2017-2018 Scholarship Opportunities
2017 - 2018 Scholarship Opportunities
Read each scholarship opportunity that is posted. If you meet the criteria, download the forms from this website by clicking on the actual PDF box and neatly fill out the scholarship application form, OR go to the websites listed to download/fill out the scholarship forms. Stop by the guidance counseling office if you have any questions about all that is posted here. Above all....MEET THE DEADLINES!
Click on the scholarship name in the table below to go to a description of the scholarship. The .pdf image indicates that you can click on the image to download a scholarship application. Most of the applications have been made into fillable forms, so they can be saved once information is typed on them.
|Due in OCTOBER|
|The Horatio Alger Association & AKSARBEN Scholarship|
|Due in NOVEMBER|
|Due in DECEMBER|
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 2017-2018
The Horatio Alger Association & AKSARBEN Scholarship
AKSARBEN Scholarship Program a partnership with the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship offers an average range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000.
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
- Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
- Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
- Be a United States citizen
Go to: scholars.horatioalger.org
DEADLINE: October 25
Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.
ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.
Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:
- A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
- Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
- Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application.
The Purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate college debt free; and to provide
a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum. These life skills are taught via , , and .
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Must attend an Eligible Public High School; see List of Eligible Public High Schools.
- Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class.
- Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
- Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the SAT.
- Must enroll in a four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
- Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.
- Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
- Must not have been convicted of a felony.
The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving, self-motivated student with high goals in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, I encourage you to apply for a scholarship.
Go to www.hsfmo.org for more information.