SCHOLARSHIPS! SCHOLARSHIPS!Finding scholarships, summer programs, and career information can be quite the chaotic challenge; however, we have provided a kick start to the process. Click here to check out some underclassmen scholarships, summer programs, and career information: Underclassmen scholarships, summer programs, and career informationOther scholarships:Heisman High School ScholarshipThe Heisman Trophy Trust teams up with Acceptance Insurance to present the Heisman High School Scholarship.
Encourage your senior scholar-athletes to apply for the Heisman High School Scholarship. The 2020 application is now open.
The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance, a leading provider of personal automobile insurance and other related products, today announced a new partnership between the two organizations to recognize high school student-athletes throughout the country for their academic and athletic achievements as well as their community service. As part of the partnership, Acceptance Insurance will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Heisman High School Scholarship program. To learn more, read the full press release: https://heismanscholarship.com/acceptance-insurance/Scholarship for Education and Training in Law Enforcement
The SSC Law Enforcement Leadership Scholarship is for current and future leaders to further their education and training to positively impact their careers within multiple areas of law enforcement with the aid of a $2500 scholarship from SSC SServices for Education.
Deadline: October 12, 2020
Voice of Democracy 20-21
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2020-21 entry form application, as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.
The 2020-21 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship application is open and closes on November 1. Your top students should check it out and submit an application! Visit thei website to find out more information. https://www.admissions.uga.edu/afford/scholarships/
Drew Ragland is the president and Founder of the 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation, Inc. 5 Strong partners with a select group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to provide full tuition scholarships and ongoing mentor-ship and support to promising student leaders from the Metropolitan Atlanta Area from “Matriculation to Graduation.” 5 Strong currently has 82 scholars on 9 different HBCU campuses on full tuition scholarships. Our first cohort of seniors will be graduating in Fall 2020. Please click here for additional information: 5 Strong Scholarships
When time permits, please go to our website to learn more about 5 Strong (5strongscholars.org). We also have very active Facebook and Instagram Pages that feature our scholars.
SUMMER PROGRAMSAccording to College Express, Pre-college summer programs allow high school students to get a taste of college life, preview their dream schools, and give a boost to their college applications. Many colleges and universities offer summer programs, such as Boston University's Summer Challenge Program, Brown University's Summer @Brown, and Stevens Institute of Technology's Business Program. It may be tempting to spend the entire summer at the beach or by the pool (and you certainly should do a little of that!), but why not use some of your free time to learn something new and make yourself a more attractive candidate for admission? In case you need convincing, here are just a few of the benefits of spending some of your summer on a college campus. College Express lists 5 reasons to engage in a summer program: (1) gift of time; (2) gift of space; (3) gift of attention; (4) a chance to learn the lay of the land; and (5) a chance to meet new people.CAREER INFORMATIONChoosing a career can be challenging! Attempt to focus on your aspirations, interests, and what problems you want to solve in the world. Taking career inventories and career interests surveys can assist, such as the inventories conducted in elementary, middle, and high school. Some additional career assessments can be located on your student's GCIS account in Infinite Campus. Click here to review the report by the U.S. News which ranks the 2019 best jobs.