Name: 12th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program
Details: As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the U.S., 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,100,000 will be awarded.
Qualifications: To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:
- have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
- apply and be accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year at one of the partner institutions listed below:
- Clarkson University
- Drexel University
- State University of New York Oswego
- University of Cincinnati
- Johnson & Wales University
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- The University of Toledo
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
Additional Information: For further details and/or to complete an application, please visit www.waceinc.org.
Deadline: All applications must by postmarked by FEBRUARY 14, 2014.
Name: National Federation of Independent Business
Details: Young Entrepreneur Award
Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. Prizes range from $1,000 - $10,000.
Additional Information: For more details, or to complete an online application, please visit - www.NFIB.com/YEA.
Deadline: All application materials must be submitted by DECEMBER 17, 2013.
Name: St. John's University
Details: Brothers of the Christian Schools Scholarship
Any student accepted/attending St. John's University is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Please Note: Awards are granted annually and require that the student:
- reapply annually
- be in good standing with the sending Lasallian school
- be in good stand and accepted for the next academic year at SJU
Additional Information: Please see your Guidance Counselor for more information or to obtain an application.
Deadline: All application materials must be submitted prior to DECEMBER 1, 2013.
Name: John F. Kennedy
Details: Profile in Courage Essay Contest
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.
Awards: First-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place winner receives $1,000. Up to five finalists receive $500 each.
Additional Information: For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, please visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of all application materials is JANUARY 6, 2014.
Name: The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
Details: 2014 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Contest
The NJ Shout Down Drugs Contest challenges high school students to create original music and lyrics with a powerful substance abuse prevention message to allow teens to deliver the prevention message to each other through their favorite medium of music.
Guidelines: Interested students, please take note of the following:
- should be a high school student, in grades 9 -12, in good standing with their school.
- should be a resident of New Jersey.
- can enter as an individual or a group (group can not exceed 6 students).
Music/Lyrics: Two versions of your song must be submitted:
- one version must contain music and all vocals.
- one version must contain music only (soundtrack/instrumental)* If you plan to perform to a soundtrack instead of instruments, add any of your background vocals on this track.
- must be submitted electronically, in an MP3 format.
- typed lyrics, with a song title, must be uploaded with music.
- be completely original music and lyrics with no copyright violations.
- be no more than 3 minutes in length.
- contain a strong prevention message.
- available online (www.ShoutDownDrugs.com), must be completed by all participants and mailed. Groups must mail forms together.
- must be uploaded with your music. Be as creative as you want, but follow copyright rules.
Concert: Each participant must be available to perform at the Prevention Concert on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ.
Prizes: There will be three separate prize categories, with awards ranging from $5,000 - $2,000.
Additional Information: If you would like more details, including submission criteria, judging criteria, etc., or wish to download the entry forms, please visit - www.ShoutDownDrugs.com.
Deadline: All songs, photos and lyrics must be uploaded on www.ShoutDownDrugs.com/register by WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014. Entry forms must be postmarked no later than WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014, and mailed or delivered to:
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, NJSDD
155 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
Name: The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
Details: The High School Scholarship Program
This scholarship opportunity is open to all NJ high school college-bound seniors who plan to pursue a career in accounting. Scholarships are based on academic standing, standardized test scores, an essay and performance at a personal interview.
Additional Information: Applications are available online at - www.njscpa.org/scholarships.
Deadline: All application materials must be postmarked by DECEMBER 20, 2013.
Name: Freehold Township Human Relations Council
Details: Raymond Kershaw Youth Humanitarian of the Year Award
The award consists of a proclamation issued by the Mayor of Freehold Township and a $1,000 award.
Criteria: Interested candidates, please take note of the following:
- must be a legal Freehold Township resident
- must be a junior or senior in high school
- must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- must submit a brief personal statement
- must have two letters of recommendation from either a teacher, principal, community representative, or clergy to support award criteria with activities that may include, but not restricted to, school, community, or religious projects.
Additional Information: Please see your Guidance Counselor for more details or to obtain an application.
Deadline: All application materials must be received by the committee by MARCH 14, 2014.
Name: Southern Methodist University
Details: Hunt Leadership Scholars Program
Typically, students selected for this award are high achievers both inside and outside of the classroom. Strong candidates are students who have held top elected roles in school organizations, founded organizations of their own, or made a significant impact on their community outside of school. Leadership has been demonstrated through scouting organizations, service-related groups, school publications or student government. Academic performance is also a consideration when awarding this scholarship.
Eligibility: Interested applicants, please take note of the following:
- extraordinary leadership in high school
- rank in the top 25 percent of graduating class
- composite SAT 1270 on Math and Critical Reading or ACT 28
- completion of strong college prep curriculum featuring elements such as AP courses, IB courses and honors classes
Application Procedures: If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please take note of the following:
- in addition to submitting an application for admission to Southern Methodist University, submit an online Hunt Leadership Scholarship application, including essay, by JANUARY 15, 2014. Visit - www.smu.edu/huntapply to submit the application and essay.
- you will also need a letter of recommendation focusing on your leadership abilities and potential from someone who has worked directly with you in a leadership capacity.
Additional Information: If you have any questions, please see your Guidance Counselor or contact :
Lindsay Davis, (214) 768-1040, email@example.com
Name: Big Sun Scholarship
Details: The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The applicants must be:
- a high school senior
- attending a post-secondary institute
- currently involved in some sport
Additional Information: If you would like more details, including application procedures, please visit - www.bigsunathletics.com.
Deadline: All application materials must be submitted by JUNE 20, 2014.
Name: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Details: Exceptional high school senior student leaders are invited to apply for this scholarship opportunity. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).
Additional Information: For a complete list of requirements, or to complete an online application, interested students are encouraged to visit - www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx for more details.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of all application materials is JANUARY 9, 2014.
Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program
Details: Each year, the partnership between RMHC and its local Chapters helps to open the door to higher education for graduation high school seniors. The RMHC Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Please Note: There are four types of scholarships available:
- RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
- RMHC/Asia: Applicants must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage.
- RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.
- RMHC/HACER: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
Additional Information: Interested applicants are encouraged to visit - www.rmhc.org for further details, including specific eligibility requirements, application procedures, etc.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of all application materials is JANUARY 21, 2014.
Name: Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program
Details: The Abbott & Fenner Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
Application: To apply for this scholarship, interested students will need to write an essay on the following topic: Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice? The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words and must be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information: If you would like more details, please visit - www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of all application materials is JUNE 14, 2014.
Name: Moser Toboada Arts Impact Scholarship
Details: The scholarship, coordinated by the Count Basie Theatre, is open to high school seniors whose lives, academic, and career choices have been impacted by the arts. Interested students do not need to be pursuing a career in the arts or an arts-relation vocation to apply.
Application: Students will need to complete a personal information form, obtain three (3) letters of recommendation, complete a resume, and an essay. For complete application procedures, including essay topic, please visit - www.countbasietheatre.org/education.
Deadline: All application materials must be submitted no later than 4p.m. on MARCH 1, 2014.
Name: AXA Achievement Scholarships
Details: Scholarship winners are ethnically and economically diverse, but share the following qualities:
- ambition and drive
- determination to set and reach goals
- respect for self, family and community
- ability to succeed in college
There are two separate scholarship opportunities with different criteria and deadlines:
- AXA Achievement Scholarship (in association with U.S. News and World Report) - Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000. Please Note: All application materials must be submitted by DECEMBER 15, 2013.
- AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - Scholarships of $2,000. Please Note:All application materials must be submitted by FEBRUARY 1, 2014.
Additional Information: Interested students are encouraged to visit - www.axa-achievement.com for further details including access to application materials.
Name: The Navesink Garden Club of New Jersey
Details: A $1,000 award will be given to a graduating high school senior, interested in activities related to gardening and all of its relationships including horticulture and environmental studies.
Additional Information: Students will need to complete an application (available in Guidance), along with a personal statement, a list of extracurricular activities/honors received, obtain three letters of recommendation and a copy of their official transcript, and submit all materials to:
12 Fisher Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Deadline: All application materials must be received by MARCH 1, 2014.
Name: The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation
Details: The foundation will be awarding two (2) $2,500 scholarships for post-high school education (college, community college, trade school, etc.).
Criteria: The Scholarship Committee has established the following criteria for eligibility:
- Applicant must be a NJ resident.
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
- Applicant has visited the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial.
- Applicant has written an essay about his/her visit.
- Applicant has submitted verification of acceptance at a particular school with application.
- Application must be typed or printed legibly in its entirety.
- Applicant may submit only one (1) application per school year.
- Applicant must sign and date Authentication. Parent or Guardian signature is also required for applicant under 18.
- All applications must be received at the Foundation's office no later than FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please Note: Those postmarked prior to due date, but received after deadline, will not be accepted.
- Applications, essays and acceptance letters may be faxed to (732) 335-1107.
- Free guided tours of the Memorial are available (but are not required) on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., February 1 through April 5, 2014.
Additional Information: Applications are available in Guidance. Any questions, please see your Counselor or contact the Foundation at (732) 335-0033, ext. 100.
Name: The Burger King Scholars Program
Details: Created in memory of Burger King co-founder James W. McLamore, the Scholars program has awarded more than 17,000 scholarships to high school students.
Scholarships will range from $1,000 - $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.
Additional Information: If you would like more details about the program, or wish to complete an online application, please visit - www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of all application materials is JANUARY 10, 2014.
Name: Marist College
Details: Technology Scholarships Information Session
- Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Goldman Sachs: 200 West Street 12th Floor, New York, NY 10282
Interested students and their parents are invited to attend this information session where they will be able to learn more about Marist's nationally recognized technology programs and 17 full tuition, room and board scholarship opportunities.
Additional Information: Please visit www.marist.edu/technologyscholarships for more details. If you would like to attend, you must RSVP by DECEMBER 10, 2013, either by calling 1-845-575-3905 or e-mail: Cynthia.Siegrist@marist.edu.