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Abdelkader Essay Contest: Scholarship On Hold Currently!! Emir Abdelkader was a 19th century Arab Muslim hero admired by President Abraham Lincoln, Queen Victoria, Pope Pius IX, Sir Richard Burton, and countless Muslims for his moral courage, leadership, and life-long learning. In 1846, the founders of an Iowa community honored him by naming their town Elkader. Today, Emir Abdelkader is remembered as an esteemed humanitarian, military leader, and religious scholar who respected all cultures and faiths. Upon his death in 1883, The New York Times eulogized, “The nobility of his character won him the admiration of the world…He was one of the few great men of the century.”
Ideal for AP, TAG, and independent study students, the contest relates to global civic education, social studies, world history, English, and Human Geography with focus on culture, civility and leadership. The contest presents knowledge needed to excel in today’s global environment as related to 21st Century Skills: Combine history and cultural understanding while supporting positive moral and social skills. Utilize analytical, innovative and resourceful thinking beyond the facts. 1st Place $1,000 Essay Eligibility…The contest is open to Iowa high school juniors and seniors. Each participant must designate a teacher/mentor at their school as essay “coach”. Entry Form: www.abdelkaderproject.org/essay-contest/
Acacia Iowa State Fraternity Greek Leadership Scholarship Deadline: March 23 yearly Only open to senior males and preference given to students associated with the fraternity. Application: With details in Guidance
A.G. & Rosalee Ireland Scholarship: DEADLINE: April Yearly Application will be in Guidance Office when made available For Students NOT in the top 10% of class but need a scholarship! Demonstrate Financial NEED. 1.Must be a HS Senior from Woodbury County,Iowa or SSC, NE. 2. The applicant must attach a current transcript. 3. The applicant must attach a typed Personal Statement as to why they deserve this scholarship. 4. The application must be completed in full. 5. Each scholarship is granted for a period of one year. 6. The recipients will be those students who want to pursue post high school education, but who may not otherwise be able to continue their education without financial assistance. 7. Selection of recipients shall be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex or place of residence of the recipients. 8. Funds will be paid directly to the higher institution upon confirmation and proof of registration as a full time student.
Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism/Conference ScholarshipDeadline February Yearly To qualify as an applicant for this program: 1. Applicant must be a high school junior . 2. Applicant must be committed to pursuing a career in journalism. 3. Applicant must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.” 4. Applicant must be available to attend the all-expenses-paid week-long conference the following summer. Application: http://www.newseuminstitute.org/initiatives/al-neuharth-free-spirit-and-journalism-conference/how-to-apply/free-spirit-application/
Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity Scholarship:Deadline Dec. Yearly $2,500Only ONE application per school so see Counselor if interested Criteria:Essay related to ethical decision making. Community Involvement/School Involvement
Briar Cliff Bishop's Scholarship:Deadline February 8, 2019 A graduating high school senior who belongs to a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Sioux City may be eligible for the Bishop’s Scholarship for those students attending Briar Cliff University. There are academic requirements and an essay and interview are part of the process as well. The total scholarship over the four years while attending Briar Cliff is $29,500. Application: https://www.briarcliff.edu/BishopScholar
Burger King Scholars Program : *Early Deadline*: December Yearly ~Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.5 million to more than 3,200 students in North America. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/
Charlie Burkhart Scholarship (PGA Golf): Deadline: June Yearly $4,000 for 4 years Iowa graduating Senior Withing the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Section & State of Iowa Selection based on interest and activity in golf and potential for future contributions to the game Academic ability/Financial Need. Application: http://www.iowapga.com/wp-content/uploads/2015-Burkart-Application.pdf
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship: Deadline: October 31 Yearly High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply on their website in August of their senior year until the deadline. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 29th class in 2017, the Foundation has provided over 5,850 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Details and Application: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship:Deadline: November Yearly The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2013 competition. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Application: www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Deadline: Feb. 1/March 1 Yearly The scholarships are designed to assist graduating seniors in pursuing a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution which provides a two or four year college program. Applicants need not have a Masonic connection. A broad-based criteria is used in the selection process. The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas. The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official. The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee. From all the applications received, the Scholarship Selection Committee will select a number of finalists who will be asked to appear before the committee for a personal interview. Applications: https://grandlodgeofiowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/MasonicScholarship-Application2019.pdf https://grandlodgeofiowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/MCECScholarshipApplication2019.pdf