique_scholarshipshtml US Bank For the past twelve years, U.S. Bank scholarships have helped students fund their education. This year, we continue the tradition through our Internet Scholarship Program, which will award up to thirty $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors entering college next fall. February 28, 2009 http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm

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The CHCI Alumni Dram Scholarship Award Is specifically for first-generation (first generation to go to college) immigrant students (not born in the U.S.) who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. April 16, 2009 http://apply.chci.org/applications/ Scholarships for Military Children There’s still time to submit an application to the Scholarships for Military Children program. The deadline for the $1,500 scholarship is February 16 and all applications must be delivered to the commissary by the close of business that day. At least one scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location with qualified applicants. February 18. http://www.militarypartners.com/Links/WebGeneral.htm/promotionalcalendar_deca_scholarships.asp The 2nd Annual Create-A-Greeting –Card Scholarship Contest Create a greeting card. January 15, 2009 http://www.gallerycollection.com/scholarship/ Montgomery County Soil Conservation District For graduating seniors in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System, the Montgomery County Soil Conservation District is announcing The David E. Hinton Scholarship. This scholarship is for a student planning to attend Austin Peay State University and major in an agriculture-related are. Applications are in guidance. April 1, 2009 Kicking It Off - General FreshBrain Scholarship Welcome to the inaugural FreshBrain general scholarship, focused on providing funds for college to teens who demonstrate excellence in what they CREATE with technology. Most scholarships today require the submission of essay's describing how you are right for the scholarship, and what you will be able to do as a result of receiving it. Our scholarship is different. We want to recognize what you have created and how you created it. It is not about how well you write. It's about how amazing the thing is that you made! Value: $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 Number Awarded: 3 Time Frame: 12/06/2008 12:00 am - 02/28/2009 11:59 pm Time Awarded: 03/31/09 11:59 pm Eligibility: Open to all US teens age 13 – 18 Show Your Stuff - FreshBrain General Scholarship The goal of the FreshBrain Scholarship Program is to reflect FreshBrain’s commitment to enhancing the education and development of teenagers in the areas of business and technology by providing hands-on real world experience and to contribute to the professional development of teenagers. Value: $1,500.00 to $2,500.00 Number Awarded: 3 Time Frame: 03/01/2009 12:00 am - 05/31/2009 11:59 pm Time Awarded: 06/30/09 11:59 pm Eligibility: Open to all US teens age 13 – 18 Website: https://freshbrain.org/official-rules-show-your-stuff-freshbrain-general-scholarship Entry deadline is May 31, 2009 American Liberty Scholarship Organization We want you to pursue your dream of obtaining a college degree. Whether you are a first time college student or adult returning to school to get bachelors, masters, PhD or technical certification you may qualify for the American Liberty Scholarship. We thank you for taking the time to find out more about The American Liberty Scholarship and submitting your application. Finalists are selected every month. http://www.americanlibertyscholarship.com/ Future Business Leaders of America The following site provides information about scholarships offered by FBLA, a participating sponsor specifically for FBLA members, or by organizations that provide recognition for which FBLA members would be well suited. This information is provided as a service to our advisers and members and is not intended to be an endorsement of any of the nonaffiliated organizations or programs. If you have additional questions, e-mail marketing@fbla.org. http://www.fbla-pbl.org/fbla.asp?sectionid=587&page=597#WhosWho 2008-09 Excellence through Ethics Essay Contest Essay should outline a solution to the ethical dilemma presented in 500 words or less (checked or calculated by the word count function in the word processing tool). Submissions are due no later than January 5, 2009 by 11:59pm Mountain Time. http://studentcenter.ja.org/aspx/LearnEthics/ethics_essay_rules.aspx

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CEMC Senior Scholarship Program CEMC will be awarding for the 2008/2009 school year ten scholarships to graduating high school seniors that receive electric service from CEMC at their primary residence. Scholarship is $1,000 Student needs to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA Applications are in guidance African-American Women in Computer Science, at Florida A&M is a four-year program that provides scholarships and other assistance to women who have financial need and an interest in computer science or information technology. The scholarship amount is between $3,000-$5,000. The program begins operation on July 1 and will run until June 30, 2012. Applications for the program can be requested by contacting jblack@cis.famu.edu or (850) 412-7354. Bi-Monthly Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes Bi-monthly drawings of $1,000 plus $100 SunTrust gift card. Register each month online. www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps/default.asp October 31 - May 15 Scholarships for Military Dependents For information and requirements go to: www.militaryscholar.org Application available November 1 Asthma Scholarship Program For a student with documented asthma and excellence in academics, extra-curricular activities and community service. For an application go to: www.aaaai.org then patients and consumers December 22 All-Ink Scholarship 2.5 GPA and write two short essays. See http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.aspx for more information December 31 Tennessee PTA Scholarship To provide additional funds to worthy students who are preparing to teach children or work in a child related field. $1000 scholarship awarded to seniors planning to major in teaching or a child related vocation. For application see: http://www.tnpta.org/Scholarships.html March 1, 2009 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. For application see: www.jackierobinson.org/apply March 31, 2009 The Officers’ Spouses’ Club (OSC) at Fort Campbell For High School Seniors with a valid military I.D. Card, planning to enroll in college in Fall 2009. It is based on academic and personal achievement, as well as community involvement—not financial need. February 15, 2009 Applications are in guidance. Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of current or former United States Marines in their pursuit of higher education. We also provide a very limited number of scholarships to children of Navy Corpsmen who serve or have served with Marines. March 1, 2009 for high school seniors graduating in 2009 http://www.mcsf.com/site/c.ivKVLaMTIuG/b.1677655/ TN Student Assistance Corp Excellent website with links to information about the TN lottery scholarship, (HOPE) and information about grants and financial aide. http://www.tn.gov/CollegePays/mon_college/mon_college.htm The Walt Disney Company Foundation Scholarship The Walt Disney Company Foundation Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who participated in either Junior Achievement Company Program or Economics. You must plan on majoring in business administration or fine arts and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree to be eligible for this fouryear, full-tuition award. February 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/walt_disney_company_foundation_scholarship.htm The Excellence Through Ethics Essay Contest offers a $5,000 to a high school senior!

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This essay contest, which annually runs through February 3, allows students to compose a 500-word essay in response to the ethical dilemma February 3, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/excellence_through_ethics_essay_contest.htm American Planning Association’s Essay Contest High school juniors and seniors are invited to enter the American Planning Association’s (APA) annual high school essay contest. Two $5,000 college scholarships will be awarded. Students are asked to create a historic preservation plan for their community. The plan should focus on preserving the community’s significant historic areas, buildings, elements or features. To see the assignment please go to www.planning.org/essay. Essay submissions are due January 15, 2009. Eligibility and additional information is available at http://www.planning.org/essay "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest What is your vision for yourself after college? Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com want to help you frame your future and attain your dreams. So, show us what your future looks like! We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to five "success-driven" students to help them reach their vision. Enter from September 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/frame_my_future_scholarship.htm Ashley Marie Easterbrook Scholarship Applicant must currently be a high school (or home schooled) student in the United States, graduating in the coming spring March 30, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/ashley_marie_easterbrook_scholarship.htm. Discover Scholarship Program -Be a U.S. resident -Be a current high school junior at time of application -Have a cumulative grade point average for the 9th and 10th grade years only of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and -Be enrolled in and will be graduating from an accredited U.S. high school (home schooled students and students attending a U.S. Base high school on a military base outside the U.S. are also eligible. January 31, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/discover_scholarship_program.htm AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease—from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service. February 15, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/afa_teens_for_alzheimers_awareness_college_scholarship.htm Best Buy Scholarship The Best Buy Scholarships are available to current high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school in the Unites States. Students must demonstrate commitment to and involvement in volunteer community service. One award of 1,000 and one award of $2,000 will be given. In addition, there will be fifty "at-large" awards of $1,000 each and eight National awards of $25,000 each. Selection of recipients will be based on solid academic performance and exemplary community service with consideration also given to participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. Financial need is not considered. February 15, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/best_buy_scholarship.htm Oprah's National High School Essay Contest Oprah's National High School Essay Contest is available to students who are currently enrolled full time in a public or state-accredited private or parochial school in grades 9-12. You must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words in length that answers the question: "Why is the book Night by Elie Wiesel relevant today?" Winners will receive a two-day/one night trip for two to Chicago. February 6, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/oprah%27s_national_high_school_essay_contest.htm Annual Essay Contest on Ayn Rand's novel, THE FOUNTAINHEAD For 11th and 12th graders Entry Deadline: April 25 First Prize: $10,000 Cash Award 5 Second Prizes: $2,000 Cash Awards 10 Third Prizes: $1,000 Cash Awards 45 Finalist Prizes: $100 Cash Awards 175 Semifinalist Prizes: $50 Cash Awards THE FOUNTAINHEAD essay topics are available online. Website Address http://www.aynrand.org/contests JFL-Independence Day Essay Competition Eligible contestants must be middle or high school (7th–12th) students in a public, private, alternative, parochial, or home-study program in the United States. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible. The Institute is offering a $5,000 scholarship for a university, community college, vocational, or technical school of the recipient’s choice. The recipient’s school and/or teacher may also be eligible for cash prizes. Previous JFI scholarship recipients are not eligible. For the complete official Guidelines visit the Scholarship page at http://www.JFIweb.org

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August 31, 2009 Signet Classics Scholarship Essay Contest The Annual Signet Classics Scholarship Essay Contest, open to U.S. high school juniors and seniors, grants a $1,000 scholarship award to each of the five winning students, as well as a Signet Classics library (ARV $1,800) for the winner’s school. Students enter by writing an essay on one of four topics posed for this year’s competition book. April 16, 2009 http://us.penguingroup.com Traditional Family Coalition Essay Contest Students are invited to suggest ways to reduce social problems such as teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, the AIDS epidemic, rising school dropout rates, gang violence, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, political corruption, homosexuality, media decadence, or other social problems not listed here. December 31, 2008 http://www.scholarships4students.com/traditional_family_coalition_essay_contest.htm Bank of America Student Leaders Bank of America Student Leaders get to participate in an all-expense paid Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. during the week of July 13-18. This program will provide you with valuable perspective on many civic, social and business partnerships within the community. The combination of internship experience at a nonprofit and leadership development through the Bank of America Student Leadership Summit will develop your skills and strengthen your understanding as you continue to engage in building your communities. Bank of America Student Leader Scholarship applicants must: • Currently be a junior or senior in high school • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC in July • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship (U.S. Markets) • Be a student in good standing at his/her school Applications will be accepted from January 1st to February 28th annually. Website Address http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program The mission of America's Junior Miss is to emphasize education by providing scholarship opportunities to outstanding, college-bound high school girls, and to encourage personal development in all young people. Participants in the program begin at the local levels of competition and compete in 5 categories: scholastics, interview, fitness, talent and self-expression. Scholarships are awarded at all levels of competition and increase in value at each level. Those who advance to the state level have an opportunity to advance to the national program, which is held in June each year in Mobile, Alabama. Since 1958, AJM has awarded more than $90 million in cash scholarships. Local and state scholarship awards varied. For more information, visit us online at http://www.ajm.org and sign up for an account. Someone will contact you in your area that can provide you with more information. Requirements: Females who are upcoming high school seniors are eligible for the program. Participants must be a U.S. citizen and must have never been married or pregnant. Website Address http://www.ajm.org The Brickfish "Be a Milk Rock Star with Rascal Flatts!" Scholarship The Brickfish "Be a Milk Rock Star with Rascal Flatts!" Scholarship is open to students who are at least 14 years of age. You must submit a video of you singing a Rascal Flatts song to be eligible for this award. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information and entry requirements. April 15, 2009 http://www.brickfish.com/Entertainment/RascalFlatts?tab=1&=fastmilk CBAI Annual Scholarship Program The CBAI Foundation for Community Banking offers 13 scholarships to top high school seniors statewide each year. The scholarship awards available this year by the Foundation total $16,500. These scholarship awards help deserving students highlight the importance of community banking to the local economy. You could win up to $4,000 for higher education, and your school is eligible to win $500! February 13, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/cbai_annual_scholarship_program.htm Making It Count "Winning Characteristics" Scholarship The Making It Count "Winning Characteristics" Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are enrolled in either a public, private, charter, Magnet or parochial school and plan to enroll in some type of formal education or training program following high school. You must also have a minimum "B" grade average and submit an essay on how you have demonstrated the "Winning Characteristics" discussed in the Making College Count program during your high school career to be eligible for this award. U.S. citizenship is also required. June 15, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/making_it_count_winning_characteristics_scholarship.htm Kohl's Kids Who Care Award The Kohl's Kids Who Care Award is available to students between the ages of 6 and 18 who have not yet graduated from high school and who make a difference in their community. Your volunteer efforts must have resulted in a positive community outcome and must have occurred within the last 12 months to be eligible. An individual must nominate you for this award over the age of 21.

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March 15, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/kohl%27s_kids_who_care_award.htm Bruce Lee Scholarship The Bruce Lee Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who will be enrolling full-time in an accredited college or university next fall. To be eligible for this award, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate strong character, the ability to persevere and prevail over adversity, community service involvement, and financial need. You must also be at least 16 years old at the time of application and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. February 28, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/bruce_lee_scholarship.htm The Help Santa Find the Perfect Real Tree Contest The Help Santa Find the Perfect Real Tree Contest is open to students 18 years of age or younger who display a real Christmas tree (not artificial) in their home. You must submit a picture of your real Christmas tree along with a story about why the tree is special to you. To be considered, you must be a resident of the United States. In addition to a scholarship prize, winners may receive an all-expense paid trip for four to Orlando, Florida, or an allexpense paid trip for four to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. December 31, 2008 http://www.scholarships4students.com/help_santa_find_the_perfect_real_tree_contest.htm College Matters Scholarship The College Matters Scholarship is available to high school graduates or students in their last year of high school who plan to enroll full time in a fouryear college or university in the following fall. You must demonstrate potential for academic success, leadership ability, public service, extracurricular activities and financial need. March 15, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/college_matters_scholarship.htm American Spirit Publishing Scholarship The American Spirit Publishing Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. You must submit a short essay, minimum of 200 words, which relates an incident from your life that reveals a significant aspect of your character. In addition to the essay, you must also submit your high school transcripts to be eligible for this award. Entries must be mailed. E-mailed entries will NOT be accepted. May 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/american_spirit_publishing_scholarship.htm History Channel's Save Our History National Honors Contest The History Channel's Save Our History National Honors Contest is available to high school students who attend a public, private or home school within the 50 states and District of Columbia. You must study American, state or local history in a social studies or history class, or perform a history themed service learning project with a school, youth group or community organization. You must also submit a project that creatively illustrates your efforts to learn about, document and/or preserve a significant aspect of the history of your local community, town or city. April 7, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/history_channel%27s_save_our_history_national_honors_contest.htm College Parent Magazine Scholarship The College Parent Magazine Scholarship is available to students who will be attending a U.S. college as college freshmen during the 2004/2005 school years or the 2005/2006 school years. You must submit an essay of 250 words or less addressing the following topic: What was the most valuable way your parents helped you with the college application and selection process? Essays will be judged on relevance, creativity, and clarity, as well as grammar, spelling and structure. March 31, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/college_parent_magazine_scholarship.htm Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is available to student’s age 18 and younger who have organized and led a service activity that has clearly benefited other people. Your service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by you and cannot have been an assignment for school or work. Additionally, you must demonstrate a positive spirit and high moral purpose. To be considered, you must be nominated by an adult who has solid knowledge of your service activities and is not related to you. April 30, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/gloria_barron_prize_for_young_heroes.htm Courageous Persuaders Scholarship The Courageous Persuaders Scholarship is open to high school students nationwide. You must create a 30-second TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. You do not have to be taking a video production course to be eligible. In addition to a scholarship award, the winning team will also have their commercial aired on television. February 28, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/courageous_persuaders_scholarship.htm UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest The UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest is open to students in grades 9-12. You must submit an essay of 1,500 words or less on which aspect of UN reform is most important and explain how it should be addressed. All material must be submitted to the UNA-USA Chapter or Division in your area. To find the one nearest you, please consult the Chapter and Division directory available on the Web site. January 13, 2009

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http://www.scholarships4students.com/una-usa_national_high_school_essay_contest.htm High School Graduation Speech Contest Natavi Guides, INC. The High School Graduation Speech Contest is available to high school juniors and seniors currently attending a high school in the United States. You must write and submit a high school graduation speech of 500 words or less to be eligible for this award. June 30, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/high_school_graduation_speech_contest.htm Hugh B. Sweeny Scholarship The Hugh B. Sweeny Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who have participated in Junior Achievement Company Program or Junior Achievement Economics. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate extraordinary results in impacting a community through entrepreneurship and similar initiatives, and exemplify achievement, citizenship, creativity, leadership, motivation and financial need. Additionally, you must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation. February 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/hugh_b__sweeny_scholarship.htm Fourteenth Annual High School Poster Contest The Fourteenth Annual High School Poster Contest is open to students from grades 9 through 12. This contest involves students creating a poster with the theme and caption, "You can make a difference," illustrating the idea that one person can change the world for the better. First prize is $1,000, second prize is $500, third prize is $250 and there are five honorable mention prizes of $100 each. Each poster must be the work of only one student and the poster concept; design and any photos or artwork used must be the original work of the student entering the competition. Posters must be 15 x 20 inches in size, including border or mat if used. If charcoal or pastel is used, the poster must be either laminated or covered with clear plastic. On the back of the poster, the following must be included: the student's name, street address, town, state and zip code, home phone number, school, school address, grade and e-mail address (if available). Posters will be judged on overall impact, effectiveness in conveying the theme, originality and artistic merit. The judges' decisions are final. All entries become the property of the Christopher’s and no posters will be returned. http://www.scholarships4students.com/fourteenth_annual_poster_contest_for_high_school.htm The Young Naturalist Awards Scholarships The Young Naturalist Awards Program hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, invites students in grades 7 through 12 to conduct original research in the areas of biology, Earth science or astronomy. Students work independently to make observations, record data, and illustrate findings, before documenting their research in a written essay. The twelve finalists (two per grade) receive scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 and are flown to New York City to meet Museum scientists, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum, and attend an awards ceremony. Winners are further distinguished by having their essays published in a special catalogue. The program, which is in its 7th year, is conducted by the American Museum of Natural History, and supported by The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation. Entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents living within the United States, Canada or U.S. Territories. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of science teachers and by Museum scientists. April 1, 2009 Website Address http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/youngnaturalist. Lemonade Series Writing Scholarship The Lemonade Series Writing Scholarship is available to students in grades10-12 who are currently enrolled in a high school in the United States, or any American high school, worldwide. You must write a story, essay, or personal narrative of 500 words or less, describing how a teacher, coach, counselor or any person in your life has positively inspired you to change your life. The winning story will be published in the upcoming book, "Living With Love, Laughter, & Lemonade," with cover credit to the writer. April 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/lemonade_series_writing_scholarship.htm NAPF Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest Nuclear Age Peace Foundation The NAPF Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest is open to all high school students. You must write an essay with a maximum of 1,500 words addressing the topic on the sponsor's Web site. Essays must be in English and include a bibliography. June 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/napf_swackhamer_peace_essay_contest.htm "What Is Your Dream for the World in 2020" Contest The "What Is Your Dream for the World in 2020" Contest is available to high school seniors who are residents of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama or Florida. You must submit a 1,000-word essay on the topic "What Is Your Dream for the World in 2020?" to be eligible for this award. February 21, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/what_is_your_dream_for_the_world_in_2020_contest.htm National High School Poetry Contest The National High School Poetry Contest is open to all U.S. high school students. You must submit an original, unpublished poem of no more than 20 lines. Entries will be judges on creativity, originality, imagery, artistic quality and mastery of poetic expression. You may submit only one poem per qualifying contest. Deadline date varies http://www.scholarships4students.com/national_high_school_poetry_contest.htm "My Turn" Essay Competition The "My Turn" Essay Competition is available to high school students who submit an essay similar in format to the weekly "My Turn" column in

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NEWSWEEK. Judges look for direct personal experience and observation with a fresh, original point of view. Your essay should be engaging, moving or thought provoking and should appeal to a national readership. March 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/my_turn_essay_competition.htm Imation Computer Arts Scholarship Imation Enterprises Corp. The Imation Computer Arts Scholarship Program is open to high school students. Your school for this award must nominate you. For the project, you must create and submit computer-generated art. December 13, 2008 http://www.scholarships4students.com/imation_computer_arts_scholarship.htm Students Helping Students "I Can Make a Difference!" Scholarship Natavi Guides, INC. The Students Helping Students "I Can Make a Difference!" Scholarship Contest is available to high school juniors and seniors currently attending a high school in the United States. Recent high school graduates who will be attending college in the fall and home-schooled students are also eligible. You must submit an essay of 500 words or less explaining what you do or have done to make a difference in your community, your family, your school or the world. January 15, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/students_helping_students_i_can_make_a_difference!_scholarship.htm United States Foreign Service National High School Essay Contest American Foreign Service Association The United States Foreign Service National High School Essay Contest is open to all students in grades nine through twelve who are attending public, private or parochial schools, home schooled or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories or as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in U.S. high schools are also eligible to apply. If your parents are members of the United States Foreign Service or are on the Steering and Advisory Committee for the contest, you are NOT eligible. In order to apply, you must submit a 750- to 1,000-word research paper analyzing and explaining how the members of the Foreign Service promote United States national interests by participating in the resolution of today's major international problems. The first-place winner will receive a $2,500 check as well as a $500 check for their school or sponsor. March 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/united_states_foreign_service_national_high_school_essay_contest.htm NSSAR Knight Essay Contest National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Inc. The NSSAR Knight Essay Contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors who are United States citizens or legal residents. To be considered for this award, you must enter this contest through a local NSSAR Chapter. The contest consists of writing a 750- to 1,000-word original research paper in English. The topic of the essay shall deal with: an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. The research paper will be judged on historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization, grammar, spelling and documentation. December 31, 2008 http://www.scholarships4students.com/nssar_knight_essay_contest.htm 7th Generation Community Service Scholarship Program The 7th Generation Community Service Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be 21 or under and have a Certified Degree of Indian Blood as evidenced by the possession of a CDIB card issued by the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs or certification of tribal registration. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 (4.0 scale) high school GPA and rank in the upper quarter of their high school class. January 31, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/the_7th_generation_community_service_scholarship_program.htm Dupont Challenge Science Essay Competition Dupont Challenge - Science Essay Awards Program The Dupont Challenge Science Essay Awards is open to students in grades seven to nine (Junior Division) and grades ten to twelve (Senior Division) who are attending a public or non-public school in the United States or Canada. You must submit an essay between 700 and 1,000 words in length that discusses a scientific or technological development, event or theory that has captured your interest and attention. The essay must be original, unpublished and written in English. January 17, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/dupont_challenge_science_essay_competition.htm George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Inc. The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors who are United States citizens or legal residents. To be considered for this award, you must enter this contest through a local NSSAR Chapter. The contest consists of writing an 800- to 1,000-word original research paper in English. The topic of the essay shall deal with: an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. The research paper will be judged on historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization, grammar, spelling and documentation. Deadline Date Varies Websitehttp://www.sar.org/youth/knight.html Interdependence Day 2005 Essay & Arts Contest The Interdependence Day 2005 Essay & Arts Contest is available to high school students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. You must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on the following topic: What is Interdependence? August 25, 2009

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Website http://www.civworld.org/essay.htm APIASF Scholarship The American and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Scholarship is available to first-time incoming college students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. To be eligible for this award, you must enroll full time at a two- or four-year college or university, be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, permanent resident or citizen of the Freely Associated States, and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Applications will be evaluated base on the following: academic plans and career goals, academic record, community service, essay, financial need and letter of recommendation February 15, 2009 http://www.apiasf.org Angel Soft Angels in Action Award Angel Soft "Angels in the Classroom" Awards Program The Angel Soft Angels in Action Award is available to students who have performed an act of service and dedication to their community, a charity or cause. You must be at least eight years old but no more than eighteen years old by the deadline date to be eligible. Additionally, you must be nominated for this award. August 15, 2009 http://www.angelsoft.com/angelsinaction/ Idea of America Essay Contest National Endowment for the Humanities The Idea of America Essay Contest is open to current high school juniors or home school students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. You must submit an essay that examines the historical debate over the benefits and disadvantages of adopting the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and answers the following question: "Are the freedoms named in the First Amendment fundamental and if so why?" Relatives of National Endowment for the Humanities' employees are not eligible. April 19, 2009 http://www.neh.gov/wtp/essay/index.html Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition is available to students in grades K-12th who attend a public, private or home school in the United States or the U.S. territories. You must select a species of North American waterfowl, do research on this species and its habitat, and then depict the waterfowl in an artistic medium. March 15, 2009 Website http://duckstamps.fws.gov/junior/junior.htm Sam Walton Community Scholarship Wal-Mart Foundation The Sam Walton Community Scholarship is open to high school seniors and is to be used for your freshmen year at an accredited U.S. college or university approved by the Wal-Mart Foundation. All local winners will be automatically entered into the state competition, and all state winners will be automatically entered into a national competition. Selection will be based on financial need, academic record, ACT/SAT scores, community/extracurricular involvement and work experience. Employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or the children of employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. are not eligible for this award. February 1, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/sam_walton_community_scholarship.htm Alert Magazine Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention Essay Contest Scholarship Alert Magazine Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention Essay Contest Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend college after graduation. You must submit an essay between 600-1000 words about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, and, in your opinion, what was right or wrong about the way the incident or problem was handled. Deadline Date Varies Website http://alertmagazine.org The Hitachi Foundation Yoshiyama Award The Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community recognizes outstanding young people who have taken action to address social, economic or cultural challenges in their communities. The Award is given annually to 10 high school senior from around the United States. It is awarded solely on the basis of community service activities that foster longer-term community change. The Award is accompanied by a gift of $5,000, dispensed over two years. Funds are used at the recipient's discretion. April 1, 2009 http://www.hitachifoundation.org/yoshiyama/index.html This is NOT an award for academic achievement. It is NOT a scholarship. Students may NOT APPLY for this Award - someone familiar with their community involvement must NOMINATE them. Self and familial nominations are automatically disqualified. Education is Freedom National Scholarship Program The Education is Freedom National Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors who plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited twoor four-year college or university in the U.S. You must have been a legal United States resident for at least one year at the time of application, have a GPA between 3.0-3.5 and demonstrate financial need, leadership, participation in activities and a work history to be eligible for this award. January 15, 2009 Website http://www.educationisfreedom.com Rice Romp Essay Contest U.S. Rice Producers Association The Rice Romp Essay Contest is available to students currently in grades 11 and 12 who submit an original 1,000 to 1,200 word essay addressing the topic: "The Importance of Wetlands in the Environment and How the U.S. Rice Industry is Vital to Maintain Wetlands Habitat in the United States."

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May 25, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/rice_romp_essay_contest.htm Prom Wishes by "P" Scholarship Program Prom Wishes The Prom Wishes by "P" Scholarship Program is available to high school students graduating in the spring of 2006 who are enrolled in an accredited public or private college, university, or trade/vocational school. You must submit a 400-word maximum paper on "Wish for a Better Tomorrow: How I can help improve the local community". You must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award. Your selection is based on outstanding talent, leadership and academic achievement. March 31, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/prom_wishes_by_p_scholarship_program.htm National D-day Museum Online Essay Contest The National D-day Museum Online Essay Contest is available to high school students in the United States and United States Territories. You must submit an essay of 1,000 words or less and discuss why you think it is important for students to study the history of WWII to be eligible for this award. March 31, 2009 http://www.scholarships4students.com/national_d-day_museum_online_essay_contest.htm ExploraVision Science Competition Toshiba/NSTA The ExploraVision Science Competition is available to students in grades K-12. You must work in a group of two, three or four students. Each team will select a technology that is present in the home, school and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works and how or why it was invented. All applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada to be eligible. January 31, 2009 Website http://www.exploravision.org/ Straightforward Media Vocational-Technical Scholarship The Straightforward Media Vocational-Technical Scholarship is available to students enrolled in or planning to enroll in a vocational or technical school. August 31, 2009 Website http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/votech/ Monsanto 2009 Agriculture Scholarships Monsanto offers a variety of scholarships to recognize, reward and encourage students to continue their education in ag-related fields. Driven by the desire to actively support expanding development of future industry leaders, Monsanto seeks out exceptional students who have long-term career interests in agriculture. Over the past 10 years, we have donated close to $1.5 million in scholarships and awards to thousands of students. How to apply: Submit online application at http://scholarships.ffa.org, along with signature page. Deadline: February 17, 2009 Middle Tennessee Nursery Association Middle Tennessee Nursery Association located in McMinnville, has a scholarship fund for interested high school seniors or college students to study horticulture. January 15, 2009 Students I located sever scholarships at the following site. This site will allow you to go directly to the actually scholarship. http://www.scholarships4students.com/scholarships_for_high_school_students.htm

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