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FREE Online Event – Understanding Your Award Letter

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Cappex is hosting the FREE online event, Understanding Your Award Letter, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5pm Central Time! Join our in-house college and career expert as she breaks down the ins and outs of college award letters.

EVENT DETAILS

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5 PM Central Time
Where: Online
Cost: Free!
Who: All high school students, their parents/guardians, and counselors are invited to attend.
How: To register for the event, please visit www.cappex.com/AwardLetter

Not able to attend the live event on April 1, 2015? No problem! Register for the event today and we’ll send you an email after the event to access the on demand recording.

Topics covered during the event will include:

  • Breaking Down Cost of Attendance
  • Indirect vs. Direct Costs
  • Accepting Denying, or Modifying your Award Package
  • Award Letter Examples
  • Important Next Steps in the College Decision Process

Click here for a printable flyer to share with others or to hang up in your school.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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20 Scholarships with March Deadlines

Don’t leave paying for your college6a00d834cbf07753ef011168929aad970c-320wi tuition to luck! We’ve compiled a list of scholarships with March deadlines so you can find your pot of gold!

Be sure to  check each individual scholarship website for specific requirements.

1. EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Deadline: March 1      Award: $100 – $500
Must write an original essay on a given topic related to engineering.

2. Tzu Chi Scholars

Deadline: March 2      Award: $1,000
Must be a high school senior who demonstrates financial need and has a 3.0 GPA.

3. Engineering For You 2 Video Contest

Deadline: March 2      Award: $5,000 – $25,000
Must create and submit a video on a topic related to engineering.

4. Hamilton Award

Deadline: March 4      Award: $500
Must be a high school junior, have a strong record of community service, show a strong commitment academics, and demonstrate financial and/or personal need.

5. ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest

Deadline: March 6      Award: $100 – $1,000
Must be a high school student and submit an essay in response to a given question related to genetics.

6. Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: March 9      Award: $2,500
Must be a woman planning a career in information technology or a related field.

7. American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

Deadline: March 15      Award: $2,500
Must be a high school student and write an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service.

8. Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Deadline: March 15      Award: $500 – $2,000
Must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.

9. UCT Heaston Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15      Award: $3,000 – $6,000
Must be a high school senior entering a college program in the coming academic year.

10. ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15      Award: $1,000
Must be a second-year undergraduate student in the fall of 2015-2016 academic year.

11. Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Deadline: March 16      Award: $5,000 – $15,000
Must create an video between 60 and 90 seconds in length that demonstrates the importance of safer teen driving.

12. Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

Deadline: March 25      Award: $50
Must submit up to three unpublished, original haiku poems.

13. Bob Gurnsey Scholarship Awards

Deadline: March 30      Award: $500 – $2,500
Must be a current high school senior and paintball player.

14. TechLaw LLP Scholarship

Deadline: March 31      Award: $500
Must respond to a given prompt related to intellectual property and copyright protection.

15. Rev. Charlie E. & Cinderella S. Taylor Sr. Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 31      Award: $1,000
Must be a  high school senior active in church, school, and community organizations.

16. Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31      Award: $5,000
Must be pursuing careers in a STEM field.

17. disABLEDperson, Inc National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: March 31      Award: $1,000
Must have a disability.

18. MassMutual Scholars

Deadline: March 31      Award: $2,500 – $5,000
Must be an entering sophomore, junior, senior, or 5th-year senior pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.

19. Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship

Deadline: March 31      Award: $1,000
Must be an African American undergraduate student.

20. TheDream.US Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31      Award: $25,000
Must be a DREAMer who is DACA eligible and has applied for or received DACA approval.

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42 Scholarships Expiring in February

mzm.zqreetenLate winter is a very popular time for scholarship deadlines! That’s why there are many opportunities on this list of scholarships with February deadlines we’ve compiled for you below. Enjoy!

1. Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 1      Award: $300 – $2,000
Must be varsity-level athletes in one or more sports

2. AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Deadline: February 1      Award: $2,500
Must demonstrate achievement in school, community, or work activities

3. Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 1      Award: varies
Must have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and/or must have lead anti-bullying efforts in school or the community

4. John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund for Art Education

Deadline: February 1      Award: $5,000
Must be pursuing a profession in visual arts

5. Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Deadline: February 1      Award: $10,000
Must be classical musicians, vocalists, or composers

6. Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art

Deadline: February 1      Award: $5,000
Must submit a CD and printout of two-dimensional, original artworks

7. Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Voice

Deadline: February 1      Award: $5,000
Must submit a ten-minute vocal performance

8. National Garden Clubs College Scholarships

Deadline: February 1      Award: $3,500
Must be pursuing a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, or horticulture

9. eSchoolView Student Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 1      Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Must be interested in studying graphic design, web design, or development

10. IFSEA Worthy Goal Scholarship

Deadline: February 1      Award: $500 – $1,500
Must be pursuing a food service-related major

11. ASRT Foundation Entry-Level Scholarships

Deadline: February 1      Award: $2,500 – $4,000
Must be majoring in a radiologic science program, such as radiation therapy, radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, or nuclear medicine

12. American Atheists Scholarship

Deadline: February 1      Award: $500 – $1,000
Must be atheists

13. CPF College Scholarship for Students with Craniofacial Differences

Deadline: February 1      Award: $500
Must have a craniofacial anomaly, such as cleft palate or cleft lip

14. Raytheon Patriot Scholarship

Deadline: February 1      Award: $10,000
Must be student veterans pursuing studies in engineering

15. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: February 5      Award: $1,000 – $10,000
Must be majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice

16. Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Deadline: February 11      Award: $10,000 – $50,000
Must have completed a significant piece of work that falls into one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or outside the box

17. Media Plan Case Competition

Deadline: February 11      Award: $2,000 – $3,000
Must team up with another student to submit a competitive media plan

18. Courageous Persuaders Competition

Deadline: February 12      Award: $250 – $3,000
Must create a TV commercial that warns middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking

19. Richie’s Spirit Scholarship

Deadline: February 13      Award: $1,000
Must demonstrate strong leadership roles in the community

20. Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program

Deadline: February 13      Award: $25,000
Must submit an essay related to renewable energy and hydrogen generation

21. Queer Foundation High School Seniors English Essay Contest

Deadline: February 14      Award: $1,000
Must be LGBTQ or LGBTQ allies

22. AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Deadline: February 15      Award: $500 – $5,000
Must write an autobiographical essay related to Alzheimer’s disease

23. Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

Deadline: February 15      Award: $5,000
Must have a minimum 4.0 GPA

24. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

Deadline: February 15      Award: $7,500
Must be minority high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and leadership potential

25. American Indian Services Scholarship

Deadline: February 15      Award: varies
Must be Native American students

26. RiSE Scholarship

Deadline: February 15      Award: varies
Must have a documented learning disability

27. Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

Deadline: February 15      Award: $1,000
Must meet TCI minimum height requirements of 5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men

28. Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: February 18      Award: $10,000
Must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card

29. Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: February 18      Award: $12,500
Must have a parent or legal guardian who has a full-time career in the financial services industry

30. Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship

Deadline: February 18      Award: $2,000
Must have been diagnosed with ADHD

31. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: February 20      Award: $500 – $10,000
Must promote vegetarianism in school or the community

32. The Christophers’ Poster Contest for High School Students

Deadline: February 21      Award: $100 – $1,000
Must create an original poster that interprets the theme, “You Can Make a Difference”

33. GEICO Achievement Award

Deadline: February 22     Award: $1,000
Must be majoring in business, computer science, or a related program

34. John Lennon Scholarship

Deadline: February 27      Award: $5,000 – $10,000
Must submit an original song with lyrics

35. Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Award

Deadline: February 27      Award: $5,000 $10,000
Must have proven yourself to be an exceptional leader in the community

36. LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: February 27      Award: $2,500
Must be minority students majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising, or communications

37. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 27      Award: $2,000 – $25,000
Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries

38. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Deadline: February 27      Award: $2,000 – $4,000
Must be minority students with an interest in nonprofits, philanthropy, and the social sector

39. Congressional Black Caucus Spouses General Mills Health Scholarship

Deadline: February 28      Award: varies
Must be pursuing a degree in medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or another health-related field

40. GreenPal Business Scholarship

Deadline: February 28      Award: $2,000
Must be enrolled in a college of business

41. NAWIC Founders’ Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: February 28      Award: $500 – $2,500
Must be enrolled in a construction-related degree program

42. CORE Que Lleva Cafe Scholarship

Deadline: February 28      Award: $500
Must be undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent

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