Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

New early deadline!!!  Open to 2015 seniors, with a minimum SAT score of 1600, or ACT of 25 and a 3.0 GPA who plan to major in Computer or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science.  Pays full tuition at the college of  your choice, reimbursement for books and certain fees, housing and travel entitlements during summer employment.  Guidelines at  Under “Careers” choose “Opportunities for YOU”, then “Students”, then “Stokes Educational Scholarship Program” under High School Scholarships.  First you must submit an online resume after registering with a username and password.  If you have questions, call:  410-854-4725.  Application deadline online or postmarked October 31, 2014.


AXA Achievement Scholarship

Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in spring 2015.  One winner from each state is selected by Scholarship America, to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each.  Ten national winners are selected to earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000.  Applications will be received until December 15, 2014 or until 10,000 applications are submitted, whichever occurs first.  For details on how to apply:


American Legion National HS Oratorical Contest

53 awards offered annually.  Amounts vary from $1500 to $18,000, non-renewable.  Must compose a prepared oration on some aspect of the Constitution of the United States.  Details at:  http//  Local contests begin in early February.  Click on “Learn more about the Oratorical Contest”, then “Request Information” and “Local & State Contests”.  Local deadlines vary, so act now!


Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Each year the DAR awards more than $150,000 through more than 25 different type scholarships.  The renewable general Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship award for graduating high school seniors is $5,000 for each year of college.  Some scholarships require separate applications.  Although financial need is not stated as a requirement, a Financial Need Form is part of the application procedure.   Application deadline:  February 14, 2015. To access the application and a list of scholarships:


Wells Fargo Band $1,000 College Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes run from 8/14/14 to 8/13/15.  Each quarterly drawing includes twenty $1,000 awards for high school students, grade 9-12.  This is basically a marketing outreach tool for student loans, but it offers a legitimate random chance at eighty $1,000 awards during the year.  Must complete a simple Enrollment Form to be entered in the “Sweepstakes”.  www.wellsfargo. com/collegesteps.  The website also offers additional useful information.


Scholarships.Com Scholarships

This FREE website offers hundreds of scholarships organized by categories.  Has facilitated state & national college scholarships and grants worth over 1.9 billion dollars since 1998.  You can also get recruited by schools based on your college selections and the data you provide in your profile.  The best part is that it will only take you a few minutes to complete.  Scroll to bottom of page for scholarship categories:


Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:  Are African American, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American;  Must be a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States;  Have attained a cumulative 3.3 GPA.  Must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.  All forms and information are available at website:   Deadline for submission of nomination materials is January 14, 2015.


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