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ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS!!!
Students who have a 20 or higher on the ACT, a B average (2.5or higher), and who have taken the classes they need to get into a 4 year college might be eligible for the HELP scholarship. This scholarship gives full tuition to students who go to an in-state college. You have to meet the family income requirements, so keep reading….
If you make this amount or less (for the past 2 years) you could qualify!!!
Students who are the only child………………. $39,500
Students with one sibling under 21…………… $44,500
Students with two siblings under 21………….. $49,500
Students with three siblings under 21………… $54,500
Students with four siblings under 21…………. $59,500
Students with five siblings under 21…………. $64,500
Visit www.ihl.state.ms.us for more info or talk with your student’s guidance counselor
Scholarships with DECEMBER Deadlines…
The following website lists over 100 scholarships with December deadlines. Many of these are for students who are already in college, but there are plenty for high school students as well! Check out the requirements for each one to see if you are eligible to apply. https://jlvcollegecounseling.com
The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship: Deadline December 15, 2016. This very competitive scholarship, in association with U.S. News & World Report, provides $10,000 to one recipient in each state. AXA Achievement Scholarship recipients are students who demonstrate ambition, the ability to succeed in college, and respect for self, family, and community. AXA Achievers are students with remarkable accomplishments such as setting up a food bank in their community, designing a curriculum to get kids interested in science, and founding a nonprofit organization for young people that encourages community service and civic involvement. Get details and apply online at www.us.axa.com and click AXA Achievement Scholarship. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted, so you must apply early.
Burger King Scholars Program: Deadline December 15, 2016. Seniors must have a strong academic background, should be very involved in community service/leadership activities. Applications and information available at http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org under the “What We Do” tab.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship: Deadline December 18, 2016. Students are eligible who own and operate his/her own small business. Scholarships start at $1,000. A selection committee will award students based on the applicants’ academic records, extracurricular activities, leadership, character, and evidence of entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. Financial need is not a factor. Students complete the online application at www.nfib.com/yea.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Deadline January 4, 2017. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year JFK was born. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org. The first place winner will receive $20,000 and a trip to Boston to be recognized at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Twenty-five finalists will be awarded various cash amounts as well.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: Deadline January 5, 2017. High School seniors are eligible who have a strong academic record, who have financial need, and who contribute significantly to the world around them. The scholarship is $10,000 and renewable up to 3 years. Apply online through www.reganfoundation.org/scholarsips
Ron Brown Scholar Program: Deadline January 9, 2017. The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. This scholarship is highly competitive. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. The program awards 10 students nationwide each year with a $10,000 annual for 4 years, totaling $40,000. Download the requirements and application at http://www.ronbrown.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship: Deadline January 18, 2017. Applicants must have MS or have a parent with MS. Scholarships amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000. Apply online at www.nationalmssociety.org
A.C.E. Award: Recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional, or social obstacles and is now close to being eligible for high school graduation. The winner will be presented the A.C.E Award and a $10,000. Scholarship at Exchange’s National Convention. Deadline January 31, 2107.
Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship: Deadline February 14, 2017. This is a state-wide scholarship competition ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Applicants along with videos must perform and record one Elvis song and one song of their choice. Applicants along with videos must be received by February 14, 2017. Mail applications to: Mrs. Diane Whitt, 244 CR 530, Shannon, MS 38868. Please see www.tupelovisfanclub.com scholarship details and the application.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: Deadline February 15, 2017. This is a very competitive national scholarship for minority students who demonstrate exceptional leadership, community service, and financial need. Students must also have a 21 or higher on the ACT. Scholarship amounts range but may be up to $24, 0000 over 4 years. Apply online at www.jackierobinson.org
Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) County Employee Scholarship Program: Deadline March 1, 2017. Applicants must have an immediate family member (parent, stepparent, grandparent, step-grandparent, or legal guardian) currently working for or retired from a Mississippi county. A county employee does not include school district, county hospital, or other separate entity. Students can download an application packet at www.mssupervisors.ort/scholarship-program
College sponsored scholarships…
The big scholarships typically come from colleges. Once you apply and get accepted, you can also apply for their specific scholarships.
University of Mississippi- Competitive scholarships (like Lott Leadership and Lucky Day) and Honor’s College/Croft Institute- January 5. Students applying to honor’s college by the early action deadline of November 1 will be notified of the university’s decision by Dec. 20.
University of Southern Mississippi- Competitive scholarships (like Lucky Day)- UPDATED DEADLINE DECEMBER 15!!! You must apply and be accepted to the university before applying for these scholarships.
Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) Grant- This ALL expenses paid scholarship for FOUR years is for students interested in teaching high school math, English, or elementary education. Applicants should have a 28 or higher on the ACT and at least a 3.5 GPA. This program is offered at Mississippi State University AND Ole Miss. Students must be admitted to either MSU or Ole Miss and then they may apply to the METP program on the college’s website. The deadline for Mississippi State’s METP application is Dec. 15 and the deadline for Ole Miss is January 5th.
Search for more specific scholarships through the following sites:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund www.hsf.net
United Negro College Fund www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarships.asp