Horatio Alger, Jr. wrote novels about poor boys who worked their way up from humble beginnings through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. wants to encourage young people to take advantage of the opportunities offered them by the American free enterprise system. They promote a national scholarship program for high school seniors and encourage students to pursue their own version of the American Dream.
The NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Award for Aspirations in Computing was established to recognize young women who have strong interests in the field of computing. The award offers a young women the chance for recognition and scholarships. In addition to the national award program, there are “affiliate” competitions with many awards on the local level.
The New York Times College Scholarship Program is awarded to up to eight New York City high school seniors. They offer a four-year scholarships for a maximum of $7,500 annually for students to attend any nationally accredited four-year college.
The scholarships may be used to pay tuition, room and board, fees and other educational expenses. Each scholarship will be renewable annually for up to four years of study as long as the student maintains a good academic record and makes normal progress toward a degree.
The Golden Door Scholarship is for immigrant youth who have received DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), who want to obtain a college education and give back to their communities.
Undocumented students can attend college in the United States, however, there are financial obstacles that stand in the way of these students’ path to higher education
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the major national college scholarships for high school seniors. In some years as many as 100,000 students apply for this prestigious and generous scholarship. There are 250 recipients who are flown to Atlanta in April for a celebration of their accomplishments and to be interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts to determine the level of award.
The Patriot's Pen Essay Contest is open to student in grades 6 through 8. You must write an essay between 300 words and 400 words.
The 2015-16 theme is: What Freedom Means to Me
The essay should be submitted with an entry form.
The United States Senate Youth Program is an educational program for juniors and seniors high school students interested in public service. The programs are held in Washington, D.C., in March. Two student leaders from each state will spend a week in Washington watching the government at work. They will hear policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S.
The Family Travel Forum is looking for students to blog about family vacations. If your vacation has been exceptionally good, bad or just funny, they want you to share your experience with them.