Scholarships, are YOU applying?
Take the time to apply for scholarships to earn free cash for college. Check back on a weekly basis as we highlight a scholarship per week. Utilize the scholarship list on Naviance by clicking on the Colleges tab & selecting Scholarship list
Scholarships of the Week
Seniors: DAR Good Citizenship Program / Scholarship: One TCHS student will receive the honor of becoming a DAR Good Citizen, receiving a pin, certificate, recognition card; selected student can then apply for the scholarship consisting of 2 parts: personal statement and timed essay. Official transcript and two letters of recommendation are required for the students chosen. Awards range from recognition to $5,000. Brag sheets are due to Mrs. Sisson by October 18, 2017 by 10am to be considered for nomination.
All Grades: Christopher Columbus Essay Contest – The topic is: "Christopher Columbus, an Italian, managed to convince a Spanish monarch to fund his voyage. Discuss the reasons why a monarch from one country would be interested in hiring an explorer from a foreign country to complete such an important mission. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support Christopher Columbus instead of Spanish explorers?" Prizes range from $300 - $1,200 plus a trip to Washington D.C. Contest rules and essay instructions are attached to this posting and are posted in the Career Center. Essays are due to the local chapter by Nov. 15, 2017 or to Mrs. Sisson by Nov. 14th at 10:00am.
Seniors: Horatio Alger Scholarships range from $6,000 - $25,000. Eligibility criteria to be considered are: plans to enter college in the fall of 2018 to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. institution, critical financial need, (household income less than $55,000), co-curricular and community activities, demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, US citizenship, and a minimum 2.0 GPA. Official transcripts, letter of support, income verification, and response to essays are required. Also counselors must complete a certifications form online. Visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/apply.cfm and apply by October 25, 2017.
Scholarships can often send a student into panic mode. How many do you have to apply for? Which ones to apply for? How many essays do you have to write? Take a deep breathe, and organize yourself. The process can be simplified with a bit of planning and research. Look for scholarships that are specific to your major or area of interest. To get started, check out this article from Scholarships.com. As always, stop by the College & Career Center for additional help and look for scholarships on Naviance!
Unique & Weird Scholarships
Are you planning to major in theatre, how about graphic arts? Would you like pursue music, or write an essay about zombies? If you answered yes, there is a scholarship for YOU! Click this link for "100 Unique and Weird Scholarships".
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