Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Starting August 17, 2021 - Ending June 30, 2022

Link to applications available in Naviance


Juniata College ( is a small, liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania. Students can choose from a large number of typical college programs/degrees or they can write their own (a Program of Emphasis) giving them the opportunity to combine different areas of interest. Juniata College ranks 75th in the National Liberal Arts Colleges  category of  the 2022 US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings.

As a Juniata graduate, Susan Kaltenbaugh (parent of a former BHS student) can refer BHS students who might  have any interest in Juniata for a Juniata Community Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded during the time when students are looking at colleges – before even applying. For seniors, the referral would need to happen before November 15, but juniors can be referred any time between now and about the same time next year.

If the student then applies to, is accepted by, and attends Juniata, they will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year for four years.

Students can contact Susan Kaltenbaugh at for more information. They will need to supply the following information for the referral: 

  • First and Last Name 
  • Gender
  • Mailing Address with Zip Code 
  • Student Type: Freshman or Transfer  
  • High School Name 
  • HS Graduation Year 
US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship:  Each year (April) $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. The monies must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice.  Go to: or for more information.  US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship ApplicationUS JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Student ChecklistDeadline to apply is January 14, 2022.
UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars Program:  The Myerhoff Program is open to all high-achieving high school seniors who plan to pursue undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM). Applicants must have at least a "B" average in college-prepatory mathematics and science courses, outstanding SAT scores and a genuine interest in science. Students must also plan to pursue doctoral studies (Ph.D. or the combined MD/Ph.D.) in a STEM field and have an interest in the advancement of underrepresented students in the sciences and related fields. The Meyerhoff Scholars Program awards range from $5000-$15,000 per year for in state students. Any student interested in being nominated for this scholarship should email Mr. George at Please include your current mailing address, telephone number and personal email address with your nomination request.  Deadline to complete application after nomination is December 1.

DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest:  The DAR Good Citizen and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  Deadline to apply is November 19, 2021.  Click here for application - DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Application.

Heisman High School Scholarship

Applying for the Heisman High School Scholarship is your chance to be rewarded and gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you've put into your high school career. If you've maintained a weighted 3.0 GPA, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you've got what it takes.  Deadline to apply is October 19, 2021.  Go to: to apply.

Voice of Democracy Competition

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2021-22 entry form application, as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.

The 2021-22 theme is:
America: Where Do We Go From Here?  Go to for complete details and applications.

  • NACME Scholarships - Deadline October 30
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program - Deadline October 31
  • Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship - Deadline October 31
  • Pursuing a Positive Impact Scholarship - Deadline October 31
  • Builders' Association Scholarships - Deadline November 1
  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - Deadline November 14
  • Conerto High School Musicians Scholarship - Deadline November 15
  • Overachievers Student Grant - Deadline November 15
  • Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship - Deadline November 30

Kids Chance of Maryland - Since 1996, we have provided college scholarships to the children of Maryland's injured workers. Every year, thousands of workers are disabled by on-the-job injuries and, tragically, about 60 workers in Maryland lose their lives every year. Kids' Chance of Maryland provides an opportunity for the children of these workers to pursue their higher education, reach their goals, and fulfill their dreams for the future.  Go to for more information and to apply.

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 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

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 ( 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.

College Tours/Fairs/Virtual Events

Starting August 17, 2021 - Ending August 23, 2022

Click here for complete listing of college tours, college fairs and virtual events (updated as we receive information)

College Fairs Online:  We invite your high school students to join our free virtual college fair for the South Region of  The United States next week, October 18th-23rd.  Students can register now through the end of next week!  The students can log in any time during the week and get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section for the students to get answers directly from college reps during the week.  The students must go to to the students tab to register ASAP. This service is completely free and we would love to have your school and students join.   Please have your students register as soon as possible if they would like to participate. This is a great virtual resource.  Every student that registers is entered to win a $300 scholarship.
Bennington College
Admissions Updates

We Remain Fee-Free and Test-Optional: Bennington has no fee to apply and has been test-optional since 2006. Our test-optional policy applies to aid as well; all applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the application process, and need-based aid is available.

On-Campus and Virtual Visits: We offer on-campus visits as well as weekly virtual visits. Please feel free to encourage your students to join us for one of our Saturday virtual open houses to learn more about Bennington, take a tour with current students, and attend a workshop on admissions and financial aid, or to attend Fall for Bennington, our fall open house where students will have an opportunity to meet with current students and faculty.

College Updates

Bennington Early College Program: This fall we launched our Bennington Early College Program, a new suite of one-credit, one-month courses for high school, gap year, and college students around the world. We offer courses in writing and literature, social and environmental justice, and politics, power, and society, led by Bennington’s distinguished faculty. Students who apply to Bennington will have their course registration fees partially reimbursed, and students who attend Bennington will receive a full refund. We hope to see your students join one of our courses.

Young Writers and Young Activists Awards: Our Young Writers Awards will be open for submissions until November 1st. Current high school students are eligible to submit a work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. First, second, and third place winners will be selected in each genre. In addition to cash prizes of up to $1000, winners who apply and are admitted will be offered $15,000/year scholarships to Bennington, for a total of $60,000 in scholarship. Finalists will be offered $10,000/year scholarships, totaling $40,000. We're also excited to announce the Spring 2022 launch of our Young Activists Awards, recognizing high school students who are tackling issues of social and environmental justice in their communities and beyond. Sign up for information about the Young Activists Awards here.

A Global Field of Action: Despite the effects of COVID-19, the 2020-2021 year saw our students completing a variety of summer internships, research experiences for undergraduates, independent studies, professional trainings, entrepreneurial ventures, and apprenticeships. Our Field Work Term continues to offer a global network of employers, opportunities in major metro areas from New York City to Los Angeles and beyond, and fellowships in environmental advocacy, public health, theatre arts, and museum curation. 

Anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives: Bennington continues to strengthen its practiced commitment to anti-racism and to diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. In June, we were excited to welcome to campus Alfredo Medina, Jr., our new Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer. Last year we also saw students, faculty, and staff collaborate on the President's Working Group on Anti-Racism.




Starting August 17, 2021 - Ending June 30, 2022

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United States Senate Youth Program - Each year, two students from every state and the District of Columbia are selected to attend a week-long government and leadership program in the nation's capital.  The one-week program provides an opportunity for students to meet with legislative, executive, and judicial leaders to discuss political issues that affect our nation.  Each participant also receives a one-time $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship and is encouraged to pursue coursework in history and political science.  To learn more visit  See Mr. George in the Counseling Office if you wish to be nominated.  Deadline to request a nomination is October 9.