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September

September 2020

Dear West High Community,

Welcome to another exciting school year!

My name is Delilah and I am the Scholarship Advisor at West.

Apart from many other things, my main role will be posting college and scholarship information regularly, mainly on

Through fall, I will also be coordinating / hosting virtual visits from Admissions Officers of out-of-state colleges. While these are most attended by Seniors, all grades are welcome.

You can also email me for virtual appointments on zoom.

Attached here is a list of some scholarships with September and October deadlines. This is not a comprehensive list. For more scholarships please look at other scholarship search websites as well. Private scholarship details vary. Please check websites for complete details, latest updates, deadlines and other requirements. If letters of recommendation are required please ask recommenders early, giving them enough time to write your letter.

When you receive any scholarship offers, even if you choose to not accept them, please report them to me. We need to keep an accurate report of all scholarships and awards for each year. This includes all athletic, leadership, service, diversity, academic, private, and college scholarships. Your effort is much appreciated as self-reporting is often our only means of discovery.

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SEPTEMBER 2020

As a reminder, this is not a comprehensive list. For more scholarships please look at other scholarship search websites as well.

Private scholarship details vary. Please check websites for complete details.

If letters of recommendation are required please ask recommenders early, giving them enough time to write your letter.

 

BRYAN CAMERON EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Senior planning to attend a four-year college/university, U.S. Citizen, 3.7 GPA, must excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. Active participation in community service, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript required. Merit based scholarship.

Amount: 4 year full tuition

Deadline: Sept 11, 2020. We limit the number of Applications we will accept to 3,000. If and when we reach this limit, we will shut down the Application, regardless of deadlines.

Website: www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org

 

EQUITABLE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (formerly AXA Achievement Scholarship)

Criteria: High school seniors who demonstrate ambition and self-drive by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, community or workplace.

Amount:$2500 - $25000(plus $1,000 for teacher)

Deadline: Opens September 1st 2020. Deadline December 15, 2020, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. Apply as early as possible!

Website: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship

 

GATES SCHOLARSHIP

Seniors. African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American. 3.3 or higher GPA. Federal Pell Grant eligible.

Deadline: September 15, 2020

Website: www.thegatesscholarship.org

 

Quest Bridge–National College Match

Outstanding high achieving, low-income high school senior. 33 partner schools listed on the web page.

Letters of recommendation required. Ask your teachers in advance!

Amount: Full four-year scholarships worth up to $200,000.00

Deadline: September 29, 2020

Website: www.questbridge.org

 

SHOUT IT OUT SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria:13 years or older. Legal residents of United States. Essay required -

"If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?" (250 words or less).

Amount:$1,500

DeadlineSeptember 30, 2020

Website:https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship

 

JACK KENT COOKE YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

Criteria: Exceptional pre-collegiate musicians 8-18 years. Academic achievement. Financial need.

Deadline: September 30/ December 4

Website:https://www.fromthetop.org/apply/scholarship-opportunity-jack-kent-cooke-young-artist-award/

 

THE GOLDEN DOOR SCHOLARS

Criteria: Applicants must have DACA, TPS or certify that you meet immigration eligibility criteria(listed on website).

Amount: Up to $40,000

Deadline: Usually September. 2020 details coming soon.

Website:https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/

 

BROWN AND CALDWELL NAVAJO NATION SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Enrolled members of the Navajo Nation. Senior in high school with a letter of acceptance from the college or university to be attended. 3.0 GPA. US citizen or permanent resident. Intend to declare a major in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering or environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology).

500 word essay - “My role in creating a sustainable world.” Two letters of recommendation.

Amount: $1,000 for up to 4 years of schooling (for a total of $4,000). A laptop computer or tablet.

Deadline: The Navajo Nation Scholarship will open for applicants in September 2020.

Website: https://brownandcaldwell.com/careers/navajo-nation-scholarship/

 

MAKE YOUR MARK BOOKMARK CONTEST

Criteria: Grades K-12

Design a bookmark in any art medium.

Amount: $1000 my529 college savings scholarship account

Deadline:30thSeptember2020

Website:https://my529.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020.08.17_mym_entryform_FINAL.pdf

 

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OCTOBER 2020

As a reminder, this is not a comprehensive list. For more scholarships please look at other scholarship search websites as well.

Private scholarship details vary. Please check websites for complete details.

If letters of recommendation are required please ask recommenders early, giving them enough time to write your letter.

 

AES ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:

Criteria: High school seniors. Need not pursue an engineering degree to apply. Short essay required.

Amount: $500

Deadline: 5thOctober 2020

Website:http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

 

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: High school senior. US Citizen. Demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $25,000 (106 scholarships offered)

Deadline: October 26, 2020

Website:https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

 

COCA-COLA SCHOLARS

Criteria: High school seniors. Based on leadership, academics and service.

Amount: $20,000 (150 scholarships offered)

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Website:http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE YOUTH AWARDS

Criteria: High school senior of Hispanic heritage. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen

Deadline: Usually October, 2020 details coming soon

Website:http://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/

 

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY VFW SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: 9- 12 grade. U.S. permanent residents and citizens. Essay and recording of essay required. Theme “What Makes America Great”

Amount: Up to $30,000.

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Website: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

 

LENDEDU SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: High school senior. U.S. Citizen. Minimum 2.5 GPA. 750 word essay required.

Amount:$1000(2 scholarships offered)

Deadline: Usually October. 2020 details coming soon.

Website: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

 

OLIN E. TEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: High school senior planning to pursue a career in the aerospace field. US citizen.

Amount:$4000

Deadline: October 12, 2020

Website: http://www.spaceclub.org/education/olin-teague.html

 

COLLEGE JUMPSTART SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: High school 10th-12th grade. U.S. citizen or legal resident. Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational school in the U.S.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Usually October. 2020 details coming soon.

Website: www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/

 

HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: High school seniors. Weighted GPA of 3.0 or better. Proven leaders and role models within school and community. Must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports.

Deadline: Usually October. 2020 details coming soon

Website: https://heismanscholarship.com/

 

JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: High school seniors with at least 3.5 GPA,26ACT or1200SAT scores. Demonstrate financial need. Exceptional academic ability. Leadership and service. Apply through common app.

Amount: Up to $40,000/year

Deadline: October 30, 2020

Website:https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/