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Application for Federal Student Aid and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Contact Info: Frederick Douglas Scholarship Coordinator, 202-885-6000, admissions@american.edu. Deadlines: Regular Decision January 15, 2009.

Kentuckiana Mensa Foundations and Research Scholarships – these scholarships are open to all high school seniors. You must submit an essay to apply. There are various scholarships awarded in the areas of engineering, liberal arts, fine arts, and journalism ranging in amounts from $600 - $1,000. Fill out the application form provided and send to the address indicated. Deadline: January 15, 2009.

Murray State University Guaranteed Scholarships – these are guaranteed scholarships for students with ACT scores of 25 or above and GPA’s of 3.2 or above. Any student accepted to Murray State University will automatically qualify. Students must be admitted to the university, submit a scholarship application, submit an all-inclusive resume, and a letter of recommendation from a high school official. Deadline: January 15, 2009.

Rochester Institute of Technology National Science Fair for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired – this is an opportunity for students with these disabilities to submit their most interesting or challenging science project either individually or as a team. Winners receive cash awards, plaques, and other prizes. For more information visit www.rit.edu/NTID/ScienceFair. Deadline: January 15, 2009.

University of Kentucky Merit Scholarships – UK presents several merit based scholarships for students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and ACT scores of 26 and/or SAT scores of 1170 for M & CR including $1500 Flagship, Provost, Governor’s Scholars and Governors School for the Arts Alumni. Presidential awards are full tuition over four years, and the Singletary Scholarship is valued at $60,000 over four years. The Patterson Scholarship is for National Merit Finalists. For more information explore www.uky.edu/FinancialAid. Deadline: January 15, 2009.

Western Kentucky University Merit Based Scholarships – These scholarships awarded by Western Kentucky University are available to students that have demonstrated exceptional academic merit. GPA’s of 3.95 and ACT scores of 31 are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship which includes full four year tuition, $3,500 for housing, $2,000 for meals, and $1,000 for books plus admission to the Honors College. There are many more scholarships listed with varying monetary awards and criteria. For more information contact www.wku.edu/finaid/howto.htm. Deadline: January 15, 2009.

Dance Day at Drexel University and Westphal College of Media Arts and Design – The workshop takes place on January 24, 2009 and is a one day opportunity for students interested in dance careers to attend Drexel University for a workshop in dance technique, careers in dance and movement therapy or costume design, private instruction, and attending a concert. The fee is $45.00. For more information contact Miriam Giguere at 215-895-4914 or www.drexel.edu/westphal/dance. Deadline for reservations: January 20, 2009.

Louisville Bar Association/Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America – this opportunity is available to students ages 14-20 with an interest in law and government. There is a $15.00 annual enrollment fee. Students will be allowed to make presentations to local attorneys and government professionals, take field trips, participate in interactive sessions and public service activities. Kick off event will be held on Saturday January 24, 2009. For more information visit www.learningforlife.org and click on the Exploring Icon. RSVP by January 22, 2009 to Neva Polley at Npolley@laslou.org and indicate your interest. Deadline: January 22, 2009.

McDonald’s Black History Makers of Tomorrow Program – this program is open to all college bound seniors regardless of race. The program is searching for successful juniors and seniors that demonstrate the attribures of leadership, scholarship, character, and community service. The award is for ten $1,000 non-renewable scholarships. Minimum requirements include a GPA of at least 2.5, a completed application available in the college career room, a letter of recommendation, high school transcript, and a 500 word essay. Deadline: January 23, 2009.

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