College Scholarships


SCHOLARSHIPS 2019-2020

Updated 10-10-19

 

AES Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers will be providing scholarships to deserving students, regardless of their field of study. 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 visit, http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

Application deadline is October 6, 2019.

DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 

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. 

 

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.

DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.  Applications can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office. 

Application deadline is September 1, 2019.

DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 

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 extra-curricular 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. 

 

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).

 

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. 

DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 

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.

 

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 inforamtion 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.

 

SallieMae Scholarships as Unique as you Are 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 

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. 

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, November 15, 2019. 

 

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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