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Outside Scholarships and Grants


 


 

Many agencies, employers, military and service organizations award funds to students. Receipt of these external awards may result in a reduction of financial aid from Mercer. Therefore, if you are a financial aid recipient, you must notify the Office of Student Financial Planning, in writing, of any resources you anticipate receiving from sources other than Mercer. To the extent possible, we will adjust loan awards before reducing grant funds. Examples include Veterans' Benefits, Employer Reimbursements, etc.

It is also your responsibility to notify the Office of Student Financial Planning of any special instructions or billing information regarding external funds. All checks for these awards must be sent to the Office of Student Financial Planning. No credit will be entered on your account before the check arrives. It is Mercer's policy to equally divide external scholarships between fall tuition and spring tuition each semester unless otherwise specified by the donor.

AfterCollege

Eight new $2,500 nursing scholarships from AfterCollege and their partner the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The deadlines are January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.

To find out more information and to apply, please click on the link below:

http://www.aftercollege.com/content/article/aftercollege_aacn_scholarship/
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing 

AACN provides resource information for Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate nursing students.  Go here for more information.
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American Cancer Society

College Scholarship Opportunity for Survivors of Childhood Cancer.  Currently 25 years of age or under.  Maximum award totaling $2,500.  Application deadline April 15, 2006.  For more information call 1-800-ACS-2345 or email SA.College@cancer.org.

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American Chemical Society Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society provides scholarships for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other chemically-related fields such as Environmental Science, Materials Science, or Toxicology.
 
To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:
    - African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian;
    - a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.;
    - a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or community college;
    - high academic achievers in Chemistry or Science (GPA of 3.0 or higher);
    - able to demonstrate evidence of financial need according to FAFSA;
    - a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior intending to or already majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or a chemically-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
NOTE:  Students planning careers in medicine or pharmacy are not eligible for this program.
 
To apply, students must complete an application form, provide an SAR (Student Aid Report), submit transcripts and required letters of recommendation.  Only complete application files will be considered by the Selection Committee.  The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, annually.
 
Applications are available on the American Chemical Society's web site:  www.chemistry.org/scholars
 
An application form or other information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558 ext. 6250 or by sending an e-mail to scholars@acs.org.  For specific questions regarding the program, contact Robert Hughes, Program Manager, at r_hughes@acs.org
 
Completed application packages should be mailed to the following address:

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20036

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Anne Ford Scholarship

The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD) is seeking applicants for The Anne Ford Scholarship.  This scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identifiable learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.  It is available to students of high merit in public or private secondary schools.  An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.  Financial need will be strongly considered.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  Only U.S. citizens are eligible.

For more information, visit www.ncld.org

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AORN Foundation Scholarship Program

The AORN Foundation Scholarship Program offers financial support to students enrolled in nursing programs pursuing bachelors, masters, or doctoral degrees. With the critical nursing shortage and the cost of higher education, the AORN Foundation Board of Trustees knows it is of the utmost importance to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in nursing and for nurses advancing their professional careers.  To apply visit
http://www.aorn.org/foundation/scholarships.asp

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Atlanta Chapter Association of Government Accountants

The Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) wishes to award one scholarship of $1,000 to an upper-class undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in a career in Government Accounting or Public Administration and has outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.  Financial need is not a consideration.

Candidates must:

  • Be enrolled half-time or full-time at an institution of higher education in the Atlanta or surrounding areas, pursuing a Bachelor's or higher degree in Accounting, Public Administration, etc.

  • Be recommended by an MBA Director or a Department Head, Associate Dean, or Dean for Business Administration of the institution

  • Be a Georgia resident

  • Complete an application with required recommendation.

Scholarship applications must be received by the close of business on March 17, 2005.  Applications should be sent to the following:

Mr. Terry Frix
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Division of Medicaid and Children's Health
61 Forsyth Street SW, Suite 4T20
Atlanta, GA  30303-8909
404-562-7495
404-562-7483 (FAX)

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Army Nurse Corps Association

Interested students may obtain additional information by downloading  the  ANCA Scholarship Program Guidelines and Application from our website (http://e-anca.org).  The direct online link to the document is http://e-anca.org/ANCAScshpApp.doc.  You may contact us at education@e-anca.org, use our website “Contact Us”page (Departmental Routing: Scholarships) or write to: 

Army Nurse Corps Association
Scholarship Program
PO Box 847
Manhattan, KS 66505-0847

Deadline April 1, 2011.

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Army Emergency Relief

It is Army Emergency Relief's objective to ensure all Army families, active, retired and survivor, are made aware of the scholarship opportunities available for the spouse and dependent children of Soldiers.  An application can be printed from their website at www.aerhq.org from Nov 1 through March 1.

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Army ROTC for Nurses

By becoming an Army Nurse you will be among the ranks of those considered to be the finest in the world. In the Army Nurse Corps, you will not only become an officer, but you will have clinical experiences and leadership opportunities that will serve you well throughout your nursing career.

For more scholarship information please visit www.armyrotc.com/edu/gastate.

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AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News and World Report.  This program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university.  Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community, or the workplace.  For more information or an application, visit www.axa-achievement.com.

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Ayn Rand Institute

The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors an annual essay contest on Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged.  Essays will be judged on both style and content.  Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized.  Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of the book.  For rules of the contest and additional information, visit www.aynrand.org/contests or contact the following:

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest, Dept. W
The Ayn Rand Institute
2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250
Irvine, CA  92606
essay@aynrand.org

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Baptist Communicators Association Scholarship

The Baptist Communicators Association continues to help students train for careers in religious communication through its scholarship program.  BCA will award three scholarships next spring for the 2005-2006 academic year.  The deadline is Friday, December 3, 2004.

A scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded to an undergraduate student and one $500 scholarship to a graduate student in the name of Al Shackleford and Dan Martin.  The $1,000 Alan Compton/Bob Stanley Minority and International Scholarship is given to an undergraduate student of minority ethnic or international origin.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have vocational aspirations in religious communications.  Funds may be used for tuition, books, housing or food and will be forwarded to the institution in which the student is enrolled.  Please request an application by contacting Keith Beene, BCA administrative coordinator, at 615-904-0152 or via e-mail at bca.office@comcast.net
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.  Applicants must intend to pursue careers in Math, Science, or Engineering.  (Students who plan on studying medicine are only eligible if they intend to pursue a career in medical research.)  Candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be in the upper quartile of his or her class.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nationals.  (Resident aliens must include a letter stating their intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a copy of their Alien Registration Card.)  For more information, visit www.act.org/goldwater.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This scholarship aims to diversify and expand participation in international study by supporting students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad.  Through a competitive selection process, awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen, undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year.  The award may be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, local transportation, health insurance and international airfare.  Candidates must be undergraduate students at a U.S. 2-year or 4-year college or university and currently receiving the Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.  Approximately 15% of applicants are selected to receive the Gilman Scholarship with a total of 360 awards made in two cycles each year.  The Spring cycle has an online application deadline of October 15, and the Fall cycle has a deadline of April 15.

For more information, contact: 

Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
520 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 740
Houston, TX  77027-9407
1-888-887-5939 ext. 25
E-mail:  gilman@iie.org

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Cancer Scholarships

American Cancer Society
Some divisions of the American Cancer Society offer college scholarships for pediatric cancer survivors. The Young Cancer Survivor Scholarships are restricted to students within the states served by the division, and details vary from division to division. Several hundred scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded each year. Information about these awards and the telephone number for your division can be obtained by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation
The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation awards scholarships for families affected by brain tumors, whether the recipient is a patient, survivor, or immediate relative of one. The award is granted based on financial need, with special consideration given to members of the tennis community. The foundation awards a maximum of $25,000 in scholarships annually. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, write to Donna Doherty, Executive Director, Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, 175 No. Main St., Branford, CT 06405, or call 1-888-GULLIKSON.

The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund
The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund offers a $1,000 scholarship for cancer survivors. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents, have been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 13 and 20, and currently be age 25 or younger. Priority is given to students still undergoing treatment, students with a significant treatment history, students with substantial post-treatment side effects, and students just beginning their college education. For more information, write to Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund, 26 Meadow Lane, Pennington, NJ 08534, call 1-609-737-1800, or send email to The2ndChanceFund@aol.com.

Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation awards eight Scholarships for Survivors of $5,000 per year for cancer survivors to initiate or complete a course of study that has been interrupted or delayed by a diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening, chronic or debilitating disease. Recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are required to complete 20 hours of community service during the school year. The application deadline is May 1. For more information, write to Patient Advocate Foundation, 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23606, call 1-800-532-5274, or fax 1-757-873-8999.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States (PBTFUS) provides scholarships for people who have been diagnosed with a childhood brain or spinal cord tumor. The application deadlines are June 1 and December 1. For more information, write to National Family Support Program Coordinator, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States, 302 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806, call 1-800-253-6530, or send email to familysupport@pbtfus.org.

Special Love, Inc.
Special Love, Inc. offers college scholarships of $1,000 to $2,250 to cancer survivors and students diagnosed with cancer, regardless of whether they are currently receiving treatment or not. A strong preference is given to program participants (from Virginia), so students from other areas have to demonstrate significant hardship. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, write to Special Love, Inc., 117 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA 22602, call 1-540-667-3774 or 1-888-930-2707, or fax 1-540-667-8144.

André Sobel River of Life Foundation
The André Sobel River of Life Foundation awards the André Sobel Award of $5,000 and honorable mentions of $1,000 to young cancer survivors under the age of 21. This is an essay competition. The deadline is in early April. For more information, call 1-310-276-7111 or send email to Info@AndreRiverOfLife.org.

Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship
The Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 to college students who are fighting cancer or who have overcome cancer. It is one of several scholarships offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The deadline is in August. Applications may be requested at scholarship@ulmanfund.org.

Children of Breast Cancer Scholarships
The Children of Breast Cancer Scholarships are awarded to students who lost a parent to breast cancer and to children of breast cancer survivors. The scholarship amount is at least $1,000. For more information, write to Children of Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, PO Box 4032, Chattanooga, TN 37405.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awards five scholarships of up to $10,000 per year to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are 25 years old or younger and who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Candidates who are already in college must have a college GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must plan to attend a state college or university in the state where they reside. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is in mid-November. (The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation also funds doctoral dissertation awards, postdoctoral fellowships and grants for cancer research.) For more information, write to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Attn: Grants Dept. -- College Scholarship, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite #250, Dallas, TX 75244, call 1-972-855-1616, or send email to ccombs@komen.org.

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship
The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. It is one of several scholarships offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The deadline is in August. Send email to scholarship@ulmanfund.org to request an application.

Pink Ribbon Scholarship
Pink Ribbon Scholarships are awarded annually to a graduating high school senior whose mother or father is a breast cancer survivor or died from breast cancer. The application deadline is February 1. For information, visit www.pinkribbon.com.

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This scholarship was established to provide women an opportunity to further their education and to better prepare themselves for positions of leadership in central Georgia communities.  Scholarships are awarded annually to non-traditional female students.  This year's deadline for submission of applications is September 30, 2004.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact:

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia
277 MLK Jr. Boulevard, Suite 303
Macon, GA  31201
478-750-9338

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City of Macon Scholarship

The City of Macon offers fifteeen $1,000 scholarships each year to Mercer University students.  Recipients must reside in the Macon city limits.  Selection is based on financial need and academic accomplishment.  Application packets are currently available and can be picked up at City Council Offices.  The application deadline is usually mid-June.

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Clifton Trust (Edward S. Whitehead, Jr. Scholarship Program)

Preference is given to residents of Bibb County.  Other criteria used include the applicant's scholastic ability as reflected by his/her grades in school, relevant test scores, applicant's financial need, and the good character of the applicant.  The deadline for this scholarship is June 1st.  To request an application, contact:

Edward S. Whitehead, Jr. Scholarship
The Clifton Trust
P.O. Box 2737
Macon, GA 31203-2737
(478) 741-8911

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Collegiate Inventors Competition

Sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Collegiate Inventors Competition seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue new ideas, processes and technological innovations.  The invention must have been reduced to practice and patentable.  It may not have been made available to the public as a commercial product or process or been patented or published more than one year prior to the date of submission to the competition.  The grand prize winner receives $50,000.  There are also two Graduate Collegiate Inventors Competition award winners of $25,000 each and two Undergraduate Collegiate Inventors Competition award winners of $25,000 each.  For more information, write to the following:

The Collegiate Inventors Competition
c/o The National Inventors Hall of Fame
221 S. Broadway Street
Akron, OH  44308-150

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Commissioned Corps Officer Student Training and Extern Program


The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers two opportunities for students to serve their country while completing their education. 

If you are interested in a public health career, you may find more information and applications at http://www.usphs.gov/student/

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Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

The Foundation manages several scholarship funds for the benefit of eligible Georgia applicants.  Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria.  For further information regarding the many scholarships offered and to download applications, contact:

The Community Foundation for Greater
Atlanta, Inc.
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 449
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 688-5525
www.atlcf.org

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Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships are open to U.S. high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  A total of 250 scholarships are awarded each year, with 50 National Scholars receiving $20,000 scholarships and 200 Regional Scholars receiving $4,000 scholarships.  Recipients are selected based on leadership, character, civic and extracurricular activities, academic excellence, and community service.  This is an extremely competitive program with more than 100,000 applications received each year.  The application deadline is in late October or early November.  For more information, call 1-800-306-COKE or visit
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

CHCI awards scholarships to Latino students from the U.S. and Puerto Rico who have a history of performing public and/or community service activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.  Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.  Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500 to attend a four-year or graduate-level academic institution or $1,000 to attend a two-year community college.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Consistent active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Good writing skills
  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

For more information, contact:
CHCI Scholarship Awards
911 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC  20002
1-800-EXCEL DC
www.chciyouth.org

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David W. Miller Award for Student Journalists

David W. Miller, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, was killed at the age of 35 by a drunken driver in January 2002. Mr. Miller's outstanding career was distinguished by two hallmarks: his insatiable curiosity about people and the world of ideas, and his love for precise and evocative writing.

With this award, now in its second year, The Chronicle seeks to pay tribute to Mr. Miller and to identify and nurture future generations of student journalists who are as interested in big ideas and excellent writing as he was.

The award consists of a $2,000 prize and a certificate, and is presented annually. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2005, and the winner will be announced in the fall.

Candidates may apply for the award by submitting up to three samples of published work accompanied by a one-page letter describing the articles and why they were chosen for submission.

The samples of published work must have appeared in a campus publication during the 2004-05 academic year. Each piece of writing should be journalistic, using expository, explanatory, narrative, or other techniques to report evenhandedly on a topic of intellectual interest. Examples include a new trend, discovery, or theory; an important scholarly debate; an issue with both scholarly and public-policy implications; or a researcher who is as interesting as his or her scholarship. Applicants may bolster their candidacies by submitting articles on a variety of topics or in a range of genres.

Opinion essays, personal columns, scholarly or research papers, and articles that present the author's own research findings are ineligible.

Candidates for the award must have been undergraduate students at the time their articles were published. Applicants may be students in any country, but their submissions must be in English.

Applicants should send their materials, including an address or addresses at which they can be reached in the fall, to:

David W. Miller Award
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
milleraward@chronicle.com

Applications may be submitted on paper or by e-mail. Writing samples may be original clippings, photocopies of clippings, printouts from publications' Web sites, or links to such Web sites. Applicants seeking the return of their materials should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Electronic-only submissions should be sent as straight-text e-mail messages, not as attachments.

Because of the volume of submissions, applicants will not receive confirmation that their materials have arrived and only the winning applicant will be informed individually of the contest's outcome.
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DeKalb Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs

Rising junior or senior undergraduate accounting major, resident of Georgia, GPA 3.0 or higher.  Instructions and applications available in the Office of Student Financial Planning, Atlanta.

Deadline March 31

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Education is Freedom National Scholarship Program

The Education is Freedom National Scholarship Program provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. resident for one year at time of application
  • Current U.S. high school senior
  • First-time enrollment in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • GPA of 3.0-3.5
Scholarship selection is based upon financial need, activities/leadership, work history, and candidate appraisal.  For more information, visit www.educationisfreeedom.org.

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Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

The Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Competition awards 500 four-year scholarships to high school seniors.  U.S. citizenship is required.  Each year, the following renewable scholarships are awarded:  two $15,000 scholarships; two $10,000 scholarships; two $5,000 scholarships and 494 $1,000 scholarships.  Contact your local Elks lodge for more information.  Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Auxiliary

Deadline: April 11

For more information, click here.

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FEEA Scholarship Program

The FEEA Scholarship Program is for current civilian federal employees and their dependent family members (spouse/child.)  Adult children and other relatives are eligible if claimed on the sponsoring employee's tax return.  Active duty military members and military retirees are not eligible nor are their dependents.

Applicants must be current high school seniors or college students working toward an accredited degree and enrolled in a two- or four-year post-secondary, graduate or postgraduate program.  All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants who are dependents must be full-time students.  Applicants who are federal employees may be part-time students. 

For additional information and an application, visit www.feea.org.

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. 

NSNA awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.  Go here for more information.

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Fund for Theological Education

Guidelines for Eligibility:

  • Interest in exploring ordained ministry as a life's work
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in church or school community
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Rising junior or senior at a North American college or university
  • Under the age of 30
  • Citizen of the United States or Canada

As many as 70 Undergraduate Fellows will be named each academic year.

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Undergraduate Fellows Program
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA  30329
Phone:  404-727-1450
FAX:  404-727-1490
fte@thefund.org
www.thefund.org
www.exploreministry.org

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Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholarship program is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund.  Nomination by a professional educator (principal, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.) is required.  The focus of this program is on students who will be pursuing careers in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.  Candidates must be African-American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident/national, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman in the fall.  Candidates must be eligible for the Pell Grant.  Nominations must be submitted by February 1.  For more information, write to Gates Millennium Scholars, P.O. Box 10500, Fairfax, VA  22031-8044, or call 1-877-690-GMSP (4677).

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General Emmett Paige Scholarship

This program is open to veterans and persons on active duty in the uniformed military services and to their spouses or dependents who are currently enrolled full time in an accredited 4-year degree-granting institution in the United States. Graduating high school seniors are not eligible, but veterans entering college as freshmen may apply. Spouses or dependents must be sophomores or juniors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be of good moral character, have demonstrated academic excellence, be motivated to complete a college education, and be working toward a degree in Engineering (aerospace, chemical, computer, or electrical), Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. They must provide a copy of Discharge Form DD214, Certificate of Service, or facsimile of their current Department of Defense or Coast Guard Identification Card.

For more information, visit http://www.afcea.org/education/undergrad.asp

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Georgia Community Action Association Scholarship

The Middle Georgia Community Action Agency, Inc. joins with the Georgia Community Action Association in announcing the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded on a statewide basis to a Georgia resident who is currently attending a post high school institution or has been accepted at such an educational institution.  The individual must be income eligible in accordance with the Community Services Block Grant guidelines and be successfully judged a winner in an essay writing competition.  The essay is to be entitled "What Has the Community Action Movement Meant to My Community?"  The Georgia Community Action Association is a professional association composed of 20 member agencies from across the State, one of which is the Middle Georgia Community Action Agency, Inc.
 
For further information, contact the Scholarship Committee at 478-922-4464.

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Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to worthy students preparing for a career in Engineering or Engineering Technology.  Applications and electronic filing instructions can be found at www.gefinc.org.  Applications must be received by August 31, 2004.

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Georgia Executive Women's Network

Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship.  Open to female, nontraditional undergraduate students attending a metropolitan Atlanta accredited institution.  Targeted at females entering college for the first time and those who are returning to college after a gap in their education.

Go to http://www.gewn.org/assets/GEWN_ScholarshipApp.pdf for more information and application.

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The Georgia Trust Scholarships

Each year, the Trust awards two $1,000 scholarships to encourage the study of historic preservation and related fields.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of Georgia.  Students currently enrolled in their first year of school in Georgia may apply.  Applicants also must plan to enroll full-time during the current or upcoming semesters at a Georgia school.  Students applying for the scholarship are encouraged to plan to stay and work in Georgia following graduation.  Students majoring in Historic Preservation or related fields such as Archaeology, Architecture, History, and Planning are eligible. 

Applications and supporting documents must be received by February 1, 2004.

For an application, visit www.georgiatrust.org.

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Gimme Five® Scholarship Sweepstakes

Win $5,000 for College or Trade School!
Every quarter, EducaidÒ awards a new lucky high school senior with a $5,000 scholarship for their first-year expenses at an accredited college or trade school!

There will be four quarterly drawings this year, and each scholarship will be made payable to the winner's school of attendance.  It's free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need.

For sweepstakes rules and to enter, go to https://www.educaid.com/gimmefive.htm

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Glamour's Top 10 College Women Competition

Any woman who is currently a full-time junior at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada for the 2004-2005 academic year is eligible to enter.  A panel of judges will evaluate candidates based on leadership experience, personal involvement in community and campus affairs, and academic excellence.

Applications must be received by February 10, 2005.

For more information, please call 800-244-GLAM, fax 212-286-6922, or e-mail TTCW@GLAMOUR.com.

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Harry S. Truman Scholarships

The Harry S. Truman Scholarships are open to college juniors who are U.S. citizens and nationals and who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service (government of the nonprofit and advocacy sectors).  The scholarship consists of a $26,000 grant.  Truman Scholars are selected on the basis of their potential as future "change agents" who will improve the ways public entities serve the public good.  Candidates should also have an extensive record of campus and community service.  Candidates must be nominated by their college or university.  For more information, visit www.truman.gov

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship Program

In exchange for at least two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays tuition, required fees, other reasonable costs, including required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, etc.  Also includes monthly stipend of $1,269 (for the 2009-2010 academic year).  Need-based.  For more information and for application go here.

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Health Scholarships of Georgia

Eligibility for scholarships includes the following criteria: enrollment in a school approved by the U.S. Department of Education; maintenance of a cumulative C average; and good standing on any prior school loans. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the school and may be used for tuition, matriculation, activity and lab fees, books, and uniforms. Scholarships may also be used to pay the difference between any other grants or scholarships and the tuition.

Information about applications is available by writing Scholarship Director, Health Scholarships of Georgia, LLC, P.O. Box 1833, Macon, Georgia 31202 OR http://www.chf-ga.org/?id=175&sid=2.  Click on Contact Us.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education.  Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500.  Visit http://www.hsf.net/ for a full list of scholarship opportunities.

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Institute of Management Accountants

An IMA student member pursuing study in accounting or finance as an undergraduate or graduate is eligible for the Memorial Education Fund Scholarship and for the Stuart Cameron and Margaret McCloud Memorial Scholarship.  Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.  The application is available on the IMA website at www.imanet.org/scholarships.  Deadline is February 15.

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award graduate scholarships to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need reach their full potential through education.  Each award will fund tuition, fees, and living expenses for the length of a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar's graduate degree, up to six years.

To be eligible, a candidate must

- Be a college senior OR recent graduate (since May 1999) from an accredited college or university in the U.S.,
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent),
- Plan to attend graduate school, starting in fall 2004, and
- Be nominated by his or her undergraduate institution.

For further information, please visit the Foundation's website  at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org or call 1-800-498-6478. 

Applications must be received no later than April 30, 2004.

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Horace Mann Employee Scholarship

Horace Mann is dedicated to helping provide for the needs of its employees.  This year, Horace Mann is offering two $10,000 scholarships for children of Horace Mann employees to attend college.  The Horace Mann Scholars will receive $10,000 each in scholarship funds payable over four years.

Scholarship applicants will be judged on a written essay, school and community activities, high school transcript, and letters of recommendation.  Financial need is not a consideration, but applicants who have all educational expenses paid through other scholarships and/or grants are ineligible.

For more information, visit www.horacemann.com.

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Horace Mann Scholarship for Educators

The Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators provides funds to help public and private school teachers continue their education.  To be eligible, an applicant must be an educator employed b a U.S. public or private school district or U.S. public or private college/university and currently enrolled or planning to enter a two or four-year accredited college or university.  The applicant must have a minimum of two years teaching experience.

Interested teachers should contact their local Horace Mann agent or visit the Horace Mann home page at www.horacemann.com.  The online application is available via the website and is the only way to apply. 

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Horace Mann Student Scholarship Program

Horace Mann, the largest national multi-line insurance company, is offering $50,000 in scholarships for children of public and private school employees to attend college.  One of the Horace Mann Scholars will receive $10,000 in scholarship funds payable over four years, and five other scholars will receive $4,000 each in scholarship funds payable over four years.  Twenty additional scholars will each receive one-time $1,000 awards.

Scholarship applicants will be judged on a written essay, school and community activities, high school transcript, and letters of recommendation.  Financial need is not a consideration, but applicants who have all educational expenses paid through other scholarships and/or grants are ineligible. 

For more information, visit www.horacemann.com

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The Institute for Humane Studies

The Institute for Humane Studies is a unique organization that assists undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with an interest in individual liberty.  For scholarship opportunities, visit www.theihs.org.

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The James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation seeks applicants committed to a career in teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary level.

For an application or additional information about the fellowship program, please call 1-800-525-6928 or visit the Foundation's website:  www.jamesmadison.com

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Jaques Foundation

Preference is given to residents of Bibb County and the surrounding area who demonstrate need.  Recipients must be well-rounded individuals with definitive educational goals and must have a GPA of at least 2.0.  The deadline for this scholarship is May 1st for the following academic year.  To request an application, contact:

The Jaques Foundation
c/o Bank of America Private Bank
P.O. Box 4007
Macon, GA 31213
(478) 744-6455

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides 4-year college scholarships of up to $6,000 annually to minority high school students to attend the college of their choice.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen

  • Minority student

  • High school senior

  • Accepted to a four-year, accredited college or university

  • SAT of 900 or above; ACT of 21 or above

  • Leadership potential

  • Financial need.

For more information, visit www.jackierobinson.org or call 212-290-8600.

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James Madison Memorial Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation seeks applicants committed to a career in teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary level.

For an application or additional information about the fellowship program, please call 1-800-525-6928 or visit the Foundation's website: www.jamesmadison.com.

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Jane Delano Society Scholarship

Deadline April 1.

The Jane Delano Society will award two $1,000  scholarships in May to undergraduate nursing students who have contributed volunteer service  to
Red Cross units. The American Red Cross Jane Delano Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to advance nursing as a career option and to
promote the involvement of young nurses in the Red Cross. The Society will award its third and fourth Norman Augustine $1,000 scholarships in May to
two nursing students who have contributed volunteer service to a Red Cross unit within the past 5 years.  Nominations are due by Thursday, April 19,
2007. 

For complete details, see http://www.redcross.org/services/nursing/0,1082,0_390_,00.html#scholarship

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Jeannette Rankin Foundation

Each year the Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards grants to low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities. The JRF grants are for $2000. The funds are not limited to just tuition expenses, but can also be used for books, supplies, transportation, childcare, or any other living expenses.

For more information, visit www.rankinfoundation.org

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John Gyles Education Awards

The John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States.  Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement.  Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of postsecondary study.  A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required.  Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process.  Selected students will receive up to $3,000.  Filing dates for mailing applications are April 1st, June 1st, and November 15th.
 
To receive an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
 
John Gyles Education Awards
Attention:  The Secretary
P.O. Box 4808
712 Riverside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada E3B 5G4
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John L. Carey Scholarships

These scholarships are competitive awards of $5,000 per year of study for liberal arts degree holders pursuing graduate studies in accounting who, in the opinion of the American Institute of CPA's (AICPA) Selection Committee, show significant potential to become successful practitioners.

For further information, please call the AICPA at 212-596-6221 or e-mail edcat@aicpa.org.

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Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to Georgia high school seniors who will be entering a Georgia university, college, or technical institute (if program is two or more years) in the fall.

For additional information and an application, visit www.cbaofga.com.

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Kaiser Permanente College to Caring Program

Deadline April 1.

The C2C program provides scholarships to Hispanic students who are juniors or seniors in college pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing. Students who are selected
will receive a scholarship for $8,000 each year they attend nursing school. C2C Scholars will also receive a $2,000 stipend for the summer work study
program at Kaiser Permanente.  
For complete details including eligibility requirements and required documentation, see
http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.151/default.asp
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Kern Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline:  April 1

Northern Seminary was selected by the Kern Family Foundation to offer full tuition scholarships that make theological education feasible for qualified candidates who wish to serve in pastoral ministry.

For more information, contact the following:

Office of Enrollment Services
Northern Seminary
660 E. Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL  60148
800-937-6287 ext. 2180 or 630-620-2180

admissions@seminary.edu
www.seminary.edu
 
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Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund

The Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund of the Home Builders Association of Georgia awards scholarships to qualified students seeking a career directly related to the home building industry.  Scholarships are awarded based upon academic excellence, career goals, letters of recommendation, financial need, and other activities or services.  Each of these areas is reviewed very carefully as the committee rates each application.

For more information, contact:
Home Builders Association of Georgia
3015 Camp Creek Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30344
404-763-2453

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Lewis-Gale Foundation 

Lewis-Gale Foundation administers scholarships to health career students.  Awards are made to students at all levels, from LPN to MD, and are distributed primarily to Virginia schools and Virginia residents, especially those from the Roanoke Valley. Average award last year was $400.  For more information, go to http://www.lewisgalefdn.org/scholarships.php.

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Liberty Mutual Scholarships ($5,000)

Application Deadline:  November 1
 
Criteria:  This scholarship is open to outstanding juniors who have an appropriate major (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, MIS, etc.) and an interest in working in a business environment.
 
Applications are available at www.fihe.org
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Lucent Global Science Scholars Program

The Lucent Technologies Foundation is sponsoring an annual international competition to identify and reward students for academic excellence and achievements in math, science, and technology.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Status as a first-year university student (or in the U.S., a graduating high school senior).  For a list of eligible fields of study, please visit the program's web site.
  • Outstanding academic achievements in math and science.
  • Citizenship or permanent/long-term residence in the country in which you are applying.
  • Availability to attend the Global Summit.
  • Interest in pursuing a career related to information technology.

The Award

  • U.S. $5,000 cash award.
  • Participation with Bell Labs researchers and fellow Global Science Scholars from around the world in the Global Summit in July 2005.
  • Consideration for an internship at Lucent Technologies in your home country, if and when possible.

For further information, visit http://www.iie.org/programs/lucent

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March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship 

Graduate scholarship is offered to recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies.  Application available at www.marchofdimes.com/scholarship.

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

You can qualify for this scholarship program if you are…

  • the son or daughter of a Marine on active duty or in the Reserve
  • the son or daughter of a former Marine or Marine Reservist who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or who was killed while in the service of our country
  • the son or daughter of an active duty, reserve, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

And you are…

  • a senior in high school or a high school graduate
  • currently enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited college or university OR in a post-high school accredited vocational/technical school

And…

  • your 2003 family income is $58,000* or less

*the limit increases if siblings also apply

 For more information, visit www.marine-scholars.org or call 1-800-292-7777.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3008
Princeton, NJ  08543-3008

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Mervyn's Scholarships

This scholarship program, sponsored by Mervyn's and Target Corporation, is open to high school seniors only.  Eligibility criteria and the application form are available at www.mervyns.com.

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MidSouth Federal Credit Union Scholarships

MidSouth Federal Credit Union will award the following scholarships:

Scholarship for a Graduating Senior

A $4,000 ($1,000/year) scholarship will be awarded to the winning applicant.  Any child of a MidSouth FCU member may apply.  The student must be graduating with or before his/her class and must enter an accredited college within one year of completing high school.  Applicants will be considered on the basis of grades, SAT/ACT scores, citizenship, and written recommendations by two teachers or administrators.  Need will be considered in the case of otherwise equally qualified applicants.

Continuing Education Scholarship

A $2,000 ($500/year) scholarship will be awarded to the winning applicant.  Applicants must be MidSouth FCU members in good standing, have graduated from high school or completed the GED requirement, and must have been accepted to an accredited college or technical school at the time of application.  Applicants will be considered on the basis of need, grades, written essay, overall appearance of the application and written recommendations by two community leaders.

Applications are available at any MidSouth FCU office or www.midsouthfcu.org.  Applications, recommendations, and academic performance reports must be received no later than 5:15 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2005.

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Military.Com Scholarship Search

For scholarships and grants available exclusively to the military community, visit www.military.com.
 
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Minority Nurse Magazine

Minority Nurse has created an annual scholarship program designed to help students complete their studies leading to a baccalaureate degree. This year, the magazine will again award four scholarships-two $1,000 awards and two $500 awards-to minority students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the nursing profession. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, financial need and a demonstrated commitment of service to the student's minority community. For a complete list of eligibility criteria, see the application form.  Also search through one of the largest collections of minority nursing scholarships on their website here.

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MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependent Children of Army Soldiers

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Dependent children, stepchildren or legally adopted children of Army soldiers on active duty, retired or deceased while on active duty or after retirement.  The children of Gray Area Retirees are also eligible.
  • Unmarried for the entire academic year.
  • Under the age of 22 on May 1, 2005.
Scholarship Guidelines:
  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as full-time dependent students for the entire academic year.
  • Applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for funds to be awarded or disbursed.
  • Awards are primarily based on financial need.
Applications for the 2005-2006 academic year are available November 1, 2004 through March 1, 2005 at http://www.aerhq.org/ or by mail from November 1, 2004 through February 20, 2005.
AER National Headquarters
MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund
200 Stovall Street RM. 5N13
Alexandria, VA  22332-0600
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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 

More than 1,200 students will receive $3,750 each in interest-free loans from the Military Officers of Association of America's Scholarship Fund for the 2004-2005 school year.  Loans are awarded annually for up to five years of undergraduate study.  Applicants must be children of MOAA members or enlisted service members and be under the age of 24.  Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or full-time college students working toward their first baccalaureate degree.
 
Qualified students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale are considered for selection based on their scholastic ability, potential, character qualities, participation in extracurricular and community activities, as well as financial need.
 
For MOAA Scholarship Fund applications for the 2005-2006 school year, please visit MOAA's web site at www.MOAA.org/education or e-mail edassist@MOAA.org.
 
Students may apply online beginning November 1, 2004.

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Monster Scholars Program 

The Monster Scholars program offers various scholarship opportunities

For more information, please visit http://scholars.monster.com/

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Most Excellent Senior Team Scholarship Program

Robins Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship program.  This scholarship program will award five individuals a four-year scholarship at $1,000 per year.  Scholarships will be awarded to the chosen graduating seniors who have been accepted at (and will attend) a college, university, or vocational school in 2005.  Applicants must have an account at Robins Federal Credit Union to apply.  Anyone who attends school in the following counties is eligible to open an account at Robins Federal Credit Union:  Baldwin, Bibb, Clarke, Crawford, Emanuel, Houston, Jones, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, or Wilkinson County.

For further information or an application packet, ask any Credit Union Representative or log onto www.robinsfcu.org to print a copy of the application.

Applications must be complete and received by noon on Friday, March 25, 2005.

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MyStateParkPhotos.com Scholarship Program

To be eligible for the MyStateParkPhotos.com Scholarship, contestants must meet the following criteria:

  1. 18 years of age or older;

  2. Enrolled at a technical school, art school, two-year or four-year college or university;

  3. Accepted into a degreed or certification program in photography or must be currently enrolled in a photography class;

  4. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

One contestant each quarter will be selected to win a $500 scholarship.  Applications are available at http://www.mystateparkphotos.com.

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NBNA Scholarship Program

Information is available at http://www.nbna.org/scholarship.htm .

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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

The NFB gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars.  All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time postsecondary course of study in the fall semester of 2004, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. For more information, please contact:
 

Mrs. Peggy Elliott, Chairman
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Committee
805 Fifth Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa  50112
641-236-3366
www.nfb.org

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2004

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Three-year graduate fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Visit www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm for information and access to the electronic application.

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National Society of Accountants Scholarship Program

The NSA Scholarship Foundation awards an average of 40 scholarships per year in the amount of approximately $1,000 each for accounting students entering their third or fourth year of studies, and approximately $500 each to students entering their second year of studies.  Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria can apply:

  • U.S. or Canadian citizens enrolled in a degree program at an accredited U.S. business school, college, or university;
  • Accounting majors with a "B" or better average.

Scholarships are awarded primarily for academic attainment, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need. 

For more information, contact:
Susan E. Noell
1010 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA  22314-1574
800-966-6679 ext. 1312

snoell@nsacct.org

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National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarship Program

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarship Program has established a scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs.  Information is available at www.nshmba.org/scholarship.
 

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Network for Professional and Executive Women

The Network for Professional and Executive Women has established a scholarship fund for women entering their junior or senior year of a baccalaureate program or a graduate degree program.  The award is $1,000 and can be used for tuition, books, and laboratory fees or similar charges.  For more information and an application, visit www.networkforprofessionalwomen.com.  The deadline is April 15th.
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New Horizons Scholars Program

This program is open to students of African-American heritage or Hispanic heritage (one parent fully Hispanic or each parent half-Hispanic) who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be entering as a first-year undergraduate
  • Must be a person with hepatitis C or a dependent of a person with hepatitis C (to be verified by the patient's physician)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 (or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale).

For more information on eligibility,
visit www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org or www.hsf.net
or call toll free 866-346-7496.

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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

 

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.  The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients.  Scholarships are awarded for 1 year and can be renewed up to 4 years.

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.  The following are the basic requirements:

    - U.S. citizen, national, or qualified non-citizen.
    - Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the 2005-2006 academic year at an accredited undergraduate institution.
    - From a disadvantaged background meaning that you have "exceptional need."
    - 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0) scale or within the top 5% of your class.

Application deadline: February 28, 2005

For more information or to download an application, visit http://ugsp.info.nih.gov.

 To request an application by mail, contact the following:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute of Health
2 Center Drive, Room 2E30, MSC 0230
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-0230

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Norcross Car Show Scholarship

Scholarships awarded each year from proceeds of car show held in May.  Student must be a resident of Georgia attending school in the state of Georgia.  Nursing or medical field only.

Applications must be submitted in January of each year to be eligible for that year's upcoming show. If the applicant is awarded the scholarship, they must be present at the show to receive the funds for that year.

Email norcrosscarshow@bellsouth.net with mailing address to receive application packet.

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North Fulton Regional Hospital Volunteer Scholarship Program

The Volunteer Services Scholarships are awarded annually to selected students who have stated a desire and intent to pursue a career in the field of human health care.  Financial need in order to pursue your career will be a determining factor for an award.

For an application or more information, contact:
Millie Johnson, Volunteer Services Coordinator
North Fulton Regional Hospital
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA  30076-9930
770-751-2602

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Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

Click here for additional information.

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Nursing Scholarship Program - HRSA

This is a need-based scholarship.  Student must have a zero EFC from the FAFSA to apply.  It is a full tuition scholarship plus a monthly stipend.  For more information  and application deadline click here.

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Pilot International Foundation Scholarships

The Pilot International Foundation sponsors three scholarship programs:  The PIF/Lifeline Scholarship, The Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship, and the Pilot International Foundation Scholarship.  Applicants for these scholarships must be preparing for, or already involved in, careers working with people with disabilities/brain related disorders.  They must have and maintain a GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and a 4.01 on a 5.0 scale.  In addition, the Foundation administers Pilot International's Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship that is awarded to International students studying in the U.S. and Canada.  Applicants must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

All applicants for a Pilot International Foundation scholarship must be sponsored by a Pilot Club in their hometown or in the city in which their college or university if located.  Applications for the Foundation's scholarship programs are available through www.pilotinternational.org, but they are only accessible by Pilot Club members.

For more information or to have an application form mailed to you, please e-mail pifinfo@pilothq.org.  Please note:  you must include the name of the Pilot Club to which you belong in order to receive an application.
 
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Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy


The Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy is sponsoring a student essay contest in which three college students will be named and awarded a $10,000 educational prize.  The contest is open to students who, as of January 1, 2008, are between the ages of 18 and 24; enrolled, full-time or part-time, in an undergraduate college program; and a citizen of the United States.

Essay due date February 1, 2008

Information available at www.2008EnergyForum.org
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R.A. Bowen Trust Scholarship

Preference is given to residents of Bibb County and the Central Georgia area, based on the applicant's scholastic ability as reflected by his/her grades in school, relevant test scores, and the applicant's financial need.  All forms and information must be received by the R.A. Bowen Trust by June 1st for the following academic year.  To request an application, contact:

The R. A. Bowen Trust
P.O. Box 4611
Macon, GA   31208-4611
(478) 742-2565
http://www.rabowentrust.org/
E-mail: RABTrust@juno.com

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Ron Brown Scholarships

The Ron Brown Scholarship Program awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time.  The Program honors the late Ronald H. Brown, Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton administration. These scholarships are reserved for exceptional individuals who share Brown's traits of excellence, leadership, commitment to public service, and desire to make a difference. In addition, applicants must demonstrate financial need. 

Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. The recipients may use the renewable, merit-based scholarships to attend the college or university of their choice. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their communities through service to others.  Ron Brown Scholar applications must be postmarked no later than January 9th of the student's senior year of high school.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Fran Hardey
Executive Assistant
Ron Brown Scholar Program
1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206
Charlottesville, VA 22901
www.ronbrown.org

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Ronald McDonald House Charities/Future Achievers Scholarship Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities local Chapters, with support from Global RMHC, McDonald's and McDonald's restaurants, offer scholarships to students from communities who face unlimited access to educational and career opportunities.  These scholarships are part of RMHC's and McDonald's ongoing commitment to education.

High school seniors who have at least one parent of African-American heritage and are eligible to attend a two- or four-year college with a full course of study may apply.  Applicants must also reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating program.

Most local Chapters of RMHC award students a minimum of $1,000 scholarships, although amounts may vary in some local program areas.  Students should contact their corresponding local Chapter of RMHC for detailed information.  Contact information is available at www.rmhc.org.

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Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Program

The Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Phillips Foundation.  It provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to college undergraduate students who demonstrate "leadership on behalf of the cause of freedom, American values and constitutional principles."  Candidates must be U.S. citizens and currently college sophomores or juniors.

For more information, visit www.thephillipsfoundation.org or contact:

The Phillips Foundation
7811 Montrose Road, Suite 100
Potomac, MD  20854 

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Royball Scholarship

The Lucille and Edward R. Roybal Foundation is soliciting applications from Hispanic Students, for its Public Health Scholarships.
DEADLINE:  May 1, 2009.  For more information visit www.roybalfoundation.org

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The Samuel M. Goodrich M.D. Endowed Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to college students entering a healthcare profession.

GUIDELINES

  • Recipients must complete and submit an application and requested attachments.;

  • Recipients must be enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study;

  • A minimum of two years toward a program should be completed to demonstrate commitment to the particular field of study for undergraduate programs. All graduate program students meet this qualification;

  • Preference will be given to Baldwin County, Georgia current or former residents, but in the absence of qualified candidates from this area, other applicant qualifications will be considered;

  • Deadline for application submission is April 16th, 2010.

For more information, visit

http://www.oconeeregional.com/ormc.nsf/View/2010GoodrichScholarship
 

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ShopKo Scholars Awards

Sponsored by ShopKo Stores, this scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens living within 100 miles of a ShopKo store in one of the following states:  California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.  Application forms are available at ShopKo Stores or online at www.shopko.com.

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Target All-Around Scholarship

Sponsored by Target Corporation, this scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduates who are United States citizens age 24 or younger.  The scholarship is based primarily on community volunteer service.  Applications for the 2005-2006 school year are expected to be available in spring 2004 at Target stores, online at www.target.com, or by calling 800-316-6142.

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Theology Scholarships

Click here for additional information.

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Ty Cobb Educational Foundation

Scholarships are available for undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia, have demonstrated financial need, and have completed at least 30 semester hours of college credit with an average of "B" or higher.  Students with the highest academic averages and the greatest need will be given priority.  All forms and information must be postmarked by June 15th for the following academic year.  To request an application, contact:

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 3266
Augusta, GA 30914-3266
www.tycobbfoundation.com
E-mail: tycobb@mindspring.com 

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Tylenol Scholarship

Sponsored by McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, the Tylenol Scholarship is open to residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who are high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students majoring in a health-related field.  Eligibility criteria and the application form are available at participating retail stores and at www.tylenol.com/scholarship (use access key TYNL).
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The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program

Developed in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, this program awards scholarships to African-American students with demonstrated financial need.  Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.  For more information and an application, visit www.thesalliemaefund.org.

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The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship Program

Developed in 2001 with the Hispanic College Fund, this program provides scholarships to full-time, undergraduate Hispanic-Americans who are first in their families to attend college.  Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.  For more information and an application, visit www.thesalliemaefund.org.
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The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program

This program helps financial aid officers meet the needs of full-time, undergraduate students whose financial aid packages fall short by $1,000 or more.  Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,800.  For more information and an application, visit www.thesalliemaefund.org.
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Applicants to the Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund must
  •     Be women currently residing in the United States;
  •     Be women who have earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 1995;
  •     Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical     school;
  •     Be attending the full 2005-2006 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2006; and
  •     Have at least 2 semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete their undergraduate* degree as of the beginning of the 2005 fall academic term.
*Students who have previously obtained a bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply.
 
Applications are available in all Talbots U.S. stores, as well as www.talbots.com/about/scholar/scholar.asp.
 
The program is independently managed by Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America, a national nonprofit educational support and student aid organization.  Any questions regarding the program or the application process may be directed to Scholarship America at (507) 931-1682.
 
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USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships are open to high-school seniors, currently enrolled college students or incoming college students who:

  • Plan to enroll or are enrolled in full- or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate coursework at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Eligible applicants include, but are not restricted to, students attending or planning to attend law school, medical school or other professional-degree programs. GED recipients also are eligible. Students must plan to enroll or be enrolled beginning with the fall 2005 term through Feb. 1, 2006.
  • Have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less, as documented on a 2004 federal income-tax return on which the applicant is claimed as a federal tax exemption.
  • Are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Eligible non-citizens must be permanent U.S. resident aliens with a Green Card, or refugees with a Departure Record (Form I-94) from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service showing one of the following designations:
    • Refugee.
    • Asylum granted.
    • Alien paroled into the United States for at least one year.
    • Alien granted a stay of deportation due to fear of persecution on account of race, religion or political opinion.
    • Conditional entrant (if I-94 was issued before April 1980).
  • Are not currently in default on a federal education loan.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2005.

For more information or to download an application, visit www.usafunds.org.

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Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship selection is based on academic merit and financial need.  High school seniors or current undergraduate students from 16 counties in Georgia and South Carolina are eligible to apply.  Georgia: counties are Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes; South Carolina: Aiken, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, McCormick, Spartanburg.  Recipients may attend any 4-year accredited non-profit college in the United States.  Applications are available online at:  www.watson-brown.org/scholarship

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Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Application

The Technical Minority Scholarship Program was developed to demonstrate the strong commitment by Xerox to provide financial support and meaningful experiences for minorities. Scholarships are made available to minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.  For more information and an application, visit www.xerox.com/employment.

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