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Scholarships

Scholarships

 Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

 

Requirements:  

 

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
  • - See more at: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_national.cfm#sthash.gNlu9GBi.dpuf

 

 


Gate Millenium Scholars Program

 

Requirements:  

 

MINIMUM GPA

3.3

ETHNICITIES

African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American

RESIDENCY STATUS

U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident

Due Date:  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

 

Info about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program

 

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. 

 

For more info or to apply, click on:  

http://www.gmsp.org/

 


                                               The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

 

Requirements:  Graduating high school seniors.  

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone. Please look at your e-mail. 

Due Date:  February 20, 2015 We will accept applications postmarked on or before February 20, 2015. Early submission is encouraged.

Amount:  The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

For more information about the scholarship or to download the application, go to:

 http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

 


Ron Brown Scholars Program

 

Requirements:  

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Due Date: Early Decision Deadline is November 1st, 2014

  Regular Deadline is January 9th, 2014

 

What is the Ron Brown Scholar Program?

 

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Apply @:

https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application


Jackie Robinson Foundation

 

Due Date: 2/15/14

 

Requirements:  

 

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21; and
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

 

 

















For more information about the scholarship and application, go to: 

 

http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/general-applicants.php

 


President's Scholars Program

 

Requirements:  Valedictorians from accredited high schools or National Scholars (National Merit Semifinalists/Finalists, National Achievement Program Semifinalists/Finalists, and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars)

 

Due Date: January 2, 2015

 

About the Program

Under the leadership of President Jane C. Conoley, the President’s Scholars Program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) continues to be the premier scholarship of its kind in the state. Recognized by the California Legislature, the program provides California high school seniors who are qualifying valedictorians from accredited high schools or National Scholars (National Merit Semifinalists/Finalists, National Achievement Program Semifinalists/Finalists, and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars) an opportunity to compete for an exceptional package that includes:

  • Full payment of in-state tuition and general student fees
  • Highest priority registration
  • Paid housing in campus residence halls
  • Sponsored meal plan (for National scholars only)
  • Priority consideration for the University and Engineering Honors Program
  • Personalized academic advising
  • Exclusive access to the President’s Scholars Center, including computer lab and study lounge
  • Opportunity for international study abroad programs
  • Special recognition at commencement with the President’s Scholar medallion
  • Four-year degree completion option
  • Campus student parking privileges
  • Annual book allowance

The four-year scholarship is renewable annually based on maintenance of satisfactory academic progress.

Apply @:

http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/presidents_scholars/