CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
CLASS OF 2018: The Sleep Judge State of Sleep Scholarship offers the chance for a Senior to win a $1,500 scholarship. The applicant must be a current high school Senior or current college student and must have minimum of 3.0 gpa. Along with the application form on-line, you must create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that answers the following: “How has technology affected our sleep for better or for worse?” and “Assess the quality of your own sleep health and discuss some ways that you can improve it.” Make your video creative, innovative, informative, entertaining and interesting. Upload your video to YouTube and include th. e link when you submit your application. You can call (306)533-7411 with questions. Application deadline is October 30th.
SENIORS: The Francis Vigo Chapter will sponsor the DAR Good Citizens program in our area. They will award a $100 check to the winner of their Scholarship Essay contest. Each school may recognize only one student for the Award which recognizes dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Since Washington Catholic has more than one student that we would like to recognize, we ask that students that would like to be considered for this respond to an essay question which will be supplied in the Main Office and must be written in the Computer Lab. See Mrs. Mundy or Mrs. Craney as soon as possible if you would like to be considered. Only the selected student will need to supply two letters of recommendation and fill out the resume. We must submit our nominee by November 7th. Interested students must do the essay by November 1.
ALL HIGH SCHOOL YOUNG WOMEN: The Indiana Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing is offered by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) to recognize high school young women’s computing-related achievements and interests. Winners receive cash, gifts, plaques for themselves and their schools AND scholarship offers from several Indiana universities. All that is required is a short essay about what possible aspirations they have for using computing in their future careers. Go to www.ncwit.org/award for detailed instructions and eligibility information. The online application must be submitted by November 6th.
GRADES 5 THROUGH 12: The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award application is now available on-line. They want to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. If you have participated in community service activities over the past year, you can fill out an online application at https://spirit.prudential.com. Application deadline is November 7th.
ALL CLASSES: The 2017 Maryknoll Magazine Student Essay Contest is now open—two divisions: Grades 6-8 Division I and Grades 9-12 Division II. This year’s topic, “Recognizing Violence and Promoting Peace,” asks students to write an essay citing examples of violence and telling what actions they are taking or could take to promote peace. Students enter online at https://maryknollsociety.org/publications/essay-contest/enter-online. Entries should be 500-750 words. You can do it all on-line. IF you mail your essay in, it MUST be accompanied by a completed Contest Cover Sheet. Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled. Remember whether entered through the mail OR on-line SPELLING AND GRAMMAR COUNT. Samples of last year’s winners can be seen on-line. Entry deadline is submission online or postmarked by Friday, November 10th.
SENIORS: The Elks National Foundation offers a Most Valuable Student Scholarship. The application is available at http://enf.elks.org/mvs. Five hundred 4-year Awards will be given—two $50,000, two $40,000, two $30,000, fourteen $20,000 and 480 $4,000 awards. The application deadline is November 27, 2017.
SENIORS: Fireside Catholic Publishing awards five $1,000 cash awards for writing a 750-word essay on how your religious education is influencing your life. Essays cannot include any identifying information of the student, school or its location and cannot exceed 750 words or two pages. We will also need a short biography including post graduate plans and the application form. Forms are available in the Main Office. Each Catholic High School can only submit one essay. If you are interested in applying, please have your essay titled “How is your Religious Education Influencing your Life?” in the Main Office by Tuesday, November 28th—that’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving Break. You must also include a Our submission must be postmarked by Monday, December 4. That will give us time to have a committee select if there is more than one entry. Information can be found on the Fireside Catholic Publishing Facebook page. Like them on their page and they will send reminders.
SENIORS interested in pursuing a career in education: The Indiana Commission for Higher Education announces the Next Generation Hoosier Educators’ Scholarship1. This scholarship will provide 200 high-achieving high school and college students pursuing a degree in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, recipients agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school. Students interested in applying must have a teacher complete a nomination form and upload the online application through Scholar Track . Application deadlines are due by 11:59 PM EST November 30, 2017.
GRADES 6 THROUGH 12: The National St. Vincent DePaul Society announces a National Youth Essay Contest. Winners can receive an iPad plus money to support a community service project. The essay will concern St. Vincent de Paul founders’ (Federic Ozanam and Rosalie Rendu) motto: “Bring good news to the poor.” Details are available in the Main Office as well as the required entry. The brochure has also been given to each Theology/Religion teacher at the Middle/High school. The essay must be received at the e-mail address on the brochure by December 1.
SENIORS: The Indiana Trial Lawyers Associations College of Fellows & the Indiana Historical Society announce their 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest. The Essay topic is “Why is the right to trial by jury (the Seventh Amendment) critical to ensuring justice and democracy?” The winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship. The essay must be submitted online at www.indianatriallawyers.org/COFScholarshipProject. Application Deadline is Sunday, December 17th.