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Scholarships with Deadlines in October

posted Oct 3, 2019, 7:09 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 7:01 AM ]
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^^Young Arts Competition - Deadline: October 11, 2019
For 15- to 18-year old visual, literary or performing artists. Applicant must be a U.S. or permanent resident/green card recipient. Awards up to $10,000. For more information and to apply visit https://www.youngarts.org

Hispanic Heritage Foundation - Deadline: October 15, 2019
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 2019 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! Their 21st Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project. To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled in high school  and graduating in the spring/summer 2020; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021; be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); if selected, attendance to a regional ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient's expense; be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA. Apply online at www.HispanicHeritage.org 

^^LendEDU Scholarship - Deadline: October 18, 2019
The LendEDU scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. The scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU scholarship  can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board and even living expenses. Two scholarships will be awarded. Applicant must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college. Apply online https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., International High School Essay Contest - Deadline: October 18, 2019
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce it's annual International High School Essay Contest.  Four college scholarships will be awarded.  
1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000. 2019 Essay Title:
"The U.S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by the year 2045. How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?" 
Eligibility & Rules: The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.                               The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft. Information and application available below and in the Counseling office.

Horatio Alger Foundation - Deadline: October 25, 2019
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Minimum GPA 2.0   For more information and to apply visit https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/59963-Horatio-Alger-Assocation

Heisman High School Scholarship - Deadline: October 29, 2019
The Heisman High School Scholarship supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates community-minded high school student-athletes around the country. Senior, if you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, apply for your chance to earn up to a $5,000 scholarship at Heismanscholarship.com

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program - Deadline: October 31, 2019
Applicants must be current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Must be U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility. Applicants must be on track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020) and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.  Apply online at https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

VFW Voice of Democracy Contest - Deadline: October 31, 2019
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in future generations. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program."The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school" 
Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019. The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great   Information available at https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Tri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation District's L. Gordon "Link" Linkous Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
Applicant must reside in King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Fredericksburg. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in the fields of natural resource conservation such as forestry, soils, hydrology, agriculture, wildlife, natural resource management, or environmental sciences. Applicant must be in top 20% of his/her class OR have a 3.0 GPA or higher. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded.  Selected qualifying applicants may be forwarded for additional scholarships. Applications available below and in the Counseling office.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) STAR Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
The P.E.O. was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year. Applicant must exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Minimum GPA 3.0; citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.  Visit https://www.peointernational.org/about-star Information also available in the Counseling office.

Ron Brown Scholar Program - Deadline: November 1, 2019 & January 9, 2020
The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. For more on scholarship conditions click here: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

Virginia League for Nursing Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Virginia League for Nursing will award up to five $500 scholarships to selected applicants for the upcoming school year/ter. There will be one scholarship for each of the following categories: Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Baccalaureate Nursing, Master's Nursing, Doctorate Degree. Application and information available online and in the Counseling office. http://www.virginialeaguefornursing.com/News.html