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If you would like to receive an application and/or information for any of the scholarships or opportunities listed in this bulletin, please complete a scholarship request form.  After filling out the form, return to Guidance. Applications / information will be returned to you within two days.  Please give forms to Mrs. Reid.

Print neatly on all scholarship applications and type when possible!  Please check over your applications to be sure they are complete!  There is a lot of competition for scholarships and if you don’t send in a complete application, the scholarship committee may put yours to the side.  Be aware of deadlines and submit applications to Mrs. Williams ONE WEEK before those deadlines, or submit online if applicable.  If you need a letter of recommendation from anyone, please give them at least 7 days notice.  Also, provide them with a resume and/or activities list.

 

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS START AT #69

#9 The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest

  • Amount: $1,100 first place; $600 second place; 
  • Criteria: The child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001; The applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate.
  • Deadline:   Due to Mrs. Cruey, by April 2, 2015.

 

#24 Suffolk Education Foundation Scholarship

A.) NED AND HELEN FERGUSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: Nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500; 
  • Criteria: High school senior in the city of Suffolk; Demonstrated excellence in academic studies; financial need.;
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey, by, March 23, 2015.

  

B.) HARRY LEE AND JEAN RITCHIE CROSS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: Nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500; 
  • Criteria: High school senior in the city of Suffolk; Demonstrated excellence in academic studies; financial need.;
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey, by March 23, 2015.

  

C.) GERTRUDE PRUDEN FAMILY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: Nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500; 
  • Criteria: High school senior in the city of Suffolk; Entering the arts field; Demonstrated excellence in academic studies; financial need.;
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey, by, March 23, 2015.

  

D.) BLAIR HARRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: Nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500;
  • Criteria: High school senior in the city of Suffolk; Intending to play college sports; Demonstrated excellence in academic studies; financial need.;
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey, by, March 23, 2015.

 

 E.) FUTURE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: Nonrenewable scholarship of $1,500; 
  • Criteria:High school senior in the city of Suffolk; Plans a career as a future educator; Demonstrated excellence in academic studies; financial need.;
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey, by, March 23, 2015.

 

 #28 AAA Tidewater Virginia J. Theron “Tim” Timmons Scholarship

  • Amount:$5,000 ; 
  • Criteria:  High school graduating seniors; GPA of 3.0 or higher; (2) letters of recommendation; Official transcript; SAT score; Essay required on “How you plan to use your education.”;
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey, by, April 7, 2015.

 

  #37 S. Delois Mayes Scholarshi​p Foundation

  •  Amount:$2,000.00 ; 
  • Criteria: Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 at the time of the application; Submit a personal statement on perseverance and the importance of education (minimum of 300 words); Submit a statement demonstrating financial need; Submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Deadline:  Applications will be available on December 1st each year and must be completed and submitted by February 1st the following year;   A selection committee will review all applications received by the February 1st deadline; Selections will be made by April 1st.; All Applicants will be notified by May 1st. www.sdmscholarshipfoundation.com.

  

#47 Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000 ;
  • Criteria: Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level; Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college; Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education; Your Full Name; Email Address; Post Address; University; Intended Major; Year to Graduate College; Phone Number; Brief Personal Bio; Your Essay; For additional information please visit and to email your essay and other required information to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net.
  • Deadline: Essay due June 1, 2015.

 

#48 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Scholarship Committee           

  • Amount:  $3,000;
  • Criteria:  Going to pursue higher education and have a need for financial aid; Have made significant contributions to athletics; Will not receive any financial assistance in the form of a full athletic scholarship or appointment to one of the military academies; Have the respect of coaches, peers, teachers and community; The scholarship recipients for 2014 had an average GPA of 4.3 and an average SAT of 1332; The selection committee will consider only those nominations that have been received on or before March 6, 2015; Please send the attached application and transcripts of first semester to: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Scholarship Committee; P. O. Box 1474 Portsmouth, VA 23705; Or e-mail to: pit@portsmouthva.gov; Any questions can be sent to pit@portsmouthva.gov. Again, the deadline for submittals is March 6th. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
  • Deadline:  The PIT Scholarship Committee will notify the scholarship recipients in mid to late March. Scholarship recipients will receive recognition at the annual PIT Celebrity Luncheon on Friday, April 10th. Awards will be in the form of a check made payable to the institution in which the recipients have enrolled.

              

#51 Lynell Oliver Baker Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: Award two(2) scholarships for $2, 000.
  • Criteria: Attend Suffolk Public High School; Female; Graduating senior; Extra-curricular activities; Essay required;
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey by, Wednesday, April 2015.
     

#54 Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000;
  • Criteria: Interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college; Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student’s application essay; Selection is determined by the Fashion-Schools.org staff; Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship; Application and essay are submitted online at www.Fashion-Schools.org
  • Deadline:  Applications are June 1, 2015. Scholarship winners will be announced in July 2015 and the scholarships paid in August, 2015.

  

#55 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program

  • Amount:$1,000;
  • Criteria: High school seniors; Interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college; Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student’s application essay; Selection is determined by the Fashion-Schools.org staff; Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship; Application and essay are submitted online at www.Fashion-Schools.org.
  • Deadline: Applications are June 1, 2015. Scholarship winners will be announced in July 2015 and the scholarships paid in August, 2015.

 

 #56 Hampton Roads Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

  • Amount: $500.00;
  • Criteria:Graduating high school senior; African American male or female; GPA of 3.5 or higher; Copy of an acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or institute of higher learning for the ensuring year; Provide 3 letters of recommendation that will demonstrate an excellent record of conduct, leadership ability and community involvement (one letter from your school counselor; one from school personnel and the third from a member of the community; i.e. minister, civic leader, Sunday school teacher, etc.). ; Complete Financial Affidavit; Essay questions as indicated.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey by, March 23, 2015.

 

 #58 Virginia Credit Union Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:Up to $2,500 each for tuition and fees for the upcoming school year. 
  • Criteria: Graduating senior; Must have joined the VACU by September 30, 2014; Must be the primary owner of a VACU account; Min. GPA of 3.0 or higher; Community service and volunteer work; Hours devoted to work to help with the cost of education; Extracurricular activities; Essay required; For application and more information please visit: vacu.org. 
  • Deadline: March 31, 2015.

 

#59 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Suffolk Alumnae Chapter

  • Amount: $1,000. 
  • Criteria:  G.P.A of 3.0 or higher; Official transcript; (2) letters of recommendations ((1) Counselor, (1) teacher or nonrelated adult); Resume; Copy of college or university letter of acceptance or proof of application submission; Essay required.
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey by, March 25, 2015. 

 

#60 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA HRS)

  • Amount:  At least two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded, and will be one-time, nonrenewable awards.  
  • Criteria:An applicant must be either a dependent of a member of the Hampton Roads Section of the AIAA (irrespective of domicile); An essay, no more than 1200 words, on the proposed area of study in engineering, physical science, or applied science and its relation to aerospace; A letter of recommendation by a high school faculty member with personal classroom knowledge of the applicant’s abilities; Potential for leadership as indicated by the applicant’s record of extracurricular activities.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey by May 20 , 2015.

 

#62 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Portsmouth/Suffolk (VA) Alumni Chapter Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000; 
  • Criteria: Young minority men; Graduating high school senior; No disciplinary actions imposed during the current school year; Min. G.P.A. of 2.5 or C+; Be able to confirm college attendance before scholarship is awarded; Involved in extra-curricular activities; Not be a full scholarship/grant-in-aid recipient; (2) letters of recommendation (i.e. teacher, counselor or administrators); Official transcript; List of honors and awards received; 500 word essay.
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey on March 23, 2015. 

#63 The Armenian Education Center/ Scholarship Essay Question Competition

  • Amount:  $1,000; Criteria: Virginia high school student; Essay required; Open to 9th through 12th graders.  
  • Each year the Armenian Education Center awards a scholarship to the winner of their essay contest. These essay questions help students to generate awareness and build a general understanding of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.   Subject: The Armenian Education Center is pleased to announce an essay question competition, which will award a $1000.00 scholarship to one Virginia high school student.  The competition is open to ninth through twelfth grade students.  Hard copy essays must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2014.  As per instructions, essays must also be emailed by April 1st.  Please see the enclosed essay question and presentation format for specific details.  History Teachers:  This essay addresses the second part of SOL World History II, 12b which examines the Holocaust and other examples of genocide in the twentieth century.  Review page 43 of the SOL Curriculum Framework for additional information.  If you assign this as a research topic when teaching this SOL objective, be sure to encourage your students to consider entering the attached $1000 scholarship competition.  Please visit our website, www.armenian-educationcenter.org.  It is designed for educators with lesson plans and resources for teaching the Armenian Genocide. 
  • Deadline: Postmarked by April 1, 2015. 

 

#64 The Jane Fischetti/Ann Barber Obici Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Amount:  Not specified; 
  • Criteria:  Essay required; (3) letters of recommendation; Official transcript; SAT scores; Proof of Community Service.
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey on March 23, 2015.

 

 #66 2015 Student –View Scholarship Program

  • Amount: One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship; Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship; Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each.
  • Criteria: 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; To apply and for additional information please visit: www.student-view.com.  
  • Deadline: April 22, 2015.

  

#67 VATFACS Scholarships/ A.)Helen Hopper Scholarship

  • Amount:         $1,000; 
  • Criteria:A Virginia high school senior who plans to attend college with a major in Family Life Education; Recipient of the scholarship will be notified by May 30 of the year the application is made.
  • Deadline:       Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 7, 2015.

 

B.) Martha Creighton Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000;
  • Criteria:  Must be a graduate of a Virginia high school; Must pursue an education in Family and Consumer Sciences or in a Family and Consumer Sciences related field; Education program must lead to a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and/or qualify for a Collegiate Professional Certificate; Recipient of the scholarship will be notified by May 30 of the year the application is made.
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 7, 2015.

 

 #69 Stein Family College Scholarship

  • Amount:  Provides a scholarship of up to $10,000 a year for college tuition.
  • Criteria: Applicants must be Jewish and be current residents of Hampton Roads; must be high school graduates entering a degree-granting institution within the United States for the first time as a full-time, degree-seeking student. The institution must participate in the Federal Student Aid Program (Title IV); Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; Demonstrate academic ability, concern for school and both the Jewish and general communities through extracurricular activities and volunteer service, and note any unusual circumstances that make the applicant more worthy of consideration; Show substantiated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); For further information or to apply please visit: http://jewishva.org/tjf-stein;
  • Deadline: April 1, 2015.

 

#70 2015 Jack E. O’Connor Scholarship

  • Tidewater Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Amount:  Unspecified; Criteria:   Must be a credit union member before the application is submitted; Official transcript; Tax returns forms 1040 from 2014.
  • Deadline:   Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 7, 2015.

  

#71 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Amount:  Local winners will each receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card; Regional winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship for higher education; National winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, plus Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit of the student’s choice. Criteria:    Must be nominated; Students must be between the age of 6 and 18 as of March 15, 2015 and not yet a high school graduate; Student’s volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination; Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year; Please request to be nominated by Mrs. Cruey and provide to her a recent resume. Deadline:   March 13, 2015.

 

 #72 NSUAA Suffolk Chapter Norfolk State University Alumni Association

  • Amount:  $500.00;            
  • Criteria:   Prospective 2015 graduate of a Suffolk Public High School; Student must have been admitted or in the process of being admitted to Norfolk State University on a full time basis; Official transcript; (2) letters of recommendation (teacher, counselor, etc.) ;List of hours and awards received; Essay required on “Why I should be the recipient of the 2015 Suffolk Chapter Norfolk State University Alumni Scholarship.”
  • Deadline:   Due to Mrs. Cruey on May 4, 2015.

 

 #73 National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Tidewater Section

A. Joyce Gould

  • Amount:  $ 1,000;                     
  • Criteria:  African American female planning to attend a four year college; Participate in school, community, and church activities; Graduating senior; Demonstrate and document a   financial need; GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 14, 2015.
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  1. Josephine Felder Educational Awards
  • Amount: $500.00; 
  • Criteria: Attend an accredited community college; Participate in school, community, and church activities; Graduating senior; Demonstrate and document a financial need; GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 14, 2015.
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 #75 The Joel Bieber Firm Scholarship

Amount:   One-time $ 1,000 stipend; Criteria: High School senior; Pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; GPA of 3.0 or higher. Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey on June 3, 2015.

 

 #76 Good Neighbor Pharmacy Scholarship Program

  • Amount:  (1) $2,500 and (4) $1,000 winners;
  • Criteria: High School senior; Must graduate in the spring of 2015 and be enrolled in an accredited United States college on a full-time basis during the 2015 fall and 2016 spring terms; Students must submit their application and necessary documents by visiting a local Good Neighbor Pharmacy store by April 11, 2015. Or go online at: Visit: www.MyGNP.com/scholarship
  • Deadline:  April 11, 2015

 

#77 Hampton Roads American Logistics Association

  • Amount:  $1,500 ; Criteria:  Applicants must be the natural or legally adopted child of active-duty, inactive/active-duty reserves or retired military personnel or resale employees to grade Captain/Colonel equivalent and/or grade 12 or members of the Hampton Roads ALA who reside in the Hampton Roads area; Must be a first semester freshman for the Fall Semester 2015 to an accredited college, university or junior college for undergraduate studies. Scholarships will not be awarded for participation in non-academic and certificate programs or attendance at a tuition-free institution, such as the U.S. Military Academy; Must be a permanent U.S. resident and be less than 21 years of age; Applicants should be in the top 35% of their high school class and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale); For additional information and to apply please visit: www.ala-hamptonroads.org/scholarship; 
  • Deadline: March 31, 2015

 

 #78 Norfolk Sports Club Scholarship

  • Amount:   Last year 16 scholarships awarded of $2,000 each; This year’s awards will be based upon a review of the economic position of the scholarship foundation by its Board of Directors.
  • Criteria:   Must have lettered in at least one sport (cheerleaders qualify); Must graduate with a C average or better; Financial need must be demonstrated; Student must attend a college or university within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Deadline:   Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 2, 2015.

  

#79 2015 Rich Murray Sports Journalism Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000 scholarship;  
  • Criteria:  Graduating Virginia high school student; Excels in the area of sports journalism; Must be pursuing a college degree in journalism, communication or a related field with intentions of pursuing a career in sports. 
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey on March 23, 2015

 

  # 80 The National Association for the Education Of Homeless Children and Youth Scholarship

  • Amount:   There will be a minimum of two $2,000 scholarships awarded annually. The scholarship is a one-time award. Additional financial support may be available for scholars in subsequent years.
  •  Criteria:   Students who are homeless or who have been homeless during their school attendance, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement; Students who will not reach their 21st birthday by September 1, 2015, and who have completed no more than two years of college by September 1, 2015 are eligible to apply. Applicants may be high school seniors, students enrolled in a GED or other alternative education program, or recent graduates/GED recipients. If you are in high school and not yet enrolled in a post secondary program, the committee will hold your scholarship for you pending your enrollment; Official Transcript; Essay required; A minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other adult who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications and experiences
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey on June 8, 2015  
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 #82 Paul D. Camp Community College 2015 Fall Scholarships

A.Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship

  •  Amount:  $5,000 over 2 years over two years ($2,500 first year; $2,500 second year, contingent on attainment of 2.50 or higher GPA for first year).
  •  Criteria:   Graduating high school seniors; Residing in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, or Southampton County; 2.5 or higher GPA (Transcript or GED scores must be attached to the application); Enrollment in at least 12 semester credits in a certificate or degree program at PDCCC for both fall and spring semesters; Two Letters of Reference should include one letter from a school official and one from a community person (must be attached to application).; Essay on how attending Paul D. Camp Community College will help you reach your educational goals (must be attached to application). Please apply online at: pdc.edu/scholarships 
  • Deadline:   April 6, 2015

  

  1. Camp to Camp Scholarships
  • Amount:    $5,000 over two years ($2,500 first year; $2,500 second year, contingent on attainment of 2.50 or higher GPA for first year).  
  • Criteria:  Graduating high school seniors; Residing in Franklin, Suffolk, Southampton County, or Isle of Wight County; 2.50 or higher GPA (high school transcripts must be attached to application);
  • Must be enrolled for at least 12 semester credits in a certificate or degree program at PDCCC for both fall and spring semesters; Essay on how attending Paul D Camp Community College will help you reach your educational goals (must be attached to application);Cannot also be recipient of Bobby B. Worrell Scholarship. Please apply online at: pdc.edu/scholarships 
  • Deadline:   April 6, 2015

 

  1. Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program
  • Amount:  $3,000 
  • Criteria:  Student attending college for the first time at a Virginia Community College; Selection will be based on merit; The scholar will demonstrate academic excellence during high school; The scholar will demonstrate a willingness to promote community college education and the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program; The scholar will demonstrate a willingness to mentor future scholars; The scholar will demonstrate a commitment to developing leadership potential; The student must be a full-time, associate degree-seeking student with plans to graduate from a Virginia Community College; If selected, the recipient agrees to: Attend an orientation developed for Commonwealth Legacy Scholars; Participate in a minimum of two state-wide events annually; Participate in the annual Student Leadership program; and, attend a special luncheon event held in Richmond, Virginia; Please apply online at: pdc.edu/scholarships. 
  • Deadline: April 6, 2015

 

#83 Drs. L.T. & Margaret W. Reid Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: Unspecified           
  • Criteria:   Ability to succeed in college; In financial need; Community service; Involvement in school activities; Essay required; Recommendation letter; Official transcript; Copy of SATs or ACTs.
  • Deadline:   Due to Mrs. Cruey by April 13, 2015.

 

 #84 Suffolk Chapter of the Links, Incorporated Scholarship

  • Amount:   Unspecified 
  • Criteria:   High school senior from a high school in Suffolk or in the service area of Suffolk Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Minimum GPA GPA of 2.5 or higher; Plan to pursue a college degree; Demonstrate financial need.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 13, 2015

  

#85 Word-West-Pankey-Wyche Scholarship, Inc.

  • Amount: (1) four year $500 scholarship and another (1) year $500 scholarship.
  •  Criteria:  Citizen of Suffolk; High school senior; Must show economic need; Must have a sincere desire to pursue a higher education.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey on March 23, 2015

 

#86 The Gladys Yates/ Deborah M. Brown Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000 

  • Criteria: Senior in high school in the city of Suffolk; Accepted by an accredited college or community college; Honor graduate having a B average or 3.0 or above; Planning to pursue a career in education.; Two letters of references One shall be from high school teacher who has taught the student; A second shall be from a responsible adult, not the applicant’s relative, who knows the student well; Official high school transcript; Interest in the teacher field. Submit a (300-500 word essay).
  •  Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey by April 13, 2015.

 

 #88 American Helicopter Society International, Inc.

  • Amount:  One time award $2,000 
  • Criteria:  High School senior; Plan to pursue a college degrees leading to career in STEM fields (ie. Engineering, physics, mathematics or science).
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey on March 23, 2015.

  

#89 GFWC Junto Woman’s Club

  • Amount:  $1,000
  • Criteria:  High school senior; Must be a BETA Club member in your high school.
  •  Deadline:   Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 21, 2015.

 

#90 Hampton Roads Choir Directors’/Organist’ Guild Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500
  •  Criteria:  High School senior; Plans to pursue a BA degree in music at an accredited college or university;   Extracurricular activities; (3) letters of reference; financial need; Successful audition; Community activities; Official transcript; GPA of 2.5 or higher; SAT/ACT score of 800 or above.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey on April 21, 2015

 

 #91 Suffolk Presbyterian Church, USA-Willis-Volper Scholarship

  • Amount: 2,000 ($1,000 per year)
  • Criteria:   High school senior; Character; General ability; Financial need; Scholarship; Extra-curricular activities; Community service; Clubs.
  • Deadline: Due to Mrs. Cruey by March 23, 2015.

 

#92 Booker T. Washington Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Amount:   $500
  •  Criteria:   High school senior; Legal guardian, parent or grandparent must have been a student/graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Suffolk; Must be enrolled full-time in a college/vocation school.
  • Deadline:  Due to Mrs. Cruey by May 4, 2015.

 

 

Progressive Women Incorporated Midsummer Fantasy Debutante Cotillion

Graduating high school senior, no children and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Please see guidance for applications.

 

Hollins University’s 51st Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

Who: Sophomore and Junior girls. Entries MUST be submitted online at:www. Hollins.edu/poetrycontest

Each entrant MUST have a faculty sponsor from her high school; First prize consists of tuition and housing for the

University’s Hollinsummer creative writing program, plus a $200 cash award; There are six second-prize winners, each of whom receives a $25 cash award. All the winning poems will be printed in Cargos, the student literary magazine at Hollins.

 

 AIU High School Diplomats

Dates: July 28-August 8, 2015. Where: Princeton University. Number of Students: 40 American students and 40 Japanese students. Eligibility: Students may apply during their high school sophomore and junior years. Children of AIG employees and their agents may not apply. We afford equal opportunity to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. For more information please visit: http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america.php

 

 University of Notre Dame

When: Program Date: June 27 – July 11, 2015.

Where: University of Notre Dame. Participants spend two intense weeks in one of the programs of study; Each class is limited to 20 students, keeping the classes small and the personal attention from Notre Dame faculty. For additional information please visit:http://precollege.nd.edu/summer-scholars/

  

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program, operated by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), has received the prestigious 2014 Programs That Work Award from the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition (VMSC). The award recognizes exemplary mathematics, science, and integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning. STUDENTS ARE SELECTED FOR THE VASTS SUMMER ACADEMY AFTER COMPLETING IN THE VASTS ONLINE COURSE. Students selected for the VASTS Summer Academy in early May, 2015. Selections will be made based on VASTS Online Course performance. The Summer Academy is held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. Scholars will choose to participate in one of the Academies. Students are housed at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. Scholars will arrive at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia on Saturday and depart on Friday afternoon directly from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. For questions or concerns about general program information or program materials, please contact: Priscilla Hill, VASTS Program Assistant email: aphill@odu.edu office: (757) 766-5210 fax: (757) 766-5205

 

Duke Summer Academy for High School Students or students currently in grades 9 – 12.

When: July 11 (arrival) to July 31 (departure). a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment to gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders. For more information please contact Teresa Cerrato Amador at teresa.cerrato.amador@duke.edu or email Dr. Nicki Charles at nicki.charles@duke.edu.

      

Youth Conservation Corps/ Virginia State Parks

When: Session I: June 21-July 11; Session II: July 19-August 8.

A three week long experience and $500.00 stipend. Looking for crew member ages 14-17 years of age. Will work in the parks on weekdays, participate in environmental education programs weeknights, and endure adventure training on weekends. For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/vspycc. Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

  

VCU School of Dentistry summer programs

Want to be a dentist?

You should apply for Dental Career Exploration. This is a two-week, non-residential program for high school students who are interested in dentistry. The program dates are July 6, 2015 – July 17, 2015. The program is free and lunch is provided! Students will learn about the field of dentistry through hands-on activities.

  

Want to be a dental hygienist?

You should apply for Dental Hygiene Career Exploration. This is a three-day, non-residential program for high school students who are interested in dental hygiene. The program dates are June 23, 2015 – June 25, 2015. The program is free and lunch is provided! Students will learn about the field of dental hygiene through hands-on activities.  The application for both programs can be found online at www.dhsd.vcu.edu. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015. Students must submit one letter of recommendation and an official transcript in addition to the online application.

 

Sweet Brier College Summer Explore Engineering design course for High School Girls.

When: July 19-24, 2015

Summer 2015 Explore Engineering Design Support by AREVA inc. Cost: $700, which includes all lodging, meals, snacks, supplies, college credit and a T-shirt. Events are built around hands-on, team-based design projects that emphasize creativity. No engineering experience is needed to attend; Students have fun while working with engineering faculty and students. These events are a great way to see what engineering is all about — and to experience campus life at Sweet Briar. During each camp, students stay with college mentors. For additional information please call or visit: Contact Hank Yochum at (434)- 381-6357 or hyochum@sbc.edu

 

Sweet Brier College Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists

  • Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; Is an intensive summer program for high school students that encourages the blending and transcending of artistic genres. Over the course of three weeks, students will test the boundaries of:  media: Students will declare a medium of emphasis–creative writing, painting/ drawing/ sculpting, or film making–and will cross-train in others: technique: Students will learn a variety of techniques to approach artistic media in new and unexpected ways; community: students will work in a shared space with their classmates and master teachers, blurring the lines between instructor and learner.
  • When: Three intensive weeks: Sunday, 21 June to Sunday, July 12, 2015; Artistic tracks: creative writing, painting/drawing/sculpting, and film making; Coeducational; Two hours of college credit;
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2015; Early Application Deadline (5% tuition discount): April 1,2015; Location: Sweet Briar College, Virginia Financial aid & scholarships available.

 

Leadership Institute Bryant University When: June 21-26,2015; Where: Smithfield RI

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors (rising seniors) to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society. Program participants are immersed in an exciting educational environment, living on Bryant’s campus for a week and learning through interaction with accounting professionals, by examining case studies, and through role play. To apply, students must be college-bound African-American or Latino/a high school juniors (rising seniors) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have also completed Algebra II by the end of the junior year. To learn more, please contact: Professor Buky Folami Director of PwCACLI Email:  lfolami@bryant.edu 

 

UVA School of Architecture The School of Architecture at the University of Virginia invites you to come and learn how we “Build a better world through planning, designing and making to solve intellectual, spatial and environmental challenges. The A-School Undergraduate Tour Plus; Monday afternoon (12:30p.m), April 6, 2015.

You can attend all or part of the Tour Plus Sessions which include: visiting studios, meeting with faculty and students, touring Campbell Hall as well as a general information session. For additional information please visit: bit.ly/TheAatUVA Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Gamma Delta Omega Chapter Who: High School junior and seniors ladies; To an afternoon of “Graduate Entertainment”

Where: Major Hillard Library 824 Old George  Washington Highway North Chesapeake, Virginia 23323; Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00p.m. For additional information and to RSVP please call, Valora Baskerville (757) 819-3900; Refreshments served.

 

Pratt Institute’s Precollege Program for High School Students

When: Summer 2015: July 6–31 Who: Pratt Institute, sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.

The summer PreCollege program consists of four classes, as well as lectures and cultural and social events. Students pick one of the credit-bearing electives offered (download the pdf for a list of elective choices); and are automatically enrolled in a Foundation class (also credit-bearing), an Art History/Appreciation class, and a Portfolio

Development class, (both are non-credit, pass /fail courses) to complement their chosen elective.

Elgibility: High school students who are at least sixteen years old, and have completed their sophomore year, as well as graduating seniors (minimum age: 16 years by June 30, 2015; maximum age: 18 years. No exceptions.); Self-motivated and responsible students willing to immerse themselves in college-level study with other students who have similar interests; All levels of experience welcome. For additional information and to apply please visit: www.mwpai.edu .

Academic Summer Camp and Junior Open Junior Open Houses; March 28, 2015; April 27, 2015;
High school juniors are invited to campus to gain an insider’s view about the academic and extracurricular experiences at Gettysburg. Registration for all Junior Open House programs is now open.
For additional information please visit and to apply at: http://www.gettysburg.edu/visiting_gettysburg/special_events.dot

 

Bachelor-Benedict Social Club of Norfolk 2015 Perspective high School Graduates

To be a debutante you would need to write a letter of introduction, it must include (Name of parent of guardian, Name of school, GPA, extra-curricula activities, Religious affiliation and community activities, hobbies, etc.) For additional information or to apply please write to : Bachelor Benedict Social Club, Post Office Box 4554, Norfolk, VA. 23535 or e-mail to BBSof Norfolk@cox.net. To be accepted is a $25.00 acceptance fee upon approval of being presented.

 

VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program OPPORTUNITY TO WIN $6,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS; Are you interested in a career in banking and finance? Have you always wondered what actually goes on inside a bank? Do you need $6,000 to help pay for your college tuition? If so, consider participating in Bank Day.

On this day, you will spend a day in banks shadowing a banker in their daily duties. After the Day, you will write an essay based on your experience. These essays will be judged by bankers and thirteen scholarships (twelve regional and one statewide) will be awarded to the winners.

Bank Day will take place on Tuesday, March 17th.

Scholarship Amounts:

$500 Each for Six Honorable Mention Scholarships

$2,000 Each for Six Regional Winners

$4,000 Statewide Winner ($6,000 total since all candidates will also be regional winners); Participation Criteria; High school senior;

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;

Teacher/guidance counselor sponsor;

Deadlines & Important Dates; Mar. 13, 2015: Deadline to sign-up for the program; Mar. 17, 2015: Bank Day! Apr. 3, 2015: Student essays due by 5 pm. April 30, 2015: Regional winners & honorable mention winners notified.

 

BASF Cooperation Chemical Company

  • The Science Academy targets students who will be high school seniors in the fall; who completed at least one year of high school chemistry and have a demonstrated record of academic excellence and a strong interest in the sciences. Following the curriculum theme “From Molecules to Marketplace,” students learn advanced level science from FDU professors and interact with BASF scientists and business leaders through lectures, hands-on lab experiments and field trips. In addition to basic scientific method, the students study polymerization, the chirality and analysis of chemical components, the properties of fragrances and colors, environmental science, product development, product marketing, and project management.
  • When: The Science Academy- (2) weeks From July13-23,2015 Where: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ. Cost: Free
  • Application due by April 6, 2015. For additional information, please visit: www.FDU.edu.

 

Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History. College of William and Mary, The ;Colonial

Williamsburg Foundation When: Session 1: June 28-July 18, 2015; Session 2:  July 19-August 8, 2015. A program for high school  juniors and seniors dates. This fast-paced, in-depth and immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted “on site” at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region. Readings and classroom work at the College will set the stage for the site visits by providing essential background on the wider context of American development. Application Deadline: April 24, 2015. For additional information please  visit: www.wm.edu/niahd

 VALHEN’s Hispanic College Institute –

Applications Open for 2015.Criteria: 2.5 GPA or above; Current high school sophomore or junior; Enrolled full-time in a Virginia high school. Applications are now open for the July 15-18, 2015 Hispanic College Institute (HCI), to be hosted by Virginia Tech.

Please note that the application deadline is April 1st!! If you have any questions, please contact us at hci@valhen.org.

  

Websites of Interest:

For personal scholarship search:

www.scholarhship.com

www.meritaid.com

www.eduprep.com

www.fastweb.com

 

Ideas for Volunteerism: www.volunteermatch.org

For help in deciding on a college major: www.MyMajors.com

Career decision making information: www.virginiamentor.org

An extensive college search engine is available at: www.collegeboard.com

 For career and college information in Virginia, go to: www.KnowHowVirginia.org

 

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