We cheerfully welcome endowments/scholarships/grants for assisting our students with their college expenses.  Here is the list of endowments/scholarships/grants which have made college financially easier and even possible for some of our students.  We encourage our students to apply to these endowments/scholarship/grants as soon as possible.

Scholarships and Non-Federal Grants

  • Scholarships are awarded to students based on many different factors that may include academic performance, financial need, religious affiliation, minority status and heritage.
  • You don’t have to pay back this type of financial aid, so if you think you may have a shot, it could be worth it to apply!
  • Scholarships are also available through a variety of sources, including schools, employers, individuals, companies, nonprofits, organizations and clubs. The awards are often based on the factors mentioned above, a unique set of criteria that is important to the organization providing funds, or even community affiliations.
  • Free Scholarship Resources
  • The financial aid office at your college
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
  • Federal agencies
  • Your state grant agency
  • Your library’s reference section
  • Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses and organizations related to your field of interest
  • Possibly your employer
  • Online scholarship databases/websites

TIPS:

  • When mailing in a scholarship application, be sure to send it certified and request a receipt to ensure whoever is offering the scholarship receives it.

Here are a few helpful databases:

  • FastWeb: www.fastweb.com You must create a profile, but this website is one of the larger lists available on the internet. Also, they will send you notifications of new scholarships as they are added, as well as reminders of due dates of scholarships you indicate that you are interested in.
  • Adventures in Education: http://www.aie.org/scholarships/  This website allows you to search over 15,000 scholarships by keyword.
  • College Board: http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp   Among other tools, like a search for colleges and financial aid calculators, this site also offers a scholarship search of over 2,200 scholarships. Their search form allows you to enter personal information and academic information to help narrow down your search.
  • For more scholarship information, visit the following sites:
  • Sallie Mae
  • College Connection Scholarships
  • Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships by Eligibility

HMHS Carieliin University Scholarship Foundation

Three Scholarships for HMHS CU.- each for housing & tuition for an academic year at HMHS CU, non-transferable.

Eligiblity:

  • Will be a high school graduate who’s been accepted and has enrolled as a HMHS CU full-time residential undergraduate student for the 2018 -2019 academic year, August to May.
  • Will maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Their written Essay will be chosen as deserving a HMHS CU Scholarship. The Essay will be titled As a Graduate from HMHS Carieliin University with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts, BLA, I Will ……………….(finish the title and write your essay). 
  • Send your entry to applyforscholarship@hmhscu.org     
  • Deadline: July 31, 2018

Unigo Flavor of the Month Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2018
You’ve heard of the famous job interview question, “If you were an ice cream flavor, which one would you be?” Now is your opportunity to answer! In 250 words or less, share which ice cream flavor best reflects your personality and why.
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 38
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Unigo Do-over Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Ever wish you could do-over a moment in your life? What we learn from past mistakes can teach invaluable lessons for our future. In 250 words or less, describe which moment in your life that you’d relive and change, and why.
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

National Merit Scholarship Program

Award Amount: Varies
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. There are many scholarships given out in this competition, including thousands of corporate and college sponsored scholarships.
Eligibility:
Take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern
Be enrolled full time as a high school student, progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school, and planning to enroll full time in college no later than the fall of 2019
Be a citizen of the United States; or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident (or have applied for permanent residence, the application for which has not been denied) and intend to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 – $2,000
The American Fire Sprinkler Association believes in education and training and offers $2,000 annual scholarships to 10 eligible high school graduate applicants and $1,000 to 5 eligible high school graduates or equivalency who are pursuing a college degree or trade school education.
Eligibility differs for high school applicants and post-high school applicants.
Eligibility requirements shared by both scholarships include:
U.S. citizens and aliens legally residing in the U.S.
Winners chosen not based on financial need
Scholarships are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States
MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS:

Unigo $10K Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The Unigo $10K Scholarship was founded on the belief that college is a smart investment, with a potentially even greater return. In 250 words or less, applicants must submit an online written response to the question, “ Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What’s their favorite mobile app?”
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Unigo Education Matters Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: November 30, 2018
The Education Matters Scholarship gives students the opportunity to talk about why education is so important to them. In 250 words or less, students can answer these thought-provoking questions about the value of a college education: Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Unigo Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Make Me Laugh is a fun scholarship that injects some humor and fun into the scholarship application process. Do you have an embarrassing or funny story to tell? Share your experience by submitting a short online response (250 words or less) describing an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing, fact or fiction.
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Unigo Shout It Out Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: September 30, 2018
The Shout It Out Scholarship gives students a platform to spread the word and make their voices heard. In 250 words or less, students can write about whatever’s on their mind. Whether it’s an important message for the world, or simply a heartfelt message for a family member, the Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to hear it.
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Are you a fan of “The Walking Dead” or other zombie-themed TV shows, movies, or books? What if a zombie apocalypse wasn’t just fiction? The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know all about your zombie survival plan. In 250 words or less, share your strategy to avoid the zombies, where you would hide, and the top five things you’d bring to stay alive.
Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Unigo Top Ten List Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The Top 10 Scholarship gives students the chance to show what’s truly special and unique about them. In 250 words or less, create a list of the top 10 reasons why you should be selected to win this scholarship.
Eligibility:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS:

The Marine Corps Scholarship

  • http://www.mcsf.org/page.aspx?pid=365  Award Amount: Varies – This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines and children of former Marines. Particular attention is given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action. Eligibility: You must be the son/daughter of one of the following:
  • An active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
  • A Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • An active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps
  • A U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge,
  • Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy
  • Also, you must: Be attending or planning to attend a college or training school listed on the College Navigator website for the 2018-2019 year.
  • Have a maximum family adjusted gross income of $98,000 or less. For the purpose of determining eligibility, non- taxable allowances are NOT included in determining adjusted gross income.
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

AMVETS Scholarship Program

  • http://www.amvets.org/programs/scholarships/
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • The AMVETS association gives out three scholarships a year to U.S. veterans, active duty, guard reserves who show merit and financial need —and two specific to children/grandchildren of veterans, active duty, guard/reserves who are currently high school seniors.
  • Eligibility:
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must provide evidence of active duty status or veteran status having served honorably
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected
  • Must not be in default on federal student loan(s
  • Must not be convicted under federal or state law for possession or sale of illegal drugs

The Spouse Education Assistance Program (EAP)

  • http://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Home/Benefit_Library/Federal_Benefits_Page/Spouse_Education_Assistance_Program_(SEAP)_Scholarship.html
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining a four-year undergraduate degree.
  • Eligibility: Be the spouse of either a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or the widow(er) of a Soldier who died on active duty or in a retired status
  • Be pursuing their first undergraduate degree at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Be enrolled part-time (6 or more credit hours per semester/term) or full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester/term)
  • Not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves or other military branch
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be registered in DEERS
  • Must not be fully funded by other sources (such as the GI Bill or VA benefits)

Navy-Marine Relief Core Society (NMCRS) Education Assistance Program

  • http://www.nmcrs.org/pages/education-loans-and-scholarships
  • Award Amount: No-interest loans and grants of up to $3,000 per 12-month period
  • The Navy-Marine Relief Core Society (NMCRS) Education Assistance Program provides financial assistance for spouses of active duty Navy and retired Marine Corps service members and children of active duty, retired, or deceased Navy and Marine Corps service members for undergraduate education at an accredited 2- or 4-year education, technical or vocational institution in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, full-time for the entire academic year and pursuing your initial undergraduate degree
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university approved by Dept. of Education and participating in the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial Aid Programs
  • Be a child of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine under the age of 23 on May 1, 2018; or Be a spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine; or
  • Be an MCEP/MECP student
  • Have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System)

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

  • http://www.afas.org/education-grants
  • Award Amount: Ranges from $500 to $4,000
  • The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is offered by the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) and is committed to helping Air Force members and their families purse their educational goals. Eligibility: Applicants must be in one of the following categories (items 1-3) and meet all other eligibility criteria listed below (items 4-6):
  • 1) Dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members in one of the following categories:
  • Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve on extended active duty, and Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty. All members must be on active duty through December 1, 2018 (all other Guard and Reserve are not eligible).
  • Retired due to length of active duty service or disability, or retired AGR/Reserve with 20+ qualifying years creditable for retired pay (all others are not eligible) Deceased while on active duty or in retired status
  • For financial aid purposes, a “dependent” student is one who will not reach age 24 during the award year; will not be a graduate or professional student; will not be a veteran; will not be an orphan or ward of the court; will not be married or have legal dependents other than a spouse.
  • 2) Spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty. Member’s active duty status must extend through December 1, 2018 . Eligible spouses must be legally married to member (not separated or pending divorce) at time of application and disbursement of award.
  • 3) Surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status.
  • 4) Will be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student in the 2018 -2019 academic year. (NOTE: Students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses should check with their school official to verify their enrollment as meeting school’s full-time status requirements.)
  • 5) Will be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in federal aid programs. Will maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grading scale.
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