Scholarships for Seniors

Scholarships for Seniors

 Scholarships are added daily - so keep checking back

 


Scholarships

If you need the paper application send a request to Kelli_Vanderpool@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.  Upon receipt of your request I will send your application(s) to you during the school day. If the scholarship has a website just follow the instructions on the website.  Good luck!

 

 

Monthly Scholarship Newsletters:

 

 

December/January Scholarship Newsletter

 

Below are additional scholarships that may not be in the newsletter for the month.  This listing is very fluid so please check back often!

 

 

Win Dollars for College, Deadline January 22

ATL SCHOLARSHIP

 

 

Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Deadline: January 28

 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

All African-American senior young women and men who attend a high school in Gwinnett County are eligible to apply.

Application requirements: 

A completed, signed and dated application submitted electronically.
Type-written essays on the two (2) topics selected from the Essay instruction sheet.
 Three (3) letters of recommendation from the following:  (2) Core Academic Teachers and (1 )Community Service Leader
A copy of an official high school transcript
 
 

Georgia Civitan Foundation offers Alice Dodd Memorial Scholarships for Outstanding Community Service and Bobby Dodd Memorial  Scholarships for Outstanding Community Service awarded to Physically Challenged Students.

Deadline, January 31

Click HERE for application and information

 

 

Redfin Scholarship, Deadline January 31

Award: $2,500

Must be legal US resident, 18 years or older, graduating high school senior, or current college freshman, sophomore or junior attending an accredited university or college. 

Essay based; 300-500 word on the following question:

Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?

https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

 

 

Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC), Deadline February 23

Award: $1500

• Currently a senior in good standing in an Atlanta area high school.
• Has relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family's relocation between grades 9 and 12
• Currently have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent if different scale)

Click for:  Application    Instructions

 

 

 Create a Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship, Deadline March 1st

 https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm

 

 

Generation Google Scholarship, Deadline March 2 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Be available to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Raise.me

 Earn scholarship dollars for good grades and achievements. 

On Raise.me students, as early as 9th grade, are able to earn scholarship money from 140 partner colleges for academic and extracurricular achievements before they apply.  These bite-sized scholarships are called micro-scholarships and they add up quick!

When students add achievements to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they earn Micro-Scholarships from the partner colleges that they are following.  These achievements include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering,visiting a college campus, and much more. Students can also include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Veterans Service Organization Scholarships 

(the following organizations offer scholarships primarily to active duty military, veterans, and/or their families:)

American Legion: www.legion.org/scholarships

Paralyzed Veterans of America: www.pva.org/scholarships

Veterans of Foreign Wars: www.vfw.org/community/programs

 


 


 

Georgia Tech offers Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship Program for students whose parents have less than $33,300 in income.  Visit www.promise.gatech.edu for more information!

 

Gwinnett Technical Collegeis offeringThe Hudgens Award.  If you are ineligible for the HOPE scholarship, exemplify leadership, and want to pursue an Associate Degree at Gwinnett Tech this scholarship is for you!  An essay, transcript and recommendations are required.  $2,500!  Email Mrs. Vanderpool for the application @ Kelli_Vanderpool@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or go online to www.gwinnetttech.edu     DEADLINE:  ,November 30, February 28



The Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is offering to juniors and seniors to participate in a 9-month program of educational, social, cultural and civic activities and earn scholarships for college.  Applications will be accepted through May 31.  Request application from kelli_vanderpool@gwinnett.k12.ga.us   for either program.

For freshman and sophomores they are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Cotillion-Beautillion Ladies and Gentlemen in Waiting Program.    For more information on either program, contact 678-318-1831 or cobeau@gwinnettdst.org

The David Skinner/Georgia Development Authority 2016 Scholarship recognizes outstanding young people who are pursuing a college degree in agriculture or a related field.  This is a $1,500 scholarship for five (5) students and is awarded annually.  Application is online:    https://www.gdaonline.com/Content/Default/3/3/0/scholarships/scholarships.html DEADLINE:  June 1

 


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program is an easy essay scholarship worth $1,000 and can be found @www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm    DEADLINE:  June 10

  


The Big Sun Organization Scholarship 2015-2016 is offering a $500 scholarship to young athletes. All student athletes are eligible to participate in regardless of what sport you play.  Easy essay topic and guidelines are online @ www.bigsunathletics.com  DEADLINE: June 17

  

 


 More Scholarship Opportunities: 

The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest; https://www.incorporate.com/business_plan_contest.html Deadline- September 30

RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html Deadline: October 1 

Coca-Cola Scholarships http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/  School Code:  111-653 Deadline: October 31

Quest Whole Person Scholarship: Oral Roberts University:  www.quest.oru.edu  Deadline: November 5

Burger King Scholarship Program - http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/Home Deadline December 15

Drive Smart Now http://drivesmartnow.com/about-the-contest Deadline December 15

Coupons.com Scholarship Fund http://www.coupons.com/thegoodstuff/scholarship/ Deadline December 31

The Roothbert Scholarship Fund - http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php Deadline: January 31

Gates Millennium Scholarships – Full Ride Opportunity www.gmsp.org  Deadline: January 13

Microsoft Scholarship Program - http://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships  Deadline: January 31

Student Video Scholarships http://www.christophers.org/page.aspx?pid=274  Deadline: February 17

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests  Deadline: March 26

Rover $1000 College Scholarship; http://www.rover.com/blog/rover-college-scholarship Deadline May 31

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship www.AnimationCareerReview.com Deadline June1

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship www.Fashion-Schools.org Deadline June 1

Big Sun Scholarship www.bigsunathletics.com  Deadline June 17

Petkey.org -http://petkey.org/scholarship/ Deadline July 22

Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS® Sweepstakes: Deadline – https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/sweepstakes

The College Peas Standout Student Scholarship  http://www.collegepeas.com/scholarshipgreen

Cappex Scholarships - http://www.cappex.com/scholarships

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Alliance for Young Artists & Writers   www.artandwriting.org 

National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) http://www.nabj.org/

Scholarship X Program http://www.naas.org/senior.htm

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/

College Board Scholarship Search http://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html

Siemens Westinghouse Competition - http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/competition.htm

GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds (Latin American Students) - http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/

CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database (SWEEPSTAKES)  http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index

Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid - http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm

Scholarship -  http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm

Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm

FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Scholarships and Fellowships - http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/financial-aid-information/scholarships-grants-fellowships-internships-and-loans-explored/

Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm

HBCU Packard SIT Study Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world) http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships.htm

INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org/

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html

 

ENTER TO WIN IT!!  DRAWINGS ARE EASY MONEY!!

The “No Essay Scholarship” – instead - “Take a Quiz Scholarship”sponsored by Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation.  Register @www.cksf.organd participate in various quizzes for scholarship money that range from $250 to $2,500.  This is open to 9th– 12thgrade students, as well as college students. 

 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.  The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.  Online @ http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

 

Sun Trust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes - This is free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. Fifteen chances to win with one winner chosen every two weeks from October to May. Scholarship check will be payable to the winner’s school of attendance! Enter online @  https://www.suntrusteducation.com/ScholarshipSweepstakes/index.html beginning September 16.  


Wells Fargo College STEPS Sweepstakes -  enter their $1,000 drawing - 5 high school students and 5 college students will win!!  www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps  Drawing dates vary. 


NextStepU register to win FREE TUITION and enter various contests. Find scholarships and more in this website. www.nextstepu.com 

Campus Explorer is giving away a $1,000 scholarship EVERY MONTH for college-bound students, and we want to make sure the students at Mill Creek High School  know about it.   This is a great opportunity for your high school juniors and seniors, who need financial assistance during their college search.  Click on (http://CampusExplorer.com/campus-explorer-scholarships) and apply for the latest scholarship every month.

Sports Champions of Greater Atlanta is looking for outstanding senior athletes who achieve outstanding athletic performance and have a high level of excellence in their scholastics as well as great character representing his/her team, sport and community on and off the field.  Nominate your athlete @ www.sportschampionsatlanta.com

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has various scholarship opportunities available for Hispanic students. To see if you are eligible for any of the scholarships visit their website @ www.hsf.net. They also have a “High School Student Support” (listed under Programs at top of site) that will answer a lot of your questions about college. Deadline varies on each scholarship. 


UNCF
 offers scholarship opportunities, visit www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp. Also, www.blackexcel.org &  www.blackstudents.org.   www.studentaid.gov  offers scholarships to those students who have overcame challenges such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) offers many scholarship opportunities @ www.maldef.org.   Deadlines vary. 


Chegg.com
- is dedicated to connecting high school students with scholarships and best-fit colleges.  On Zinch, high school students can create their first online, “professional” profile in a fun, interactive, Facebook-like setting where students reach out directly to the colleges of their choosing.  Zinch.com is FREE  for all students, completely private and students are only connected with colleges that they are interested in!  Any scholarship that a student wins on this site will be doubled by Zinch!!!  Yes, they double your scholarship money!!  So go to www.chegg.com
today to sign up and create your FREE PROFILE!!


MyMajors Spring Magazine
directs students through Finding a Major, College, Career, and Scholarships activity worksheets.  Also, sign up for the $500 Scholarship: www.mymajors.com/read.

 

TIP:  Scholarship search services: No one can guarantee to find you a scholarship for college. Some scholarship search services misrepresent their services, guaranteeing that they can obtain scholarships on behalf of students. Other fraudulent companies tell students they've been selected as "finalists" for awards that they can receive only after paying a fee; a legitimate financial aid offer doesn't cost money! For more information, contact theFederal Trade Commission.

Think you don't have time to apply for scholarships? Check out these links -   http://youtu.be/WjEZ3r2GvR4

What I Wish I'd Considered When Applying to College:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLv81QWApy8&feature=related

 

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