Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scholarship Bulletin - October 2014

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships below or scholarships in general, please see Mrs. Donato-Palmore in the Counseling Center. 

Better Business Bureau Torch Awards Scholarship Essay Program: 
THEME: "The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community"
Five cash scholarships $500, $750, $1,000, $1,250, $1,500. Essay no longer than 400 words. Students may apply online at
A member of the graduating class of 2015 or 2016
Application deadline: October 24, 2014

Prudential Spirit of Community Award: 
The award was created to honor both middle and high school students for outstanding acts of community service. There is a potential to receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C.. Students may apply online at or
Grades 7-12 youth volunteers
Application deadline: November 4, 2014 to Ms. Donato-Palmore

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
The scholarship program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors. Students selected may receive up to $40,000 per year.
High school seniors
Financial need
Enrolling in an accredited 4-year college or university in Fall 2015
Overall unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or above
SAT 1200+ or ACT composite 26+
Application deadline: November 4, 2014 to Ms. Donato-Palmore

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Branch 289 Americanism Essay Contest:
Theme: "Why I Am Proud To Be An American"
Awards are $100, $200, $300 for local brance winners; $1,000, $1,500, $2,500 for national winners; $5,000 for national grand prize winner. Essays no longer than 350 words.
Grades 7-12
See Ms. Donato-Palmore for more details
Application deadline: November 18 to Ms. Donato-Palmore. Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2014

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship:
Applications will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership, Financial Need. There is a potential to receive up to $50,000. Students may download the application at
High school senior
United States citizens
Application deadline: before December 5, 2014 to Ms. Donato-Palmore

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year, Fall 2015. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more.
Additional Information:
Below is a list of the current scholarship opportunities available and requirements associated with each scholarship. You only need to complete one application. Based on the answers you submit, you will be automatically considered for the scholarships for which you are eligible to receive.
APIASF/AT&T Scholarship
APIASF/BBCN Bank Scholarship
APIASF/Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship
APIASF/Darden Restaurants Foundation Scholarship
APIASF/FedEx Scholarship
APIASF/Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship
APIASF/NBCUniversal Scholarship
APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship
APIASF/Toyota Scholarship
APIASF/TAAP (A Toyota Giving Circle) Scholarship
APIASF/Target Scholarship
APIASF/United Health Foundation Scholarship
APIASF/Wells Fargo Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 9, 2015

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2015:
Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
Students must do the online application at
High school seniors enrolling in a U.S. college or university in Fall 2015
Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or
other activities
Minimum 3.3 GPA
Demonstrate financial need (Federal Pell Grand eligibility criteria)
United States citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian & pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American
Application deadline: January 14, 2015

Better Business Bureau 2015 Student Ambassador Program
The program gives students the opportunity to deliver information to their peers on campus regarding budgeting, saving, using credit cards wisely, reading credit reports and protecting their identity. Students may apply online at and to get more information.
A member of the graduating class of 2015 or 2016
Application Open January 1 - February 20, 2015

WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program
Scholarship amount depends on the university. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must apply to one of the eleven WACE partner institutions listed below:
Clarkson University State University of New York Oswego
Drexel University University of Cincinnati
Johnson & Wales University University of Massachusetts Lowell
Rochester Institute of Technology The University of Toledo
Wentworth Institute of Technology Merrimack College
Kettering University
Apply online at
See Ms. Donato-Palmore for details
Application deadline: February 15, 2015

Brad Fowler Scholarship Fund
One year scholarship worth $5,000.
High school senior
United States citizens
Enrolling in two- or four-year college in the Fall of 2015
Has overcome personal obstacles and troubles in life associated with drugs or alcohol
Demonstrate athletic achievement in organized sports, leadership ability, personal responsibility, academic growth
Demonstrate financial need
See Ms. Donato-Palmore for details
Application deadline: February 20, 2015