SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL AID

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SCHOLARSHIPS

and FINANCIAL AID


Financial Aid

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration
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best links to
sources of information about student financial aid, including an online version of
the FAFSA:
finaid.org

U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance
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FAFSA online,
College Opportunities On
-
Line Database, Parent information:
ed.gov/finaid.html

Sallie Mae Fin
ancial Aid

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College planning, paying for school, information on
loans:
salliemae.com

Florida Bureau of Student Financial Assistance

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Florida scholarship, grant,
and loan information and applications including Brig
ht Futures:
FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org



Scholarships

Bright
Futures Scholarship information

for the Class of 2012
-


https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/pdf/bf_brochure.pdf


www.scholarshipHelp.org

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for an excellent overview of the schola
rship search
and application process

NCAA

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lists schools that offer college sports by type, division, and location and
outlines requirements for scholarship eligibility:
ncaa.org

Clearinghouse Registration

at:
http://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/student/index_student.html

NCAA GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETE

Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College awards scholarships based on
academic merit,
leadership, school and community service, financial need, and other criteria. To
qualify for consideration, applicants must submit a completed Pensacola State
Scholarship Application and all required documentation.

http://pensacolastate.edu/students/services/scholarships.asp


CARE
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FSU

The Florida State University Center for Academic Retention and
Enhancement, (CARE) provides preparation, orientation and academic
su
pport programming for students who are among the first in their family to
attend college, and for those who otherwise may face unique challenges in
college because of economic, cultural or educational circumstances.

Applications Due January 18, 2012

http://care.fsu.edu/


University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama has one of the most comprehensive
scholarship programs in Alabama and offers excellent opportunities to
entering freshmen. The majority of USA

students use a combination of
scholarships, grants and loans.

USA offers several scholarship levels based on standardized test scores,
high school GPA and area of study. The University’s largest scholarship
programs for academic achievement are:

Presidential Scholarships, USA
Honors Program Scholarships, Bay Area Scholarships, and the Abraham
Mitchell Business Scholarships.



Application Deadline:
December 15
, 2012



Students are encouraged to apply early for all scholarship assistance.


http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions/ugscholarfreshman.html


The University of West Florida

UWF

recognizes and rewards academic, creative, and athletic achievement
by awarding
scholarships on a competitive basis. Student diversity is a
consideration for all scholarship awards. A

number of academic scholarship
programs are available to students who have demonstrated high academic
achievement in a Florida high school or at a Flori
da public community
college through the Associate of Arts degree.


Typically, no special
application is required to compete for these scholarships. Your application
for undergraduate admission automatically qualifies you for consideration.


In any case whe
re

a special

scholarship

application is necessary, it will be
noted.

http://www.uwf.edu/admissions/payingforcollege/scholarships/index.cfm


Pensacola Pledge Scholars Prog
ram

Eligibility Requirements

Students interested in applying for the Pensacola Pledge
Scholars program must meet the following requirements:



Graduate from an Escambia County public high school the same
year as college entrance



Resident of the City of Pensacola



First Time in College designated student



Apply for admission by March 1 to UWF or Pensacola State
College and be admitted for the fall semester



Submit a Pensacola Pledge Scholars application, two letters of
recommendati
on and a 500
-
word essay on "what being a citizen
of Pensacola means to me" by April 1 to the appropriate
institution*

*
Late admission and scholarship applications will be considered
pending availability of funds for a later round of screening
.

In order t
o maintain eligibility, scholars must meet the
following renewal criteria:



Maintain full time status (12 hours) at UWF or Pensacola State
College



Maintain a combined college 3.0 GPA or higher



Complete a minimum of 25 hours of community service per
acade
mic year in the Escambia County School District
Mentoring Program

The Pensacola Pledge Scholars program is available to accepted
students for up to eight undergraduate semesters (four years)
and is transferable from Pensacola State College to UWF.

This scholarship program will award eligible recipients attending
UWF $2,000 per academic year and those attending Pensacola
State College $1,200 per ac
ademic year.

Interested? Download the complete
Pensacola Pledge Scholars
Brochure/Applicati
on

(PDF)

























F
ree
Scholarship Search sites:




fastweb.com

BrokeScholar.com



scholarshipexperts.com

edvisors.com



collegeanswer.com

collegenet.com



scholarships.com

collegeview.com



CollegeScholarships.com

careersandcolleges.com



collegeboard.com/pay

free
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4u.com



StudentAwards.com

PrincetonReview.com








Minority Scholarships:




free
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4u.com/minority.htm



finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml



BlackExcel.org
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college admissions and scholarship service for
African Americans



uncf.org
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United Negro College Fund info on scholarships, grants,
summer enrichment, and me
ntoring programs



hispanicfund.org
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Hispanic College Fund



hispanicscholarship.com



free
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4u.com/native1.htm
-

Native American Scholarships

April Deadlines


Mary Moy Quan Ing Memorial Scholarship

Contact: Nao Vang, Program Coordinator, Asian American Journalists Association, 1182 Market
Street Suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 346
-
2051 x102; National@aaja.org;
http://www.aaja.org/



Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans to enroll full time. Selection
is based upon commitment to the field of journalism, a sensitivity to Asian
-
American issues (as
demonstrated by community involvement), journalistic and
, scholastic ability, and financial need.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: Early
-
Mid April 2012; check back when application is released in January 2012



CHCI Scholarship

Contact: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), 911 2nd Street NE, Washington, D
C 20002;
1
-
800
-
EXCEL
-
DC;
http://www.chci.org/scholarships


Eligibility: The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will
increase graduation rates among Latino st
udents in post
-
secondary education. CHCI's scholarship
opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing
public service
-
oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue
thei
r civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students
with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must:

• Full
-
time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community

college,
four
-
year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is
requested

• Demonstrated financial need

• Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities

• Strong writing skills

• U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

Award: $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution; $2,500 4
-
year academic institution;
$5,000 graduate
-
level institution

Each scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for
graduation (for example, a
$2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a
year).

Deadline: Mid
-
April, check website for deadline.



Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) J Camp

Contact: Nao Van
g, AAJA National Student Programs Coordinator, Asian American Journalists
Association, 1182 Market St., Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 346
-

2051, Ext. 102;
programs@aaja.org;
http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/journalism_trainings/j_camp



Eligibility: This is a summer camp. Open to high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at least
16 years old demonstrating keen interest in broadcasting, newspapers
, magazines,
photojournalism, or online media, able to travel to Boston for camp. This program is not limited to
Asian American students and is open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. There is
no fee to apply and all costs are covered
-

i
ncluding airfare, lodging, and meals.

Award: All costs are covered
-

including airfare, lodging, and meals. Students stay in university
housing during the camp week.

Deadline: April, 2012; visit website for exact deadline.


American Fire Sprinkler Assoc
iation Scholarship Program; High School Senior
Scholarship

Contact: American Fire Sprinkler Association, 12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75251; (214)
349
-
5965; scholarship@firesprinkler.org; http://www.firesprinkler.org;
http://www.afsascholarshi
p.org/highschool.html

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend a U.S. college, university or
certified trade school. Students must read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" available online and then take
the online quiz. Applicants rec
eive one in the scholarship drawing for each question answered
correctly.

Award: $20,000

Deadline: April 2012 visit website for exact deadline.


Cal Dream Scholarship

Contact: Carol Lee, Program Officer for Donor Advised &

Restricted Funds, Liberty Hill Foundation,
2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 113, Santa Monica, CA 90404; (310) 453
-

3611, Ext. 130;
clee@libertyhill.org; http://www.libertyhill.org/Page.aspx?pid=301

Eligibility: AB540 student attending UC Berkeley, demonst
rating leadership and commitment to
service or activism on campus or in the community.

Award: Up to $10,000.

Deadline: April 2012. Visit website in January 2012 for exact deadline.


Cherokee Nation Scholarships

Contact: Heather Sourjohn, Scholarship Co
ordinator, Cherokee Nation, 115 East Delaware,
Tahlequah, OK 74451; (918) 456
-
0671; heather.sourjohn@cherokeenationfoundation.org;
http://www.cherokeenationfoundation.org/CNF_stude
nt_aid.php



Eligibility: Cherokee Nation tribal members planning to attend an institution of higher education.

Award: Varies.

Deadline: April 2012. Visit website for exact deadline.



Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

Contact: Mr. Kevin Brown, Secr
etary, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., 1720
Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 263
-

2800; carter@cbcfinc.org;
http://www.cbcfinc.org/louis
-
stokes
-
health
-
scholars
-
program.html

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or legal residents, min
imum 3.0 GPA, currently enrolled or planning to start a
full
-
time undergraduate program at either a 2
-
year or 4
-
year college, university, vocational, or
technical school. Anticipated course of study must be in the health field. Must demonstrate
financial n
eed. The ideal candidate is at a 2
-
year institution planning on completing a four
-
year
degree, also plans on working in an underserved community.

Award: Up to $8,000.

Deadline: Estimated deadline April 2012.

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS &

COLLEGES

Deadline: April 6, 2012

Award
: full tuition ranging from $1,000 to $5,000

Eligibility:
Graduating
s
tudent must have a 2.0 GPA or higher or obtain a GED by
February 29, 2012
.
Apply for scholarships to various career colleges or schools on
line at www.FAPSC.org

For: Seniors

The Fashion
-
Schools.org "Aspiring Fashion Professional"
Scholarship Program

Fashion
-
Schools.org

is proud to announce our inaugural

"Aspiring Fashion
Professional"
Scholarship Program
. Our goal for this program is twofold:

1.

To promote fashion and its related fields as a career path for young people

2.

To encourage aspiring fashion professionals to research and understand what a career in fashion
requires.

Our inaugural program offers scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in five states
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California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Texas
-

with the goal of expanding to more states in
coming years. Five separate $1000 scholarships in five different sta
tes
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California, Florida,
Illinois, Texas, and Ohio
-

will be awarded.


Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who:

1.

Intend to

pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post
-
secondary school or college.

2.

Have a demonstrable record of acade
mic success.

3.

Have a passion and drive for a fashion related career.


Application Deadline:

Deadline for applications is July 31, 2012. Scholarship winners will be
announced in August 2012 and the scholarships paid in August, 2012.

Go to
http://www.fashion
-
schools.org/

to apply and for more information.



Student
-
View Scholarship


A

unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students regardless of
academic achievement or financ
ial need.

Student Insights will award the following prizes:

(Select your state below to apply)



One (1) individual prize of a
$4,000 scholarship
.




Two (2) individual prize of a
$1,000 scholarship.




Eight (8) individual prizes, consisting of
$500
scholarships

each


It is exceptionally easy to apply:


* NO minimum SAT or ACT score

* NO minimum grade point average

* NO lengthy, time
-
consuming paperwork

* NO essays

* NO application fees


Simply complete a 15
-
25 minute online survey about local
colleges. You will then be
automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

Visit
www.student
-
view.com

for more information.
Deadline is April 22, 2012.


FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS &
COLLEGES


Deadline: April 6, 2012

Award
: full tuition ranging from $1,000 to $5,000

Eligibility:
Graduating
s
tudent must have a 2.0 GPA or higher or obtain a GED by
February 29, 2012
.
Apply for scholarships to various career colleges or schools on
line at
www.FAPSC.org

For: Seniors
.


Aviation Maintenance Apprenticeship

S
tudents can receive a paid two year scholarship at an FAA

Certified Aviation Coll
ege,
their FAA Airframe & Powerplant license, their

Associate's Degree in Applied Science, a
starter tool kit, part time

employment while attending school and possibly full time
employment upon

graduation, a total of four years experience towards their
career in

aerospace technology.

If you are interested see Mr. Samala in the guidance
office.



The
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship



Student must be graduating the current year from a h
igh school in Escambia o
r
Santa

Rosa counties and plan to attend
Florida A&M
University this fall (August
2012).


Criteria:


Must have a 3.2 GPA, and ACT score of at least 19 or a SAT of
at least 900.

If you meet these criteria, complete this
application and submit it, along with a copy of an official
transcript with
ACT or SAT scores. If you have any questions,
you may call the scholarship coordinator at 968
-
2121 ext 2264.


Deadline:


Applications will not be accepted after
Friday April 27, 2012
.


** See Mr. Samala in guidance of an application.



May Deadlines


NASA (Harriet G. Jerkins Pre
-
Doctoral Fellowship Program)


Contact: NASA;
http://www.uncfsp.org/spknowledge/default.aspx?page=program.view&areaid=1
&contentid=177&typeid=jpfp



Eligibility: Must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes
women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities majoring in a Science,
T
echnology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. Must either be within the first
3 years of a graduate program at an accredited, U.S. university OR be in the
process of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program.

Award: Three
-
year fellowship award packages that include stipend and tuition
offset support.
Deadline: May 1, 2012


Accenture American Indian Scholarship


Contact: Christa Moya, Director of Financial Aid, American Indian Graduate
Center, 4520 Montgomery
Blvd. NE. Suite 1B, Albuquerque, NM 87109; (505) 881
-
4584 ; (505) 884
-
7007; web@aigcs.org;
http://www.aigc.com/02scholarships/accenture/accenture.htm



Eligibility: Must be enrolled

in a federally recognized American Indian/Alaska
Native tribe. Must display academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability,
commitment to preserving American Indian culture and communities. Must be
majoring in one of the following: Various Engineeri
ng, Computer Science,
Operations Management, Finance, Marketing and Other Business Oriented Fields.

Award: $20,000

Deadline: May 2012; visit website for exact deadline.



WISECHOICE “FIND THE RIGHT COLLEGE” SCHOLARSHIP


Deadline: May 31, 2012

Award
: $2,500 scholarship For information please go
www.wisechoice.com/discover
-
wisechoice/wisechoice
-
scholarships?sid=gcfx#?user=guest



For: Senior
s