the campus of Georgetown University with a dynamic group of peers from around the United States. Together they embark on an interactive, collaborative and fun educational experience. Academic credit may also be earned through the University of Virginia. Eligible students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. For more information visit www.presidentialclassroom.org. Deadline to be nominated: September 15, 2008.
Bryn Mawr College Fall Preview Days Travel Scholarship - this award is for young women to travel to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania for their College Preview Days Program October 26 thru October 27, 2008. Bryn Mawr is looking for women who wish to cultivate themselves as leaders, intellectuals, and barrier breakers. The scholarship is competitive and students are asked to submit both a high school transcript and standardized test scores in addition to the travel scholar application form. Fax your ACT/SAT Scores and High School Transcript to Nate Hall at 610-526-7471. Complete the application online at http://www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/fpd_travel.shtml. Deadline: September 19, 2008.
QuestBridge National College Match Program – QuestBridge has partnered with over 20 of the nation’s most elite colleges and universities to provide quality, high achieving, low income students full four year scholarships, including room and board, worth up to $180,000 over four years. These scholarships are loan free and may even include books and travel. Qualified students may apply free of charge via the on-line QuestBridge application. Colleges include such institutions at MIT, Northwestern, Yale, Caltech, Columbia, Princeton, etc. Applications are available at www.questbridge.org. Deadline: September 30, 2008.
Morehead-Cain Foundation Scholarship – this scholarship is a very prestigious award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the amount of $140,000 plus a laptop computer and $4,500 in annual expenses related to summer enrichment programs. Students are chosen based on leadership, scholarship, moral force of character, and physical vigor. Only 281 high schools outside of North Carolina have received invitations to nominate one student for the scholarship. About 44 students will be selected from across the nation for the award. Contact your school counselor immediately to express interest. Student selection and materials must be completed and postmarked prior to the announced deadline. The Manual Scholarship Selection Committee will inform you if you have been selected for the nomination. Deadline: October 1, 2008.
Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky Inc. Celebration of Ability Scholarship Award – This $1000 scholarship is presented to a high school student who has shown success as he/she works with his/her learning difference. Three finalists will be interviewed to determine a winner. The award ceremony will be held at Masterson’s Restaurant on November 20, 2008. The application is available in the Manual College and Scholarship Information Center. For more information contact LDAofKY@yahoo.com. Deadline: October 1, 2008.
Wells Scholars Program Scholarship – this is a four year scholarship to Indiana University at Bloomington that covers full tuition, academic fees, plus living expenses in the amount of $8162 per year for four years. Manual/YPAS may nominate two students for this award. Criteria includes GPA of 3.9 or higher, upper 5% of class, SAT Critical Reading and Math Combined Scores of 1430 or higher, special academic awards, independent initiatives in any area, community service, unusual personal qualities, exceptional talent is a specific area, and being very active in extra-curricular activities. Overseas study for one year is also provided in this award. Contact your school counselor to indicate interest. Application and nomination materials are available in the Manual College and Scholarship Information Center. For more information contact: www.indiana.edu/~wsp. Deadline: October 3, 2008.
Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology – this is an opportunity to turn your love of math, science, or technology, into money for college. This is a research project competition – regional finalists receive $1,000 each, individual winners receive $3,000, teams split a $6,000 scholarship, and national winners receive up to $100,000. You can enter an individual project if you are starting your senior year in the fall. If you’re not