Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Scholarship – this is a $30,000 scholarship opportunity plus an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. Students will write an essay on a patriotic theme chosen by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, record it in the form of a broadcast, and submit their entry to a local VFW post. Applications, themes (Does America Still Have Heroes?), and guidelines are available online at www.vfw.org or you may call 816-968-1117 for more information. Deadline: November 1, 2009
People to People Leadership Summit Ambassodor Program– Participation in this Leadership for students grades 9-11 may open the opportunity to apply for up to 20 achievement and need based scholarships. The Summitt is the culmination of the vision of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Contact your school Counselor to indicate interest in being nominated. Manual may nominate up to seven students for this opportunity. For more information contact 800-720-6115. Deadline to indicate interest: November 3, 2008.
University of Michigan College of Engineering Tech Day 2008 – Empowering Innovation! This is an opportunity for students interested in the University of Michigan’s Engineering Programs to visit the campus and ask questions. Students must pre-register to attend. For more information contact the University of Michigan at the following website to pre-register: www.engin.umich.edu.techday. Deadline: November 3, 2008.
Louisville area Bus-in to Murray State University for Minority Students – this is an opportunity for
minority students to attend a two day information and application session at Murray State University with free motor coach transportation from the Louisville area paid for by MSU. Also included is lodging for one night and two meals. Students should be prepared to depart Central High School’s parking lot at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 7th and return to Central on Nov. 8th around 5:30 p.m. Bring you completed application, application fee or fee waiver letter, transcripts, and a $10.00 participation fee. Email Roslyn White at email@example.com or call 1-800-272-4678 ext. 1 to confirm place on the coach. Deadline: November 7, 2008 is the date of the trip but email to confirm immediately.
Bellarmine University Minority Recruitment Event - Bellarmine University will be holding the second annual Kaleidoscope Minority Recruitment Event on Saturday, November 15th. Targeted to high school juniors, seniors and their parents, prospective students and families will have the opportunity to hear from current Bellarmine students and alumni, go over the admission process, hear from their financial aid staff, tour the campus, and eat lunch. The day begins at 10:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 2:00 p.m. Each student will receive a long sleeve t-shirt as memorabilia of the day. RSVP by calling 502-452-8131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Day of event: November 15, 2008.
Robertson Scholars – Duke University/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Seeking candidates that can be described as creative, collaborative leaders who want to improve the world around them, who have made an impact in high school and in local communities and perhaps beyond, and who have demonstrated great results and even more potential. This program offers a unique and powerful undergraduate experience that gives Scholars the tools to transform the world by acting on their passions. 36 scholarships per year are awarded – 18 at Duke and 18 at UNC. The program provides special courses, summer community-building service opportunities in the United States and abroad, support for research and travel, and a laptop computer for each Scholar. Robertson scholars also have at their fingertips the abundant resources of two of the most highly regarded universities in the nation. Students may customize their own education programs. There are NO MINIMUM test scores or GPA requirements. Special consideration is given to students considered “late-bloomers”, who can meet the rigorous academic standards at Duke and UNC, and, who want to make a real difference in the world. The only criteria is based on these three values – HEART – MIND – ACTION. Applicants must also meet the minimum entry requirements to Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contact Your School Counselor. Deadline: November 15, 2008.
Toyota Community Scholars – The Toyota Corporation recognizes outstanding high school seniors who are making a difference in their communities and classrooms. Students with outstanding service and leadership and GPA’s of at least 3.0 are eligible for these $10,000 to $20,000 scholarships. Manual may nominate only ONE