Annual Signet Classic Scholarship Essay Contest
Open to high school juniors and seniors. You must write an essay on one of three selected topics listed on the Web site to be considered for this award. In addition to the $1,000 scholarship awarded to you if you are a winning student, your high school will also receive a Signet Classic library.
Post Office Box 442
Atlanta, GA 30301-0442
Provide scholarship programs and enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional young peoples’ thirst for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world. Develop a powerful network of community leaders, touched by Coca−Cola, whose vision will help shape the world, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Gates Millennium Scholars
P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
One Hudson Square
75 Varick Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013-1917
Open to graduating minority high school seniors who have been accepted by a four-year accredited college or university. You must have a minimum 1000 SAT score or 21 ACT score, be a United States citizen and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential and financial need, and provide a personal essay and a letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor. This is a four-year award of up to $7,500 per year.
Open to all high school seniors who plan to attend any accredited two-year or four-year college or university within the United States. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community involvement and academic performance. 373 scholarships awarded ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.
National Merit Scholarship
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201-4897
Since its founding, NMSC has recognized 3 million students and provided over 335,000 scholarships worth more than $1.3 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence. Recipients of Merit Scholarship® awards, Achievement Scholarship® awards, and corporate-sponsored Special Scholarships have increased the nation’s respect for intellectual accomplishments and have contributed significantly to its talent pool of future leaders.
120 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite 103
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-331-3280 OR 1-888-275-2054
QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholarship. High school juniors with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000 with typical assets are encouraged to apply. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with the colleges, scholarship providers, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles.
Robert C. Byrd Honors Foundation Scholarship
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Higher Education Programs Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Service
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th floor
Washington, DC 20006-8512
Students must contact the state education agency in their state of legal residence for application information. This program, which is federally funded and state-administered, is designed to recognize exceptionally able high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in post- secondary education. The Department awards funds to state education agencies (SEAs), which make scholarship awards to eligible applicants. Students receive scholarships for college expenses.