Archive for December, 2011

Freshman Scholarship in Chemical Engineering at Auburn University

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Auburn University is offering Freshmen Scholarships in Chemical Engineering. These scholarships are awarded to freshmen who are enrolled in the pre-chemical engineering curriculum on a merit basis. Awards are up to $1,000 for the freshman year with opportunity for continuation based on merit.

Application deadline: January 1, 2012

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The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is offering a full-tuition scholarship to three incoming freshmen majors in Studio Art or Art History. Awards are based on the quality of the student’s work, as evaluated by the UA full-time faculty panel. Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and a 20 or higher ACT in order to meet minimum entrance requirements at The University of Alabama.

For scholarship application, go to http://art.ua.edu/site/programs/undergraduate/admissions/financial-aid/.

Application deadline: February 3, 2012!

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KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program Scholarship

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

KFC Colonel’s Scholars®

is looking for high school seniors with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance, demonstrated financial need and who want to pursue a college education at an accredited public institution in the state they reside.

The KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program is about you, your dreams and aspirations, and the perseverance to succeed. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC Colonel’s Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor’s degree program.

The KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program Scholarship is for students with financial need and students with an entrepreneurial spirit. Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or higher; must plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a public, in-state two- or four-year accredited college or university by fall 2012; and, must be a U.S. citizen. Awards are up to $20,000 (over a four-year period).

Go to www.kfcscholars.org to apply online.

Application deadline: February 8, 2012!

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Burger King Scholars Program

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Applicants for the Burger King Scholars Program must demonstrate financial need; must be actively involved in community service and extracurricular activities; must be residents of the U.S.; must be high school seniors; must have a 2.5 GPA or higher; must be planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2012 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $25,000. Go to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org to apply. Application deadline: January 10, 2012!

“In celebration of our 10th anniversary last year, we made significant enhancements to the scholarship program to offer our employees and students in the communities we serve more benefits.

HERE’S WHAT’S NEW FOR YOU!

  • All Company and Franchise restaurant, corporate and field employees, children of employees and high school seniors are eligible to apply.
  • Franchisees that fund scholarships can designate them to their franchise group employees and to their local communities.
  • Now there are more ways to use the scholarships:
    • Accredited educational programs, including computer and language courses (Employees Only)
    • Accredited colleges, universities or vocational/technical schools
  • In addition to the $1,000 awards, there are more scholarships than ever including:
    • $50,000 James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Award
    • $25,000 “KING” National Award
    • $5,000 Regional Awards

Program Calendar of Events:

Application period opens Nov. 15, 2011 and closes Jan. 10, 2012
Click here to apply now.

2011
November 15 Application period opens
2012
January 10 Application period closes
March/April E-notifications are sent to recipients and nonrecipients
August 15 Award checks are sent to recipients (including any employees pursuing an enrichment program who designate August 15 as preferred check date). Checks are made payable to the accredited institution for the student.
November 15 Award checks are sent to employee recipients pursuing an enrichment program who designate November 15 as preferred check date.
2013
February 15 Award checks are sent to employee recipients pursuing an enrichment program who designate February 15 as preferred check date.

Application deadline: January 10, 2012!

Contact The Guide for help with your application.

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Wal-Mart and Walton Family Foundations Scholarship

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Walton Family Foundation Scholarship provides around $13,000 (paid out over four years) to applicants who are dependents of WalMart Associates, have at least a 22 ACT or 1030 SAT and a demonstrated financial need.

Application Period Opens January 3, 2012 and ends March 15, 2012.

The Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship awards around $3,000, nonrenewable. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need. This Scholarship is open to employees of Wal-Mart Stores or dependents of Wal-Mart Associates.

The first application deadline is in February. Check the website for details at www.walmartfoundation.org.

Scholarship Launch Date Application Due Date
(submit by 5 p.m. CST)
Scholarship Award
Date
Feb. 1, 2012 Mar. 1, 2012 Apr. 16, 2012
May 1, 2012 June 1, 2012 July 16, 2012
Aug. 1, 2012 Sept. 1, 2012 Oct. 15, 2012
Nov. 1, 2012 Dec. 3, 2012 Jan. 15, 2013

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Mensa Education Foundation 2011-2012 Scholarship Essay Contest

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Mensa Essay Scholarship is awarded on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words that describes the student’s career, vocational, or academic goals. It is NOT necessary that the applicant be a member of Mensa. Student must be enrolled in a college/university for the academic year following the award.

Mensa Education Foundation
2011-2012 Scholarship Essay Contest
Awards range from $300 to $1000
Deadline to submit Essay Contest Entry Form: Postmarked on or before JANUARY 15, 2012

ELIGIBILITY:

Eligibility applies to persons residing in areas with participating American Mensa
chapters. Eligibility applies only to persons who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for Fall term 2012.
HOW TO APPLY:

(Choose ONE of the following options)
1) You can request an entry form to be mailed to you by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address below, postmarked by December 31, 2011.
Mary Kate Gach, Chairperson Mensa Scholarship Program P.O. Box 130242 Birmingham, AL 35213
2) Or visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships to download an entry form for your area by zip code.
For further instructions on how to submit your application please see the Rules and Guideline section listed on the Entry form.
Winners are chosen on basis of essays only –not grades or honors. Membership in Mensa is NOT REQUIRED.
Deadline to submit Essay Contest Entry Form: Postmarked on or before JANUARY 15, 2012


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Smith Scholarship Foundation

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Smith Scholarship Foundation is designed to fund college scholarships for deserving students throughout Alabama. Special consideration is given to applicants who would be the first in either their mother’s or father’s (or both parents’) families to attend college. However, it is not a requirement that an applicant be the first in their family to attend college. The foundation was created by Mignon C. Smith in honor of her parents. Her father, J. Craig Smith, was President and CEO of Avondale Mills, that was a hallmark of the textile industry. Mr. Smith was an innovative leader who put employee scholarships in place and privately funded the education of several employees’ children. Now, by having established The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation and the “First In Family” College Scholarships, his daughter is continuing the family tradition of encouraging and inspiring others to learn.
Requirements
-Applicants have the option to scan supporting documents and submit it with their on-line application. This is the preferred method for providing documents.If you cannot attach your supporting documents, you can mail them to us. We recommend that you send all information in one envelope. Please be sure your name is on each item. Do not use staples.**The following documents are required to qualify for this scholarship.**

-A copy of your transcript of high school grades (9-12) is required. A minimum “C+” average is required for this scholarship. Please have your counselor provide your GPA on a 4.00 point scale.

-ACT (required) or SAT (optional) scores should be attached or mailed. No minimum test score is required for this scholarship. If the test has not been taken yet, please provide expected test date.

-You must write your own essay on your future plans or goals of accomplishment for yourself. The essay must be written by the applicant. It may be reviewed by a teacher, but the applicant must be the author.

-You must write your own essay documenting community and civic-oriented activities or assistance to family members must be attached or mailed. The essay must be written by the applicant. It may be reviewed by a teacher, but the applicant must be the author.

-Please provide three (3) personal recommendations from teachers, counselors, a member of a volunteer organization, professional or family members. You will be prompted to provide the address, e-mail and phone number of the person providing the recommendation. They will automatically receive an e-mail from us requesting the recommendation.

-You are required to provide a copy of pages (1) and (2) of the previous year’s tax return for anyone in your household that files a tax return. Please redact (remove with black marker or white-out) all social security numbers.

The universities/colleges associated with this scholarship have expanded and include the following: UA; UAB; UAH; ASU; Alabama A&M; Auburn; AUM; Troy; Montevallo; USA; and, UWA.

Contact E-mail
gwen@smithscholarships.net
Contact Name
Gwen McDaniel

Application deadline: January 15, 2012!

For more information on the scholarship, visit https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1072-2010-smith-scholarship-program

Need assistance applying, contact The Guide today!

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University of North Alabama Excellence Scholarship

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The University of North Alabama’s Excellence Scholarship deadline: February 1, 2012! To be considered for any Excellence Scholarship, students must be accepted for unconditional admission and submit all specified credentials by February 1, 2012!

Upon being accepted for admission, students with a score of 25 or higher on the ACT and a minimum 3.0 GPA on the high school core curriculum will automatically be considered for an Academic Scholarship.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR ALL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS IS FEBRUARY 1, 2012

**Other Scholarships**

National Merit® & National Achievement® Scholars & Finalists

Full Tuition + Room + Board + Books

National Merit® & National Achievement® Semi-Finalists

Full Tuition + Room + Books

To be considered for a National Merit® or National Achievement® Scholarship, a student must be unconditionally admitted to the University and submit a letter documenting his or her selection by one of these national organizations on or before February 1, 2012.

Academic Scholarships

Minimum 3.00 GPA on High School Core Curriculum

  • 33-36 ACT…………. $8,000/Year + Books*
  • 32 ACT…………….……………. $8,000/Year + Room*
  • 29-31 ACT…………………………..……… $8,000/Year
  • 28 ACT…………………………………….. $5,000/Year
  • 26-27 ACT…………………..……………. $4,000/Year
  • 25 ACT……………….…………………….. $3,000/Year

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarships

  • $3,600/Year
  • Minimum ACT Score of 20

To be considered for a Valedictorian or Salutatorian Scholarship, a student must be unconditionally admitted to the University and have the appropriate high school official submit a letter documenting his or her rank as first or second in the graduating class.

Leadership Scholarships

  • From $1,200/Year up to $8,000
  • Based upon a Student’s Extracurricular Activities
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on High School Core Curriculum
  • Minimum ACT Score of 18

These competitive scholarships are awarded to students who, based upon a strong record of leadership and volunteerism in high school, have demonstrated the potential to be campus leaders at UNA. Eligible students must be unconditionally admitted to the University and submit a detailed resume of all activities performed during his or her 9-12th grade years. All documentation must be received on or before February 1, 2012. Sample resumes are available upon request.

For more information on theses scholarships and their requirements, visit http://www.una.edu/admissions/scholarships.html.

You can also find more information on other scholarships the school offers as well.

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2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites high-school students to write an essay for a chance to be awarded a scholarship for college.

Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Students should use at least five varied sources such as newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews, including one non-internet source, to address the following topic:

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a United States elected official that took place during or after 1956. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

Eligibility

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org.

First-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place winner receives $1,000, and up to five finalists receive $500 each.

Deadline for submission: January 7, 2012!

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Linly Heflin Scholarship

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Linly Heflin Scholarship Committee awards four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each year to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and a sound academic record. Recipients must attend four-year Alabama, SACS accredited, colleges or universities; must have a minimum 23 ACT score; must be an Alabama resident and U.S. citizen; must have financial need; and, must have academic proficiency.

Applications can be downloaded at www.linlyheflin.org.

Application postmarked deadline: January 13, 2012.

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