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STUDENT for this award. Present your resume and documentation of extracurricular and community service to your high school counselor as soon as possible to be considered for the nomination. For more information contact www.toyota.com/communityscholars. Deadline to contact your counselor is November 15, 2008.

United States Senate Youth Program – for students interested in pursuing careers in public service, this program selects two student leaders from each state to spend a week in Washington D.C. experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by the Hearst Foundations. In addition each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. For more information, contact Ms. Donna Melton, Program Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education, 17th Floor, CPT, 500 Mero Street Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 or call 502-564-1479 or email donna.melton@education.ky.gov or www.kentuckyschools.org. Deadline: November 15, 2008.

VSA Arts of Kentucky 2009 International Young Soloists Award – this is a scholarship and performance opportunity for exceptional vocalists and instrumentalists with a disability. Scholarships are available to further your music education and four finalists will be invited to perform in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Any individual musician with a disability under the age of 25 may apply as well as ensembles that have at least one member with a disability. Application forms are available online at http://www.vsarts.org/x22.wml or you may email Rebecca.garmon276@wku.edu or contact coordinator Rebecca Fields at 270-991-4233. Deadline: November 15, 2008.

WHAS 11 Great Kids Fulfilling the Dream – This is a full four year scholarship to the University of Louisville for high school seniors who have given back to their community, to their fellow students, and to their family and who have maintained a high GPS while overcoming some kind of adversity. It includes recognition in news segments, on the air, a plaque, and a formal luncheon in addition to the scholarship. Students must be one of six chosen the best represent the qualities of respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, or spirituality. Students should fill out the application in the College Career Room and submit to your guidance counselor immediately. Deadline: November 19, 2008.

DeVry University Open House – DeVry University is hosting an Open House that will explain Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities, the Unveiling of their new Passport to College Program where juniors and seniors may take up to two free college courses, and provide access to the dean and financial advisors. For more information contact ptrzop@devry.edu. Date of Open House: November 20, 2008.

Vogt Achievement Scholarship Program - Through the establishment of a private endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville, JCPS students may receive a $10,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. One student from each JCPS High School will receive this award. Manual may nominate up to five candidates for the award. This award honors exceptional students who have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, character, citizenship, and leadership. Students must have an ACT score of 25 or higher, or an SAT of 1150 or higher, and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, completed coursework in an advanced program, advanced placement, or pre-college curriculum, and accumulate four letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, high school principal or assistant principal, an employer, community representative, or minister, and your high school counselor. Contact your counselor at Manual or YPAS. Deadline: November 20, 2008.

First Freedom Student Essay Competition – this national essay contest offers 9-12th grade students an opportunity to compete for a $3,000, $1,500, and $750 award as they examine the First Amendment and the history and relevance of religious freedom in American and the world today. The first prize includes and all-expense paid trip to Newport Rhode Island in mid-August 2009 for the annual VIP reading of President George Washington’s historic letters. Contact Isabelle Kinnardm JD, Ph.D. at 804-643-1786 or 804-644-5024 or competition@firstfreedom.org or www.firstfreedom.org. Deadline: November 24, 2008.

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