October 2021 Scholarship Bulletin

October 2021

The following is a listing of special scholarship programs that are being offered virtually through Naviance. These programs provide opportunities for seniors to apply for various scholarships.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: The 2022 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. For more information and an application, visit: www.enf.elks.org/mvs  

THE HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP: There will be winners from every school and winners will go on for the chance to win a $1,000, $2,000 or $10,000 scholarship. The Heisman Trophy Trust along with Acceptance Insurance are proud to award scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished and community-minded male and female senior scholar-athletes. For more information and an application, visit:

COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. For more information and an application, visit: www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/  

KIDGUARD FOR EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The KidGuard essay scholarship is part of KidGuard's effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues of cyber-bullying, online predators, teen suicide, phone dependency, child depression, social media addiction and/or isolation. Scholarships up to $2,000. For more information and an application: https://financialaid.wsu.edu/scholarship/kidguard-for-education-essay-scholarship-program-for-high-school/ 

BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE PHYSICS TEACHERS: Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for and engage in a career in physics teaching at the high school level and at the time the scholarship funds are received, the student must be:  an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment; pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools; showing promise of success in their studies, and a citizen of the United States of America. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/lotze.cfm

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The APIASF scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 wards. Minimum eligible criteria include: be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the U.S., be enrolling as an undergraduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2021, have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on 4.0 scale, must apply for federal aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit one letter of recommendation online. For more information and an application, visit: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html 

NJCPA-NJ SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS SCHOLARSHIP: The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to New Jersey high school seniors who plan to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. These $7,000 scholarships are presented over four years. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, an essay and personal interview. A person must intend to begin the study of accounting as a major in the school year following the one in which the application was submitted. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.50 or above OR a minimum combined evidenced-based reading and writing plus math SAT score of 1260 OR minimum average ACT score of 26. For more information and an application, visit: www.njcpa.org/become-a-cpa/scholarships 

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: The AXA Achievement Scholarship allows students the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. Recipients are both ethnically and economically diverse and share these qualities: ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and the ability to succeed in college. You must be a US citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 states, Washing, D.C. or Puerto Rico. You must be planning to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Winners will demonstrate an ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. For more information and an application, visit: https://scholarshipamerica.org/scholarship/equitable-excellence-scholarship/ 

WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: This award is for students completing 12th grade in 2022 who are planning careers in government service. Explore their web site, www.gwcf.org, which contains all of the information candidates should require to prepare and submit an application. Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. Awards offered are a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. For more information and an application, visit:

THE PONTON LAW SCHOLARSHIPThe Ponton Law Scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. The scholarship can be used for any form of school related expenses. We will not verify how it’s used. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the United States. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. All applications should be submitted no later than May 7, 2022. Award Amount is $1,000. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.jamesponton.com/practices/car-accidents/#scholarship 

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