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External Scholarships/Grants are non-local scholarships/grants. When we receive information regarding these applications, it is posted on this page. Check back often-- new scholarships/grants are posted as we receive them. These scholarships/grants will have unique deadlines, so be sure to read the information for each scholarship/grant carefully.  We encourage all students/parents to be cautious when providing personal information.  We encourage you to visit https://www.safety.com/scholarship-safety/ to learn about scholarship application safety.

 **Elk River High School does not endorse these organizations, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they may offer.  These links are provided for the user's convenience**

 

Absolutely Outdoorsy Scholarship

  • https://www.outdoorsy.com/#scholarship
  • $1,000.00 Scholarship to encourage students to pursue outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Students are judged on an essay, this years topic is: What makes a great roadtrip?
  • See website for more details

AED Superstore College Scholarship

AFL-CIO; MN AFL-CIO Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarships

  • http://www.akpsischolarships.org/
  • Must be an incoming freshman accepted to Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota
  • Have strong academic records
  • demonstrate leadership experience
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018

American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Ann Bancroft Foundation Grant - Dare to Dream (Girls)

Ann Bancroft Foundation Grant - Let me Play Grant (Girls)

2018 Anoka County Kennel Club Non-Member Scholarship Program

ApartmentList.com

APIASF Scholarship Program (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund)

  • http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html?ep_mid=11403777&ep_rid=299311697
  • Deadline: Fall deadline January 18, 2018 
  • Eligibility:
    • Live at or below poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status
    • Are the first in their families to attend college
    • Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity
    • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarship

  • https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/
  • Deadline: The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first.
  • The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US. 

B. Davis Scholarship

Better Business Bureau is offering Student of Integrity Scholarships

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota (students must be current or past Little Brother or Little Sister)see info for each scholarship below)

  • Federated Challenge Scholarship-A scholarship for up to $5,000 for students to attend a non-four year education or training program at an accredited Minnesota post-secondary school that focuses on obtaining an apprenticeship, certificate or associate's degree.  Deadline to apply is May 1st
  • WWBD Memorial Scholarship-$500.00 scholarship to a college of their choice.  This scholarship was created in honor of BriAnna Kruzel (a former Little Sister and High School Big Sister), who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in September 2013.  Deadline to apply is April 1st
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Nursing Scholarship-Thanks to a generous donor Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to offer a scholarship for students studying to be a registered nurse.  The amount will change each year but the minimum amount will be $500.00  Deadline to apply is May 1st

Big Sun Athletic Scholarship

  • http://www.bigsunathletics.com/
  • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate.  The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute
  • Deadline: June19, 2018

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

  • https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx
  • two $5,000 scholarships, scholarships are renewable so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.
  • Must be a high school senior of African descent (for example: African American, African, or Ethiopian)
  • Plan to attend a four year college or university in the fill of the year following high school graduation
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Require financial assistance to attend college

Buffalo Championship Rodeo Scholarship

  • Applicant should be a resident of Elk River School District
  • Must complete the scholarship application, submit a transcipt and write a 500 word essay using the topic listed in the instruction sheet
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • Transcript must be included with application to be considered
  • Must intend to pursue schooling at a Post-Secondary Institution such as a university, college, or vocational institution
  • Applicant should have an appreciation of agriculture and western heritage
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018

Buy-Rite Beauty:

Catch a Break! Scholarship Program

  • https://www.scholarsapply.org/catchabreak/
  • Applicant must be a current high school senior or graduate, ages 21 and under
  • Be a United States citizen and resident of Minnesota
  • Be accepted for enrollment for the first time in full-time undergraduate students at an accredited public four-year college or university in Minnesota for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Live on campus for the first year of undergraduate studies
  • Have a minimum composite ACT score of 24 or higher
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Deadline: March 15, 2018

Central Minnesota Farm Show Agricultural Scholarship

  • Central Minnesota Farm Show Agricultural Scholarship
  • 5 - $1,000 scholarships to students planning on enrolling in an agricultural related program and attending High Schools in the following counties:
    • Benton        
    • Chippewa
    • Douglas
    • Grant
    • Isanti
    • Kanabec
    • Kandiyohi
    • Meeker
    • Mille Lacs
    • Morrison
    • Pope
    • Sherburne
    • Stearns
    • Stevens
    • Swift
    • Todd Wright
  • Deadline: February 2, 2018

Community Giving Scholarships

Concordia College Visual Arts Scholarship:

Empire Beauty School Scholarship

  • Both the Spring Lake Park and the Bloomington campus locations will each be awarding a total of ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2018 graduation year
  • Students who are enrolled in the cosmetology program at Empire Beauty School for the upcoming start are eligible to apply 
  • Students interested in applying for the scholarship must complete an on-site admissions interview with an Admissions Rep or Campus Director prior to enrolling/applying
  • Click here for a scholarship application
  • For information or questions please call Jacqueline Braun at 651-329-7671
  • Deadline: August 1, 2018

Fairview Northland Medical Center Scholarships (Multiple Scholarships Available):

  • http://www.fairview.org/Hospitals/northland/About/Auxiliary/index.htm
  • Fairview Northland is offering several scholarships to students entering a health care career and who meet several other guidelines. 
  • Scholarship applications are available beginning in February each year.  Completed applications must be received no later than March 31 and scholarships are awarded each June.

Hennepin Technical College Scholarship

  • Hennepin Technical College is offering a $2,500 scholarship for students planning to start fall of 2018 with a possibility of renewal for the second year (Fall 2019)
  • Must complete the scholarship application  for more information please click here
  • Students planning to start fall of 2018 and have never attended HTC (PSEO students DO qualify)
  • Be a resident of the state of Minnesota
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 9 credits for fall 2018
  • Students must enroll in one of the programs highlighted in the application (Manufacturing & Engineering Technology, Health Careers, Information Technology)
  • Deadline: March 19, 2018

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships:

  • https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
  • Multiple scholarships available-National Scholarships, State Scholarships, Career & Technical Scholarships, Targeted Scholarships
  • For additional information regarding this program please visit their website.

Lawnstarter Entrepreneural Scholarship:

  • https://www.lawnstarter.com/minneapolis-mn-lawn-care#scholarship
  • This scholarship is open to all majors as long as they are an incoming or current full-time student enrolled in a 2-year/4-year/ of graduate program and are passionate about entrepreneurship.  
  • Application for Scholarship: Students apply by sending a transcript, resume, and a 500-700 word essay answering the following prompt "What makes them passionate about building a business?" to the following email address: scholarships@lawnstarter.com

Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship:

  • https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarship
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Students must submit a URL of a video they've uploaded to YouTube where you explain, present, convince, inspire, entertain, market and/or sell us your reason why you deserve to win this scholarship.   The video can be anything that you feel will compell us to choose your entry as long as it has "Lead Roster Scholarship" in the title and is publicly viewable (be creative!).

Martin Luther King Scholar Program-Ithica College:

  • http://www.ithaca.edu/mlk/
  • This scholarship is open to academically talented U.S. citizens and permanent residents from ethnic and racial backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education.  
  • Deadline: See website for details

Mensa Foundation:

  • http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

  • Applicants do not need to be Mensa members.  They must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date and they must submit an application and essay explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals.
  • Scholarship Opens:September 15 and Closes: January 15

Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship:

  • Two $2,500.00 scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female graduating high school student athlete who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine
  • 2018 Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship Informaiton and Application
  • To be eligible for the 2018 Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  •    -Be a graduating high school senior from the state of Minnesota
  •    -Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States
  •    -Be involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school
  •    -Intend to major in a field related to sports medicine
  • Deadline: Must be post marked by May 1, 2018

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Eligibility: Students need to be admitted to Minnesota State University, Mankato by February 1, 2018 and complete the general scholarship application on their website by February 2, 2018.  Students can complete their scholarship application for this Purple and Gold scholarship once they are admitted at: https://mnsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9686
  • Offering five $1,000 scholarships to Elk River High School students that have been admitted to MSU-Mankato 

Minnesota Association of Townships:

  • http://www.mntownships.org/

  • Eligibility: All students currently enrolled in the 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private or parochial high school or a home student program and who plan to further their education at a college, university or vocational school are eligible for this program.  Students cannot be the child, stepchild, grandchild or step-grandchild, brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister of a MAT director or staff member.
  • Applicants must submit an application form and submit it along with a written essay discussing this year's topic, which concerns the theme of MAT's 2018 Educational Conference: Powering Our Future-Energy to Build on in Your Township-see website for essay question.
  • Must be postmarked by May 1, 2018

Minnesota Women's Golf Association Foundation:

  • Interested applicants can review the MWGA interest letter by clicking here
  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Each scholarship is renewable for four consecutive years and is available to high school senior girls who plan to enroll in a four year college program the year they submit this application.
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and domiciled in the state of Minnesota
    • Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 of higher
  • Deadline: March 31 of your senior year in high school
  • MWGA Foundation Scholarship Application

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship:

  • http://www.nelliestone.org/scholarship-program
  • Student must be currently enrolled in or accepted at a MnSCU institution; applicant must be a union member or the child, grandchild or spouse of a union member; applicant must be one of the following racial/ethic group member: Black/African American, Chicano/a or Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Native American/Alaskan Native; Applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA; 
  • Deadline: Application must be postmarked by June 1

Paseka School of Business Scholarship (Minnesota State University: Moorhead):

Pet Lifestyle And You (P.L.A.Y.):

  • https://www.petplay.com/scholarship/
  • $1,000 scholarship to one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018

Pine Technical & Community College Workforce Development Scholarship

  • http://www.pine.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/
  • $3,500 scholarship to one Elk River High School student entering the high growth, high demand career fields of Manufacturing, Health Care and Information Technology at Pine Technical & Community College
  • Click here for scholarship application packet
  • Deadline: January 19, 2018

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute Scholarship Programs

Rove Pest Control Scholarship:

Scholarship America (Multiple Scholarships)

Schulze Innovation Scholarship (University of St Thomas)

  • Schulze Innovation Scholarship
  • 4 year full tuition scholarship and premier academic program designed to help launch the careers of students ready to tackle big challenges through innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. 
  • Criteria:
    • Acceptance to St. Thomas (minimum 3.0 GPA; 27 ACT)
    • Entrepreneurship major (can be taken as part of a double major in another business or non-business discipline)
    • Demonstrated entrepreneurial creativity and inventiveness, as described in application through concrete example of entrepreneurial venture/iniative
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018

Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy and International Relations presents Sustainable Development Challenge

  • UN Sustainable Development Challenge
  • The United Nations has set 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.  Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy and International Relations is challenging you to be part of the solution.
  • Interested students must submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea they have for addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • 1st Place-$2,500 cash prize and $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University   2nd Place-$1,000 cash prize and $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University.    All other finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University
  • Deadline: March 11, 2018

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

SPIRE Credit Union Scholarship

  • Two (2) scholarships will be awarded for $500.00 each. 
  • Criteria:
    • Must be a primary member of SPIRE Credit Union, and your account must be in good standing
    • Must answer the stated essay question within 500-1,000 words
  • Further details can be found on the application available at: https://www.myspire.com/about-spire/giveback/spire-scholarship
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018

 St. Cloud State University Department of Music

  • https://www.stcloudstate.edu/music/
  • Students must submit an application and must audition for scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $4,000
  • Deadline: Please see website for audition dates and application deadlines

Studentscholarships.org  **MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS

 StudyPug Math Help Scholarship

The Balanced Man Scholarship:

  • The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity University of Minnesota offers scholarships to incoming freshmen every Fall.  The purpose of the Balanced Man Scholarship is to recognize individuals that have attained the qualities closest to that of the Balanced Man: scholarship, leadership, athleticism, gentlemanly behavior, virtue, diligence, and service to others.
  • http://sigepumn.com/bms
  • Must attend the University of Minnesota and be a male
  •    -Must have a 3.0 cumulative High School GPA
  •    -Must be able to provide a High School transcript
  •    -Must have a 24 ACT overall score or higher
  • Deadline: July 11th

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship:

  • https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/
  • To be eligible for this $500.00 scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  •    -Must be a graduating high school senior or current college undergraduate at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational or technical school in the United States
  •    -Be a female
  •    -Be a United States citizen
  • Deadline: This quarterly scholarship is offered September 30th, January 1st, March 31st and June 30th each year
  • For additional information regarding this program please visit their website.

Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award-

(Elk River Municipal Utilities in conjunction with Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association):

  • ERMU "Tom Bovitz Scholarship Application"
  • High school seniors that are customers, or have as a legal guardian, a customer of Elk River Municipal Utilities. 
  • ERMU Deadline: March 30, 2018        

                       OR

  • MMUA "Tom Bovitz" Scholarship Application
  • High school seniors that are customers, or have as a legal guardian, a customer of a Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association member municipal or gas utility.  
  • MMUA Deadline: April 16, 2018

University Episcopal Community's Faith & Justice Scholarship

  • https://www.universityepiscopalcommunity.org/faith-justice-scholarship/
  • Who: Students who are inspired by their faith tradition to work for justice at the local, national or international level.  Students from any faith tradition are invited to apply
  • What: Three - $1,000 Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors who will be starting at any Minneapolis 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2017
  • Deadline: May 31

University of Minnesota Duluth - RAISE.ME (Grades 9-12)

Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship

  • http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/
  • Deadline: Apply online between October 1 and December 18, 2016.
  • Open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two or four year university, college or vocational/technical institute.  Applicans MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.

  Air Force ROTC

Community Giving Scholarships

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Minnesota Masonic Charities

Prospective Educator Scholarship (PDK-Minnesota Chapter 1612):

P.L.A.Y. Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

 SFM Foundation Scholarship

WACE Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education

 

 

Bestcolleges.com offers students the opportunity to search thousands of available scholarships as well as College/University ratings, College/Universities by occupation and multiple other resources.  To visit the scholarship portion of their webpage simply click on link: http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/

**Elk River High School does not endorse these organizations, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they may offer.  These links are provided for the user's convenience**

Scholarships

Seniors:  Check this page frequently for scholarship opportunities. Be sure to check deadlines!

A Message from Mrs. Wood
College scholarship opportunities are updated frequently on the Bishop Stang High School website. We often announce scholarships during morning announcements, so be sure to listen! You are encouraged to visit this site often to check on scholarships that apply to you. You will often receive email announcements with scholarship opportunities, so check your email on a daily basis. Unless otherwise stated, many applications are available for immediate download from this page.

For University/College specific scholarships, visit the college or university's website - search under "scholarships". By simply applying, you may automatically be eligible for merit scholarships; however, there may be other scholarships that require an application - be mindful of deadlines!

Go here to print a Scholarship Recommendation/Transcript Request Form. Requests are due to me in the counseling office at least one week prior to the scholarship deadline. The quest for scholarship money takes time and effort on your part, however, the results from your hard work can certainly pay off in the end! There IS money out there, it's up to YOU to find it! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to stop by the Guidance Office to see me! I'm here to help!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Wood​

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
Eligibility:
 The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for graduating seniors who excel in academics, athletics and community service. Eligible students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, participate in at least one sport, and demonstrate active community service.The two-part online application makes it quick and easy to apply.  $10 Wendy's gift cards are distributed to the first 1,000 applicants. Apply at wendysheisman.com.
Deadline: October 2, 2017 by 3:00PM​

Comcast Leaders and Achievers
Eligibility
: Bishop Stang High School will nominate one senior to represent the school for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. The nominee must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences, and have a strong commitment to community service involvement. If you would like to be considered for this nomination, please see Mrs. Wood n the guidance department. The deadline to be considered for this nomination is November 1st.
Deadline: November 1, 2017​

The Dan Pires Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:
 Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors from high schools in the Greater New Bedford area. Applicants should be students of high personal integrity, who have made a significant contribution to their school or community. Preference will be given to a students who intend to major in journalism or who have written for their school or community newspapers. Go here for details and the application or visit www.bgcnewbedford.org
Deadline: November 3, 2017​

The Horatio Alger Scholarship
Eligibility:
 Up to $25,000 is available for students who meet the criteria for this scholarship. To be considered, graduating seniors must be US citizens and exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States. Students/families must demonstrate a critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) and hold a minimum GPA of 2.0. See the attached flyer for MORE details or visit scholars.horatioalger.org.
Deadline: October 25, 2017​

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England
Eligibility:
 Four students from area schools will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. This is a wonderful opportunity for graduating seniors. The Charles E. Winterhalter Memorial RMHC of ENE seeks to identify exemplary role models and future leaders who have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Students are selected based on demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement/leadership and financial need. Applicants must maintain a 2.7 GPA and be legal U.S. residents. The application process opens on October 1st and the deadline is January 24th. Go here for ALL the details and apply at RMHC of NE.
Deadline: January 24, 2018​

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
Eligibility
: Open to students with significant financial need (use the financial calculator on the Phillips website) who display academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher), a desire to help others, good character, a strong work ethic, leadership qualities and grit and passion for overcoming obstacles. Awards are limited to residents of New England states only. This is a renewable four-year scholarship! Applications are available online starting in December via www.phillips-scholarship.org
Deadline: Early Application Option – April 3, 2018; Regular Application option – May 1, 2018

The Voice of Democracy – A Patriotic Audio Essay Competition
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Open to students in grades 9-12, students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is, “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Each year, more than 40,000 students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. For more information, including the official rules and application form, Go here.
Deadline: October 31, 2017

American Legion Weeks Plummer Post 107
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors who reside in the Town of Dartmouth. Click here for the application and instructions.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018


Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship
Eligibility:  The MA JCI Senate will award two $1,000 scholarships to grade 12 Massachusetts residents.  The state winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $1,000 scholarships.  An additional $500 scholarship will be awarded based on need and special circumstances.  Please click here for the scholarship application.  Print the form, complete, and mail to:  Ed and Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.
Deadline:  January 20, 2018


The New Bedford Civil War Round Table Book Award/Scholarship
Eligibility
: A college book award in the amount of $500 for an area high school senior graduating in 2018.  All forms must be received no later than Friday, March 30, 2018. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018


The Henry David Thoreau Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility
: Open to graduating seniors from Massachusetts high schools who demonstrate strong interest in environmental fields of study and clear potential for leadership.  For more information on application requirements visit www.thoreauscholar.org 
Deadline:  February 1, 2018

St. Anne’s Credit Union Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating high school seniors furthering their education at a two or four year accredited college program.  Membership at St. Anne’s Credit Union by the student or the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) is required prior to submission of the scholarship application. Click here for the application or pick up a copy in the guidance office.
Deadline:  January 8, 2018

Susana Viera Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. Scholarship - $500
Eligibility
:  Any graduating senior who is seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university (Engineering, Computer Science, Medical/Nursing, or Social Services Field). Click here for the application and detailed instructions.
Deadline:  March 23, 2018

Massachusetts AFL/CIO Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to any graduating seniors in high schools throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking higher education. The application process includes taking a labor history exam which will be administered during the month of February at Bishop Stang High School.  Study guides for the labor history exam are available here.
Please see Mrs. Wood in the guidance office if you would like to participate.  
Deadline:  December 15, 2017


The Dorothy Vaill Memorial Fund – Holy Union Sisters
Eligibility
:  Open to female graduating seniors in high school who demonstrate financial need.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

Burger King Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.  Click here for information and the link to apply.
Deadline:  December 15, 2017

Cape Cod Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (CCCMOAA)
Eligibility
:  This scholarship shall be awarded to a high school senior of Cape Cod or the Islands who is the child, sibling, or grandchild of a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who is:

  1. on active duty or,
  2. a former member of the above who was separated under honorable conditions or,
  3. a retired member of the above with a minimum of 20 years’ active service currently receiving retired pay or,
  4. a reserve/guard member of the above with a minimum of 20 years’ service completed (eligible to receive retired pay at age 60) or,
  5. a member of same who may be deceased, killed or missing in action.

In addition to the above, applicants must have a strong academic record, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have personal integrity and a well-rounded background of curricular and extracurricular activities. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Fairhaven Lions Club Scholarship - $500      
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in Fairhaven.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

 

Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating Catholic high school students planning to continue their education in nursing or the health care field.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Yawkey Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be residents of Massachusetts, have a strong academic record or demonstrated significant improvement over time, considerable financial need, and engaged in a mentoring relationship. Applicants must be planning to attend a competitive, private college in Massachusetts.  For detailed information and scholarship application form, visit www.tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-program
Deadline:  February 17, 2018

Red Pine Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  The Red Pine Scholars Program is seeking students from low to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen in the fall of 2018.  This program is designed to support students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other flexible financial supports.  The Red Pine Scholars Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students reach their full potential.  Please click here for detailed guidelines and instructions on applying.
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

The Manton Scholars Program
Eligibility
:  The Manton Scholars Program is seeking applications from students who are planning to pursue higher education in the fall of 2018 and whose families have been significantly and negatively affected by the death or serious illness/incapacitation of a primary income earner, or the serious illness of an immediate family member (i.e. parent/primary care giver or sibling). Eligible students must be residents for the last three years or more from the town of Westport.  Click here the detailed guidelines and instructions on applying.
Deadline:  February 1, 2018

Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to seniors in the Commonwealth of MA.  This scholarship is not academically based, but is awarded on the basis of financial need. The committee is looking for exceptional leaders and people who have proven this leadership within their school.  In addition, the committee will give more serious consideration to those students who have made efforts to make a difference in their communities.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Sippican Woman’s Club Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors who reside in Marion, MA.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Fundacao Faialense Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors of Portuguese heritage.  Application is available online at www.fundacaofaialense.org
Deadline:  February 28, 2018

Cohen & Jaffe Law Office – Scholarship Essay Contest
Eligibility
:  Open to graduating seniors.  For essay topics and the application information, visit: www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship/
Deadline:  April 2, 2018

Azorean Maritime Heritage Society Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to all graduating high school seniors.  Click here for the application and additional criteria.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

M.O. L.I.F.E., Inc. – Paul Powers Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Open to all graduating seniors.  Click here for the scholarship application.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

The Cardinal Newman Society’s Essay Scholarship Contest
Eligibility
:   Open to high school seniors attending a Catholic high school.  The winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship toward the cost of attending one of the institutions recommended in the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.  To learn more details about the contest, including eligibility requirements, visit:  www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/recommended-colleges/essay/
Deadline:  February 19, 2018

Rover.com Scholarship / Essay Contest
Eligibility
:   Open to all graduating high school seniors.  For contest requirements, visit:  www.rover.com/college-scholarship/
Deadline:  May 1, 2018

­­­­­­St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Eligibility
:  The St. Luke’s Auxiliary is offering five $1,000 scholarships to high-ranking senior students furthering their career in healthcare (healthcare is defined as any area related to the medical field). Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018

Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Fund Scholarship
Eligibility
:  The Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Fund will award five $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2018.  These scholarships are awarded based on financial need, work ethic, and academic achievement.  Click here for details and application.
Deadline:  Received by April 14, 2018 (not postmarked)

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union –
Barbara Whitehead Silva Scholarship OR Champion Family Scholarship
Eligibility
:  To qualify for the Barbara Whitehead Silva scholarship, parent/guardian or applicant must be a member of First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union.  The Champion Family Scholarship, is available to only immediate family members of First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union – Champion account holders (teachers, EMT, police, firefighters, and health care professionals).  Click here for details and the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

The Matt T. Benoit Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility
: The following excerpt is taken directly from the scholarship application:  “The intent of the organization is to award these scholarships to a student that most resembles the qualities that Matthew T. Benoit had.  Matt was an average academic student with a solid academic record and appropriate course load.  The scholarship recipient must maintain a similar academic record.  Matt was a four sport varsity athlete and considered a total team player. The scholarship recipient must display the same appreciation of teamwork that Matt did.  Matt also held down a part time job, making effective use of his time.  A student that can display the same time management skills will be considered.  Matt had a true love of family and his faith.” Applications are available in the guidance office.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Irene Erickson Croteau Scholarship
Eligibility
:  This $250.00 scholarship is open to a graduating senior residing in the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, Westport or any other surrounding community. Applicant must have a demonstrated interest in art or the performing arts.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 25, 2018

The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council Annual Scholarship Program
Eligibility:  Scholarships are available to high school seniors living in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands whose parents, legal guardians, or grandparents are members of a labor union affiliated with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council.  The student applicant may also be a member of a labor union affiliated to the labor council. This is a $1,000 scholarship.  Click here for details and the application.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Fall River Rotary Club Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicant must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area (Fall River, Swansea, Somerset, Westport, Freetown, and Tiverton) and committed to the mission of the Rotary Club which is “service above self”. $1,000 scholarship.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 2, 2018

Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women, Inc. – Bristol Chapter
Eligibility:  $500 scholarships available to graduating seniors applying for enrollment in a four-year institution.  Applicants must live in or attend a high school in Bristol County.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Fall River Municipal Credit Union Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be high school seniors who are active members (or their parents), in good standing, of the Fall River Municipal Credit Union for a minimum of six months prior to applying.  Click here for the application. Deadline:  March 20, 2015

Monument Beach Sportsman’s Club – Alcott Tobey Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicant must be a high school senior and resident of Massachusetts (or may live outside of Massachusetts if they are a relative of a current MBSC member). A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento Scholarship
Eligibility:  Three categories are available:  1. Open Category: all students; 2. Open to candidates of Portuguese descent; 3. Open to candidates of Madeiran heritage. Applications available from the Guidance Department
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts – New Bedford Chapter
Eligibility:  Open to residents of the Greater New Bedford Area who are of some Portuguese decent.  In addition to Portuguese heritage, this organization has several contributors looking for applicants who are considering careers in medicine or education.  If any applicant is a parishioner, in good standing, of Immaculate Conception – please note this on your application.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT – DO NOT USE THE WEB VERSION ON THE PRINCE HENRY SOCIETY WEBSITE.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Saint Anne’s Hospital Scholarships
Massachusetts Rhode Island IPA – Malcolm W. MacDonald M.D., Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicant must be a pre-med student, medical student, nursing student or individual entering or pursuing a degree in allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university or technical school. Graduating high school seniors must be from the Greater Fall River Area, as well as Newport and Bristol counties RI.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Saint Anne’s Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship – Zhar Qadeer Mustafa, M.D. Memorial
Eligibility:  Applicants must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area to include Assonet, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Rehoboth, Swansea, Somerset, or Westport.  Also Tiverton and Little Compton, RI. Applicants must be entering our pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Saint Anne’s Hospital – Massachusetts and Rhode Island – H. Ivan Duran M.D., Memorial Award
Eligibility:  Applicants must be clinical laboratory students, medical students or individuals entering or pursuing a degree in allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applicants must be able to demonstrate leadership and community service participation.  Graduating seniors must be a resident from Greater Fall River area as well as Newport and Bristol counties RI. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

The Cape Cod Foundation
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of Cape Cod. The scholarship booklet, available in the guidance department, contains a variety of scholarships, however read through the pamphlet carefully since certain restrictions and various deadlines apply. The scholarship booklet is also available online at www.capecodfoundation.org

Cape Cod Association Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must have been born on and currently reside on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.  Decisions are based on academic merit, heritage, extracurricular involvement and financial need.  Applications are only available online at http://www.capecodassoc.org
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Richard J. Connor Award – Friends of the Sandwich Public Library
Eligibility:   Applicants must be residents of Sandwich, MA.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 4, 2018

The Westport River Watershed Alliance – $1000 Merit Award
Eligibility:  Open to graduating high school seniors from the towns of Little Compton, Tiverton, , , or .  Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the watershed and/or environmental protection.  Criteria for selection is based on academic record, essay, extracurricular activities/community service, and work experience (preference given to WRWA members) and commitment to environmental issues.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

HarborOne Bank ONE Scholarship

Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to attend a two or four year accredited college or university. An immediate family member must have an active HarborOne account, in good standing, opened by March 15, 2018.  Immediate family includes: parents, stepparents, guardians, siblings or applicant.   Visit www.harborone.com/scholarship for more information.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Kiwanas Club of Sandwich Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of Sandwich.  Scholarship is based on community service, school involvement, and academic performance.  Visit www.kiwanisclubofsandwich.org for application and instructions.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Dartmouth Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be residents of Dartmouth who have participated in DYSA Soccer programs as a player and/or volunteer.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Team Player Scholarship – In Memory of Coach Charlie Correia (DYSA)
Eligibility
:  Applicants must have participated in the DYSA Soccer program as a player and/or volunteer. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

South Coast Community Chorale Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must be a resident of the Greater Fall River area to include Southeastern Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island towns and be entering a degree program at an accredited college or university in the field of music (instrumental and vocal, performing, education, production and theater).  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 18, 2018

William Patrick Cody and Carolyn Columbia Cody Educational Fund
Eligibility:  Open to graduating high school seniors residing in Westport who anticipate pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in either nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or other medical field/degree.  Click here for the application or pick up a copy in the guidance office.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Frank C. Taylor & Helen M. Taylor Educational Fund
Eligibility:  Open to ALL graduating high school seniors. Click here for the application or pick up a copy in the guidance office. 
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarship
Eligibility: 
Applicants must be residents of Mattapoisett.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

The ACA Scholarship Trust
Eligibility:  Applicants must be high school seniors; be a North-American of French-Catholic heritage; planning to enroll in an accredited institution of undergraduate studies. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Livesey Club Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are residents of Fairhaven or be a child/grandchild of a Livesey Club member in good standing.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  May 10, 2018

The New Bedford Rotary Club - $1,000 scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating seniors and residents of New Bedford planning to attend an accredited college or university.  Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.  Click here for complete instructions and the application.
Deadline:  May 31, 2018

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Eligibility:  Applications are limited to students from the Greater New Bedford area schools who have been accepted into an approved college or junior college, vocational, business school or other educational institution.  Two separate applications are available from this organization.  If you are of Irish heritage, click here for the application.  If you are applying for the General Grant-in-Aid Scholarship (open to all seniors) click here for the application. When applying for the “General” scholarship, if you have a parent who is employed by the New Bedford Seafood Industry, please make a note of this on your application. 
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Your Theatre, Inc. – Mary A. Smith Memorial Scholarship - $750.00
Eligibility:  Open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in the performing arts.   Click here for the application.
Deadline:  May 7, 2018

Little Compton Republican Town Committee Scholarship
Eligibility:  Open to residents of Little Compton, RI.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 13, 2018

Marion Social Club Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of Marion, Mattapoisett or Rochester.  Financial need will be the primary criteria to determine eligibility.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  Application must be received before the deadline of April 30, 2018.

Rockland Trust Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must reside within the Rockland Trust’s service area and be in the top 50% of their graduating class.  Click here for an application. 
Deadline:  March 12, 2018

Knights of Columbus Damien Council #4190
Eligibility
:  Applicants must reside in the towns of Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester.  Applications are available in the guidance office. Please see Mrs. Wood.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

The Rochester Women’s Club – Raymond C. Hartley Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be residents of Rochester, MA.  Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Wood in the guidance office.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 27, 2018

David Jonathan Jose Foundation – Art Scholarship $1,000
Eligibility:  This scholarship is available to any high school seniors graduating from a Massachusetts high school pursuing higher education in the visual or performing arts (or any subset of the arts). There is no minimum GPA requirement and you do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply.  Click here for the application or visit www.djjfund.org.
:Deadline  March 31, 2018

The George Coleman Scholarship – Sponsored by the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (NEACRAO)
Eligibility:  Applicants must have the potential to succeed in a post-secondary academic environment; must be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution; and must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have their guidance counselor’s recommendation to apply.  Please visit https://neacrao.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/scholarship-form-2018-v2-fillable.pdf for an application.  All documents will be emailed directly from the guidance office.
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Our Lady of the Angels Scholarship
Eligibility:  Open to all students who are achieving academic success and have a demonstrated history of community service.  Click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Dollars for Scholars Fairhaven
Eligibility
:   Graduating seniors who reside in Fairhaven, create a profile at Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars and complete an online application to match criteria to scholarships.
Deadline:  All deadlines vary – check details of the scholarships to which you are matched.

Christ the King Scholarship – Mashpee, MA
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who are active parishioners in the parish. Please click here for application and details.
Deadline:  May 15, 2018

Westport Lions Club Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in the town of Westport.Click here for an application. 
Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias – Student Humanitarian Award
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors with outstanding involvement in community service. This award is NOT academically based.  Please click here for instructions on how to apply.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Portuguese Sports Club, Inc.
Eligibility
:  Any graduating high school senior may apply.  Click here for the application or drop by Mrs. Wood’s office for a copy on the counter!
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

St. John the Evangelist (Pocasset) – Council of Catholic Women
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who are active parishioners in the parish.  Please see Mrs. Wood in the guidance office to pick up an application.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Citizens for Citizens, Inc. – Edward J. Sullivan Scholarship
Eligibility
:  Applicants must be former students of one of the following programs administered by Citizens for Citizens, Inc.: Head start, After School Day Care, Family Child Care, or Extended Day Care.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  April 27, 2017

Westport Police Association – Sgt. Dan Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility:  Applicants must be residents of the Town of Westport.  Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Please click here for the application and detailed instructions.
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Cape Verdean Recognition Scholarship
Eligibility
:  This scholarship is open to ALL graduating seniors.  Click herefor an application.
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

Fairhaven Mothers’ Club Scholarship
Eligibility: Two scholarships are available for Fairhaven residents; a general category and the Trowbridge/Whitfield Memorial Scholarship for applicants pursing a medical career.  Links for both scholarship applications are here:  General Applicant Scholarship    Trowbridge/Whitfield Memorial Scholarship
Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Monsignor Arthur G. Considine Charitable Scholarship – St. Mary’s Parish (South Dartmouth)
Eligibility
:   Applicant must be a son or daughter of a registered parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  No later than 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 

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