Elks Most Valuable Student Competition Scholarship Value: $50,000 Awards Available: 500 Award Deadline: November 5, 2019 Website:Elks Most Valuable Student Competition The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Eligibility: A) Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. B) Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. C) High school graduates are not eligible to apply. D) Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Awards: A) The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition. B) Male and female students compete separately. C) Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. D) The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2020 500 national winners in late April 2020. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.) The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they'll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Scholarship Value: $40,000 Awards Available: 40 Award Deadline: November 13, 2019 Website:Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is a prestigious 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.
James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships Scholarship Value: $2,500 Awards Available: 11 Award Deadline: November 15, 2019 Website:James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older) and should have taken at least one photography or related art class. College or technical school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at a recognized college, university or professional school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older), and have taken courses in photography or photojournalism. Graduate students applying for a scholarship should be enrolled in a journalism or photojournalism program. High school, college and graduate students should have at least one semester remaining at time of award. Type of Awards: Five (5) Digital Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students. (High school applicants should only submit still photographs. The video awards are for college and graduate students only.) Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. Starting in 2013, one (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one (1) graduate student, payable to their school, for video work. Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose videos or photographs "tell a story". This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) In terms of still photography, the five images you submit may be in the form of stand-alone images or a sequence of images. Please keep in mind that we are not looking for "art" photography. Again, we are looking for photojournalism - or "stories." Good luck! Important Notes: A) All submissions must be via the internet. We will not accept applications by mail. B) Label all files that will be submitted/e-mailed with the applicant's name. C) The applicant must be a United States citizen. D) The applicant's school must be in the United States. E) The scholarship award must be used at the beginning of the next semester. F) Otherwise it will be forfeited and given to an alternate. G) A student may only receive one James Alan Cox Foundation scholarship in a given year. Note: Parental approval is required for students under 18. Please see accompanying form.
Real World Design Challenge Scholarships Scholarship Value: $50,000 Awards Available: 7 Award Deadline: November 22, 2019 Website:Real World Design Challenge Scholarships The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual high school competition run by a public-private partnership with the goal of sustainably increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. The partners are focused on working within the context of the American educational system to transform STEM education in the United States by providing professional science and engineering and learning resources to students and teachers. The RWDC began in 2008 through a partnership between industry, government, academia, and non-profit. The partners were committed to bringing a program to schools that brought professional engineering resources into the classroom and could scale to every school in the United States. The partners brought together $263 million in resources and began working with governors to build an infrastructure of states to scale across the United States. The first year, ten states participated. And we have added states every year. Every teacher that participates in the RWDC gets $1 million in professional engineering software along with training, curriculum materials, and access to mentors. Teams of 3-7 high school students use these resources to solve an engineering challenge that is currently faced by industry. Students first compete in a state level Governor's Cup. The team with the best design is invited to Washington, DC to compete in the national finals. The Challenges have all been focused on the aerospace industry so far, but as the RWDC grows, we will add other content areas as well. We are constantly looking for new partner organizations, states, and school teams to participate.
Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship Scholarship Value: $1,000 Awards Available: 20 Award Deadline: November 30, 2019 Website:Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship Since 1982, USHLI has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships to students from disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade's lifelong commitment to servant leadership. Recipients will receive two non-renewable scholarships: A) A conference scholarship to attend the 38th USHLI National Conference B) An academic scholarship ($1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students. Scholarship Qualifications Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 38th USHLI National Conference in Chicago, IL from February 20-22, 2020. Essay Questions A) Tell us about your background - In 500 words or more, submit a self description including your family history (parents/guardian, siblings), life and/or work experiences that have influenced you. Finally, describe your most significant achievement? Did you overcome any obstacles or challenges? If so, how? B) Leadership Essay - Submit a 500-750 word essay on the future of Latinx (Hispanics) in America, the kind of leadership needed, and any role you hope to play in providing such leadership. How will this benefit your community? What can USHLI do to help you achieve your goals? C) Optional Essay - What else would you like to share with us that is relevant to your application being selected for this scholarship? Required Documents A) Portrait Picture - Applicants must submit a recent photograph (high-resolution, color, size: 2.5 x 3.5 ratios, PNG, JPG, or GIF). The picture should be suitable (headshot) for use in any printed literature announcing the recipients. Selfies are not accepted. B) Resume - Applicants must submit a one-page resume in PDF format of their work experience, academic accomplishments, and other relevant information. C) Unofficial Transcript - Applicants must submit the most updated transcript (College freshmen please submit your high school transcript). All transcripts must be uploaded as a PDF document in the application. 10 Words or Less Scholarship Scholarship Value: $500 Awards Available: 1 Award Deadline: November 30, 2019 Website: Scholarships A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2020. B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions: 1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question: In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship. 2. Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page. Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have "Liked" our page.