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Emory University Emory Scholars and Goizueta Business Scholars – Manual/YPAS may nominate up to four students for this award which covers amounts up to full tuition, room, board, and fees. Manual/YPAS may also nominate one student for the Goizueta Business Scholars Award. The awards spans four years. Students participate in an extensive program of educational enrichment including independent research, stipends to enjoy cultural and social events, study abroad during the school year, and participate in diverse service-learning opportunities. Students should have outstanding records of academic achievement, possess extraordinary personal qualities, and have made significant contributions to their class, school, and community. For more information contact http://www.emory.edu/ADMISSIONS/ES.htm. Deadline: See your counselor by October 21, 2008 to indicate interest. November 1, 2008 is the deadline for submission of all materials.

Indiana University – Bloomington Automatic Academic Scholarships – There are three levels of four year scholarships available for students who wish to attend Indiana University Bloomington. The Distinction Scholarship is for $36,000 (SAT 1310, ACT 30, GPA 3.8). The Prestige Scholarship is for $20,000 (SAT 1260, ACT 28, GPA 3.7) and the Recognition Scholarship is for $8,000 (SAT 1160, ACT 26, GPA 3.6). Students are automatically considered for these academic scholarships with no additional applications required. For more information contact: www.indiana.edu/~iybdss or call 812-855-7578. Deadline: November 1, 2008.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award – From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation share a passion for helping exceptional young people grades 10-12 reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. 25 students are selected annually to receive $10,000 to support their education and artistic development, tuition, training, and equipment. They will also perform on a live taping of From the Top NPR Radio Show, and participate in a Cultural Leadership workshop in order to create and implement their own performance outreach activities. For more information contact the College Career Information Center at DuPont Manual High school or YPAS. Deadline: Novemebr 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009.

The Kentucky Ready-Mixed Concrete Association Essay Contest Scholarship – this $1000 and/or $5000 scholarship is sponsored by the Kentucky ready Mixed Concrete Association to educate young people about the importance of the concrete industry and what concrete contributes to society. The National winner will be flown to the National Convention in Orlando Florida. The award is open to students age 16-18. The essay must be typed, double-spaces, not exceed 600 words, and will be judged on content, grammar, style, and clarity. Winners of the $5000 National Award are expected to attend one of several listed colleges that have construction/concrete related majors including Middle Tennessee State Univ., Arizona State Univ., New Jersey Institute of Tech., and others. Application an essay instructions are available in the Manual College and Scholarship Information Center. For more information contact: ddeters@krmca.org or call 800-737-1535. Deadline: November 1, 2008.

Ron Brown Scholar Program Scholarships 2009 – these $40,000 scholarships over four yeats are available to academically talented, highly motivated African-American students planning to pursue undergraduate degrees full time. They should have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and have made an impact on their communities through service to others. The student may choose any four year college or university and it is not limited to any academic discipline. Application materials are available in the Manual College and Scholarship Information Center. For more information contact: www.ronbrown.org or 434-964-1588. Deadline: November 1, 2008.

Thomas Wolfe Scholarship for Student Writers – This is a full four year scholarship in amount of approximately $140,000 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for students with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise. The award is based largely on artistic merit in creative writing and /or playwriting, poetry, fiction, literary journalism, etc. Students are required to submit a 500 word essay and from 40-60 pages of their own literary work. Application materials are available in the Manual College and Scholarship Information Center. For more information contact: TWS@unc.edu or mbging@email.unc.edu. Deadline: November 1, 2008.

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