Rotary Club of Louisville “Unsung Hero” A.B. Sawyer Youth Recognition Award/Scholarship - One senior from each participating Jefferson County High School will receive this award. Each school may nominate from 2 to 3 seniors from which the Rotary Club will select a winner. Criteria includes above average academic standing, dedication to service above self, working behind the scenes, and seldom stepping into the limelight. A $500 Savings Bond is included as well as the chance to receive up to $4,000 in additional Rotary Club Scholarships to a college or university within Jefferson County Kentucky. Contact your school counselor to indicate interest and turn in a letter describing all of the information listed in the College Career Room Announcement. Deadline: January 12, 2009.
United States Achievement Academy Who’s Who in Leadership, Minority Leadership, Mathematics, Honor Roll, Student Council, All-American Scholars, etc. – This is a program which seeks to recognize the best and brightest students among a number of fields and categories for national recognition and possible scholarship recipients. Qualifications are very minimal. See Mr. Robinson at YPAS if you wish to be nominated. Deadline: January 14 – 21, 2009.
Denison University Wells Scholarship in the Sciences, Dunbar Scholarship in the Humanities, and the Paschal Carter National Merit Scholarships - Denison University annually awards more than 1000 academic scholarships for first year students. Many of their scholarships receive automatic consideration when the university receives your application packet – the exception is the three scholarships listed on this document. Students should realize there are a substantial number of very large scholarship opportunities at Denison University. The Wells Scholarship in the Sciences (top 5%, ACT 30 or SAT 1300) is for $34,000 and is based on talent and personal merit. The Dunbar Scholarship in the Humanities is also in the amount of $34,000 and based on the same qualifications. The $34,000 Paschal Carter Scholarship is competition based and open only to National Merit Semi-Finalists. To be named, candidates must reach National Merit Finalist standing. Contact http://www.denison.edu/admissions/academic_scholarships.html. Deadline: January 5, 2009 to your counselor and January 15, 2009 to Denison University.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2009 – These full four year scholarships are available to African-American, Native-American, Latino-American, or Asian-American students who have significant financial need, demonstrated leadership skills and abilities through participation in extracurricular or other activities, cumulative GPA’s of 3.3, and are legal or permanent residents of the U.S. Students may attend any college of their choice and major in any academic field of interest. The on-line application is now open and available at www.gmsp.org. For more information call 1-877-690-4677 or email@example.com. Deadline: January 12, 2009.
Berklee School of Music Talent Based and Writing and Composition Scholarships – These scholarships to the Berklee School of Music in Boston are for students with exceptional musical talent and skills in writing and music composition. A live audition and/or submission of three original scores is
Required to be considered. For more information contact http://www.berklee.edu?scholarships/entering.html?action=print or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: January 15, 2009 for regular action applications.
Frederick Douglas Scholarship - American University – Washington D.C. The American University Frederick Douglas Scholarship Program was established in 1968 to promote educational access, opportunity, and diversity. Douglas Scholars are selected based on high academic achievement, leadership potential, demonstrated community service and impressive co-curricular involvement. Preference is given to first generation students, students with high financial need, and students from public high schools with priority consideration given to students from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Nominees should also have a 3.2 GPA, rank in the top half of their class, have satisfactory ACT scores, and be a US Citizen. Full or partial tuition awards which are renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, provided scholars satisfy the academic performance requirements. Students should complete a nomination form available in this packet or go online at admissions.American.edu and ask a teacher, mentor, or advisor to nominate them. In addition to the nomination form, students should submit an application for admissions to American University and the Free