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Scholarship Information

AmeriCorps Education Awards

To qualify for an education award, you must successfully complete the required "term of service" for the program in which you participate -either AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), AmeriCorps* VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), or one of the hundreds of programs in the AmeriCorps network.

Amount of the Education Award:
AmeriCorps members who are enrolled in the National Service Trust are eligible for an education award of $4,725 for a year of full-time service, with correspondingly lesser awards for part-time and reduced part-time service. AmeriCorps*VISTA members are eligible for either an education award or end-of-service stipend of $1,200.

For more information about the AmeriCorps education award, call 1-888-507-5962.  For information about how to join AmeriCorps, call 1-800-942-2677 (TDD 1-800-833-3722) or visit http://www.americorps.gov/.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society provides scholarships for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology.

To qualify, candidates must be:

  • African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Full-time student;
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need according to the FAFSA.

To apply, students must complete an application, provide a Student Aid Report (SAR), and submit transcripts and required recommendations. To apply online or obtain the application form, use www.chemistry.org/scholars.  To obtain other information, call 1-800-227-5558 ext. 6250 or send an email to scholars@acs.org. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, annually.

Scholarships are valued up to $2,500 for first-year students, up to $3,000 for sophomores, and up to $5,000 for juniors and seniors. The scholarships are renewable.

Community Foundation of Frederick County

The Community Foundation of Fredick County administers scholarships primarily for the benefit of residents of Frederick County, MD. Some scholarships consider financial need; others do not.

Scholarship applications are available from December 15 through March 15 of each year for the following school year.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This Scholarship provides awards to students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Applications are due by April 4 for the Fall semester and September 26 for the Spring Semester.

Homeland Security Fellowship Program for Students

The mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recovery efforts from attacks that occur. DHS is also dedicated to protecting the rights of American citizens and enhancing public services, such as natural disaster assistance and citizenship services. These awards are intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: U.S. Citizenship required. Scholarships are intended for rising juniors and seniors who are expected to graduate within two years of receiving the award. You must be majoring in the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. You must have career and employment goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You must be enrolled as a full-time student while on tenure. You must meet all other application deadlines listed.

DEADLINE: Information and application forms are available at the DHS website.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships

The Jane M. Klausman Scholarship offers a cash award of $500 from the Zonta club of Frederick, MD. The winner then goes on to compete at the District level ($400) and the International level ($4,000).

Women enrolled in the second or third year of a business-related undergraduate program during the current year may apply.

Applications are available from the Zonta Club of Frederick, c/o Eileen Spangler, 14 Kline Blvd., Frederick, MD 21701.

Deadline for applications: Early May.

 

 

Nick MacElree Book Scholarship 

The Nick MacElree Book Scholarship Fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to subsidize the cost of books for a deserving Gettysburg student in need of additional financial assistance.

Scholarships will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to a deserving student who, in the judgment of the Nick MacElree Scholarship Committee, best demonstrates financial need while exhibiting a broad interest in extracurricular activities in high school and/or at Gettysburg College, particularly in student affairs or in student government.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at Gettysburg College and be able to demonstrate financial need.

Application Deadline: May 28.

New Economy Technology Scholarship Program (NETS)

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has announced the availability of two scholarship initiatives. The New Economy Technology Scholarship Program (NETS) is intended to create a pool of highly trained workers in science and technology and improve Pennsylvania's ability to attract and retain business in these fields. The program has two components, the SciTech Scholarship and the Technology Scholarship.

The SciTech Scholarship Grant is a $3000 scholarship for full-time students who are in at least the second year of a bachelor's degree program. Those students must complete an internship in a science or technology field prior to receipt of their degree.

To be eligible for the scholarship the student must:

  • Be a PA resident and have graduated from a PA high school with at least a 3.0 GPA in high school and be maintaining a 3.0 in college studies.
  • Be at least a sophomore full-time student in bachelor's degree program of science or technology.
  • Complete an internship or work experience prior to getting a degree.
  • Begin employment in PA within a year of completion of the college degree.
  • A year of work in PA must be completed for each year of grant received.
  • Apply for a federal Pell Grant and PHEAA Grant .

The scholarship becomes a loan if the recipient fails to meet any of the above conditions.

The Technology Scholarship is available to those students who are not seeking a four-year education.

Applications are available at the PHEAA website or by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.

The Sallie Mae Fund/American Dream Scholarship

Established in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, the American Dream Scholarship Program is open to African Americans with financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), who meet Pell Grant eligibility criteria, and are enrolled full time at approved, accredited, undergraduate institutions. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.

The American Dream Scholarship program opens on February 16. The application deadline is April 15.

For additional information, visit UNCF's website.

The Sallie Mae Fund/First in My Family Scholarship

The First in My Family Scholarship Program, developed in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, offers scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are the first in their family to attend college and have financial need. The program is open to Hispanic Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.

If you have specific questions about this program that are not answered on HCF's website, please call HCF at 1-800-644-4223.

The Sallie Mae Fund/Unmet Need Scholarship

Open to families with a combined income of $30,000 or less, this program is intended to supplement financial aid packages that fall more than $1,000 short of students' financial need. This scholarship is not designed as a substitute for aid provided by an institution.

The Unmet Need Scholarship program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible to apply. Recipients will be selected based on financial need. Unmet Need Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,800.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America and will open on April 1 and will close on May 31.

 

 
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