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Scholarship Shoutout

Scholarship Shoutout

It’s scholarship season, and BraveTracks is continually on the look out for funding sources to help you pay for college. Here’s a roundup of scholarships with February/early March deadlines. Of course, keep checking in with your counseling office for additional opportunities! 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2014 (5:00 p.m. ET)

The Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Leadership Development Program provides scholarships of up to $7,500 per year for 4 years to minority high school seniors demonstrating leadership potential and financial need. Applicants must show their dedication to community service and plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the U.S.

For more information on eligibility and application instructions, click here.

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Vegetarian Scholarship

Deadline: February 20, 2014 (postmarked)

The Vegetarian Resource Group awards $10,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted a “peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle” in their schools and/or communities. Two awards of $5,000 each will be awarded.

For the application, click here.

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Retired Employees of Cherry Creek School District (RECCS) Scholarship

Deadline: February 21, 2014

If you are a graduating senior with a 2.0 GPA or above and have been accepted by an accredited college, university, vocational trade, or technical school, you are eligible to apply for the RECCS Scholarship.

Value: $2,500

To apply click here.

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Buick Achievers Scholarship

Deadline: February 28

Buick will be awarding 100 scholarships of up to $25,000 per year/renewable. Scholarship is for college-bound seniors who plan to major in science, technology, engineering, math, business administration, finance, marketing, or design AND who are interested in a career in the automotive or related industries (list of eligible majors is provided online). Priority is given to following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.

For program information and application instructions, click here.

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American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

Deadline: March 1, 2014

ACS awards renewable scholarships of between $1,000 and $5,000 to qualified minority (African American, Hispanic and American Indian) students entering chemistry-related fields. Applications will be accepted from graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. ACS established this program in 1995 to attract underrepresented minorities to the chemical sciences and to build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry. In addition to financial support, successful candidates are provided mentoring, research and networking opportunities on their path to a chemistry career.

For more information, including a link to the ACS application, click here.

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Colorado Press Association/Denver Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 3, 2014

“Up to three $1,500 scholarship awards will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from Colorado high schools who have been active and held a leadership position in their high school’s newspaper, media club, or yearbook.”

For more information or to apply, click here.

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John Lynch Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 7, 2014 

In 1998 John and Linda Lynch established the Lynch Family Legacy Scholarships to benefit student-athletes. Through the scholarship program, the Lynch family provides financial assistance for high school senior student-athletes in the Tampa Bay and Denver areas to apply towards tuition at the college of their choice. Four $15,000 scholarships are presented to high school senior varsity student-athletes who attend a Denver metro area public or private high school. Additionally, through a partnership with the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, the John Lynch Foundation presents four awards worth $5,000 each, two to student-athletes who are physically challenged and two to student-athletes who have Down syndrome.

For full eligibility requirements or to download the applications, click here.

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Colorado Mayflower Society Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

In the spring of 2013 the Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend any accredited college, university, or vocational institution during the 2013-14 academic year.  The award monies will be sent directly to the winner’s educational institution.

Applicants must be residents of the State of Colorado and citizens of the United States.  Criteria for selection include:  a short written essay on the Mayflower on the topic listed in the application, GPA and class rank (including weighted standardized test scores), ACT or SAT scores, evidence of honors received, activities in and outside of high school, employment and leadership, a letter of recommendation, and (if pertinent) evidence of Mayflower ancestry.

For more information, click here.

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The RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship

Deadline: March 8, 2014

The RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship was founded in 2003 through the initiative of RBC Wealth Management. This scholarship is intended to reward students for exceptional achievement, above and beyond their peers.  Five $3,000 scholarships are awarded each year to students intending to pursue a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering.  Students that have a parent, step-parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle who is employed by the RBC Wealth Management are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

For application information, click here.

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