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Any U.S. citizen who is a college student or junior or senior in high school with a 2.5 GPA is eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application includes basic contact information as well as an essay using the following prompt: why do you believe you should be awarded this scholarship? Your essay should be 250 words or less. One scholarship is given each month so you can re-apply.
This is a $1000 scholarship available for a Junior or Senior who registers online before attending the College Fair at Carroll College. Register online at, print your bar code, and bring it to the fair as your ticket in and to have it scanned to become eligible for this scholarship. If you’re planning on attending the fair, register online and sign-up with Ms. Oliveira in the counseling office. Have your parents call you out; if you check-in with Ms. Oliveira at the fair she will change your reason for absence to “school related.” Questions? See Ms. Oliveira in the Counseling Center.
Questbridge invites applications from high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and who come from households earning less than $60,000 annually for a family of four. This scholarship offers four-year scholarships to some of the nation’s leading colleges. Match scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board. Finalists are usually in the top 5% of their class and have taken the most challenging courses in their high schools. Finalist essays show evidence of strong writing ability, as well as intellectual spark, determination, and altruism.
This is a $500 scholarship for any high school senior or current college student, but you do not have to be planning on or currently taking engineering courses. All that is required is your name, the name of the school you are currently attending, your plans for next year, and an essay between 500 and 1000 words. Your essay prompt: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
The Horatio Alger Association will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning on attending college in the fall of 2018. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior in the US and be on track to graduate in the spring/summer of 2018. In addition to planning on entering college in the fall, applicants must show a strong commitment and desire to complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited public or private US institution. Applicants must be involved in extra-curricular and community service activities and show critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income). Interested students should act with integrity and show perseverance in overcoming adversity as well as have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be a US citizen.
This is an achievement-based scholarship through the Coca-Cola Foundation. There are different stages for this scholarship’s application process. The first stage is online and does not require any essays or letters of recommendation. It does, however, ask for quite a bit of information about the school you attend, your grades, all of your extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and honors/awards. See Ms. Oliveira in the counseling office if you need help gathering some of this information.
“Emotional Support Animal Co. focuses on helping individuals turn their beloved pet into an emotional support animal. It is important for us to help you feel comfortable and to us that means having an emotional support animal by your side. We are happy to announce that we are going to be awarding a $500 scholarship to young adults suffering from any form of mental illness. The scholarship will go towards any type of educational expenses incurred. Applicants must be attending school, whether it be a junior college, trade college, or university. If you are qualified, and interested in applying, simply write an essay on the topic: ‘how an emotional support animal has helped you or someone you know.’” The application for this scholarship is online and requires your contact information and the essay.
“The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship at Montana State University, in recognition of academic excellence and demonstrated potential for leadership and service. Up to twenty such scholarships will be awarded to freshmen entering Montana State University each fall. The Presidential Scholarship includes a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend renewable for up to four years. Finalists who do not receive the Presidential Scholarship will be considered for the Provost Scholarship, which also provides a full tuition waiver renewable for four years and a stipend. Presidential and Provost Scholars automatically receive admission to the Honors College. A cumulative GPA of 3.75 and a composite score of 30 on the ACT or 2000 on the SAT (all 3 scores)/new SAT scores of 1410 (2 scores) are the expected norms for applicants. The Presidential Scholarship application for fall 2017 awards is 3:00pm MST, December 1, 2017. (Note: the application will be fully online.) Applicants need to submit their materials by the December 2nd deadline. Supportive materials (2 letters of recommendation, transcripts and the counselor verification) need to be submitted online by 3:00pm MST on December 11, 2017.
“The Presidential Leadership Scholarships are the University of Montana’s premier academic scholarships, recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance, and contribution to the community. These awards are renewable for four years, subject to satisfactory performance by the student.. . . All DHC Supplemental Application Forms completed and submitted to the Davidson Honors College by the deadline will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship.” All applications received after the deadline will be considered for the Davidson Honors College but are not eligible for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship.
New first year students who will graduate from a Montana high school, have applied for admission and filed a FAFSA by December 1, 2017 may be eligible for a $2,000 Montana Advantage Grant. This award may be reduced or cancelled if an applicant receives an athletic scholarship. (Carroll’s school code for the FAFSA is 002526) Visit their website; hover over “Admission & Aid” and then click on “Scholarships & Aid.”
This award from our local Soroptimist Club is open to young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it, and have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers. The recipient of this award will receive $300, and an additional $200 will go to the charity of her choice. The application can be found online. All application materials should be received by the deadline date and sent to the address listed below.
SI of Helena
PO Box 1216
Helena, MT 59624
“Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and grants to talented Montana freshmen who enter MSU in 2018/2019 through the MSU Premier Scholarship Program. These awards will be targeted toward Montana Freshmen who show academic promise based upon ACT and/or SAT scores, grade point average and class rank (if applicable). Financial need, leadership experience, activities and honors may also be considered. These awards will be applied toward tuition only.” In order to apply for this scholarship you must apply for admission to the university, send your ACT and/or SAT scores to the school, and complete the MSU Premier Scholarship Application online. Apply early!