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General Financial Aid: B

207 BAKER FAMILY FOUNDATION

17 Gelnnon Farm Lane
Lebanon, NJ 08833
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baakerfamilyfoundation.org/program_summary.htm

To provide financial assistance to high school students facing obstacles when trying to attend college.

Title of Award: Baker Family Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount awarded varies, depending upon several factors: personal and family resources, the applicant's financial aid package, other outside scholarships, and any unusual circumstances that might have financial impact. The foundation attempts to "fill the gap" between the true costs of attending school and all other sources of financial aid. Funds may be used for tuition, room and board, transportation, day care expenses, family assistance, computer training, and college prep classes. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains at least a "B" average, continues to demonstrate financial need, and remains a student in good standing.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors interested in attending college. While the foundation does not target any specific ethnic group, the majority of the recipients come from urban minority groups. The first step in the application process is to find a sponsor, who will then submit part 1 of the preliminary application. If selected for the next stage, students submit part 2 of the application, as well as financial, academic, and any other necessary documentation. References are contacted and the candidates are interviewed. From this group, finalists are selected. Selection is based on financial need, desire to achieve, and academic performance (generally a GPA of 3.0 or higher). Deadline for Receipt: While applications may be submitted at any time, students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon after the first of the new year as possible.

208 ALBERT BAKER FUND

P.O. Box 179
Amador City, CA 95601-0179
Tel: (209)267-5701
Free: 800-269-0388
Fax: (209)267-0569
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.albertbakerfund.org

To provide educational loans to undergraduate or graduate students who are Christian Scientists.

Title of Award: Albert Baker Fund Student Loans Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, the program made new or renewal loans worth $566,000 to 119 students. Funds Available: The maximum annual loan is $5,000. The interest rate is 3% below the bank prime rate. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation and must be completed within 5 and a half years after graduation. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 5 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students of Christian Science and members of The Mother Church (the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts) or a branch church. Applicants must be attending or accepted at an accredited college or university or an approved vocational school. They must be able to demonstrate a need for additional funds to cover educational expenses despite income from part-time work, scholarships, and government or other aid. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time. Additional Information: This program was established in 1964 and named for the brother of Mary Baker Eddy. All student loans require a co-signer. Spouses are not eligible to co-sign a loan.

209 BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO WORKERS AND GRAIN MILLERS INTERNATIONAL UNION

Attn: Scholarship Program
10401 Connecticut Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895-3961
Tel: (301)933-8600
Fax: (301)946-8452
Web Site: http://www.bctgm.org/Special/scholarship1.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to members and children of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union.

Title of Award: BCTGM Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year; at least 1 of those is reserved for a Canadian and up to 3 are designated for members. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. The money is paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have an affiliation with the union: a member in good standing; the son, daughter, stepchild, or legally adopted child of a union member; the child of a deceased union member who had at least 5 years of membership; a member or child of a member who retired from the industry as a union member; or an employee or child of an employee at the International Union office. They must be 1) high school students planning to enter a postsecondary institution (e.g., college, university, technical school, vocational school) for the first time following their graduation, 2) high school graduates who have never attended college or a recognized technical/vocational school, or 3) members who have never applied for union support and are currently enrolled in college or planning to resume their college studies. All applicants must take the SAT or a recognized equivalent. In addition, they must either write an essay, from 250 to 500 words, on "Organized Labor's Contribution to the Welfare of the People of North America" or submit an essay they wrote for a related purpose. Scholarships are not available to applicants who do not intend to work without interruption for a bachelor's degree; to members' children who are or have already attended college; to graduate students (except members); to spouses of members; or to grandchildren of members. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 1962.

210 BANK OF AMERICA

Attn: Student Banking Group
P.O. Box 515210
Los Angeles, CA 90017-6510
800-344-8382
Web Site: http://www.bankofamerica.com/studentbanking

To provide financial assistance for college to students who enter a Bank of America sweepstakes contest.

Title of Award: Bank of America Financial Aid Sweepstakes Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The prize is a $1,000 scholarship. Duration: Prizes are awarded annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to residents of the United States who are high school seniors or current college students. Applicants enter by submitting a request form online on through the mail, and then by completing a survey they receive in the mail. A purchase, loan, or loan application does not increase their chance of winning. Selection is based on a random drawing. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

211 BANKNORTH WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP

500 Main Street
P.O. Box 4210
Bennington, VT 05201
Tel: (802)447-5813
Free: 800-889-1153
Fax: (802)447-5833

To provide financial assistance for educational purposes to women high school seniors in Bennington County, Vermont.

Title of Award: John R. Wilson Scholarship Trust Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 11 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend awarded varies each year; recently it was $4,000. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: High schools in Bennington County, Vermont may nominate women seniors who are interested in and otherwise would have little chance of obtaining a college education. In the event the trustees decide there are no girls from the Bennington area who qualify, then they may consider women from any town in Vermont. Individuals must be nominated; they may not submit applications directly to the Fund. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

212 BAPTIST CONVENTION OF NEW MEXICO

Attn: Director, Missions Education and Women's Ministry Department
5325 Wyoming Boulevard, N.E.
P.O. Box 94485
Albuquerque, NM 87199-4485
Tel: (505)924-2333
Fax: (505)924-2320
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bcnm.com/ministries/missions/school_house/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for college or seminary to women Southern Baptist students from New Mexico.

Title of Award: Bernice F. Elliott Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women college and seminary students who are members of churches affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. Preference is given to applicants who are committed to full-time Christian service, have a background in the Woman's Missionary Union, and can demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

213 BAPTIST CONVENTION OF NEW MEXICO

Attn: Director, Missions Education and Women's Ministry Department
5325 Wyoming Boulevard, N.E.
P.O. Box 94485
Albuquerque, NM 87199-4485
Tel: (505)924-2333
Fax: (505)924-2320
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bcnm.com/ministries/missions/school_house/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Southern Baptist students from New Mexico.

Title of Award: O.D. Lambirth Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are members of churches affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and attending or planning to attend a college in the state. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

214 BAPTIST CONVENTION OF NEW MEXICO

Attn: Director, Language Missions
5325 Wyoming Boulevard, N.E.
P.O. Box 94485
Albuquerque, NM 87199-4485
Tel: (505)924-2345
Fax: (505)924-2320
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bcnm.com/ministries/missions/school_house/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for college or seminary to Hispanic Baptist students from New Mexico.

Title of Award: Spanish Baptist Convention of New Mexico Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college and seminary students who are active members of churches affiliated with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. Applicants must be of Hispanic background committed to full-time Christian service. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

215 BAPTIST CONVENTION OF NEW YORK

Attn: Church Growth Division
6538 Baptist Way
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Tel: (315)433-1001
Free: 800-552-0004
Fax: (315)433-1026
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bcnysbc.org/church_growth/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of churches in the Baptist Convention of New York who are preparing for a vocation in full-time Christian service.

Title of Award: R. Quinn Pugh Educational Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are members in good standing of churches in the Baptist Convention of New York. Applicants must be interested in attending a postsecondary institution to prepare for a career in full-time Christian service. They must submit an essay in which they share their goals for the future and how a degree in higher education will help them achieve those goals. Financial need is also considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

216 BAPTIST FOUNDATION OF OKLAHOMA

3800 North May Avenue
P.O. Box 57000
Oklahoma City, OK 73157-7000
Tel: (405)949-9500
Free: 800-949-9988
Fax: (405)948-7862
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bfok.org/OurServices/Beneficiaries/Scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance for college, seminary, or graduate school to Southern Baptists from Oklahoma.

Title of Award: Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years provided the recipient remains enrolled full time (except for medical, Native American, and seminary students) and an active member of a Southern Baptist church.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active members of Southern Baptist churches, with preference to students born and raised in Oklahoma. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend 1) an accredited college, university, graduate school, junior college, or trade school in Oklahoma; or 2) a Southern Baptist seminary. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time; awards are made to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

217 BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF TEXAS

Attn: Theological Education
333 North Washington
Dallas, TX 75246-1798
Tel: (214)828-5254
Fax: (214)828-5284
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bgct.org

To provide financial assistance to members of Baptist churches in Texas who are preparing for a career in ministry at a Texas Baptist institution.

Title of Award: Texas Baptist Ministerial Tuition Assistance Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of support is established by the school. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipients reaffirm their sense of call to church-related ministry and furnish evidence of their continuing involvement and commitment to a local BGCT church.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of Baptist churches in Texas who can present a certificate of license or ordination, or letter of certification of call from a Baptist church. Applicants must demonstrate "a life style of commitment to the principles of the Christian life" and certification by their pastor that they are involved in, supportive of, and committed to the local cooperating church. They must be working on, or planning to work on, a certificate, undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate program approved by the Theological Education Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) at a Bible college, university, or seminary in Texas. Applications are submitted through the school. Deadline for Receipt: Each school establishes its own deadline. Additional Information: The eligible schools include 1 Bible college (Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio); 8 universities (Baylor University, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University, Houston Baptist University, Howard Payne University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Wayland Baptist University); and 2 seminaries (George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University and Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University).

218 BARKING FOUNDATION

Attn: Executive Director
49 Florida Avenue
P.O. Box 855
Bangor, ME 04402-0885
Tel: (207)990-2910
Fax: (207)990-2975
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.barkingfoundation.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Maine for education at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level.

Title of Award: Barking Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 30 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have been residents of Maine for at least 4 years and are interested in pursuing higher education anywhere in the United States. Applicants may be entering college, already enrolled in college, working on a graduate degree, or studying at the postgraduate level. They must submit an essay, up to 750 words, describing a challenge or adventure in their life. Selection is based on financial need; academic, community, organizational, and cocurricular accomplishments; character; demonstrated values; potential and aspirations; and references. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

219 BILLY BARTY FOUNDATION

10222 Crosby Road
Harrison, OH 45030
Tel: (513)738-4428
Fax: (513)738-4428

To provide financial assistance for college to people of short stature and members of their families.

Title of Award: Evelyn Barty Scholarship Awards Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Up to 5 each year. Funds Available: The amount of the scholarship varies. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and students currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university who are less than 4 feet 10 inches tall. Their parents and siblings are also eligible. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships were named in honor of the average-sized sister of Billy Barty after her recent death. She had devoted many hours of volunteer time to the foundation.

220 RUTH M. BATSON EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

250 Cambridge Street, Suite 701
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617)742-1070
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide financial assistance to African American college students who face serious financial need.

Title of Award: Ruth M. Batson Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Assistance ranges from $500 to $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African American college students who need aid as a supplement to other financial assistance. Emergency grants are also available to students who need assistance to remain in school. Selection is based on academic achievement, character, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

221 BETA ALPHA PSI

1211 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10036-8775
Tel: (212)596-6090
Fax: (212)596-6288
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bap.org

To provide financial assistance to members of Beta Alpha Psi (a society of accounting students) whose chapters have been designated as superior.

Title of Award: Beta Alpha Psi/KPMG Superior Chapter Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 102 chapters were designated as superior. Funds Available: Each chapter designated as superior receives a $1,000 award. The Nancy Harke Scholarship for a member at the most improved chapter is $500. Duration: Chapter awards are presented annually.

Eligibility Requirements: Each chapter of the society is evaluated each year and assigned points based on a report submitted by the chapter to the national office in accordance with the program for chapter activities. Chapters that are recognized as superior receive cash awards that they may use as scholarships for their members and other purposes. The chapter recognized as most improved may designate 1 of its members to receive the Nancy Harke Scholarship. Additional Information: This program, established in 1979, is funded by the KPMG Foundation.

222 BIG 33 SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
511 Bridge Street
P.O. Box 213
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Tel: (717)774-3303; 877-PABIG-33
Fax: (717)774-1749
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.big33.org/scholarships/default.ashx

To provide financial assistance for college to graduating high school seniors in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Title of Award: Big 33 Academic Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 111 of these scholarships were awarded: 3 at $4,000, 1 at $1,500, 60 at $1,000, 3 at $600, 42 at $500, and 2 at $250 Funds Available: Stipends range up to $4,000, but most are $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from public and accredited private high schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors. Selection is based on special talents, leadership, obstacles overcome, academic achievement (at least a 2.0 GPA), community service, unique endeavors, financial need, and a 1-page essay on why the applicant deserves the scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Funds for this program are raised by the foundation through its sponsorship of an annual high school All-Star football game.

223 BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA

Attn: Scholarship
230 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-1538
Tel: (215)567-7000
Fax: (215)567-0394
Web Site: http://www.bbbsa.org

To provide financial assistance for college to students who have participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as matched Little Brothers or Little Sisters.

Title of Award: Arby's Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Award Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 12 each year: 2 at $5,000 and 10 at $1,000. Funds Available: The stipends are $5,000 or $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; the $1,000 scholarships are nonrenewable; the $5,000 scholarships may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominations for this program must be submitted by a Big Brothers Big Sisters agency. Nominees must have been matched Little Brothers or Little Sisters in an affiliated Big Brothers Big Sisters program for at least 1 year. The match need not be current. Nominees may be presently enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university. They must submit an essay on their past experiences, present efforts, and future dreams as related to their life experiences and association with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Selection is based on the applicant's vision for the future as revealed in the essay, academic achievement, volunteer work, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 1994, is sponsored by the Arby's Foundation.

224 BLACK WOMEN IN SISTERHOOD FOR ACTION

Attn: Chair of Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1592
Washington, DC 20013
Tel: (202)543-6013
Fax: (202)543-5719
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bisa-hq.org/scholarships.index.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to disadvantaged Black women.

Title of Award: BISA Scholarship Assistance Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 40 to 50 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Support is also provided for books and transportation. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Black women graduating from inner-city high schools and planning to attend a college or university, especially a designated Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Applicants must submit a transcript, SAT or ACT scores, documentation of financial need, and a 1-page self-portrait highlighting where they expect to be in their career development in 10 years. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership potential, financial need, honors, and potential for academic growth and leadership development. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA) was established in 1980. In 1995, it established partnership relationships with the following HBCUs: Bishop State Community College (Mobile, Alabama), Philander Smith College (Little Rock, Arkansas), Delaware State University (Dover, Delaware), Bethune-Cookman College (Daytona Beach, Florida), Chicago State University (Chicago, Illinois), Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana), Morgan State University (Maryland), Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, Mississippi), Medgar Evers College (New York), Bennett College (Greensboro, North Carolina), Lincoln University (Lincoln, Pennsylvania), Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee), Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas), and Hampton University (Hampton, Virginia). Students who attend those schools also receive mentoring, counseling for themselves and their parents, networking among distinguished Black women, and monthly contacts by a BISA member.

225 BLACKFEET NATION

Attn: Higher Education Program
P.O. Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
Tel: (406)338-7539
Fax: (406)338-7530
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blackfeetnation.com

To provide financial assistance for vocational training to members of the Blackfeet and other tribes.

Title of Award: Blackfeet Adult Vocational Training Grants Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount awarded varies, depending upon the recipient's educational requirements and financial needs. The maximum for an unmarried student with no dependents is $3,200 per year; for a student with 3 or more dependents; the maximum stipend is $3,800 per year. Funds are sent to the school's financial aid officer. Duration: Up to 24 months (36 months for registered nursing students) of full-time training.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled members of a federally-recognized tribe between 18 and 35 years of age in need of training to obtain reasonable and satisfactory employment. Applicants must be willing to accept full-time employment as soon as possible after completion of training. Along with their application they must submit high school or GED transcripts, college transcripts (if they have ever attended college), a copy of the admission letter from the school they plan to attend, a financial needs analysis, a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, a copy of marriage license (if a spouse is claimed as financially dependent), a copy of birth certificates for any family members claimed as financially dependent, and military discharge papers (if applicable). Grants are awarded according to the following priorities: 1) Blackfeet Tribal members residing on or near the Blackfeet Reservation; 2) Blackfeet Tribal members residing off the Blackfeet Reservation; 3) members of other federally-recognized tribes (as funding permits); and 4) second training grant applicants (as funding permits). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

226 BLACKFEET NATION

Attn: Higher Education Program
P.O. Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
Tel: (406)338-7539
Fax: (406)338-7530
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blackfeetnation.com

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to members of the Blackfeet Tribe.

Title of Award: Blackfeet Higher Education Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount awarded varies, depending upon the recipient's educational requirements and financial needs. The maximum for an unmarried student with no dependents is $3,200 per year; for a student with 3 or more dependents; the maximum stipend is $3,800 per year. Funds are sent to the school's financial aid officer. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to a total of 10 semesters or 15 quarters.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled members of the Blackfeet Tribe and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate in an academically recognized college or university. They must submit a 1-page letter describing their career goals and academic plans, high school or GED transcripts, college transcripts (if they have previously attended college), a copy of the admission letter from the college or university they plan to attend, a financial needs analysis, and a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood. Scholarships are awarded according to the following priorities: 1) renewal of grants to students currently funded who are in good academic and financial aid standing and submit the application packet on time; 2) college seniors not currently funded who can graduate within the current academic year; 3) 2-year degree graduates who apply within 1 year of earning their associate degree; 4) high school seniors who apply within 1 year of earning their high school diploma; 5) applicants previously funded who are in good academic and financial aid standing and submit the application packet in a timely manner; and 6) candidates who submit late applications (supported only if funding permits). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year; March of each year for summer term. Additional Information: Recipients must enroll as full-time students and earn no less than 12 credit hours per term with a GPA of 2.0 or higher as freshmen, 13 credits and 2.2 as sophomores, 14 credits and 2.4 as juniors, and 15 credits and 2.6 as seniors. Students who attend private schools or institutions outside of Montana must pay the difference in tuition, unless no comparable program exists in Montana public institutions.

227 BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT-NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CHAPTER

Attn: Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 31253
Bethesda, MD 20824-1253
Tel: (301)402-3336
Web Site: http://www.bignet.org/regional/nih

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Title of Award: Blacks in Government National Institutes of Health Chapter Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound high school seniors who reside within 50 miles of Washington, D.C. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 350 to 500 words on 1 of the following topics: 1) their chosen major and the reason for selecting it; 2) the person who has inspired them the most to attend college; or 3) why attending college is important to them. Preference is given to children of members of Blacks in Government. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

228 BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION

477 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2694
Tel: (202)371-8880
Free: 800-669-7079
Fax: (202)371-8258
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bva.org/services.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to spouses and children of blinded veterans.

Title of Award: Kathern F. Gruber Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 6 each year: 3 at $2,000 and 3 at $1,000. Funds Available: The stipends are $2,000 or $1,000 and are intended to be used to cover the student's expenses, including tuition, other academic fees, books, dormitory fees, and cafeteria fees. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to dependent children and spouses of blinded veterans of the U.S. armed forces. The veteran need not be a member of the Blinded Veterans Association. The veteran's blindness may be either service connected or nonservice connected, but it must meet the following definition: central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective glasses, or central visual acuity of more than 20/200 if there is a field defect in which the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees in the better eye. The applicant must have been accepted or be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution of higher learning. Selection is based on high school and/or college transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and a 300-word essay on the applicant's career goals and aspirations. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Scholarships may be used for only 1 degree (vocational, bachelor's, or graduate) or nongraduate certificate (e. g., nursing, secretarial).

229 BOETTCHER FOUNDATION

Attn: Directory, Scholars Program
600 17th Street, Suite 2210 South
Denver, CO 80202-5422
Tel: (303)534-1937
Free: 800-323-9640
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.boettcherfoundation.org

To provide merit scholarships to Colorado high school seniors who are interested in attending a college or university in the state.

Title of Award: Boettcher Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 40 each year. Funds Available: These scholarships provide full tuition and fees at a participating accredited 4-year undergraduate institution in Colorado, a stipend of $2,800 per year to help cover living expenses, and a book allowance. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's institution. Each college or university receives $1,000 per scholar per year attending that school to fund special opportunities and programs for the scholars. In addition, all scholars nominate 1 teacher who has had a special influence on their lives; nominees each receive $1,000 to be used at their home schools. Scholars may choose to exchange half of 1 year's scholarship for a $5,500 international education grant to be used for a study abroad program arranged through their college or university. Duration: These are 4-year scholarships, but they are not renewed annually if the recipient fails to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors who have attended high school in Colorado for at least the last 2 years and are in the upper 5% of their graduating class with excellent scores on the ACT or SAT. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based on scholastic record, leadership potential, service to community and school, and character. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: The participating institutions are Adams State College, Colorado Christian University, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Colorado State University at Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Johnson & Wales University, Mesa State College, Metropolitan State University, Regis University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of Colorado at Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, and Western State College. These funds may not be used for study outside Colorado. Except in unusual circumstances, the recipient is expected to carry a minimum course load of 12 credit hours.

230 VIOLET R. AND NADA V. BOHNETT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Attn: Jamie Bohnett, Director
7981 168th Avenue, Suite 220
Redmond, WA 98052
Tel: (425)883-0208
Fax: (425)883-2729
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bohnettmemorial.org/BMFgrants.asp

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to students in selected western states who are "people of faith."

Title of Award: Bohnett Memorial Foundation Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who "profess a genuine faith in God" and are interested in addressing the needs of families today. Applicants must have demonstrated a pattern of volunteer service in their church or community. Preference is given to residents of western Washington, but residents of California, Colorado, and Hawaii are also eligible.

231 BOIS FORTE RESERVATION TRIBAL COUNCIL

Attn: Education Director
5344 Lake Shore Drive
P.O. Box 16
Nett Lake, MN 55772
Tel: (218)757-3261
Free: 800-221-8129
Fax: (218)757-3312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.boisforte.com

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to enrolled members of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians.

Title of Award: Bois Forte Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum amount awarded is $5,000 per year for undergraduates or $6,250 per year for graduate students. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for a total of 10 semesters of full-time enrollment or part-time equivalent provided they maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for this assistance are enrolled members of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians. Applicants must have been accepted at an institution of higher education and had their financial need determined by that institution based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Minnesota residents must apply to the Indian Scholarship Assistance Program of the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program. Applicants wishing to attend school outside of Minnesota must complete an out-of-state application form. Applicants must also apply for financial assistance from all other available sources, including but not limited to public and private grants and scholarships. They must not be in default of any tribal, federal, or state student education loan or in noncompliance with child support payments. Applicants are interviewed. Financial assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted any time after January 1 but should be received no later than 8 weeks prior to the first day of school. Additional Information: Students may receive financial assistance for summer school.

232 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: Learning for Life Division, S210
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2418
Fax: (972)580-2137
Web Site: http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/scholarships/index.html

To provide financial assistance for trade school to graduating high school seniors who are Explorer Scouts.

Title of Award: AFL-CIO Skilled Trades Exploring Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Explorers and interested in attending a public or proprietary institution or union apprentice program. Their achievements must "reflect the high degree of motivation, commitment, and skills that epitomize the skilled trades." Selection is based on academic record, recommendations, and a 500-word essay on why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship. All completed applications must be approved by the local council scout executive. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

233 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: National Jewish Committee on Scouting, S226
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2000
Web Site: http://www.jewishscouting.org/njcs/awards/eagle.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Jewish Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

Title of Award: Florence and Marvin Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered, active members of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew who have received the Eagle Scout Award and have also earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim emblem. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school in their final year and must be an active member of a synagogue. They must have demonstrated practical citizenship in their synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. Selection is based on financial need; high school record, including school activities, awards, honors, and GPA; participation in community organizations; participation in religious youth organizations, clubs, or groups, including honors earned and offices held; involvement in Scouting; career goals; and 4 letters of recommendation, from leaders of their religious institution, school, community, and Scouting unit. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year.

234 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: Learning for Life Division, S210
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2418
Fax: (972)580-2137
Web Site: http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/scholarships/index.html

To recognize and reward Explorer Scouts who have made an exceptional contribution to law enforcement agencies.

Title of Award: Floyd Boring Award Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The award consists of a plaque and a $2,000 scholarship to the college of the awardee's choice. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Explorer Scouts who assist law enforcement agencies with meaningful and exceptional service. Candidates must be active members of a Law Enforcement Explorer post currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America. They must submit a statement from their post advisor that describes the act for which they are being nominated, 3 letters of recommendation, and their own 1,000-word statement that describes the act for which they are being nominated. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1972. In 1998, it was renamed to honor the organizer of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service (which sponsors the program).

235 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
862 Guy Lombardo Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
Tel: (516)868-4050
Fax: (516)868-4052

To provide financial assistance for college to Boy or Girl Scouts of Eastern Orthodox religious background.

Title of Award: Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 1 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be registered members of a Boy or Girl Scout unit; have received the Eagle Scout Award for boys or the Gold Award for girls; be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church; have received the Alpha Omega Religious Award; have demonstrated practical citizenship in their church, school, Scouting unit, and community; and be enrolled in the final year of an accredited high school. Recipients must attend an accredited 4-year college or university. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

236 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: National Jewish Committee on Scouting, S226
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2000
Web Site: http://www.jewishscouting.org/njcs/awards/eagle.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Jewish Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.

Title of Award: Gideon Elad Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 first place and 2 second place awards. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered, active members of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team who have received the Eagle Scout Award and have also earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim emblem. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school in their final year and must be an active member of a synagogue. They must have demonstrated practical citizenship in their synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. Selection is based on high school record, including school activities, awards, honors, and GPA; participation in community organizations; participation in religious youth organizations, clubs, or groups, including honors earned and offices held; involvement in Scouting; career goals; and 4 letters of recommendation, from leaders of their religious institution, school, community, and Scouting unit. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year.

237 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: Order of the Arrow, S214
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2000
Web Site: http://www.oa-bsa.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Boy Scouts of America's Order of the Arrow who are interested in preparing for a professional Scouting career.

Title of Award: E. Urner Goodman Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; a total of $20,000 is available for these awards each year. Funds Available: Stipends vary each year, to a maximum of $4,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the Order of the Arrow who are high school seniors or current college students and planning a Scouting career. Selection is based on a 250- to 500-word essay expressing their reasons for preparing for a professional career with the Boy Scouts of America, results of all aptitude and placement tests taken in high school and college, a high school and (if applicable) college transcript, a copy of their college or university acceptance, an employment record, and letters of recommendations. Applicants with at least 1 year of college experience receive preference over high school seniors. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

238 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: Order of the Arrow, S214
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2000
Web Site: http://www.oa-bsa.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Boy Scouts of America's Order of the Arrow who have served as a national officer.

Title of Award: Josh R. Sain Memorial Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 or 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to former national officers of the Order of the Arrow who are high school seniors or current college students. Applicants must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

239 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: National Jewish Committee on Scouting, S226
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2000
Web Site: http://www.jewishscouting.org/njcs/awards/eagle.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Jewish Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

Title of Award: Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 every other year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered, active members of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew who have received the Eagle Scout Award and have also earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim emblem. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school in their final year and must be an active member of a synagogue. They must have demonstrated practical citizenship in their synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. Selection is based on financial need; high school record, including school activities, awards, honors, and GPA; participation in community organizations; participation in religious youth organizations, clubs, or groups, including honors earned and offices held; involvement in Scouting; career goals; and 4 letters of recommendation, from leaders of their religious institution, school, community, and Scouting unit. Deadline for Receipt: December of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Additional Information: This scholarship was first awarded in 1993.

240 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: National Jewish Committee on Scouting, S226
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2000
Web Site: http://www.jewishscouting.org/njcs/awards/eagle.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Jewish Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

Title of Award: Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 first place and 2 second place awards. Funds Available: First place is $1,000 and second place is $500. Duration: 1 year; not renewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to registered, active members of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew who have received the Eagle Scout Award and have also earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim emblem. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school in their final year and must be an active member of a synagogue. They must have demonstrated practical citizenship in their synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. Selection is based on high school record, including school activities, awards, honors, and GPA; participation in community organizations; participation in religious youth organizations, clubs, or groups, including honors earned and offices held; involvement in Scouting; career goals; and 4 letters of recommendation, from leaders of their religious institution, school, community, and Scouting unit. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are awarded in memory of the former chairman of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and president of the Jewish Welfare Board.

241 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Attn: Learning for Life Division, S210
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Tel: (972)580-2418
Fax: (972)580-2137
Web Site: http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/scholarships/index.html

To recognize and reward young adults who demonstrate exceptional achievement and service.

Title of Award: Young American Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The award is $5,000. Local councils may also provide awards to their nominees. Duration: The awards are presented annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students between 15 and 25 years of age who are currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. Candidates must be nominated by a Boy Scout troop, Explorer post, Venturing crew, Learning for Life group, individual, or other community youth-serving organization that shares the same program objectives. Nominees must have 1) achieved exceptional excellence in 1 or more fields, such as art, athletics, business, community service, education, government, humanities, literature, music, religion, or science; 2) be involved in service in their community, state, or country that adds to the quality of life; and 3) have maintained an above-average GPA. They must submit high school and college transcripts (graduate students need to submit only college transcripts) and at least 3 letters of recommendation. Nominations must be submitted to a local Boy Scout council, but nominees are not required to be a participant in a council unit or program. Deadline for Receipt: Nominations must be submitted by December of each year. Additional Information: These awards were first presented in 1968.

242 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA

c/o National Headquarters
1230 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel: (404)487-5700
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bgca.org/members/youth_of_year.asp

To recognize and reward outstanding leadership and service by participants in the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Title of Award: Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of the Year Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 regional scholarships are awarded each year and 1 of the recipients receives the national scholarship. Funds Available: The regional winners receive $5,000 scholarships and the National Youth of the Year receives an additional scholarship of $10,000; funds are held in trust and then made available to the recipients as needed for tuition, books, school fees, and transportation. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: Each local club selects a Youth of the Year; selection may be based on academic performance, contributions to family and spiritual life, or service to the club. Recipients must be between the ages of 14 and 18 and have a record of active and continuing service to their club for at least 1 year. Each club Youth of the Year is nominated to be the state Youth of the Year, and those enter regional competitions. The 5 regional winners are then invited to Washington, D.C. for interviews and selection of the National Youth of the Year. Deadline for Receipt: Local clubs must submit their nominations by May of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

243 BP PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA

c/o Charitable Management Systems, Inc.
700 West Fifth Avenue
Mail Code: 1003
Naperville, IL 60563

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Title of Award: BP Community Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Washington, D.C., Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Maryland, and Fairfax and Prince William counties, Virginia. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. They must be planning to enroll full time in an accredited college or university in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on a topic that changes annually; recently, they were invited to write on the importance of education in a free society. Selection is based on the essay, academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, individual goals, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by participating BP station owners and operators in the area.

244 BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

10 G Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202)347-7936
Web Site: http://www.ble.org

To provide financial assistance for college to children of railroad employees in selected midwestern states.

Title of Award: Midwest Rail Craft Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound high school seniors whose parent or grandparent is a living or deceased employee of a railroad (in any craft). Applicants must be residents of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Texas. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2004.

245 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN OF VIRGINIA

Attn: Virginia BPW Foundation
P.O. Box 4842
McLean, VA 22103-4842
Web Site: http://www.bpwva.org/Foundation.shtml

To provide financial assistance to girls and women pursuing postsecondary job-oriented career education (in business, trade, or industrial occupations) in Virginia.

Title of Award: Karen B. Lewis Career Education Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: At least 1 is awarded each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $100 to $1,000 per year; funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, transportation, living expenses, and dependent care. Duration: Funds must be used within 12 months. Prior recipients may reapply, but they are not given priority.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are at least 18 years of age; are U.S. citizens and Virginia residents; have been accepted into an accredited training program in Virginia; have a definite plan to use their education in a business, trade, or industrial occupation; and are able to demonstrate financial need. They may not be pursuing education leading to a bachelor's or higher degree. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

246 BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA

5454 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43231-4021
Tel: (614)895-7277
Free: 800-334-2007
Fax: (614)895-1165
Web Site: http://www.bpa.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Business Professionals of America (BPA).

Title of Award: BPA "Who's Who Among American High School Students" Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are BPA members with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have held a chapter, state, or national BPA office and received the Ambassador Torch Award. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 1-page resume of activities involving both BPA and other school and community activities; 2) letters of recommendation from their chapter advisor and 2 other individuals; 3) a high school transcript; and 4) a 1-page essay on where they see themselves professionally in 10 years. Selection is based on academic success and involvement within BPA. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Who's Who Among American High School Students, a publication of the Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation.

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