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Entrant must be in the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade at the time of the current contest deadline. ARI reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule, on a case-by-case basis, for international students or for students with nonstandard school years. Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by  for 11th and 12th graders and  for 8th, 9th and 10th graders, no later than Apr 28 2022 11:59 PM (PDT).


“B. Davis Scholarship” for 2022The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship B. Davis Scholarship for 2022.
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application. Application Procedure :To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com. The deadline for applications is May 21, 2022. Amount of Scholarship: $1,000If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com.


Big Future College Scholarship Search Find, apply, afford and enroll in a college that is right for you with this step-by-step guide.


BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline -  June 19, 2022

Amount of Award  -  $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.


Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.

While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

Submit the Common Application and all required materials for admission to one of the undergraduate degree programs at Boston University by December 1.


The Caring.com Scholarship

At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

How to Apply

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

In addition to the essay or video, must also complete the online application form below on website. https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers

Eligibility Requirements for High School Students

Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Caring.com Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
  • Must not be related to or living with any employees of Bankrate, Inc. or Caring, LLC.

The Cooke Young Scholars Program

The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective 5-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities. The 2022 Young Scholars Program application will open in February.


The Cooke College Scholarship Program 

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive.

The application deadline is November 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone.


Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Contest submissions accepted from: June 7th, 2021 - March 2nd, 2022 .
  • Winner will be announced on or about May 13th, 2022 .
  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

Discover Scholarship Sweepstakes

The Sweepstakes begins on February 1, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period"). During the Promotion Period, visit scholarship.collegecovered.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form including a valid email address. ELEVEN (11) GRAND PRIZES (three (3) awarded for Entry Period 1, 2, and 4 and two (2) awarded for Entry Period 3): A $10,000 check made payable to the qualified institution reflected on the winner's Declaration.


Eldercare Support Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $500

Description: The Eldercare Support Foundation has many scholarships supporting those pursuing or already working in senior care, including the General Studies Scholarship.

Applicant Eligibility: Students who are enrolled or are soon to be enrolled in an educational program for healthcare and plan to work in long-term care are eligible.

Application Requirements: Interested students must submit an application packet, a 1-2 page personal essay about their interest in the long-term care profession, and at least one letter of recommendation.

Where to Apply: Eldercare Support Foundation website

Deadline: Application deadlines typically fall in February.


FAFSA Day

At FAFSA Day, Get2College counselors will provide seniors and their parents:  • One-on-one assistance completing the FAFSA and state grant application • • Answers to financial aid questions, and • • Guidance on the next steps after filing the FAFSA To participate in FAFSA Day, you MUST make a 30-minute appointment with Mrs. Barrier at 662-887-2025 ext. 226. FAFSA Day is Thursday, October 14, 2020 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.


Fastweb Scholarship search engine Fastweb is the leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school. Scholarships just for you based on your strengths, interests and skills. Resources to help you with tough financial aid decisions. Discover the perfect school for your interests and budget. Guidance to help you prepare for a promising future.


The Fountainhead 

Entrant must be in the 11th or 12th grade for any part of the school year in which the contest is held. ARI reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule, on a case-by-case basis, for international students or for students with nonstandard school years. Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by Apr 28 2022 11:59 PM (PDT), no later than 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.


FULL Scholarship Bridge Program Delta Dancer program at MDCC offers a FULL scholarship Bridge Program which covers MDCC room, tuition, and meals.


Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship

Design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or any other distraction you choose to focus on.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $1,500

  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Winner Announced: January 31

Grow Ag Leaders scholarship America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, partners with farmers to award rural youth $1,500 scholarships to support their studies in ag-related fields after high school. Farmers play a fundamental role in Grow Ag Leaders by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing applications. This year, more than a half-million dollars in scholarships are available to high school seniors and college students in rural communities across the country. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are available in a variety of fields including: farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, business, communications and more. Go to https://www.ffa.org/scholarships to apply for a Grow Ag Leaders scholarship, administered by the National FFA Organization. Please note, applicants do not need to be members of FFA to apply. Student needs to complete the application between 8:00 a.m. Central Time on August 2, 2021 and 5:00 p.m. Central Time on November 1, 2021 (the “Program Entry Period”).


Horatio Alger Scholarship To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship Programs, applicants must:

  • be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the US

  • exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private insitution in the US

  • demonstrate critical financial need

  • be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

  • display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

  • Be a US citizen

To apply for the scholarship, an online application must be completed by March 15 at scholars.horatioalger.org.


John Deere Scholarship-member of JR.MANRRS chapter

The scholarship is intended to award and financially assist students who are focused on their academics, involved with student organizations and actively philanthropic within their communities. Qualification criteria are described below. All required documentation must be submitted in order to be considers for the scholarship.

Criteria

Classification: Graduating high school senior and member of JR. MANRRS chapter

Grade Point Average: 3.0 Cumulative or above

Required Documentation

1. Submit your current resume detailing career objectives, professional experience, academic achievements, community involvement and extracurricular activities.

2. Submit official transcript showing GPA of 3.0 or higher.

3. Copy of the acceptance letter of the school you will be attending.

4. Submit a two page essay (maximum 500 words in length) relative to the following question: “How can John Deere help our JR MANRRS Members Learn about Agriculture? Why would they benefit? How would John Deere benefit?” Essays will be judged based on thoughtfulness in response, potential impact of the contribution and clarity of communication.

Selection Process

1. Representatives from John Deere MANRRS Team will review all submitted application documentation against the above listed selection criteria to determine eligibility. Eligible applicant’s essay content will be used for the selection of each scholarship recipient.

2. Submit application to John Deere MANRRS at JDMANRRSMailbox@JohnDeere.com.

3. The John Deere Scholarship will be awarded at the 31st MANRRS National Training & Development Conference Gala Sponsored by John Deere.


The Junior Auxiliary of Indianola Scholarship The Junior Auxiliary of Indianola offers a scholarship to a senior who plans to enter a career that aids children in some way. Junior Auxiliary is an organization that exists to improve the lives of children. Come by Mrs. Barrier's to pick up the scholarship application.

To apply for the scholarship, you will need to submit the following items by Friday, March :

1. the completed application

2. a current copy of your transcript, sealed and signed by your school counselor

3. 1 letter of recommendation, sealed and signed by the teacher of your choice

4. an essay on the profession you plan to pursue in college and how, through that profession, you will work with children and have an impact on their lives.


MAS County Employee Scholarship Program Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship Program is a program that benefits high school seniors entering their freshman year of college in 2022. Students with an immediate relative (parent, stepparent, grandparent, step-grandparent, legal guardian, aunt, uncle, etc.) currently working for or retired from a Mississippi county are eligible to apply. (Immediate relatives of county elected officials are not eligible.)

For the 2022-23 school year, MAS will award up to 2 $500 scholarships per county to family members of county employees, according to the level of participation by the county in MAS-sponsored programs. For more information please visit the website http://www.mssupervisors.org/scholarship-program. Applications must be submitted to the MAS office no later than February 1, 2022.


MDCC Scholarship Opportunities MDCC Alumni & Foundation, Inc.

Announcing 2022-2023 Scholarship Opportunities

APPLY ONLINE TODAY! • The MDCC Alumni & Foundation, Inc. will award over $80,000 in privately-funded student scholarships next year.

  • New and returning students can apply for scholarships ONLINE by visiting https://mdcc.awardspring.com/.

  • Completed applications will be accepted online until April 1, 2022 .

  • Students needing assistance with the online application may make an appointment by emailing acrews@msdelta.edu or by calling the foundation office at (662) 246-6272.

Don’t miss this opportunity!


MS Excellence in Teaching Program at Ole Miss Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program's goal at the University of Mississippi is to attract top-performing high school seniors who want to become mathematics and English teachers in Mississippi. New teachers in these subjects will help meet the demands of Common Core standards. All students who enter the program make a five-year commitment to teach in Mississippi after graduation. METP gives a full scholarship for up to 4 years. For any questions about the program or application, visit their website at metp.olemiss.edu. 


Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Scholarship Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency 2021 Scholarships

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency has a senior scholarship program for Mississippi senior high school graduates. The Allie Carruth Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000.  The Dr. Shirley Schlessinger Scholarship awarded in the amount of $1,000. The Matthew Gaskin Memorial Scholarship to be awarded in the amount of $1,000 and 2 scholarships for $500 each. Deadline date for the application is Friday, Nov. 12. To apply for the scholarship you must fulfill the requirements listed below:

1. must be a graduating senior from an accredited MS high school

2. must be accepted by or have intentions of fall 2022 enrollment in either a junior college or university

3. 2 letters of recommendation: 1 from a teacher and 1 from adult of your choice

5. essay of 300 to a max of 750 words will be required on 1 of the following topics:

     a. Why you are a registerd organ and tissue donor

     b. The importance of encouraging others to be an organ and tissue donor

    c.  How have you or your family been affected by organ and tissue donation or by transplantation of organs and/or tissue

    d. Why you want to be an organ and tissue donor

Applications must be received by no later than Friday, Nov. 12. Need to be mailed or hand-delivered to Susan Bonds or emailed to sbonds@msora.org.

Come by Mrs. Barrier's room if you would like an application.


National DAR Scholarships

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance.
  • Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study, and/or financial need, or other restrictions on specific scholarships.
  • Awards are placed on deposit with the recipient’s college or university and any unused portion shall be returned to the DAR.
  • Applicants are only eligible to receive one scholarship from the DAR

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Who is eligible for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards?

The following people are eligible: • Students in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 states or Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year • • American students in grades 5-12 who live elsewhere but whose parents or guardians are legal voting residents of one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C. You can apply online. Or you can get a paper version of the application by calling 1-877-525-8491. What is the deadline for schools and officially designated local organizations to certify their selected applications? 

No later than 11:59 p.m. CST on November 4.


2021 Minority Caucus Scholarship Application 2021 Minority Caucus Scholarship Application is available to all graduating high school seniors in Mississippi. To be eligible, applicants must have been accepted for admission to a technical school, community college, senior college, or a university located in Mississippi. (All info. submitted must be typed.)

To be considered, each applicant must submit the following:

1. a complete application

2. a brief biography

3. a letter of recommendation

4. an official transcript

5. copy of applicant's letter of acceptance from a Mississippi institution of higher learning

6. essay about the county where applicant resides

A total of 14 scholarships will be awarded. Each award will be $1,000 and will be given only once students will be selected from each of the 4 Congressional Districts within the state of Mississippi.

Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than April , 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced .

Mail application and other info. to: Mr. Bobby Rushing, Jefferson Davis Co. Supervisor, P. O. Box 1317, Prentiss, MS 39474

Mrs. Barrier has scholarship applications in her classroom. Please come by and get one if you are interested.


Rover Scholarship 

How to Enter:

Answer our scholarship question in 400 - 500 words (response must be written in English).

  1. Put your answer in a Google doc, with your name and year in college at the top (high school seniors allowed).
  2. Fill out our form.
  3. Submit by May 1st, 2022.

In 400 - 500 words, answer the following question:

How did growing up with a pet in your life (could be a friend's or family member's) impact the person you are today?


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Student Scholarships.org There's a list of scholarships found at www.studentscholarships.org/2021scholarships.php that students from Mississippi school districts can apply for. You can check these out online.


Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 grand prize, other award amounts vary.

Description: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America holds a yearly teen scholarship essay contest which asks high school seniors who have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease to write about their experience and how it impacted their lives. In 2018, AFA awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to contest winners, including a $5,000 grand prize.

Applicant Eligibility: Student caregivers, volunteers, or those who have personal experience with Alzheimer’s are welcome to submit essays. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and entering a four-year accredited college or university within 12 months of applying.

Application Requirements: Students must submit a 1,200-1,500 word essay describing their experience with Alzheimer’s disease and how it impacted their lives, and what they have learned about themselves, their family, and/or their community.

Where to Apply: AFA Teens website

Deadline: The application deadline for the 2022 award cycle has not yet been announced.


The SWE (Society of Women Engineers)Scholarship The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE disbursed approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $750,000.

 The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship program is open to women only.  The applicant is enrolled in or accepted into a baccalaureate ABET-accredited engineering (EAC), computing (CAC), or technology (TAC) degree program. Please go to ABET for a list of approved programs.  The applicant is in a position to accept the scholarship in the school year for which it is being awarded.  The minimum GPA is 3.50/4.00 unweighted (i.e. 4.0 for A/A+, 3.7 A-, etc.) for incoming freshman applicants.  The applicant will be a full time student, except for reentry and non-traditional applicants.  The applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US for some scholarships.  The applicant will not be receiving full funding for education (tuition, fees, and books or equivalent) from their school or another organization (e.g. members of the Armed Services attending US Military Academies, students receiving full reimbursement from an employer).


Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship

$10,000 SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility Requirements and Application

1st Place = $5000 ~ 2nd Place = $3000 ~ 3rd Place = $2000

  1.  You must be a resident of Mississippi and enrolled as a senior at a Mississippi high school and be graduating in 2022.
  2.  You must sing, dance, or play a musical instrument and submit a performance video for review by the selection committee by uploading to YouTube (do not mail in DVDs).  There is a line below on this form to submit a link to your video.
    If chosen as a semi-finalist you will be invited to perform live at the Finale to be held in Tupelo, MS in March or April 2022.
    You MUST be able to perform at the Live Finale or otherwise forfeit.  (Travel expenses WILL NOT be provided.)
  3.  You must be going to attend college, but it is not required that you be enrolled in a musical program.  Any Community College or 4-Year University of your choice is acceptable.
  4.  You must enter into a contract detailing the Scholarship winnings with the Tupelo Elvis Fan Club.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship

Amount: In 2021, thirty applicants will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each, and two applicants will receive scholarships of up to $10,000 each. Amounts may vary in subsequent years.

Description: The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship is available to those diagnosed with epilepsy, as well as their immediate family members and/or caregivers, pursuing higher education.

Applicant Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates or graduating in the award year, and be seeking an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level degree or be enrolled in a trade school program at a United States-based institution.

Application Requirements: The application includes a one-page personal essay, three letters of recommendation, medical history from the person living with epilepsy, and a copy of the applicant’s most recent transcript.

Where to Apply: UCB scholarship website

Deadline: The deadline for the 2022 scholarship cycle has not yet been announced, but is expected to open in November.


VFW Youth Scholarships

Students can enter directly by submitting the required entry form, along with their essay and (in the case of Voice of Democracy, their recording) to a local participating VFW Post. Your local VFW Post’s contact information can be obtained at www.vfw.org/find-a-post or by calling the VFW National Programs office during normal business hours at (816) 756-3390. Entry forms and instructions can be downloaded from the VFW website at www.vfw.org/VOD.

Deadline: October 31, 2021 - Opportunity ends soon!


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Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Who is Eligible to Apply? • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. • • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry. • • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. • • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary. • March 31: Student Entry Deadline to Local VFW Auxiliary