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Val Verde Teachers Association Scholarship 2014 February 24, 2014 Minimum GPA: 2.75. Graduating high school senior class of 2014. Plan to attend a 2-yr/4-yr college/university in the fall with minimum of 12 units or a trade/tech school (full time). 2 letters of recommendationfrom current/former teachers. personal statement. Official transcripts and complete application can be found on the website.  http://www.valverdeteachers.com/documents/vvta-scholarships/ 
Legacy Awards  February 1, 2014 Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards. ELIGIBILITY: HS Senior, must be child or grandchild of a existing Elk member.  http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy/rules.cfm 
Imagine America Foundation $1000 Scholarship December 31, 2013 - Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education. -High school grade point average of 2.5 or greater. -Financial need. -Demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year - See more at: http://www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships/qualifications http://www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships 
Sussle Scholarship December 31, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: full time undergraduate/graduate student for FALL 2013 at an accredited collge/university in the U.S.. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. AWARD: $5000 *no essay required* http://sussle.org/scholarship 
2014 Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship December 20, 2013 Forty (40) $1500.00 Scholarships available- Applications available in the CCC.. ELIGIBILITY: Seniors (only)- Need official transcripts- Wallet size picture of student- Copy of parents IRS Form 1040 (years 2013 or 2012)- 3 letters of recommendation- “The Tuskegee Airmen” Essay (1 Page)- A Personal Essay (2 pages max)- List of Extracurricular & Community Activities- Applications available in the CCC..   
2013 Most Valuable Student Scholarship December 6, 2013 -Open to HS Seniors, US Citizens. - 500 Four-yr scholarships ranging from $1000-$15000 per year. -Based on financial need, leadership and schoalrship. DEADLINE: Dec. 6, 2013 -Applications available in the CCC or online http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm 
Beyond the Dream: Essay Scholarship Contest November 22, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: grades 9-12 from MVUSD & VVUSD. 1000-1500 Essay. PRIZE: Four $250 scholarships DEADLINE: 11/22/13. Applications available @ RVHS College & Career Center   
United Realty Students Scholarship November 1, 2013 A complete application must include the following: name and contact information, background details, academic details, parents/guardian details and a short, original, previously unpublished written response to the scholarship question, "How Do I Invest In My Future?" (max of 700 words). Must be a current high school or secondary school student between the ages of 16 and 22. Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Must be a legal U.S. resident. http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/showApp.htx?appId=10704 
United Realty Students Scholarship September 1, 2013 A complete application must include the following: name and contact information, background details, academic details, parents/guardian details and a short, original, previously unpublished written response to the scholarship question, "How Do I Invest In My Future?" (max of 700 words). Must be a current high school or secondary school student between the ages of 16 and 22. Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Must be a legal U.S. resident. http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/showApp.htx?appId=10704 
Your Favorite Car Scholarship August 16, 2013 AWARD: $500. ELIGIBILITY: (1)must be between the ages of 16-22, (2)must be enrolled in a college, university, trade or technical school by no later than the Fall of 2013, (3)submit an essay responding the questio http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_your_favorite_car_scholarship_8933.php 
United Realty Students Scholarship July 1, 2013 A complete application must include the following: name and contact information, background details, academic details, parents/guardian details and a short, original, previously unpublished written response to the scholarship question, "How Do I Invest In My Future?" (max of 700 words). Must be a current high school or secondary school student between the ages of 16 and 22. Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Must be a legal U.S. resident. http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/showApp.htx?appId=10704 
Courage to Grow Scholarship June 30, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
Sussle Scholarship June 30, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: full time undergraduate/graduate student for FALL 2013 at an accredited collge/university in the U.S.. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. AWARD: $5000 *no essay required* http://sussle.org/scholarship 
I Can Afford College June 23, 2013 Tell us what your future will be for a chance to win $5,000 free money for community college. California Residents and must be 16 or older http://www.icanaffordcollegepr.com/ 
WiseChoice $2,500 "Find the Right College" Scholarship May 31, 2013 Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Must be 13 years of age or older to apply. Must graduate from high school in 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016. Must register at WiseChoice.com. Must complete college planning tasks online at WiseChoice.com to earn eligible points. Must provide an original, creative answer to the scholarship question: WiseChoice wants students to thrive and succeed at college, so we use dozens of factors to rate the fit between students and colleges. Do you think "college fit matters" in the college selection process? Explain your answer.  http://www.wisechoice.com/discover-wisechoice/wisechoice-scholarships 
Courage to Grow Scholarship May 31, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
15th ANNUAL LIVE POETS SOCIETY POETRY CONTEST May 31, 2013 Open to all high school students; no entry fee; one entry per contestant each quarter; AWARD:$100-$500 http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/to_enter 
Fifth Month Scholarship 2013 May 31, 2013 Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic:“May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original.” http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx?selected=fifth 
ESA Foundation Scholarship Program May 15, 2013 •Women or minority students, •Pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program),•Enrolling or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, •Maintaining a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and•US citizens. AWARD: Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students. http://www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp 
United Realty Students Scholarship May 1, 2013 A complete application must include the following: name and contact information, background details, academic details, parents/guardian details and a short, original, previously unpublished written response to the scholarship question, "How Do I Invest In My Future?" (max of 700 words). Must be a current high school or secondary school student between the ages of 16 and 22. Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Must be a legal U.S. resident. http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/showApp.htx?appId=10704 
All About Education Scholarship 2013 April 30, 2013 Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Complete an online scholarship search profile at ScholarshipExperts.com. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?” http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx?selected=aae 
Courage to Grow Scholarship April 30, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
VVAA Seniors Scholarship  April 26, 2013 Val Verde Administrators’ Association is pleased to announce the VVAA Seniors Scholarship Award for 2012-2013. There are two $500 scholarships per high school available. Applications are available in the Career Center and must be returned no later than Friday, April 26th by 3:00pm to Mrs. King  
Riverside Opera Guild April 20, 2013 AWARD: $1000, ELEGIBILITY: resident of Inland Empire, graduating high school senior/ college student, meet entrance requirements for /already enrolled in an accredited 4 year college/university, be a classical music major, with a voice emphasis and a goal of a career in music. APPLICATION AVAILABLE IN THE CAREER CENTER  
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarships April 5, 2013 ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS!!! if you are related to someone who is a grape grower, apply for this scholarship. You can study the subject of your choice. (2) scholarships of $8000 for 4 year UC or CSU. (4) scholarships of $2000 for 2 year community college in California.  www.cwggf.org 
Sacramento Leadership Conference April 1, 2013 10th & 11th graders only... Week long conference in Sacramento. Students who participate in this conference can apply for their scholarship in future years.  http://clylp.org/programs/sacramento-leadership-conference-application.php 
Superpower Scholarship 2013 March 31, 2013 - Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. -Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. - Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. - Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:“Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why? ” http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx?selected=superpower 
Courage to Grow Scholarship March 31, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
15th ANNUAL LIVE POETS SOCIETY POETRY CONTEST March 31, 2013 Open to all high school students; no entry fee; one entry per contestant each quarter; AWARD: $100-$500 http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/to_enter 
Inland Empire 4 Wheelers March 22, 2013 High school seniors who will be attending college in the fall and they or California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA). Autobiography must be included , letter of recommendation and official transcript http://www.ie4w.com/resources/Club-Documents/IE4W-Scholarship-Application.pdf 
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc.- Application for an Undergradute Scholarship March 15, 2013 1. Student must be of Portuguese descent on father's or mother's side, be USA citizen or permanent resident. 2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 and be a graduating senior of a CA high school. MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT WITH APPLICATION. 3. Meet all requirements for university or college of choice. 4. Participated in atleast THREE extra-curricular activities while in school. 5. THREE letters of recommendation, 1st must be from a Principal, or Counselor, 2nd must be a teacher and 3rd any other source except a relative. AWARD: $500  http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp 
Altura CU Foundation General Scholarship March 11, 2013 1) Academic Achievement- 3.25 GPA and min 1250 SAT. 2)Financial need. 3) Community Service/extracurricular activities. 4) Personal Character/Leadership qualities. 5)Enrollment in an accredited post-secondary institution. 6) A graduate from a high school in Riverside County. ~~Applications available in the College & Career Center  http://www.thecommunityfoundation.net/grants/scholarships/scholarship-schedule 
United Realty Students $10,000 Scholarship  March 1, 2013 US Students currently enrolled in high school or college between the ages of 16-22. - Respond (700 words max): "How Do I Invest In My Future?" http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/showApp.htx?appId=10704 
The Lowe's Scholarship February 28, 2013 *The Lowe’s Scholarship- Lowe’s will award up to one hundred forty (140) $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors who intend to enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study in the U.S. for the 2013/2014 school year ELIGIBILITY:The Lowe’s Scholarship is available to all eligible students within the United States, Eligible candidates must: •Be current high school seniors•Maintain a minimum 3.25 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)•Demonstrate a history of commitment to their community through leadership activities, community service and/or work experience  http://careers.lowes.com/college_recruiting_scholarship.aspx 
Next Big Thing $1,500 Scholarship February 28, 2013 - US students 13 years of age or older. - Respond (250 word max): "In the past decade, we have experienced amazing new ideas, inventions and technologies. Each new product -- whether it is the latest smartphone, tablet, television, or car -- is considered the "latest and greatest." if you could create the "next big thing" what would it be, what would it do, and why is it needed?" http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx 
Courage to Grow Scholarship February 28, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
Great Food Truck Scholarship  February 28, 2013 Submit a short essay explaining your passion for food. It could earn you an exciting trip to New York to compete for a scholarship towards a culinary arts degree from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. Our judges will select two finalists, whose essays express a true enthusiasm for pursuing a career in the culinary arts. The finalists will be flown to New York City for an interview with Susan Stockton, Senior Vice President of Culinary Production at Food Network. Along with a panel of judges from The Art Institutes, Susan will select the grand prize winner of a $20,000 scholarship to The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. http://www.foodnetwork.com/great-food-truck-scholarship-contest-enter/package/index.html?vty=/scholarship 
Val Verde Teachers Association (VVTA) February 25, 2013 AWARD: not specified CRITERIA: - 1. minimum GPA 2.75 - 2. Graduating class of 2013 - 3. Plan to attend 2 year or 4 year college/university with minimum of 12 units OR Trade or Technical school (full time) - 4. Two letters of recommendation from current or former teachers - 5. Personal statement- 6. Official Transcripts ***Mail everything, except for recommendation letters to "VVTA Scholarships" postmarked no later than February 25, 2013. APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER http://www.valverdeteachers.com/documents/vvta-scholarships/ 
11th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship  February 15, 2013 GPA 3.5 or higher. 1 page essay required Applied to and accepted to one of the following institituions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, The University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology.  www.waceinc.org 
Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal's Award  February 8, 2013 Criteria for scholarship winners will include the following:•Quantitative criteria: GPA, class rank, test scores, honors, activities on campus and hours/types of community service. •Qualitative criteria: Each student is asked to answer an essay question: "Please explain how a person believing in you has had a positive impact on your success. What did he/she do and how did it help?" AWARDS: $2000, $5000, $8500, or $12000. http://www.herffjones.com/biuscholarship 
Delta Theta Chi National Memorial Scholarship 2013-2014 February 1, 2013 All Applicants must reside in the United States, high scholastic average, evidence of financial need, planning to enroll in an accredited college. Application available in the College & Career Center. 2 AWARDS: $3,500.00 each.  
Courage to Grow Scholarship January 31, 2013 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
Meet My College Scholarhip January 31, 2013 There are 7 awards being given between $500 to $5,000 each. Juniors and seniors are eligible. 1. Create a profile at www.meetmycollege.com 2. Register as a student 3. Create an academic profile 4. Submit a 500 word essay on social networking  http://www.meetmycollege.com/ 
The 6th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship January 16, 2013 To enter, all you need to do is submit an original photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card... it's that simple! The student with the best design will win the $10,000 scholarship and have his or her entry made into an actual greeting card to be sold in The Gallery Collection's line. We're also giving a $1,000 prize to the school of the winning student. http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm 
Gates Millennium Scholars January 16, 2013 Minimum GPA: 3.3 ETHNICITIES: African American, American Indian-Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American RESIDENCY STATUS: US Citizen or US Permanent Resident, ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION: High School Senior, GED or High School Graduate https://scholarships.gmsp.org/Program/Details/7d6e42b1-d063-4bd2-a977-057b290e2708 
The California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation January 15, 2013 Open to ALL GRADUATING CALIFORNIA HIGHSCHOOL SENIORS!!!! One page application and essay on "Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years" must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced and with 700-1000 words. AWARD: 1st $2,500; 2nd $2,000; 3rd $1,500 http://www.cacesf.org/ 
Dell's Scholars Program January 15, 2013 Scholarship Value: $20,000 Awards Available: 300 To be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:•Participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program for a minimum of two of the last three years •Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year •Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA•Demonstrated need for financial assistance•Planning to enter a bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school•U.S. citizenship or permanent residency  http://www.dellscholars.org/ 
BURGER KING Scholars Program January 13, 2013 •Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico•Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada•Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher •Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2013-14 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram 
California Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship January 4, 2013 AWARD: $1000.00 Graduating Senior, minimum GPA of 2.0, CA resident, must have applied to or admitted to a post secondary accredited institution, college or university. Intend to continue education in the field of business administration or education. APPLICATION AVAILABLE IN THE CCC www.caeop.org 
NATIONAL EAGLE SCOUT ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP December 31, 2012 Graduating seniors who are Eagle Scouts; planning to enroll in a 4-year college or university; SAT 1200 or ACT 28; demonstrated leadership ability in scouting and a strong record of participation in activities outside of scouting; one letter of recommendation. AWARD: $1,000-$48,000 http://www.nesa.org/2013_scholarships.html 
APPRENTICE ECOLOGIST AWARDS December 31, 2012 All students; conduct your own environmental cleanup projects this year as part of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™. AWARD: $500 http://www.wildernessproject.org/volunteer_apprentice_ecologist.php 
COLGATE CARES HAZ LA U December 31, 2012 Graduating Hispanic seniors; 3.0 GPA; planning to enroll full-time in a college or university in Fall 2013; 3 short essays required; must apply for FAFSA in January. AWARD: $2,500-$15,000 http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/Corp/CommunityPrograms/Haz-La-U.cvsp 
15th ANNUAL LIVE POETS SOCIETY POETRY CONTEST December 31, 2012 Open to all high school students; no entry fee; one entry per contestant each quarter; AWARD: $100-$500 http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/to_enter 
ANNE FORD SCHOLARSHIP December 31, 2012 Graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2012; 3.0 GPA; financial need; US citizen; personal statement and letter of recommendation required. AWARD: $10,000 http://www.ncld.org/about-us/learning-disability-scholarships-awards/anne-ford-allegra-ford-scholarships 
Courage to Grow Scholarship December 31, 2012 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
GEN AND KELLY TANABE SCHOLARSHIP December 31, 2012 9-12th grade; personal essay required. AWARD: $1,000 http://www.gkscholarship.com/ 
ALLEGRA FORD SCHOLARSHIP December 31, 2012 Graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD in the fall of 2013; financial need; US citizen; letters of recommendation required. AWARD: $2,500 http://www.ncld.org/about-us/learning-disability-scholarships-awards/anne-ford-allegra-ford-scholarships 
Ronald McDonald House of Charities Scholarship Program December 20, 2012 To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must: 1. Be a high school senior 2. Be younger than 21 years... http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/ 
DR. PEPPER MILLION DOLLAR TUITION GIVEAWAY December 17, 2012 Graduating seniors who are at least 18 years old; to enter, you must submit an original video explaining why you deserve to win. AWARD: $2,500 http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ 
Futuro con leche Scholarship December 15, 2012 AWARD $4000. Graduating high school senior of Hispanic heritage. Must be enrolled as first time freshman at a college during the 2013-2014 school year. must be US citizen or legal permanent resident. minimum GPA of 3.0. Must complete the FAFSA application www.hsf.net/FuturoConLeche 
Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship December 15, 2012 The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship is open to currently enrolled high school seniors or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award, you must be a U.S. citizen, be under 25 years of age and answer both of the following two essay questions: in under 1000 words, "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" and in under 500 words, describe your career plans, goals and personal ambitions. http://www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php 
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND December 15, 2012 Graduating Hispanic seniors; multiple scholarships available; planning to attend college full time in fall 2013; 3.3 GPA. Find a complete list of scholarships. AWARD: $1,000-$15,000 https://apply.hsf.net/applications/ 
ELKS National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship December 7, 2012 Any high school senior who is a citizen of the USA is eligible to apply. Applicants will be judged on financial need, leadership, and scholarship. AWARDS: 500 scholarships totaling $2.296 million http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm 
Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7 - 12 December 1, 2012 All students grades 7-12; essay on What My Vote Will Mean To Me; read the rules first, then submit essay with cover sheet attached. AWARD: $2,000-$10,000 http://www.fra.org/Content/fra/AboutFRA/EssayContest/default.cfm 
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP December 1, 2012 Graduating seniors; planning to enroll in a college or university fulltime in fall 2013; outstanding achievement in a school activity, community service or workplace. AWARD: $10,000-$25,000 http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html 
Courage to Grow Scholarship November 30, 2012 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
ATT SAVINGS SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST November 30, 2012 Write a 300-500 word article about what you think the internet will look like in ten years. Post on your blog, website or facebook and submit. AWARD: $1,000 http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship/ca 
SAFE JOBS FOR YOUTH MONTH POSTER CONTEST November 26, 2012 All students between ages 14-18; design a poster highlighting job safety and health for teens; may be in any media up to 17" X 22" in any language. AWARD: $200-$400 http://www.youngworkers.org/safe_month/Poster_Contest.html 
Free Speech Essay Contest November 25, 2012 High school juniors and seniors for the 2012-2013 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.  http://thefire.org/article/14663.html 
FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION (FIRE) FREEDOM IN ACADEMIA ESSAY CONTEST November 25, 2012 Graduating seniors; essay required after watching the videos at http://www.thefire.org/index.php/contests/. In 700-1200 words, please discuss the videos you have seen and explain how these universities betrayed the purpose of a university and violated the constitutional guarantees of free expression. AWARD: $1,000-$5,000 http://thefire.org/article/14663.html/ 
UNITED ITALIAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION COLUMBUS DAY CELEBRATION ESSAY CONTEST September 17, 2012 ELIGIBILITY:All high school students; essay required; application and essay must be verified by an organization, such as BSA, GSA, Kiwanis, Optimists, Make a Wish Foundation, Elks, K of C, Principal of your HS, Pastor of your church, etc. DOWNLOAD THE FORM AT WEB SITE. AWARD $125-$750 www.sandi.net/cms/lib/CA01001235/Centricity/Domain/2457/Columbus%20Day%20Essay.pdf 
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged September 17, 2012 ELIGIBILITY:Seniors and college students; essay required on Atlas Shrugged novel; submit essay online or mail in. AWARD: $50-$10,000  www.essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/AtlasShrugged.aspx?theme=blue 
Courage to Grow Scholarship August 31, 2012 ELIGIBILITY: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. AWARD: $500 www.couragetogrowscholarship.com/ 
Win Cash for College Scholarship April 17, 2012 ELIGIBILITY: high school senior planning on attending college; must be a U.S. citizen; write an essay 500 words or less on, “Why is a College Education Important to Me?”; all entries must be typed and double spaced and emailed to: scholarship@thecollegeexpo.org please include your name, address, phone number, email, your school counselor’s name and school phone number, and the name of college you are planning on attending. AWARD: various http://www.thecollegeexpo.org/tce/images/stories/scholarship/Cash_College_Ontario_2012.pdf 
CSU Fullerton Scholarship Program for Future Scholars  AWARD: $1500. Process: Application, Transcripts, Test Scores, Evaluation & Letter of Recommendation. Application available in CCC or on CSU Fullerton's website  
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