September 22, 2018

Scholarships 2011

as of December 2010
(**indicates applications in the ACJVS Library)
Due Date Scholarship Details
Open Zonta International Foundation: Young Women in Public Affairs Award
Applicants must have a career interest in public affairs, public policy and community organization and a commitment to the volunteerism. Go to for more information and application.
Open Scholarship
Winners are selected based on academic and extracurricular achievement, leadership and integrity. Applicants may study any major at any accredited college or university in the US. Apply online at

Open StraightForward Media: Fridell Scholarship
This is open to applicants planning to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institution or vocational training. Eligible students may not have already been awarded a full tuition scholarship or waiver from another source. Essay required. For further information and application visit

Open Spinster’s Ink Young Feminist Scholarship
Only women may apply and must submit an essay on what
feminism means to them. Go to to apply.

Open Raise the Nation Foundation: Child of a Single Parent Scholarship
Applicant must be claimed by their mother as a dependent child and entering a postsecondary course of study. Special requirements exist; autobiography, financial need analysis and essay required. Application fee is $20. For more information and to apply go to

Open Health Resources and Services Administration: Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Applicants must be from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in full-time health professions and nursing programs. Institution must apply for funding and must be eligible to receive SDS funds. Students must contact financial aid office to apply. Visit

Open First Command Educational Foundation Scholarship
Applicants can be seeking two- or four-year degrees, professional certification or attending vocational school; must submit transcript, essay and references. For details and to apply go to

Open DeVry Inc.: University First Scholar Award
Applicants must be a registered participant in any regional FIRST Robotics Competition; an ACT composite score of 19. A recommendation from a FIRST team advisor, transcript, test scores, essay and references are required. Go to to get more info and to apply.

Open Scholarship
Students must submit an online application, participate in an online virtual college fair and demonstrate excellence in writing ability, creativity and originality via an essay. Go to

Open College Insider Scholarship Program
Applicants need a minimum GPA of 2.5; can be planning to attend any two-or four-year colleges, trade/technical school or university. Go to

Open Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: College Scholarship Program
Students with pre-lingual hearing loss who attend a mainstream and accredited college or university full-time can apply. Specific eligibility criteria, submission guidelines, deadline and application can be found on AG Bell website at

Open ScholarshipPoints
This program offers free college scholarships and scholarship contests for members of the program. Joining is free! Members earn points by logging in each day, completing surveys and reviewing other sites and services. Earned points are entered into monthly drawings for the free scholarships. ScholarshipPoints is a Better Business Bureau accredited business. For more info go to:

Ongoing Imagine America Scholarship
Many career colleges participate in this program (Bryant & Stratton, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Erie Business Center, Triangle Tech, Connecticut Culinary, Nashville Auto-Diesel, NASCAR Tech Institute, Ohio Technical College, Academy of Court Reporting are just a few). Go to to see what is offered. The ACJVS may nominate 5 graduating seniors for this scholarship. Winners must still be accepted and approved by the technical or trade school.

Varies United Negro College Fund
Numerous NACCP scholarships for African American students can be found at: and Many awards have deadlines year round.

Varies Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships with varying award amounts and deadlines for Hispanic graduating seniors can be located at:

Varies Student Leaders Program, NACA Foundation
Several programs with deadlines year round for college students in leadership capacity can be found at:

June 1 ’10- Christian Connector Scholarships
May 31 ’11 Winners are selected at random; recipient must have plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centers Christian college or Bible college. Go to to enter the drawing.

Dec 31 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Video Contest
Your one-minute video explaining why you deserve tuition; judged on appropriateness to theme of college football & tuition, inclusion of Dr. Pepper, impact of tuition prize on your life and overall presentation quality. Applicants must be at least 18 or older at time of participation to be eligible for a $2,500 tuition promotion; and at lest 18 but no older that 24 at time of participation to participate in the $123,000 tuition contest (non-athletes only). Go to

Dec 31 Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Mar 30 All U.S. high school students can enter until May 31 of their senior year; poems
must be 20 lines or less, unpublished, the sole work of the entrant and not be entered in any other concurrent contest; only one poem per poet may be entered into each contest (deadlines are Dec 31 for the March issue and Mar 30 for the June issue); go to

Dec 31 Joseph Fitcher Scholarship
Applicants must be an Ohio Farmers Union member or the child or grandchild of a member going to any accredited institution; selection based on 500-1000word essay on “Agricultural opportunities in the future.” Download application and instructions from

Dec 31 Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
Students must submit an original photo, piece of artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. Special requirements exist. The winning student’s school will also receive a prize for helping to promote the contest. For complete details visit:

Dec 31 College Scholarship Program
Applicants may be going to any two- or four-year college, trade/technical school or university and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Apply online at

Dec 31 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Family Scholarship
Applicants must be a child of an AFSCME member (or have a legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent that is a member); can intend to enroll in a full-time four-year degree program in any accredited college or university; ACT or SAT scores and official transcript required; visit for more info and to apply.

Dec 31 “Top Ten List” Scholarship 2010
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education; submit a ‘top ten list’ of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship. Go to

Dec 31 National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Students that have initiated or have been actively involved in a service or volunteer program that has a widespread impact on campus or in the community can apply; must be currently enrolled in a full-time four-year degree program at an accredited college or university; must have a GPA of 3.0 or better; provide a letter of reference to support your application essay. Go to:

Jan 1 Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards
Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an Elks member for two years; can be planning to attend any two- or four-year college or university; transcript, test scores and essay required; applications available online at

Jan 5 Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship
Applicants must be living within an hour of a Simon Mall (Great Lakes Mall, Mentor);plan to attend an accredited university, two- or four-year college, technical or vocational school; selection based on financial need, past academic performance and future potential. Leadership and participation in school & community activities, work experience, statement of career & educational aspirations and goals and outside appraisals; applications available at Guest Services at the Great lakes Mall in Mentor or at

Jan 8 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Applicants must be nominated by a teacher; essay requirements can be found at

Jan 10 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Scholarship
Applicants must be African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific islander American or Hispanic American; have a GPA of 3.3; be going to an accredited college or university as a full-time degree-seeking student; have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Go to:

Jan 11 United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Scholarship
At least one of your parents must be of Hispanic ancestry; must be accepted as a full-time student at a four-year institution; transcript, autobiography, essay, references and photograph required. Go to

Jan 15 Ohio 4-H Academic Scholarships
Current or former 4-H members can apply; selection is based on 4-H leadership, 4-H community service and citizenship, potential for academic achievement, 4-H achievement and financial need; two-page single-sided resume, transcript, reference letter and personal 4-H story essay required. For more info and application go to

Jan 15 American Architectural Foundation: Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship
Applicants must be a minority or financially disadvantaged student; must be nominated by an architecture firm, teacher, dean or civic organization director; must be entering an architecture degree program; must include a drawing. Special requirements exist. Go to

Jan 15 Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarships
Seniors interested in history, politics, government or military service can apply for these national scholarships. Visit or call 215-949-8841 for more information.

Jan 31 Wal-Mart Foundation: Wal-Mart Associate Scholarships
Applicant must be a Wal-Mart associate for at least six months; selection based on minimum GPA of 2.5 and proven financial need by required documents; special requirements exist. Apply online at Access key: WMAS. Go to for more info.

Jan 31 Wal-Mart Foundation: Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Students not affiliated with Wal-Mart can apply; based on financial need, academic merit, and school or community work activities; can be used at an accredited two- or four-year US institution. Applications available online at: Access key: SWCS. Go to for more info.

Jan 31 Wal-Mart Foundation: Walton Family Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must be the child of a Wal-Mart associate who has been employed full-time; minimum of 22 (ACT) or 1030 (SAT) score and proof of financial need by required documents. Applications available on line at: Access key: WFFS. Go to for more info.

Feb 9 KFC Colonel’s Scholars Scholarship
Applicants must plan to pursue a 4-year degree at a public, in-state college or university (can begin college career at a 2-year school but must stay on track and complete a 4-year degree); have a GPA of 2.75 or better; demonstrate financial need; visit to apply.

Feb 11 **Northeast Chapter of Credit Unions 2011 Scholarship
Seniors planning to participate in post-secondary studies (not limited to colleges/universities) including professional, vocational and academic studies can apply. Three short answer responses and one essay no longer than four pages are required.

Feb 15 Best Buy Scholarship
Applicants must be entering an accredited university, college or technical school in the fall immediately following high school graduation; based on outstanding community service and academic achievement. For additional info and application, go to

Feb 15 **Lila M. Van Sweringen Student Scholarship
Must be pursuing an office-related career; three recommendation forms are required, two school personnel and the other from anyone that is not a family member; transcript required.

Feb 15 **AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
Applicants must be enrolling full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university by fall 2011; be ambitious and motivated as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work activities and be recommended by an unrelated adult that can attest to the student’s achievement; applicant must describe an outstanding non-academic activity or project that occurred in school, community or workplace; other AXA –sponsored scholarships exist; for more information visit:

Feb 18 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Awards
Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage; plan to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the upcoming academic year; must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; complete the FAFSA and provide an official transcript and SAR from the FAFSA. For more info visit:

Feb 29 Youth Foundation Scholarship
Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, community service and extra curricular activities; must write the Youth Foundation for information and application request form. Write to: Scholarship Committee Youth Foundation Inc. 36 West 44th Street New York NY 10036. For more info go to:

Mar 1 American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA): J.A. Southard/Oral B Laboratories Scholarship
Students accepted into an ADAA dental assistant’s program can apply; based on leadership; two letters of reference, transcript, financial need analysis and essay required. Visit:

Mar 1 American Welding Society: District Scholarship Program
Students in vocational training, community college or a degree program in welding or a related field of study can apply; must include transcript, financial need analysis and personal statement of career goals. For more info go to:

Mar 1 Culinary Trust Scholarship Program
Applicants for beginning, continuing and specialty education courses at accredited culinary schools to study Culinary Arts, Food Service/Hospitality, Food Science/Nutrition will be considered; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, write an essay and submit two letters of recommendation. Application fee is $35. Visit for more info.

Mar 1 My Turn Essay Competition
To enter, students must submit a 500-1000 word essay expressing their opinion, experience, or personal feelings on a topic of their own choice. Applicants can be planning to attend any two- or four-year college or university to study Literature/English/Writing. To apply, go to:

Mar 1 Wings Over America Scholarship
Applicants must plan to attend an accredited academic tow- or four-year college or university; must submit transcript, essay and references; special requirements exist. Go to:

Mar 1 Scholarship Workshop: Leading the Future Scholarship
Students must visit to get additional information and to download an application; essay required.

Mar 1 **Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Applicants must be interested in a career in graphic communications enrolling in a two- or four-year college program as a full-time student; must be able to maintain a 3.0 GPA; SAT or ACT scores due by Mar 1 deadline; official transcript; two recommendation forms (included in the application packet); copy of the college course of study; self-addressed stamped envelope to notify you of your final standing in the competition. Specific instructions are included for sending in your application materials.

Mar 4 **Cardinal Community Credit Union Scholarships
Four $1000 scholarships are offered each year to members of the credit union or whose parents are members; must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, two letters of recommendation from a teacher/counselor, one letter from a school administrator/work supervisor/community or religious leader and a typed autobiographical essay less than 250 words.

Mar 4 **Pittsburgh Technical institute (PTI)
PTI supports student organizations with scholarships valued up to $6000 depending on the selected PTI major. Applicants must be an active member of FCCLA, DECA, BPA, FBLA, TSA, or SkillsUSA. A 150-word summary of your career interests, ambitions and related work experience, a copy of your transcript and one letter of recommendation are required.

Mar 6 AAA Safety Patrol Awards
Open to seniors who have served as safety patrol members. Selection based on academic achievement, safety patrol involvement, references, essay and extracurricular activities. Go to or your local AAA office for more info.

Mar 7 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year
Applicants must submit an essay of 75 words or less on how drinking milk has been a part of their life and training regimen; open to high school senior athletes who also achieve in academics, community service and leadership; must submit transcript, essay, references and a photograph. For more info go to:

Mar 15 Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarships
Applicants must be Hispanic/Latino students pursuing degrees in accounting, finance and related majors at any two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student; minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need analysis and essay required. For more info go to:

Mar 15 Lowe’s Educational Scholarship
Students planning to attend any two- or four-year college, university or trade or technical school can apply; selection based upon leadership skills, community service and academic achievement. Visit:

Mar 31 Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Must be a minority student and demonstrate leadership potential and financial need that is accepted to an accredited four-year college or university; transcript, test scores, financial need analysis, essay and references required. For more info visit:

Mar 31 Subway Scholarships
Qualified employees of Subway who have been employed by the company for a minimum of six months prior to January 1 of the current year; minimum GPA of 2.75 required; can be planning to attend any two-or four-year college, trade or technical school or university; transcript, essay and references required. Go to: for more info

Apr 1 American Medical Technologists: Student Scholarship
Applicants planning to study medical technology, medical Laboratory technology, office laboratory technology, phlebotomy, medical assisting or dental technology at any two- or four-year college or university; transcript, financial need analysis, essay, references and a self-addressed stamped envelope required. Go to for more info and application.

Apr 1 Association of Surgical Technologists: Foundation Student Scholarship
Students planning to study Health and Medical Sciences (surgical technology) at any two- or four-year college or university can apply; minimum GPA of 3.2, transcript, financial need analysis, essay, references and self-addressed stamped envelope required. Go to: for more info and application.

Apr 2 Wayne F. White Scholarship Awards Program
Students graduating from one of the 29 counties of Appalachian Ohio (includes Ashtabula County) going on to any accredited institution can apply; selection based on academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities. Download application and instructions from

Apr 15 **Ashtabula County Business Exchange Scholarship
Applicants must submit a one-page letter of request, proof of academic eligibility (GPA of 3.0 or better), record of community service, two letters of recommendation and the Student Aid Report (SAR) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Three $1000 awards to seniors planning to attend college and one $1000 award to a business student attending KSU Ashtabula Campus.

Apr 15 American Legion, Department of Ohio: American Legion Scholarships
Applicants must be a member of the American Legion, a direct descendent of a Legionnaire (living or deceased) or surviving spouse or child of a deceased U.S. military person who died on active duty or of injuries received on active duty; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend any two-or four-year college, university or trade or technical school as a full-time student; transcript required. Visit for more info and application.

May 1 Fraternal Order of Police Associates Scholarship
Applicant must have a parent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.; open to those attending any accredited institution; selection based on academic achievement, financial need and goals in life. Download application and instructions from

May 1 Electronic Document Systems Foundation Scholarship Awards
Scholarships are awarded to full-time students with a 3.0 minimum GPA planning to study document management and graphic communications including document preparation; production or distribution; one-to-one marketing; graphic arts and communication; e-commerce; imaging science; printing; web authoring; electronic publishing; computer science; telecommunications, sales, marketing or related fields. Transcript, essay, references required; special requirements exist. Go to

May 3 American Fire Sprinkler Association: National Scholarship Contest
Applicants are required to go online and read a short essay about sprinklers and fire safety, and complete a ten-question quiz on what they just read; each correct answer gives students a chance at winning one of ten $2000 scholarships; short essay and information available online at:

May 15 James Beard Foundation: General Scholarship
Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the culinary arts, an exceptional academic or work record and financial need; transcript, financial need analysis, essay and referenced required. Go to

May 15 James Beard Foundation: American Restaurant Scholarship
Scholarships are available for students who plan to enroll at a licensed or accredited culinary school; transcript, financial need analysis, essay and references required. Visit for more info.

May 25 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program
To be eligible, students must attend a HACU member college or university and meet all additional criteria; for details visit

May 31 White Earth Scholarship Program
Applicants can be planning to attend any two- or four-year college, university, trade or technical school; must have a minimum GPA of 2.5; transcript and financial analysis required. Go to for details.

May 31 American Nursery and Landscape Association: Muggets Scholarship
Students planning to enroll in an accredited horticulture, landscape, or related discipline at a two- or four-year college, university trade or technical school can apply; minimum GPA of 2.5, transcript, financial need analysis, essay and references required. Go to for more info

June 1 Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Funds
Applicants must be pursuing studies in automotive and related technologies; must submit two letters of recommendation supporting automotive interests; minimum GPA of 3.0, transcript, financial need analysis, references and a self-addressed stamped envelope required. Visit

June 1 Hispanic Dental Association: Proctor and Gamble Oral Care Scholarship
Hispanic applicants entering their first year of an accredited dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental technician program may apply; scholastic achievement, community service, leadership and commitment to improving health of the Hispanic community will all be considered; must be a member of the Hispanic Dental Association. Visit for more info

June 6 Video Contest for College Students
Contest requires students to use any style or format to express the following theme: “One person can make a difference.” Entries can be up to fine minutes in length and must be submitted in standard full-sized VHS format. Entries will be judged on content, artistic and technical proficiency and adherence to contest rules. More information is available at

June 24 Bridgestone Firestone: Safety Scholars Video Contest
Must be between the ages of 16-21, possess a valid driver’s license and be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited secondary, college level or trade school; winners will be selected for the most compelling and effective videos that drive home life-saving messages on auto and tire safety. Visit for further information; special requirements exist.

June 30 Kennedy Foundation Scholarship
Applicants may be planning to attend any two- or four-year college or university; must maintain a GPA of 2.5 (renewal contingent upon academic performance); transcript, test scores, and self-addressed stamped envelope required. Go to for more details.

July 1 DeVry Inc.: High School Community Scholars Program
Applicants must be in top 50% of class or have a GPA of 2.7. Nominations must be received by July 1 and students have one year from High school graduation to apply and start; transcript, test scores, interview and references required. Go to for further details.

Oct 1 Ohio Board of Regents: Ohio College Opportunity Grant
Number of awards and amount varies per year for any field of study at eligible institutions in Ohio and Pennsylvania; selection based on submitting FAFSA by October 1. For more information and application, visit

• Guidance offices at your home school have scholarship information
• Home high schools that post scholarship information on their websites are:
Grand Valley
Pymatuning Valley
Saints John & Paul
• Scholarship search websites such as:

Most of the scholarships posted on this “Scholarships for 2010 Seniors” were found using the Financial Aid Sort on the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS). These are just a small sampling of the scholarship opportunities contained on OCIS! Be sure to look for scholarships that relate to your program of study, ethnic heritage, sport or club affiliation, hobbies and interests. Go to:

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