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2017-2018 Scholarship Listings

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com to find eligibility information along with the online application. The deadline is June 1, 2018.

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit http://www.onlinembareport.com to find eligibility information along with the online application. The deadline is June 1, 2018.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit http://www.fashion-schools.org to find eligibility information along with the online application.  The scholarship information can be found at the bottom right side of the page. The deadline is June 1, 2018.

Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York “Ned Carter” Scholarship–  These $1,500 scholarships are named in memory of past president, Edward “Ned” Carter and all deceased past presidents of the State Association.  In keeping with Ned’s life of community service and dedication to helping others, these awards will be presented to students who will be pursuing a post-secondary career in a community service-related area at either a 2 or 4 year college.  Applicants must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an explorer in a fire department or district that is a current paid member in good standing of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York.  Applications are available online at www.firedistnys.comApplications must be postmarked by February 24, 2018. 

  1. Davis Scholarship– This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student who will be continuing their education beyond high school. To apply, you must write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the following topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.  Be sure to include your name, current high school, and post-graduation plans.  E-mail your essay to [email protected]The deadline is May 22, 2018.

Big Sun Scholarship– The BigSun organization is proud to offer a $500 scholarship to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of the sport in which they participate.  The participation may be in any capacity-whether it be as a player, coach, or official.  Please visit www.bigsunathletics.com to apply.  The deadline is June 19, 2018. 

Character Excellence Scholarship– The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners are pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to college or trade school-bound seniors who exemplify character in their daily lives.  For an application, please visit www.charactercouncilwny.orgApplications must be postmarked by February 1, 2018.

Coolidge Scholarship for America– The “Coolidge” is among America’s most generous scholarships.  It is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  Winners of the Coolidge Scholarship can use their award at any accredited US college or university.  The main criterion for the Coolidge Scholarship is academic merit.  More information, including the application, is available at www.coolidgescholars.orgThe deadline is 5 pm EST on January 24, 2018.

Eugene McDermott Scholarship– McDermott scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to University of Texas at Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.  To apply, please go to http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/The deadline is January 3, 2018.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship– SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier ratings and reviews site for senior services providers nationwide, is proud to announce our fourth annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) during the academic year.  For more information, please visit https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living (scroll down the page to the scholarship section).  The deadline is December 31, 2017.

Geisinger Scholarship– This $20,000 per year award is available to non-Michigan resident students attending the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.  For scholarship application and additional information, please visit http://scholarships.engin.umich.edu/new-studentsThe deadline is 5 pm EST on January 17, 2018. 

Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Scholarship– This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to seniors who are actively participating as a current junior firefighter, Explorer Scout, or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter; or a volunteer with an EMS Unit.  Students must demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and the community.  Please visit http://www.fasny.com/awards/fasny-gerard-j-buckenmeyer-volunteer-scholarship/ for an application and more information.  The deadline is March 15, 2018.

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program–  Each year, the program selects 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships.  For more information and an application, please visit http://reaganfoundation.org/scholarshipsThe deadline is January 4, 2018.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship– The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college, but also to guide them through the process of higher education.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a minority high school senior, plan to attend a four year institution, show leadership potential, present evidence of financial need, and have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or an ACT score of 21.  The application is available at www.jackierobinson.orgThe deadline is February 1, 2018. 

Mensa Scholarship– Mensa is an international society of people whose only qualification to join is scoring at or above the 90th percentile on an IQ test.  Mensa is offering several scholarships at the national and regional levels.  In addition, Western New York Mensa offers a $500 scholarship.  For more information, please visit www.mensafoundation.org/scholarshipsThe deadline is January 15, 2018. 

New York Credit Union Associations (NYCUA) Scholarship– This $500.00 scholarship is available in the fall of each year. The applicant must be a MEMBER in good standing with Great Erie FCU. The scholarship is awarded in May. The winning student from Great Erie will also be entered to win additional scholarship funds at the regional and state level. Recipients are selected based on academic and extracurricular achievements, community involvement and leadership roles.  Please visit https://www.greateriefcu.com/financial-services/ScholarshipProgram.aspx for more information and an application.  The deadline is January 5, 2018. 

Parentinn Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship– This $1,250 scholarship was created in an effort to prevent cyberbullying.  In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must plan on attending a college or university and submit a 600-1000 word essay on why and how to stop cyberbullying.  For more information and to apply, visit www.Parentinn.com/ScholarshipThe deadline is February 28, 2018.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest– Students must write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.  For more information, please visit http://JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest.  The first place winner is eligible to win $10,000.  Essays can be submitted online or via regular mail.  The deadline is January 4, 2018.

Ron Brown Scholar Program – The mission of the Ron Brown Scholar Program is to advance higher education and improve the lives of public service-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans and to accelerate their progress into impactful leadership roles and activities.  Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their communities through service to others.  The scholarship is worth $10,000 annually over four years.  To apply, please visit www.ronbrown.org.  For early consideration, please submit your application by November 1, 2017.  The final deadline is January 9, 2018.

Scalp & Blade Scholarship– This $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a male member of the graduating class of any public high school in Erie County.  Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and financial need.  Only one candidate from the high school may be nominated for this scholarship.  To be considered for nomination, please see Mr. Behm or Mrs. Stahl in House 1 by March 13, 2018.

Seton Hall Scholarships– Seton Hall offers many scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen.  For more information on available scholarships and an application, please visit www.shu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/scholarships.cfmThe deadline is January 15, 2018.

Seton Hall University Sustainable Development Challenge–  This challenge is designed to engage students in thinking about the needs of society and of the planet.  Using the online entry form, submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea you have for addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  This is an opportunity to share your thoughts about what you want to do to be a part of the solution and help make the world a better place.  Cash prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the first and second place finalists.  To learn more, or to submit an entry, please visit http://www.shu.edu/un-sustainable-development-challenge.cfmThe deadline is March 11, 2018.

Skidmore College Filene Music Scholarship– This $67,000 scholarship is open to students interested in attending Skidmore College who plan to major in music or be active in music during college.  For more information and application instructions, please visit http://www.skidmore.edu/music/scholarships/index.phpThe deadline is January 15, 2018. 

University of Texas at Dallas McDermott Scholars ProgramThe McDermott Scholars Program provides highly motivated and academically talented students with full tuition, monthly stipend, and other benefits at the University of Texas at Dallas. Interested students should complete both the UT at Dallas admissions application and the McDermott Scholars application by January 3, 2018. More information can be found at http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott .

Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards– Varsity Brands is sponsoring scholarships in 23 categories for high school students who possess outstanding school spirit.  For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.varsitybrands.com/awards.  Submissions for the American Spirit Leader Awards open November 27. 2017 and close December 8, 2017.  All other categories open January 10, 2018 and close January 23, 2018. 

WACE Annual National Scholarship Co-Op Program– These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to participate in college cooperative education.  In order to apply for this scholarship, students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and apply to at least 1 of the 9 participating institutions.  For more information, please visit www.waceinc.orgDeadlines vary depending on the institution.

Western New York Safety, Inc. Annual Occupation Safety and Health Scholarship Awards– This $1,500 scholarship is offered to WNY high school seniors who plan on attending college in the fall of 2018.  Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, a typed essay of at least 400-500 words, a transcript, and at least 1 letter of recommendation.  Financial need will be taken into consideration.  Your essay should reflect your understanding of the importance of occupational safety and health.  Discuss the far-reaching impact that laws and standards protecting workers have had on society or your chosen career path.  Applications are available at https://wnysc.com/scholarship-application/. The deadline is February 2, 2018.

 

 

 

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Seniors: Updated college scholarship list HERE: