Wofford proudly announces the 71st annual Wofford Scholars Program. Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships ranging from $10,000 per year up to a full scholarship.
Your school is invited to nominate current juniors as Wofford Scholars. *The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2019.* Any nominations submitted after June 15 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The criteria for nomination are as follows:
- Students must rank in the top 10% of the class. (If your school does not rank, you may be asked to send transcripts; please do not mail or fax transcripts unless requested.)
- Students must have achieved a minimum score of 1300 (critical reading and math combined) on the SAT or 28 composite on the ACT.
- Students must, in your opinion, demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, and potential for success. Students should also have an interest in attending Wofford College.
- All students who are nominated for this program must apply by either our Early Decision or Early Action deadline.
Nominations must be submitted to us at http://www.wofford.edu/scholars/.
Nominees are screened by the Wofford Scholars Selection Committee. If your students meet the criteria, they will be invited to participate in Wofford Scholars Day in November. This program includes interviews for the students and various information sessions for nominees and their parents.
New Scholarship Rewards Completing Road-to-College Steps
Most scholarships are given to students in recognition of accomplishments such as good high school grades. But a new $25 million scholarship, announced Thursday, will reward students simply for taking steps to get ready for college.
The program, designed and run by the College Board, outlines six steps it considers key in the college process. Completion of each step enters students into a monthly lottery to win a scholarship tied to that step. Finishing all six puts a student in the running for one of 25 “completion scholarships” worth $40,000 in the spring of 12th grade.
The organization, which makes the SAT, will give out $25 million in scholarships over the next five years. Half of the money will be reserved for students from families with annual incomes of $60,000 or less. The program will open in December, for the graduating class of 2020.
College Board officials said that the scholarships are open to all students, since there are no minimum grade or score requirements, and no essay is required.
But thousands of students, such as those who take only the ACT, would be ineligible for two of the six steps—and thus the big $40,000 scholarship—since they require actions that pertain only to the SAT. To be eligible for money linked to any of the six steps, students must register for the scholarship on the College Board’s website.
Here are the six steps in the “College Board Opportunity Scholarships,” with the amount of money students qualify for by completing them:
- Exploring colleges of interest and building a list on the College Board’s website (600 scholarships of $500 each)
- Practicing for the SAT with the College Board’s own online practice program (1,500 scholarships of $1,000 each)
- Improving SAT scores (150 scholarships of $2,000 each)
- Refining college lists by including a mix of “safety,” “fit” and “reach” schools (400 scholarships of $500 each)
- Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA (800 scholarships of $1,000 each)
- Applying to colleges (500 scholarships of $1,000 each)
*Special thanks to Ian Golsby for sending this in!
ELIGIBILITY: All grades 9 – 12 High School Students
AWARD AMOUNT: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000
DEADLINE: Ongoing (Annual) , Every October 31st 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)
HOW TO APPLY:
Choose ONE prompt from below and submit a well thought out essay or video
- How have your family, parents, school, and teachers influenced who you are today? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
- How much freedom should parents give their children? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
- What are some dangers that youth may face on the internet? Use personal experiences, news articles, or research to support your answer.
- What should you do if you or a friend is bullied on the web? Please discuss solutions for both scenarios. Use personal experiences to support your answer.
- Discuss ways that youth can use the internet or social media to positively impact their communities. Use personal experiences to support your answer.
To apply, fill out our short form here: KidGuard for Education Scholarship Application
We will be selecting a pool of finalists based on the quality of their essay/video. As mentioned, we are looking for essays/videos that are well thought out with proper research and evidence to support their statement. Out of the selected finalists, winners will be selected and contacted shortly thereafter.
The Louisiana Heroes’ Scholarship Fund provides college and vocational school tuition to the children of Louisiana’s teachers, coaches, law enforcement officers, and first responders. Scott Chafin created the fund, in conjunction with the Community Foundation, by making an initial donation of $25,000.00. The fund will be kept alive by annual fundraisers and private donations. The Louisiana Heroes’ Scholarship Fund will award (5) $2,500 scholarships each year to Louisiana students based on merit and need.
For additional information, and to stay up to date on the latest news regarding the scholarship fund, please contact our offices and check back on our website frequently.
To apply for the Louisiana Heroes’ Scholarship, please download the application below and follow the submission instructions included.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year.
We will be awarding $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline – June 14, 2019.
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our site.