College Scholarships


SCHOLARSHIPS 2019-2020

updated 1-14-20

AES Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers will be providing scholarships to deserving students, regardless of their field of study. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.Students are asked to respond to the following essay prompt: 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? For more information and to apply please visit, http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

Application deadline is October 5, 2020.

 

BLUR

A revolutionary new private messaging & gaming app called BLUR is launching and we will be giving away thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every day! All you have to do are the things you do every day: be social and game. Download “BLUR: Games, Chat & Prizes” on the App Store for iPhone users or “Blur Messaging Powered Up” on the Google Play store for Android users and being winning scholarship money and prizes from our partner brands. 

 

Bold.org-High School Social Leaders Scholarship 

The purpose of this scholarship is to support students working to solve our most pressing social issues. The High School Social Leaders Bi-Annual Scholarship will award $1,000 every 6 months to students who are focused on solving critical social issues either in their communities or at a global scale. The scholarship is open to any high school students who plan on pursuing higher education. To apply, students must be actively involved in organizations working to solve key social issues that we face today. The scholarship is not restricted to a particular issue or type of organization. Students may be working locally or globally, and may be working independently, with a non-profit, or with a for-profit. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing new or innovative approaches to a particular issue, with a focus on why they believe their approach makes most sense for the issue they’re working to solve. Impact will also be factored in when reviewing student applications. This means both the potential impact of the student’s mission in their work, and the potential impact that winning the scholarship would have on their ability to realize their mission. The essay topic is: How are you working to address an important social issue? Why are you passionate about this issue? How are you or the organization you’re part of innovative in its approach to the issue? Why do you believe your strategy is best suited to solve the problem? The essay must be: 500–1000 words. For more information and to apply please visit, https://bold.org/scholarship/high-school-social-leaders-bi-annual-scholarship/

Application deadline is March 28, 2020.

 

Brady/Cobin Law Group-2020 Scholarship Essay Contest

The essay contest is open to high school students as well as students enrolled in two-year and four-year colleges and universities and graduate school programs throughout the United States. Applicants who are 17 years old or younger will need to provide parental consent to enter. To apply, students must submit an essay response to one of the following prompts:

-What does legacy mean to you? What do you think it means to leave a legacy? Are there different kinds of valuable legacies? What sort of legacy do you want to leave behind?

-Imagine you are 65, retired, and looking over your will. What advice would you give your younger self about retirement planning, saving, investing, writing a will etc. What are the most important steps for planning for your future?

-Think about the legacy you want to leave behind. How important will estate planning, creating a will, and other planning be to maintaining your legacy?

For more information and to apply please visit, https://ncestateplanning.com/scholarship/.

Application deadline is May 1, 2020.

 

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation-The Coolidge Scholarship for America

“The Coolidge” is among America’s most generous: a full-ride scholarship that covers student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply(unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. For more information and to apply visit, www.coolidgescholars.org.

Application deadline is 5pm, January 16, 2020. 

 

Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually, in December, to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment. For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/cameron-impact-scholarship

Application deadline is September 13, 2019.

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Cirkled In-The “No Sweat” Scholarship

A $2,500 scholarship open to all high school students, not just seniors. There’s no minimum GPA and no long essay to write. Just sign up and apply! Create a FREE Student Cirkled In account and increase your chances of winning by completing your portfolio.

For more information and to apply visit, www.cirkledin.com/scholarship.

Application deadline is September 30, 2019.

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Cirkled In-The “No Sweat” Scholarship

A $2,500 scholarship open to all high school students, not just seniors. Create a free account on www.cirkledin.com and click the apply now button. For this scholarship, just sign up and apply! Create a FREE Student Cirkled In account and increase your chances of winning by completing your portfolio. And that's it! For more information and to apply visit, www.cirkledin.com/scholarship.

Application deadline is December 31, 2019.

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College Board-Opportunity Scholarships

A Clearer Path to College for All Students-Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships. For more information and to apply visit, https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/.

Application deadlines vary throughout the school year.

 

Console & Associates PC Attorneys at Law-My Injury Attorney Legal Scholarship

The scholarship is open to any college student (or accepted high school senior) who has a 3.0 or higher GPA and is either currently pursuing or plans to pursue a law-related degree. 

What’s A Law-Related Degree?- Pre-law, Paralegal Studies, Legal Assisting, Juris Doctor. 

Who Can Apply?-High school seniors with a college acceptance letter, undergrads, or students currently pursuing their law degree.

Application requirements for the scholarship include an original essay, an unofficial transcript, and proof of college enrollment or acceptance.For more information and to apply visit, https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/legal-scholarship/.

Application deadline is June 15, 2020.

 

Crazy Games Student Scholarship

Our mission at CrazyGames.com is to let people enjoy innovative in-browser gaming experiences. That is only possible thanks to the countless game developers, digital designers, and software engineers whose creativity and passion allows us to provide thousands of free games. Out of gratefulness to community, and to help foster the next generation of digital media developers, we decided to give a hand to students who are working to build the future of this field and thus established an annual Student Scholarship with which we give away $1,500 every year to one student. Both current students and rising freshmen are eligible for this scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one student and the money will be transferred to their University to go towards the tuition fee. The student will be chosen based on their creativity in and commitment to digital media and game development. The choice will be made by the scholarship committee of 2 game publishing experts, and 2 game developers. To apply, applicants need to submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work. Examples of work would be a game prototype, an essay related to games, an overview of game development technologies, and so forth. The work will remain the student's property. CrazyGames will only consider the work for this scholarship, and will not use it for any other purposes. The student wholly reserves the right to submit this work to other bodies and publish it elsewhere. For more information and to apply visit, https://www.crazygames.com/scholarship.

Application deadline is December 31, 2019.

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Creative Masonry CT-2019 Scholarship

Creative Masonry CT is offering a scholarship to students who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades. Creative Masonry CT is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay focusing on their career goals. This can be focused on what inspired them to pursue a career in your target field, a story about a past project, or any other hands-on experience.You have a good deal of flexibility on the topic of your essay. For more information and to apply visit: https://creativemasonryct.com/creative-masonry-ct-scholarship/

Application deadline is December 1, 2019.

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CT Chimney Repair-2019 Scholarship

CT Chimney Repair is offering a scholarship to students who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, other skilled trades. This scholarship is open to students in the United States who write an essay focusing on their career goals. This can be focused on what inspired them to pursue a career in your target field, a story about a past project, or any other hands-on experience. For more information and to apply visit: http://ctchimneyrepair.net/ct-chimney-repair-scholarship/.

Application deadline is December 1, 2019.

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DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all students in the senior class. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an outstanding degree. 

If you are interested in being considered as a nominee from Parkland, please email Mrs. McPeek at mcpeeka@parklandsd.org for additional information by October 4, 2019 as a completed application packet must be received by October 18, 2019 to be considered a nominee.

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Davidson College-John M. Belk Scholarship

Students in the senior class, the Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. 

For more information about this scholarship visit, www.davidson.edu/belk

If you are interested in being considered as a nominee from Parkland, please email or see your counselor and Mrs. McPeek, mcpeeka@parklandsd.org for additional information by October 21, 2019 as a completed application packet must be received by November 1, 2019 to be considered a nominee.

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Davidson College-Lowell L. Bryan Scholarships

For the class of 2020, Davidson College is awarding $30,000 annually for top senior scholar athletes. Additional information is available from the office of Merit Programs at merit@davidson.edu or visit the website at www.davidson.edu/bryan

If you are interested in being considered as a nominee from Parkland, please email or see your counselor for additional information by September 16, 2019 as a completed application packet must be received by October 15, 2019 to be considered a nominee.

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Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident. For more information and to apply please visit, https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm.

Application deadline is December 15, 2019. 

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Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

My name is Calvin Rosser, and I’m the CEO of Life Reimagined Ventures, a company dedicated to empowering 10 million people to live a more fulfilling life. Each year, we award $750 in scholarships to high-achieving, high school students who have been affected in some way by the increasing prevalence of mental health challenges. I created the Elevate Mental Health Awareness scholarship in honor of my mom, an inspiring and compassionate woman who struggled with mental health and took her own life. The scholarship is designed to inspire greater awareness about mental health and fuel innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering.To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements: Must be a current high school or college student. Must have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident. All GPAs will be considered. All majors are encouraged to apply. You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. To apply, you will need to set up a student profile on Bold.org and write a 500-1,000 word essay about the following: How has your experience with mental health influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations? The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges. Students applying to the scholarship will be required to write an essay about how their experience with mental health has influenced their beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations. While not required, working or volunteering at organizations that increase mental health awareness, provide mental health support, or research mental health solutions will be a plus on student applications. For more information and to apply, please visit, https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness/.

Application deadline is April 1, 2020.

 

Fogelsville Elementary School-Fogelsville Educators Scholarship

The purpose of this it to provide a scholarship to a high school senior who is pursuing a career in the field of education. Scholarship candidates must have attended Fogelsville Elementary School for a minimum of 2 years. Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office. 

Application deadline is March 30, 2020.

 

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Goodwill Fire Company No.1-Fred Gross Memorial Community Service Award

As part of celebrating over 100 years of service as an all-volunteer fire department, our members established the Fred J. Gross Memorial Community Service Award. This award will be presented annually to one graduating senior who resides within our fire coverage area which is comprised of Upper Macungie Township and Lower Macungie Township and has freely given his/her own free time to assist others through community service. Award eligibility is as follows: *reside in Upper of Lower Macungie Townships, *applicants must list the total number of Community Service hours they performed during the school year and the organization(s) they assisted, *must complete the application, including letter(s) of recommendation from a supervisor in your role as a volunteer in a Community Service project(s) or organization. 

An information packet with application included, can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office.

Application deadline is May 1, 2020.

 

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce-2020 Scholarship

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation was set to serve college bound students in the five school districts of: Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Northampton Area, Parkland and LCTI. Scholarship money must be used during the 2020/2021 academic year. This scholarship is only available to the graduating seniors of a participating school district. By submitting this application, you acknowledge your understanding that additional information may be requested by you or your high school Guidance Department. The GNLCC will award five (5) $500 scholarships based on eligibility and completeness of application. Applicants must meet the following criteria: -be enrolled in one of the following school districts-Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Northampton Area, Parkland and LCTI, -a 2020 graduation senior, -a “C” average or better, -plan to use funds to continue education with a business related major or to transition into a career requiring business supplies, -clean school record with no disciplinary infractions, -extracurricular activities, work and/or volunteer experience, -a complete application. Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office and need to be turned in to the Guidance Office by the application deadline date.

Application deadline is April 3, 2020.

 

Hispanic Heritage Foundation-2019 Youth Awards

The 21st  Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. Categories include; Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Technology & Engineering. For more information and/ or to apply visit www.HispanicHeritage.org. Please note that if selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient's expense. 

Application deadline is October 15, 2019.

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Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer 2020, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and U.S. citizenship.  Scholarships range from $5,000 to $20,000. Students may apply at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/.

Application deadline is October 25, 2019 and please be sure to email or see your counselor to let them know that you applied as they need to complete a Certification Form online for your application to be considered complete.

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Huggable Supermom Scholarship

At Huggable, we know that being a new mother isn’t a walk in the park. With a million things on your to-do list, it’s hard to find time for yourself. For the single mothers amongst us, it’s that much harder to make everything work as you get your little one off to the best start possible. For the Huggable Supermom Scholarship, we focus on supporting single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms. Put simply, the Huggable Supermom Scholarship is a student scholarship designed to support single mothers and those who support them and benefit from their love. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements: must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States, must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident, must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother. All fields of study and GPAs will be considered. For more information and to apply please visit, https://huggable.com/pages/scholarships.

Application deadline is December 31, 2019.

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Indiana University-IU Academic Scholarships and Selective Scholarship Application

A complete application for IU Admission must be received by November 1, 2019 for highest scholarship consideration. This includes official test scores and official high school transcripts. 

For additional opportunities, including IU and non-IU scholarships, visit www.scholarships.indiana.edu.

Application deadline is November 1, 2019.

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Ironton Elementary School PTO-The Lynette C. Smith Honorary Scholarship

Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to two Parkland High School graduating seniors who will be attending an institution of higher education. Students must have attended Ironton Elementary for at least one full academic year. To be awarded one of the two scholarships, the student will need to complete an application, provide a letter of confirmation and write a short essay based on the following: describe a memorable event during your time as a student at Ironton Elementary School and the essay must express how the Ironton community of parents, teachers, and staff influenced you to become a successful student. The student will need to submit the following items in hard copy form in an envelope addressed to Ironton PTO Scholarship: application, essay and letter of confirmation. In addition, the student will need to submit their essay in Microsoft Word format via email to Ingrid L. Martz at livelaughlove823@yahoo,com with “Ironton Elementary School PTO Scholarship Essay” in the email subject line. Application materials can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office.

Application deadline is March 13, 2020.

 

Jaindl Elementary School-PTO Scholarship

Jaindl Elementary PTO will award two $500 scholarships to former Jaindl students who will be attending an institution of higher learning(college, university, trade school) after graduating from Parkland High School. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have attended Jaindl Elementary for a minimum of one year. Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office and all application materials will need to be submitted in an envelope addressed to Jaindl Elementary PTO Scholarship along with printing your name and phone phone number. Envelopes need to be turned in to the Guidance Office by the application deadline.

Application deadline is April 1, 2020.

 

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum-2020 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to United States high school students in grades 9-12. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. For more information about the contest and for all eligibility and essay requirements visit https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx.

Contest deadline is January 17, 2020.

 

Junior League of the Lehigh Valley

The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley is proud to announce its 2nd annual Scholarship Program. In support of our mission, we will be awarding multiple $1,500 scholarships. Scholarships are being offered to any female, graduating senior who will be a first-generation college student pursuing a STEM discipline or any graduating senior pursuing a STEM discipline. Applicants must be a female, graduating senior residing in Lehigh, Bucks, or Northampton Counties. For more information and to apply please visit, https://www.jllvpa.org/SCHOLARSHIP/

Application deadline is January 20, 2020.

 

Justin Sheftel Memorial Scholarship Award

In June 2005, a drunk driver tragically killed Justin Sheftel. The Justin Sheftel Memorial Scholarship Award has been established to honor and remember Justin’s life. The ideal candidate for this scholarship would possess many of the characteristics and qualities that Justin exemplified in his life. “We are looking for the uncommon hero; a hard worker, reliable friend, and determined student. Interested candidates must: be a senior who will be graduating from Parkland in June 2020 and attending a college/university in the fall of 2020, has been active on an athletic team (club level or freshman/jv/varsity), has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, has financial need, has been involved in extracurricular activities, community service or an after school/summer job. A complete application, which includes 3 letters of recommendation and an essay, can be submitted to Mr. Eric Roberts in the Guidance Office. Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office.

Application deadline in April 12, 2019.

 

Lehigh County Conservation District-2020 Scholarship Award

The goal if the Lehigh County Conservation District scholarship award is to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a Lehigh County high school student pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental science, agricultural science or a related field of study. Application requirements include: -attend a Lehigh County high school and be a 2020 graduate, -must be enrolled at a Pennsylvania College or University as a full-time student in the fall semester of 2020 and declare a major in environmental science, agricultural science or a related field such as natural resource management, forestry, conservation biology or environmental education, -write a 500 word essay on a designated topic, -submit two letters of recommendation, -have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, -submit a list of accomplishments achieved during their high school career using the resume activities form, -submit a signed certification page. Application packets can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office. 

Application deadline is June 1, 2020.

 

Lehigh Valley Business Group-Human Services Scholarship

The Lehigh Valley Business Group’s Lehigh Valley Interagency Committee announces two $500 scholarships for students intending or currently pursuing a degree in the field of Social of Human Services. One scholarship will be awarded based on financial need; the other will be awarded regardless of financial need. Please note that as part of the application, an essay is required. Essays will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee and judged on the following:

• Amount of volunteerism, including the number and quality of the applicant’s volunteer

Efforts • How the applicant’s volunteerism relates/was related to the Mission of the Lehigh

Valley Business Group • Content, writing style, grammar, and spelling • The ability of the applicant to clearly convey his/her thoughts. 

Applications can be requested by email, scholarship@lvbg.org, or can be found on the Lehigh Valley Business Group website, www.lvbg.org / Lehigh Valley Interagency Committee page.

Application deadline is before midnight on September 1, 2020.

 

Mount Aloysius College-Mercy Presidential Scholars

The Mercy Presidential Scholarships are designed to enhance and bring student leadership to the college. There are 30 competitive scholarships available. Candidates must: demonstrate a solid academic record and a commitment to home, school, and community and possess leadership abilities, participate in extracurricular activities, volunteer, and be involved in community service projects. 

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

 

National Association of Secondary School Principals-2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Are you a high school student who’s making a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., in May. Applications for 2020 awards are available at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit. Students must submit their completed applications to Mrs. McPeek, in the guidance suite, by November 5, 2019. 

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National Co-Op Scholarship Program with WACE Partner Institutions

The 18th Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program consists of 160 merit co-op scholarships for high school seniors who are planning to participate in college cooperative education. Many of these merit co-op scholarships are renewable for four years valued at $4.2 million.To qualify for this scholarship, students must: have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 of better on a 4.0 scale, apply for admission for the 2020-2021 academic year at one of the following institutions    (Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology) as well as meeting other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) that you are applying to. For a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit: www.waceinc.org.

Application deadline is February 15, 2020. (please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College and SUNY Oswego).

 

National Federation of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind Pennsylvania-National Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is a national organization of blind persons who believe in promoting the opportunities of blind students. There are 30 national scholarships awarded annually ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania (NFB of PA) and its network of local chapters is a state affiliate of the NFB and shares its commitment to aid blind students in achieving their educational goals. The NFB of PA also offers 2 college scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000. Pennsylvania residents are eligible for both the national and state scholarships and should submit both applications according to the separate directions on each application. For additional information and to apply please visit http://www.nfb.org/scholarships (national scholarship) and www.nfbp.org/scholarships (state scholarship). 

Application deadline is March 31, 2020.

 

NC State University–The Park Scholarship Program 

This program brings exceptional students to NC State based on their accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Parks Scholars receive a four year 

scholarship to cover tuition and fees; room and board; books and personal expenses. Additional information can be found at https://park.ncsu.edu/.  

If you are interested in being endorsed for this opportunity, you must email or see your counselor and Mrs. McPeek, mcpeeka@parklandsd.org, by October 1, 2019. 

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Orefield Middle School-PTO Scholarship

Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to 2 Parkland High School graduating seniors who will be attending an institution of higher education. Packets containing scholarship requirements, instructions and application, can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office. All application materials will need to submitted in an envelope addressed to Orefield Middle School PTO Scholarship to the Guidance Office as well as submitting the essay in Microsoft Word format via email to Ingrid L. Martz at: livelaughlove823@yahoo.com, with the following in the subject line, “OMS PTO Scholarship Essay”.  Please be sure to submit all application materials by the deadline.

Application deadline is March 13, 2020.

 

Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club-2020 Scholarships

The Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club is offering the $2,000 Art Halderman Scholarship for a senior male varsity letter winner and the $2,000 Marlin Burkhardt Scholarship for a senior female varsity letter winner. The Trojan Alumni Varsity Club has awarded a scholarship to a deserving letter winner since 1964. The scholarship is presented after successful completion of the first semester of the freshman year. The cub is proud that to date, every selected winner has successfully completed their first semester and received the scholarship for use in their second semester. The criteria used in determining the scholarship winner is as follows: must be a senior varsity letter winner (athletic ability has no bearing), must have been accepted by the school of their choice by the date of the scholarship announcement (May 27, 2019), must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA, extra-curricular activities, leadership, financial need, two letters of recommendation and the completion of an essay. Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office and should be submitted to Mrs. McPeek in the Guidance Office by the application deadline.

Application deadline is April 17, 2020.

 

Parnall Law-Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship

The Parnall Law Office is proud to offer the 2020 Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing attention to the dangers of distracted driving. $5000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 3 applicants. Create a “Distracted Driving Family Plan” within which you address the safety of your family by proactively committing to a plan that avoids the occurrence(s) of distracted driving by you and the members of your family. Your essay should encompass the concept of Distracted Driving by formulating a plan for you and your family to commit to, with respect to addressing this troubling trend on our roads, including: Explain what distracted driving is. (For example, is it just texting, talking on the phone, or is it more than that?) Tell us about any time that you have personally experienced distracted driving. (Do you text or talk on a cell phone while driving or do your friends and family members? What do you do if you are with someone who is driving while distracted? How has distracted driving affected you, a loved one, or your peers?) What suggestions would you make to encourage your family to avoid distracted driving? Do you believe that smartphone technology is helpful or destructive (or both) for teen drivers? How has a personal injury caused by distracted driving affected you or a loved one? Please give examples of any surveys, studies, statistics, or stories in the news that support your points.” For more information and to apply please visit, https://www.hurtcallbert.com/scholarships/.

Application deadline is March 17, 2020.

 

Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling-PACAC Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating from PACAC member schools, with the goal of supporting Pennsylvania students in their post-secondary educational goals.

Selection criteria: • Academic performance, financial need & commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 • At least one member of the secondary school counseling office, or community-based organization, must be a current PACAC member. Independent Educational Consultants who hold PACAC membership may also submit recommendations in support of their students .For more information and an application,

visit www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship.

Application deadline is January 15, 2020.

 

Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships

The Pennsylvania American Legion is offering the following scholarships for current high school seniors; Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship, Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship and the Robert W. Valimont Endowment. For more information and to apply please visit, https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/scholarships/.

Scholarship deadlines vary.

 

Pennsylvania American Legion-Robert Trace Essay Contest

Open to any student 15-18 years of age who is a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased or child of a Pennsylvania soldier killed as a result of war on terrorism. Complete a 300-500 word essay on the topic “Patriotism and Citizenship-What America means to me”.  For more information and for the contest rules and regulations, please visit, https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/scholarships/.

Deadline to submit an essay is May 31, 2020.

 

Pennsylvania American Legion Essay Contest

Open to any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania school. Essay is between 500-1,000 words on a topic chosen by the committee. For more information and for the contest rules and regulations, please visit, https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/essay/.

Deadline to submit an essay is January 17, 2020.

 

Pennsylvania American Legion Essay Contest

Open to any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania school. Consists of two parts, one a memorized oration and extemporary oration on an assigned topic. For more information and for the contest rules and regulations, please visit, https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/oratorical/.

Deadline to submit an essay is December 7, 2020.

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Pennsylvania JCI Senate-2020 Scholarship

Pennsylvania JCI (Junior Chamber International) Senate is an organization affiliated with the     United States JCI Senate and the Pennsylvania Jaycees. Together, we promote leadership training through community involvement and believe “that service to humanity is the best work of life.”  Our commitment to working with our communities and serving others is the basis for our organization and scholarship program. The Pennsylvania JCI Senate annually sponsors a scholarship program for senior students who are residents of Pennsylvania and plan to continue their education at an accredited college, university or vocational school. We will be awarding two $750 scholarships this year.  The applications of these two PA recipients will then be forwarded to the United States JCI Senate Foundation for consideration to receive an additional national grant of $1000. The scholarship application is available on the U.S. JCI Senate website. Go to www.usjcisenate.org and click on "Scholarship Program" in the top header/drop down box for the link to the 2019-2020 Foundation Scholarship Application. Each student needs to submit one copy of the completed application and appropriate attachments to Nancy Salopek, 46 Longvue Circle, Ambridge, PA 15003, via postal mail, for judging.  Electronic submissions will not be accepted. If chosen as a Pennsylvania recipient, Nancy will submit that application to the United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Committee, as the same application is used for both PA and the US judging.

Application deadline is January 24, 2020.

 

Practicereasoningtests.com-Student Scholarship

This scholarship (available to any US student in high school or college) aims to support individuals from lower-income backgrounds who need financial assistance with their job applications. Applicants must be attending a public or accredited private senior high school or college, must be applying or planning to apply for an entry position at a US company with a recognised graduate development program, and must currently be receiving a recognised grant determined by financial need. For more information and to apply please visit, https://practicereasoningtests.com/student-scholarship/.

Application deadline is August 31, 2019.

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Pro Stock Hockey Scholarship

Pro Stock Hockey is not only a strong supporter of organized hockey, but of education as well. We are proud to be able to help students who are pursuing degrees in higher education. Through the Pro Stock Hockey Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must attend an accredited college or university based in the USA. For more information and to apply please visit, https://www.prostockhockey.com/scholarship/.

Application deadline is August 1, 2020.

 

Rider University-The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition

High school seniors, juniors and sophomores are eligible to apply by writing a 400 word description of a business concept. Students will need to submit their idea at www.rider.edu/BrodskyCompetition and can email Lisa Teach at teachl@rider.edu with any questions.

Entry deadline is November 17, 2019.

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Rosen & Ohr Law-Scholarship Program-2020 Annual Essay Contest

Pursuing a college education is a costly endeavor for most students, especially those who are coping with the financial fallout from a serious accident. At Rosen & Ohr, we believe that an accident should never get in the way of one’s education, and because of this, we are continuing the Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program this year. Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident.Explain how an injury from the accident has affected you or a loved one by: limiting or restricting daily activities, affecting feelings and relationships, impacting finances.
Your essay should be between 750 and 1,000 words. In your essay, you must include the name of the college you are applying to or are enrolled in and how you plan to finance your education (loans, grants, scholarships, work, etc.) For more information and to apply visit: www.rosenohrlaw.com/scholarship

Application deadline is July 20, 2020.

 

Saint Joseph University sponsors the John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Mathematics

The program provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships to highly qualified women majoring in the natural sciences, chemical biology, environmental science, computer science, or mathematics. Additional information and a link to the online application form, can be found on the following website: sju.edu/mcnultyscholars. If you have questions about the program, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by calling 610-660-1300 or emailing McNultyScholars@sju.edu.

 

SallieMae Scholarships as Unique as you Are 

Scholarship search by SallieMae. Learn more at: SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch.

 

Samir (Sam) Ashmar Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to Parkland High School, Emmaus High School, and/or Northwestern Lehigh High School graduating seniors who will be continuing their education at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Scholarship eligibility is as follows: -must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, -applicants with experience in the emergency services field preferred, but not required (fire, EMS, police, etc.), -must complete the application, including 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members, and the short essay (if involved in emergency services, one letter must be from a supervisor in your role as as emergency service provider). An information packet/application can be found in the Scholarship Drawer in the Guidance Office.

Application deadline is April 3, 2020.

 

Schnecksville Playground Association-2020 Sandi Riley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Sandi Riley, an untiring volunteer in our youth sports programs, our community and our schools. The SPA is privileged to establish this award to honor her leadership, dedication and commitment to helping young people of our community. The SPA will award 3, $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a 2020 high school graduate, demonstrate solid academic standing, be accepted to a college, university, trade school, or some other post-secondary school in the fall of 2020, and must have played sports for the Schnecksville Playground Association. Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office and applications can be submitted via email or mail.

Application deadline is March 31, 2020.

 

Simon Youth Foundation-Simon Youth Community Scholarship

A one-time award of up to $1,500 will be given to one high school senior who lives near Lehigh Valley Mall or a nearby community. The student must plan to attend an accredited university, two- or four-year college, or technical or vocational school full-time in Fall 2020. Scholarship applications will only be available online and can be found at syf.org/scholarships.

Application deadline is February 19, 2020.

 

Society of Women Engineers-Lehigh Valley Professional Section-2019 Scholarship

The Lehigh Valley Professional Section of Society of Women Engineers grants scholarships to graduating high school seniors who identify as female and will be entering an accredited engineering program. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities, an evaluation form, and an original essay. Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to students and each recipient will be invited to attend out annual brunch in May where she will be formally presented with the award. For more information and to apply visit, 

http://lv.swe.org/scholarships.html

Application deadline is 5pm, February 2, 2020.

 

Sprinkler Supply Store Scholarship

Here at Sprinkler Supply Store, we celebrate students who strive for excellence and are proud to present a scholarship for an outstanding university student. This scholarship will be open to both undergrad and graduate students attending any accredited university within the United States. Criteria of who can apply: Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.Must be currently enrolled in horticulture programs and plant sciences and other related fields, and accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in any accredited U.S. university, college or school. Must be 18 years or older. How to apply: Please write a 300-word essay telling us: Water efficiency is not just about product innovation & system design. How can a proper horticultural program reduce water usage in landscape and/or agricultural applications? Essays must be sent to andy@sprinklersupplystore.com with the subject line Scholarship, as a PDF file, along with your full name, address, phone number, school name, and date of birth. Only one submission per person is allowed. The winner will be notified via email on January 24, 2020. The winner should respond in 7 days, otherwise another awardee will be selected. For further information, interested students should contact andy@sprinklersupplystore.com.

Application deadline is January 10, 2020.

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StudentsScholarships.org 

On this website you will find a list of 10 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 million dollars to students in the 2018-19 school year. Students from Pennsylvania school districts are eligible for all of the awards listed. To download this newsletter in a PDF, please visit the link at www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php.

 

Sunshine Behavioral Health-Opioid Awareness Scholarship

Sunshine Behavioral Health is committed to raising awareness around substance abuse, while maintaining excellence in addiction treatment at our facilities. As part of this dedication, Sunshine Behavioral Health is offering a $500 scholarship to students pursuing a degree in a medical field.To apply for the $500 scholarship, please submit an essay focused on the Opioid epidemic in the United States. The topic is open-ended. Do you or a loved one have a personal story overcoming opioid addiction? Do you have analysis of the latest research that provides insight on how to address this epidemic? Share your story and showcase your writing skills! A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program.  Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, Nursing, Pre-Med, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or any other field relating to substance abuse. Eligibility-Students must meet the following criteria: U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment. If selected as a recipient, you must consent to a talent release and be willing to provide a digital photograph and for display on Sunshinebehavioralhealth.com. For more information and to apply please visit, https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/sunshine-behavioral-healths-opioid-awareness-scholarship/.

Application deadline is December 1, 2019.

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SuperMoney’s Financial Literacy Scholarship

Apply now for a $2,500 award toward your education. To qualify students must:

Be enrolled full-time in high school as a senior or be a part-time or full-time student in a college, graduate school, trade school, or coding bootcamp. Have an overall average GPA of at least 3.0. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Upload an unofficial transcript or an enrollment verification document. Submit a 400- to 600-word essay on the following prompt about financial literacy: At SuperMoney, we strive to help people make better financial decisions. We do that by providing free comparison tools, honest reviews, and financial literacy advice to millions of consumers. What financial topic or statistic motivates you to help the average American improve their financial health? How did you become passionate about the issue? How will you use your college education to help Americans improve their financial well-being? For more information and to apply visit, https://www.supermoney.com/scholarship

Application deadline is December 31, 2019.

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The Last House-College Scholarship

The Last House is dedicated to furthering the personal development of those who are trying to improve their lives. In that spirit, we are offering a $1,000 college scholarship to individuals who are interested in mental health education. Ideally, we would like to choose a candidate whose life has been affected by Drugs or Alcohol and who is looking to help those who are still suffering. Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, high school senior, enrolled or accepted into an accredited college or university, minimum GPA of 3.0 and consent to be listed as the winner of The Last House College Scholarship on the website. In addition, applicants must provide basic student information along with a personal statement in essay form (500 words max) as to why they deserve The Last House College Scholarship. Expressed interest in drug and alcohol treatment or mental health is preferred. Awarded funds must be spent on college tuition, room/board, or other education related expenses.

For more information and to apply visit, https://thelasthouse.net/the-last-house-college-scholarship/.

Application deadline is December 10, 2019.

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The Ron Brown Scholar Program

The mission of the Ron Brown Scholar Program is to advance higher education and improve the lives of public service-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans and to accelerate their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities. The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:

Must be Black/African American.

Must excel academically.

Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

Must participate in community service activities.

Demonstrate financial need.

Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application

Applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2020.

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The University of Dayton-Leadership in Service Scholarship

At the University of Dayton, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth. It pushes us to go beyond the easy answers and to use our knowledge to create a brighter tomorrow. Here, students are challenged to connect scholarship and learning with leadership and service. It’s part of our Catholic, Marianist educational philosophy. To honor this tradition, we award Leadership in Service scholarships to students who have an innate desire for personal development and are committed to service within their school, church or community. Selected students are also eligible for a University merit scholarship, worth up to $112,000 over four years. In addition to receiving a $10,000 Leadership in Service scholarship ($2,500 per year), recipients complete one leadership opportunity — such as attending a leadership conference, participating in on-campus leadership activities or writing personal reflections — each semester.

If you are interested in being endorsed for this opportunity, you must email or see your counselor and Mrs. McPeek, mcpeeka@parklandsd.org, by Friday, October 25, 2019. 

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte-The Levine Scholars Program

The Levine Scholars Program seeks outstanding high school seniors who are eager to embark on a transformative college experience. Requirements include: 

  • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in an undergraduate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Note: Students must be admitted to UNC Charlotte to receive a Levine Scholarship.

  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard.

  • While there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically and show evidence of experience, motivation and commitment toward the ideals of the program.

The Levine Scholars Program enrolls 20 students annually and provides them with the tools, resources and community they need to prepare for lives of visionary leadership and positive social impact. For more information please visit, https://levinescholars.uncc.edu/.

If you are interested in being endorsed for this opportunity, you must email or see your counselor and Mrs. McPeek, mcpeeka@parklandsd.org, by Monday, October 7, 2019. 

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United Steelworkers (USW) Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program

Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors. Scholarships are being awarded in June 2020 are are available for use at any accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Winners may follow any course of study normally leading to a recognized bachelor’s degree. An applicant must be the son or daughter or legal ward of a member of the United Steelworkers, District 10 (Eastern) in good standing with the local union participating in the Scholarship Program; or the son or daughter or legal ward of a disabled or old age retiree or deceased member of an affiliated local union who was in good standing with the United Steelworkers at the time of their retirement or death. Applications may be obtained, upon request, from participating local unions. No application will be accepted unless properly signed by the President and Recording Secretary of the respective local union. 

Applications must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 15, 2020.

 

University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2024.  Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits including a study abroad experience. I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the multi-stage selection process by visiting the Foundation’s website. 

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Valley Forge Chapter Sons of the American Revolution(SAR)-National Society SAR George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

To participate, entrants must submit an original 800-1200 word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the US Constitution. Judging at all levels emphasizes following contest rules. The contest rules can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office. 

Applications must be submitted prior to December 4, 2019.

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