There are two types of financial assistance for college. The first type is FINANCIAL AID, a combination of scholarships, loans, and work granted if you demonstrate need for assistance.
The second type is MERIT SCHOLARSHIP, money given to you regardless of your financial need. Some merit scholarships are granted by foundations and can be used at any college. Many are granted by specific colleges to be used only at those colleges. Many target a specific type of student. Carefully read the descriptions to be sure you qualify.
Many scholarships require nominations by the school. For those scholarships, we ask you to nominate yourselves to us. Once we know who is interested, we will select the school’s nominee(s).
We also encourage you to register with www.fastweb.com, a free scholarship search device. Please feel free to stop by the College Office with any questions.
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Who is Eligible: The scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors and students attending a post-secondary educational facility on the basis of character, as determined by an essay submitted. (You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.)
How to Apply: visit their website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for more information
Deadline: October 6
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
Who is Eligible: Seniors with demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to community service with a GPA of 2.8 or higher
How to Apply: See Mrs. Dunnington by October 13 if you wish to be nominated
Deadline: All materials due November 30.
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
Who is Eligible: Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrate leadership at school and in the community.
Award: Varies from $1,000 to $10,000
How to Apply: Visit wendysheisman.com to apply
Deadline: October 2, 2017
Boston University: Trustee Scholarship
Who is Eligible: Students who rank in the top of their class and demonstrate exceptional records of service and activity in their schools and communities
Award: Full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees
How to Apply: For more information and application instructions visit bu.edu/admissions/trustee/
Deadline: Submission of application for admission by December 1
Davidson College – The Belk Scholarship
Who is Eligible: Students with demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability.
Award: Covers the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition and fees). This scholarship is valued at over $63,000. Additionally, each scholar receives two special study stipends valued at $3,000 each.
How to Apply: See Mrs. Dunnington for more information by October 27 if you wish to be nominated
Deadline: Admission applications must be received in their office no later than 5:00pm, December 1
Montana State University: The Presidential Scholarships
Who is Eligible: Applicants must apply for admission to MSU as entering freshmen, have a cumulative GPA of 3.75, and an ACT composite score of 30 or 1400 on the SAT. The selection committee seeks the following qualities in applicants: academic distinction, demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service, and research and/or creative endeavors.
Award: Full tuition as well as a stipend renewable for four years
How to Apply: Please visit www.montana.edu/honors for more information and the application form.
Deadline: December 1 at 3:00pm MST
Washington University in St. Louis – William H. and Elizabeth G. Danforth Scholars
Who is Eligible: Exceptional students who exhibit a capacity for leadership and embody the qualities of maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to community
Award: Full or partial tuition scholarships
How to Apply: See Mrs. Dunnington by November 1 if you wish to be nominated
Deadline: Nominations must be received via mail by November 15
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