Oh and more Scholarships!
Under the Counselor’s Corner tab to the right, click on Scholarships. I wish I found this last year, I would have been able to apply for more. Take time to look at all the opportunities and write down the ones you qualify for, deadline, amount, and how much time each will take. I usually do:
*=an essay, a few questions, letter of rec, transcript (2-3 hours)
**=a few essays (2-3), questions, letters of rec, transcript (4-8 hours)
***=only one scholarship I ever did fit this category, and I won it because I put so much time into it and other people probably didn’t want to bother with it. It was the US Airways scholarship for $2500 a year, renewable for four years ($10,000) if I reapply. It was equivalent to 10 scholarship applications combined, and it was a nightmare finishing. It was worth it though. (Time spent unavailable)
Plan your time accordingly and you “might” beat my scholarships from senior awards night lol
PLUUUUUS DENNY’S SCHOLARSHIPS.
*1. Wendy High School Heisman-They should have sent you the application over email. This is the scholarship I regret the most for not applying on time. First 25,000 who apply get a $10 Wendy’s gift card, and the awards go up from there. Two of the other Top 10 Student Athletes (1 in the north and the other in the south) were selected as national finalists and received a ton of stuff.
Deadline 10/2/13 (But complete it ASAP)
*2. Coca Cola Scholars- (Another I regret not applying for). 250 winners, 2250 semi-finalists and all 250 finalists win either $10,000 (200) or $20,000 (50). I can’t find the deadline this year, but it closes early, so sometime in July you should look for it.
*3. Burger king Scholars-I did not win this because my community service was not strong enough. With Key Club and a good essay you could win it. $1000 or $5000 and there are alot of winners.
*4. Ronald McDonald Charities Scholarship-I won this one! So did Clara Martinez and Sophia Phan. It may be a national scholarship, but the one we apply for is regionally based. $2000, and many winners are selected.
5. ASFA Scholarship-Read an article online and answer questions and earn points. It is possible to win it, but so many people apply and the winners are selected at random. 10 people win $1000.
*6. Axa Achievement Scholarship-I did not win because I wasn’t that strong in community service. They have a $10,000 you should apply for that ends early and a $2000 that ends later (which is regional). I had a friend from Atech who won the $10,000 (one person per state wins that one) and quite a few win the $2000.
7. MyCollegeScholarship, CollegeProwler-Easy scholarships to sign up for, almost impossible to win, but there always is a chance. You could win $10,000 for not doing anything.
*8. Best Buy Scholarship-Heavy on community service, they award 1,100 people with $1000 each. Very good odds for you to win.
*9. Lowe’s Scholarship-They really want community service, and they award 140 people with $2500.
*10. APIASF-The Asian scholarship. Definitely apply, and the awards vary based on sponsors. If you win, they fly you to California and pay for your stay and a nice dinner and awards banquet.
*11. Public Education Foundation Scholarships-
*-S. NV Hall of Fame
*-Grimm Athletic Scholarship
-Adelson Scholarship (Health)
*-Papa John’s Scholarship
-DelGaudio Scholarship (Health)
*-Henderson Firefighter Scholarship
*-Knights of Pythias Scholarship
I applied for the 9 above that I could apply for. I won the Adelson Scholarship (3 winners), which awards me $2,500 each year for 4 years ($10,000 total). I have to go into the health field to be able to use the money though. The billionaire who sponsors it owns the Venitian where the awards luncheon is held. I’m not able to attend because of grad nite, and I just received another invitation to meet him personally. If I knew about that beforehand I would have asked for a refund for grad nite.
You can win multiple scholarships, but they cut me off at one because I won the biggest one. You are female, Asian, attend Silverado, good grades, an athlete, involved heavily in clubs and community service, and want to be an engineer. There are quite a few you qualify for, and when me and Bryant were talking about the PEF scholarships, he said it was unfair at how many scholarships female engineers can apply for.
*12. Top 10 Student Athlete of the year-I’ve worked for 4 years to win this! Everything above writes a check to the school you attend, the Top 10 $1500 goes to me personally. They say it’s the highest individual honor in the state, and winners get, in addition to the $1500, a photo shoot and a very nice framed portrait, a formal banquet, a NIAA courtesy card that gets you and any guest into any athletic event for free in Nevada, including state and regional competitions.
13. US Airways Scholarship-My dad worked for US Airways for 30 years so I was able to apply because I’m a dependent of a retired employee. I won $2,500 and they fly me and my dad to their corporate headquarters and cover everything (fare, hotel, etc) and they have a dinner ceremony for me and the other winners. If there are any scholarships available for where your mom works, they are worth applying for.
- Colorado School of Mines
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Oregon State University
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- University of Berkeley
- Green Valley Kiwanis
- Blood Drive