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September Deadline
Higgington Post Music Scholarship

AMT: Min: $1000 Max: $4000
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Scholarship to those majoring in Music, Music Performance
Contact Michael A Barrios

Hit the Books Scholarship

Amt: $500
Awards Available 1
Sept 30, 2017

Submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the student’s goals. ( bonus points to those who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic)

My Project Lampus Annual Scholarship
Sept 30,2017
Amt. $500 to 2 students

Essay Topic: One page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms. Explore modern teaching methods and propose specific ideas for visual and interactive presentation in K-12 classrooms for improved knowledge retention.

Currently attending accredited US program i.e. high school, college, or university.Good standing at current institution.

GPA of 3.0 or higher
Like or Follow MyProjectorLamps Facebook page.

Submit Application:
ATTN: Scholarship Awards
1000 Lincoln Rd Suite 250
Miami Beach, Fl. 33139

Reach KFC Educational Grant

AMT: $3000
Sept. 28,2017

1 .Mgr. -Asst. Mgr.-Shift Supervisor- Team Member at a participating KFC restaurant.
2. I’ve worked at a KFC for at least 6 months
3. I’m currently enrolled in college or I plan to enroll in the next year

Ship Dig Scholarship

Sept 30 2017
AMT: $1000
Awards Available 2
Submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. This can be a letter or postcard, a package or gift, an advertisement, or any other parcel delivered by mail. Explain why this article of ail was so fascinating to you and how it has improved your life.

Zip Recruiter Scholarship

AMT: 1 scholarship for $3000 issued quarterly
Most creative entry about your your home or college town.
250-500 Word essay on one of 3 topics:
Overview of your city and what makes it unique
Overview of the job market that is unique to your city
How zip recruiter can help you find a job in your city

Deadline September 30 2017

October Deadline
AES Scholarship

OCT. 6, 2017
AMT: $500

ESSAY: Submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to this question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey

Burger King Scholars

AMT: $ 1000 to $ 50,000
October 15, 2017 to Dec.15, 2017
GPA of 2.5 or better
Passionate about serving the community
Be a High School senior, Burger Employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee
Attend a two year or four year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the US,
Canada, or Puerto Rico.

Create Real Impact Scholarship

Amt: $1500
October 6, 2017

CREATE AN ORIGINAL WORK: Create an original work showcasing your idea for a solution or strategy to fix the problem of reckless and distracted driving.
Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

Amt: 1 $1000

Details online at the website
Deadline: October 31,2017

Horatio Alger Scholarship

October 25, 2017 deadline
Amt: $6000 to $ 25,000

GPA 2.0 or higher
Be involved in community service
Demonstrate critical financial need( $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree
Be a full time High school student
Be a US Citizen

James W. McLaramore Whopper Scholarship Award

Oct 15 to Dec 15
AMT:$50,000 awarded to top 3 candidates that apply

Citizen of US or Canada
Graduated in past 3 years OR be a full time student who is a senior at a high school OR home school in the US or Canada or Puerto Rico
GPA at least 3.3
Have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700
Demonstrated an active leadership role in the community service, athletics, and / or similar co-curricular activity such as student government, team sports, fraternal life etc
Students who demonstrate substantial work experience
Students who are applying as a full-time freshmen to a four year accredited college or university that is located in the US and is exempt from taxation under section 501 ( c )(3) of the Internal Rev Code

National Eagle Scout Association
2 Types: Academic and Merit Scholarships

NESA Academic Cooke Scholarships: $2,500 - $48,000
Based on School and Scouting Participation
Academic performance
Financial need
Must meet minimum SAT or ACT score to apply
Must apply during senior year of high school

NESA Merit Scholarship
Amt: $50,000 (1) awarded
Req: Awarded to one applicant annually who has chosen to pursue a
Career in STEM-related field.
Eagle Scouts only apply beginning their senior year and can apply up until their junior year of college.
Based on school and scouting participation
Community service

Deadline October 31, 2017

Northampton Maintenance Fund
Fred Parrow Scholarship

Amt: $1,000

Residents of Northampton Maintenance Fund who have graduated or will be graduating from high school to attend an accredited college or training and certification program are eligible.
Good school attendance and a grade average of 85 and above (B, A)
A completed application form
A letter of acceptance from an accredited college or certification program
Three letters of recommendation (teacher, employer or community leader who knows you well)
A recent transcript or report of grades or a recent transcript of course work and grades (if enrolled in a college or training or certification program)

Hand deliver completed application and transcript to:
NHMF/FPS c/o Chaparral Mgmt. Co. Inc.
14550 Torrey Case Suite 650
Houston Tx. 77014
Attn: Northampton Maintenance Fund Board of Directors
9am-12:30 pm and 1:15 pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Deadline: October 31, 2017
Scholarship award will be announced Jan. 2018 at the board meeting.

Parking Solutions Scholarship

Amt: $1,000
Number 1
Write a 500-word essay that is original, creative and persuasive on the subject of technology innovation in parking solutions from your perspective as a student. We are interested in learning your opinions about how parking can be more user-friendly, efficient or otherwise enhanced. Try to be concise but your submission may be longer than 500 words.
Domestic and International student may apply
Applicants must be enrolled or due to enroll at an accredited
Graduate School
University or College
Vocational School
Technical School
Community College

Deadline: October 15, 2017

S P Scholarship
Amt: 10 $10,000
You must be at least 13 years of age and will enroll in a college or university in the US
You must be a legal resident of the US
Further requirements are listed online at the website.

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Amt: $30,000
Awards 10
Req: Program is open to students who are in grades 9-12 (on the Nov 1 deadline) who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study in the United States and its territories.
Download the Voice of Democracy entry form and brochure to submit your essay to your local VFW

Deadline: Oct 31, 2017

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

October 2 2017
Amt: $1000-$10000
90 State Winners rec $1000 scholarship
10 State Winners move on as National Finalists and weekend in NYC
8 National Finalists rec $5000 scholarship
2 national Winners (one Male and one Female) Rec $10,000 scholarship along with national honor and ESPN telecast recognition at the Heisman Mem. Presentation
PLUS the first 1000 applicants receive a $10 Wendy’s gift card.

GPA 3.0 or better
EXCEL on the field
EXCEL in the community

YDI Scholarship
Amt: 1 $1000
Must be a resident of the US
Must be 16 years or older
You must be enrolled in high school, college, or university

Deadline: October 29, 2017

November Deadline
2018 Student of the Year Application
Amt: $5000 scholarship to college of his or her choice

Requirements: Participate in a fundraising competition
Enrolled in a public or private school.
Enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach.

Application deadline: is Friday Nov 17, 2017

Andrew Flushe Scholarship
Amt: 2 $500 scholarships
Accepted in a college, university or trade school
Citizen or lawful resident of the US.
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017

Ron Brown Scholarship
Application in the senior office

Amt: 20+ $10,000 annually for 4 years
Excel academically
Show leadership potential
Service to others
Black/African Americans who are seniors at the time of application
Demonstrate a financial need
Application deadline postmark Nov.1 for early consideration
January 9th final deadline to be considered

Children’s Defense Fund-Texas
Amt: 5 Scholarships $5000 each and a laptop computer
Access to the Children’s Defense Funds leadership programs and network of Beat the Odds alumni

Houston high school seniors including Liberty County
Overcome tremendous adversity
Achieving academic excellence and aspires to continue education
Demonstrates leadership

Deadline: to apply Nov 30, 2017

James Allen Cox Student Photography Scholarship
Amt: 11 - $2500
Requirements: Taken at least one photography or related art class.
High School students should submit still photographs. 5 digital still images.
For more details look on the web site.
Deadline: Nov 15, 2017

MaryKnoll Scholarship
Amt: 6 - $1000
Requirement: Essay writing. For details look online for requirements

Deadline: Nov. 10,2017

The Meinders Business Leadership Fellows Program
Nov. 1, 2017 Interviews Nov 15

AMT: Full Scholarship for first time freshmen
Requirements: First time, full time freshmen direct high school matriculate
ACT: Score > 28 (or equivalent)
GPA > 3.50
Business Major only
4-Yr BBA graduation Expectation

Sixt Scholars Program
Amt: 5- $5000
Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Graduating High school senior
Plan to enroll full time in a 2 yr or 4 yr university
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

Software Testing Scholarship
Amt: $1000
Req: Short 500 word essay about why software development and /or
Software testing is important.
HS Students who graduate in 2017 who are accepted into a college or university
Students who are currently enrolled in a college or university

Deadline: Nov 1, 2017

StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship

Amt: $1800
1 Scholarship
Participants must be students of any educational institution.
Student must write an essay of 1000-1500 words about How the Fashion Industry Changed E-commerce and The Impact On Us. It can be positive, negative or neutral changes.

Deadline: for articles is 11:59 PM November 30, 2017

December Deadline
ACT Student Champion Scholarship

Amt: $500
Must have taken the ACT
Overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
ACT score of a 22 on a single test date
GPA 3.0 of greater on a 4.0 scale
A preference will be given to an underrepresented and/or first generation college students

Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2017. Champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Amt: $2,500, $10,000, $25,000
Req: Be a US citizen
Full time student in an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university
Demonstrate ambition and self-motivation as evidence by outstanding achievement in school
Community or work related activities

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017 or 10,000 applicants

Barbara Lotze Scholarship
Amt: $2000 (5)
Enrolled in a 2 year 4 year college or University
Pursuing or planning a course of study leading to a career in physics teaching in the high school level.
A Citizen of the US
Deadline: Dec 5, 2017

Boston University Trustee Scholarship
Amt: Full 4 year, full tuition scholarship to BU
Req: 600 word essay completed online on the common application. Questions are listed there.
A short essay of no more than 300 words to answer the question:
“Something that’s not on the resume”
Give a glimpse of a passion, dream or mental pursuit that absorbs and delights you.
Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Home Service Club Scholarship
Amt: $2000 1 scholarship

High school seniors who are residents of the US
Post a video responding to the prompt: ”What are you passionate about and why do you want to go to college?”
The video entries are to be 30 seconds to 1 minute in length and should include a short description of what you are passionate about, #HSCWarrantyScholarship and a link to
Video must be an original and not taken from any other source.

Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Winners will be contacted by email

Jefferson Scholars Foundation
Amt: Merit Based, fully funded scholarship to the University of Virginia
$150,000 for Virginia residents and $280,000 for non- residents.
This also includes enrichment experiences including a six-week foreign travel experience and internship opportunities with our alumni network.

Requirements: Be an exceptional student.
Nomination deadline: is Dec 1,2017

National Space Club Scholarship
Amt: 1 $10,000
Must be a US Citizen
Must be at least senior in high school
Must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited school with a preference for those with space related interests.
Can only use the $10000 scholarship towards tuition during the 2018-2019 academic year
Must not have previously spoken at the Dr RobertH Goddard Memorial Dinner
Applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (R Scholarship, Keynote Scholarships in the same year but may only win one in the same year.
Deadline: Dec 1,2017

Wabash Cannon Ball Houston Scholarship
Amt: $5000 scholarships
Half of the money $2,500 will be paid at the start of the fall 2018 semester, with a requirement to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first semester at K-State in order to earn the second payment $2500 in spring of 2019
High School Student living in the Houston Area
Must be admitted to Kansas State Univ. and have completed a general scholarship application. (priority deadline Nov. 1)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a weighted or unweighted scale.
Complete the Wabash Cannon Ball Scholarship application to include biographical information, essay, activities, jobs, and special recognition.

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

January Deadline
First Community Credit Union

AMT: 5 $4000 scholarships
HS graduating senior committed to attending a college or university.
Must be a member of FCCU in good standing for at least 90 days prior to application deadline
Minimum GPA will be set at 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale
Completed application deadline January 6, 2018

The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum Scholarship

Amt: $1000
Senior girl
Community Service
Academic Perfromance
Financial Need
Applications are available online beginning October. The deadline is January 12, 2018
One-on-one interviews will be scheduled as part of the application process.

SmartUp Houston
Current Junior H S student
Minimum GPA 2.5 (unweighted 4.0 scale)
Eligible for Federal Financial Aid
An ability to overcome unusual circumstances
Apply online

Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Amt: Over $403,600 in scholarship money awarded

High School Graduating Seniors
Official transcript
GPA SAT or ACT scores
Completely fill out the application is important. Being able to follow directions and complete all requirements will be a factor in awarding the scholarship.
This scholarship can be renewed while in college by keeping at least a 3.0 GPA
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

February Deadline
Danny Barrera Memorial Blood Donor Scholarship
Feb 1- March 31, 2018

AMT: $750 1 student

Be a senior at a Klein ISD high school
Plan to attend an institution of higher learning after graduation
Donated blood or Platelets at least twice at a Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center facility or blood drive or have been involved in blood drives or donor recruitment.
Complete an application form neatly printed or typed
A resume explaining your extracurricular activities, awards, etc
An official high school transcript, which includes the first semester of your senior year

Mail to:
Danny Barrera Memorial blood Donor Scholarship
PO Box 11804
Spring Tx 77391

George and Mary Hamman Foundation Scholarship

Amt: 70 $20,000 Scholarships
Financial Need
Academic Achievement
US Citizens graduating seniors of HS after Sept 15th, in these counties:
Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller .
All completed applications and requirements must be received no later than 4:00 PM Feb 17, 2018

Ignatian Leaders Scholarship

Amt: $6,000 anually for 4 years to 20 first year students $24,000
Req: Completed application
GPA at least 3.5
Submit an ISL app
Leadership Opportunities
Community service
Academic achievement
Applicants activity resume’ essay
Letters of recommendation
If you meet these criteria and wish to nominate yourself for the scholarship, e-mail Michael and request an application no later than Jan 25, 2018

Deadline: Feb, 2018

March Deadline
High School Army ROTC National Merit Scholarship

Amt: Can be awarded a 3 or 4 year scholarship
Covers full tuition and mandatory fees
3 year covers only 3 years of college
4 year covers 4 years full tuition+fees, book stipend and monthly stipend.
The book allowance is $1200 per year and receive a monthly tax free stipend scholarship awardees.
Depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum you are provided a monthly living allowance:
1 yr =$300 per month
2 yr=$350 per month
3 yr=$450 per month
4 yr=$500

US citizen
Between the ages of 17-26
High school GPA of at least 2.50
High School Diploma or equivalent
Score of 920 on the SAT or 19 on ACT
Meet Physical standards
Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a reserve component( Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

Deadline: There are three boards held annually October January and March. Interviews are conducted at a local Army ROTC program or school prior to being eligible.

April Deadline

May Deadline

June - August Deadline
University of South Alabama
Amt: Full Tuition, $2000 Housing/Dining Scholarship and a $2000 Study abroad scholarship.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA
ACT of 33-36

No deadline given.