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American Legion “Need A Lift” Scholarships – This is a 152 page booklet listing numerous scholarships across the nation with various criteria and eligibility. There are also special scholarships for veteran’s dependents. Some of the scholarships included are the Boys and Girls State Summit, the High School Oratorical Scholarship, and the Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship. Hundreds are included. For more information contact www.legion.org for application materials and forms. Deadline: No announced general deadline – some may be listed for individual awards.

America’s Homecoming Queen Scholarships – this is an opportunity for students at Manual that have been elected homecoming queen to compete at the state and national level for scholarships in community service and education. If for some reason the homecoming queen does not wish to participate, then a member of the homecoming court may take her place. Students selected as state winners will represent Kentucky at the National Homecoming Queen Selection held at some prestigious location in America. They will also serve as ambassadors to many venues across the nation. Fill out the application form in the College Career Room. For more information call 901-755-9144 or visit www.americashomecomingqueen.com Deadline: As soon as possible after you have been elected homecoming queen.

Americorps VISTA Summer Associates Program – this is an opportunity for students 18 or older to participate in a nine week program working with students and adults in literacy based programs at various community sites from June 8th through August 5th. There is a stipend, if selected, of $1600 for the nine week program and a $1,000 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or $200 prize in lieu of the Segal award. You must provide your own transportation to an from the site you are assigned to. Submit your application at www.americorps.org. Deadline: none announced.

Berea College Full Tuition Four Year Scholarships – This $100,000 scholarship is available to one or two seniors from Manual High School who meet certain qualifications – rank in top 20% of your class, score between 20-30 or the ACT or between 1410 and 1980 on the SAT, have a commitment to service in the community, and meet Berea’s financial qualifications (family income of $50,000 or less). Contact your school counselor to indicate interest. Include a competed application form for Berea College and a letter of interest explaining why you want to attend Berea along with your financial need. Deadline: Immediately!

CAP21 Two Year NYC Training Program in Musical Theater and Summer Musical Theater Program – the Collaborative Arts Project 21 of New York City offers this two year course in conjunction with the Tisch School at New York University for students wishing to receive very advanced training in musical theater in lieu of the traditional four year college degree track. The summer program is for high school juniors and seniors. Submit the applications available in the College Career Room or contact pphilips@cap21.org for more information as soon as possible to be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. Deadline: As soon as possible to be considered, but no announced date has been set.

CAPS College Preference System Free Accounts to Demonstrate Implied Interest in Competitive College Admissions – this is a free service for students applying to highly competitive universities in order to demonstrate implied interest in actually attending those universities. This factor is becoming a major part of the criteria used by college admissions counselors to determine selection of students for admissions at the 100 most highly competitive schools in the United States. For more information go to www.capstoapply.com to create your own free account or call Phil Meisner at 202-558-2300 to receive more information. Deadline – no announced deadline to register and use the service.

Cardinal Leadership Academy Conference March 7, 2009 – this conference at the University of Louisville strives to enhance the education of students by providing structured experiential and developmental opportunities that encourage responsible citizenship, leadership, and community engagement. Students examine the core values of self-knowledge, leadership development, active citizenship and diversity. Lunch is provided and a free conference t-shirt is included with the $5.00 fee. Up to 20 students may be accepted from each JCPS high school. Students may register by going online to www.louisville.edu/leadership and click on the

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