December–Scholarships

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NICHE NO ESSAY CONTEST
Application: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/ 
Deadline: The end of every month
Criteria: Has to create an account, no other eligibility required
Award: $2,000

SUSSLE SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Website:  www.sussle.org/scholarship
Deadline:  Monthly awards

Criteria:
-Contribute content by topic to Sussle.
-Large variety of topics, for example:  fashion, Disney Princess, Oreo. Harry Potter, ice cream, Doctor Who, Spanish language, Innovation…and many other fun and current topics.
Award:  Up to $1,000; other lesser cash awards

AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ESSAY (Seniors)
Application www.afsascholarship.org
Deadline:  Now through April 7, 2018
Criteria:
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Applicants are put into a random drawing
Award:  $2,000 (10 nationally)

LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! VIDEO CONTEST (Teens ages 13-18)
Application: LightsCameraSave.com
Deadline:
December 1, 2017
Criteria:
-Create a video that shows the value of sound money management in a way that will appeal to other teens.
Award: $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 (3 national awards) and video posted on YouTube as part of a national campaign.

VIOLET RICHARDSON SOROPTIMIST AWARD (Young Women, ages 14-17)
Deadline:  December 1, 2017
Application:  Available in the Counseling Center (soon)
Website:  http://www.soroptimist.org/whoweare/program-violet-richardson-award.html
Criteria:
-This award recognizes young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts.
-These are merit awards and are NOT based on academic achievement.
-The Violet Richardson Award Program underscores Soroptimist’s commitment to volunteerism and to young women – the leaders of the future.
Award:  Varies, up to $2,500

REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application:  https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/
Application opens on November 15, 2017
Deadline:  Dec. 8, 2017 (Priority Deadline), February 1, 2018 (Regular Deadline)
Criteria for Base Award:
-Complete the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study during grades 9-12.*
-Have a cumulative 3.0 high school GPA.
-Have at least one reported ACT test score (SAT is not accepted).
-Have no grade on official transcript lower than a “C” in core courses.
-Be a U.S. citizen, or a noncitizen eligible for federal student aid.
-No criminal record.
-Enroll full-time (12 or more college credit hours) at an eligible Utah institution of higher education during Fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
Criteria for Exemplary Academic Achievement Award:
-Must meet the Base Award requirements.
-Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
-Have no grade on official transcript lower than a “B” in core courses.
-Have an ACT score of 26.
*Core Courses:
-4 credits of English
-4 progressive credits of mathematics
-3.5 credits of Social Science
-3 credits of lab-based Sceince course, specifically one each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
-2 progressive credits of same World or Classical Language, other than English, during grades 9-12
Award: Base Award–$1,000 one-time payment
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award–$1,250 per semester (amount based on decisions made in the Utah State Legislative Session)

LYNN JENSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (Seniors)
Application: http://www.utschoolcounselor.org/
Deadline: December 9, 2017
Criteria:
-If you have a counselor that has impacted your life in a positive way, this scholarship will award both you and your counselor.
-Applicants must be a high school senior who plans to attend college
-Scholarship monies are given directly to the student
-Four scholarships will be awarded on February 1, 2018
Award: $1,000

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Seniors)
Application:  www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
Deadline:
December 15, 2017
Criteria:
-Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
-Be passionate about serving the community
-Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.
Award: $1,500

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Application:
  http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Deadline:  December 15, 2017, 11:59 (CST), but apply soon because they will only accept the first 10,000 applications! **Now closed due to reaching the 10,000 applicants**
Criteria:
-ambition and drive
-determination to set and reach goals
-respect for self, family, and community
-ability to succeed in college
Award:  $10,000 – $25,000 (winner in each state)

FOOT LOCKER SCHOLAR ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application: https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/
Deadline:
December 15, 2017
Criteria:
-High school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2017
-Must participate on a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (intramurals, martial arts, etc)
-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (9th-12th grade)
-U.S. Citizen or legal resident
Award: $20,000

DRIVE SMART, NO DISTRACTIONS, NO EXCUSES, TEEN DIGITAL SHORT CONTEST (ages 13-18)
Application: https://drivesmartnow.com/registration 
Deadline: December 18, 2017
Eligibility: 
-U.S. citizen or legal resident
-Student age 13-18
The entry must be a digital short that is at least 15 seconds but no longer than 60 seconds in length.  The video must try to convince teens about the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of not texting and driving.
Award: up to $10,000

ACT STUDENT CHAMPION AWARD
Application: ACT Student Champion Award (Seniors)
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Criteria:
-A student who has overcome challenges and can show what they are going to after high school, whether it is entering the workforce, or getting a post secondary education.
-Students must have a 22 on the ACT and a GPA of 3.0 or higher
-Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first generation college students.
Award: $500

 

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES:
Unigo.com
www.highfivescholarships.com
www.fastweb.com
www.cappex.com
www.scholarships.com
www.zinch.com

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