General Scholarships

 

ROBERT C. BYRD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Contact: Your state Dept of Education, Higher Education Office
Type of Aid: Scholarship
Duration: One year nonrenewable
Amount: $1,500

Requirements
:
1. Must be a graduate of a public or private secondary school or have the equivalent of a certificate of graduation.

2. Must have been accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher education.

3. Must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement to be eligible to receive a scholarship.

Comments: The purpose of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program is to promote student excellence and achievement and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued achievement. This program makes available to states grants to be used in scholarship distribution for first year study only at institutions of higher education.

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 GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
(800)944-9627
www.gmsp.org

Eligibility
: Individuals are eligible to be nominated as Gates Millennium Scholars if they are:
• African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian pacific American, or Hispanic citizens/permanent residents of the United States.
• Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
• Have applied to, have been accepted into, or are enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university for the current year at the time of the award; or have applied to or have been accepted into or are enrolled in a graduate degree program in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science for the current year at the time the nomination is complete.
• Have significant financial need as defined by the Federal needs analysis formula and
• Have demonstrated leadership ability through participation in community service, extracurricular activities or other activities.
Award: The scholarship meets the unmet need (the difference between the cost of tuition, housing, books, etc. and the financial award made by federal financial aid). Applicants must be nominated by someone from their high school, so interested students should visit their high school counselor.
Deadline: February or March (call for exact dates).

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Trail of Tears Scholarship Application THE TRAIL OF TEARS SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility:

  • Be classified as a full-time college or university undergraduate at Northeastern State University
  • Have proof of Cherokee tribal membership
  • Incoming freshmen must have a GPA of 3.0, or ACT score of 21, or upper 10% of class
  • Transfer or continuing college students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0


Student must submit:

  • A current photograph
  • A one-page typed autobiography
  • A copy of your Cherokee Nation Blue Card and/or copy of Verification of Tribal Citizenship with Cherokee Nation
  • Official current transcript
  • Two letters of reference (turn in with application)
  • Completed application form


APPLICATION:
Download form and return to the Student Program Coordinator at the address below.
AWARD AMOUNT
: The award amount ranges from $500 - $1400 per academic year.
DEADLINE: June 1
CONTACT:
Student Programs Coordinator
Center for Tribal Studies
Northeastern State University
600 North Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK
P: 918.444.4350

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TARGET ALL AROUND SCHOLARSHIP

1505 Riverview Rd.
P.O. Box 480
St. Peter, MN 56082-0480
www.target.com
Purpose: To recognize high school students who have shown outstanding leadership ability in community and volunteer service.
Eligibility: High school seniors, high school graduates and current college students who are legal U.S. Residents (age 24 and under) who have a grade point of 2.0 or higher. In addition, applicants must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study in an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational technical school. Preference will be given to students who reside in a community where a Target store is located. No employee of Target Corporation is involved in the selection. 

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NATIONAL JOM ASSOCIATION - CHIEF PYLE/CHIEF ELLIS SCHOLARSHIP

Eleanor G. Thomas
PO Box 1950
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Purpose:
The National Johnson O'Malley Association is honored to sponsor this Scholarship in the amount of
$2,500 to a deserving student. The scholarship will be announced at the Annual NJOMA Conference
in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Eligibility
1. Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe (copy of CDIB or tribal citizenship card)
2. ChiefPyle/ChiefEllis Scholarship application completed and submitted by deadline.
3. A one page typed personal statement on your goals and career choice with an emphasis on how the JOM program affected your school achievements.
4. Two letters of recommendation

5. If you are a 2012 graduating high school senior you must complete the following:

  • a. Submit a copy of your high school transcripts
  • b. If selected, you must submit your admission letter before scholarship is released
  • c. One of your letters of recommendation must be from your current high school staff
  • d. Planning to attend a two or four year college, university or vocational school

6. If you are a current college student, you must complete the following:

  • a. Submit a copy of your college transcripts
  • b. You must have maintained a grade point average of 2.75 or higher for the past semester
  • c. Must currently be attending a two or four year college or university

Amount: $2500
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Application: Please click here or image below to download the scholarship application
(1.5 mbs)

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TWO STARS BLUE BIRD SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose: The National Johnson-O'Malley Association is honored to sponsor this Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to a deserving student. The scholarship will be announced at the Annual NJOMA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Eligibility
1. Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe (copy of CDIB or tribal citizenship card)
2. Two Stars Blue Bird Scholarship application completed and submitted by deadline.
3. A one page typed personal statement on your goals and career choice with an emphasis on how the JOM program affected your school achievements.
4. Two letters of recommendation

5. If you are a 2012 graduating high school senior you must complete the following:

  • a. Submit a copy of your high school transcripts
  • b. If selected, you must submit your admission letter before scholarship is released
  • c. One of your letters of recommendation must be from your current high school staff
  • d. Planning to attend a two or four year college, university or vocational school

6. If you are a current college student, you must complete the following:

  • a. Submit a copy of your college transcripts
  • b. You must have maintained a grade point average of2.75 or higher for the past semester

c. Must currently be attending a two or four year college or university

Amount: $2500
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Application: Please click here or image below to download the scholarship application.
(1.3 mbs)

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