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Scholarship Information

2012-2013



Sisters Investing In Souls

Deadline: October 13, 2012

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://sistersinvestinginsouls.com/ScholarshipApplication.aspx

Description: Sisters Investing in Souls is a non-profit organization rooted in giving supplemental scholarships to well-rounded, hardworking, deserving students who may not otherwise receive financial advantages.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.5 Citizenship Required: No

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Komen College Scholarship Fund

Deadline: October 15, 2012

Award: $10,000/yr (up to 4 years) Renewable: Yes

Website: http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/CollegeScholarshipAward.html

Description: The award is a generous scholarship for up to four years to attend an Illinois state university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. Applicants must have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 25 years or younger. Students must also be driven advocates for breast cancer education and research, and complete 20 hours of community service per semester.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.8 Citizenship Required: Yes

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Horatio Alger Association National Scholarship

Deadline: October 25, 2012

Award: $20,000 Renewable: No

Website: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_national.cfm

Description: As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is the only major scholarship effort that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.0 Citizenship Required: Yes

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Horatio Algiers Scholarship

Deadline: October 25, 2012

Award: $5,000 Renewable: No

Website: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_illinois.cfm

Description: The Horatio Alger Illinois Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Illinois who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Must have critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided).

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.0 Citizenship Required: Yes_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Deadline: October 31, 2012

Award: $500 & laptop computer Renewable: No

Website: https://awardportal.ncwit.org/comps.state.php?competitionId=95&action=detail

Description: The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local "affiliate" competitions to generate support and visibility for women's participation in communities nationwide. In addition, many colleges will offer scholarships to winners and runners up of the Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th

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Education Maters Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2012

Award: $5,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx?selected=em

Description: Must submit 250 word essay on “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”, and complete online scholarship search profile at ScholarshipExperts.com. Apply online.

Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Yes_________________________________________________________________________________________________________




Coca-Cola Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2012

Award: $10.000 Renewable: Yes

Website: https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/

Description: The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 3.0 Citizenship Required: Yes

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Education Maters Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2012

Award: $3,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

Description: Must submit 250 word essay on “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?” Apply online.

Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Yes_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Golden Apple Foundation

Deadline: November 1, 2012

Award: $15,000 Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.goldenapple.org/pages/potential_scholars/30.php

Description: Beginning in May of their junior year and continuing through November of their senior year, any Illinois high school student who is interested in a teaching career is eligible for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program. The Golden Apple Foundation recruits talented high school students who want to become teachers and who will attend one of their 53 university partners. The list of partners is listed on their website. Scholars agree to teach for five years in an Illinois school of need. Recipients receive financial aid totaling $23,000. You can nominate yourself, or be nominated by an adult. Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2011.

Eligibility: Grade: 11th, 12th GPA: 2.5 Citizenship Required: Unknown_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Scholarship Points Scholarship

Deadline: On-going, monthly winners.

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/notes/sp.jsp

Description: ScholarshipPoints is free to join, fun to participate in, and provides you with the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in scholarships each month. Members earn scholarship points for doing what they already do online: shopping, reading blogs, playing games, searching the web, taking surveys, and more! The more you do – the more scholarship points you earn – the more chances you have at winning a scholarship. New winner announce every month, so be sure to reapply!



Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: November 1, 2012 & January 9th, 2013

Award: $40,000 ($10,000 annually for 4 years) Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.ronbrown.org/

Description: The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The 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. More than 250 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars since the inception of the Program.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: African-American Citizenship Required: Yes or Permanent resident_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2012

Award: $30,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

Description: Students should first draft their essay based on the 2011-2012 theme: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Students should then record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording should be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).

Eligibility: Grade: 9th - 12th Citizenship Required: Unknown

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Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Deadline: November 6, 2012

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.nassp.org/spirit

Description: If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and NASSP, have honored nearly 100,000 middle and high school students at the local, state, and national level over the past 16 years solely for their volunteer work. Once you have completed your online application, go to the “Certification” page to either email certification instructions to your certifier, Mr. Wallace (rconsole@cps.edu), or to print them out and hand-deliver them. These instructions will enable your certifier (Mr. Wallace) to review your application online. This must be done by November 1, 2011. Print out the signature page of your application, sign it, have a parent or guardian sign it, and then either mail or scan and upload it to the application site by November 1, 2011. Your certifier may select one or more Local Honorees from the applicants in your school or organization, and nominate them for state-level judging. All state-level honorees will be announced in February. The top middle level and high school applicant in each state and the District of Columbia, called State Honorees, will receive an unrestricted award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, D.C., next May 5-8. From two to ten runners-up in each state, called Distinguished Finalists, will get bronze medallions. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. Finally, ten of the State Honorees will be named America’s top ten youth volunteers of the year at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2012. These National Honorees will be awarded an additional $5,000, gold medallions, crystal trophies, and $5,000 grants for the charities of their choice.

Eligibility: Grade: 5th - 12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) – Essay Contest

Deadline: November 25, 2012

Award: 1 $10,000 prize, 1 $5000 prize, $1,000 prizes, & 4 $500 prizes Renewable: No

Website: http://thefire.org/index.php/contests/

Description: FIRE offers the "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest. High School Seniors are invited to apply.. Your essay should be 800 – 1000 words about why free speech is important at our nation’s colleges and universities. Visit www.thefire.org/contests for complete rules, including additional information about the topic of your essay. To prepare for your essay, watch the two documentaries found at thefire.org/contests.

Eligibility: Grade: 11th-12th

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State Farm Service Learning Grants

Deadline: varies- September 30th-October 15th

Award: $1,000-2,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.ysa.org/grants

Description: Each grant engages participating youth in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that promotes student learning, academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities. Visit their website to apply.

Eligibility: Grade: 9th - 12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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Illinois Conservation Foundation (waiting to hear back with details)

Deadline: November 30, 2011

Award: $5,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.ilcf.org/scholarships/

Description: The Illinois Conservation Foundation offers the Conservation Achievement Scholarship to promote the value of our natural world and encourage the next generation of leaders to engage in personal efforts to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment. This opportunity is available to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long‐term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois’ natural resources. Three scholarships will be awarded for the 2011‐2012 school year: one for $5,000; one for $3,000; and one for $2,000. These scholarships are one‐time awards that are not renewable. Scholarship funds may be used for the following expenses related to the two‐ or four‐year college or university degree that the scholarship recipient is pursuing: tuition; college/university fees; textbooks; room and board at the college/university. Funds are mailed directly to the college/university of the successful applicants

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.5 Citizenship Required: Yes

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College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2012

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No

Website: https://collegeprowler.com/scholarship/apply.aspx

Description: We know you're busy and we know that times are tough. That's why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. All you have to do is submit an online form. We'll randomly select one winner every month. Winners will be contacted directly and announced on our facebook page. New winner announce every month, so be sure to reapply!

Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2012 (only open to 1st 10,000 applicants)

Award: $10,000-$25,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html

Description: Winners on the State and National levels. State Winners: Fifty-two winners – one from each state, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico – are selected by our nonprofit partner, Scholarship America, to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each. National Winners: From the pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. This brings the top AXA Achievers total scholarship awards to $25,000 each. These top ten also receive the offer of an internship with AXA. Our scholarships winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, Respect for self, family and community, ability to succeed in college.

Eligibility: Grade: ALL Citizenship Required: Yes

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Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 7, 2012

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.comcast.com/corporate/About/InTheCommunity/Partners/LeadersAndAchievers.html?SCRedirect=true

Description: Comcast presents the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. This program awards scholarships of $1000 to students who have demonstrated leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience; strong commitment to and involvement in community service. Lane Tech can nominate only one student. If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship, please write a short essay (200 – 300 words) on how you have demonstrated the qualifications for this scholarship. Bring this essay to the Mr. Wallace in Room 135 by October 13, 2012. If you are selected as Lane Tech’s nominee, you will have to complete an application online, but at this point all you have to do is provide a short essay.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.8

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World Sports Chicago Scholarship

Deadline: December 12, 2012

Award: $20,000 Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.worldsportchicago.org/programs/wsc-scholars.aspx

Description: World Sport Chicago offers the World Sport Chicago Scholarship. They will award up 10 scholarships, each worth up to $5,000 per year. To qualify you must be a High School Junior who lives and attends school in Chicago; you must have participated in an Olympic or Paralympic sport for 2 years (You don’t have to have gone to the Olympics, but you must have participated in a sport that is played at the Olympics or Paralympic Games); have a GPA of “C” or higher. Applications are online.


Eligibility: Grade: 11th



Hispanic Scholarship Fund – General Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2012

Award: $1,000-$5,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=460

Description: HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to: Graduating High School Seniors, Community College Students, Community College Transfer Students; Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students. The student must be of Hispanic heritage; a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired); Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2013-2014 academic year; must apply for federal financial aid by completing theFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be pursuing their first undergraduate or graduate degree.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 3.0 Race: Hispanic Citizenship Required: Yes

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“Valley Humanities Review” High School Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2012

Award: $500 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.lvc.edu/vhr/highschool.html

Description: There is no application form required to enter this essay contest. Students interested in entering this scholarship contest must submit an essay. All scholarship submissions must be emailed to submissions-vhr@lvc.edu as a Word document. The contest title should appear in the subject line of the email. The essay itself must be free of any identifying information; the student should put his/her contact information in the body of the email. Essay topics must be within the humanities field and can include but are not limited to: literature, film, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. All submissions should adhere to the Chicago style in formatting, footnoting and bibliography. Essays should be between 2,500 and 6,000 words in length, be free of errors and have an original title; essays in languages other than English may be 2,000 to 6,000 words. All submissions should be free of any identifying marks such as names, addresses, or school affiliations.

Eligibility: Grade: 9th - 12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund

Deadline: December 15, 2012

Award: Full-Tuition Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.brucefishkinscholarshipfund.com/index.html

Description: Finally, something that sounds too good to be true, is. There is no catch, there is no downside. The Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund is in search of standouts. Formed in 2010, the Fund effectively eliminates the entire cost of a college education for those outstanding students we believe most deserve an investment of our time and money. We are in search of high school students in their junior or senior year who seek to challenge themselves to succeed and accomplish what most people never imagine. Selection is primarily based upon each recipient’s answer to three essay questions. Awards are not predicated upon need, but rather on ability, individuality, and potential. We seek students who place a premium on higher education. If you have always known deep inside that given the chance, you’d achieve greatness, well, here’s your chance.

Eligibility: Grade: 11th - 12th GPA: 3.0 Citizenship Required: Unknown

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NFIB Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Deadline: December 17, 2012 (Application available October 1st)

Award: $1,000-$10,000 Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.NFIB.com/YEA

Description: The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit/initiative valued $1,000-$10,000. NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior that owns and operates their own small business. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2012. Children of NFIB members are eligible to win awards.

Eligibility:

Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes GPA: 3.0 Citizenship Required: Unknown

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Colgate Palmolive Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2012

Award: $2,500-$15,000 (15 awards distributed) Renewable: No

Website: http://www.hsf.net/Haz_La_U_Scholarship.aspx
Description: To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Colgate-Palmolive Company proudly announces the return of its scholarship program “Haz la U” or “Make the U”. This program, launched in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), aims to award educational grants to eligible Hispanic students pursuing higher education. You have to submit 3 short essays (500 words or less) answering the following questions: How has your Hispanic heritage influenced your academic and personal long term goals? How do you contribute to your community? What have you learned from your experience? Describe a recent academic challenge you have faced, and how you have overcome it.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 3.0 Race: Hispanic Citizenship Required: Yes

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Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders – USHLI Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2012

Award: $1,000 Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.ushli.org/student/scholarship.php

Description: The Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders was established by the USHLI Board of Directors in 1994. To date USHLI has awarded $310,500 in scholarships to 305 Hispanic students throughout the United States. Applications can be acquired through the above link.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th Race: Hispanic Citizenship Required: No Citizenship Required: Yes

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2010 Top Ten List Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2012

Award: $1,500 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

Description: Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the scholarship topic:
“Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.”

Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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Scholarship Points Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2012

Award: $1,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/notes/sp.jsp

Description: ScholarshipPoints is free to join, fun to participate in, and provides you with the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in scholarships each month. Members earn scholarship points for doing what they already do online: shopping, reading blogs, playing games, searching the web, taking surveys, and more! The more you do – the more scholarship points you earn – the more chances you have at winning a scholarship. New winner announce every month, so be sure to reapply!

Eligibility: Grade: 9th-12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2012

Award: $2,000 Renewable: No

Website: https://collegeprowler.com/scholarship/apply.aspx

Description: We know you're busy and we know that times are tough. That's why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. All you have to do is submit an online form. We'll randomly select one winner every month. Winners will be contacted directly and announced on our facebook page. New winner announce every month, so be sure to reapply!

Eligibility: Grade: 12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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“I Was Born in 1995” Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Award: $1,995 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

Description: Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic: “What is unique about students born in 1995? Explain.”

Eligibility: Grade: 9th - 12th Citizenship Required: Yes Citizenship Required: Yes

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“I Was Born in 1996” Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2012

Award: $1,996 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

Description: Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic: “Share something we might not know about students born in 1996.”

Eligibility: Grade: 9th - 12th Citizenship Required: Yes

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Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: January 11, 2013 (Application available Oct 1st)

Award: $2,500-$5,000 Renewable: No

Website: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

Description: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Applicants must file FAFSA by February 15th.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.7

Race: Asian and/or Pacific Islander Citizenship Required: Yes



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Dell Scholars Program

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Award: $20,000 Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.dellscholars.org/

Description: The Dell Scholars Program is about you, and your determination to succeed. This is a program that looks beyond academic performance and grades. You don’t need the highest grades to apply. It rewards your determination to achieve great things through higher education. Unlike many other college scholarships, the Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 2.4 Citizenship Required: Yes

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Gates Millennium Scholarship

Deadline: January 16, 2013

Award: Full tuition for college and graduate school Renewable: Yes

Website: http://www.gmsp.org/Description: The scholarship supports the cost of attendance, and can be renewed each year during the Scholars undergraduate program. The award is also renewable for graduate study for those continuing in one of the six specified graduate programs. Eligible students are: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander, American or Hispanic American; are a citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the United States; cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 (unweighted); demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Nomination and application forms are available online at www.gmsp.org Race: Asian and/or Pacific Islander Citizenship Required: Yes

Eligibility: Grade: 12th GPA: 3.3 Race: Minority Citizenship Required: Yes
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