The purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four year college education and graduate debt free. This is a need-based and merit-based scholarship. Applicants must authenticate financial need and are selected based on character, leadership, academic ability, achievement in and out of school and future promise. Public high schools located in counties with less than 50,000 residents are eligible.
The application deadline is November 15, 2016. Visit their website for more information.
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree and United States citizen (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). A critical financial need, involvement in co-curricular and community service activities and a minimum GPA of 2.0 are required. The scholarships range in value from $7,000-$25,000.
Applications are accepted through October 25, 2016. Important: In order for an application to be considered complete, see Mrs. Fimreite for completion of a Certifications Form online. Eligibility criteria and application procedures can be accessed here.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. Recipients are awarded up to $40,000 per year to complete their bachelor's degree at any accredited college or university, in addition to opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding. Additional eligibility requirements can be found on the website (linked above).
Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation, Inc. will award 20 top scholarships ranging from $20,000-$50,000. The remaining 480 runner-up youth will receive $4,000 scholarships. This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be relatd to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. The applications are available online.
The deadline is November 30, 2016.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
This award recognizes students in middle level and high school who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Students who have participated in a volunteer service activity in the past year are eligible to apply for this award. The awards are sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Local Honorees receive Certificates of Achievement, State Honorees receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., and National Honorees receive an award of $5,000.
Students in grades 9-12 complete the application online by November 8, 2016. Students and parents/guardians must complete the agreement page on the last tab of the application. The application is then submitted to Mrs. Nyberg.