Monthly Archives: April 2009

L-A: It’s Happening Here 2009 Scholarship Contest

If you are a high school junior or senior student from any school in Lewiston and Auburn, then you are lucky because you may join the L-A: It’s Happening Here 2009 Scholarship Contest! This contest will give away $1,500 scholarship as first prize, 1,000 scholarship as second prize and an  Apple iPhone for the third prize winner. Home-schooled students from the said place can also participate in this contest.

To join, students must submit a written essay describing what they consider to be the “most happening” thing in Lewiston-Auburn. The essay, together with the completed scholarship contest entry form must be submitted through postal mail at CONTEST, P.O. Box 1188, Lewiston, ME, 04243-1188 on or before May 15.

Students who can submit their entry early may receive a free Happening Here t-shirt and may also have an opportunity to have their work featured on both the WGME-13 and It’s Happening Here! websites. The contest winners may claim their prizes as soon as they have a proof that they are already registered to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. The proof can be in the form of a letter from the Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid office, or other proof acceptable at the discretion of LAEGC.

Engineering Scholarship For Tennessee Technological University & University of Pittsburgh

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers or ASHRAE  is offering scholarships for engineering students of Tennessee Technological University and University of Pittsburgh.

ASHRAE will award one scholarship for engineering student of Tennessee Technological University under the Donald E. Nichols Scholarship Program and another one scholarship for University of Pittsburgh under the J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship. Both scholarships are valued at $3,000 which can be renewed by the scholars for the following year.

Qualified engineering students are those with cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and belong to the top 30% of their class. It is also a must that the applicant is currently enrolled in an ABET-accredited bachelor degree program.

Applicants are also required to submit their official transcript of college grades, a letter of recommendation and an evaluation form from three references that should include their professor or faculty advisor. To download the application form, please proceed to this link. Just remember that the application form together with all the requirements must be submitted on or before December 1.

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

Archaeological students who plan to have their Archeological Doctorate Degree (PhD)and can complete it within five years may apply to the Olivia James Traveling Fellowship provided by the Archaeological Institute of America. This travel scholarship awards $25,000 which can be used by the scholar to travel and study in any of the following places: modern state of Greece , Aegean Islands,  Cyprus, Sicily, Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Turkey, Iraq or Syria.

Qualified applicants for Olivia James Traveling Fellowship are those with United States citizenship and currently engaged in their dissertation research. Applicants must not hold other major fellowships during the requested tenure of the Olivia James award.

Likewise, this travel scholarship is not intended for field excavation projects and the scholar recipient must submit a report on the use of the stipend to the Chair of the AIA Fellowships Committee and should submit an abstract to the Program Committee within two years after the completion of their fellowship. This is for the scholar to be considered for participation in the AIA Annual Meeting.

The application for Olivia James Traveling Fellowship is ongoing until November 1. Winner of this scholarship will be announced by February 1 next year. For more information, please visit this site.

Archery Scholarship

Students who are into the sport of archery may check out the scholarship called Clarke Sinclair Memorial Archery Scholarship. This is one scholarship that aims to promote elite youth and collegiate archery. This scholarship program offers College Scholarship Program that award up to $1000 scholarship funding and also a Scholarship Program for Youth which awards up to $500 scholarship money.

The Clarke Sinclair Memorial Archery Scholarships for 2009 is currently accepting applications. Qualified applicants are those students with a minimum of 1 year remaining for their degree completion and have at least 3.0 GPA.

To apply, simply download and complete the application form and submit a brief essay that reflects the insight of the applicant in one of the following topics:
For College Scholarship-
1)    Growing a college club and my participation
2)    Things Archery has taught me
3)    The most important thing about a competition

For Youth Scholarship-
1)    I have exhibited good sportsmanship when……
2)    Being on a team is important because……
3)    The most important thing about a competition is…..

Applicants must also attached two good quality photographs with photographer’s name.  The application for College Scholarship ends on April 30, 2009 and May 30, 2009 for Youth Scholarship.  Applications should be submitted online through this email.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest

The Voice of Democracy (VOD) Scholarship Program is an audio-essay scholarship contest that is open to all high school students who are currently in grades 9-12. This scholarship contest awards a whopping $30,000 scholarship for the lucky first-place winner which is directly paid to the scholar’s university or technical school.

Aside from the $30,000 as first prize, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) Scholarship Program also awards other national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000. For this year, the theme of Voice of Democracy scholarship contest is “”Does America Still Have Heroes?”

Students may join in this contest by submitting the required entry form via mail together with their essay and recording to a local VFW Post.  Remember that the audio essay should be between three to five minutes long and must reflect patriotism based on the stated theme.

Deadline of entry submission for this year is on Nov. 1, 2009. For more details, you may visit the Voice of Democracy (VOD) Scholarship Program website or call the VFW National Programs office during normal business hours at 816-968-1117.

MLK Essay Scholarship Contest

The MLK Essay Scholarship Contest is offered by the Clarksville Area Ministerial Association and for this year, they are proud to announce that they will be offering three academic scholarships for the year 2009 – 2010 (two from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarships and one from Dr. William H. Corley scholarship). The scholarship award for this year is worth five hundred dollars.

To join in this contest, applicants must be in their high school senior year and should be accepted by a college or university. Students must submit an essay about “Dr. King’s Dream For America” in order to join. The length of essay should be three pages long and the essay submitted should be original because any form of plagiarism will be automatically disqualified.

Winners for this scholarship will be based on the merit the essay submitted particularly on the participant’s ability to express his or her understanding about Dr. King’s ideas and principles and connect these with today’s ever changing world.   The essay should be mailed at Clarksville Area Ministerial Assn, 731 Windermere Dr, Clarksville, TN on or before April 30, 2009.

Engineering Technology Scholarships

Students who are taking up engineering programs (bachelor’s degree or associate program) may apply to the so-called Engineering Technology Scholarships sponsored by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. This scholarship program awards a one $3,000 Bachelor Engineering Technology Scholarship and two $3,000 Associate Engineering Technology Scholarships.

Qualified students are those with cumulative Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 or those with highest class ranking of no less than the top 30% evidenced by an official transcript of grades or certification from their school administrator.

And since this scholarship is sponsored by ASHRAE, it is very necessary that the course of study of the applicant is adapted or in-line with the preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession and is accredited by any of the following: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) or an agency outside the USA that has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET or is a signatory of The Dublin or Sydney Accord.

Deadline of application for this year is on May 1. To obtain the scholarship application form, please proceed to this link.

Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma & Mexico Engineering And Architecture Scholarships

Engineering and Architecture students who are studying in accredited college within the geographic boundaries of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico may apply for the so-called ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship.

This scholarship awards a one-year $3,000 scholarship fund to a qualified undergraduate engineering or architecture students from the said region.  The scholars use the scholarship beginning the fall semester and he or she may renew the scholarship for the following year if he or she can meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualified Engineering and Architecture students are those with cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (where 4.0 is the highest) or have a class standing of no less than the top 30%  as stated in the student’s Official Transcript or based on certification of the student’s school administrator.

Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendation from a faculty professor, a current or past employer or any other significant individual who can provide character reference to the applicant.  Completed application and necessary attachments should be mail at Lois Benedict – Scholarship Administrator, ASHRAE, Inc., 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Deadline of application is on May 1, 2009.

To obtain the application form, please click here.

Children of Persia Scholarship Program

The Children of Persia Scholarship Program is created to provide financial assistance to college level students in the United States with Iranian descent. The COP aims to help these financially restricted students develop their ability to help themselves and subsequently help others through their success.

In order to qualify for this scholarship program, the Iranian descent students who are studying in the United States must be U.S. citizens or be lawfully residing in the United States. They must be currently enrolled in any accredited American college or university as full-time undergraduates. Students should also demonstrate excellence in their academic performance and has an active participation in community service.

The Children of Persia Scholarship Program usually awards $2,000  scholarship money that be used by the scholars towards any accredited college or university of their choice within the United States to pursue any academic discipline. The scholarship fund can be also used to other school related expenses such as other fees, room, and board.

To apply, simply complete the application form, attach two letters of recommendation (one should be from a school professional), Official Transcript of Records with school seal, and one page essay about the applicant’s dreams and aspirations. Send the said documents by mail at COP Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 2602, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 on or before April 20, 2009.

Scholarship Opportunity From Arkansas Alumni

If you are a R.E.A.L. Razorback member of University of Arkansas, you may be qualified to apply for the R.E.A.L. Scholarship Program created by the Student Alumni Association of the University of Arkansas. This alumni association offer seven $500 scholarships every year from the two dollars they get from each of their members.

Aside from the current membership status, applicant for this scholarship must have be a full-time student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Likewise, the applicant must indicate a financial need and should write a two page, double-spaced essay reflecting his or her thought on the following:

* Why you think you need and deserve this scholarship.
* Your involvement on campus and/or the community.
* How you can ‘give back’ to the UA community upon graduation.

Essay should be saved in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or Rich Text (WordPad). Then, log-in to begin the application process. Deadline for application is this coming Friday, April 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm. Scholarship recipients will immediately announce in spring 2009. The scholarship fund will be awarded in the students in the amount of $250 each for two semesters.