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              Southwest Miami High School

September 2022

       Scholarship Bulletin

               Mrs. Maytee Perez, CAP Advisor

             

 

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Army ROTC/U.S. Army

Varies

Open

  • Senior

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26

  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50

  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)

  • Meet physical standards

  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

  • Your Commitment

  • •An eight-year service commitment with the Army.

  • •Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

  • Apply Online for An Army ROTC Four-Year High School Scholarship   Go to the website for full details, requirements, and procedures for applying at: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/

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The Gates Scholarship

(300) Full cost of attendance

(Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.) All of above that has not already been covered by other financial aid

9/15/2022

 

 

  • Senior

  • Pell eligible

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3.-4.0

  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American

  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident

  • Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private, or public college or university.

  • IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class

  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)

  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

  • Application available at:

  • https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

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NFAA Awards for Young Artists

Varies – up to $10,000

10/14/2022

  • Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Dance, Film and Video, Jazz, 5usic, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice and Writing

  • There is a $35 on-line registration fee per discipline, but they can provide a fee waiver if you are not able to pay for the registration fee

  • You must apply online at www.youngARTS.org 

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Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program

 

  • High school senior

  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)

  • Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • United States citizenship

  • For more specific eligibility criteria please refer to the program listings

  • Application available at

  • https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

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Horatio Alger Career and Technical Program Scholarship

(500) $2,500

Rolling basis

  • Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)

  • Enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2021

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States

  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)

  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • Be under the age of 30

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Application available https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

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The Heisman High School Scholarship

Varies from $1,000 to $10,000.

October 18, 2022

  • Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.

  • Seniors apply at- heismanscholarship.com 

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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

(150 awards) $20,000

10/31/2022

by 5PM EST

High School code CEEB Code:

101-102

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NSA Educational Scholarship Program

Varies

10/31/2022

  • Senior

  • Must major in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Eligible to be granted a security clearance

  • A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1200 or ACT of 25

  • A preferred GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

  • Benefits

  • Tuition at the college of your choice

  • Reimbursement for books and certain fees

  • Housing and travel entitlements during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)

  • Year-round salary

  • Employment with NSA after graduation

  • You must be a U.S. citizen

  • https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa/nsastudents.html

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The 2020 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Not stated

11/13/2022

  • Seniors

  • Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their focus in various educational categories.

  • Categories include:

  • Business & Finances

  • Community Service

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Education

  • Healthcare & Science

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Public Service

  • Social Justice

  • Technology

  • These will be awarded in 10 regional ceremonies across the country in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco/Bay Area, and Washington, DC.

  • Apply at https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/

  • For more information:

  •  info@hispanicheritage.org or 202-861-9797

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Elks National Foundation

Varies

11/14/2022

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Air Force ROTC

Varies

11/30/2022, to submit your initial application. Once submitted, you then have until 12/31/2022, to submit all remaining application materials.

  • U.S. CITIZENSHIP - Applicants must either be a United States citizen or obtain U.S. citizenship by the last day of the first term of their freshman year (for four-year offers) or the first term of sophomore year (for three-year offers).

  • MEDICAL - Applicants must pass a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) medical exam. Applicants will either be scheduled to take the physical exam at the nearest military base or be sent to a designated civilian contractor.

  • ACADEMICS - SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26.  Applicants unable to secure a test prior to the application deadline should contact their scholarship technician.

  • Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • FITNESS - Complete the Physical Fitness Assessment, which consists of three events: push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5-mile run.

  • If offered a scholarship, you must pass the Physical Fitness Test before the end of your first semester of college.

  • For more information, go to http://www.afrotc.com/

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Horatio Alger National Scholarship –

For Juniors

(106) $25,000

Opens in December through 3/15/2023

  • 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 may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Application available at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/

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The College Board Scholarships

 

Monthly drawings $500 to $2,000 (varies)

 

Final Prize of $40,000

02/28/2023

  • Join College Board Opportunity Scholarships program

  • Sign into your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts

  • Link your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts.

  • Start practicing for the SAT on Khan Academy®

  • Practice for 12+ hours

  • Sign in to your College Board account on the score reporting portal to view your scores from the PSAT/NMSQT or a previous SAT to set a target score of 100 points higher.

  • Take the SAT.

  • View your scores again on the score reporting portal to see if you’ve improved your SAT score by 100+ points.

    Important: Checking your scores on your paper report is not enough. You must check your scores on the score reporting portal. Earn one entry for each additional hour you practice, up to a total of 20 hours.

  • For more information go to:

  • https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

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Southern Scholarship Foundation

Housing

4/1/2023

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