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High School Scholarships for Trade Schools - Various Deadlines
Imagine America offers scholarships for trade schools in Virginia. The schools listed below participate in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. Take a look at the schools to see if any might be a good fit for you.  Schools include: Advanced Technology Institute, Culinary Institute of Virginia, ECPI University, Medical Careers Institute. 

^^SMART  (for College Ungraduates) Scholarship-for-Service Program 
Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply. Applicants MUST be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines. SMART will not fund any management or non-technical degrees. Information flyer & Powerpoint below. For more information visit https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart?id=kb_article&sys_id=3db0a713dbbd0300b67330ca7c96197c

Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency. While working at the CIA, students will be exposed to real intelligence challenges while performing meaningful work that relates to your college major. An IT major, for example, might be given increasingly complex projects involving sophisticated computer systems. An engineering major might help produce a piece of state-of-the-art equipment. A finance major could be involved in developing and analyzing budgets for a worldwide operation, while a foreign language major might be instrumental in translating documents for US policymakers. An international relations major might brief a senior policymaker and, as a final example, a human resources major could have the opportunity to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures. GPA 3.0+.  If selected as a scholarship recipient, a student will receive a wide array of benefits including tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees and books. For additional information regarding qualifications and ways to apply, please visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/
Service members, including Guard and Reserve. For information and to apply visit http://amvets.org/scholarships/  Information available in the Counseling office.


**FOR Class of 2020**The Cameron Impact Scholarship - Deadline:Sept. 13, 2019 [Regular]
The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation's is currently accepting applications from the CLASS OF 2020. US Citizens who have an unweighted GPA of 3.7 or higher are eligible to apply. The Foundation is specifically looking for candidates who have displayed strong evidence of leadership, involvement in extracurriculars and community service, and who want to make a positive impact on the world around them. Ten to fifteen merit-based scholarships four-year, full tuition will be awarded. The application and more information is available online https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/cameron-impact-scholarship/scholarship-description *The Foundation limits the number of Applications to 3000. If and when that number is reached, the Application site will be shutdown regardless of the deadlines. They will make a note on their website and on their social media platforms if they are approaching that limit.

^^Abbott & Fenner Scholarship - Deadline: June 14, 2019
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com  Topic: "Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals."  Award amount is $1,000.  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

^^Horaito Alger Endowment Fund Career & Technical Scholarship - Deadline: June 15, 2019
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Eligibility Criteria: Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential). Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019, Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States, Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA), Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity, Be under the age of 30, Be a United States citizen
Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient. Application available at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

The Caring.com Scholarship - Deadline: June 30, 2019
Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester. Interested student can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing questions on website. https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers   Information sheet in Counseling office.

^^SeniorAdvice.Com Senior Caregiver Scholarship - Deadline: July 15, 2019
SeniorAdvice.com is offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. Information sheet is available online https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2019  and in the Counseling office.

^^Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship - Deadline: July 20, 2019
Mesothelioma Help is pleased to announce the “Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship.” They will be awarding 4 scholarships in the name of these two mesothelioma warriors.  The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Our goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma, provide information about its prognosis and the dangers of being exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a disease that affects men and women – both young and old.
Prizes:  1st - $2,500     2nd - $1,250    3rd - $750   4th - $500. Apply online https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship/


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Helpful scholarship search site.  Dec 12, 2016, 9:22 AM Terri Morrison
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Fair Opportunity Project’s College Application Guide is a free resource organized a team of 20+ college students, 10 advisors, and 200 high school counselors from across the nation to write a free college admissions and financial aid guide that has been reviewed and praised by many of the nation’s leading college admissions committees. To be clear, this is an independent project and no one is making money from it. Our team doesn’t like the disparity in resources between students who can afford private college consultants and those who can’t. They believe that all students should have free access to the best college application and financial aid information, regardless of background.  Sep 22, 2016, 9:25 AM Terri Morrison
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Search for scholarships, internships, colleges and more.  Aug 27, 2015, 2:31 PM Terri Morrison
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From the Student Loan Report - Guide to Paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings & Student loans   Aug 2, 2017, 9:04 AM Terri Morrison
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QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional low-income students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles.  Select "High School Students"   Jul 27, 2016, 6:16 AM Terri Morrison
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Raise.me helps students in 9 - 12 grades to discover colleges and earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. These bite-sized scholarships are called "Micro-Scholarships.  Jul 21, 2016, 5:34 AM Terri Morrison
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Helpful site explaining in clear-cut, easy to understand language information to assist students to better utilize scholarship search sites when researching and looking for available scholarship opportunities.  Jan 9, 2018, 10:50 AM Terri Morrison
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Find scholarships, colleges, and financial aid information  Aug 27, 2015, 2:32 PM Terri Morrison
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Each video is about 1.5-2 minutes long. Each video has an accompanying text section as well. Topics include: What are scholarships, Different types of scholarships, How to find scholarship, How to apply, Essay tips, Letter of Recommendation tips & avoiding scholarship scams.  Feb 18, 2016, 5:20 AM Terri Morrison
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Federal Student Aid an Office of the US Dept. of Education Information on how to prepare for college, how to get financial, types of financial aid, etc.  Aug 27, 2015, 2:29 PM Terri Morrison
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Many scholarships listed and available at this site.  Nov 19, 2015, 10:20 AM Terri Morrison
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UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, they award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including their prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.  Feb 22, 2019, 8:47 AM Terri Morrison