8The Gates Millennium Scholarship Deadline: September 18, 2018 Description The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. To learn more watch this video. https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
QuestBridge Scholarship Deadline: September 27, 2018 Description QuestBridge provides opportunities to exceptional students to help them understand that an education at a top college is possible— and affordable.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Deadline: October 15, 2018 Amount $1,000- 3,500 Apply at: https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/ To be considered eligible, students must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale, be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines), be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA, and if selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for the 20178Youth Awards. Educational grants are available for students who are part of the graduating class of 2019. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their focus in various educational categories. Categories include:
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2018 Amount: Receive up to $25,000 for college! Apply athttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/ To be considered eligible, students must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 and be a US Citizen.
COCA-COLA Deadline: October 31, 2018 Award: $1,000-3000 Recipients are well-rounded students with strong academic performance, and highly developed interest in their community service. Apply at: www.coca-colascholars.org
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Deadline: November 6th, 2018 Award: $1,000- 5,000 Eligibility:
Be in grades 5-12 as of November 7
Be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
Have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
Submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 7.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards can be implemented by schools and by these officially designated local organizations:
AXA Achievement Scholarship Deadline: December 14th, 2018 or when 10,000 applications are received. Amount: $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:
Ambition and drive
Determination to set and reach goals
Respect for self, family and community
Ability to succeed in college
·Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities ·Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Deadlines: Online Application opens Sept. 21, 2018, closes January 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Minimum Eligibility:
Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Submit one letter of recommendation online.
APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:
Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
Are the first in their families to attend college;
Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
Writers of the Future Amount: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children. http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/
The Fountain Essay Contest: How to Face a Disaster Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019
1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $300
Prompt: A life with no disasters is a fantasy. All of us face them – both personally and globally – sooner or later. Then, how should we face a disaster? Just as we take measures while constructing buildings on a fault line, can we be always prepared? How do we defend our inner peace when facing danger? Tell us how you survive difficult times. Give us your best advice. Share your greatest life lesson. Essay word count must be between 1,500 and 2,500
New York Women in Communications Scholarship Deadline: January 25, 2019 Each year, New York Women in Communications — a 501(c)(3) — awards 15 to 20 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications. The Scholarship Application is open from mid-November to the last Friday of January. Each completed application is assessed by 2 different readers. Students who pass to the 2nd stage receive telephone interviews. Students who pass to the 3rd stage must attend an in-person interview in New York City. The Finalists are chosen after the in-person interviews. Hispanic Scholarship Fund https://scholarships.nywici.org/
RMHC: Ronald Mcdonald House of Charities HACER Deadline: February 4, 2019 Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage. HACER® National Scholarships. $100,000 ($25,000 per year paid over 4 years) for 5 students who verify enrollment at any accredited institution that provides post-secondary education each year, among other requirements. The scholarship recipients are selected based on:
Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in‑person or by phone
We Are the Students Essay Contest Deadline: February 14, 2019 Prompt: Should schools be able to keep tabs on students’ social media to prevent internet bullying? Should there be regulations that prohibit President Trump from tweeting? This year’s prompt is, To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?
1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP. Grants of $500 per college semester (maximum 2 semesters per student per year for 4 years) will be awarded to selected students attending college beginning the Fall 2018 school year. The scholarship will be extended for a fifth year for accounting students who enroll in a 5 year program that qualifies them to sit for the CPA exam. These students will need to submit the program documentation to receive the additional payment for the fifth year. Deadline: April 20th, 2019 For more information go to: www.citrincooperman.com
Ascend Educational Fund AEF will provide two-year or four-year college scholarships to promising immigrant students in New York City, who were either born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S., in the range of $2,500-$20,000. Deadline: February 1, 2019, 11:59 PM EST Apply at:http://ascendfundny.org/scholarship/
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Show leadership potential;
Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
Present evidence of financial need;
Be a United States citizen;
Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
Banyan Scholarship for South Asian Americans This scholarship, dedicated to students who are of South Asian origin or descent from low-income families, will be awarded to New York City high school seniors attending college in Fall 2018. Grants between $2,000 and $10,000 will be awarded annually for up to five students, and may be renewable for a total of four years based on good academic standing.
Be of South Asian origin/descent ( countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal)
Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
Show annual family household income to be below $75,000
Have two recommendation letters submitted on their behalf.
Be applying to full-time undergraduate programs in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university for Fall 2018.
Deadline to apply: February 23rd, 2018. For more information go to: www.banyanscholarship.org
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian). Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation. Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing). Demonstrate a passion for technology. Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Require financial assistance to attend college. Deadline: February 15, 2019 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx
McDonald’s My Inspirational Story Contest Over $4,500 in prizes! To be eligible, students must submit an original video on YouTube that is between 3-5 minutes in length. Apply at:www.mcdonaldsnytristate.com
Columbus Citizens Foundation Deadline: February 15, 2019 Students who are of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian) with a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per capita ($25,000 per person in the household) are eligible. For example, for a household of four, the maximum total gross income is $100,000 to be eligible. Deadline: 2019 deadline will be announced November 2018 http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/scholarships/college.html
Moody’s Mega Math Challenge $125,000 in Scholarship prizes ranging from $1000 to $20,000 is available to teams of high school juniors and seniors. The competition requires students to solve an open-ended, realistic, math-modeling problem-in just 14 hours! The Challenge takes place March 1st-4th 2019. Deadline to register: February 22, 2019 4:00 PM EST Please visit http://m3challenge.siam.org/ to learn more! National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship Deadline:February 22, 2019 The National Puerto Rican Day Parade was established to create national awareness of Puerto Rican contributions. NPRDP’s mission is to empower the Puerto Rican community through promoting culture, education, scholarships, and civic engagement.
To this end, a Scholarship Awards Program was established. This year, NPRDP will award one hundred (100) $2,000 scholarships to exceptional Puerto Rican High School Seniors and full time two/four years accredited Puerto Rican College students who are making a difference in their community.
New York Water Environment Association, Inc. $10,000 Major Environmental Career Scholarship Application. To be eligible students must be a qualifying high school senior, a NY State resident, and intend to pursue a B.S. or B.E. degree program with an environmental emphasis. Apply at:http://nywea.org/scholarship/ Deadline:February 28, 2019
Facing History Together Student Essay Contest Eligibility: Students must be at least 13 years or older and reside in the United States, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), or the United Kingdom to participate. “Let us not forget, after all, that there is always a moment when the moral choice is made. Often because of one story or one book or one person, we are able to make a different choice, a choice for humanity, for life.” Please write an essay responding to Wiesel’s quote in 500 words or less. What story, book, or person has influenced your thinking about ethical decision making? What has it taught you about how you can participate as a caring, thoughtful citizen in the world around you? Deadline: March 15, 2018 ** no new 2019 deadline ** Amount: $5,000
High Schools: Diverse Minds Writing Challenge – Scholarship & Book Writing Contest Deadline: March 24, 2018 The Diverse Minds Writing Challenge invites high school students to write and illustrate a children’s book that tells a story of tolerance or diversity. The first-place winning book will be professionally published and donated to libraries and elementary schools throughout New York City. The first-place winning student author will receive a $5,000 college scholarship. The teacher of the first-place winning student will receive a $1,000 grant and the school will receive $500. Click here for more information.
New York Society of Professional Engineers Monetary “Scholar Award” to a high school senior who is a resident of Manhattan or goes to school in Manhattan and intends to study engineering in college. A second annual scholarship is also given on behalf of the Society of engineering and Architectural Professions. Selections are based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, recommendation from counselor, and an essay written on the contribution he/she hopes to make in society as an engineer. Deadline: March 24, 2018
Ayn Rand Essay Contest Cash prizes awarded to essays on specific topics on Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Fountainhead, & We Are the Living Apply at: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.org/TheFountainhead.aspx McDonald’s My Inspirational Story Contest Over $4,500 in prizes! To be eligible, students must submit an original video on YouTube that is between 3-5 minutes in length. Apply at: www.mcdonaldsnytristate.com The Random House Creative Writing Competition For New York City Public High School Seniors For New York City public high school students. Eligibility: Must be a high school senior attending a New York City public high school. Original literary composition may be submitted in the genre of poetry/ spoken word, fiction/drama, personal essay/memoir or graphic novel. Deadline: February 15, 2017 (***No new application for 2018) for poetry/ spoken word/ fiction/ drama, and personal essay. April 1 for graphic novel. Amount: $500–$10,000 http://foundation.penguinrandomhouse.com/learn-more/creativewriting/rules.html Superpower Scholarship Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:"Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" Deadline: March 31, 2018 Amount: $2,500 https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship Hispanic Scholarship Fund Multiple scholarships for students of Hispanic/Latino descent. Application opens on January 1, 2017. Deadline: April 26th,2017 ***No new application for 2018, keep checking. More information at https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships Milton Fisher Scholarship Four year scholarship of up to $20,000 for innovative and creative high school students from the NYC metro area. Apply for this scholarship if you are . . . •a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way •a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family Deadline: May 1, 2019 Apply at:www.rbffoundation.org
Josephine Hurley Scholarship The Josephine Hurley Scholarship is given annually to two students recognized as having made the most significant positive commitment to both their academics and the community they serve. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been accepted into a postsecondary community/technical/junior college or university.
A GPA of 85 or higher with a current official transcript
Community Involvement- Describe the community service, volunteer experience, church related activity, etc. (maximum of one paragraph per activity)
Leadership Activity- Submit a list of activities including: offices held, awards and honors, and student organization involvement (if applicable)
Essay- Submit a 250-750 word essay describing the contributions you plan to make in the community and why they should be selected as the recipient of this scholarship
References- Three written references required: One from a teacher or principal, one from a supervisor of community service, one from any other source other than a relative.
Milton Fisher Scholarship Four year scholarship of up to $20,000 for innovative and creative high school students from the NYC metro area. Apply for this scholarship if you are . . .
a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way
a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family
a student who has created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need
B. Davis Scholarship $1,000 scholarship available for winner of essay that asks: “Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual Deadline: May 22, 2018 Apply at: www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
AWG Minority Scholarship A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American § A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university (high school students who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also apply) A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths Amount: $6,000 Deadline: June 30, 2019 http://awg.org/images/awards/AWG_Minority_Scholarship_Updated.18.pdf
AWG Minority Scholarship A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American § A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university (high school students who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also apply) A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths Amount: $6,000 Deadline: June 30, 2018 http://awg.org/images/awards/AWG%20Minority%20Scholarship%20pdf.pdf