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Scholarship Opportunities 09.08.16

QuestBridge National College Match Full 4-year scholarship September 23rd, 2016
(more than $200,000)

High-achieving, low-income students can be “matched” with a full scholarship to one of 39 of the nation’s best colleges, including Amherst, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and Yale. Students not selected for the college match may get a second chance of admission with QuestBridge Regular Decision, through which they can receive very generous financial aid. Successful applicants excel academically and typically earn A’s in the most challenging courses available, come from households earning less than $65,000 annually, and may qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Finalists are typically in the top 5-10% of their class, scored > 1240 (CR+M) on the SAT or > 28 on the ACT, and are often among the first generation of their family to attend a four-year college.

Paducah Sun “Teen of the Week” $2,500 October 14th, 2016

Earlier applicants are more likely to be featured as fewer students region-wide will be in the applicant pool. Applications will be delivered weekly to the Paducah Sun until the final applications are accepted on October 14th. The first area high school senior will be featured on September 19th. At the end of the school year, one of the 31 weekly winners is selected as the “Teen of the Year” and is awarded the $2,500 scholarship. Academic achievement is crucial, but is considered along with extracurricular involvement in sports, student government, band, choir, club and organizational leadership, church youth group and community involvement. Also, student work outside of school, their employment, their family responsibilities and many other factors may be considered. Nominations are only accepted from school counselors, so bring your nomination forms and resumes to Mr. Durr. You should request letters of recommendation to be turned in to Mr. Durr as well.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship $7,000-$25,000 October 17th, 2016

Applicants should have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity; they should demonstrate commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree and should have United States citizenship.

KSBA First Degree College Scholarship $2,500 November 4th, 2016

We can nominate one male and one female student who would be the first members of their immediate families (parents, guardians, siblings) to complete degree requirements from an institution of higher education. Applicants must have a minimum ACT reading score of 20.
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Scholarship Opportunities 04.29.16

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Red Cross Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Opportunity

Attention all students: The American Red Cross is giving away scholarships!
Would you like to demonstrate your leadership ability? Want to work with the largest humanitarian network in the world? And could you use college scholarship money? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the American Red Cross has a great opportunity for you.

Leaders Save Lives is a scholarship opportunity for high school and college students. You will gain a meaningful leadership and community service experience. In addition, you may become eligible to win a scholarship and earn a gift card! High school students can also earn an automatic tier upgrade for the High School Leadership Program.

Find out more and sign up at http://www.redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives
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Scholarship Opportunities 03.03.16

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Scholarship Opportunities 02.17.16

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Scholarship Opportunities 02.02.16

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Scholarship Opportunities 11.26.15

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Scholarship Opportunities 11.25.15

Scholarships:

1. Kentucky Federation of Republican Women 2016 Scholarship
The Kentucky Federation of Republican Women grants $1,000 scholarship each year to a college-bound high school senior girl who has been politically active within the Republican Party. The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2016, is or will be a registered Republican and plans to enroll at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.

*Complete application form (copies in guidance office)
*Type a one-page essay about a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life and why
*An official copy of your high school transcript, which may be mailed separately
*Two letters of recommendation

The completed application must be mailed with a postmark no later than April 1, 2016 to:

Tina Fox
KFRW Scholarship Chair
206 West 13th Street
Benton, KY 42025

2. Murray State University TEACH GRANT
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching at MSU. To receive the TEACH Grant, you must meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs, complete the FAFSA, be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program, be admitted to MSU Teacher Education, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25, and sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve. For more information please contact Tressa Ross at tross@murraystate.edu
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Scholarship Opportunities 10.12.15

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Kentucky Ready-Mixed Concrete Assoc. $1,000-$6,000 October 31st
Essay contest for $1,000 at the state level; opportunity for national competition for up to $5,000 more.

KSBA First Degree College Scholarship $2,500 November 2nd
Only two students, one male and one female, can be nominated from PTHS. Must be the first members of their immediate families (parents, guardians, siblings) who would complete degree requirements from an institution of higher education.
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Scholarship Opportunities 09.03.15

More information is available in Guidance regarding the following scholarships:

Scholarship opportunities Amount Application deadline

Fashion Advisory Board $750-$1,000 September 18th
For Juniors or Seniors with an interest in business, fashion, retail, and marketing. Through Kentucky Oaks Mall.

QuestBridge National College Match $200,000+ September 28th
For outstanding students from low-income backgrounds who have excelled despite financial challenges.

Kentucky Ready-Mixed Concrete Assoc. $1,000-$6,000 October 31st
Essay contest for $1,000 at the state level; opportunity for national competition for up to $5,000 more.

KSBA First Degree College Scholarship $2,500 November 2nd
Only two students, one male and one female, can be nominated from PTHS. Must be the first members of their immediate families (parents, guardians, siblings) who would complete degree requirements from an institution of higher education.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship up to $40,000 per year November 3rd

Awarded to about 40 high-achieving high school Seniors with financial need annually nationwide. Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above and top 15% ACT score (26 or above). JKCF considers applicants with family income up to $95,000 but anticipate that most applicants will be eligible to receive a Pell grant. See details and apply at http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/how-to-apply/

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