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Seniors: Thousands of $$$ are out there for you – just apply! Check the deadlines and see Mrs. Gordineer.)

1 – $2,000 – $8,000 – Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships –
DEADLINE: OCT. 1st
www.rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships
H.S. Seniors – GPA. 2.7 – at least 25 hours of community service TYPES of Scholarships –
a) RMHC/Asia – Asian-Pacific students
b) RMHC/African American Future Achievers -AfricanAmerican or Black Caribbean heritage
c) RMHC/Hacer – Hispanic/Latino students

2 – $1.000 – The Christopher Reeve Scholarship Award –
www.heartofamerica.org/heroes/christopherreeveaward.htm
Students who are seniors in high school or younger may apply.
Student who has demonstrated outstanding compassion and caring by serving their community.

3 – $500 – $6,000 – Students With Heart Foundation Scholarships –
www.studentswithheart.org/scholarships.html
H.S. Seniors – G.P.A. 3.0 or above
Letter from physician documenting their illness 500 – 2000 words describing the obstacles they have experienced due to their condition.

4 – $1,000 – It’s All Up to You Scholarship – DEADLINE: OCT. 4th
www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/its-all-you-scholarship-slam
Students between the ages of 13 and 25, be a U.S. resident
Submit an original poem about anything at all.

5 – $4,000 – Everyone Deserves a Birthday Scholarship – DEADLINE: OCT. 11th
www.dosomething.org/birthdaymail
High School Students – No minimum GPA or essays required
Make a homemade birthday card for a child experiencing homelessness, and mail it to a homeless shelter.

6 – up to $18,000 – CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program – DEADLINE: OCT. 15th
www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/index.html
H.S. seniors – college freshmen or sophomores —GPA 3.0 – SAT 1500
Eligible majors-computer science, engineering, foreign language to human resources.
2 letters of recommendation

7 – $10,000 – National Foundation for Advance of the Arts(NFAA) Recognition and Talent
Search – DEADLINE: OCT. 18th www.youngart.org
High School Students in grades 10 – 12 (age 15-18)
AWARDS are given in the following 10 specific areas: (1) cinematic arts
(2) dance (3) design (4) jazz (5) music (6) photography (7) visual arts (8) voice
(9) theater and (10) writing.

8 – $3,000 -Anti-Bullying Scholarship DEADLINE: OCT. 25th
www.dosomething.org/bullytext
NO minimum GPA. NO essays required.
Create your anti-bully army. Invite Friends to play The Bully Text and the Anti-Bullying game.

9 – $20,000 – Horatio Alger National Scholar Program – DEADLINE: OCT. 25th
www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_national.cfm
H.S. Senior – GPA:2.0 – Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity – be involved community services and extra curricular activities, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

10 – $10,000 – $20,000 – Coca-Cola Scholars Program – DEADLINE: OCT. 31st
www.coca-colascholars.org
H.S. seniors – GPA: 3.0 (at the end of Jr. Year of H.S.)
APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS CAN APPLY EACH YEAR FOR ONE OF THE 250 FOUR-YEAR, ACHIEVEMENT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS.

11 – $1,500 – Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship – DEADLINE: OCT. 31st
www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship
Be 13yrs. of age at time of application – legal resident of the United States
High School Students – post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit ONLINE (250 words or less) for the question:
“Image that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math
professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking
dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you
would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive.”

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS
At the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program we begin each school year with a sense of excitement about the students we will have the opportunity to meet. For us, connecting with the students is the first step toward finding the next class of 1.000 young American leaders.
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:
• Are African American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American.
• Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.
• Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale.

• Will enroll for the first time at U.S. located, accredited college or university in the fall of 2011 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student (with the exception of students pursuing a high school diploma while concurrently enroll).
• Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.
• Meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
• Have completed and submitted all required forms by the January 15, 2014 deadline.
We strongly advise students to complete the inline application available at www.gmsp.org
Please, see Mrs. Gordineer for more information.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL DEADLINE DATE – APPLY EARLY

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please see Mrs. Gordineer

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