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The Maryland School Counselor Association is offering a $500 scholarship to two high school seniors for the best essay written in recognition of a school counselor (elementary, middle or high school) who has helped the candidate in some significant way. In a 300 - 500 word essay, the candidates should give specific examples of how the counselor helped make a difference in the candidate's life. Excerpts of the essay submitted may be read at the recognition ceremony. An application will be given priority if the school counselor who is the subject of the candidate's essay is a current MSCA member. Candidates, can complete the form by going to the MSCA website and selecting the Graduating Senior Scholarship Opportunity link on the left side or by clicking on the link below https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SfoLlgXXEecsGMcc17aBIq-elNwEnhl7jqwnngIsj6Y/edit
Applications are due by Feb. 22, 2021.
Scholarships applications are now open for the AFCEA DC STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors. This program promotes higher education in the STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and management information systems, through financial scholarship awards.
Since May 1989, AFCEA Washington, DC has awarded 400 scholarships totaling more than $2,600,000 to students from 112 area high schools going to 80 U.S. colleges.
We are incredibly honored to have been selected as the #1 Scholarship in the DC area by College Consensus and hope that your students looking to major in STEM will consider applying this year.
All students who meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students whose family members include current members of the military, Veterans, and AFCEA DC chapter members to apply.
To apply for an AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
1. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
2. Resident within Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
3. High school senior or 2nd year student in a two-year Community College transitioning to a four-year college or university
4. Acceptance to a U.S. accredited college or university in a four-year, full-time STEM curriculum for computer science, engineering [all], mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity and management information systems; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering or electronics
5. Winners of full tuition scholarships are not eligible
Applicants must submit the following items with their application:
· Two (2) single page letters of recommendations attesting to student’s qualifications regarding this scholarship
· Copy of student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Department of Education. Please only provide the one-page FAFSA summary report.
· Summary and statement from Guidance Counselor. Please download, fill out and submit to the online application form.*This form is required for the application to be considered.
Selection of applicants will be based on achievements or qualifications in the following areas:
2. School activities
3. Financial need
4. Letters of recommendation
Students residing in the metro DC area, including DC, Maryland, and Virginia, are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is February 25, 2021.
To apply for a scholarship, and for more information, please visit: https://dcevents.afceachapters.org/AFCEADCSTEM2021
Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship
- Scholarship Name: Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship
- Eligibility: Students who have had a meaningful relationship with a pet. Must be a US Citizen or permanent legal resident.
- Amount: $1,000
- Application Deadline: 12/15/20
- Frequency: Quarterly
- Link: https://pettable.com/scholarship#pet-lovers
Wise Geek Nurse Appreciation Scholarship
- Scholarship Name: WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation Scholarship
- Eligibility: Students aspiring to pursue a nursing career
- Amount: $500
- Application Deadline: 12/31/20
- Link: https://www.wisegeek.com/nurse-appreciation-scholarship.htm
Second Annual Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance: Open to all registered high school students (grades 9-12). Georges Lieber, at the age of 16, prided himself on being part of the French resistance. Perhaps because of that involvement, he and his family were identified and taken by the Nazis, and on July 3, 1944, Georges was deported to Auschwitz, where he was murdered. To make a blessing of Georges Lieber's memory, please articulate on an issue on or of resistance that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about resistance and yourself. Note that the most engaging essays often reflect deeply on a particularly meaningful experience or episode in one's life. That approach could focus on resistance pertaining to: a personal issue, a family matter, an academic inquiry, a dilemma in literature or film, a recent article or editorial in a major newspaper, a current conflict in American life, an international crisis.
Format: In 2,000 words, you are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues, and identify dilemmas involving resistance. Essays may be written in the formal or informal tone, but most importantly, an individual voice should be evident. The essay should be developed from your point of view and may be biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological or theological. It must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Only one essay per student per year may be submitted. It must have a title, and must be written in English. Essay should be titled, typed in 12-point easily readable font (such as Times New Roman), double-spaced with 1" margins and numbered pages. Submissions will be judged anonymously, by the Gettysburg College Jewish Studies Committee. (We have heavily relied on the language from the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics essay contest.)
Deadline: 12:00am EST March 29, 2021
Email your essay with "Georges Lieber" as the subject, to the Jewish Studies Committee at Gettysburg College: email@example.com
American Legion High School Oratorical Contest
National and State Contest Dates
NATIONAL CONTESTS are April 9-11, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Maryland sends one contestant to the first of the three National rounds. The top three national finalists earn berths in Original Oratory at the National Speech & Debate national tournament. National winners also win a trip to the National Convention in August.
The road to the National Contest looks like this:
Post Contests: January 2021. The American Legion Post is the primary entity of our organization. You will begin your competition here. Contestants should commit to and start to write, memorize, and practice their speeches by Thanksgiving or at least by the December school break time!
County Contests: Early February 2021. Each Maryland county has between 2 and 17 Legion Posts and the county competition is the next step for the Post winners. You can usually expect 3-5 competitors at this level.
District Contests: Late February 2021. There are seven Legion districts in Maryland. Each district is comprised of between 2 and 6 counties but you can usually expect 2-4 competitors at this level.
State Finals On Sunday, March 7, 2021. This year's contest will be held at Stevenson University in Owing Mills, MD. Not only does the winner of the state contest go to the national contest in April, but we invite you to speak at our state convention in Ocean City on July 14-15, 2021. More info at https://www.mdlegion-oratorical.org/
The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The program has featured numerous politicians and prominent contestants over the years, including former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, national television commentator and talk radio host Lou Dobbs, and Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence.
Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students. Over $203,500 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets a $25,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $22,500, and third gets $20,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $2,000 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.
High school students under age 20 are eligible. Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition. Legion department representatives certify one winner per state to the national contest, where department winners compete against each other in two speaking rounds. The contest caps off with a final round that decides the three top finishers.
Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Speeches are eight to 10 minutes long; three- to five-minute speeches on an assigned topic also are part of the contest.
We hope you will encourage your students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills to apply to Boston University. We would love to consider them for a merit-based scholarship.
The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2020.
To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.
Towson UTeach, Towson University’s program to prepare future secondary school mathematics and science teachers, is pleased to announce the availability of Kahlert Foundation Scholarships ($2,000 per year for up to four years) to be awarded to incoming freshmen who enroll at the university in Fall 2021 and plan to pursue a career in secondary school mathematics or science teaching. The scholarship application deadline is January 8, 2021. Please see the attached document for details on this scholarship opportunity
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College Board Opportunity Scholarships. Students are encouraged to sign up and complete the various steps so they can win scholarship dollars. Currently, students are being awarded $1,000 for completing the FAFSA. Take advantage of this opportunity. In Maryland, only 14% of the students in the Class of 2021 are signed up. More information here about the College Board Opportunity Scholarships
- Four-year scholarship valued at $112,000 for in-state students and $203,000 for out-of-state students, covering tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, travel, and personal expenses
- Grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences, such as research projects, study abroad, service activities, and conferences in the United States and abroad.
- Early course registration
- Guaranteed invitation to join the University Scholars Program or University Honors Program
- Personal and professional development through mentoring, a freshman seminar, retreats, a leadership academy, service projects, and other enrichment experiences
University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Program: Any Senior who wishes to be nominated for this program should contact their School Counselor as soon as possible. Jefferson Scholarships provide the entire cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and many supplemental enrichment experiences. The total value of the Scholarship exceeds $293,000 for non-Virginian students and $157,000 for Virginia students. I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the selection process by visiting the Foundation's website.
Any Senior who wishes to be nominated for The Meyerhoff Program at UMBC, should contact their School Dounselor as soon as possible so the nomination process can get started. The Meyerhoff Program is open to all high-achieving high school seniors who plan to pursue undergraduate studies in STEM. The Program's merit scholarship awards range from $5,000-15,000 per year for in-state students and $10,000-22,000 per year for out-of-state students.
- have at least a "B" average in college-preparatory mathematics and science courses,
- earn outstanding SAT scores (if provided - UMBC and Meyerhoff are test-optional for Fall 2021 admission),
- express a genuine interest in STEM,
- plan to pursue doctoral studies (Ph.D. or the combined M.D.-Ph.D) in a STEM field, and
- have an interest in the advancement of underrepresented students in the sciences and related fields.
University of Alabama: Due to limitations on ACT and SAT testing opportunities throughout the U.S., The University of Alabama will not require test scores from students applying for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 admission.
Students applying without ACT or SAT scores will be evaluated by their overall GPA, core academic GPA and the strength of the curriculum. Further details can be found at gobama.ua.edu/apply.
UA encourages students to submit available ACT and/or SAT scores to provide additional support to their application. Submission of scores will not be an advantage or disadvantage to an applicant.
Students admitted without test scores are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application by January 15, 2021, to be considered for competitive and merit awards. More information can be found at scholarships.ua.edu/freshman.
For additional information, please contact your regional recruiter.
Maryland Promise Community College Scholarship: The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship that is available to students who enroll at a Maryland community college and now has NO SERVICE OBLIGATION REQUIREMENT OR AGE REQUIREMENTS. Eligible students can receive up to $5,000 to cover any remaining tuition and mandatory fee expenses after Federal or State Financial aid has been applied. Click here for flyer with complete details.
Central Scholarship - Since 1924, Central Scholarship has been providing Maryland scholarships and Maryland tuition assistance to students for the financial assistance they need to go higher. No matter what your dream, Central Scholarship can help you fund it. Go to http://www.central-scholarship.org/scholarships/overview/ for more information and to apply.
The Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep. Financial assistance to participate in classes to prepare students for college admission testing, such as the SAT or ACT, is available for high school juniors and seniors. The Bob and Pat Gehrke Scholarship Fund for College Prep, through The Community Foundation of Frederick County, will select participants based on financial need, as well as their leadership and community service record. A minimum 3.0 point average is required. Students can apply for assistance at any time. Recipients are notified within 45 days after submitting their application. Details are available at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com.
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The Army conducts a National Scholarship process for high school seniors who want to be considered for both Four-Year & Three-Year Army ROTC High School Scholarships. The National Scholarship portal (http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html) opens in mid-June for rising senior high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Army ROTC scholarships pay for full tuition and fees OR room and board ($10K/year - $5K/semester). The student makes the choice based on their family financial needs. Once contracted in either the fall of the freshman year for four-year recipients or fall of the sophomore year for three-year (advanced designee) recipients, students will also be eligible for $600/semester for books as well as the monthly ROTC stipend. The stipend pays $300, $350, $450 and $500 (tax-free) for the freshman through senior years, respectively. REQUIREMENTS Be a U.S. citizen Be between the ages of 17 and 26 Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 Have a high school diploma or equivalent Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) Meet physical standards Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard) YOUR COMMITMENT An eight-year service commitment with the Army through active, Guard/Reserve or IRR service. Serve full time in the Army for a minimum of three or four years depending on the length of scholarship awarded. They will serve out the balance of the eight years in the Guard or Reserve or the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career. Active duty is competitive, but Guard/Reserve service can be guaranteed with a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty contract. APPLY ONLINE FOR AN ARMY ROTC FOUR-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site. Students must have an account created by early January and must have their account complete by early March to meet the final board deadline. Students can major in any academic discipline while completing ROTC. They will take a Military Science (ROTC) leadership course each semester along with their chosen major. Cadets also participate in weekly (3x/week) physical training sessions and have a weekly experiential leadership lab where they learn military and leadership skills required of Soldiers and Officers.