Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest for High School Students

Award Amount: $2,440,000

Number of Awards: 500

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Elks National Foundation is pleased to announce its annual scholarship program named as the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest for undergraduate study only. The scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen who are pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university.Home-schooled students are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. The foundation helps youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.

Host Institution:

The Elks National Foundation’s mission is to help Elks build stronger communities. They fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. Help Elks build stronger communities with a tax-deductible donation to the Elks National Foundation, a public, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Reform Act of 1959.

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • You must take either the ACT or SAT on or before November 4, 2017.
  • Home-schooled students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply for the ELKS Most Valuable Student Contest, the applicant must complete an online application that will be opened on September 1, 2017. The link is: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvswinners.cfm

Supporting Documents:

You will be required to upload your FAFSA Student Aid Report

Award Description:

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.All expenses will be covered.

  • These 20 finalists will be for two first-place awards of $50,000 (total $100,000), two second-place awards of $40,000 (total $60,000), two third-place awards of $30,000 (total $60,000), and 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000 (total $280,000)
  • The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000 (total $1,920,000)

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact by email Scholarship-at-elks.org or call 773/755-4732.

CERRA Teaching Fellows Program

Award Amount: $24,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) is proud to announce its Teaching Fellows Program. To eligible, you must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the United States, a legal resident of South Carolina, and a high school senior or junior graduating early.CERRA offers an array of services and programs that impact the recruitment, retention, and advancement of teachers from middle school through their professional careers.

Host Institution:

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) is the oldest and most established teacher recruitment program in the country. The CERRA was established by the Commission on Higher Education in December 1985 and is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly.

Eligibility:

To apply for Teaching Fellows, you must be:

  • A United States citizen or permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the United States (Note – students categorized as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are not eligible for Teaching Fellows)
  • A legal resident of South Carolina
  • A high school senior or junior graduating early

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, the applicant can submit an online application that will open on September 1, 2017, on the given link: https://cerra.wufoo.com/forms/r1dq4uoa1mxyox7/

Supporting Documents:

Submitting Details:

Mail all completed references and transcripts to:

CERRA

Attention: Teaching Fellows Program

Stewart House at Winthrop University

525 Eden Terrace

Rock Hill, SC 29733

Award Description:

  • The Teaching Fellows program is available at Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, USC Aiken, USC Columbia, USC Upstate, and Winthrop University.
  • Each Teaching Fellows Institution (TFI) has a Campus Director who works closely with the cohort of Fellows throughout their higher education experience.
  • Teaching Fellows participate in enrichment programs, have professional development opportunities, are involved with S.C. communities and businesses, and receive up to $6,000 in annual fellowships for four years while completing a degree leading to teacher certification.
  • The total possible fellowship of up to $24,000 provides up to $5,700 annually for tuition, board, and direct education expenses and up to $300 annually for planned enrichment programs.
  • Funds not used in fall or spring semesters due to other scholarships or funding sources can be used for may mester or summer school, but only during the same academic school year.

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows-application.html

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact by e-mail to teachingfellows-at-cerra.org or call Katie Gibson at 803-323-4032.

Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $12,000

Number of Awards: 15

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: The end of the third week in December

Brief Description:

The Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is pleased to announce its most prestigious academic scholarship, the “Chancellor’s Scholarship” for incoming freshmen from the state of Missouri. To eligible, the applicant must be a 2018 high school graduate who is a resident of the state of Missouri and have strong leadership skills through school and community activities. The program is open to assist outstanding students like yourself in attending Missouri S&T, one of the nation’s finest universities.

Host Institution:

Missouri University of Science and Technology, commonly Missouri S&T and formerly known as the University of Missouri–Rolla and originally Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, is a public space grant university located in Rolla, Missouri, United States and a member institution of the University of Missouri System. Missouri S&T was founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM), the first technological learning institution west of the Mississippi River.

Eligibility:

Eligibility for the Chancellor’s Scholarship is met by the following criteria:

  • Be in the upper 10% of your high school graduating class or have a GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters.
  • Have strong leadership skills through school and community activities.
  • Take the ACT (or SAT) test by Oct. 28, 2017, and receive an ACT score of 31 or better to be eligible. (If taking the SAT, a CR+M score of 1420 is needed.)
  • Be a resident of the state of Missouri
  • Be a 2018 high school graduate

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, the applicant can submit an online application through the given link: https://mst.academicworks.com/opportunities/13409

  • They recommend that you apply for admission two weeks in advance of the November 1st Chancellor’s Scholarship deadline to allow time to process your application.Go to http://apply.mst.edu/and complete the online admissions application.
  • Set up your permanent password for Joe’SS once you receive the email from Admissions that contains your user name and the email that contains your temporary password, as you will need this information to log into the AcademicWorks scholarship database to apply. Allow 1 business day before logging into AcademicWorks.

Supporting Documents:

  • An official high school transcript must be sent to the Admissions Office.
  • Upload a 750-word or fewer essays with a title through Academic Works
  • Reference page

Submitting Details:

Send transcripts to Missouri University of Science and Technology

106 Parker Hall

300 W. 13th Street

Rolla, MO 65409

Award Description:

The highly competitive scholarship of $12,000 per year will be awarded to 15 students. This would be a revised scholarship offer and will supersede any other offer that was provided by the Admissions Office. This is a four-year package renewable with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25.

Detailed Information Link:

https://sfa.mst.edu/chancellors/

 

 

SMART Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $25,000 – $8,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program. The scholarship for service program is an opportunity for students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship.The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research.

Host Institution:

The Department of Defense is America’s oldest and largest government agency headquarters is at the Pentagon.The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of their country. The SMART Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD).

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom at time of application
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2018
  • Able to participate in summer internships at a DoD facility
  • Willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD
  • A student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award
  • Applicants must be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 19 STEM disciplineshttps://smart.asee.org/about
  • Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
  • Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2018 term.
  • Students who are currently a freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate’s Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.
  • Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicants can submit an online application through the given link: https://smart.asee.org/apply

Supporting Documents:

  • References
  • Test Scores
  • Your official or unofficial transcripts

Award Description:

Participants In The SMART Scholarship For Service Program Receive:

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Summer research internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200/ calendar year
  • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement at a DoD facility after graduation.

Detailed Information Link:

https://smart.asee.org/

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact to smart-at-asee.org or(202)350-5715

University of Hartford Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship

Award Amount:$2,500-$5,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 29, 2017

Winner Announcement: December 15, 2017.

Brief Description:

The UNotesatthe University of Hartford is pleased to publicize the Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship.Undergraduate female students who have reached sophomore status and graduate female student who will be at the University for at least one more full academic year, in any school or college of the University, are eligible to apply. Through the program, the students have the opportunity to make their passion project into a reality.This highly competitive program provides an unparalleled experience each year to a select group of female students.

Host Institution:

UNotes is the comprehensive, online news source for the University of Hartford community.  It consists of two parts: UNotes Daily and UNotes Extra. The University of Hartford (UHart) is a private, independent, nonsectarian, coeducational university located mostly in West Hartford, Connecticut. Its 350-acre (1.4 km2) main campus touches portions of three municipalities: Bloomfield, Hartford, and West Hartford.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Student(s) must propose an innovative scholarly research or creative project that will be explored in partnership with a University of Hartford faculty/staff mentor (adjunct faculty may participate).
  • Women students who will be sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students in the fall of 2017 at any school or college of the University of Hartford studying any academic discipline are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be in excellent academic standing (3.0 ≥ for overall GPA; 3.5 ≥ for major).
  • Be available to work on the project for a minimum of 200 hours during the academic year to complete no later than summer 2018. A strong preference will be given to applicants whose research will take place on campus. The program includes participation at additional events, which students must be available to attend throughout the academic year unless there is a schedule conflict.
  • Be available to attend additional events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Be available to present at The Women’s Advancement Initiatives Symposium during the spring 2018 semester.

Instructions for Applying:

To be applying, the applicants must submit the application process by submitting required materials as the following:

Student applicants will submit the following:

  • Applicant name, address, ID number, email (University and personal), phone (cell), expected graduation date, college, and major
  • Transcript (unofficial copies will be accepted) and resume
  • Narrative: In up to three double-spaced pages, describe these elements of your proposed research or creative project:
  1. Scholarship Period: Select either Summer Award or Academic-Year Award
  2. Project Plan: What are the goals of your project? What role will you play in accomplishing these goals?
  3. Project Timetable: When, and in what sequence, will project activities take place?
  4. Personal Goals: What do you anticipate learning from the research project, and the mentoring of your faculty partner? How does this connect with your future plans? How will receiving this scholarship make a difference in your life?
  5. Financial Plan: Awards of $2,500-$5,000 are available to Dorothy Goodwin Scholars. What uses do you anticipate for this award, both personal and project-related?

Faculty mentors will submit the following:

  • Mentor name, ID number, address, email, phone, college, department, and faculty rank
  • Current short form curriculum vitae
  • Narrative: In up to three double-spaced pages, describe the following:
  1. Project Plan: What are your goals for this project? What role will you play in accomplishing these goals; what role do you anticipate the student researcher will play? Does this proposed project relate to your own area of expertise or research? If so, how?
  2. Project Timetable: Confirm timetable of the project included in student’s submission (timing and sequence of project activities).
  3. Mentoring Goals: How will you collaborate with your student researcher? What do you anticipate offering to the student, and learning from the student?

Submitting Details:

  • The applicants can submit completed proposals via email to womenadv-at-hartford.edu.
  • Note: Proposal assistance is available by contacting Amy Jaffe Barzach at barzach-at-hartford.edu or 860.768.5471.

Award Description:

  • Selected student applicants will receive a total award package of $2,500-$5,000, payable in two installments.
  • 75% of the award will be payable at the start of scholarship period and 25% of the award will be made upon completion of the project.
  • In addition, faculty mentors will also receive $500 toward professional development in recognition of their service and project oversight.

Detailed Information Link:

http://unotes.hartford.edu/announcements/2017/09/2017-09-08-accepting-applications-for-the-dorothy-goodwin-scholarship.aspx

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact at womenadv-at-hartford.edu