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AMERICAN LEGION HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL CONTEST: Visit www.legion.org/oratorical for contest rules and requirements.
HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP: "Eligibility criteria include highschool graduation in spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and United States citizenship." Go to email@example.com for more information. Deadline is October 25.
ROAN SCHOLARS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: This is a school nominated student who "demonstrate character, intellectual curiosity, physical vigor, and leadership. Financial need is not a consideration. Please see Mrs. Addison in the Guidance Office or go to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP : Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrate leadership at school and in the community. Go to wendysheisman.com to apply. Deadline is October 2, 2017.
2018 US SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM (SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS): The Virginia Department of Education will select two student delegates to represent Virginia in the US Senate Youth Program sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the week of March 3-10, 2018. The school nominee should possess the following qualities:
- leadership ability;
- high scholastic standing and demonstrated ability to achieve;
- clear speech and logical thought processes;
- community involvement; and
- participation in a wide selection of activities on and off campus such as sports, arts, and politics.
Detailed information may be found at www.ussenateyouth.org. Ask a teacher to send your name to the Guidance Office.
BEREA COLLEGE PINNACLE SCHOLAR: The school nominee must be an outstanding senior in the filed of science, music or service that deserves to be honored for their academic or extracurricular achievements. Deadline is September 8. For more information go to berea.college/pinnacle
Every college has local scholarships. Visit the school's web page and look under Financial Aid.
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