academic achievement and outstanding leadership involvement in their community and/or school. Students must have a minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA to be considered for scholarships. Official test scores must be sent directly from testing agency.
WHAT: 10 Cincinnatus awards of $88,000 (est. $22,000 per year covers full tuition, fees, room, board, and a book
60 Excellence awards of $65,000 ($16,250 per year)
100 Founders awards of $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
600 University awards of $14,000 ($3,500 per year)
Unspecified number of Century awards of $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
DEADLINE: December 1, 2015
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Student must have submitted a completed application and all supporting materials to the University of Cincinnati by the December 1, 2015 deadline (no additional scholarship application is necessary). More information is available online at http://financialaid.uc.edu/sfao/cincinnatus.html
Miami University Merit Scholarships and Miami University Access Initiative Scholarships
WHO: High school seniors who complete applications to MU and who meet qualifications described on website
WHAT: Unspecified number of scholarships of various amounts
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: In the Guidance Office or online at https://www.gecreditunion.org/f8web/?uf=.//PDFs/Current%20Promotions/10.14_Scholarship.pdf
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
PROVIDED BY: Gates Millennium Scholars Program
DEADLINE: January 13, 2016
TYPE OF AWARD: Scholarship
AMOUNT: full tuition good through graduation
AWARDS AVAILABLE: 1000
DESCRIPTION: The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is open to African - American, American Indian / Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students who are citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents of the United States. You must be an entering, full - time, degree - seeking, first - year student and have a minimum 3.3 GPA or have earned a GED to be considered for this award. You must also demonstrate significant financial need (meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria) and exhibit leadership abilities through community service, extracurricular or other activities.
Northern Kentucky University Scholarships and Awards
WHO: High school seniors who meet the specific requirements (3.0 GPA and 23 ACT or 1050 SAT and have submitted their
application and all required credentials to the NKU by the January 15, 2013 deadline, no additional scholarship
application is required.
WHAT: Variety of scholarships, requirements, and amounts
DEADLINE: February 15, 2016
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: (not yet available) Online at http://financialaid.nku.edu/scholarships.html
Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships
WHO: High school seniors who submit an essay of 550 or fewer words “which state clearly and concisely the applicant’s
career, vocational and academic goals.” Essays must be machine reproduced, double spaced and must conform to
the instructions printed on the application. Please do not send transcripts or academic resumes.
WHAT: Unspecified number of Local Awards through the Jerold Hehn Memorial Scholarship Program of between $500 and
$2,500 AND unspecified number of Regional and National Awards of between $300 to $1,000
DESCRIPTION: Two scholarships are available to incoming freshman who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited program leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree. Your course of study must be related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30 percent.
OHIO JCI Senate Scholarship
WHO: High School Seniors
DEADLINE: January 18, 2016
AMOUNT: $1000 need and academic based scholarships
WEBSITE: ohiojcisenate.org. See Mrs. Poling for a paper copy
GE Credit Union Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship
If you spend an hour filling out 10 scholarship applications and you get ONE for $1,000, that is an excellent hourly rate!
Keep copies of your essays on your computer and on a zip drive. You may be able to use them on several other applications. Be sure to proof read. You do not want to send an essay for one scholarship with the name of a different scholarship in it.
Be sure to follow all instructions carefully, complete the applications neatly, and be sure to send them at least a week before the printed deadline.
Ask a parent, teacher, counselor, or another trusted adult to review the scholarship application before you send it. You want it to be as perfect as possible. They may catch something you have missed or need to correct.
Keep a copy of every scholarship application you send. Keep organized files for future reference.
Apply for as many scholarships as you can! We hear each year about the “millions of dollars worth of unclaimed scholarships.” Guess why? NOBODY APPLIES FOR THEM!
Make your part-time job this year to apply for scholarships. It is an investment that will pay!
Be sure to contact me if you have any questions. I will do my best to help you find the answers.