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Due DateScholarship NameAmountCriteriaHow/Where to Apply
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1/1/2018NACE Foundation ScholarshipsvariesSee website for details. There are 55 scholarships available.https://nace-foundation.org/programs/students/scholarships/
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1/5/2018United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship$500For seniors; Write essay. Choose from their topicshttp://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program
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1/8/2018Spectrum Bay News 9 Project Weather1,000Minimum 3.5 GPA and a 300-500 word essay; for hard copy of application, see folder in guidancehttp://www.baynews9.com
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1/11/2018APIASF General Scholarship ProgramvariesFor senior who is Asian or Pacific Islander, a U. S. citizen, have a minimum 2.7 GPA, qualify for the PELL grant through FAFSA, and submit one letter of recommendation online. http://www.apiasf.org/resources.html
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1/12/2018Florida State Elks Association - Hope ScholarshipvariesFor seniors who have maintained a minimum of a 2.3 - 3.3 unweighted GPA who have demonstrated leadership through employment, participation in school activites, community service, and citizenship. Special consideration is given to those students who haave shouldered extra responsibility such as working throughout their high school career to help provide support for siblings or family.Application is in Mrs. Pilkey's office or ask for email with attachment.
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1/15/2018Optimist International Oratorical ScholarshipvariesGrades 9 - 12http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm
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1/19/2018DECA Scholarship$3,000For seniors who are currently members of DECAhttps://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/scholarships/
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2/1/2018Arts for Life$1,000For seniors who demonstrate excellence in one of the following art forms: creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual art.http://artsforlifeaward.org/wordpress/apply/ or see Mrs. Pilkey for application.
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2/6/2018Polk Education Foundation ScholarshipvariesFor seniors who will graduate with a standard diploma and who have passed the FSA Reading or have a concordant score and have passed Algebra I EOC or have a concordant score. Application is to be submitted online by 2/6/18 by noon. Hard copy of the application and a copy of the student's SAR from the FAFSA is due to Mrs. Pilkey by 2/8/2018 2:30 PM.http://www.polk-fl.net/students/collegeandcareer/financialaid/pefscholarships.htm
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2/15/2018Randy Roberts Foundation Scholarship$1,000For seniors. If selected, by the end of your four year degree, you will have received a total of $10,000 in scholarship money. Criteria is one must be an extraordinary senior who have given back to the community.http://www.randyrobertsfoundation.org/students/
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2/15/2018McDill Officers'Spouses' ScholarshipFor seniors who are dependents or for military spouses of all ranks of active duty, retired, or deceased members of any branch of the US Armed Serviceswww.macdillosc.com
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2/15/2018Ridge League of Cities$2,500For seniors, based on completion of application, statements, community service, financial need, GPA, and LeadershipSee Ms. Pilkey for application. Scholarship committee will choose one from our school to forward to the Ridge League of Cities
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2/28/2018PRECO ' Operation Round Up' ScholarshipFor senior who resides in a home that receives electric service from Peace River Electric, have a minimum unweighted 2. 75, or 3.25 weighted GPA. or 145 GED, have one of these - ACT minimum 25, SAT minimum 1100www.preco.coop
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2/28/2018Bailey Family Foundation$5,000/20,000For seniors with minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, legal U.S. citizen, application and essay online.http://www.bailey-family.org/
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2/28/2018Black History Month Art and Essay ContestsSee website for the details. For grades 4 - 12www.floridablackhistory.com
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3/1/2018Johnson Scholarship Foundationfor seniors with a disability attending one of the 12 state universities in Florida. www.jsf.bz
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3/1/2018Southern Housing Scholarship$12,000Free housing for seniors who are need based with outstanding academics and character and who plan to go to UF, FSU, FL A & M, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee CC, Flagler campus in Tallahassee, or FL Gulf Coast University. Can still apply after 3/1 for spring semester of next year housing.https://www.southernscholarship.org/
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3/9/2018 ASHG 2018 DNA Day Essay ContestvariesFor grades 9 - 12. See website for essay and details http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml
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3/9/20182018 Jim Skidmore Scholarship$3,500For seniors: complete the application, submit a letter of recommendation, complete and sign all sections, complete the essay, submit an official transcript, and submit a FAFSA Student Aid Report.Application is in Ms. Pilkey's office.
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3/15/2018Winter Haven Hospital Auxiliary Youth Scholarship$2,000For seniors who have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours. Complete application, submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, submit a copy of your SAR from your completed FAFSA, an official transcript, and documentation of minimum 100 completed community service hours.Application is in Ms. Pilkey's office. Completed application and documentation due to her by 3/15/2018.
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3/15/2018Polk State Foundation Scholarship variesFor seniors who plan to attend Polk State. See Ms. Pilkey for assistance. http://foundation.polk.edu/scholarships/
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3/15/2018Polk State Public Service Scholarship60 credit hours feesFor juniors who would like to serve as an ambassador representing the college and assisting in recrutiment activities and other events as designated byt the Dean of Student ServicesGet application from Mrs. Pilkey across from Guidance
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3/23/20182018 Winter Haven Chamber Foundation Scholarship1,000For seniors intending to major in business, marketing, or any field where they hope to entrepreneur or business owner in the future. Minimum 3.0 GPA to qualifySee Mrs. Pilkey for an application.
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3/30/2018DeBartolo Family Foundation Scholarship$2,500For seniors with who have achieved academic excellence despite financial obstacles; students must complete the application and provide all requested materials. A hard copy is available in Ms. Pilkey's office or one can apply online.www.debartolofamilyfoundation.com
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4/1/2018Johnson Scholarship Foundationfor seniors who are children of Florida based UPS employeeswww.jsf.bz
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4/2/2018Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omicron Kappa Omega Chapter$500Personal data form, official transcript, wallet size picture, two letters of recommendation, biographical sketch, copy of acceptance letter, 500 word essay. See Mrs. Pilkey for application.
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4/2/2018The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Scholarship Program1,000For seniors, must have transcript, proof of acceptance into college, write an essay, and proof of U.S. residency. Go to online application for essay topic and further information.https://www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship/
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4/2/2018Lakeland Music Club ScholarshipFor a senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Must agree to perform at at Lakeland Music Club meeting on either April 10 or May 8.See Mrs. Pilkey for application and furthe details.
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4/3/2018Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Upsilon Xi Chapter1,000Senior must be a male, minority with a minimum 2.7 GPA, provide proof of a college acceptance, provide an official h.s. transcript, complete the application, write an essay, and provid a senior photo.Application is in Ms. Pilkey's office.
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4/6/2018Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omicron Kappa Omega Chapter1,000Must be an African-American female senior with a minimum 3.2 GPA, have financial need, community service hours, Minimum SAT 900/ACT 19, complete the application, have two letters of recommendation, and a sealed transcript.Application is in Ms. Pilkey's office.
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4/7/2018Jewett High School Alumni Association Scholarships$1,500For African American seniors attending LRHS, WHHS, AHS, and also Specialty schools that whose home school would have been one of the three above. For students going to 2 or 4 year schools or going to a vocational school.See Mrs. Pilkey for application and furthe details. Scholarship must be data entered. Email Pilkey for the attachment.
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4/12/2018Valencia College Foundation ScholarshipsvariesFor seniors who have applied to Valencia College and have an Valencia College ID.https://valencia.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/CMXAdmin/Cmx_Content.aspx?cpId=466
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4/13/2018Club Hispano De Lakeland$1,500For seniors who are Hispanic, have a minimum 2.25 GPA, financial need, a Polk State College ID, plan on attending Polk State in the fall, have two letters of recommendation, and a written letter.See Mrs. Pilkey for application.
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4/13/20182018 Scott Harris Memorial Scholarship$2,500Write an essay. Attach two letters of recommendations, a list of your major accomplishments, and your acceptance letter from a four year accredited college or universitySee Mrs. PIlkey for application or request for her to send the pdfs.
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4/15/2018The SACAC Extend the Dream Student Scholarship$1,000Applicant must be senior, with a minimum 2.75 GPA, have financial need, demonstrate commitment to community service, and must submit ACT and/or SAT scores. For detailed information, go to the website.http://www.sacac.org/extend-the-dream-scholarships
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4/20/18Eagle Lake Ruritan Scholarship1,000Complete the application, write short essay, have financial need, provide official transcriptApplication is in guidance. Due to Pilkey by April 20, 2018.
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4/20/2018Silver Tassel Scholarship500
Based on voluneering in the community , having a positive impact on the Greater Winter Haven area, leadership, and devotion.
http://jlgwh.com/scholarship
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4/20/2018Centennial Bank Stonegate Charitable Foundation Scholarship$1,000For seniors with a minimum 3.0; must be eligible for free/reduced lunch; superior community service involvement - not a requirement but highly suggested. See website for details.https://centennialbankscholarship.awardspring.com/
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4/22/20182018 Student View ScholarshipvariesFor Seniors: complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your areawww.student-view.com
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4/23/2018Winter Haven Optimist Club Scholarship1,500Two $1500 scholarships will be given to our LRHS seniors based on their GPA, financial need, leadership and community service. Student must be a U. S. citizen. Must submit a letter of recommendation, the first page of your SAR, and a transcript along with a typewritten resume. See application information sheet for more details. Applicaion is in guidance. Due to Mrs. Pilkey by April 23, 2018.
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4/27/2018EPCAR - East Polk County Association of Realtors, Inc. - Scholarship$1,000For a senior. Write an essay double spaced entitled, "In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, how did that Act help make the American Dream of home ownership a reality for all?"See Mrs. Pilkey for application.
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4/28/2018Intellectual Freedom Scholarship 500For seniors. Must write essay. Go to website for topic and further details.https://www.floridamediaed.org/intellectual-freedom-scholarship1.html
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4/30/2018Jayda Dionne Parker ScholarshipFor Seniors: Complete the application online, submit a 500 word essay, two letters of recommendation, and an official academic transcript.www.jdpscholar.org/apply.html
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4/30/2018Knights of Columbus Council #14975 San Juan Diego ScholarshipvariesComplete the application. Must be a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission, submit a copy of your official transcript, and mst have a minimum of 100 CSH.Application is in the guidance office on the counter.
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5/1/2018Brooks Law Group Scholarship$1,000; $250For seniors. Essay Topic: US 27 has recently been named the 3rd most dangerous highway in America. In your opinion, what factors do you believe lead to this newfound alias? If your family was visiting from out of town and traveling US 27, what advice would you give them to make their trip safe as possible? Word Count: 700 - 1400 wordshttps://www.brookslawgroup.com/about/community/community-outreach/
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5/15/2018The Keisha Bodden Scholarship$500Apply online, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, financial need, answer questions and essays, letter of recommendation, proof of community service. http://www.vaneseagape.org/keishaboddenscholarship
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5/19/2018BestMattressReviews.Com Sleep Scholarship1,000https://www.bestmattress-brand.org/scholarship/
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5/22/2018B. Davis Scholarship$1,000Describe three characteristics of leadership you value most. Describe why you believe these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual.http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
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5/25/20182018 Against All Odds Scholarshipvaries and is renewableScholarship applicants must be Polk County, Florida residents and senior student-athletes who exemplify courage and persistence in the face of hardship or adversity. Maintaining high academic standards and sportsmanship, despite facing any number of personal challenges, is essential.http://www.robinwagmanaao.org/
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5/31/2018Benenati Law Firm Future Leaders Scholarship$2,000For seniors planning to attend a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college/university. Applicants must be pursuing legal, medical, or business-related degrees. Minimum 3.0 GPA, your or someone in your immediate family was involved in a personal injury accident. Transcript must be submitted, and student must be a citizen or legal permanent resident. Funds will be sent directly to the college. Winner will be announced July 18, 2018. 500 word minimum explaining your future study and career plans and how your life experiences have influenced your goals.https://www.777injury.com/orlando-personal-injury-attorney/car-accidents/#future-leaders-scholarship
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6/1/2018FSU Beta Theta Pi Men of Principle Scholarship500For a senior going to Florida State who best demonstrates the values of Beta Theta Pi, makes a positive impact on the people and the community around him, and excels academically.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTK6QQb1ZjE6anLyghDULTDhbJnQDmVuiLirQnffQBwQY4uw/viewform
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6/14/2018Abbott and Fenner Scholarship$1,000Write an essay. Go to website to view the topichttp://abbottandfenner.com/sholarships.htm
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6/15/2018Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship $2,500Must have completed high school or received your GED by Spring 2018, be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2018 that will lead to employment, attend a non-profit post-secondary school, qualify for the Pell Grant, be under 30, and be a U.S. citizen.application.horatioalger.org
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7/6/2018Arabell Wiggins Scholarship500Student must be a senior who graduates and plans to attend college. Complete the application, provide a letter of career goals and biographical information, provide college acceptance letter, have financial need, have 3 letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and a personal essay of 300 wordsApplication is in guidance.
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Sep-18The Gates Scholarshipfull-rideFor seniors who are PELL eligible, have a minimum 3.3 GPA, a minority, have leadership and community servicehttps://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
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9/25/2018Sleep Health Scholarship$1,000For seniors with a minimum 3.0; see website for detailshttps://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/
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9/27/2018REACH KFC Educational Grant Program$2,000For seniors or college students; must be KFC employee; 2.5 GPA or higherhttp://kfcfoundation.org/
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10/6/2018AES Scholarship$500For seniors and post secondary students; Essayhttp://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
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10/12/2018YoungArt's National Scholarship10,000For students 15 - 18 in grades 10 - 12 by 12/1/17. See website for details.https://www.youngarts.org/apply
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10/15/20182018 Hispanic Heritage Month ScholarshipFor grades 4 - 12; Write essay; See website for topichttp://www.floridahispanicheritage.com/
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10/15/2018Pelican Water ScholarshipvariesFor seniors with 3.5+ GPA; Must be legal U.S. residenthttps://www.pelicanwater.com/scholarship.php
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10/17/2018Wendy's High School Heisman ScholarshipvariesFor seniors with a 3.0+ GPA and participate in one of the 47 sports, essay, and community servicehttps://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/
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10/25/2018Horatio Alger Scholarship$5,000 - 20,000For seniors; have strong commitment to pursue a bachelor' degree, have financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, be a U.S. citizenhttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/
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10/31/2018My Projector Lamps Scholarship$500Minimum 14 years of age, in good standing, must follow or "Like" the MyProjectorLamps Facebook page, and write essayhttps://www.myprojectorlamps.com/scholarships.html
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10/31/2018Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship$20,000For senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has volunteered and been a leader. Scholarship requires school profile and a transcript along with proof of community servicehttp://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
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11/1/2018Christopher Columbus Essay ContestFor grades 9 - 12; See application for all detailsApplication in guidance on counter
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11/2/2018Brooks Law Group Scholarship$1,000For seniors; Write essay: choose from their topicshttps://www.brookslawgroup.com/about/community/community-outreach/
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11/6/2018Prudential Spirit of Community Award$1,000For grades 5 - 12 and is based on Community Servicehttps://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2018
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11/14/2018Appelley Student Poetry Contest$500See website for details.www.appelley.org
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11/20/2018Jack Kent Cooke Scholarshipvariesminimum 3.5 GPA, leadership, and community service, minimum 1270 on SAT or minimum 27 on ACT, and have financial need. See website for further details.JKCF.ORG/COLLEGE
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12/15/2018Dwayne Graves Online Entrepreneur Spirit Scholarship500Students applying must submit the URL of a video they’ve uploaded to YouTube where you explain why you deserve to win this scholarship. The video can be anything that you feel will compel us to choose your entry. Tell us why you want to be an entrepreneur, what inspires you, and of course, show us your entrepreneur spirit! Your video submission must include “Dwayne Graves Online Scholarship” in the title, be publicly viewable, and have the URL to this page (http://www.dwaynegravesonline.com/scholarship/) in the description.http://www.dwaynegravesonline.com/scholarship/
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12/15/2018Dirk Derrick Car and Truck Accident Injury Scholarship1,000for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
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12/20/2018Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship1,000Write an essay. Go to website to view the topichttps://www.finalfantasyxvapp.com/scholarship
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1/10/2019Florida Retired Educators Foundation$4,000Complete the application, include a transript, include ACT/SAT scores, letter of rec., essay - See application for complete details.Application in guidance on counter
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2/1/2019Military Family Support Trust ScholarshipMust be a senior and have a parent, guardian, grand or great-grandparent who meet one of several criteria - see website or hard copy in Ms. Pilkey's office. Must have recommendation of his/her principal, have achieved a minimum 21 on ACT or minimum 1000 on SAT, a minimum 3.0 GPA, have leadership skills and/or community service, and possess moral and character attributes.www.mfst.us
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10/20/2017Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Essay ContestvariesFor college bound seniors. Write an original essay on "What Actions Can You Take to Promote Social Justice and Embrace Diversity of All PeopleApplication is in Mrs. Pilkey's office or ask for email with attachment of essay contest.
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11/30/2017Comcast Leaders and Achievers ScholarshipvariesFor seniors; 2.8 GPA and higher; display leadership and community service; student must be nominatedhttps://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fComcast%2fHighSchools
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12/15/2017Burger King ScholarshipvariesFor seniors who are Burger King employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee; minimum 2.5 GPA; Community Servicehttps://bk-scholars.com/
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12/15/2017James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship50,000For seniors or h.s. graduates within the last three years who are U. S. citizens and demonstrate leadership in community service, athletics, and or similar co-curricular activity, and demonstrate substantial work experience; 3.3+ GPA; ACT 25+https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/
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12/31/2017Unigo $10K Scholarship$10,000See website for details.https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship
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12/31/2017Imagine America ScholarshipsvariesFor seniors who plan to go to a technical college or pursue a career in a 2 year college, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have financial need, and can demonstrate volunteer service their senior year. Also, there are scholarships for adults and for those in the militaryhttps://www.imagine-america.org/students/scholarships-education/
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