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Scholarship                                         App Date             Amount               Grade          Contact

Allegra Ford Scholarship                              11/12/2018          $2500                     12        

Must be a senior who will be enrolled in a community college, vocational or technical training program, or specialized program for L.D. Must provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD and utilized services, support and/or accommodations. Must demonstrate financial need.

Anne Ford Scholarship                                  11/12/2018           $2500-$10,000        12       

Senior planning to attend 4-yr college.
Must provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD. Must demonstrate financial need. Participates in school and community activities.
Must be a US citizen.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship      11/14/2018         $40,000                  12         

Demonstrate significant financial need. Will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.  Majority will be able to receive Pell grant. Criteria: enroll in college by fall 2018. Strong academic record, persistence, leadership, service to others.

Regeneron Science Talent search                  11/14/2018        varies                     12          

"Must be a senior; must submit report of research project See Rules and Entry instructions on website.  Up to $100,000/4 years plus all expense paid trip to Washington DC.
DEADLINE: 11/14/17 at 8:00 PM Eastern time, including 3 letters of rec"

Elks "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship       11/15/2018      up to $12,500           12        

Must be a senior, U.S. citizen. Judged on community involvement, financial need, leadership and academic achievements.  Must attend a community college or 4-year college or university in fall 2018. Male and female student compete separately. SAT/ACT scores must be submitted by by October 27, 2018.

Top 20 finalists chosen by interview at all-expense-paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago in April

Violet Richardson Award                                 11/15/2018$400                       9-12     

Local club $400  +$100 to charity of choice;  Winners eligible to advance to district, region, national levels.
Must be female between the ages of 14 and 17 (or a current senior) who has had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer.
Rewards service rather than academic achievement.
Essay is 750  words.

The Princeton University Poetry Contest            11/27/2018      $500                       11         

Applicants may submit up to three poems with name, address, email address, telephone number and name of high school, HS telephone number on each poem. The jury will consist of members of the Princeton University Creative Writing faculty.

Education Matters Scholarship                        11/30/2018      $5000                      12        

250 word essay  What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?

Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers  11/30/2018     2 week program       10-11      

Poetry contest for sophomores and juniors. Poem is published and full scholarship to 2018 summer young writers workshop at Kenyon College, a 2-week summer program for aspiring writers. Application open November 1, close November 30, 2017.

Sixt Scholars Program                                     11/30/2018     $5000                      12          

Must be a senior. Plan to enroll full-time at 2 or 4 year college.  Academic record, demonstrated leadership, and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals, aspirations, any unusual personal or family circumstances. First 500 applicants considered.

Society of Colonial Dames Essay Contest         12/1/2018       Trip to DC                10-12     

Essay contest for students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. 750 word or less Essay titled: "Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders? How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?"

Miss Teenage California Scholarship Program  12/4/2018       $10,000                    9-12     

Judged on academic achievement and activities, personality, poise and appearance.  Female ages 13-19.  No swimsuit or talent competition.  Finals help /april 25-27, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.

Stephen J Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship      12/5/2018       $10,000                    9-12     

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS. Must have demonstrated commitment to the community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the US within the last 12 months. Must be US citizen or permanent resident.

Miss Teen Chinatown                                         12/10/2018    $2500                      9-12      

Must be female between 14-18 years of age and of Chinese descent.  Judged upon academic excellence, extracurricular activities, community service and character.
Must be able to write their name in Chinese characters.  Must submit photo with application.

AXA Achievement Scholarship                           12/14/2018     up to $15,000           12        

Must be senior planning to enroll full time in a two or four-year college in the fall of 2019. Must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community, or the work place. Must be a citizen or legal resident. Must be recommended by an adult who is unrelated. Students who have made an outstanding achievement related to reducing risk in areas such as financial, environment, health and/or emergency preparedness or an achievement around empowering society to better face risk, are encouraged to apply.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship          12/14/2018     $20,000                   12         

Student athletes that have shown leadership within their teams, schools and communities -- applicants must be nominated. This award is open to all entering college freshman for fall who participate in a sport-related activity and who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA.

Burger King Scholars Program                           12/15/2018     $1000                      12        

Must be senior planning to enroll in a two-or-four year college or vocational-technical school without interruption for the entire 2018-2019 academic year. Be passionate about serving the community. Recipients selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

East-Bay Filipino-American Youth Award           12/15/2018        $100                        11&12 

Junior or senior.  At least 50% Filipino heritage.  Provide a list of activities.  Meet minimum PSAT or SAT score.

HSF/Coca-Cola Family Dollar Scholarship           12/15/2018       $10,000                      12     

Must be a senior, Hispanic heritage. Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident. Min 3.0 GPA
Plans on enrolling full time in a U.S. accredited college or university

CAEOP Student Scholar                                       12/17/2018       $1000                         12    

Must be a senior planning to continue education in the field of business administration or education. Criteria: financial need, scholastic achievement, initiative, extracurricular activities and quality and completeness of application materials.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation                  12/18/2018      $15.000                       12   

Apply online at; must be senior entering freshman year at accredited two or four-year university, college, or vocational school and who owns/operates an established business. Many applicants participate in organizations such as DECA, JA, FBLA, FFA, or NFTE, etc. but not a requirement. Scholarships are merit-based, not based on financial need.

CSF Michelson Scholarship                                12/22/2018        $1000                         12    

Applicant must be a member of CSF in senior year.  Apply online at .  Essay:  As a member of CSF whose state motto is "Scholarship for Service" how would you describe your community service efforts in making a difference in people's lives, and how would you expand this opportunity to include more volunteers?

2019 SBO Essay Contest                                       12/31/2018      $1000                          9-12  

For Band and Orchestra students, grades 9-12, write a 250 word essay on this topic: "What role has your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends and the community at large?"

Freedom Speech Essay Contest                          12/31/2018       $10,000                       12    

Must be a senior.  Write 800-1,000 word essay after viewing two videos online.Essay prompt is online.
Awards: 1st @$10,000; 2nd @$5,000; 3rd @$1,000

Imagine America Scholarship                            12/31/2018        $1000                          12    

Must be a senior; must demonstrate financial need; show demonstrated voluntary community service. Online application at:

Phentermine Clinics Health Scholarship             12/31/2018        $1000                          9-12

Currently enrolled in college, university, high school or trade school.

AFS Global Leaders Need-Based Scholarship     1/1/2019           $200 - $2,000                      

Requires strong academics, community service and leadership. Rolling application program; applications are reviewed weekly beginning in July.

Free Speech Essay Contest                                   1/1/2019          $500-$10000                 11-12

Must be junior or senior. Write 800-1,000 word essay after viewing online videos.

John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay            1/4/2019          $500-1000                    9-12 

Open to all high school students. Essay on subject of political courage. Register and submit essay via mail or online. Research must include 5 sources.

The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel           1/4/2019           Fully endowed program   11  

Must be HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR. Must self identify as Jewish; no Jewish educational background necessary. Seeking applicants who are outstanding individuals in leadership, character and academics. Must be age 16 by July 2018. Apply online.