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FALL 2012 SCHOLARSHIPS

Open for all John Jay Student to apply

All these scholarships can be found on http://www.studentscholarships.org/

You can also find scholarships offered at John Jay
here (http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/scholarships.php).


NOVEMBER

DANCE SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: November 1, 2012

Amount: $25,000

Website: http://www.harlequinfloors.com/us/en/dance-area/dance-scholarship.html

Info: U.S. and Canadian citizens between the ages of 15 and 21 years of age are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

In an effort to provide better opportunities for young people pursuing performing arts careers, American Harlequin established an annual “Dance Scholarship Program”. Our first annual program in 1999 resulted in $10,000 in scholarship monies being awarded.

Now we are awarding $25,000 this year to ten lucky individuals. Just as we did in previous years, since we are not in a position to judge the artistic merits or financial situation of the applicants, we hold a random drawing to select the winners. In these uncertain economic times, our hope is to offer a little financial help to some lucky young people who wish to continue in whatever form of dance help fulfills their lives.


PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD

Deadline: November 1, 2012

Amount: $1,000

Website: http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc

Info: If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and NASSP, have honored nearly 100,000 middle and high school students at the local, state, and national level over the past 16 years solely for their volunteer work.

 


AIS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: November 15, 2012

Amount: $1,000
Website: https://secure.mytechsupport.com/~ais/students_application.html

Eligibility:

  1. Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school

  2. One-Quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian Blood.

  3. Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits.

  4. Full-time or part-time status - excluding non-credit courses.

  5. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25



DECEMBER

YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: December 1, 2012

Amount: $1000

Website: http://www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx

Info: The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund(NRACRDF) is once again sponsoring an essay contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The theme for the essay is "The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation."

Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 10-12) and Junior (grades 9 and below), with separate prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First prizes are $1,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds; second prizes, $600 in Savings Bonds; third prizes, $200 in Savings Bonds; and honorable mention, $100 in Savings Bonds.

The entry deadline for this contest is December 1, 2012. Essay contest winners will be selected by the NRACRDF and notified in early 2013. Winners will have their names published in InSights, and one of the Official Journals.

Eligibility:

The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2012-2013 academic year, or homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in the senior category. A previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.



BEF SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: December 15, 2012

Amount: $2,000

Website: http://cfscholarships.com/BEFScholarships/index.htm

Info: Scholarships will be awarded quarterly (March, June, September, December) on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic accomplishment. BEF’s target is to grant 10 to 15 scholarships each year to CF patients pursuing academic goals. Grants are made directly to the academic institution to assist in covering the costs of tuition and fees.

The BEF Scholarship Program will offer grants ranging from $500 to $2000 quarterly.

Scholarship criteria:

The nominee’s scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community, and need for financial assistance, will be considered by the BEF Scholarhip Program committee when selecting recipients.

Applicants are required to provide ALL the following documents in order to be considered:

  1. Application

  2. Recent photo.

  3. Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine.

  4. Letter from social worker (on letterhead) confirming need for financial aid.

  5. Most recent W2 form verification for both parents.

  6. One-page essay stating post graduation goals.

  7. Letter of acceptance from academic institution.

  8. Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution.

  9. Transcript (high school, college, or graduate school).

  10. Phone interview: will be granted to top 10 finalists per quarter.

Scholarship recipients must be willing to participate in BEF’s CF Ambassador Program. CF Ambassadors will speak once a year at a designated CF event and help educate the general public about CF. The Boomer Esiason Foundation will pay for Ambassador’s travel and lodging expenses.

 


YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: December 15, 2012

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: The Awards are open to students and journalists world-wide, but must be submitted in the English language. There are several different categories for students, and one new category (described below) recently opened up to both students and non-students alike, for the publication of accurate articles in popular media (newspapers, magazines) or academic journals.

Scholarship criteria:

High School Essay Awards:

An Award of up to $500 will be given for the best High School student essay paper addressing Wilhlem Reich's findings and discoveries. Maximum length of 25 pages. Must be typed and presented in duplicate (good quality photocopy plus PDF if available) no later than May 15th for the Spring/Summer competition, or December 15th for the Fall/Winter competition. Winners will be notified approximately two months after the deadline dates.

University/College Essay Awards:

An Award of up to $500 will be given for the best University/College level student research paper, addressing Wilhelm Reich's findings and discoveries. Maximum length of 50 pages. Must be typed and presented in duplicate (good quality photocopy plus PDF if available), no later than May 15th for the Spring/Summer competition, or December 15th for the Fall/Winter competition. Winners will be notified approximately two months after the deadline dates.

University Thesis/Dissertation Improvement and Implementation Grants:

An Award of up to $1500 is available for undertaking original graduate-level research addressing Wilhelm Reich's findings and discoveries. Submitted student proposals must be in duplicate (good quality photocopy plus PDF if available) and include a letter from the student's home department (or their committee chairperson) indicating the formal acceptance of the proposal. The proposal must be accompanied by a cover letter expressing the amount needed and how it would be spent ($1,500 maximum).

Thesis and Dissertation Awards:

An Award of up to $1000 will be given to the best accepted and approved University level Thesis or Dissertation addressing Wilhelm Reich's findings and discoveries. Submissions should be in duplicate (good quality photocopy plus PDF if available), and may be sent anytime during the year, but must already be formally accepted by the student's home department. A copy of the student's transcripts (or Department letter) indicating acceptance of the Thesis/Dissertation must also be supplied (this can be done at a later date). This award is made only once each year, approximately two months after December 31s

 


FEBRUARY


TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation)

Deadline: February 5, 2013

Amount: $1,000

Website: http://www.truman.gov/

Info: The Truman Scholarship is awarded annually to up to 65 undergraduate students (junior level) who plan to attend graduate or law school. Each scholarship is $30,000.

 

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