January–Scholarships

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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, 2017
Criteria:
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Applicants are put into a random drawing
Award:  $2,000 (10 nationally)

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND – GENERAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS (Seniors)
Application:
https://www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarship
Deadline:  January 7, 2017 – March 30, 2017
Criteria:
-High school seniors of Hispanic heritage
-U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
-3.0 GPA
-Plan to enroll full-time in a 2/4 year degree offering institution
-Complete FAFSA
Award:  $1,000-$15,000

RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM (Seniors)
Deadline: Postmarked by January 9, 2017
Application:  ronbrown.org
Criteria:
-African American seniors who excel academically, show leadership potential, and are involved in community.
Award: $10,000/year for 4 years (20 or more)

GE–REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Seniors)
Application:
 http://www.reaganfoundation.org/ge-rfscholarships.aspx
Deadline:  January 5, 2017
Criteria:
-Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
-3.0 GPA.
-Demonstrate financial need.
-U.S. Citizen.
-Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
Award:  $10,000 renewable scholarship (up to $40,000 per recipient), 20 awards nationally

ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Many different scholarships here!
Application:  http://www.apiasf.org/
Deadline:  January 11, 2017
Minimum Criteria:  (other requirements for additional scholarships)
-Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
-2.7 GPA
-Complete FAFSA
-Letter of recommendation submitted online
Amount:  $2,500 – $10,000 (over 500 awards, nationally)

SOCIETY OF MILITARY ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Deadline:  January 6, 2017
Application:  http://posts.same.org/greatbasin/
Criteria:

-College bound seniors interested in Engineering.
-250-500 word essay required on what attracts you to engineering and what you hope to contribute to society through a career in engineering.
Award:  $1,800 (3 awards)

ACLU OF UTAH’S YOUTH ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Seniors)
Application:  http://www.acluutah.org/images/PDFs-docs/2017_Scholarship_Application.pdf or from Miss Black in the counseling office.
Deadline:  January 23, 2017
Criteria:
-Have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism.
-Be a high school senor planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student.
-Min. GPA of 3.0.  If the GPA is less than 3.0, the student is still eligible, but must submit an explanation for the lower GPA.
-Complete a short application form, submit a high school transcript, write a 1,000-word essay, and obtain two recommendations from non-family references.
Award:  $1,000 (3 awards)

MESA SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Deadline:  January 20, 2017
Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzu08qA1faQyRUh5OS1LYWFiTGs/view
Criteria:
-High school senior graduating in 2017.
-Active MESA membership and participation in its program activities.
-Pursing a degree related to Math, Science or Engineering.
-Academic Achievement.
-Choice of math or science-related classes.
-Extracurricular activities.
-Financial need.
-Scholarship may be used at SLCC, U of U, USU, and WSU.
-Scholarship winners are required to attend the Awards Reception in April 2017.
Award:  Varies

CREATE A GREETING CARD SCHOLARSHIP (14 years or older)
Application:  http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm
Deadline: March 2, 2017
Criteria:
-Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
-Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
Award:  $10,000, plus $1,000 for your school

ELKS SCHOLARSHIP FOR TECH/VOCATIONAL SCHOOL (Seniors)
Application:
  Available from Miss Black 
Deadline:  January 16, 2017 (Submitted to Miss Black)
Criteria:
-High school senior planning to attend a vocational or technical school.
Award:  Varies (number of awards vary as well).

ELKS SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application:
  Available from Miss Black
Deadline:  January 16, 2017 (Submitted to Miss Black)
Criteria:
-High School Senior with Special Needs, i.e. learning disability or health problems.
-Application must include a supporting letter from a doctor/professional person stating the nature of the Special Needs Condition.
Award:  Varies (number of awards varies as well).

USU: QUINNEY SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Deadline:  January 15, 2017

Application: http://qcnr.usu.edu/undergraduates/involvement/quinneyscholarship 
Criteria:
-High school or transfer students seeking a first or second bachelor’s degree.
-Scholarly achievement: high academic performance with special consideration given to Honors, AP, and classes related to the applicant’s chosen major (e.g. science and math courses).
-ACT composite of 26 or higher.
-GPA of 3.2 or higher.
-Activities/Leadership: involvement in school clubs, leadership experiences, related internships or extracurricular activities.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Personal interest, motivation, and desire to better understand and contribute to a field involving natural resources.
Award: $6,000 per year for 4 years

NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION (NIAAA) SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Application: http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship/applicant-information/
Criteria:
-Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only).
-Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport.
-Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports.
-Applicant must complete attached scholar application.
-Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director.
-School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association.
-The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate.
-All materials must be postmarked to the NIAAA Liaison in your respective state (select your state below to see due date and liaison contact information) no later than your states due date.
Award: 1 male and 1 female state winner, $1,500 (8 sections nationally), $2,500 (2 national awards)

UAEOP JUDY ANDERSON STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application:  http://uaeop.weebly.com/awards–scholarships.html
Deadline:  January 31, 2017
Criteria:
-For business education students who wish to continue their education and pursue office-related careers, preferably in the educational field.
-College application submitted.
-Must have completed two or more year-long business education courses, 4 semesters, or 6 trimesters from among the following:  computer classes, keyboarding/typing, marketing, business communication, accounting, office practices and procedures, bookkeeping, desktop publishing, and/or business law.  (Courses may have been taken in high school, college, or a combination).
-Applicant must maintain 2.9 for the one-year period of the scholarship.
Award:  $500
*This scholarship can be deferred.

 

 REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application:  https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/ (Application available on Nov. 15, 2016).
Deadline:  Dec. 9, 2016 (Priority Deadline), February 1, 2017 (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 Science 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, renewable for up to 4 semesters

USU EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application: https://www.usu.edu/admissions/scholarships/edop

Deadline:  January 10, 2017
Criteria:
-Consideration based on 1st generation, ethnicity, and demonstation of financial need
-Minimum 103 index
-Minimum 20 ACT or 940 SAT
-Demonstrate financial need.
-Applicants agree to us the scholarship in consecutive semesters at USU Logan Main campus, unless a deferment or leave of absence is requested (military service, medical considerations, or church service)
-Personal essay must accompany the application
-Must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
Award:  $500 – full tuition

SUU OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors planning to attend SUU in 2017-2018)
Application:
  http://suu.edu/ss/financial/secure/housing-scholarship.html
Deadline:  Priority deadline Dec. 31, 2016; Final deadline February 1, 2017
Applications received after the December 31st priority deadline but before the February 1st final deadline will be considered if additional scholarships become available.
Criteria:
-Students must be enrolled full-time.
-GPA of 3.0 or greater.
-Applicants must submit a FAFSA for the 2017-2018 year
*PLEASE NOTE: If you feel you have extenuating circumstances please call Jayson Matlock or Tiffany West at 435-586-7735.

Award:  Up to 75% of housing costs for 1 year (must reapply each year).

GOVERNOR’S HONORS ACADEMY at Southern Utah University (Juniors)
Application: https://www.suu.edu/gha/ (Available January 2, 2014)
Deadline:  March 3, 2017 (Must be emailed to the GHA office by this date)
GHA Dates
:  June 23- July 1, 2017
Criteria:
-The Governor’s Honors Academy was founded in 1988 through a vision of Utah corporate and political leaders. The Academy is organized to provide Utah high school students with an opportunity to learn, lead and interact with some of the foremost leaders in business, technology, humanities, science, education, communication and social science. Through interaction with leaders and mentors, students enhance their desire to learn and strive for excellence.
-3.75 GPA
-ACT score is not required but it is recommended
-Cost:  $1,000, Participants are given information on seeking sponsors to help cover the cost of attendance.  (covers all expenses except travel to the GHA and spending money)
Award:  6 college credits and a 4-year scholarship to SUU! (50 state-wide)

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

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