Financial Aid for Behavioral Sciences

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Behavioral Sciences

3303 ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED OF OHIO

c/o Marjorie E. Ward
1568 Lafayette Drive
Columbus, OH 43220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aerohio.org/schgrts/schol-grant.htm

To provide financial assistance to Ohio residents who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field related to rehabilitation of the blind.

Title of Award: AERO Personnel Preparation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education, Special; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological; Visual impairment Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility, or education of students with visual disabilities. Applicants must be residents of Ohio, although they may be studying in any state. Undergraduates must have at least junior standing. All applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a short essay explaining why they have chosen their specific field as their profession and what they would like to contribute to the field; 2) a short description of volunteer or paid involvement with individuals with visual disabilities or any other disability; 3) transcripts; and 4) 3 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

3304 CATCHING THE DREAM

8200 Mountain Road, N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110-7835
Tel: (505)262-2351
Fax: (505)262-0534
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.catchingthedream.org

To provide financial assistance to American Indian paraprofessionals in the education field who wish to return to college or graduate school.

Title of Award: Native American Leadership in Education (NALE) Program Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Educational administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies; generally, 15 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to paraprofessionals who are working in Indian schools and who plan to return to school to complete their degree in education, counseling, or school administration. Applicants must be able To provide proof that they are at least one-quarter Indian blood and a member of a U.S. tribe that is federally-recognized, state-recognized, or terminated. Along with their application, they must submit documentation of financial need, 3 letters of recommendation, copies of applications and responses for at least 15 other sources of funding, official transcripts, standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc.), and an essay explaining their goals in life, college plans, and career plans (especially how those plans include working with and benefiting Indians). Selection is based on merit and potential for improving the lives of Indian people. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year for fall term; September of each year for spring and winter terms; March of each year for summer school. Additional Information: The sponsor was formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund.

3305 DELAWARE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Tel: (302)577-3240
Free: 800-292-7935
Fax: (302)577-6765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.doe.state.de.us/high-ed/christa.htm

To provide scholarship/loans for teacher training to Delaware residents with outstanding academic records.

Title of Award: Christa McAuliffe Teacher Scholarship/Loan Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, English as a second language; Education, Special; English language and literature; Library and archival sciences; Linguistics; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Psychology; Reading; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 50 each year. Funds Available: Funds up to the cost of tuition, fees, and other direct educational expenses are provided. This is a scholarship/loan program; if the recipient performs required service at a school in Delaware, the loan is forgiven. Duration: 1 year; renewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Delaware residents who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a Delaware college or university in a program leading to teacher qualification. Preference is given to applicants planning to teach in an area of critical need. High school seniors must rank in the top half of their class and have above-average scores on the SAT or ACT; applicants who are already enrolled in college must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: The areas of critical need recently included bilingual education, business education, English, foreign languages, English to speakers of other languages, mathematics, reading, science, school librarianship, school psychology, special education, speech pathology, and technology education.

3306 EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

Attn: Research Department
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785-7223
Tel: (301)459-3700
Free: 800-EFA-1000
Fax: (301)577-2684
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/research/grants.cfm

To provide funding to undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on a summer research training project in a field relevant to epilepsy.

Title of Award: Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowships in Epilepsy Area, Field, or Subject: Anthropology; Behavioral sciences; Counseling/Guidance; Economics; Epilepsy; Nursing; Political science; Psychology; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological; Social work; Sociology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 4 of these fellowships were awarded. Funds Available: The grant is $3,000. Duration: 3 months during the summer.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a behavioral science program relevant to epilepsy research or clinical care, including, but not limited to, sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, nursing, economics, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, and political science. Applicants must be interested in working on an epilepsy research project under the supervision of a qualified mentor. Because the program is designed as a training opportunity, the quality of the training plans and environment are considered in the selection process. Other selection criteria include the quality of the proposed project, the relevance of the proposed work to epilepsy, the applicant's interest in the field of epilepsy, the applicant's qualifications, and the mentor's qualifications, including his or her commitment to the student and the project. U.S. citizenship is not required, but the project must be conducted in the United States. Applications from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged. The program is not intended for students working on a dissertation research project. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by the American Epilepsy Society, Abbott Laboratories, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Corporation, and Pfizer Inc.

3307 EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

Division for Ministry
Attn: Ministries in Chaplaincy, Pastoral Counseling
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4195
Tel: (773)380-2876
Free: 800-638-3522, ext. 2876
Fax: (773)380-2829
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elca.org/dm/spcce/cesp.html

To provide financial assistance to members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) interested in preparing for certification as educators in pastoral care and counseling ministries.

Title of Award: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Clinical Educator Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Grants up to $3,000 per year are awarded. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active members of ELCA congregations (either lay or ordained) who are preparing to become CPE supervisors, pastoral counseling educators, and other certified clinical ministry educators. Applicants must be ecclesiastically endorsed or in the process of seeking SPC endorsement, and all training positions/programs must comply with the Inter-Lutheran Coordinating Committee (ILCC) Specialized Pastoral Care, Endorsement Standards and Procedures, Call Criteria and Program Guidelines (2000 edition). They must submit 1) a statement of the nature of the training program and how it fits into both long- and short-range goals for their ministry; 2) a statement of acceptance and contract from a training supervisor; 3) a statement explaining financial need; 4) supervisory and self-evaluations from previous clinical education programs, including units of CPE and/or pastoral counseling training experiences; and 5) if presently serving in a ministry under all, a letter stating the extent to which financial support and/or compensatory time will be provided by the congregation or employing organization for this training. Deadline for Receipt: March or September of each year.

3308 FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Attn: Education Finance Programs
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
Tel: (207)623-3263
Free: 800-228-3734
Fax: (207)623-0095
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.famemaine.com/html/education/fameprogs.html

To provide scholarship/loans to high school seniors, college students, and graduate students in Maine who are interested in preparing for a career as a teacher.

Title of Award: Educators for Maine Program Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Education; Speech and language pathology/audiology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Funds Available: Full-time undergraduate students receive $3,000 per academic year; postbaccalaureate students receive $2,000 per academic year. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients may receive 1 year of loan forgiveness by completing 1 year of full-time teaching in a Maine public or private elementary or secondary school. The repayment option can be accelerated to 2 years of loan forgiveness for each year of teaching if the service is conducted in an educator shortage area or underserved subject area. If the loan recipient does not meet the service obligation, the total amount borrowed must be repaid at 9% interest; undergraduate borrowers must complete repayment within 10 years of graduation or withdrawal from school; postbaccalaureate students must complete repayment within 5 years of graduation or withdrawal from school. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years if the recipient remains a Maine resident and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) high school seniors planning to attend college to prepare for a career in education; 2) currently-enrolled college students; and 3) postbaccalaureate students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a program leading to certification as a teacher, speech pathologist, or child care provider. Applicants must be residents of Maine with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement, activities, community service, and an essay; financial need is not considered. Preference is given to applicants planning to teach a shortage subject. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: These scholarship/loans may be used at any accredited postsecondary institution offering certificate, 2-year, 4-year, or graduate programs that lead to an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree. This program was formerly known as Teachers for Maine. Undergraduate recipients must attend school on a full-time basis, but postbaccalaureate students and teachers are not required to enroll as full-time students.

3309 FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE

Attn: Education Finance Programs
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
Tel: (207)623-3263
Free: 800-228-3734
Fax: (207)623-0095
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.famemaine.com/html/education/fameprogs.html

To provide financial assistance to Maine residents interested in improving their skills in the child development field.

Title of Award: Maine Quality Child Care Education Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Child development Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds Available: The stipend is $500 per course or $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 semester or 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Maine who either currently work as a child care provider or express an interest in becoming a child care provider. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in Maine, another state, or a foreign country. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time.

3310 GENERATIONS FOR PEACE

c/o St. James Lutheran Church
1315 S.W. Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Tel: (503)222-2194

To recognize and reward outstanding essays on the general subject of peace written by high school students.

Title of Award: Generations for Peace Essay Contest Area, Field, or Subject: Peace studies; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The first-place essay receives $1,500; the second-place essay receives $750. Funds are paid directly to the winner's school. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to all 11th and 12th grade students who are citizens and residents of the United States. Each year, the exact subject of the essay changes, but it always deals with the theme of peace. Essays may not be more than 750 words. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: There is a $1 handling charge.

3311 GEORGIA PTA

Attn: Scholarship Committee
114 Baker Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308-3366
Tel: (404)659-0214
Fax: (404)525-0210
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.georgiapta.org

To provide financial assistance for college to students in Georgia who are interested in preparing for a career in a youth-related field.

Title of Award: Georgia PTA Educational Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Education; Youth Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $1,500. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA chapter that is in good standing with the Georgia PTA. Applicants must be interested in attending a college or university in the state to prepare to work in a youth-related field. Selection is based on character, academic record, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1963.

3312 VINCENT L. HAWKINSON FOUNDATION FOR PEACE & JUSTICE

c/o Grace University Lutheran Church
324 Harvard Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tel: (612)331-8125

To provide financial assistance for college to students in selected midwestern states who are committed to peace and justice.

Title of Award: Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace & Justice Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Law; Peace studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 5 of these scholarships were awarded: 1 at $1,500, 1 at $1,000, and 3 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to be nominated for this scholarship are currently-enrolled college students who reside in or attend school in 1 of the following midwestern states: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Nominated students must submit a copy of their current academic transcript, a nomination form, and a 2-page essay either on 1) their commitment to peace and justice, or 2) how the use of the award money for special study, an internship, or a special project will deepen their personal commitment to peace and justice and will promote peace and justice for others. Finalists are interviewed in Minneapolis. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1988.

3313 ILLINOIS PTA

901 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Tel: (217)528-9617
Free: 800-877-9617
Fax: (217)528-9490
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.illinoispta.org/Scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Illinois who plan to major in education or a related field in college.

Title of Award: Lillian E. Glover Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Library and archival sciences; Nursing; Psychology; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 44 each year: 2 in each Illinois PTA district (1 at $1,000 and 1 at $500). Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to public high school seniors in Illinois who are graduating in the top 25% of their class. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in education or in an educationally-related field (school librarian, instructional media specialist, school nurse, school psychologist, or social worker, provided the position requires certification from a state board of education). Along with their application, they must submit a statement giving their ideas on why they want to enter the field of education, what they perceive as the most important aspects of education and why, and how parent involvement enhances educational growth. Selection is based on that statement, academic ability, leadership qualities, school activities, and out-of-school activities. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1935.

3314 INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Attn: Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: (301)443-6197
Fax: (301)443-6048
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov

To provide loans-for-service to American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs.

Title of Award: Health Professions Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Engineering; Engineering, Civil; Environmental science; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medical technology; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Nursing; Nutrition; Optometry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Physical therapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Public health; Radiology; Respiratory therapy; Social work; Substance abuse Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Awards provide funds directly to the school for tuition and required fees; a stipend for living expenses of $1,160 per month for 12 months; a lump sum to cover the costs of books, travel, and other necessary educational expenses; and up to $400 for approved tutorial costs. Upon completion of their program of study, recipients are required To provide payback service of 1 year for each year of scholarship support at the Indian Health Service, a tribal health programs, an urban Indian health program, or in private practice in a designated health professional shortage area serving a substantial number of Indians. Recipients who fail to complete their service obligation must repay all funds received (although no interest is charged). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are at least high school graduates and enrolled in a full-time study program leading to a degree in a health-related professions school within the United States. Priority is given to upper-division and graduate students. Qualifying fields of study include chemical dependency counseling (bachelor's or master's degree), clinical psychology (Ph.D. only), coding specialist (certificate), counseling psychology (Ph.D. only), dental hygiene (B.S.), dentistry (D.D.S.), diagnostic radiology technology (certificate, associate, or B.S.), dietitian (B.S.), civil or environmental engineering (B.S.), environmental health (B.S.), health care administration (B.S. or M.S.), health education (B.S. or M.S.), health records (R.H.I.T. or R.H.I.A.), injury prevention specialist (certificate), medical technology (B. S.), allopathic and osteopathic medicine, nursing (A.D.N., B.S.N., or C.R. N.A), optometry, pharmacy (B.S. or Pharm.D.), physician assistant (B.S.), physical therapy (M.S. or D.P.T.), podiatry (D.P.M.), public health (M.P.H. only), public health nutrition (master's only), social work (master's only), respiratory therapy (associate), and ultrasonography. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

3315 IOWA COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION

200 Tenth Street, Fourth Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309-3609
Tel: (515)242-3344
Free: 800-383-4222
Fax: (515)242-3388
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iowacollegeaid.org/loans/nav.html

To provide forgivable loans to students in Iowa who are interested in preparing for a career as a teacher of a shortage-area subject in the state.

Title of Award: Iowa Teacher Shortage Forgivable Loans Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, Elementary; Education, English as a second language; Education, Music; Education, Secondary; Education, Special; Education, Vocational-technical; Educational administration; Library and archival sciences; Reading; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 540 of these forgivable loans were awarded. Funds Available: The maximum forgivable loan is $3,000 per year; recently, loans averaged $2,759. Repayment begins 30 days after graduation or termination of enrollment. For each year that recipients teach in the shortage area in Iowa, 20% of the loan is forgiven. If they teach for 5 years, the entire amount of the loan is forgiven. If the teaching service is not performed, the loan must be repaid within 10 years at a variable interest rate capped at 8.25% (recently it was 3.42%). Duration: This is a 1-time award.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Iowa residents who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an Iowa 4-year college or university on at least a half-time basis. Applicants must be working on a degree in a field designated annually by the Iowa Department of Education as a shortage area. Recently, those included the following fields for K-12 teachers: special education, talented and gifted, music, English as a second language, media specialist, counselor, and principal. Fields at the 7-12 level included agriculture, family and consumer science, foreign language, industrial technology, mathematics, and science. Financial need is considered in the selection process and priority is given to applicants with the greatest need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1999.

3316 KENTUCKY HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

Attn: Student Aid Branch
100 Airport Road
P.O. Box 798
Frankfort, KY 40602-0798
Tel: (502)696-7392
Free: 800-928-8926, ext. 7392
Fax: (502)696-7373
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kheaa.com/prog_ecds.hmtl

To provide financial assistance to Kentucky residents who are working on a degree or certificate in early childhood education on a part-time basis while they are employed in the field.

Title of Award: Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Education, Early childhood; Education, Special Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 990 students received these scholarships. Funds Available: Stipends are the lesser of the tuition actually charged by the institution or $1,400 per year. Funds are either credited to the student's account or, if the student has already paid the tuition, disbursed to the student at the beginning of each school term by the institution. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if funds permit.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Kentucky residents who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents enrolled at a participating institution in the state for less than 9 credit hours per academic term. Applicants must be working on 1) an associate degree in early childhood education or a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education or an approved related program; 2) a Kentucky Early Childhood Development Director's Certificate; or 3) a child development associate credential. They must be employed at least 20 hours per week in a participating early childhood facility or provide training in early childhood development for an approved organization. They may have no unpaid financial obligation and may not be eligible to receive state or federal training funds through Head Start, a public preschool program, or First Steps.

3317 PAPA OLA LOKAHI, INC.

Attn: Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program
345 Queen Street, Suite 706
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808)585-8944
Fax: (808)585-8081
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nhhsp.org

To provide scholarship/loans to Native Hawaiians for training in the health professions in exchange for service in a federally-designated health professional shortage area (HPSA) or other facility for Native Hawaiians.

Title of Award: Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Dental hygiene; Dentistry; Family/Marital therapy; Health care services; Medical assisting; Medicine; Medicine, Osteopathic; Midwifery; Nursing; Nursing, Psychiatric; Psychiatry; Psychology; Public health Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending upon the funding available. Since the program began, 151 scholars have received support. Funds Available: Full coverage of tuition and fees is paid directly to the health professional school. A stipend, current set at $1,157 per month, is paid directly to the scholar. This is a scholarship/loan program. Participants are obligated To provide full-time clinical primary health care services to populations in 1) a Native Hawaiian Health Care System, or 2) an HPSA in Hawaii, medically underserved area (MUA), or another area or facility in Hawaii designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Participants owe 1 year of service in the National Health Service Corps for each full or partial year of support received under this program. The minimum service obligation is 2 years. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be Native Hawaiians training in allopathic or osteopathic medicine, dentistry, clinical psychology, registered nursing, nurse midwifery, psychiatric nursing, public health/community nursing, social work, dental hygiene, physician assistant, public health, marriage and family therapy, or primary care nurse practitioner. They may be studying in any state. Recipients must agree to serve in a designated health-care facility in Hawaii upon completion of training. First priority is given to former scholars who have completed their previous service obligation and are seeking another year of support. Second priority is given to applicants who appear to have characteristics that increase the probability they will continue to serve underserved Native Hawaiians after the completion of their service obligations. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program, which began in 1991, is administered by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, through a contract with Papa Ola Lokahi, Inc.

3318 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4563
Free: 800-974-1024, ext. 4563
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_child.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to students in Maryland who wish to prepare for a career as a child care provider.

Title of Award: Maryland Child Care Provider Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Child care; Child development; Education, Early childhood Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends at 4-year institutions are $2,000 per year for full-time study, $1,000 for part-time; at community colleges, annual stipends are $1,000 for full-time study, $500 for part-time. The total amount of all state awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less. Within 12 months of graduation, recipients must provide 1 year of child care service in Maryland for each year of financial aid received under this program; failure to comply with that service obligation will require the recipient to repay the scholarship money with interest. Teaching in a public school in Maryland does not fulfill the service requirement. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years of full-time study provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are residents of Maryland who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a program leading to an associate or bachelor's degree in a Maryland institution of higher education that offers an undergraduate program in early childhood education or child development. Full-time enrollment is required, although part-time study is allowed if the applicant is employed for a minimum of 15 hours per week at a child care or family day care center. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

3319 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4594
Free: 800-974-1024, ext. 4594
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_devdis.asp

To provide scholarship/loans to students in Maryland who are interested in working on a degree in a designated human services program.

Title of Award: Maryland Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice Workforce Tuition Assistance Program Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Criminal justice; Criminology; Disabilities; Education, Special; Gerontology; Law enforcement; Mental health; Nursing; Occupational therapy; Physical therapy; Psychology; Rehabilitation, Physical/Psychological; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,000 per year for students attending a 2-year institution or $3,000 per year for students at a 4-year institution. The total amount of all state awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less. Recipients must agree to work in a Maryland community-based program that is licensed by the Developmental Disabilities Administration or approved by the Mental Hygiene Administration, or in a residential program that is licensed by the Department of Human Resources or the Department of Juvenile Justice. The service obligation must begin within 6 months of graduation. The total service requirement is 2,000 hours if the award amount is $1,999 or less, 3,000 hours if the award amount is $2,000 to $3,999, or 4,000 hours if the award amount is $4,000 or more. If the service requirement is not completed, the award must be repaid with interest. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress and remains enrolled in a human services degree program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants and their parents must be Maryland residents attending a college or university in the state in 1 of the following human services degree programs: aging services, counseling, disability services, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, special education, supported employment, vocational rehabilitation, or any other concentration in the healing arts or a program providing support services to individuals with special needs including child welfare and juvenile justice. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

3320 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT

Attn: Scholarship Department
Two Miss America Way, Suite 1000
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tel: (609)345-7571, ext. 27
Free: 800-282-MISS
Fax: (609)347-6079
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missamerica.org/scholarships/albertmarks.asp

To provide financial assistance to women who are working on a degree in education and who, in the past, competed at some level in the Miss America competition.

Title of Award: Albert A. Marks Scholarship for Teacher Education Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Education, Music; Education, Physical; Educational administration; Nursing; Psychology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded: 1 at $4,000 and 3 at $2,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $4,000 or $2,000. Duration: 1 year; renewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are working on an undergraduate, master's, or higher degree in education and who competed at the local, state, or national level in a Miss America competition within the past 10 years. Applicants must be preparing for a career as a classroom teacher, special area teacher (i.e., art, physical education, music), school counselor, school psychologist, school nurse, or school administrator. They must submit an essay, up to 500 words, on the factors that influenced them to enter the field of education, what they consider to be the major issues facing education today, and what they would do to strengthen and improve our educational system. Selection is based on GPA, class rank, extracurricular activities, financial need, and level of participation within the system. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was established in 1997.

3321 MONTANA PTA

Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 6448
Great Falls, MT 59405
Tel: (406)268-7475
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.montanapta.org/sections/scholarship/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the PTA in Montana who are interested in preparing for a child-related career.

Title of Award: Montana PTA Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Education Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 to a high school senior and 1 to a current college student. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Montana who are either a high school student planning to attend a college or university in the state or a student currently attending a Montana college or university. Either the applicant or their guardian must be a current member of a local unit of the Montana PTA or a current online virtual member of the Montana PTA. Applicants must be preparing for a career in a field of study related to children. Along with their application, they must submit 2 paragraph-long essays: 1) their thoughts about a book they have recently read, and 2) a personal life experience that has encouraged them to pursue a college major in a child-related field. Selection is based on the essays and scholastic ability. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

3322 NAVAJO NATION

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance
Attn: Navajo Nation Teacher Education Program
P.O. Box 4380
Window Rock, AZ 86515-4380
Tel: (928)871-7453
Free: 800-243-2956
Fax: (928)871-6443
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.onnsfa.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Navajo Nation who wish to prepare for a career as a bilingual or bicultural teacher.

Title of Award: Navajo Nation Teacher Education Program Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Counseling/Guidance; Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, Early childhood; Education, Elementary; Education, Special; Educational administration; Foreign languages; Library and archival sciences; Native American studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 250 undergraduates and 225 graduate students were participating in the program. Funds Available: Recipients are reimbursed for each course they complete at the rate of $250 per course for lower-division undergraduate courses or $500 for upper-division and graduate courses. Duration: 1 semester; may be renewed for undergraduate courses completed with a grade of "C" or better and for graduate courses completed with a grade of "B" or better.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in an undergraduate teacher education program, a post-baccalaureate program for teacher licensure, or a master's degree program in education. Applicants must complete an emphasis in either Navajo Language or Navajo Culture, taken concurrently each semester with teacher education courses. They may be specializing in elementary education, early childhood education, bilingual multicultural education, special education, educational leadership, school counseling, curriculum and instruction, library science, or science and math secondary education. Students working on a second master's degree are not eligible. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year for fall term; November of each year for winter or spring terms; April of each year for summer session.

3323 NEBRASKA RURAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

c/o Jay Bellar, Scholarship Chair
Battle Creek Public Schools
P.O. Box 190
Battle Creek, NE 68715
Tel: (402)675-6905
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nrcsa.net

To provide financial assistance to students at high schools that are members of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) who are interested in majoring in education or related fields in college.

Title of Award: Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Library and archival sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 6 each year: 3 to females and 3 to males. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools holding current membership in NRCSA. Each school may submit 2 applications: 1 from a male and 1 from a female. Applicants must be planning to attend college in Nebraska and major in education or a related field to become a teacher, counselor, or media specialist. They must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and scores of at least 22 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent. In addition, they must submit a 300-word statement on why they deserve this scholarship, including their goals. Selection is based on that statement, academic achievement, leadership, character, initiative, involvement in school and community activities, and financial need. Males and females are considered separately. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is offered through the Lincoln Community Foundation. Information is also available from the foundation at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508, (402) 474-2345, Fax: (402) 476-8532, E-mail: [email protected]

3324 ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA

Attn: Sons of Italy Foundation
219 E Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202)547-5106
Fax: (202)546-8168
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osia.org/public/scholarships/grants.asp

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors of Italian descent who write about the principles of liberty, freedom, and equality in the United States.

Title of Award: Henry Salvatori Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Patriotism; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $25,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are U.S. citizens of Italian descent who are high school seniors planning to enroll as full-time students in an undergraduate program at an accredited 4-year college or university. Applications must be accompanied by essays, from 750 to 1,000 words, on the relevance to the United States today of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights and the meaning of those documents to the principles of liberty, freedom, and equality in the 21st century. The scholarship is presented to a student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, distinguished scholarship, and an understanding of the principles for which the country was founded. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be accompanied by a $25 processing fee.

3325 PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT

60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12
Hamden, CT 06514
Tel: (203)281-6617
Fax: (203)281-6749
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ctpta.org/membershi/nspta/scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance to seniors at high schools in Connecticut with a PTA unit who are preparing for a career working with children.

Title of Award: Nutmeg Statewide PTA Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Education Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from Connecticut high schools that have a PTA unit in good standing. Applicants must be planning to attend a 4-year college or university to prepare for a career in service to children. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on how they expect to be serving children 10 years after college graduation. Selection is based on the essay (5 points), class rank (3 points), and school and community involvement (2 points). Each school may submit only 1 application. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

3326 SCIENCE SERVICE

Attn: Director of Youth Programs
1719 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)785-2255
Fax: (202)785-1243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sciserv.org

To recognize and reward outstanding participants in a national middle school science fair contest.

Title of Award: Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Behavioral sciences; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geosciences; Health care services; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Social sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Zoology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: On the national level, 400 semifinalists and 40 finalists are selected. All finalists receive scholarships. Funds Available: Semifinalists receive a small cash prize. Finalists receive college scholarships worth $15,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place, $3,750 for third place, and $500 for fourth through fortieth place. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to middle school students (grades 5 through 8) who enter projects in the science and engineering fairs affiliated with Science Service. Projects are accepted in the following fields: behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Approximately 10% of the participants in those fairs are nominated by their fair directors to participate in the national competition. Judges select semifinalists on the scientific merit of their work and their ability to communicate the science of their project. Based on visual, written, and oral presentations, finalists are selected to participate in a competition in Washington, D.C. There they present their original science fair project and work in teams to solve science problems. Winners are selected on the basis of oral presentations (30%) and participation in team challenges (70%). Deadline for Receipt: Nominations by fair directors must be submitted by June of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Discovery Communications, Inc. and administered by Science Service. The first annual competition was held in 1999.

3327 SCIENCE SERVICE

Attn: Director of Youth Programs
1719 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)785-2255
Fax: (202)785-1243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sciserv.org/isef

To recognize and reward outstanding high school students who enter a science and engineering competition.

Title of Award: Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Behavioral sciences; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geosciences; Gerontology; Health care services; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Social sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Zoology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards are presented each year. In addition, 60 other cash awards are awarded: 4 in each of the 15 categories. Other awards include 14 Intel Best of Category Awards and 14 Intel Achievement Awards. Many other special awards, regional awards, and scholarships from individual colleges are also presented. Funds Available: The Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards, granted to the presenters of the most outstanding research, are $50,000. Winners of those awards also receive a high-performance computer. In each of the categories, the first-place winner receives a $3,000 cash award, second place $1,500, third place $1,000, and fourth place $500. The Intel Best of Category Awards, for the project that exemplifies the best in each scientific category that has also won a first-place in the category, are a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer to the students, $1,000 to their schools, and $1,000 to their science fair. The Intel Achievement Awards are $5,000 each for outstanding work in any field. Winners also qualify for all-expense paid trips to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar that includes the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, and the International Expo-Science in Moscow, Russia. Other prizes, worth more than $1.5 million, include scholarships from individual colleges and universities, all-expense paid trips to scientific and engineering installations or national conventions, summer jobs at research institutes, and laboratory equipment provided by Intel. Many professional organizations award prizes for projects that meet specified criteria. Duration: The fair is held annually. The Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards are paid in 8 equal installments. Most other awards are for 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) involves students from grades 9-12 who first compete in approximately 500 affiliated fairs around the world. Each fair then sends 2 individuals and 1 team (up to 3 members) to compete in the ISEF in 1 of 15 categories: behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental science, gerontology, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, team projects, and zoology. Each entry consists of a science project and a 250-word abstract that summarizes the project. Judging of individual projects is based on creative ability (30%), scientific thought or engineering goals (30%), thoroughness (15%), skill (15%), and clarity (10%). Deadline for Receipt: The fair is always held in May. Additional Information: Costs for the entry fee, as well as those for transportation, meals, and housing of the finalists, are borne by the affiliated fairs. The ISEF, currently sponsored by Intel and other major corporations, was first held in 1950.

3328 SCIENCE SERVICE

Attn: Director of Youth Programs
1719 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)785-2255
Fax: (202)785-1243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sciserv.org/sts

To recognize and reward outstanding high school seniors who are interested in attending college to prepare for a career in mathematics, engineering, or any of the sciences.

Title of Award: Intel Science Talent Search Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Behavioral sciences; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geosciences; Health care services; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Social sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Zoology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Each year, 300 semifinalists are selected, and from those 40 are designated as finalists. Scholarships for finalists include 1 at $100,000, 1 at $75,000, 1 at $50,000, 3 at $25,000, 4 at $20,000, and 30 at $5,000. Funds Available: Semifinalists and their schools each receive $1,000 awards. Among the finalists, first place is a $100,000 scholarship, second place a $75,000 scholarship, third place a $50,000 scholarship, fourth through sixth places $25,000 scholarships, and seventh through tenth places $20,000 scholarships. In addition, 30 other finalists receive $5,000 scholarships. The first 10 awards are paid in 8 equal installments. Duration: The competition is held annually. Scholarships of the first 10 prize winners are for 4 years. The scholarships of the other 30 finalists are for 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in the United States and its territories, as well as those attending Department of Defense dependents schools and accredited overseas American and international schools. Applicants must complete an independent research project and submit a written report of up to 20 pages. The project may be in the following fields: behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Based on those reports, 300 students are designated as semifinalists, and from those 40 are chosen as finalists. Selection is based on individual research ability, scientific originality, and creative thinking. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: The names and addresses of all semifinalists are published in a booklet that is distributed to the admissions office of every college and university in the United States. Finalists are given a 6-day all-expense paid trip to the Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. This program began in 1942. Through 1997, it was sponsored by the Westinghouse Foundation and administered by Science Service. Starting in 1998, Intel became the sponsor. Winners must attend college within 1 year in a program in science, mathematics, or engineering.

3329 SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION

Interstate Center
16 Berryhill Road, Suite 210
P.O. Box 21487
Columbia, SC 29221
Tel: (803)798-0916
Free: 800-347-2752
Fax: (803)772-9410
Web Site: http://www.scstudentloan.org

To provide scholarship/loans to students in South Carolina who wish to teach certain subjects or in certain geographic areas.

Title of Award: South Carolina Teacher Loan Program Area, Field, or Subject: Classical studies; Consumer affairs; Counseling/Guidance; Education; Education, Elementary; Education, Music; Education, Special; English language and literature; Foreign languages; Library and archival sciences; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science; Speech and language pathology/audiology; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Freshmen and sophomores may borrow up to $2,500 per academic year; juniors, seniors, and graduate students may borrow up to $5,000 per academic year. This is a scholarship/loan program; loans are forgivable at the rate of 20% or $3,000, whichever is greater, for each full year of teaching in an area (either geographic or subject) of critical need; for students who teach in both critical subject and geographic areas, the rate of cancellation is 33% or $5,000, whichever is greater, per year. Borrowers who fail to teach in either a critical subject or geographic area must repay the loan at an annual interest rate that varies (currently, 6.06%) but is capped at 10.25%. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for a total of 5 years of undergraduate and 5 years of graduate study.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are residents of South Carolina who are planning to teach in certain critical geographic areas of the state, or to teach in critical subject areas. Entering freshmen must have ranked in the top 40% of their high school class and have an ACT or SAT score greater than the South Carolina average; enrolled undergraduates or entering graduate students must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA; graduate students who have completed at least 1 term must have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Undergraduate students at South Carolina colleges must have taken and passed the Education Entrance Exam; students at institutions outside South Carolina must have completed the necessary prerequisites required at that institution. Only U.S. citizens may apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Recently, the critical subject areas include mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, physics, and general science), media specialist, special education, industrial technology, guidance, foreign languages (Spanish, French, Latin, and German), family and consumer science, art, music, business education, English and language arts, and speech and drama/theater. For a list of critical geographic area, contact the sponsor.

3330 SUNSHINE LADY FOUNDATION, INC.

Attn: CASS Program
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
Tel: (910)397-7742; (866)255-7742
Fax: (910)397-0023
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sunshineladyfdn.org/cass.htm

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate study in related fields to workers at domestic violence service centers.

Title of Award: Counselor, Advocate and Support Staff Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Business administration; Counseling/Guidance; Nonprofit sector; Psychology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Funding, paid directly to the educational institution, is provided for tuition, fees, required books, and supplies. A maximum of 3 courses per academic term may be supported. Duration: 1 academic term; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women and men who have been employed for at least 1 year by a nonprofit domestic violence victim services provider that is willing To provide support for their study. Applicants must be interested in enrolling in a community college, 4-year degree, graduate degree, or certificate program as a full or part time student. Their program should be related to their employment, including social work, counseling, psychology, accounting, nonprofit management, or business management. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year for spring quarter; April of each year for summer term; July of each year for fall quarter or semester; November of each year for winter quarter or spring semester. Additional Information: This program was established in 1999.

3331 UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

Attn: National Peace Essay Contest Project Officer
1200 17th Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-3011
Tel: (202)429-3854
Fax: (202)429-6063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.usip.org/ed.html

To recognize and reward winners of the National Peace Essay Contest.

Title of Award: National Peace Essay Contest Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Peace studies; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Each year, 1 winner in each state and 3 national winners receive scholarships. Funds Available: Each state-level winner receives a $1,000 scholarship. National-level scholarships are $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $2,500 for third place. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are students working toward a high school degree in a public, private, or parochial high school in grades 9-12 in the United States or its territories. U.S. citizens studying in other countries are also eligible. Contestants must prepare a 1,500-word essay on a topic that changes each year; recently, the topic was "Rebuilding Societies After Conflict." Judging of the essays is based on quality of the research (one third), quality of the analysis (one third), and style and mechanics (one third). Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: First-place winners in each state advance to the national competition and also receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. that includes visits with various government officials.

3332 WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL RETIREES' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Washington State School Retirees' Foundation
4726 Pacific Avenue S.E.
Lacey, WA 98503
Tel: (360)413-5496
Free: 800-544-5219
Fax: (360)413-5497
Web Site: http://www.wssra.org/foundation.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Washington who plan to attend college to prepare for the teaching profession or related fields.

Title of Award: Washington State School Retirees' Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education; Library and archival sciences; Nursing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 8 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,200. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Washington who are planning to attend a college or university. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career as a teacher or other school professional (e.g., school psychologist, librarian, or nurse). Selection is based on citizenship, leadership, scholarship, extracurricular activities, and 3 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

3333 WATTS CHARITY ASSOCIATION, INC.

6245 Bristol Parkway, Suite 224
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: (323)671-0394
Fax: (323)778-2613
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wattscharity.org

To provide financial assistance to upper-division African Americans majoring in child development, teaching, or social services.

Title of Award: Joyce Washington Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Education; Social work Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens of African American descent who are enrolled full time as a college or university junior. Applicants must be majoring in child development, teaching, or the study of social services. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be between 17 and 24 years of age, and be able to demonstrate that they intend to continue their education for at least 2 years. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 1-paragraph statement on why they should be awarded a Watts Foundation scholarship, and 2) a 1- to 2-page essay on a specific type of cancer, based either on how it has impacted their life or on researched information. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Royce R. Watts, Sr. established the Watts Charity Association after he learned he had cancer in 2001.

3334 WEST VIRGINIA BAPTIST CONVENTION

1019 Juliana Street
P.O. Box 1019
Parkersburg, WV 26102-1019
Tel: (304)422-6449
Web Site: http://www.wvbc.org

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students from West Virginia who are preparing for a career of vocational ministry within the American Baptist Church USA.

Title of Award: Bowen Charitable Trust Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Counseling/Guidance; Education, Religious; Music; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Funding does not exceed the cost of tuition, housing, meals, books, and fees for a student living on campus in campus housing. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for the maximum number of years for the course of study.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to dedicate their lives to Christian service in vocational ministry, including as a pastor, associate/assistant pastor, minister of Christian education, music, worship, youth, pastoral care, family life, or Christian counselor. Scholarships are granted in the following order of priority: 1) members of Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia and/or First Baptist Church of Clendenin, West Virginia; 2) members of other churches in the Kanawha Valley Association of the West Virginia Baptist Convention; 3) members of other churches in the West Virginia Baptist Convention; 4) members of the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania; and 5) members of other American Baptist USA churches. Preference is also given to students at Alderson Broaddus College (Philippi, West Virginia) and Eastern University or Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Applicants must submit documentation of financial need and an essay on their call to ministry. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Bowen Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 346, Parkersburg, WV 26102-0346, E-mail: [email protected]

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