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and essays to be written. For more information email jcf7902@bellsouth.net. Deadline to request letters of recommendation is February 14, 2009.

Society of African American Alumni Leadership Scholarship – this is a $1,000 scholarship renewable for four years to be used at Western Kentucky University along with enrollment in the Alumni Leadership Scholars Program, a leadership development program that meets on a regular basis to visit alumni at businesses and organizations in the community and across the state. Applicants must have an ACT of 20 or above and GPA of 3.0 or above. There is a two page essay requirement. Fill out the application form located in the College Career Room and send all materials to the address listed. Deadline to request information from your counselor is February 14, 2009.

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship – this is a $2,000 scholarship for students who share the characteristics of ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, have respect for self, family, and community, and have the ability to succeed in college. To apply, download an application at www.axa-achievement.com. Deadline: February 15, 2009.

GEMS Program at the University of Louisville – The University of Louisville is offering Guaranteed Entrance to Medical School to high school seniors who graduate in the top 5% of their class and score at least 30 on the ACT or 1340 on the SAT. For more information contact http://admissions.louisville.edu/aid for online applications. Deadline to apply for financial aid and acceptance is February 15, 2009.

Kentucky Monthly Publication “Most Likely to Succeed” Recognition – this is an opportunity to be published in Kentucky Monthly Magazine if you have been elected by your classmates to be the “Most Likely To Succeed”. The article will appear in the April issue and will look at some of the up-and-coming future leaders of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. There is an application form, letters of recommendation, a short essay, and photographs that must be submitted. All application packets are due no later than February 15, 2009.

McConnell Center Essay Contest – If you could change one aspect of American elections, what would it be and why? This is the question you must address in this maximum 1000 word essay competition. Winners will receive cash prizes and gift cards valued up to $300. Every entry will receive a book from the McConnell Center Library. For complete contest rules and to receive an Official Essay Contest Cover Sheet, visit www.mcconnellcenter.org/civicseducation or email civicsed@louisville.edu. Deadline: February 15, 2009.

National Co-Op Scholarship Program & The Hispanic Scholarship Fund – 200 $6,000 Scholarships are available to seniors who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of nine colleges including Cincinnati and Drexel University. Students must have a 3.5 GPA and complete a 500 word essay. Encouragement is given to all minority and female students interested in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. The Hispanic scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0. For more information contact www.co-op.edu. Fill out the application, type your essay, and send it to the National Commission for Cooperative Education. Deadline: February 15, 2009.

Ogden College of Science and Engineering Research Scholarships – these $2,000 renewable for four year scholarships to Western Kentucky University are available to high school seniors interested in the excitement, rewards, and challenges of research in such areas as themoacoustics, computer controlled robotics, anticancer drugs, mobile radiation detectors, etc. Students should have an ACT in the 30’s or upper 20’s and a GPA ranging from 3.8-4.0. Students must be nominated by a science teacher or counselor – nomination forms are available at www.wku.edu/-darwin.dahl/homepage.htm. Deadline to submit all forms and materials is February 2, 2009 for counselors/recommenders and February 15, 2009 for WKU to receive all materials.

Furman University Herman W. Lay Scholarship – Furman Scholars – Summer Scholars Program – The Herman W. Lay scholarship is worth $180,000 over four years. If named a Furman Scholar you will receive a merit scholarship of at least $5,000 and have the opportunity to compete for the Lay Scholarship. The Summer Scholars Program is a one week summer program of academic enrichment. You must have a GPA of 3.75,

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