SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baker Family Foundation - provides not only traditional financial assistance but also non-traditional assistance in areas not usually covered by other programs.  Application available online: http://www.bakerfamilyfoundation.org.  Deadline:  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon after the first of the new year January 1st.

Education or Nursing Scholarship (American Quarter Horse Association) - Support is provided to members of AQHYA or AQHA intending to pursue a degree in education or nursing.  Eligible applicants can be high school seniors or students enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school.  For more information visit website at http://www.aqha.com/foundation/scholarships/wanttoapply.html.  Deadline: January 2nd.

Excellence in Equine /Agricultural Scholarship (American Quarter Horse Association) - Support is provided to AQHA or AQHYA members who exemplify the characteristics or  leadership and excellence acquired through participation in equine and/or agricultural activities.  Eligible applicants can be high school seniors or students enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school.  The recipient will receive $25,000 or a four-year degree plan if the recipient maintains a 3.5 gpa.  Canadian students can apply.  For more information, go to http://www.aqha.com/foundation/programs/pdf/2009scholarshipapplication.pdf.  Deadline: January 2nd.

Farm and Ranch Heritage Scholarships - Support is provided for the education of AQHYA or AQHA members from a farm or ranch background.  Eligible applicants can be high school seniors or already attending college, university or vocational school.  The recipient will receive $3,125 per year for a four-year degree plan if the recipient maintains a 3.0 gpa.  Canadian students can apply.  For additional information go to http://www.aqha.com/foundation/programs/pdf/2009scholarshipapplication.pdf.  Deadline: January 2nd.

Talbot's Womens Scholarship Fund - Awarding $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get a college degree.  Applicant must have received a high school diploma or GED before September 1999, enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time or part-time undergraduate college or university, and have at least two semesters remaining to complete an undergraduate degree.  Only the first 1500 applications received will be processed.  For additional information and application, visit https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen/.  Deadline: January 2nd.

Academic and Community Service Scholarships (Toyota) - Toyota is seeking nominations for academically talented and community minded high school seniors for the 2008 Toyota Community Scholars class.  Selected students will share in a total award of $1.12 million in college scholarships.  While academic performance is a prime factor in the selection process, the distinguishing characteristic will be the overall impact of the student's contribution in the area of community service.  For more information go to http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10010208/toyota.  Deadline: January 4th.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program - The sponsor provides an opportunity for undegraduate and graduate students to participate in educational programs intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology human resource base to meet the mission, goals, and objectives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  For application and additional information, visit the website at http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10040.  Deadline: January 6th.

Most Valuable Student Competition (Elks National Foundation Scholarships) - The Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated boys and girls in the 2008 competition.  Visit the website for additional information at: www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm.  Deadline: January 9th.

Selected Professional Fellowships (AAUW) - The sponsor provides support to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited institutions during the fellowship year in a designated degree program where women's participation traditionally have been low.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are made for one year.  For more information visit http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/selected.cfm.  Deadline: December 15th and January 10th.

Gates Millennium Scholars - Students must be from an ethnic minority group, be a permanent resident or US citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.3, and entering a 4 year college or university as a full-time student in the fall 2009.  Applicant must demonstrate leadership skills, participate in community service and other activities, and be eligible for the Federal PELL grant.  For additional information and application, visit https://nominations.gmsp.org/GMSP_App/Default.aspx.  Deadline:  January 12th

NYS Association for Retarded Children James F. Reville Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled full-time in any year of college, training in a field related to mental retardation/developmental disabilities and who are not currently employed by NYSARC, Inc., and NYSARC, Inc. employees are not eligible.  For application and additional information, go to: www.nysarc.org/publications/reville.pdf.  Deadline: January 12th.

Jonathan Weingold Scholarship - Awarded to full-time employees of NYSARC, Inc. Chapter who wish to further their education.  Must be employed full time by a chapter of the association and letter of recommendtion signed by the president of the chapter's board of directors must be included with the application.  For additional information and application, visit http://www.nysarc.org/publications/jonathan.pdf.  Deadline: January 12th.

MAS Family Scholarships - The sponsor awards graduate and undergraduate scholarships in the fields of Engineering, Business, International Relations, Economics, Communications and Journalism to Cuban-American students in the US.  The goal of the scholarship is to further the education of talented young men and women with leadership potential who, as future leaders in their professional fields, will advance the cause of a free society of responsible individuals, based on the principles and ideals of a democractic, free enterprise society.  Visit the website for additional information and application materials at http://www.jorgemascanosa.org/pages/MFS-Overview_&_Objectives.htm.  Deadline: January 12th.

Student Endowed Award Society for Applied Anthropology - The sponsor provides funding for a student award to cover the costs of student membership and travel to the annual meeting.  Individuals who are currently enrolled as students (graduate, undergraduate, international and domestic) may apply.  This scholarship is not restricted to anthropology students.  Current membership with the sponsor organization is not required.  For more information, visit http://www.sfaa.net/committees/students/studentendowment.html.  Deadline: January 14th.

Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship - Open to anyone currently attending or aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program.  Awarded four times annually each time in the amount of $1000.  International students are welcome to apply.  To apply and for an application, visit www.straightforwardmedia.com/fridell/.  Deadline: January 14th.

A. Patrick Charnon - awards a $1500 scholarship to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated their commitments to building communities.  Applications available online at http://www.cesresources.org/charnon.html.  Deadline: January 15th - March 31st.

Kosciuszko Foundation - Must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of Polish Descent, an undergraduate senior or entering graduate school.  Current graduate students may apply.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Tuition scholarship application forms are available until December 30th.  Application can be found online at http://www.kosciuszkofoundation.org/EDScholarships_US_Tuition.html.  Deadline:  January 15th.

Holly A. Cornell Scholarship (American Water Works Association) - Encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority students pursuing advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment.  U.S. citizens who are currently Master Degree students and anticipate completion of the requirements for a Master's Degree in Engineering no sooner than December 1st are eligible to apply.  For more information and application, visit the website at http://www.awwa.org/files/Membership/SectionDownloads/Cornell%202009.doc.  Deadline: January 15th.

Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship - Designed to alleviate the financial burdens of outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.  Must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled full-time and be in good standing at any accredited four-year degree granting institution in the United States.  Applications available online at  http://www.thephillipsfoundation.org/index.php?q=node/3.  Deadline:  January 15th.

Get Out of Debt Scholarship (Straightforward Media) - Available to undergraduate and graduate students attending a university, college, or trade school.  Students must demonstrate a need for help with their education bill due to credit card or other debt.  For application and other requirements, visit the website at http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/debt/debt-scholarship.html.  Deadline:  January 15th.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program - NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, the scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their last year of intercollegiate athletics competition.  For more information go to http://www1.ncaa.org/membership/ed_outreach/prof_development/postgrad_scholarships.html.  Deadline: January 17th, March 20th, and May 15th.

ISI Western Civilization Fellowship - Awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to Western Civilization Studies.  Three of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually.  For more information and an application visit the website at http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/western_civilization.htmlDeadline: January 16th.

NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship - One male and one female student-athlete are awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement and potential for success in postgraduate student.  Must have achieved a 3.5 cumulative gpa and be a member of a varsity team at an NCAA member institution.  Students must get nominated by a faculty member in athletics.  Applications available online at  http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/resources/file/eb05e247259c337/2008-09%20walter%20Byers%20Application.pdf?mod=ajperes&attachment=true.  Deadline: January 18th.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program) - The sponsor provides support for students who currently attend a community college or two-year institution located in the United States, and plans to transfer to a four-year college or university for the fall 2009 term.  Candidates must be nominated by their two-year institution (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Rep.) with sophomore status by December 31, 2008 or a recent graduate (since spring 2004); have a cumulative college gpa of 3.50 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent); and have not previously been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  For additional information and to apply, go to http://www.jkcf.org/scholarshipsDeadline: January 20th.

 Lilly Reintegration Scholarship - The goal of the scholarship is to help people with Schizophrenia related Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives.  Go to the website for additional information, www.reintegration.com.  Deadline: January 23rd.

Junior League of Long Island Scholarship - Will award two $5000 scholarships to a woman pursuing a degree program at an accredited two or four year college or university in New York State.  Candidates must reside in Nassau or Suffolk County within the last five years, have a 3.0 gpa or higher, and completed at least nine credits.  For more information contact: Junior League of Long Island, Women of Achievement Scholarship Committee, 1395 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576.  Application is also available in the Scholarship Office, MH 230.  Deadline:  January 26th.

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships - The sponsor provides support to enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.  Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest including: Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East.  For additional information and to apply, go to http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowshipDeadline: January 29th.

Pano Scholarship - The scholarship is made available through donations from Pano's Restaurant located on 1081 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York.  Scholarship applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior to qualify.  The award categories are single mothers 25 years and older and ethnic minorities.  Click here to download application or visit the Scholarship Office, MH230.   Deadline:  December 12th. (Extended to January 30th)

New York Women in Communication Inc. Foundation Scholarship - High school seniors attending a NY, NJ, CT or PA high school graduating in 2009 or current undergraduate students from a NY, NJ, CT or PA institution, majoring in a communication related field.  All students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher.  For additional information, visit the website at http://www.nywici.org/foundation/scholarships.html.  Deadline:  January 30th.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - The program is aimed at increasing opportunities and available programs for students in NOAA related professions to pursue research and educational training in atmospheric, environmental, and oceanic sciences at minority serving institutions when possible.  For additional information, visit the website at: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx.  Deadline; January 30th.

Morris K. Udall Foundation - Strengthening Native American communities and enhancing tribal governance are important goals for the Udall Foundation.  The ten-week summer internship provides 12 Native American or Alaska Native students with the opportunity to observe the feeral legislative process and gain valuable experience in government decision-making.  Special enrichment activities are a distinguishing program feature; our interns have met with elected officials, Cabinet-level executives, and Supreme Court justices.  The intensive experience fosters life-long bonds with fellow interns and connections to an extensive network of alumni.  Every Native-American should apply.  For a description of the program, visit http://www.udall.govDeadline: January 30th.

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program - The program seeks to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education to foster multidisciplinary training opportunities.  Must be an undergraduate student, U.S. citizen and enrolled full-time.  For additional information and application, visit http://www.orau.gov/NOAA/HollingsScholarship/Deadline:  January 30th.

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose - The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted cash grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.  In addition, two $5,000 cash awards are made to two other outstanding students.  For more information go to http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.htmlDeadline: January 30th.

Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program - To honor Truman D. Picard the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) established a scholarship program in his name.  For more information visit the website at www.itcnet.orgDeadline: January 30th.

DOE Scholars Program - The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is uniquely designed to provide participants a competitive edge upon entering the Department of Energy workforce.  As a DOE Scholar, you will enter a real-world experience that provides an opportunity to work with leading scientists and experts in your field.  Appointments are made at entry to mid-levels across the United States.  For additional information visit the website at http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/.  Deadline: January 31st.

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowships and Vito Marzullo Internship Program - Provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year.  Dunn Fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities throughout the nation.  For additional information visit http://www.illinois.gov/gov/intopportunities.cfm#dunn.  Deadline: January 31st.

James Lawrence Fly Scholarship - Awarded to undergraduates pursuing a degree in Communication, Law, and Radio/TV Broadcasting.  Must contact Scholarship Chair at National Association of Broadcasters, 1771 North Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 to request an application or go to http://www.free-4u.com/james_lawrence_fly_scholarship.htm.  Deadline:  January 31st.

Jewish Foundation for Education Women's Scholarship - Need based scholarship for undergraduates.  Students must be a resident of New York County, NY, and female.  Applications can be requested by contacting the scholarship committee at (212)265-2565 or go to http://www.free-4u.com/jewish1.htm.  Deadline:  January 31st.

Rise at Rutgers/UMDNJ Research in Science and Engineering - The State University of New Jersey at Rutgers is offering an undergraduate research program to advance diversity in science, math, and engineering.  The program runs for eight weeks from June 1st to July 24th and carries a stipend of $3,200.  There is also a ten week program from June 1st to August 7th, stipend is $4,000.  Students must have a minimum gpa of B (3.0/4.0) and groups underrepresented in the sciences, math or engineering are encourage to apply.  For additional information, visit http://rise.rutgers.edu/riseinfo.html.  Deadline:  Start accepting applications January 30th and will continue until all spaces are filled.

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.(NABA) - Provides scholarships to ethnic minorities who are currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate majoring in accounting, finance or business.  Students must be members of NABA and have a minimum grade point average in major and overall of 2.5.  For additional information and application, visit http://www.nabainc.org/NationalScholarshipProgramDraft/tabid/370/default.aspx.  Deadline:  Postmarked by January 31st.

ATT-Bell Laboratories Graduate Research for Women - Fellowship for female graduates in Chemistry, Computer Science/Data Processing/Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. Must contact Chemical Director, AT&T Foundation, 101 Crawfords Corner Road Rm 1E230, Holmdel, NJ 07733 for an application.  Applications available online at http://www.research.att.com/index.cfm?portal=20.  Deadline: January 31st.

Discover Scholarship Program - The Discover Scholarship Program awards up to 10 scholarships at $30,000 each annually to high school juniors nationwide to support continued education and training beyond high school.  For more information go to http://www.discoverfinancial.com/community/scholarship.shtml.  Deadline: January 31st.

Union Plus Scholarship Program - The scholarship program has awarded more than $2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their secondary education.  Over 1,300 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.  For additional information, go to: www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/scholarships/up.cfm.  Deadline: January 31st.

Triangle Scholarship - Was established in memory of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 for children or dependents of a parent or guardian who presently receives disability benefit payments.  Students must be a NYS resident enrolled in an accredited program in higher education, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need.  Students must be nominated for this scholarship, see Patricia Ghee in MH230.  For additional information, go to www.trianglememorial.com/mainframe.htm.  Deadline:  January 31st.

Wal-Mart Higher REACH Scholarship -  Funds are to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or on-campus room and board.  Funds not used during one academic year will be forfeited; however, you can apply and be awarded up to four consecutive program years.  For additional information go to:  http://www.walmartstores.com/communitygiving/8733.aspx.  Deadline: January 31st.

The Sam Walton Community Scholarship - Awarded to freshmen attending an accredited U.S. college or university approved by the Wal-Mart Foundation.  For additional information go to: http://www.walmartstores.com/communitygiving/8732.aspx.   Deadline:  January 31st.

Off to College Sweepstakes (SunTrust) - High school seniors can win a $1,000 scholarship for first year expenses at an accredited college or private career school, plus a $100 SunTrust Gift Card.  One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 31, 2008 through May 15, 2009.  Students can begin registering September 15, 2008 and the first drawing will be held on October 31, 2008.  For more information go to http://www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps/default.asp.  Deadline: Sweepstakes ends May 15th.

$50K Giveaway Scholarship Sweepstakes - Will award two (2) $5,000 scholarships and sixteen (16) $2,500 scholarships to first-year students enrolled at an accredited U.S. Department of Education college or trade school for the fall semester.  Entries will be accepted from October 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008.  Winners will be selected by random drawing on or about June 11, 2008.  Scholarship proceeds will be sent directly to the school of attendance to be credited to the student's account.  For more information and to apply, go to http://www.afclending.com/50K/.  Deadline: May 31st.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship - The sponsor provides scholarships for two years of degree-oriented study in another country.  Eligible applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary Club.  Scholarships are available to individuals of all ages, provided the candidate has completed at least two years of university coursework or equivalent professional experience prior to beginning scholarship studies.  For additional information and to apply, go to http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/About.aspxDeadline:  Check with local club to find deadline date

Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship - The sponsor provides scholarships for one academic year of study in another country.  Eligible applicants must be citizens of a country in which there is a Rotary Club.  Scholarships are available to individuals of all ages, provided the candidate has completed at least two years of university coursework or equivalent professional experience prior to beginning scholarship studies.  For additional information and to apply, go to http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsandYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/About.aspxDeadline:  Check with local club to find deadline date