|Written by Christina Crane|
|Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:16|
2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Each local award taps into the powerful network of NCWIT Alliance members: teams from academia, non-profit organizations, startups, and corporations come together to build a community of support for young women interested in computing.
Applications for the 2016 Award for Aspirations in Computing are open from September 1 to October 26, 2015 (8:00 p.m. EDT).
Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply, if she also meets both of the following criteria:
Aspirations Award recipients are chosen for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education.
Each Affiliate Award winner receives recognition at an award event, an engraved award for both her and her school, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community (sponsored by Bloomberg), and various other prizes — computing resources, gadgets, sponsor swag, and more.
Additionally, each National Award winner receives $500 in cash from NCWIT. Bank of America also presents National Award winners with a laptop computer, a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 5, 2016, and networking opportunities with Bank of America employees.
To apply, high school women must first register online. Click here to begin registration.
You may preview the application in English or in Spanish before you get started. You may also want to review the application how-to guide. Parents can review the approval how-to guide as well. For frequently asked questions about applying, approvals, and endorsements, please visit our FAQ page.
Bank of America requires paperwork, including a notarized travel waiver and tax ID information. Failure by National awardees and/or her parent(s) or guardian(s) to return required paperwork, book travel in the allotted time or attend the Bank of America showcase and ceremony may result in forfeiture of all awards hereunder.
NCWIT may require additional hard-copy, notarized paperwork, at its discretion.
To the extent required by law, Bank of America will report the value of the gift/reward/travel expenses to the IRS on Form 1099.
Any prize that is classified as taxable income must be reported to the IRS. Taxes, where applicable, are the responsibility of the award winner.
Immediate Family (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and persons residing in the same household) of employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT are prohibited from receiving the award.
Horatio Alger Scholarship: To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Appy by October 25, 2015 at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/
Kenneth J. "KJ" Green Health Professions Scholarship: The Kenneth J. "KJ" Green Health Professions Scholarship recognizes a graduating senior at Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Indiana, who is interested in pursuing an education and career in a health profession. This scholarship is to be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to a single applicant as a non-renewable, one-time gift. To aply visit the following website: http://kjgreen.com/scholarship.html
AVAILABLE SOON: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: "We're looking for students with Leadership-Drive-Integrity-Citizenship." Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships. Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships.
AVAILABLE SOON: Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program: Graduating high school seniors, visit www.rmhc.org fr more information or apply today at https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC.
LinkedIn Scholarship: They are giving away $100,000---$10,000 Grand Prize and 10 $5,000 1st prizes. Here's how to win: 1) Get started with your decision board; 2) Add a university or field of study; 3) Share your board with a friend or family member. For more information, check out the official rules at: http://linkedin.promo.eprize.com/scholarship/public/fulfillment/rules.pdf. Just be sure to enter by November 7, 2015.
Elk's Scholarship: The Linton Elk’s Lodge is once again offering a onetime $1000.00 Most Valuable Student Scholarship to a student attending Bloomfield High School. Applications can be downloaded from the Elk’s website at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/applymvs.cfm.
Once downloaded, the application can be filled out on the computer. Please read the instructions on how to prepare and submit the application before returning to the Elk’s Lodge. All applications must be turned into the Linton Elk’s lodge on Hwy. 54 in Linton by 6:00 pm on December 5, 2015. The winners from each school will also be submitted for consideration at our district level also. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 812-875-2031 during regular business hours.
Wabash Valley Community Foundation Scholarships (Deadline is November 17, 2015):
Rex Buntain Tribune Star Scholarship: Eligibility requires that: 1) You intend to pursue a career in journalism, preferably print or online journalism; 2) Your high school resume and transcript demonstrae an aptitude for success in journalism; and 3) You are a resident of Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, or Vigo c County in Indiana, or Clark, Crawford, or Edgar County in Illinois.
James F. Jackson Scholarship: Eligibility requires that: 1) You are a resident of Vigo, Sullivan, Knox or Greene County, Indiana or of Crawford County, Illinois; 2) Preference given to students demonstrating excellence in the areas of math and science; 3) You are well-read in the area of non-fiction books/publications.
More information can be obtained by calling the Wabash Valley Community Foundation or by visiting their website, www.wvcf.com. You can complete the application at www.wvcf.com. All applications are due no later than November 17, 2015 at 12:00-Noon.
Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Association: WVMCA announces schlolarship opportunities for students entering a four-year college with an interest in mechanical construction or engineering. WVMCA will offer three (3) - $1,000 scholarships through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. Beginning October 1, 2014, the application, which is part of the Community Foundation's unified application may be found online at www.wvcf.com. Application deadline is November 15, 2015.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships: http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5052-jack-kent-cooke-foundation-invites-applications-for-undergraduate-scholarships
Seniors: Apply for the Wendy's Heisman Award! at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com by October 2, 2015.
The Wendy's High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors. To achieve award eligibility for the 2015 Wendy's High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2015/2016 academic years, graduating with the class of 2015. Applicants must:
Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
Participate in at least one of 27 eligible school-sponsored sports, including baseball, basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, and/or Volleyball; and be a leader in school.
VU Scholarships: Application deadline is January 15, 2016. Application is available online at www.vinu.edu/scholarships . Honors diploma and Technical Honors diploma graduates automatically receive $1,250/year award; however the scholarship application must be submitted by the deadline to receive this award.
ISU Scholarships: http://www.indstate.edu/scholarships/
IU Achievement Scholarships: For more information about scholarships at IU, visit www.scholarships.indiana.edu.
Ivy Tech Scholarships: Go to the following link for all campuses: http://www.ivytech.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html .
Nursing Scholarship Fund: Based on a student's financial need, nursing scholarships up to $5,000 per year are available for full- or part-time enrolled nursing students. To receive the award, an applicant must agree to work as a nurse in Indiana for two years after graduation. Applications are available from the Learn More Indiana Helpline (1-800-992-2076).
Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship: This scholarship is available to minority students studying to become Indiana teachers or students seeking a special education, occupational therapy or physical therapy certification. An application is required and is available from the Learn More Helpline (1-800-992-2076).
Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant: A grant that provides up to 100% of certain tuition costs will be provided by the state of Indiana for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard who attend Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, University of Southern Indiana or Vincennes University. The student must be certified by the Indiana National Guard and can begin the process at the unit command level, and must also file the FAFSA yearly by the March 10 deadline, and not have used four years of SSACI aid or exceeded the ten year eligibility time frame.
Child of Certain Veterans and Public Safety Officers Supplemental Grant Program: This program provides tuition and fee assistance at public colleges for eligible children of disabled Indiana veterans and eligible children and spouses of certain Indiana public safety officers and Indiana National Guard members killed in the line of duty. As a supplement to other state financial aid, the grant pays 100% of tuition and fees. It does not cover room and board. An application is required and is available from the Learn More Helpline (1-800-992-2076).
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