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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Scholarship Program is made up of 38 different scholarship funds established by individuals, firms or organizations wanting to assist individuals in furthering their educations. Students apply to the program and, if eligible, can be awarded grants from one or more of these different funds. For information on these scholarships, click here: https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/search-scholarships/
Award: maximum $2500
Deadline: varies
 
Do Something
Sign up for a volunteer, social change or civic action campaign to make a real-world impact on a cause you care about. Enter to win a scholarship by uploading a photo of yourself doing the campaign. No application, no essays required. For information click here: www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships
Criteria: 25 years old or younger and live in the U.S or Canada
Award: unspecified (multiple awards given, random drawing)
 
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Scholarship Program is made up of 38 different scholarship funds established by individuals, firms or organizations wanting to assist individuals in furthering their educations. Students apply to the program and, if eligible, can be awarded grants from one or more of these different funds. For information on these scholarships, click here: https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/search-scholarships/
Award: maximum $2500
Deadline: varies
 
 
American Legion Scholarships
CriteriaChildren or legally adopted children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services for active duty personnel of the United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible. The amount and number of awards depends upon the income derived from the trust.Several scholarships are offered. For more information click here: https://www.legion.org/scholarships
Award: Varies
Deadline: varies
 
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Criteria: Applicant must be of Hispanic heritage, be a graduating senior with plans to enroll in a higher education institution in 2020-2021. GPA minimum is 3.0. For additional information see the scholarship book in the counseling office. To apply online click here: https://hispanicheritage.org/ 
Award: $3,500 ( 180 awards ) 
Deadline:  October 15, 2019
 
Horatio Alger Association
Criteria: Applicant must be a  graduating senior who demonstrates financial need ($55,000 or lower gross family income) and must be a U.S. citizen. A GPA of at least 2.0 is required as well as involvement in the community.
For more information, refer to the scholarship binder in the counseling office.
Award: $10,000 to $25,000 ( 106 awards )
DeadlineOctober 25, 2019
 
Coca Cola Scholars Program
Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. They must show their capacity to lead and serve as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. For more information and application click here:https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8843/coca cola scholars program scholarship.php
Award: $20,000 ( 150 awards )
Deadline: October 31, 2019
 
VFW Patriotic Audio Essay Competition
Criteria: Open to 9th - 12th grade students who are lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence and intend to become a U.S Citizen. For details, see the scholarship binder in the counseling office.

Award: up to $30,000.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Criteria: Applicant must be a Black/African American high school senior, and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident who excels academically and exhibits exceptional leadership potential. They must demonstrate financial need and participate in community service activities. For additional information, click here:https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/scholarship-conditions

Award: $40,000

Deadline: November 1, 2019 ( for early applicants: see website for benefits of early application)

                 January 9, 2020

 

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen who is pursuing a 4 year degree on a full-time basis at a US college or university.Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. For more information and online application, click here:https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9716/elks most valuable student competition scholarship.php

Award: $1000 to $50,000 ( 500 awards )

Deadline: November 5, 2019

 

2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Criteria: Awards are given to applicants for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident that has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application. For additional information

click here: https://spirit.prudential.com/about/program-overview

Award: $1,000 - $5,000 (multiple awards)

Deadline: November 5, 2019

 

Burger King Scholars Program/James W. McLamore WHOPPER scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. GPA (minimum 2.5), work experience

(minimum average of 10 hours per week), extra-curricular activities and community service will determine scholarship recipients. For additional information click here:https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/

Award: Maximum $1000 to $50,000 ( thousands of awards given )

Deadline: December 15, 2019 (apply after October 15, 2019)

 

Scarlett Family Foundation

Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher with plans to enroll full-time at a 4 year not-for-profit university or college in the fall of 2020 pursuing a STEM degree. Award will be based on financial need. For additional information click here: www.scarlettfoundation.org/students/

Award: $2500 - $15,000 per academic year

Deadline: December 15, 2019

 

DAR Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with plans to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study (history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science and english) and/or financial need. For more information, click here: www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships  
Award: unspecified $ ( multiple awards given) 
Deadline: February 15, 2020

 

ACS Scholars Program

Criteria: Applicant must be African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian and a U.S Citizen or legal permanent U. S. resident, a graduating senior with plans to major full time in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related field such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology. Students interested in a 2-year college program for chemical technology may also qualify for scholarships. Must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in chemistry or science classes. For additional information click here:https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html

Award: up to $5000/yr. ( 350 awards )

Deadline: March 1, 2020  (Applications accepted after Nov. 1, 2019)

 

SAE International

Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior with plans to pursue engineering in college. For additional information click here:https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships

Award: unspecified, several scholarships available

Deadline: March 15, 2020 (Applications accepted after January 6, 2020)

 

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Criteria: Essay is required. For information click here:http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

Award: $1000.00

Deadline: June 12, 2020

 

Military ROTC Scholarship

Please refer to the following links for information:

ARMY www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

AIR FORCE www.afrotc.com/scholarships

NAVY www.nrotc.navy.mil

 

United States Military Academies

Please refer to the following links for information:

U.S Military Academy - ARMY - West Point, NY www.usma.edu/admissions

U.S.Naval Academy - NAVY - Annapolis, MD www.usna.edu/admission

U.S. Air Force Academy - AIR FORCE - Colorado Springs, CO www.academyadmissions.com

Education valued at over $400,000.00

Service obligation: 8 years: 5 Active/3 Reserve

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Criteria: Minority high school student with dedication to community service. Must show financial need. 21 ACT

For additional information click here: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

Deadline: February 1, 2020

 

 

 
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