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SCHOLARSHIP CALENDAR MONTH BY MONTH: JANUARY

CALENDARIO DE BECAS POR MES: ENERO

JANUARY DEADLINE SCHOLARSHIPS!

*GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 9th  Award: $10,000.00

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program online application, sponsored by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE. This program acknowledges and rewards America’s foremost young leaders who demonstrate the leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship exhibited by President Reagan throughout his life. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Each year, roughly 20 Scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient.  Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, is administering this program.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by Scholarship Management Services;
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014.  Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible.  Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014 are also eligible.
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
Candidates may learn about the history of the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program athttp://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx. Applicants and others are also encouraged to follow the program on Facebook, although participation in Facebook networking and activities is not required to be eligible. Students who attend high school in Ventura County, California, may be eligible for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program, which requires a different application. Applications are available from mid October each year. Email: [email protected]

Call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program


*THE HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND - WELLS FARGO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: January 20                                                 Award: $2,500.00

The HSF/USHCC-Wells Fargo Program is a scholarship program for the 2014-2015 academic year open to dependents or relatives of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members or employees and past participants of the USHCC BizFest Program.

There are fifty-seven (57) awards available at $2,500 each for eligible students enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Must enter Coupon Code provided by USHCC for this program
  • Must be a dependent or relative of a USHCC member or employee or aformer USHCC BizFest participant (to be verified by USHCC)
  • Be in 2014-2015
    • an undergraduate student (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or 5th year senior) with plans to enter full-time in a degree seeking program at a four-year U.S. Accredited institution
    • OR a graduate student (Masters or Doctorate program) with plans to enter full-time in a degree seeking program at an U.S. Accredited institution
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DACA applicants must submit household income information. 
  • For more information, visit  http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/hsf-ushcc-wells-fargo-scholarship 
*THE GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline: January 15th                                          
  • Funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GMS was established in 1999, as a twenty year commitment, to provide greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds (1,000 selected each year; 20,000 in 20 year commitment).  The program promotes academic excellence and encourages students to pursue and complete an undergraduate education in all discipline areas and graduate education for those students pursuing studies in computer science, mathematics, life/physical science, engineering, education, public health, library science and/or information science. GMS supports its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorships opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities.
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3 on 4.0 scale
  • Ethnicity: African American, American Indian-Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American
  • Residency Status: U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or Foreign National
  • Academic Classification: High school senior, GED recipient, or high school graduate entering an accredited college for first time as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
  • Financial Need: Must meet Pell Grant eligibility criteria 
For more information, visit: http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/the-gates-millennium-scholarship#sthash.bLmhGNGQ.dpuf   

*GOYA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 20th
The HSF/GOYA Scholarship Program is a scholarship of $5,000 awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year for students entering a two-year or four-yearinstitution as freshmen who are children of GOYA employees, brokers, or independent drivers. Awards for $5,000 are renewable for up to three additional years (2015-2016 through 2017-2018) provided the student remains eligible to receive funding. 
 Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a child of a GOYA employee, broker, or independent driverwith at least one year of employment or affiliation at GOYA
  • GOYA employee, broker or independent driver must be a member in good standing and remain employed or affiliated with GOYA for the duration of the time their child is participating in the GOYA Scholarship Program for potentially up to four years
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Must enter a Coupon Code provided by GOYA Foods for this program
  • Plan to enroll full-time starting in 2014-2015 in a degree seeking program with the U.S. as a
  • Freshman at a four-year U.S. accredited institution
  • OR a First year student entering a two-year institution
  • Candidate must be obtaining their 1st undergraduate degree
  • Must be willing to complete 10 hours per month of community service; this activity to be tracked by GOYA
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  DACA applicants must submit household income information. For more information, visit  http://www.goya.com/english/dependent-scholarship.html

*HSF- HAZ LA U SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 20th                                    Award: $2,500 to $15,000.00

As part of its commitment to the Hispanic Community, Colgate-Palmolive’s scholarship program, “Haz La U” (“Make the U”), aims to provide eligible high school seniors with the opportunity to pursue higher education levels in 2014-2015. Student may apply for one of twenty-one (21) educational grants that will be awarded on a competitive basis for:

  • a one-time $15,000 scholarship award for the top recipient
  • a one-time $2,500 scholarship awards for 20 additional recipients
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Be of Hispanic American heritage
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
    • Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate degree
    • Have plans to enroll full-time  in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the 2014-2015 academic year
    • Must be a first year student at a two year college or a freshman at a four year institution in the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  DACA applicants must submit household income information. For more information, visit  http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/Corp/CommunityPrograms/Haz-La-U.cvsp 

HSF- PROCTER & GAMBLE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 20                                             Award: $2,500.00
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the Procter & Gamble Company have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the fields of STEM, business, information technology. The award amount is $2,500.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be of Hispanic heritage 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (no expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Must major in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) field or one of the following majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Graphic Arts/Design, Human Resources Management, Information Technology (IT/MIS), Management, Marketing, Public Relations.
  • Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME as an undergraduate in a degree seeking program at a four-year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam. 
  • Preference given to Pell-eligible students
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DACA applicants must submit household income information. For more information, visit:
http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/hsf-procter-gamble-scholarship-program 

*HSF-WELLS FARGO SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: January 20                                     Award: $1,000.00 to $5,000.00

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Wells Fargo have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino students. 

This scholarship is open to students transferring from a two-year institution (community or junior college) to a four-year institution and freshman students attending a four-year institution. The award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000.  

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Be an under graduate freshman during the 2014-2015 academic year, enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an U.S. accredited  institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam
  • OR be transferring from a two-year institution (community or junior college) to a four-year institution during the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  DACA applicants must submit household income information.

Must provide financial aid award letters for the 2014-2015 academic year from your institution when available. For more information, visit  http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/hsf-wells-fargo-scholarship


*HSF - GE HISPANIC FORUM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: January 20                                          Award: $2,500.00

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the GE Hispanic Forum have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino college students.  Awards are in the amount of $2,500 and are available on a competitive basis and will be disbursed in Fall 2014.  Awardees will be invited to be mentored by a GE Hispanic Forum member and enrolled into a career readiness program. 

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must intend to enroll as an undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or 5th Year Senior in the 2014-2015 academic year and be pursuing first undergraduate degree
  • Must major in one of the following:

Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation, Aerospace Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybernetics/Robotics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Industrial Engineering/Technology, Information Technology (IT/MIS), International Business, Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing, Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Science, Supply Chain Management, Telecommunications

  • Must have a permanent address and attend an institution (in the same location) in one of the following areas:

o Kansas City, MO (metro)
o Puerto Rico

* 'A GPA ISN'T EVERYTHING' MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP
 Deadline: Last day of every month                 Award: $1,000.00
  Apply now and be eligible for the $1,000 "A GPA Isn't Everything" scholarship. Act now as the deadline for this scholarship is January 31. For information & application visit:  http://www.cappex.com/page/account/quickApply.jsp?scholarshipID=gp

* HSF/ MORGAN STANLEY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: January 15                                                       Award: $3,200.00

The HSF/ Morgan Stanley Scholarship Program provides scholarships to high performing Latino current rising sophomore and rising junior students on the path to higher education.  The program will award twenty (20) Latino Scholars with $3,200 for the 2014-2015 year.

In addition, scholars should have an interest in financial services and will be offered the opportunity to be considered for summer internships at Morgan Stanley.   

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic heritage.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or valid passport stamped I-551 or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Be an undergraduate sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in adegree-seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2014-2015academic year
  • Must be majoring in one of the following: Accounting, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English/Literature, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology (IT/MIS), International Business, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering and Supply Chain Management
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  • Must submit a short essay answering the following question: Tell us why you are interested in a career in Financial Services. What unique perspective will you bring to Morgan Stanley?
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2014-2015 academic year. DACA applicants must submit household income information.

Additionally, there are a number of internship and scholarship programs that you can apply for including:

Anti-Bullying Scholarship

Deadline: January 23   Award: $3,000.00

Create your anti-bully army. Invite friends to play The Bully Text and you'll automatically be entered for a $3,000 scholarship.

1 in 4 students report being a victim of bullying, and 73% of teens say the best way to stop bullying is to step in when you see it. You and your friends can stop the bullying cycle. Play the Anti-Bullying game with them to see how you can stop bullying in your school. No minimum GPA or essays required. Visit  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships

Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation Renewal Scholarship Application

Deadline: January 15            Award: varies - renewable

The Community Foundation administers 35 scholarship programs. Many have their own application process, but the scholarship programs use the St. Louis Graduates’ Scholarship Central, a common scholarship application.  This enables students to apply for all programs for which they are eligible on one form as well as access other private scholarships in the region. There are two deadlines for fall and spring. For fall applications are due January 15th and for Spring applications are due April 15th. For more information visit   http://www.stlgives.org/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/

COURAGE TO GROW SCHOLARSHIPS IS AWARDED EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR

Deadline: varies                   Award: $500          

Candidate must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only. Easy application online. Brief essay. For more information and to apply, visit:   http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

FIRE's Free Speech Essay Contest Scholarships [Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) ]

Deadline: January 1                     Award: $500 to $10,000

This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors graduating in the spring of 2015 or 2016. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. To apply, applicants must write an essay of 800-1,000 words on a given topic related to free speech. For application and more information visit:  http://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/


Mark Miller Memorial Scholarship  - NACE Foundation

Deadline: January 1                    Award: $5,000

This scholarship is for undergraduate students pursuing studies in materials science at an accredited college or university in the United States. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. For information and to apply, visit: 

http://www.nace-foundation.org/Scholarships/tabid/57/Default.aspx


Avvo JD Law Student Scholarship

Deadline: January 1                   Award: $10,000

This scholarship is for students enrolled in an accredited JD law program in the United States during the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 academic year. To apply visit: http://scholarships.avvo.com/


John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Deadline: January 5                 Award: $500 to $10,000

This is an essay contest for US high school students in grades nine through twelve who are attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the US territories; and US citizens attending schools overseas. To apply, applicants must write an essay on a specified topic related to political courage. Applications will be accepted starting September 1. See website for further details.  For information and to apply visit:  http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx


The First Tee Scholars Program

Deadline: January 8                     Award: $2,500

This program is for junior golfers who are high school seniors. To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; have completed a competitive course of study during high school, including AP, Honors, and/or college-level classes; and have a minimum score of 470 on each of the three sections of the SAT or a minimum score of 19 on the ACT. Applicants also must demonstrate character, leadership, and chapter/community participation. First Tee Scholars are eligible for Named Scholarships.  For information or to apply visit:   http://www.thefirsttee.org/club/scripts/library/view_document.asp?GRP=17350&NS=PYO&APP=80&DN=SCHOLARS

The Comparecards.com Monthly Scholarship
Deadline:  varies, usually mid month     Award: $2,500     Eligibility: No citizenship required
Each month CompareCards will award $2,500 to any qualifying college (or college bound) student in need who can answer a tricky trivia question. Using their best pop culture and math skills, and probably a bit of help from Professor Google, students should be able to answer a series of questions to arrive at a final answer in no time!
After the submission deadline, CompareCards will gather all the correct answers and a tiebreaker question will be emailed, with a link to submit the answer. Students who submit the correct tiebreaker answer will be entered into a random drawing and one winner will be selected. To apply visit:  http://www.comparecards.com/scholarship-award

Bulkofficesupply.com Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st                             Award: $1,000.00

The $1000 Bulkofficesupply.com Scholarship requires a short 500 words essay and is open to all high school students--as well as college freshmen and sophomores--who have an interest in pursuing art, teaching, or owning a business.  For requirements and application, visit:   http://www.bulkofficesupply.com/scholarships-in-new-york


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