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Scholarships

Need Based
QuestBridge National College Match Program
– helps outstanding, low-income; high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation’s most selective colleges.
Deadline 9/27/14
www.questbridge.org/for-students/ncm-national-college-match

Horatio Alger Association-awards scholarships at the National and State levels for low to moderate income graduating seniors.
Deadline 10/25/14
www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm

Gates Millennium Scholars Program scholarship possibilities for minority high school seniors who have maintained a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA, among other criteria.
Deadline 1/15/15
www.gmsp.org

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship more than 1,500 high-achieving low-income juniors will be selected as College Prep Scholars to receive awards designed to help them become successful applicants to top colleges.
Deadline 3/27/15
www.questbridge.org/for-students/students-start-here

Students With Vision Scholarship 10 nationally competitive, one-time $5000 awards. Requires a minimum 2.8 GPA, academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal.
Deadline 4/16/15
aim.applyists.net/Vision

Harry and Mary Perlman Scholarship Fund– awards competitive scholarships to graduating seniors demonstrating financial need, and a minimum 3.0 GPA; among other criteria.
Deadline 4/30/15
www.mgccf.org/scholarships/

Leadership

United States Senate Youth Program 2 juniors or seniors from each of the 50 states are selected for this very competitive program Selection is based on the student’s outstanding abilities and demonstrated qualities of leadership in an elected or appointed high school student office. $5,000 college scholarships are awarded to participants.
Deadline 9/30/14
www.ussenateyouth.org/

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships– high school seniors nationwide can compete for scholarships based on academic excellence, positive leadership and dedication to service.
Deadline 10/31/14
www.coca-colascholars.org

Principal’s Leadership Award NASSP offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 to seniors who are in the top 20% of their class and demonstrate leadership. If there is a candidate with strong leadership qualities that is not in the top 20% of the class, he/she can still be nominated.
Deadline 12/2/14
www.nassp.org/awards-and-recognition/student-awards/nasspherff-jones-principals-leadership-award

Mediacom World Class Scholarships offers competitive $1,000 scholarships to help graduating high school students with their college expenses; based on academic excellence, positive leadership and dedication to community service.
Deadline 2/15/15
www.mediacomworldclass.com/

Writing or Essay Competition

AES Engineers Scholarship– $500 awards determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted; students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Deadline 10/4/14
www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition- sponsored locally by VFW Post 3253 – students must write a 3-5 minute essay expressing their views on a particular topic.
Deadline 11/1/14
For details, contact Chairperson Cindy Schoonmaker at 228-467-0579.

National Garden Club Scholarship– is $1000 and available to any 9th – 12th grader who wins the essay contest.
Deadline 12/1/14
See Mr. Clark in Guidance for details.

Fireside Essay Scholarship– $1,000 cash scholarship to 5 essay winners Nationwide.
Deadline 12/13/14
www.firesidecatholic.com/schools/firesideessayscholarship/

Freedom in Academia Essay Contest– awards partial college scholarships to the 7 top finishers (seniors only) in this competition.
Deadline 1/1/15
www.thefire.org/contests

A&F Scholarship Awards– awards $1000 scholarships which are available to all high school juniors and seniors; to apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay; the essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.
Deadline 6/14/15
www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Service

Prudential Spirit of Community Award- recognizes youth solely on the basis of volunteer work in their communities with potential college scholarships.
Deadline 11/5/14
spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc

MaxPreps Citizen Athlete Program- 10 – $2,500 competitive awards nationally, based on four main areas of life: community service, academics, athletics and school involvement.
Deadline 3/17/15
www.maxpreps.com/events/citizenathlete/default.aspx

Career/Field of Study

Washington Crossing Foundation– awards $1000 – $5000 competitive scholarships to seniors planning a career in government service.
Deadline 1/15/15
gwcf.org/index.html

WAMA Scholarship – offering  $1000 (first place) and $500 (second place) scholarships to aspiring young artists (graduating seniors) whose submissions are selected from amongst the competition.
Deadline 10/4/14
See Mr. Clark in Guidance for details and application

Mississippi Foreign Language Association – gives up to three $300 scholarships for graduating seniors who meet certain criteria.
Deadline 3/31/15
www.msfla.org/scholarships.html

David G. Hall, M.D. Memorial Scholarship- for high school seniors who have an aptitude in the sciences and an interest in pursuing a career in the field of medicine; interested students may write a 500-word essay titled, “The Family Physician: Providing Your Medical Home.”
Deadline 3/31/15
www.msafp.org/custom.asp

CHS Foundation – graduating high school seniors pursuing an agricultural-related major at any two- or four-year college throughout the nation are encouraged to apply.
Deadline 4/1/15
www.chsfoundation.org/scholarshipprog.html

Gulfport Little Theatre Baxley-McDaniel Scholarship – $1,000 awarded to a senior planning to major in any aspect of the performing arts, including technical theatre.
Deadline 4/1/15
www.gulfportlittletheatre.org/About.html

Ken and Susan Cooper Memorial Scholarship– $1,000 scholarship given by the Rotary Club of Stennis Space Center  to one deserving senior from Mississippi or Louisiana continuing their education in Marine Science, Hydrography, or related field.
Deadline 4/1/15
www.stennisrotary.org/cooper.html or contact Angela Sallis at stennisrotary@gmail.com or228-216-7725.

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation- USGIF is dedicated to assisting promising students interested in the geospatial sciences with scholarship awards to further the advancement of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. USGIF hopes to inspire students interested in all that GEOINT has to offer.
Deadline 4/19/15
usgif.org/education/scholarships

Lawrence & Lucimarian Roberts/Helpline Scholarship Fund– scholarship funds administered by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for students seeking a major in the behavioral health field of study.
Deadline 4/30/15
www.mgccf.org/scholarships/

Teacher Education Scholarship– The Mind, Body, and Spirit Foundation offers one, competitive, $4000 scholarship to a graduating senior who has declared teacher education as his/her major.
Deadline 5/3/15
www.mindbodyspiritfoundation.org/scholarships.htm

Specific Universities

The Center for Manufacturing Excellence -Ole Miss offers scholarships ranging from $2500 – $7500 to incoming freshmen who plan to major in Accountancy, Mechanical Engineering, and/or General Engineering, and who meet other competitive scholarship criteria.
Deadline 2/1/15
www.cme.ms/prospective/index.html

USDA National Scholars Program- Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides annual tuition, employment, employee benefits, and use of a laptop computer, printer and software while on scholarship, fees, books, room and board for each of the 4 academic years, plus a requirement to work in the Student Educational Employment Program.
Deadline 2/1/15
www.usda.gov/documents/usda_1890_national_scholars_high_school_application.pdf

Balanced Man Scholarships– 3 scholarships awarded by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity ranging from $250 – $1,000 available to 3 young men planning to enroll at L.S.U. who have demonstrated outstanding achievement as Scholars, Athletes, Leaders, and Gentlemen.
Deadline 3/28/15
www.lsusigep.com/

Pi Kappa Alpha Gentleman Scholarship– one $1000 award granted to an incoming freshman at Mississippi State University who has made significant contributions to his/her high school in academics, leadership and athletics).
Deadline 5/4/15
See Mr. Clark in Guidance for details and an application.

U.S.D.A. 1890 National Scholars Program– available to graduating high school seniors that exhibit leadership and community service and desire to attend one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences and other related disciplines.
Deadline 5/17/15
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Balanced Man Scholarships 3 scholarships awarded by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity ranging from $250 – $1,000 available to 3 young men planning to enroll at U.S.M. who have demonstrated outstanding achievement as Scholars, Athletes, Leaders, and Gentlemen.
Deadline 6/15/15
www.usmsigep.com/scholarship

Leo W. Seal, Sr. Memorial Scholarship– 3 competitive scholarships valued at $4,000 each (annually renewable) awarded to graduating seniors with financial need who plan to attend Pearl River Community College and pursue a career in either banking, engineering, or nursing.
Deadline 7/1/15
See Mr. Clark in Guidance

Merit Based

Rise Scholarship Foundation- offers 5 competitive $2500 awards to students with learning disabilities that have overcome learning challenges, achieved academic success in their formative school years and will continue their educational journey by pursuing an undergraduate degree at a college or university.
Deadline 2/15/15
risescholarshipfoundation.org

American Society of Military Comptrollers 2 – $1000 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors who have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA in their most recent semester.
Deadline 3/11/15
See Mr. Clark in Guidance for details and application.

Frigo Orthodontics Scholarship- present or former patient of Frigo Orthodontics; graduating senior with a GPA of 2.5 or better; demonstrated Community outreach; overall character.
Deadline 4/19/15
www.frigoortho.com

Scholar Athlete

Wendy’s High School Heisman– recognition program for top performing seniors including some prizes and possible scholarships. The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community.
Deadline 10/2/14
www.wendysheisman.com

Got Milk? Awards– America’s milk processors conduct an annual, national competition for $7,500 scholarships. This is a scholarship contest available to scholar-athletes graduating.
Deadline 3/19/15
www.sammyapplication.com/

Military Service

Keesler Spouse’s Club Scholarships– awarded to graduating seniors from families of certain military or civilian service personnel.
Deadline 3/31/15
keeslerspousesclub.com/

Col (Ret) Lawrence Roberts Scholarship the Keesler African-American Heritage Committee has some scholarship money available for college bound Seniors.
Deadline 4/21/15
See Mr. Clark in Guidance for details and an application.

Specific Locality or Membership

Get2College Scholarship Essay Competition– 50 – $1,000 scholarships awarded to seniors who reside in Mississippi and win this competition.
Deadline 12/1/14
www.esfweb.com/

Joe Holloway Memorial and Mary and Gene Levens Scholarships- 2 seperate $1000 scholarships awarded (1 each) by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce to 2 graduating seniors residing within the Long Beach city limits.
Deadline 4/9/15
mscoastchamber.com/Long-Beach-Chamber-of-Commerce.html

Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce Scholarship– $1,000 awarded to a graduating senior residing in Pass Christian meeting specific criteria.
Deadline 4/13/15
Pass Chamber Application

Emily de Montluzin Foreign Language Scholarship-  A $3,000 award open to a senior from any high school in Hancock County, who has excelled in the study of a foreign language for at least two years and who has received a composite score of 25 or higher on the ACT test.
Deadline 4/15/15
demontluzinscholarship.org/

Southernettes Scholarship– a one-time $500 book scholarship granted by the Southernettes Women’s Organization to a graduating senior from Harrison or Jackson counties who has demonstrated leadership and academic excellence.
Deadline 4/15/15
southernettes.com/Scholarship.html

Kiwanis Scholarship– the Kiwanis of Hancock & West Harrison Counties offers a competitive $1,000 scholarship to one graduating Senior from area High Schools.
Deadline 4/20/15
Contact Mr. Clark in Guidance for details.

Coastal Conversation Association Scholarship– the Bay Chapter of CCA is offering one $750 award to a graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA and whose parent or grandparent is a CCA Bay Chapter member; among other criteria.
Deadline 6/1/15
See Mr. Clark in Guidance for details and an application

Lisa J. Stubbs Memorial Scholarship– the contest is open to Keesler Federal Credit Union members in good standing who will be full-time college students in the upcoming school year. Employees and officials of KFCU and their dependents are not eligible.
Deadline 6/15/15
www.kfcu.org/media/scholarship/

(If you would like to know more about grants, scholarships, and/or loans are available at a particular college or university, the most accurate information will come from visiting that school’s Admissions office webpage or calling their Admissions office directly.)