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774 MAIDS OF ATHENA

1909 Q Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009-1007
Tel: (202)232-6300
Fax: (202)232-2140
Web Site: http://www.ahepa.org/maids/index.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate education to women of Greek descent.

Title of Award: Maids of Athena Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 each to a graduating high school senior, undergraduate student, and graduate student. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are members of the Maids of Athena. Applicants may be a graduating high school senior, an undergraduate student, or a graduate student. Selection is based on academic merit, financial need, and participation in the organization. Additional Information: Membership in Maids of Athena is open to unmarried women between 14 and 24 years of age who are of Greek descent from either parent.

775 MAINE ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB

c/o Harriet Spencer, Secretary
35 North Shore Drive
Smithfield, ME 04978-9624
Tel: (207)362-3351
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.maineantiquetractorclub.com

To provide financial assistance for college to children of members of the Maine Antique Tractor Club (MATC).

Title of Award: Maine Antique Tractor Club 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: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating seniors whose parent has been a member of MATC for at least 1 year. Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, community college, junior college, or trade school. Selection is based on work experience, extracurricular activities, awards, and civic affiliations. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from the Scholarship Committee, c/o Robert Davids, 370 Square Road, St. Albans, ME 04971, (207) 938-3258

776 MAINE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Attn: Frances Haines, Scholarship Chair
24 Page Place
Orono, ME 04473
Tel: (207)866-3486
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.maslibraries.org/about/scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance to members of the Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL) who are interested in additional study in the library media field.

Title of Award: Walter J. Taranko Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Library and archival sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been MASL members for at least 1 year and be residents of Maine, enrolled in a Maine-based program, or employed in a Maine institution. They must be 1) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate library science or educational media course or program; 2) seeking 071 certification in the state of Maine; or 3) seeking professional development. Along with their application, they must submit a paragraph outlining their long-term goals. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

777 MAINE EDUCATION SERVICES

Attn: MES Foundation
One City Center, 11th Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207)791-3600
Free: 800-922-6352
Fax: (207)791-3616
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mesfoundation.com/college/scholarships_mes.asp

To provide financial assistance to residents of Maine planning to attend or currently attending a college or university in the state.

Title of Award: Maine Legislature Memorial Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 16 each year: 1 from each county in Maine. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Maine who are either seniors graduating from high schools in the state or already in college. Applicants must be planning to enroll or currently enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4-year degree-granting Maine college, university, or technical school as an undergraduate or graduate student. Selection is based on academic excellence as demonstrated by transcripts and GPA, contributions to community and employment, letters of recommendation, a 300-word essay on educational goals and intentions, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1995 as a successor to the Gould-Michaud Scholarship Funds, which operated from 1981 to 1994 but were limited to students attending the universities in Orono and Fort Kent. Information is also available from the Legislative Information Office, 100 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333-0001, (207) 287-1692, (800) 301-3178, Fax: (207) 287-1580, TDD: (207) 287-6826, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: janus.state.me.us/legis/lio/legisla.htm.

778 MAINE EDUCATION SERVICES

Attn: MES Foundation
One City Center, 11th Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207)791-3600
Free: 800-922-6352
Fax: (207)791-3616
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mesfoundation.com/college/scholarships_mes_masonic.asp

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to students in Maine who meet the federal definition of an independent student.

Title of Award: Maine Masonic Aid for Continuing Education Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 12 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Maine who meet at least 1 of the following criteria: 1) are at least 24 years of age; 2) are married; 3) are enrolled in a graduate level or professional education program; 4) have legal dependents other than a spouse; 5) are an orphan or ward of the court (or were a ward of the court until age 18); or 6) are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces. Selection is based on work experience, educational history, school and community activities, an essay on career goals, a community reference, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

779 MAINE EDUCATION SERVICES

Attn: MES Foundation
One City Center, 11th Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207)791-3600
Free: 800-922-6352
Fax: (207)791-3616
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mesfoundation.com/college/scholarships_mes.asp

To provide financial assistance for college and work experience to high school seniors in Maine.

Title of Award: Peoples Promise Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors at high schools in Maine who plan to attend a postsecondary institution. Preference is given to students from low-to-moderate income households. Selection is based on academic achievement, involvement in school activities, community volunteer activity, work experience, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Each scholarship recipient is also offered a 3-month paid internship with Peoples Heritage Bank during the summer after their first year of college.

780 MAINE FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Attn: Executive Director
38 Young Avenue
Brunswick, ME 04011
Tel: (207)729-9100
Free: 800-880-6332
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mefda.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Maine who are currently preparing for a career in funeral service.

Title of Award: Maine Funeral Directors Association Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science 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 residents of Maine who are currently enrolled in the second semester at a school of mortuary science. Applicants must submit educational and personal references, official transcripts, and a statement of their career plans.

781 MAINE SOCIETY OF LAND SURVEYORS

Attn: Executive Director
126 Western Avenue
PMB 211
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: (207)882-5200
Web Site: http://www.msls.org/ScholarshipsAvailable.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to Maine residents interested in preparing for a career as a surveyor.

Title of Award: Maine Society of Land Surveyors Merit Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Cartography/Surveying Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Maine who are graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career as a surveyor. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on their professional aspirations, their goals during and after college, the kind of work they want to do after graduation, and where they want to work. Financial need is considered in the selection process.

782 MAINE STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Attn: Scholarship Fund
374 U.S. Route One
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Tel: (207)846-3800
Fax: (207)846-4055
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mesga.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors and graduates in Maine who have participated in golf.

Title of Award: Maine State Golf Association 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: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until completion of a baccalaureate degree provided the recipient maintains a satisfactory academic record.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduates and prospective graduates of accredited Maine secondary schools. Applicants must have shown an active interest in golf by participating as a player, serving as a caddie, and/or working at a golf shop or course. They must demonstrate outstanding character, integrity, and leadership by participation in extracurricular, civic, and/or community activities. Financial need is also considered. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

783 MAINE STATE SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

c/o Hugh L. Dwelley
3508 Wilson Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

To provide financial assistance to students who are currently enrolled full time at a university or 4-year degree-granting, nonprofit institution of higher learning within Maine.

Title of Award: Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. Foundation Scholarship 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: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students enrolled at a 4-year degree-granting, nonprofit institution of higher learning in Maine. High school seniors are not eligible to apply. Applicants must have been legal residents of Maine for at least 4 years (or have at least 1 parent who has been a resident of Maine for at least 4 years). They must be under 25 years of age, be enrolled in at least 14 semester hours or the equivalent, have at least a 3.0 GPA, be working on a baccalaureate degree, and write an essay (up to 500 words) with background information on their qualifications for this scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

784 HORACE MANN COMPANIES

Attn: Scholarship Program
1 Horace Mann Plaza
P.O. Box 20490
Springfield, IL 62708
Tel: (217)788-5343
Web Site: http://www.horacemann.com/html/edprograms/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for college to children of teachers.

Title of Award: Horace Mann Student Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 26 each year: 1 at $5,000 per year for 4 years, 5 at $1,000 per year for 4 years, and 20 at $1,000 for 1 year. Funds Available: Stipends are either $5,000 or $1,000 per year. Funds are paid directly to the student's college or university for tuition, fees, and other educational expenses. Duration: 4 years or 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a U.S. public school district or public college/university. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a score of at least 23 on the ACT or a similar score on the SAT. Selection is based on an essay, grades, 2 letters of recommendation, school and community activities, and academic honors. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

785 THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

90 William Street, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212)573-8888
Fax: (212)573-8497
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

To provide financial assistance to African American high school seniors or graduates who are interested in working on a degree at colleges and universities that are members of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF).

Title of Award: Thurgood Marshall 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, nearly 1,000 students were receiving support from this program. Funds Available: Stipends range up to $2,200 per semester, depending on the need of the recipient. Funds are awarded through the institution to be used for tuition, room, board, books, and fees. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher in college.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students enrolled or accepted at 1 of 47 designated TMSF institutions, most of which are Historically Black Colleges and Universities or other schools with large African American enrollments. Applicants must be African Americans who are U.S. citizens, have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, have excellent scores on the SAT or ACT tests, are recommended by their high school as academically exceptional or outstanding in the creative and performing arts, and can demonstrate financial need. They must apply through the TMSF school they attend, and the institutions select the recipients. Deadline for Receipt: Deadline dates vary by school; check with the institution you plan to attend. Additional Information: This program was founded in 1987 by the Miller Brewing Company in cooperation with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Additional support is provided by the Bank of America Foundation, Dow Chemical Company, the Doug Banks Foundation, Ketchum Public Relations, Northwestern Mutual, Philip Morris Companies, Texaco, and the Tom Joyner Foundation The participating TMSF institutions are Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Albany State University, Alcorn State University, Bluefield State College, Bowie State University, Central State University (Ohio), Charles R. Drew University of Medicine (California), Cheyney University, Chicago State University, Coppin State College, Delaware State University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Florida A&M University, Fort Valley State University, Grambling State University, Harris-Stowe State College, Howard University, Jackson State University, Kentucky State University, Langston University, Lincoln University (Missouri), Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), Medgar Evers College (New York), Mississippi Valley State University, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Prairie View A&M University, Savannah State University, South Carolina State University, Southern University and A&M College, Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University at Shreveport, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, University of the Virgin Islands, Virginia State University, West Virginia State College, Winston-Salem State University, and York College.

786 MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: MACPA Educational Foundation
901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 710
Towson, MD 21204-2683
Tel: (410)296-6250
Free: 800-782-2036
Fax: (410)296-8713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.macpa.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Maryland working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting.

Title of Award: Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: Stipends are at least $1,000. The exact amount of the award depends upon the recipient's financial need. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until completion of the 150-hour requirement and eligibility for sitting for the C.P.A. examination in Maryland. Renewal requires continued full-time enrollment and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Maryland residents attending a college or university in the state and taking enough undergraduate or graduate courses to qualify as a full-time student at their school. Applicants must have completed at least 60 total credit hours at the time of the award, including at least 6 hours in accounting courses. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

787 MARYLAND FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUBS, INC.

c/o Pat Schroeder, Chair
354 Driftwood Lane
Solomons, MD 20688
Tel: (410)326-0167; 877-INFO-BPW
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bpwmaryland.org/HTML/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance for college to mature women in Maryland.

Title of Award: Business and Professional Women's Foundation of Maryland 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: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are at least 25 years of age and who are interested in working on undergraduate studies to upgrade their skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to reenter the job market. Applicants must be residents of Maryland or, if a resident of another state, a member of the Maryland Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. They must have been accepted into an accredited program or course of study at a Maryland academic institution and be able to demonstrate critical financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

788 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/Program/Descriptions/prog_conroy.asp

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to specified categories of veterans, public safety employees, and their children in Maryland.

Title of Award: Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program 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. Funds Available: The amount of the award is equal to tuition and fees at a Maryland postsecondary institution, to a maximum of $17,800 for children and spouses of the September 11 terrorist attacks or $8,550 for all other recipients. Duration: Up to 5 years of full-time study or 8 years of part-time study.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the following categories: 1) children and unremarried surviving spouses of state or local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty; 2) children of armed forces members whose death or 100% disability was directly caused by military service; 3) POW/MIA veterans of the Vietnam Conflict and their children; 4) children and surviving spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died in the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Virginia, or United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania; 5) veterans who have, as a direct result of military service, a disability of 25% or greater and have exhausted or are no longer eligible for federal veterans' educational benefits; and 6) state or local public safety officers or volunteers who were 100% disabled in the line of duty. The parent, veteran, POW, or public safety officer or volunteer must have been a resident of Maryland at the time of death or when declared disabled. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must enroll at a 2-year or 4-year Maryland college or university as a full-time or part-time degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a private career school.

789 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4565
Free: 800-974-1024
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_delegate.asp

To provide financial assistance to vocational, undergraduate, and graduate students in Maryland.

Title of Award: Maryland Delegate Scholarship Program 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. Funds Available: The minimum annual award is $200. 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. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled or planning to enroll either part time or full time in a vocational, undergraduate, or graduate program in Maryland. Applicants and their parents must be Maryland residents. Awards are made by state delegates to students in their district. Financial need must be demonstrated if the Office of Student Financial Assistance makes the award for the delegate. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend an out-of-state institution if their major is not available at a Maryland school and if their delegate agrees. Students should contact all 3 delegates in their state legislative district for application instructions.

790 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4565
Free: 800-974-1024
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ea.asp

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in Maryland.

Title of Award: Maryland Educational Assistance Grants 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 of the grant equals 35% of the financial need, ranging from $400 to $2,700 per year. 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. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply for up to 3 additional years if they maintain satisfactory academic progress and continue to demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Maryland residents who are enrolled or planning to enroll full time as an undergraduate student at a Maryland 2- or 4-year college or university. Financial need must be documented. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

791 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4555
Free: 800-974-1024, ext. 4555
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ga.asp

To provide financial assistance to needy undergraduate students in Maryland.

Title of Award: Maryland Guaranteed Access Grants 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: Awards equal 100% of financial need, ranging from $400 to $13,800 per year. 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. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply for up to 3 additional years if they maintain satisfactory academic progress and continue to demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Maryland and planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students in a program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate at a 2- or 4-year college or university in the state. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. Currently, the maximum allowable total income is $12,103 for a family of 1, rising to $41,041 for a family of 8 plus $4,134 for each additional family member. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

792 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4565
Free: 800-974-1024
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_ptgrant.asp

To provide financial assistance to students in Maryland who are attending college on a part-time basis.

Title of Award: Maryland Part-Time Grants 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: Grants range from $200 to $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 7 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students at Maryland colleges who are enrolled for at least 6 but no more than 11 credits each semester. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. Both they and their parents must be Maryland residents. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Applications are available at the financial aid office of each college or university in Maryland.

793 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4565
Free: 800-974-1024
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_senatorial.asp

To provide financial assistance to vocational, undergraduate, and graduate students in Maryland.

Title of Award: Maryland Senatorial Scholarships 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. Funds Available: Stipends range from $200 to $2,000 per year, depending on the need of the recipient. 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. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years of full-time study or 7 additional years of part-time study, provided the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled either part time or full time in a vocational, undergraduate, or graduate program in Maryland. Applicants and their parents must be Maryland residents and able to demonstrate financial need. Awards are made by state senators to students in their districts. Some senators ask the Office of Student Financial Assistance to make awards for them; those awards are made on the basis of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Recipients may attend an out-of-state institution if their major is not available at a Maryland school and if their senator agrees.

794 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4565
Free: 800-974-1024
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_fostercare.asp

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of Maryland who have lived in foster care.

Title of Award: Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients 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: Recipients are exempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees at public colleges and universities in Maryland. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for an additional 4 years or until completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first, provided the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Maryland residents under 21 years of age who either 1) resided in a foster care home in the state at the time they graduated from high school or completed a GED examination, or 2) resided in a foster care home in the state on their 14th birthday and were then adopted. Applicants must be planning to enroll as a degree candidate at a public 2-year or 4-year higher educational institution in Maryland. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

795 MARYLAND SOCIETY OF SURVEYORS

Attn: Educational Trust
P.O. Box 686
College Park, MD 20741-0686
Web Site: http://www.marylandsurveyor.org

To provide financial assistance for college to Maryland residents interested in preparing for a career as a surveyor.

Title of Award: Maryland Society of Surveyors Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Cartography/Surveying 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). Funds may be used only for tuition. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Maryland residents who are attending or planning to attend a college or university to prepare for a career as a surveyor. Applicants must submit an essay on their educational and career goals and the factors that make them particularly deserving of support. Selection is based on the essay, high school and/or college transcripts, employment experience, and letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

796 MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Achievement Initiative for Maryland's Minority Students Council
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410)887-2446
Web Site: http://www.msde.state.md.us/minority/WhatsNew/WHATSNEW.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Maryland high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership in addressing diversity.

Title of Award: AIMMS Excellence Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 11 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 10 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors in high schools in Maryland who plan to attend a community college, university, college, or technical/vocational school. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit an essay about their leadership in 1 or more of the following areas: 1) academic, school, or community support for diverse students; 2) promotion of positive intergroup relations and understanding; or 3) performance of services to increase success among diverse groups of students. Diverse groups include race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability, or poverty. Selection is based on academic success and contributions to better understanding and appreciation among diverse groups. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 1999. The scholarship for $1,000 is designated the Barbara Dezmon Scholarship

797 MARYLAND STATE FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Attn: Memorial Scholarship
311 Crain Highway, S.E.
P.O. Box 10
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Tel: (410)553-9106; 888-459-9693
Fax: (410)553-9107
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msfda.net/scholarship.php

To provide financial assistance to Maryland residents who are interested in preparing for a career in funeral service.

Title of Award: Daniel T. Mulheran Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Maryland residents who have completed at least two-thirds of their educational requirements in an accredited mortuary science program or have graduated within the past 6 months. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and may not have earned a grade of "D" in any mortuary science class. They must be eligible for licensure in Maryland. Along with their application, they must submit 2 essays of approximately 500 words on 1) the process they used and the experiences they underwent in their decision to enter the funeral service profession, and 2) themselves. Selection is based on academic record and the essays; financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year.

798 MARYLAND & VIRGINIA MILK PRODUCERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION

Attn: Communications Manager
1985 Isaac Newton Square West
Reston, VA 20190-5094
Tel: (703)742-7406
Free: 800-552-1976
Fax: (703)742-7459
Web Site: http://www.mdvamilk.com

To provide financial assistance for college to dependents or employees of members of the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association in 11 eastern states.

Title of Award: Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 20 each year: 5 at $1,000, 4 at $750, 6 at $500, and 5 at $200. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000, $750, $500, or $200. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to the dependents and employees of members of the association in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, future plans, and financial need.

799 MASONIC FOUNDATION OF UTAH

Attn: Grand Secretary
650 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Tel: (801)363-2936
Web Site: http://www.utahgrandlodge.org

To provide financial assistance for college to students in Utah.

Title of Award: Masonic Foundation of Utah 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, 33 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,600. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Utah residents who are attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. No relationship or connection to Masonry or Masonic organizations is required. Applicants must submit transcripts from the previous year and 2 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

800 MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RI, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
222 Taunton Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914-4556
Tel: (401)435-4650
Fax: (401)435-4423
Web Site: http://www.rimasons.org/grand_lodge_charities.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of DeMolay and Rainbow Girls in Rhode Island who are juniors or seniors in college.

Title of Award: Richard C. Fletcher 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: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Rhode Island residents in the junior or senior year of college who are active or senior members of DeMolay or active or majority members of Rainbow Girls. Applicants must submit an official application, an official transcript, a letter of recommendation from the Dad Advisor or Mother Advisor, and their (or their parent's) federal tax returns. U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

801 MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RI, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
222 Taunton Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914-4556
Tel: (401)435-4650
Fax: (401)435-4423
Web Site: http://www.rimasons.org/grand_lodge_charities.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to the children and grandchildren of Masonic members in the jurisdiction of Rhode Island and other Rhode Island residents.

Title of Award: Masonic Grand Lodge Charities of RI 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: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have been residents of Rhode Island for at least 5 years and to the children and grandchildren of Masonic members in the jurisdiction of Rhode Island. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduating or have graduated from an accredited high school, and be planning to attend or be currently attending an accredited postsecondary institution. High school student applicants must submit an official application, an official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, a letter of acceptance to a postsecondary school, and their (or their parent's) federal tax returns. College student applicants must submit the same documents, except for the letter of acceptance. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program includes the Mary E. Hodges Fund Scholarships. Funds are not available for graduate study.

802 MASSACHUSETTS NURSES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Tel: (781)830-5745
Free: 800-882-2056, ext. 745
Fax: (781)821-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massnurse.org/oppor/awards/scholarpage.htm

To provide financial assistance to children of members of Regional Council 5 of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field other than nursing.

Title of Award: Regional Council 5 General Scholarships for Children of Members Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children of MNA members in Regional Council 5 who are enrolled or accepted into an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree program in a field other than nursing. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on their career goals and how education will enhance those goals. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

803 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who earn high scores on the MCAS tests.

Title of Award: John and Abigail Adams Scholarship 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: Recipients of these scholarships are eligible for an award of a non-need-based tuition waiver for state-supported undergraduate courses in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, provided the student maintains a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to permanent Massachusetts residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must score "Advanced" in either the mathematics or the English language section of the grade 10 MCAS and score either "Advanced" or "Proficient" in the other of those 2 sections. They must also have a combined MCAS score on those assessments that ranks in the top 25% in their school district and be planning to enroll full time at a Massachusetts public college or university.

804 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who are the spouse or child of a victim of the terrorism that occurred on September 11, 2001.

Title of Award: Commonwealth September 11, 2001 Tragedy Tuition Waiver 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: Eligible students are exempt from any tuition payments for an undergraduate degree or certificate program at public colleges or universities in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, for a total of 130 semester hours.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to the spouses and children of residents of Massachusetts who died or are missing and presumed dead as a result of the acts of terrorism that occurred on September 11, 2001. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll at a public higher education institution in Massachusetts.

805 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who are attending accredited independent institutions.

Title of Award: Gilbert Matching Student Grant 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: Awards range from $200 to $2,500 per year, depending on the need of the recipient. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and be working full time on an associate or bachelor's degree at an independent, regionally accredited college or university in Massachusetts. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Selection is based on financial need. Deadline for Receipt: Deadlines are established by the school the student attends.

806 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who overcome major adversities.

Title of Award: Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 25 each year. Funds Available: Awards cover up to 50% of the student's unmet financial need, to a maximum of $15,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year, must be attending a secondary school in the 10th or 11th grade, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must be planning to work full time on an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution in the United States. They must be able to demonstrate 1) difficult personal circumstances in their lives (e.g., physical or mental abuse, catastrophic illness) or other personal obstacles or hardships of a societal, geographic, mental, or physical nature; 2) high financial need; and 3) strong academic promise to continue their education beyond high school at a college or university. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1972.

807 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who earn a Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery while in high school.

Title of Award: Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Tuition Waiver 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: Recipients of Koplik Certificates are eligible for an award of a non-need-based tuition waiver for state-supported undergraduate courses in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, provided the student maintains a college GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to permanent Massachusetts residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. In order to become a candidate for the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery, students must score "Advanced" on at least 1 grade 10 MCAS test subject and score "Proficient" on the remaining sections of the grade 10 MCAS. Once they become candidates, they must then fulfill additional requirements through 1 of the following combinations covering both arts/humanities and mathematics/science: 2 AP exams; 2 SAT II exams; 1 SAT II exam and 1 AP exam; 1 SAT II exam and 1 other achievement; or 1 AP exam and 1 other achievement. They must score at least 3 on any AP exam; if there are SAT II and AP exams in the same subject area, they must receive a score on the SAT II exam determined by the Department of Education to be comparable to a score of 3 on the AP exam. In subject areas where they are no corresponding AP exams, a student must achieve an SAT II score designated by the Department of Education.

808 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To waive tuition at Massachusetts public colleges and universities for members of the armed forces.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Armed Forces Tuition Waiver 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: Eligible military personnel are exempt from any tuition payments toward an undergraduate degree or certificate program at public colleges or universities in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, for a total of 130 semester hours.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and stationed in Massachusetts as members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard. They may not be in default on any federal student loan. They must enroll in at least 3 undergraduate credits per semester. Additional Information: Recipients may enroll either part or full time in a Massachusetts publicly-supported institution.

809 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance to Massachusetts residents who are attending state-supported colleges and universities.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Cash Grant 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: These awards provide assistance in meeting institutionally-held charges, such as mandatory fees and non-state-supported tuition. The amount of the award depends on the need of the recipient. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and must be an undergraduate at a state-supported college or university. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Financial need must be demonstrated. Deadline for Receipt: Deadlines are established by the financial aid office of each participating Massachusetts institution. Additional Information: This program complements the Need-Based Tuition Waiver Program.

810 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to students adopted through the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS).

Title of Award: Massachusetts DSS Adopted Children Tuition Waiver 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: All tuition for state-supported courses is waived. Duration: Up to 4 academic years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students 24 years of age or younger who were adopted through DSS by state employees or eligible Massachusetts residents, regardless of the date of adoption. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending or planning to attend a Massachusetts public institution of higher education as an undergraduate student. Additional Information: This waiver does not apply to graduate courses, courses in the M.D. program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, or non-state supported courses and/or programs.

811 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to foster children in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS).

Title of Award: Massachusetts DSS Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Children 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: All tuition for state-supported courses is waived. Duration: Up to 4 academic years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students 24 years of age or younger who have been in the custody of the DSS for at least 12 consecutive months. Applicants may not have been adopted or returned home. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending or planning to attend a college or university in Massachusetts as a full-time undergraduate student. Additional Information: This waiver does not apply to graduate courses, courses in the M.D. program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, or non-state supported courses and/or programs.

812 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to foster children in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS).

Title of Award: Massachusetts Foster Child Grant 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 stipend is $6,000 per year. Duration: Up to 5 academic years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students 24 years of age or younger who are current or former foster children placed in the custody of the DSS through a care and protection petition. Applicants must have signed a voluntary agreement with DSS establishing terms and conditions for receiving this aid. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending or planning to attend a college or university in the continental United States as a full-time undergraduate student. Additional Information: This program was established in 2001.

813 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance to Massachusetts students who transfer from a community college to a public 4-year institution in the state.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Joint Admissions Tuition Advantage 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: Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition equal to 33% of the resident tuition rate at the college or university they attend. Duration: Up to 2 academic years, if the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who completed an associate degree at a public community college in Massachusetts within the prior calendar year as a participant in a Joint Admissions Program. Applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be transferring to a state college or participating university.

814 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who are Native Americans.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Native American Tuition Waiver 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: Eligible students are exempt from any tuition payments for an undergraduate degree or certificate program at public colleges or universities in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, for a total of 130 semester hours.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and certified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as Native Americans. They may not be in default on any federal student loan. Additional Information: Recipients may enroll either part or full time in a Massachusetts publicly-supported institution.

815 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who demonstrate financial need.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Need Based Tuition Waiver 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: Eligible students are exempt from any tuition payments for an undergraduate degree or certificate program at public colleges or universities in Massachusetts. These awards, in combination with other resources in the student's financial aid package, may not exceed the student's demonstrated financial need. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, for a total of 130 semester hours.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for this program must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be in compliance with Selective Service registration, not be in default on any federal student loan, be enrolled for at least 3 undergraduate units in an eligible program at a Massachusetts institution of higher learning, and be able to document financial need. Additional Information: Recipients may enroll either part or full time in a Massachusetts publicly-supported institution. This program was established in 1981.

816 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents.

Title of Award: Massachusetts No Interest Loan 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: Loans from $1,000 to $4,000 per year are available, depending on the student's financial need. The maximum lifetime borrowing limit is $20,000. The minimum monthly repayment is $50. Borrowers are granted a 6-month grace period beginning at graduation, withdrawal, or dropping below at least half-time attendance; after the grace period, they have 10 years to repay the loan. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 4 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these loans must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and attending a regionally accredited participating postsecondary educational institution in Massachusetts as full-time students in a certificate, associate, or bachelor's degree program. Deadline for Receipt: Deadlines are established by the school the student attends. Additional Information: Borrowers may defer repayment of the loan while enrolled at least half-time in an eligible undergraduate or graduate program; during service in the military, Peace Corps, ACTION Program, or VISTA Program; as an active-duty member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrative Corps; while holding office in the commissioned corps of the U.S. Public Health Service; because of temporary total disability, including spousal or dependent care; if unemployed; or because of other hardship due to extenuating circumstances.

817 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite
200 Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance to Massachusetts residents who are attending colleges and universities on a part-time basis.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Part-Time Grant 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: Awards range from $200 to a maximum that depends on the type of institution the student attends. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and must be a part-time undergraduate at a public, private, independent, for profit, or nonprofit institution in Massachusetts. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Financial need must be demonstrated. Deadline for Receipt: Deadlines are established by the financial aid office of each participating Massachusetts institution.

818 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to children or widow(er)s of deceased public service officers and others in Massachusetts.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Public Service Grant 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: Scholarships provide up to the cost of tuition at a state-supported college or university in Massachusetts; if the recipient attends a private Massachusetts college or university, the scholarship is equivalent to tuition at a public institution, up to $2,500. Duration: 1 year; renewable.

Eligibility Requirements: Only Massachusetts residents are eligible. They must be 1) the children or spouses of fire fighters, police officers, or corrections officers who were killed or died from injuries incurred in the line of duty; 2) children of prisoners of war or military service personnel missing in action in southeast Asia whose wartime service was credited to Massachusetts and whose service was between February 1, 1955 and the termination of the Vietnam campaign; or 3) children of veterans whose service was credited to Massachusetts and who were killed in action or died as a result of their service. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

819 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who are clients of specified state disability agencies.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind Tuition Waiver 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: Eligible clients are exempt from any tuition payments for an undergraduate degree or certificate program at public colleges or universities in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, for a total of 130 semester hours.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must be certified as clients by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission or Commission for the Blind. They must have been permanent residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year, must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and may not be in default on any federal student loan. Additional Information: Recipients may enroll either part or full time in a Massachusetts publicly-supported institution.

820 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who have been designated as valedictorians at their high school.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Valedictorian Tuition Waiver 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: Eligible students are exempt from any tuition payments for an undergraduate degree or certificate program at public colleges or universities in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, for a total of 130 semester hours.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors designated by a public or private high school in Massachusetts as a valedictorian. Applicants must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and be planning to enroll at a public higher education institution in the state. They must be in compliance with Selective Service registration and may not be in default on any federal student loan.

821 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who are veterans.

Title of Award: Massachusetts Veterans Tuition Waiver 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: Eligible veterans are exempt from any tuition payments for an undergraduate degree or certificate program at public colleges or universities in Massachusetts. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, for a total of 130 semester hours.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for these scholarships must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and veterans who served actively during the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Lebanese peace keeping force, the Grenada rescue mission, the Panamanian intervention force, the Persian Gulf, or Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. They may not be in default on any federal student loan. Additional Information: Recipients may enroll either part or full time in a Massachusetts publicly-supported institution.

822 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who are attending approved schools in designated states.

Title of Award: MASSGrant 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: Awards range from $300 to $2,300 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 4 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled in a certificate, associate, or bachelor's degree program. Applicants must have been permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for at least 1 year and attending state-approved postsecondary schools (public, private, independent, for profit, or nonprofit) as full-time undergraduate students in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Washington, D.C. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Selection is based on financial need, with an expected family contribution between zero and $3,850. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

823 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance for college to Massachusetts residents who participate in the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Prepaid Tuition Program.

Title of Award: MEFA-Prepaid Tuition Program Waiver 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: If the tuition charged by the participating public institution exceeds the amount received as a tuition credit pursuant to the student's participation in Prepaid Tuition Program, the institution may waive the difference. Duration: Up to 4 academic years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are the owner or a qualifying beneficiary of a MEFA Prepaid Tuition Program. Applicants must be admitted to a Massachusetts public institution of higher education that participates in the MEFA Prepaid Tuition Program. Additional Information: Information on the Prepaid Tuition Program is available from MEFA at (617) 261-9760.

824 MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu

To provide financial assistance to Massachusetts students who attend 1 of the state colleges in Massachusetts.

Title of Award: Paul Tsongas Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 45 each year: 5 at each state college in Massachusetts. Funds Available: Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees. Duration: Up to 4 academic years, if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.3 or higher in college.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Massachusetts who have graduated from high school within 3 years and are attending or planning to attend a state college in Massachusetts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and an excellent SAT score.

825 MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: MSCPA Educational Foundation
105 Chauncy Street, Tenth Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)556-4000
Free: 800-392-6145
Fax: (617)556-4126
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cpatrack.com/financial_aid/scholarship.php

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students majoring in accounting at a Massachusetts college or university.

Title of Award: Howard F. Greene Memorial Scholarship of Massachusetts Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate students at Massachusetts colleges and universities who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in accounting subjects and 3.2 or higher overall. Applicants must be able to demonstrate writing skills, self-help, involvement in extracurricular activities on and off campus, and financial need. Additional Information: This program was established in 1984 by the New England Graduate Accounting Study Conference (NEGASC). Each New England college and university is invited to nominate 1 candidate. The application is submitted to the state C.P.A. society in which the college or university is located. The state society then submits the name of the recipient to NEGASC.

826 MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: MSCPA Educational Foundation
105 Chauncy Street, Tenth Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)556-4000
Free: 800-392-6145
Fax: (617)556-4126
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cpatrack.com/financial_aid/scholarship.php

To provide financial assistance to residents of Massachusetts working on an undergraduate degree in accounting at a college or university in the state.

Title of Award: Paychex Inc. Entrepreneur Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Massachusetts residents enrolled full time at a college or university in the state with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be entering their junior year and be able to demonstrate both financial need and a commitment to preparing for a career as a certified public accountant.

827 MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: MSCPA Educational Foundation
105 Chauncy Street, Tenth Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)556-4000
Free: 800-392-6145
Fax: (617)556-4126
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cpatrack.com/financial_aid/scholarship.php

To provide financial assistance to college juniors majoring in accounting at a Massachusetts college or university.

Title of Award: Kathleen M. Peabody, CPA, Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Massachusetts residents who have completed their sophomore year and are majoring in accounting at a college or university in the state. Applicants must be enrolled in school on a full-time basis. They must demonstrate superior academic standing, financial need, and an intention to seek a career in a public accounting firm. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Wolf & Company, PC.

828 MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: MSCPA Educational Foundation
105 Chauncy Street, Tenth Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)556-4000
Free: 800-392-6145
Fax: (617)556-4126
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cpatrack.com/financial_aid/scholarship.php

To provide financial assistance to college juniors majoring in accounting at a Massachusetts college or university.

Title of Award: F. Grant Waite, CPA, Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Massachusetts residents who have completed their sophomore year and are majoring in accounting at a college or university in the state. Applicants must be enrolled in school on a full-time basis. They must demonstrate superior academic standing, financial need, and an intention to seek a career in a public accounting firm in Massachusetts. Special consideration is given to married students with children. Additional Information: This program is supported, in part, by the firm of Vitale Caturano & Company CPAs PC

829 MASTERGUARD CORPORATION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
801 Hammond Street, Suite 200
Coppell, TX 75019-4471
Tel: (972)393-1700
Fax: (972)393-1701
Web Site: http://www.fallenheroes.org/masterguard-eligibility.html

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to dependents of deceased fire fighters.

Title of Award: MasterGuard Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund 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, 18 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to the spouses, sons, daughters, legally adopted children, and stepchildren of deceased fire fighters who met the criteria for inclusion on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent or be within the final year of high school and be working on or planning to work on undergraduate or graduate study or job skills training at an accredited university, college, community college, or technical school. Both full- and part-time students are eligible. Children of fallen fire fighters must be under 30 years of age. Along with their application, they must submit a 200-word personal letter on why they want they scholarship, what they intend to do upon completion of their education, and any special circumstances (such as financial hardship or family responsibilities) they want the selection committee to know. Selection is based on the essay, academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher), involvement in extracurricular (including community and volunteer) activities, and 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 of which should be from a member of the fire service). Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

830 MBNA EDUCATION FOUNDATION

c/o MBNA Corporation, National Headquarters
1100 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19884-0722
Tel: (302)432-5155
Free: 800-441-7048, ext. 25155
Web Site: http://www.mbnafoundation.org/scholarsde2.html

To provide financial assistance for college to graduating high school seniors in Delaware.

Title of Award: MBNA Delaware Scholars 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: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $7,500 per year, depending on the financial need of the recipient. Funds are paid to the financial aid office of the student's chosen college or university. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years provided the recipient remains enrolled full time, maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the freshman year and 3.0 for the following years; and makes satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Delaware. Applicants must be interested in attending a 4-year college or university in the state as a full-time student. They must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, be able to demonstrate financial need, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and be actively applying for other sources of financial aid (such as federal and state grants). Selection is based on academic record, standardized test scores, financial need, recommendations, extracurricular activities, leadership qualities, work records, and an interview. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are also provided with a mentor program and an offer of full-time summer employment. Information is also available from Educational Testing Service, Attn: Scholarship and Recognition Programs, P.O. Box 6730, Princeton, NJ 08541-6730.

831 MBNA EDUCATION FOUNDATION

c/o MBNA Corporation, National Headquarters
1100 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19884-0722
Tel: (302)432-5155
Free: 800-441-7048, ext. 25155
Web Site: http://www.mbnafoundation.org/scholarshbcu.html

To provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Delaware who are interested in attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

Title of Award: MBNA Foundation HBCU Scholarship 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: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $7,500 per year, depending on the financial need of the recipient. Funds are paid to the financial aid office of the student's chosen HBCU. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years provided the recipient remains enrolled full time, maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the freshman year and 3.0 for the following years; and makes satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Delaware. Applicants must be interested in attending a 4-year HBCU in the United States as a full-time student. They must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, be able to demonstrate financial need, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and be actively applying for other sources of financial aid (such as federal and state grants). Selection is based on academic record, standardized test scores, financial need, recommendations, extracurricular activities, leadership qualities, work records, and an interview. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are also provided with a mentor program and an offer of full-time summer employment. Information is also available from Educational Testing Service, Attn: Scholarship and Recognition Programs, P.O. Box 6730, Princeton, NJ 08541-6730.

832 MENNONITE CHURCH USA

Executive Board
Attn: Student Aid Fund for Nonregistrants
P.O. Box 1245
Elkhart, IN 46515-1245
Tel: (574)523-3041
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://peace.mennolink.org/safnr.html

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to men who are ineligible to receive government grants and loans because they have declined to register with the U.S. Selective Service System for reasons of Christian conscience.

Title of Award: Student Aid Fund for Nonregistrants 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. Recently, 4 students received grants worth $9,000 and 4 students received loans worth $17,250. Funds Available: Aid is available in the form of both grants and loans. The amount of assistance is based on formulas that would have been used if the student were eligible for government aid. For loans, no interest is charged until 6 months following completion of undergraduate study; at that time (even if the recipient continues on to graduate school), the loan must be repaid with a fixed interest rate based upon the long-term 120% AFR monthly rate, set 90 days after the student graduates or discontinues school; the minimum payment is $50 per month and the total repayment period cannot exceed 10 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to receive assistance from this fund are students who have declined to register with the U.S. Selective Service because of their Christian conscience. They must be either 1) attending a Mennonite Church USA college or seminary or 2) attending a congregation of Mennonite Church USA and enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies in other-than-Mennonite institutions. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year. Additional Information: This fund was established in 1983 by the Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries (MBCM) but is administered by the Mennonite Foundation. The home congregations of Mennonite nonregistrants are invited to contribute to the fund; students are expected to be an integral part of the communication process with their congregations.

833 MENNONITE MUTUAL AID

Attn: MMA College Scholarship
1110 North Main Street
P.O. Box 483
Goshen, IN 46527
Tel: (574)533-9515, ext. 514
Free: 800-348-7468, ext. 514
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mma-online.org

To provide financial assistance for college to Mennonite Mutual Aid (MMA) annuity owners.

Title of Award: Mennonite Mutual Aid College Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 24 each year: 4 at $1,500 and 20 at $750. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,500 or $750. Funds are paid directly to the school. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Applicants must own a qualifying MMA product, such as an annuity product, mutual fund, health insurance (but not under parent's policy), or certain life insurance products. They must be a member and/or attender of an Anabaptist congregation with an active MMA advocate. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 450 to 500 words on their experiences with holistic stewardship as part of their faith-centered relationship with God. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

834 MERVYN'S

Attn: Community Relations
22301 Foothill Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94541
Tel: (510)727-3000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.target.com/mervyns_group/community/community_scholarships.jhtml

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in selected states who are involved in extracurricular activities.

Title of Award: Mervyn's Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 80 each year: 1 at $10,000, 4 at $5,000, and 75 at $1,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $10,000, $5,000, or $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Applicants must be planning to enroll full time in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States. Along with their application, they must submit an essay on an after-school activity, with an example of how it has made them a leader and how it has affected their life of the life of their family. Selection is based on the essay, academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Applications from college-bound students and vocational/technical school students are evaluated separately. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications are available at any participating Mervyn's store. The scholarship is funded by Mervyn's and administered by Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082, (507) 931-1682, (800) 537-4180, Fax: (507) 931-9168, E-mail: [email protected]

835 METROPOLITAN SOCIETY OF KARDAMYLIANS, INC.

7919 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Tel: (718)745-7415
Web Site: http://www.kardamyla.org/fsscholar.html

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Metropolitan Society of Kardamylians.

Title of Award: Metropolitan Society of Kardamylians College Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specifiedLevel of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $250 to $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who have been accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States for the current fall semester. Applicants who just graduated from high school and are entering college for the first time must have an excellent PSAT/SAT score; applicants who have already completed some college study must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students or their family members must have participated in at least 2 of the society's events during the year prior to the application deadline. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements receive awards. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: Membership in the society is based on ancestry in the Kardamyla area of Greece. This program includes the Captain Michael Frangos and Irene Frangos Memorial Scholarship Award. Recipients (or a parent) must be present to receive the award at the Kardamylitiko Glendi and Student Awards' night in the fall.

836 MIAMI NATION

Attn: Education Committee
202 South Eight Tribes Trail
P.O. Box 1326
Miami, OK 74355
Tel: (918)542-1445
Fax: (918)542-7260
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.miamination.com/Miamination/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors who are enrolled members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

Title of Award: Myaamia Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Only 10 students may be receiving this scholarship at any given time. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per semester. Duration: 1 semester; may be renewed up to 7 additional semesters if the recipient remains enrolled full time with a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors who are enrolled members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be planning to attend a college or university as a full-time student. Along with their application, they must submit a high school transcript or equivalent (GED), 3 letters of recommendation, documentation of financial need, and a 1-page essay with the title, "Tell Us About Yourself." Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

837 MIAMI NATION

Attn: Education Committee
202 South Eight Tribes Trail
P.O. Box 1326
Miami, OK 74355
Tel: (918)542-1445
Fax: (918)542-7260
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.miamination.com/Miamination/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to enrolled members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

Title of Award: Stables Education Award 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 $1,500. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma who are entering or attending a college or university as a full-time student. Along with their application, they must submit a high school and/or college transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, documentation of financial need, and a 1-page essay with the title, "Tell Us About Yourself." Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

838 MICHIGAN AGRI-BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

1501 North Shore Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823
Tel: (517)336-0223
Fax: (517)336-0227
Web Site: http://www.miagbiz.org

To provide financial assistance to college students who are preparing for an agribusiness career and have an affiliation with the Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA).

Title of Award: Michigan Agri-Business Association Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Agribusiness Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed provided the recipient remains enrolled full time with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, successfully completes an internship with an agribusiness company, and continues to be interested in the agribusiness industry.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to MABA members, children of members, employees of members, and those recommended by members. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a college or university to prepare for a career in agribusiness. Selection is based on scholastic achievement (20%), leadership skills and experience (15%), letters of recommendation (25%), intent to work for an agribusiness company (20%), and agreement to work as an intern with an MABA member. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year for fall semester; September of each year for spring semester.

839 MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: Michigan Accountancy Foundation
5480 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5068
Troy, MI 48007-5068
Tel: (248)267-3700; 888-877-4CPE
Fax: (248)267-3737
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.michcpa.org/maf/scholarships.asp

To provide financial assistance to students at Michigan colleges and universities who are working on a degree in accounting.

Title of Award: Michigan Accountancy Foundation Fifth/Graduate Year Student Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Master's Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 15 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $4,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for the fifth or graduate year of study, provided that all requirements continue to be met and that funding is available.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens enrolled full time at accredited Michigan colleges and universities with a declared concentration in accounting. Applicants must have completed at least 50% of their school's requirements for junior-year status. They must intend to or have successfully passed the Michigan C.P.A. examination and intend to practice public accounting in the state. Along with their application, they must submit a statement about their educational and career aspirations, including on- and off-campus activities, goals, current professional accomplishments, and a summary of personal and professional activities (including community involvement). Documentation of financial need may also be included. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

840 MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
Attn: Office of Scholarships and Grants
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962
Tel: (517)373-0457; 877-4-GRANTS
Fax: (517)335-6851
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of Michigan.

Title of Award: Michigan Competitive Scholarship 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; recently, 28,463 students received these scholarships. Funds Available: Awards are restricted to tuition and fees, recently to a maximum of $1,300 per academic year. Duration: 1 year; the award may be renewed until 1 of the following circumstances is reached: 1) 10 years following high school graduation; 2) completion of an undergraduate degree; or 3) receipt of 10 semesters or 15 quarters of undergraduate aid. Renewals are granted only if the student maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher and meets the institution's satisfactory academic progress policy.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Michigan residents who are attending or planning to attend an eligible Michigan college at least half time. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, achieve a qualifying score on the ACT test (recently, the qualifying score was 23 or higher), and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee. Students working on a degree in theology, divinity, or religious education are ineligible. Deadline for Receipt: Priority is given to students who apply by February of each year.

841 MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
Attn: Office of Scholarships and Grants
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962
Tel: (517)373-0457; 877-4-GRANTS
Fax: (517)335-6851
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

To provide financial assistance to students at Michigan public community colleges and universities.

Title of Award: Michigan Educational Opportunity Grants 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, 5,564 of these grants were awarded. Funds Available: The maximum award is $1,000 per academic year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Michigan residents who are enrolled at least half time at a public community college or university in the state. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence is required. Financial need must be demonstrated; if funds are insufficient to meet the needs of all eligible applicants, preference is given to students with the greatest financial need. Additional Information: Information is available at college and university financial aid offices. This program was established in 1986.

842 MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
Attn: Office of Scholarships and Grants
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962
Tel: (517)373-0457; 877-4-GRANTS
Fax: (517)335-6851
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

To provide scholarship/loans for nursing education to residents of Michigan.

Title of Award: Michigan Nursing 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: The award is $4,000 per year for full-time students or $2,000 per year for half-time students. This is a scholarship/loan program. Recipients must repay the scholarship if the work requirement or other program provisions are not met. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years as long as the recipients meet their institutions' satisfactory academic progress policy.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students enrolled at least half time in a nursing program at a Michigan public or independent community college, college, or university in a program leading to a licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.) certification, associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.), or bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have been Michigan residents for at least 1 year. They must agree to gain licensure as a nurse and eligible direct care nursing employment in Michigan within 1 year of completing their academic program. Nursing schools that participate in this program may choose to prioritize awards to students with need, students exhibiting high academic performance, students in upper-level course work, or a combination of those or other factors. Additional Information: Information is available at college and university financial aid offices.

843 MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
Attn: Office of Scholarships and Grants
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962
Tel: (517)373-0457; 877-4-GRANTS
Fax: (517)335-6851
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate education to residents of Michigan.

Title of Award: Michigan Tuition Grant Program 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, 28,441 of these grants were awarded. Funds Available: Awards are limited to tuition and fees, recently to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year. Duration: 1 year; the award may be renewed for a total of 10 semesters or 15 quarters of undergraduate aid, 6 semesters or 9 quarters of graduate aid, or 8 semesters or 12 quarters of graduate dental student aid.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Michigan residents who are attending or planning to attend an independent, private, nonprofit degree-granting Michigan college or university at least half time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee. Students working on a degree in theology, divinity, or religious education are ineligible. Deadline for Receipt: Priority is given to students who apply by mid-July of each year.

844 MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Bureau of Student Financial Assistance
Attn: Office of Scholarships and Grants
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962
Tel: (517)373-0457; 877-4-GRANTS
Fax: (517)335-6851
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Michigan.

Title of Award: Michigan Tuition Incentive 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: Phase I provides payment of tuition and mandatory fees. Phase II pays tuition and mandatory fees up to $500 per semester to a lifetime maximum of $2,000. Duration: Students may participate in Phase I for up to 80 semester credits. Course work for Phase II must be completed within 30 months of completion of Phase I requirements.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Michigan residents who have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36 consecutive month period as identified by the Family Independence Agency (FIA). That financial eligibility can be established as early as sixth grade. Students who meet the financial eligibility guidelines are then eligible for this assistance if they graduate from high school or complete a GED prior to becoming 20 years of age. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens (including those designated as refugee, asylum granted, humanitarian parole, indefinite parole, or Cuban-Haitian entrant). Phase I is for students who enroll in a program leading to an associate degree or certificate. Phase II is for students who enroll at least half time at a Michigan degree-granting college or university in a 4-year program other than theology or divinity. Participants must have earned at least 56 transferable semester credits or an associate degree or certificate in Phase I before admission to Phase II. Additional Information: Information is available at college and university financial aid offices.

845 MICHIGAN ELKS ASSOCIATION

c/o Dale O. Orchard, Chair Charitable Grant Fund Scholarship Commission
2699 Mohawk Lane
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
Tel: (248)652-0116
Fax: (248)650-5749
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mielks.org

To provide financial assistance for college to "special needs" students in Michigan.

Title of Award: Michigan Elks Association Gold Key Scholarship Program 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: 1 woman and 1 man. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to "special needs" students who are Michigan residents. For the purposes of this program, "special needs" students are defined as those who are physically or mentally challenged. Applicants must be high school seniors and planning to attend an accredited college, university, trade school, or vocational school. They must submit a statement on the nature and degree of their "special needs;" the school they have chosen to attend and why; their educational and career goals; how they anticipate financing school; the special equipment, devices, and/or supportive services they require; and their extracurricular activities, interests, and/or hobbies. Other required submissions include high school transcripts, a letter from their parent describing the family financial situation and the student's need for assistance, 3 letters of recommendation, and verification of "special needs" from a doctor. Men and women students are judged separately. Sponsorship by a local Elks lodge is required. Deadline for Receipt: The sponsoring lodge must forward the application to the district commissioner by January of each year.

846 MICHIGAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Attn: Michigan Mortuary Science Foundation
2420 Science Parkway
Okemos, MI 48864
Tel: (517)349-9565
Free: 800-937-6332
Fax: (517)349-9819
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mfda.org

To provide financial assistance to Michigan residents who are interested in preparing for a career in mortuary science.

Title of Award: Michigan Mortuary Science Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipends are $2,500, $1,500, or $750. Funds may be used to pay for tuition, books, supplies, room and board, and other educational expenses. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be either a resident of Michigan or a full-time mortuary science student at Wayne State University (in Detroit, Michigan). They must be attending school on a full-time basis and must submit the following material as part of the application process: a cover letter, an essay (between 1,000 and 2,500 words) on a topic that changes annually, and a letter of recommendation from the mortuary science school the applicant is attending. Selection is based on the essay, the recommendation of the mortuary college, and financial need.

847 MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

1661 Ramblewood Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823-7392
Tel: (517)332-5046
Fax: (517)332-4071
Web Site: http://www.mhsaa.org/services/sahome.html

To provide financial assistance for college to seniors who have participated in athletics at high schools that are members of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

Title of Award: MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 28 each year: 1 for each of the eligible sports (14 for girls and 14 for boys). Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools that are members of the MHSAA. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They must have won a varsity letter in 1 of the following 28 sports in which post-season tournaments are sponsored by MHSAA: baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' bowling, girls' competitive cheer, boys' and girls' cross country, football, boys' and girls' golf, girls' gymnastics, ice hockey, boys' and girls' lacrosse, boys' and girls' soccer, softball, boys' and girls' skiing, boys' and girls' swimming and diving, boys' and girls' tennis, boys' and girls' track and field, girls' volleyball, and wrestling. Along with their application, they must submit 2 essays of 150 words each on how they have benefited from participating in high school sports and how they have benefited from participating in other out-of-classroom activities, and a 500-word essay on the importance of sportsmanship in educational athletics. Selection is based on the essays, involvement in other school-sponsored activities, involvement in activities outside of school, and 2 letters of support. Deadline for Receipt: Students must submit applications to their school by November of each year. Each schools may nominate 1 student in each sport. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.

848 MIDWEST DAIRY ASSOCIATION-IOWA DIVISION

Attn: Industry Relations Manager
101 N.E. Trilein Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021
Tel: (515)964-0696, ext. 14
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.midwestdairy.com

To provide financial assistance for college to family members of dairy farmers in Iowa.

Title of Award: Iowa Division Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 11 each year: 3 at $1,000 and 8 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to producers who fund Midwest Dairy Association, their spouses, and their children. The producer must have an active dairy operation and must reside in Iowa. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student, but there are no restrictions on the length of the program or major. Along with their application, they must submit an essay that includes their career aspirations, special dairy projects or other accomplishments, involvement in the dairy industry and/or participation in their family farm, and any special circumstances related to financial need. Selection is based on that essay (25 points), school leadership activities and events (20 points), other leadership activities and work experience (20 points), academic performance (20 points), and 2 to 3 references (15 points). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

849 MIDWESTERN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Midwest Student Exchange Program
1300 South Second Street, Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1079
Tel: (612)626-8288
Fax: (612)626-8290
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.org/msep/index.htm

To provide a tuition discount to undergraduate and graduate students from selected midwestern states who are attending schools affiliated with the Midwest Student Exchange Program.

Title of Award: Midwest Student Exchange Program 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. Funds Available: Participants in this program pay no more than 150% of the regular resident tuition, plus any required fees, at public colleges and universities in the state where they are enrolled. Students attending designated independent colleges and universities participating in the program receive at least a 10% reduction in their tuition. Savings typically range from $500 to $3,000. Duration: Students receive these benefits as long as they are enrolled in the program to which they were originally admitted and are making satisfactory progress towards a degree.

Eligibility Requirements: The Midwest Student Exchange Program is an interstate initiative established to increase interstate educational opportunities for students in the member states. The Tuition Discount Program includes the 6 participating states of Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota. Residents of these states may enroll in programs in the other participating states, but only at the level at which their home state admits students. All of the enrollment and eligibility decisions for the program are made by the institution. Additional Information: Extension of the tuition privileges to students already enrolled is at the discretion of the institution.

850 MILWAUKEE INDIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE

c/o American Indian Student Services
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Holton G-48
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Tel: (414)229-5880
Fax: (414)229-5930
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.indiansummer.org/Scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to American Indians from Wisconsin.

Title of Award: Indian Summer Recent High School Graduate 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.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wisconsin residents who are American Indians by tribal enrollment or descendancy (having 1 or more ancestors who are tribally enrolled). Applicants must be accepted or in good standing at an institution of higher education. They must submit a 1-page statement describing their educational goals, the reasons they feel they should receive the scholarship, their community service, and any special needs. Preference is given to applicants who have provided service to the Indian community and have not previously received a scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Support for this program is provided by Indian Summer Festivals, Inc.

851 MILWAUKEE INDIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE

c/o American Indian Student Services
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Holton G-48
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Tel: (414)229-5880
Fax: (414)229-5930
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.indiansummer.org/Scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to American Indians from Wisconsin who are attending or planning to attend a vocational/technical school or 4-year college or university.

Title of Award: Lori Piestewa Vocational/Technical or 4-Year Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wisconsin residents who are American Indians by tribal enrollment or descendancy (having 1 or more ancestors who are tribally enrolled). Applicants must be accepted or in good standing at a 4-year college or university or vocational/technical school. They must submit a 1-page statement describing their educational goals, the reasons they feel they should receive the scholarship, their community service, and any special needs. Preference is given to applicants who have provided service to the Indian community and have not previously received a scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Support for this program is provided by Indian Summer Festivals, Inc.

852 PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOR LOW-INCOME WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Attn: Gwendolyn Mink
P.O. Box 1599
Northampton, MA 01061-1599
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ptmfoundation.net

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to low-income women.

Title of Award: Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Education Support Award Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 7 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are at least 18 years of age and are from a low-income family (less than $14,000 annually for a family of 1, rising to $30,000 annually for a family of 4). Applicants must be 1) enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or 2) working on an associate, bachelor's, master's, professional, or doctoral degree. Along with their application, they must submit brief essays on what this award will help them accomplish, the program in which they are or will be enrolled, how they decided on that educational pursuit, their educational goals, their educational experience, and their personal and educational history. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This foundation was established in 2003.

853 MINNESOTA 4-H FOUNDATION

c/o Center for 4-H Youth Development
University of Minnesota Extension
270B McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612)624-2116
Free: 800-444-4238, ext. 731
Fax: (612)624-6905
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fourh.umn.edu/Programs/kern/index.html

To provide financial assistance to 4-H members in Minnesota who are interested in attending a public institution in the state.

Title of Award: Kern Quasi Endowment Scholarship 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 stipend is $1,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to present or former Minnesota 4-H members who are entering their freshman year at a campus of the University of Minnesota or an institution within the Minnesota State Colleges and University System. Selection is based on the applicants' descriptions of their college plans (15 points), 4-H projects (7 points), 4-H awards (7 points), 4-H offices held (7 points), 4-H citizenship and leadership experience (15 points), non-4-H citizenship and leadership experience (15 points), and financial need (60 points). Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

854 MINNESOTA 4-H FOUNDATION

c/o Center for 4-H Youth Development
University of Minnesota Extension
270B McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612)624-2116
Free: 800-444-4238, ext. 731
Fax: (612)624-6905
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fourh.umn.edu/Programs/workforce/index.html

To provide financial assistance to adult 4-H members in Minnesota who are interested in returning to college for training or re-training.

Title of Award: Minnesota 4-H Adult Workforce Re-entry Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: UndergraduateNumber Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to adults 30 years of age and older who have been a Minnesota 4-H member for at least 5 years and/or a 4-H adult volunteer for at least 2 years. Applicants must be interested in a program of training for re-entry into the work force or retraining for job transition. They must submit brief essays on 1) their plans and purpose for reentry into or re-tooling for the work force, and 2) the reasons for their plan to reenter or retool. Selection is based on plans that demonstrate long-term goals and accomplishments (25 points), practical and doable plans and plan of action (25 points), reasons for plan (25 points), and unique opportunities and circumstances (25 points). Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was first awarded in 1997. The recipient may attend any postsecondary institution of higher education. Recipients are expected to provide a written statement of their accomplishments related to the scholarship award.

855 MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF TOWNSHIPS

Attn: Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 267
St. Michael, MN 55376
Tel: (763)497-2330
Free: 800-228-0296
Fax: (763)497-3361
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mntownships.org

To provide financial assistance to college-bound high school juniors in Minnesota.

Title of Award: Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program 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 stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled as juniors at public, private, and parochial high schools and home study programs in Minnesota. Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, or vocational school following graduation from high school. They must submit an essay, from 450 to 500 words, on a topic that changes annually but relates to the township form of government in Minnesota, its place and purpose in local government, and the involvement of citizens in grassroots government. Along with their application and essay, they must submit a current high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

856 MINNESOTA BENEFIT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
6701 Upper Afton Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
Tel: (651)735-9874
Free: 800-360-6117
Fax: (651)739-3260
E-mail: mail[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.minnesotabenefitassociation.com/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to public employees and elected officials in Minnesota and their family members.

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

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and current college students who are Minnesota public employees, elected officials, or members of their families. Applicants must submit an essay, of 300 to 500 words, on a topic that changes annually but relates to matters of interest to public employees in Minnesota. Selection is based on that essay, academic achievement, vocational goals, employment history, community involvement, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

857 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Manager, Minnesota Indian Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Tel: (651)582-8200
Free: 800-657-3927
Web Site: http://education.state.mn.us/html/intro_indian_scholar.htm

To provide financial assistance to Native Americans in Minnesota who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Title of Award: Ethel Curry Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 12 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year for undergraduates or $6,000 per year for graduate students. Duration: Up to 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Indians who are enrolled in a Minnesota-based tribe or community. Applicants must be attending an accredited postsecondary institution in Minnesota as a junior, senior, or graduate student. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on merit. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

858 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Attn: Manager, Minnesota Indian Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Tel: (651)582-8846
Free: 800-657-3927
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://education.state.mn.us/html/intro_indian_scholar.htm

To provide financial assistance to Native Americans in Minnesota who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Title of Award: Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 700 each year. Funds Available: The stipend depends on need, to a maximum of $3,300 per year for undergraduates or $6,600 per year for graduate students. Awards are paid directly to the student's school or college. Duration: 1 year; renewable for an additional 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be at least one-fourth degree Indian ancestry; members of a recognized Indian tribe; at least high school graduates (or approved equivalent); accepted by an accredited college, university, or vocational school in Minnesota; and residents of Minnesota for at least 1 year. Undergraduates must be attending college full time; graduate students may be either full or part time. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher, earn 12 credits per quarter, and send official grade transcripts to the office for review after each quarter or semester. They must attend a school in Minnesota.

859 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Attn: Social Services Program Consultant
444 Lafayette Road, Third Floor South
St. Paul, MN 55155-3832
Tel: (651)296-4471
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us

To provide financial assistance for college to Minnesota residents who have been foster children.

Title of Award: Minnesota Education and Training Vouchers for Former Youth in Care 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, a total of 42 students had received support through this program. Funds Available: Stipends depend on the need of the recipient, to a maximum of $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Minnesota residents who experienced a county approved out-of-home placement after the age of 14, are currently under state guardianship, or were adopted at age 16 or older. Applicants must have been accepted into an accredited postsecondary program that they began or will begin when they are between 18 and 21 years of age. They must attach a copy of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), apply for other sources of financial aid, and submit 2 letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2003 in accordance with the federal Chafee Foster Care Independence Act.

860 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Service Building
20 West 12th Street, Second Floor
St. Paul, MN 55155-2079
Tel: (651)296-2562
Fax: (651)296-3954
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mdva.state.mn.us

To provide financial assistance for college to the dependents of deceased Minnesota veterans.

Title of Award: Minnesota Educational Assistance for War Orphans 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: Students who attend technical and community colleges and state universities are granted free tuition until they have earned a bachelor's or equivalent degree (this does not apply to private institutions or the University of Minnesota). All eligible students may also receive up to $750 in any 1 calendar year to be used for tuition, fees, board, room, books, and supplies at the University of Minnesota, state universities, community colleges, vocational/technical institutions, or any other accredited college of higher learning, nursing school, trade school, or business school within Minnesota. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for this assistance, applicants must have been residents of Minnesota for 2 years prior to application. They must be the children of veterans who were Minnesota residents prior to entry on active duty and who died on active duty or as a result of service-connected injuries or diseases.

861 MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICE

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Tel: (651)642-0567
Free: 800-657-3866
Fax: (651)642-0675
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mheso.state.mn.us

To provide financial assistance for child care to students in Minnesota who are not receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits.

Title of Award: Minnesota Child Care Grant 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. Recently, a total of $1.1 million was provided for this program. Funds Available: The amount of the assistance depends on the income of applicant and spouse, number of day care hours necessary to cover education and work obligations, the student's enrollment status, and number of eligible children in applicant's family. The maximum available is $2,200 per eligible child per academic year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed as long as the recipient remains enrolled on at least a half-time basis in an undergraduate program.

Eligibility Requirements: Minnesota residents who are working on an undergraduate degree or vocational certificate in the state and who have children age 12 and under (14 and under if disabled) may receive this assistance to help pay child care expenses. Recipients must demonstrate financial need but must not be receiving MFIP benefits. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Additional Information: Assistance may cover up to 40 hours per week per eligible child.

862 MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICE

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Tel: (651)642-0567
Free: 800-657-3866
Fax: (651)642-0675
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mheso.state.mn.us

To provide financial assistance for college to survivors of deceased Minnesota public safety officers.

Title of Award: Minnesota Public Safety Officers' Survivor Grant 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, a total of $40,000 was available for this program. Funds Available: Scholarships cover tuition and fees at state-supported institutions or provide an equivalent amount at private colleges and universities. Recently, awards averaged $3,230. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for a maximum of 8 semesters or 12 quarters.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this support are dependent children (under 23 years of age) and surviving spouses of public safety officers killed in the line of duty on or after January 1, 1973. Applicants must be Minnesota residents who are enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at a Minnesota public postsecondary institution or at a private, residential, 2- or 4-year, liberal arts, degree-granting college or university in Minnesota.

863 MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICE

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Tel: (651)642-0567
Free: 800-657-3866
Fax: (651)642-0675
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mheso.state.mn.us

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in Minnesota who demonstrate financial need.

Title of Award: Minnesota State Grant 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; recently, approximately 72,000 undergraduate students received $133.6 million in support through this program. Funds Available: Applicants are required to contribute at least 46% of their cost of attendance (tuition and fees plus allowances for room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous expenses) from savings, earnings, loans, or other assistance from school or private sources. The other 54% is to be contributed by parents (for dependent students) or by independent students, along with a federal Pell Grant and these State Grants. The average State Grant is approximately $1,860; the minimum award is $100 per year and the maximum ranges from $4,802 at a public technical college to $7,662 at a private 4-year college. Duration: Assistance continues until the student has completed a baccalaureate degree or full-time enrollment of 8 semesters or 12 quarters, whichever comes first.

Eligibility Requirements: Minnesota residents who are enrolled for at least 3 credits as undergraduate students at 1 of 128 eligible schools in Minnesota may apply for these grants. They must be 1) an independent student who has resided in Minnesota for purposes other than postsecondary education for at least 12 months; 2) a dependent student whose parent or legal guardian resides in Minnesota; 3) a student who graduated from a Minnesota high school, if the student was a resident of Minnesota during high school; or 4) a student who, after residing in Minnesota for a minimum of 1 year, earned a high school equivalency certificate in Minnesota. Students in default on a student loan or more than 30 days behind for child support owed to a public agency are not eligible. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Students may continue to receive assistance even if they enroll for as few as 3 credits, but their cost of attendance is prorated accordingly.

864 MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICE

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Tel: (651)642-0567
Free: 800-657-3866
Fax: (651)642-0675
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mheso.state.mn.us

To provide loans for college or graduate school to Minnesota residents.

Title of Award: Minnesota Student Educational Loan Fund 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, approximately $107 million was issued in loans through this program. Funds Available: Undergraduates may borrow up to $4,500 per year for the first 2 years and $6,000 per year thereafter, to a maximum of $25,000. Graduate students may borrow up to $9,000 per year, but their total loan from this program, including undergraduate and graduate debt, may not exceed $40,000. Borrowers must pay interest while in school and for up to 3 years after graduating or leaving school; the interest rate, adjusted quarterly, was recently 6.1%. They must then begin repaying the loan principal as well as interest, and complete repayment within 10 years from the termination of study or 15 years from the date of the first loan disbursement. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) Minnesota residents who are enrolled at least half time in a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate program at an eligible school in Minnesota, another state, or a Canadian province that has signed an operating agreement with the Higher Education Services Office; and 2) residents of other states attending an eligible school in Minnesota who are enrolled at least half time in a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree program. Applicants must not be delinquent or in default on any student loan and must have a credit-worthy cosigner. Additional Information: Recently, 151 institutions in Minnesota and 183 in Canada and other states had agreed to participate in this program.

865 MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICE

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Tel: (651)642-0567
Free: 800-657-3866
Fax: (651)642-0675
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mheso.state.mn.us

To provide financial assistance for college to the dependents of Minnesota veterans and military personnel listed as POWs or MIAs.

Title of Award: Minnesota Veterans' Dependents Assistance 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: Students who attend private postsecondary institutions receive up to $250 per year for tuition and fees. Students who attend a Minnesota public postsecondary institution are exempt from tuition charges. Duration: Assistance continues until the student completes a bachelor's degree or receives a certificate of completion.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this assistance are 1) spouses of a prisoner of war or person missing in action, or 2) children born before or during the period of time the parent served as a POW or was declared MIA, or 3) children legally adopted or in the legal custody of a parent prior to and during the time the parent served as a POW or was declared to be MIA. Veteran parents must have been residents of Minnesota at the time of entry into service or at the time declared to be a POW or MIA, which must have occurred after August 1, 1958.

866 MINNESOTA LYNX

Attn: Community Activities
600 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: (612)673-1600
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wnba.com/lynx/community

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Title of Award: Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx Scholarships 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 stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound seniors at high schools in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT score of 19 or higher, a record of participation in extracurricular activities, and documentation of at least 45 hours of community service during the previous academic year. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association, the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association, and American Family Insurance.

867 MINNESOTA SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS

Attn: Minnesota Land Surveyors Foundation
5301 South Park Drive
Savage, MN 55378
Tel: (952)226-6991
Free: 800-890-LAND
Fax: (952)226-3738
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnsurveyor.com

To provide financial assistance to Minnesota residents interested in studying surveying at educational institutions in the state.

Title of Award: Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Cartography/Surveying Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Minnesota who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, full time in 1) an associate or baccalaureate college degree program; 2) a vocational or technical school program that has signed an articulation agreement with St. Cloud State University; or 3) a vocational or technical school program that has been approved by the sponsor's education committee. The school must be located in Minnesota and must offer a surveying and mapping program that has been approved by the education committee. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation, high school and (if applicable) college transcripts, evidence of financial need, and a 2-page essay on their interest in surveying and mapping as a career choice. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1983.

868 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

1265 North Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-3099
Tel: (651)288-4417
Fax: (651)642-2440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnstatefair.org

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of rural areas of Minnesota who participate in the state fair.

Title of Award: Ben C. Hallberg Rural Youth Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 20 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Minnesota who will have graduated from high school by the current summer and are attending or planning to attend a postsecondary school. Applicants must reside in a rural area of the state, but there are no restrictions on course of study or choice of school. They must have a record of participation in the Minnesota State Fair, including the current year's fair. Selection is based on academic achievement (20%), leadership (20%), community service (20%), involvement at Minnesota State Fairs (20%), and a statement of future goals (20%). Deadline for Receipt: August of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1994.

869 MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE

2100 Freeway Boulevard
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-1735
Tel: (763)560-2262
Web Site: http://www.mshsl.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Minnesota who excel in the Triple "A" activities: academics, arts, and athletics.

Title of Award: Minnesota State High School League Triple "A" Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year: a female and a male from each of the 2 classes of schools. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound seniors graduating from high schools in Minnesota. Each school may nominate 2 students, a female and a male. Selection of state winners is based on academic performance; involvement in athletic programs sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (badminton, baseball, basketball, cross country running, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, synchronized swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling, and adapted soccer, bowling, floor hockey, and softball); involvement in League-sponsored fine arts activities (state, section, sub-section, school, or community-sponsored activities in instrumental or vocal music, drama, debate, or speech); and involvement in other school and community activities. Nominees must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in compliance with the League's Student Code of Conduct. Students from Class A and Class AA schools are judged separately, as are females and males. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

870 MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Attn: Scholarship
108 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103-1820
Tel: (651)224-1518
Fax: (651)224-9753
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msusa.net/nellie_stjo.html

To provide financial assistance to racial minority union members and their families who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree at a Minnesota state college or university.

Title of Award: Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. If multiple awards are made, at least 1 recipient must be female. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years for student working on a bachelor's degree, 1 additional year for students working on a master's degree, or 1 additional year for students in a community or technical college program.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students in 2-year, undergraduate, and graduate programs at a Minnesota state university, community college, or consolidated campus. Applicants must be a minority (Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander) union member or the child, grandchild, or spouse of a minority union member. They must submit a 2-page statement about their background, educational goals, career goals, and other activities that may impact the cause of human or civil rights. Awards may be reserved for women. Preference is given to Minnesota residents. A personal or telephone interview may be required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

871 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Attn: FastBreak Foundation
600 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1416
Tel: (612)673-1200
Web Site: http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/community/education.html

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Title of Award: Timberwolves and Lynx/American Family Insurance Scholarships 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 stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota who plan to attend a college or university in the following fall. Applicants must 1) have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; 2) have an ACT of 19 or higher or an equivalent SAT score; 3) participate in extracurricular activities; and 4) complete 45 hours of community service, outside of school, during the course of a school year. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 500 words or less that describes who they are, how they view themselves, and any other information they want the selection committee to consider. Financial need is not required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is jointly sponsored by the FastBreak Foundation of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx (professional basketball teams) and American Family Insurance.

872 MINNESOTA WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION

Attn: MWGA Charitable Foundation
6550 York Avenue South, Suite 211
Edina, MN 55435-2333
Tel: (952)345-3961
Fax: (952)927-9642
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mwga-online.org

To provide financial assistance for college to female high school seniors in Minnesota who are interested in golf.

Title of Award: Minnesota Women's Golf Association 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: Varies each year; recently, 3 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are graduating seniors at high schools in Minnesota planning to attend a 4-year college or university. Applicants must have an interest or involvement in the sport of golf, although skill or excellence in the game is not considered in the selection process. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

873 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/hostesscommittee.asp

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to women who served as volunteer hostesses for the Miss America Pageant.

Title of Award: Miss America Hostess Committee Scholarships 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. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who have fulfilled the necessary time commitment to be considered an "Active Hostess" or "Active VIH Hostess" for the Miss America Pageant. Applicants must be interested in furthering their education on an undergraduate or graduate level, certification program, or with courses leading to improvement of career skills. Selection is based on career goals, course selection, and anticipated expenses. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1990.

874 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/missstate.asp

To recognize and reward, with college scholarships, women who participate in the Miss America Pageant at the state level and demonstrate academic excellence.

Title of Award: Miss State Scholar Awards Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 52 each year: 1 for each of the states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to women who compete at the state level of the Miss America Pageant. Selection is based on academic excellence, based on grades, course content, and academic standing of the institution. Deadline for Receipt: Varies, depending upon the date of local pageants leading to the state finals. Additional Information: This program, established in 1998, is administered by Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082, (507) 931-1682, (800) 537-4180, Fax: (507) 931-9168, E-mail: [email protected]

875 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/nationalcommunity.asp

To recognize and reward, with college scholarships, women who participate in the Miss America Pageant at the state level and demonstrate outstanding community service.

Title of Award: National Community Service 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 $5,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to women who compete at the state level of the Miss America Pageant but do not win their state title. Selection is based on excellence of community service. Deadline for Receipt: Varies, depending upon the date of local pageants leading to the state finals. Additional Information: This program was established in 1994.

876 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/statecommunity.asp

To recognize and reward, with college scholarships, women who participate in the Miss America Pageant at the state level and demonstrate outstanding community service.

Title of Award: State Community Service Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 52 each year: 1 for each of the states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to women who compete at the state level of the Miss America Pageant. Applicants must demonstrate that they have fulfilled a legitimate need in their community through the creation, development, and/or participation in a community service project. Selection is based on excellence of community service. Deadline for Receipt: Varies, depending upon the date of local pageants leading to the state finals. Additional Information: This program, established in 1998, is administered by Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082, (507) 931-1682, (800) 537-4180, Fax: (507) 931-9168, E-mail: [email protected]

877 MISS CHEERLEADER OF AMERICA

Attn: Program Director
P.O. Box 667
Taylor, MI 48180
Tel: (734)946-1200
Fax: (734)946-1204
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.misscheerleaderofamerica.com

To recognize and reward, with college scholarships, women who are high school cheerleaders.

Title of Award: Miss Cheerleader of America 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; normally, 3 prizes are awarded in each state in which a pageant is held. Funds Available: Prizes are generally scholarships of $1,000 for first place, $750 for second, and $500 for third. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to female high school cheerleaders in grades 9 through 12. Girls who are interested apply to participate in a pageant in their home state. Based on their applications, finalists are invited to their state pageant where they participate in an evening gown demonstration and an interview. The program is not a beauty, bathing suit, cheer skill, or talent competition. Judges attempt to select "the all-American girl, who normally would not even think about being in a pageant."

878 MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

1370 Avenue of the Americas, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212)373-4999
Fax: (212)315-5378
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missteenusa.com

To recognize and reward beautiful and talented women between 15 and 19 years of age in the United States.

Title of Award: Miss Teen USA Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 national winner each year. Funds Available: Miss Teen USA receives cash and prizes worth more than $150,000. Recently, that included a $45,000 scholarship to the School for Film and Television, a Preciosa trophy worth $3,500, a crystal chandelier from Preciosa worth $5,000, a $2,500 pre-paid VISA BUXX card, a $2,000 cash prize and complimentary UV-Free Tanning for the year of her reign from Mystic Tan, a pearl tiara worth $12,000 from Mikimoto, a fashion footwear wardrobe from Nina Footwear, a swimwear wardrobe from Pink Sands Swim, a 5-day/4 night trip for 2 anywhere American Airlines flies in the continental United States or Caribbean, a pajama wardrobe by Jamatex worth $500, a 1-year salary, a luxury apartment while in New York City, a personal appearance wardrobe, a modeling portfolio, and other services and training. Other prizes included $3,000 for first runner-up, $2,000 for second runner-up, $1,000 for third and fourth runners-up, and $500 for semifinalists. In addition, the delegate selected by the television audience as Miss Photogenic and the delegate selected by her peers as Miss Congeniality each received $1,000 cash prizes and a commemorative Preciosa crystal trophy worth $3,500. Duration: The national pageant is held annually, usually at the end of the summer.

Eligibility Requirements: Some cities and all states have preliminary pageants. The winner of the city pageant goes on to compete in the state pageant for her home city. A delegate may also enter a state pageant without having won a city title. One delegate from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia is selected to compete in the pageant. Participants must be between 15 and 19 years of age. They must never have been married or pregnant. Selection is based on beauty, intelligence, and ability to handle an interview. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: The competition began in 1983.

879 MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

1370 Avenue of the Americas, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212)373-4999
Fax: (212)315-5378
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.missusa.com

To identify and reward the most beautiful women selected in a competition among women from each state.

Title of Award: Miss USA Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate, Other Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: Miss USA receives cash and prizes worth more than $225,000. Recently, that included a scholarship valued $45,000 from The School for Film and Television, a Preciosa trophy worth $3,500, a crystal chandelier from Preciosa worth $5,000, a pearl tiara worth $12,000 from Mikimoto, a fashion footwear wardrobe from Steve Madden, a swimwear wardrobe from Endless Sun Apparel, a 5-day/4 night trip for 2 anywhere American Airlines flies in the continental United States or Caribbean, a 1-year salary, a luxury apartment while in New York City, a personal appearance wardrobe from Tadashi Fashions, a modeling portfolio, and other services and training. Other prizes included $3,000 for first runner-up, $2,000 for second runner-up, $1,000 for third and fourth runners-up, and $500 for semifinalists. In addition, the delegate selected by the television audience as Miss Photogenic and the delegate selected by her peers as Miss Congeniality each received $1,000 cash prizes and a commemorative Preciosa crystal trophy worth $3,500. Duration: The national pageant is held annually, in February or March.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women between 18 and 27 years of age who have never been married or pregnant. Entrants are first selected in state competitions, and then 51 women (1 from each state and the District of Columbia) compete in the Miss USA Pageant. Selection of the winner is based on interviews by pageant judges (on successes, talents, goals, and ambitions), a swimsuit competition (with swimsuit styles provided by the pageant), and an evening gown competition (with gowns chosen by the competitors). The Photogenic Award is presented to the delegate voted on and selected by the television audience, and the Congeniality Award is presented to the delegate selected by her sister delegates as the most charismatic and inspirational. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This pageant began in 1952. Miss USA competes for additional prizes in the Miss Universe Pageant.

880 MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST CONVENTION BOARD

Attn: Board of Ministerial Education
515 Mississippi Street
P.O. Box 530
Jackson, MS 39205-0530
Tel: (601)968-3800
Free: 800-748-1651 within MS
Fax: (601)968-3928
Web Site: http://www.mbcb.org/agencies/bme

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate ministerial students attending designated Baptist colleges in Mississippi.

Title of Award: Mississippi Baptist Convention Board Ministerial Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, a total of 239 students were receiving support through this program. Funds Available: Recently, assistance for the full enrollment period averaged $3,820. Duration: The full enrollment period is 26 months.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate ministerial students at Blue Mountain College, Mississippi College, and William Carey College (all affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board). Applicants must have made a public commitment to Southern Baptist ministry through their local church, home, or foreign missions. They must be recommended by their pastors. Additional Information: This program includes the following named scholarships (all held in trust by the Mississippi Baptist Foundation): the Therman Bryant Memorial Scholarship, the Carpenter-Gandy Scholarship, the William Clawson Scholarship, the Hardy R. Denham, Jr. Scholarship, the Ernest Pinson Memorial Scholarship, and the William Washburn Scholarship.

881 MISSISSIPPI COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

2501 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39216
Tel: (601)982-1718; 888-346-5622 within MS
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide funding for college to legally blind residents of Mississippi and their children.

Title of Award: James Doyle Case Memorial Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Mississippi who are legally blind or the children of at least 1 legally blind parent. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program and carrying or planning to carry at least 12 academic hours. Selection is based on a transcript from the last school or college attended, college entrance examination score, 2 letters of recommendation, and a 300-word biographical essay on the applicant's educational and employment goals. Membership in the sponsoring organization is not required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Rebecca Floyd, President, 131 Red Fox Lane, Madison, MS 39110, (601) 981-8207.

882 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/mesg.html

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of Mississippi who have exceptional academic records.

Title of Award: Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grants 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 stipend is $2,500 per year, not to exceed tuition and required fees. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 4 additional years or completion of an undergraduate degree, as long as the recipient maintains continuous full-time enrollment and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Mississippi, home-schooled students in the state with less than 12 college hours, and college students who graduated from high school or completed a home school program within the past 3 years and have completed 12 or more college hours. Applicants must have been residents of Mississippi for at least 1 year prior to enrolling in college and have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a score of 29 or higher on the ACT or an equivalent score on the SAT; if they qualified as a semifinalist or finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition or the National Achievement Scholarship Competition, they are not required to have the minimum ACT score. They must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student at an approved college or university in the state. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1995. Further information is available from the student financial aid office at approved colleges and universities.

883 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/help.html

To provide financial assistance for college to residents of Mississippi who demonstrate financial need.

Title of Award: Mississippi Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students 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, depending on the availability of funds; awards are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds Available: Students in this program receive a full waiver of tuition at eligible Mississippi public institutions of higher learning or eligible Mississippi public community/junior colleges. Students attending private institutions receive an award amount equal to the award of a student attending the nearest comparable public institution. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 4 additional years provided the recipient continues to meet all program requirement and maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been residents of Mississippi for at least 2 years and have graduated from high school within the immediate past 2 years. They must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time at a college or university in the state. High school seniors entering their freshman year in college must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and have completed specific high school core curriculum requirements. College freshmen entering their sophomore year must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all college course work previously completed. All applicants must have scored 20 or higher on the ACT and be able to demonstrate financial need with an average family adjusted gross income of $36,500 or less over the prior 2 years (rising by $5,000 for each sibling in the family under 21 years of age). Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

884 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/law.html

To provide financial assistance for college to the spouses and children of disabled or deceased Mississippi law enforcement officers and fire fighters.

Title of Award: Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen Scholarship 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: Students in this program receive full payment of tuition fees, the average cost of campus housing, required fees, and applicable course fees at state-supported colleges and universities in Mississippi. Funds may not be used to pay for books, food, school supplies, materials, dues, or fees for extracurricular activities. Duration: Up to 8 semesters.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children and spouses of full-time law enforcement officers and fire fighters who became permanently and totally disabled or who died in the line of duty and were Mississippi residents at the time of death or injury. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates interested in attending a state-supported postsecondary institution in Mississippi on a full-time basis. Children may be natural, adopted, or stepchildren up to 23 years of age; spouses may be of any age. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time.

885 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/leap.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Mississippi residents who demonstrate significant financial need.

Title of Award: Mississippi Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership 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 of assistance varies. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current legal Mississippi residents who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students at a nonprofit college or university in Mississippi and who demonstrate substantial financial need. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: Each participating college and university establishes its own deadline date for applications. Additional Information: Participating colleges and universities in Mississippi select the recipients of these grants through their regular financial aid award process. Further information is available from the student financial aid office at educational institutions in the state. This program was formerly known as the Mississippi State Student Incentive Grant Program.

886 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/mtag.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Mississippi residents who demonstrate significant financial need.

Title of Award: Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grants 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: Awards depend on the availability of funds and the need of the recipient; the maximum award for a freshman or sophomore is $500 per year; the maximum award for a junior or senior is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 4 additional years or completion of an undergraduate degree, as long as the recipient maintains continuous full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been legal Mississippi residents for at least 1 year and be receiving less than the full federal Pell Grant for college. High school seniors must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and either an ACT score of 15 or higher or an equivalent score on the SAT. Home-schooled students must submit a transcript showing the course work corresponding to that of a high school graduate for grades 9-12 and either an ACT score of 15 or higher or an equivalent SAT score. Students already enrolled in college must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. All applicants must be attending or planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year public or private accredited college or university in Mississippi. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: Further information is available from the student financial aid offices at educational institutions in Mississippi.

887 MISSISSIPPI OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Tel: (601)432-6997
Free: 800-327-2980 within MS
Fax: (601)432-6527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/nissan.html

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Mississippi who plan to attend a public college in the state.

Title of Award: Nissan Mississippi 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: Students in this program receive full payment of tuition and required fees plus an allowance for books. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year for students at 2-year public colleges (followed by up to 3 years of support if the recipient transfers to a 4-year college or university) or up to 4 additional years for students at 4-year public colleges and universities. Renewal requires that the recipient reapplies each year; maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher; displays leadership skills through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities; demonstrates full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress toward completion of a degree; maintains Mississippi residency; and maintains good standing at the college or university.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Mississippi who are graduating seniors at high schools in the state. Applicants must have been accepted for enrollment at a public 2-year or 4-year college or university in the state. They must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher after 7 semesters of high school and at least 20 on the ACT or an equivalent on the SAT. Along with their application, they must submit a 200-word essay on the topic, "How do my plans for the future and my college major support the automotive industry in Mississippi?" Selection is based on the essay (5%); academic achievement (50%); 2 letters of nomination (5%); extracurricular activities, work, leadership, and community involvement (20%); and demonstrated financial need (20%). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by Nissan North America, Inc.

888 MISSISSIPPI SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: MSCPA Awards, Education and Scholarships Committee
Highland Village, Suite 246
P.O. Box 16630
Jackson, MS 39236
Tel: (601)366-3473
Free: 800-772-1099 within MS
Fax: (601)981-6079
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ms-cpa.org

To provide financial assistance to upper-division students majoring in accounting at designated 4-year institutions in Mississippi.

Title of Award: Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Checks are made payable to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Mississippi who have completed or are completing their junior year of college, are majoring in accounting, have completed at least 6 hours of accounting courses above the principles or introductory level, and are attending 1 of the following schools in Mississippi: Alcorn State University, Belhaven College, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, or William Carey College. They must be nominated by their academic institution. Nominees must submit a completed application form, transcripts (GPA of 3.0 or higher both overall and in accounting classes), and a 1-page essay explaining why they plan a career in public accounting. Selection is based on the essay, academic excellence, recommendations, financial need, and campus involvement. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

889 MISSISSIPPI UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION, INC.

Attn: Executive Director
P.O. Box 1986
Jackson, MS 39215-1986
Tel: (601)948-8845
Fax: (601)360-0843
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ms-umf.org/scholarships.php

To provide financial assistance for college or seminary to members of United Methodist churches in Mississippi.

Title of Award: Mississippi United Methodist Foundation Scholarships 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: Varies each year; recently, 44 of these scholarships were awarded, including 28 for college study and 16 for ministerial study. Funds Available: Stipends vary. Recently, more than $45,000 in scholarships was awarded. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of United Methodist churches in Mississippi who are attending or planning to attend a college or seminary. The foundation administers a number of scholarship funds that have been established by particular congregations or individuals within the state. Each fund has different requirements. For further information, contact the foundation. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

890 MISSOURI 4-H FOUNDATION

Attn: Alison Copeland
University of Missouri
209 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: (573)882-8807
Free: 800-642-8041 within MO
Fax: (573)884-4225
E-mail: cope[email protected]
Web Site: http://4h.missouri.edu/go/scholarships

To provide financial assistance for college to 4-H members from selected counties in Missouri.

Title of Award: Cecil and Bina Davis 4-H 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.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active Missouri 4-H members who are high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and planning to attend a public college or university in Missouri. First preference is given to applicants from Henry or Harrison counties. Second preference is given to applicants from contiguous counties. Along with their application, they must submit statements on their 4-H leadership activities, citizenship and community service, personal growth and development as a result of 4-H participation, and career goals. Selection is based on 4-H achievement in leadership, citizenship, community service, and projects (75%); financial need (20%); and work and career goals (5%). Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

891 MISSOURI 4-H FOUNDATION

Attn: Alison Copeland
University of Missouri
209 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: (573)882-8807
Free: 800-642-8041 within MO
Fax: (573)884-4225
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://4h.missouri.edu/go/scholarships

To provide financial assistance for college to 4-H members from Missouri.

Title of Award: Dennis E. Gallup 4-H Memorial Scholarships 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 stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active Missouri 4-H members who are high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, trade school, technical school, or university in Missouri. Along with their application, they must submit statements on their 4-H leadership activities, citizenship and community service, personal growth and development as a result of 4-H participation, and career goals. Selection is based on 4-H achievement in leadership, citizenship, community service, and projects (75%); financial need (20%); and work and career goals (5%). Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

892 MISSOURI BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 338
Carthage, MO 64836-0338
Web Site: http://www.bpwmo.org/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to women in Missouri.

Title of Award: Missouri General BPW 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, 3 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women in Missouri who have been accepted into an accredited program or course of study to upgrade their skills and/or complete education for career advancement. Along with their application, they must submit brief statements on the following: their achievements and/or specific recognitions in their field of endeavor; professional and/or civic affiliations; present and long-range career goals; how they plan to participate in and contribute to their community upon completion of their program of study; why they feel they would make a good recipient; and any special circumstances that may have influenced their ability to continue or complete their education. They must also demonstrate financial need and U.S. citizenship. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Pat Henderson, Scholarship Committee Chair, P.O. Box 296, Hillsboro, MO 63050, (636) 789-2119.

893 MISSOURI BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 338
Carthage, MO 64836-0338
Web Site: http://www.bpwmo.org/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Missouri Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Missouri).

Title of Award: Phyllis Sanders 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; recently, 2 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to BPW Missouri members who have been accepted into an accredited program or course of study to upgrade their skills and/or complete education for career advancement. Along with their application, they must submit brief statements on the following: their achievements and/or specific recognitions in their field of endeavor; professional and/or civic affiliations; present and long-range career goals; how they plan to participate in and contribute to their community upon completion of their program of study; why they feel they would make a good recipient; and any special circumstances that may have influenced their ability to continue or complete their education. They must also demonstrate financial need and U.S. citizenship. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Pat Henderson, Scholarship Committee Chair, P.O. Box 296, Hillsboro, MO 63050, (636) 789-2119.

894 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

Attn: Division of School Improvement
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Tel: (573)751-1394
Fax: (573)751-4261
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dese.state.mo.us/divimprove/aplus/index.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors who graduate from a designated "A+ School" in Missouri and are interested in attending a community college or vocational institute in the state.

Title of Award: Missouri's A Schools Financial Incentive Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College, Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: Since the tuition program began in 1997, more than 33,000 students have qualified for assistance. Funds Available: Recipients are offered state-paid assistance (full tuition and books) to attend any public community college or technical school in the state. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who graduate from a designated "A+ School" in Missouri. Applicants must meet the following requirements: have attended a designated A+ School for 3 consecutive years prior to graduation, have a GPA of at least 2.5, have at least a 95% attendance record, perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol, and be planning to attend a community college or postsecondary vocational/technical school on a full-time basis in Missouri. Additional Information: The A+ Schools program is a school-improvement initiative established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. The program provides incentives for local high schools to reduce the dropout rate, raise academic expectations, provide better career pathways for all students, and work more closely with business and higher education leaders. Currently, 200 Missouri high schools have received A+ School designation.

895 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Financial Assistance
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Tel: (573)526-7958
Free: 800-473-6757
Fax: (573)751-6635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/hsstudentsrossbarnett.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to students in Missouri who are employed while attending school part time.

Title of Award: Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial 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; recently, 239 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The maximum annual award is the least of 1) the actual tuition charged at the school the recipient is attending part time; 2) the amount of tuition charged to a Missouri undergraduate resident enrolled part time in the same class level at the University of Missouri; or 3) the recipient's demonstrated financial need. Duration: 1 semester; may be renewed until the recipient has obtained a baccalaureate degree or has completed 150 semester credit hours, whichever comes first.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who are enrolled at least half time but less than full time at participating Missouri postsecondary institutions. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and must be employed at least 20 hours per week. Students working on a degree or certificate in theology or divinity are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Awards are not available for summer study.

896 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Financial Assistance
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Tel: (573)526-7958
Free: 800-473-6757
Fax: (573)751-6635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/hsstudentscharlesgallagher.shtml

To provide financial assistance to college students in Missouri who demonstrate financial need.

Title of Award: Charles Gallagher Student Financial Assistance 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; recently, 12,704 students received support through this program. Funds Available: The annual award is the lesser of 1) the unmet financial need (after counting any federal Pell Grant the student receives); 2) half of the school's prior year tuition and fees; or 3) $1,500. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who are full-time students working on their first baccalaureate degree at a participating postsecondary school in the state. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students working on a degree or certificate in theology or divinity are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Currently, 84 postsecondary schools in Missouri are approved to participate in this program; applications and further information are available at the financial aid office of those schools.

897 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Financial Assistance
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Tel: (573)526-7958
Free: 800-473-6757
Fax: (573)751-6635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/hsstudentscollegeguaranteeplus.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to full-time students in Missouri who have financial need and who participate in a federal TRIO program or who graduated from a high school GEAR UP program.

Title of Award: Missouri College Guarantee PLUS 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 maximum annual award is based on the tuition cost at the University of Missouri. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who are attending or planning to attend participating Missouri postsecondary institutions as full-time undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher on the ACT or the equivalent on the SAT. They must have financial need and have participated in high school extracurricular activities. This program is limited to students who 1) participate in a federal TRIO program (e.g., Upward Bound), or 2) graduated from a high school GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) activity. Students working on a degree or certificate in theology or divinity are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

898 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Financial Assistance
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Tel: (573)526-7958
Free: 800-473-6757
Fax: (573)751-6635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/hsstudentscollegeguarantee.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to full-time students in Missouri who have financial need.

Title of Award: Missouri College Guarantee 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; recently, 4,006 students received support through this program. Funds Available: The maximum annual award is based on the tuition cost at the University of Missouri. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who are attending or planning to attend participating Missouri postsecondary institutions as full-time undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher or the SAT equivalent. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students working on a degree or certificate in theology or divinity are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1999.

899 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Financial Assistance
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Tel: (573)526-7958
Free: 800-473-6757
Fax: (573)751-6635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/hsstudentsbrightflight.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to outstanding high school seniors in Missouri.

Title of Award: Missouri Higher Education Academic "Bright Flight" Scholarship 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; recently, 8,262 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 4 additional years or until completion of a baccalaureate degree, if the recipient maintains full-time status and satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in Missouri who score in the top 3% of all Missouri students taking the SAT or ACT. Applicants must be planning to attend a participating college or university in Missouri full time. Students working on a degree or certificate in theology or divinity are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: Awards are not available for summer study.

900 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Financial Assistance
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Tel: (573)526-7958
Free: 800-473-6757
Fax: (573)751-6635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/hsstudentspublicservice.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to spouses and children of disabled and deceased Missouri public employees and public safety officers.

Title of Award: Missouri Public Officer or Employee's Child Survivor Grant 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 maximum annual grant is the lesser of 1) the actual tuition charged at the school where the recipient is enrolled, or 2) the amount of tuition charged to a Missouri undergraduate resident enrolled full time in the same class level and in the same academic major as an applicant at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to dependent children and spouses of 1) Missouri Department of Transportation employees who were killed or permanently disabled while engaged in the construction or maintenance of highways, roads, and bridges; and 2) Missouri public safety officers who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Applicants must be Missouri residents enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student at a participating Missouri college or university; children must be younger than 24 years of age. Students working on a degree or certificate in theology or divinity are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Deadline for Receipt: There is no application deadline, but early submission of the completed application is encouraged.

901 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Financial Assistance
3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5717
Tel: (573)526-7958
Free: 800-473-6757
Fax: (573)751-6635
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/hsstudentsvietnamvet.shtml

To provide financial assistance for college to survivors of certain deceased Missouri Vietnam veterans.

Title of Award: Missouri Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant 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 maximum annual grant is the lesser of 1) the actual tuition charged at the school where the recipient is enrolled, or 2) the amount of tuition charged to a Missouri undergraduate resident enrolled full time in the same class level and in the same academic major as an applicant at the Missouri public 4-year regional institutions. Duration: 1 semester; may be renewed until the recipient has obtained a baccalaureate degree or has completed 150 semester credit hours, whichever comes first.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to surviving spouses and children of veterans who served in the military in Vietnam or the war zone in southeast Asia, who were residents of Missouri when first entering military service and at the time of death, whose death was attributed to or caused by exposure to toxic chemicals during the Vietnam conflict, and who served in the Vietnam theater between 1961 and 1972. Applicants must be Missouri residents enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, associate degree, or baccalaureate degree at an approved postsecondary institution in the state. Students working on a degree or certificate in theology or divinity are not eligible. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Additional Information: Awards are not available for summer study.

902 MISSOURI INSURANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Administrator
P.O. Box 1654
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: (573)893-4234
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mief.org/collegeapp.htm

To provide financial assistance to upper-division students from Missouri who are working on a degree in insurance at a college or university in the state.

Title of Award: Missouri Insurance Education Foundation College Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Actuarial science; Insurance and insurance-related fields Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 6 each year: 1 at $2,000 (the C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship) and 5 at $1,500. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,000 or $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to juniors and seniors majoring in insurance or a related area at a Missouri college or university. Applicants must be enrolled full time, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be residents of Missouri. Preference is given to students who can demonstrate financial need. Finalists may be interviewed. The top-ranked applicant receives the C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1991.

903 MISSOURI INSURANCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Administrator
P.O. Box 1654
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Tel: (573)893-4234
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mief.org/collegeapp.htm

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors from Missouri who plan to major in insurance or a related field at a college or university in the state.

Title of Award: Missouri Insurance Education Foundation High School Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Actuarial science; Insurance and insurance-related fields; Risk management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Missouri who plan to attend a college or university in the state. Applicants must be planning to major in insurance, risk management, or actuarial science as a full-time student. Selection is based on academic achievement, participation in school and outside activities and organizations, honors and awards, and work experience; financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1991.

904 MISSOURI SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: LEAP Program
275 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Suite 10
P.O. Box 419042
St. Louis, MO 63141-9042
Tel: (314)997-7966
Free: 800-264-7966 within MO
Fax: (314)997-2592
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mocpa.org/leap/index.html

To provide financial assistance to residents of Missouri who are majoring or planning to major in accounting at colleges and universities in the state.

Title of Award: LEAP Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 20 each year: 10 for high school seniors and 10 for current college students. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Missouri who are high school seniors or college students majoring or planning to major in accounting as a full-time student at a college or university in the state. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on what inspired them to become a C.P.A. Selection is based on the essay, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership potential. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are offered through the sponsor's Lead and Enhance the Accounting Profession (LEAP) program, established in 2001.

905 MISSOURI UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarships
111 South Ninth Street, Suite 230
P.O. Box 1076
Columbia, MO 65205-1076
Tel: (573)875-4168
Free: 800-332-8238
Fax: (573)875-4595
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mumf.org/services/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to members of United Methodist churches in Missouri.

Title of Award: Judge Leah B. McCartney Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to United Methodist residents of Missouri who are high school seniors or current college students. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor indicating that they are full members of the United Methodist Church and is of suitable character to be considered for a scholarship. They must also submit high school or college transcripts, a statement describing their course of study and goals for the future, and a photograph. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

906 MISSOURI VOCATIONAL SPECIAL NEED ASSOCIATION

c/o Shawn Brice
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Career Education and Special Needs
205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Tel: (573)522-1775
Fax: (573)526-4261
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://dese.mo.gov/divcareered/sn_mvsna_scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to vocational/technical students in Missouri who are members of designated special populations.

Title of Award: MVSNA Student Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Missouri vocational/technical students who are members of special populations, defined as individuals who are academically or economically disadvantaged, have limited English proficiency, or are nontraditional, disabled, pregnant teenagers, single/teen parents, or foster children. Applicants must submit brief essays on their professional or career goals; the challenges they have had to overcome to reach their educational goals; how they have received help from their school, teachers, or community; and how the award will help them in pursuing continued education. Selection is based on realism of career goal, financial need, unusual circumstances, and personal references. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Cindy Grizzell, MVSNA Awards Chair, Waynesville Technical Academy, 810 Roosevelt, Waynesville, MO 65583, (573) 774-6106, E-mail: [email protected]

907 THE MITCHELL INSTITUTE

22 Monument Square, Suite 200
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207)773-7700; 888-220-7209
Fax: (207)773-1133
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship/body.html

To provide financial assistance for college to graduating high school seniors in Maine.

Title of Award: Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 160 each year: 1 to a graduating senior from each public high school in Maine, along with 30 additional awards available to students from other backgrounds (gradating from private or parochial schools, home-schooled students, Maine residents attending high school out of state, nontraditional students). Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 2 years or 4 years (depending on whether the recipient attends a 2-year or 4-year institution).

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for these scholarships are high school seniors in Maine who plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the state. Some scholarships are available to students planning to attend college out of state. Nontraditional students and students who earned their high school diplomas through GED or Job Corps programs are eligible. Students who attend high school in Maine but are not legal residents of Maine are not eligible. Selection is based on academic achievement and potential, financial need, and community service. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1994.

908 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA

Attn: Fraternal Scholarship Administrator
1701 First Avenue
P.O. Box 2005
Rock Island, IL 61204-2005
Tel: (309)786-6481
Free: 800-447-9811
Web Site: http://www.modern-woodmen.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of Modern Woodmen of America.

Title of Award: Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal College Scholarship 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: Each year, 3 national scholarships, 36 regional scholarships (6 in each of the sponsoring organization's 6 regions), and 100 additional awards are presented. Funds Available: National scholarships are $16,000 (paid over 4 years). Regional scholarships are $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000, $8,000, or $7,000, also paid in equal installments over 4 years. Additional awards are $500. Duration: National and regional scholarships are for 4 years. The additional awards are 1-time grants.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who have been beneficial members of Modern Woodmen for at least 2 years. Applicants must be in the upper half of their graduating class. They must intend to work on a bachelor's degree on a full-time, continuous basis. Selection of regional and national winners is based on qualities of character and leadership (both in school and extracurricular activities), scholastic records (based on standardized test scores and GPA), and references from teachers and counselors. Additional awards are presented to students selected randomly. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: The scholarships and awards may be used at any accredited 4-year college or university in the United States.

909 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA

Attn: Fraternal Scholarship Administrator
1701 First Avenue
P.O. Box 2005
Rock Island, IL 61204-2005
Tel: (309)786-6481
Free: 800-447-9811
Web Site: http://www.modern-woodmen.org

To provide financial assistance for college to members of Modern Woodmen of America who are older than 25 years of age.

Title of Award: Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Non-traditional Student Award Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 10 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to beneficial members of Modern Woodmen who are older than 25 years of age and have been members for at least 2 years. Applicants must have been accepted at an accredited college, university, or trade or technical school as a full- or part-time undergraduate student. Recipients are selected randomly from qualified applicants.

910 MONTANA FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 4267
Helena, MT 59604-4267
Tel: (406)449-7244
Fax: (406)443-0979
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide financial assistance to Montana residents who are interested in studying mortuary science.

Title of Award: Montana Funeral Directors Association Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Montana residents who are beginning or working on a degree in mortuary science. The sole requirement is that the applicant be willing to return to Montana and work in the funeral service profession. In addition, the following information will strengthen an application (but is not required): a GPA of 3.0 or higher, support of a funeral home that belongs to the sponsoring association, submission of a transcript of mortuary school grades, and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

911 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to athletes attending universities in Montana.

Title of Award: Montana Athletic Fee Waiver 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, to the maximum authorized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, or appropriate affiliated conferences for officially sanctioned or recognized intercollegiate sports. Funds Available: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration, incidental, or out-of-state fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: Athletes selected by the staff of branches of the Montana University System are eligible for these fee waivers.

912 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance to outstanding community college students in Montana planning to transfer to a university in the state.

Title of Award: Montana Community College Honor 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: 1 scholarship is awarded to a member of each community college graduating class. Funds Available: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: The waiver is valid through the completion of the first academic year of enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this benefit are residents of Montana who are graduating from a community college in the state and planning to transfer to a branch of the Montana University System. Their college must verify that they are the highest ranking member of their class desiring to attend a Montana University System unit. Additional Information: The scholarship must be utilized within 9 months after receiving an associate degree from the community college.

913 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to residents of custodial facilities in Montana.

Title of Award: Montana Custodial Student Fee Waiver 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this benefit are residents of Montana who attend the Riverside Correctional Facility at Boulder, the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility at Miles City, or similar facilities or private charitable institutions. Applicants must be recommended by the Department of Corrections or the administration of the private institutions. Financial need is considered.

914 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for college to dependents of veterans and military personnel declared missing in action or prisoners of war in southeast Asia.

Title of Award: Montana Dependents of Prisoners of War Fee Waiver 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waivers as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for this fee waiver, students must be the spouses or children of residents of Montana who, while serving in southeast Asia after January 1, 1961 either in the armed forces or as a civilian, have been declared missing in action or prisoner of war. Financial need is considered.

915 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for college to juniors at high schools in Montana that are participating in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) federal program.

Title of Award: Montana GEAR UP Achievement Grants 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, 77 students received these grants. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school juniors who have been enrolled in the college preparatory curriculum for at least 2 years at a Montana high school that is participating in the GEAR UP program. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of the fourth semester of high school and upon high school graduation. They must enroll in a Montana postsecondary institution within 18 months of high school graduation. Additional Information: For a list of the 23 GEAR UP high schools in the state, contact the Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program.

916 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in Montana.

Title of Award: Montana Honor Scholarships for National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: The waiver is valid through the completion of the first academic year of enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this benefit are residents of Montana who are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Students must enroll at a campus of the Montana University System or community college in the state within 9 months of high school graduation. Additional Information: The scholarship must be utilized within 9 months after high school graduation.

917 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to selected Montana veterans.

Title of Award: Montana Honorably Discharged Veteran Fee Waiver 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. Funds Available: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to honorably-discharged veterans who served with the U.S. armed forces in any war and who are residents of Montana. Only veterans who at some time qualified for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits, but who are no longer eligible, are entitled to this waiver. Veterans who served in the armed forces subsequent to the conflict in Vietnam and are working on their initial undergraduate degree are also eligible if they received an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Lebanon, Grenada, or Panama; or served in a combat theater in the Persian Gulf between August 2, 1990 and April 11, 1991 and received the Southwest Asia Service Medal; or were awarded the Kosovo Campaign Medal. Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, or Vietnam are eligible to work on undergraduate or graduate degrees; other veterans are eligible only to work on their first undergraduate degree. Financial need is considered in the selection process.

918 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-6570
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance to Montana Indian students interested in attending college or graduate school in the state.

Title of Award: Montana Indian Student Fee Waiver Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies; more than $1 million in waivers are approved each year. Funds Available: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate or graduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: Students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress and full-time status (12 or more credits for undergraduates, 9 or more credits for graduate students).

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are Native American students (one-quarter Indian blood or more) who have been residents of Montana for at least 1 year prior to application, have graduated from an accredited high school or federal Indian school, and can demonstrate financial need.

919 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education in Montana to dependents of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist action.

Title of Award: Montana September 11, 2001 Victims Fee Waiver 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration, incidental fees, or out-of-state fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to persons whose spouse, parent, or legal guardian was a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist actions at the New York World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or the Pennsylvania airplane crash. The term "victim" includes a person killed as a direct result of physical injuries suffered on or about September 11 directly related to the terrorist actions and includes rescuers, relief workers, or fire and policy personnel. It does not include any individuals identified by federal law enforcement personnel as likely perpetrators of the terrorist activities. Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to their initial associate or baccalaureate degree at a unit of the Montana University System.

920 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance to Montana residents who are attending college in the state and are working to support themselves.

Title of Award: Montana Tuition Assistance Program Baker Grants 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, a total of $1.5 million was available for this program. Funds Available: The grant is intended to offset any federal Pell Grant dollars the student may have lost due to earned wages. Recently, grants ranged from $100 to $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Montana who are attending units of the Montana University System, community colleges, Indian colleges, or designated private institutions in the state full time. Applicants must be working and have at least $2,575 in earned income during the prior calendar year. (That amount is based on the minimum wage multiplied by 500 hours; if the minimum wage is increased, the amount a student must earn is increased accordingly.) They must be making satisfactory academic progress toward their first undergraduate degree and have an expected family contribution from the results of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) of $6,500 or less. Additional Information: This program is named in honor of Dr. Jeffery D. Baker who served as Commissioner of Higher Education from 1993 to 1996.

921 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to outstanding high school students in Montana.

Title of Award: Montana University System Honor 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System or any community college in the state without payment of tuition or registration fees. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Montana who are graduating from high school and planning to attend a branch of the Montana University System or a community college in the state. Applicants must have been enrolled in an accredited high school for at least 2 of the 3 years prior to graduation, meet the college preparatory requirements, rank in the top quarter of their class, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Additional Information: The scholarship must be utilized within 9 months after high school graduation.

922 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate education to the children of Montana veterans who died in the line of duty or as a result of service-connected disabilities.

Title of Award: Montana War Orphans Fee Waiver 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to children of members of the U.S. armed forces who served on active duty during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict; were legal residents of Montana at the time of entry into service; and were killed in action or died as a result of injury, disease, or other disability while in the service. Applicants must be no older than 25 years of age. Financial need is considered in the selection process.

923 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for college to dependents of deceased fire fighters or peace officers in Montana.

Title of Award: Surviving Dependents of Montana Fire Fighters/Peace Officers Waiver 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this benefit are residents of Montana who are surviving spouses or children of Montana fire fighters or peace officers killed in the course and scope of employment. Financial need is considered. Additional Information: The waiver does not apply if the recipient is eligible for educational benefits from any governmental or private program that provides comparable benefits.

924 MONTANA GUARANTEED STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Tel: (406)444-0638
Free: 800-537-7508
Fax: (406)444-1869
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mgslp.state.mt.us

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate study to dependents of deceased National Guard members in Montana.

Title of Award: Surviving Dependents of Montana National Guard Member Waiver 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: Students eligible for this benefit are entitled to attend any unit of the Montana University System without payment of undergraduate registration or incidental fees. Duration: Undergraduate students are eligible for continued fee waiver as long as they maintain reasonable academic progress as full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this benefit are residents of Montana who are surviving spouses or children of Montana National Guard members killed as a result of injury, disease, or other disability incurred in the line of duty while serving on state active duty. Financial need is considered. Additional Information: The waiver does not apply if the recipient is eligible for educational benefits from any governmental or private program that provides comparable benefits.

925 MONTANA SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: Education Endowment
33 South Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2 B
Helena, MT 59601
Tel: (406)442-7301
Fax: (406)443-7278
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mscpa.org

To provide financial assistance to upper-division and graduate students majoring in accounting or related fields in Montana.

Title of Award: Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Business administration; Finance Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 4 each year: 1 at each of the participating institutions. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible for this support are juniors and graduate students who are majoring in accounting, business, or finance at the following 4-year institutions in Montana: University of Montana, Montana State University, Montana State University at Billings, and Carroll College. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher overall and 3.0 or higher in business courses. Preference is given to student members of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Additional Information: This program includes the Anthony Gerharz Scholarship for a student at Montana State University at Billings and the Scott Brownlee Memorial Scholarship for a student at Carroll College.

926 MOOSE INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Attn: R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program
155 South International Drive
Mooseheart, IL 60539
Tel: (630)966-2200, ext. 6231
Fax: (630)859-6626
Web Site: http://www.mooseintl.org

To provide financial assistance for college to children of members of Moose International.

Title of Award: R. Robert Dale Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 48 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Winners may use the funds for tuition, books, and fees at an accredited college or trade school after graduation from high school. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school juniors whose mother, father, or legal guardian is a member of Moose International. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Recipients are selected in a random drawing from among qualifying applicants. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

927 MORONGO BAND OF MISSION INDIANS

Attn: Tribal Administration
11581 Potrero Road
Banning, CA 92220
Tel: (951)849-4697
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morongonation.org/scholarship.asp

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to California Indians.

Title of Award: Rodney T. Mathews Memorial Scholarship for California Indians Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $10,000 per year. Funds are paid directly to the recipient's school for tuition, housing, textbooks, and required fees. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to California Indians (must provide documentation of Native identity) who have been actively involved in the Native American community. Applicants must submit documentation of financial need, an academic letter of recommendation, and a letter of recommendation from the American Indian community. They must be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher; graduate students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 2-page personal statement on their academic, career, and personal goals; any extenuating circumstances they wish to have considered; how they view their Native American heritage and its importance to them; how they plan to "give back" to Native Americans after graduation; and their on-going active involvement in the Native American community both on and off campus; and 2) a 2-page essay, either on what they feel are the most critical issues facing tribal communities today and how they see themselves working in relationship to those issues, or on where they see Native people in the 21st century in terms of survival, governance, and cultural preservation, and what role they see themselves playing in that future. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are required to complete 60 hours of service with a designated California Indian community agency: California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Indian Health Care Services, National Indian Justice Center, California Indian Legal Services, California Indian Professors Association, California Indian Culture and Awareness Conference, or California Democratic Party Native American Caucus.

928 MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee
525 S.W. Fifth Street, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309-4501
Tel: (515)282-8192
Fax: (515)282-9117
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morrisscholarship.org

To provide financial assistance for college to African American high school seniors in Iowa.

Title of Award: Fred Johnson Youth 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 African American seniors graduating from high schools in Iowa. Applicants must be planning to attend a college or university. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

929 MOUNT OLIVET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Attn: Mount Olivet Foundation
1500 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207-2123
Tel: (703)527-3934
Fax: (703)524-8613
E-mail: [email protected]

To provide educational loans to undergraduate students, particularly Methodists from the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Title of Award: Mount Olivet Foundation Loans Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: A limited number are awarded each year. Funds Available: Loans range up to $1,000. Repayment must begin 6 months after the recipient completes the course of study or leaves school. Interest is charged at the rate of 1% until repayment begins and then 4% on the unpaid balance. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors entering college for the first time. Preference is given to Methodists and to applicants from northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Financial need must be demonstrated. Deadline for Receipt: March, June, September, or December of each year.

930 MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION OF OKLAHOMA

Attn: Higher Education Program
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Tel: (918)756-8700
Free: 800-482-1979, ext. 7688
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov/highed.html

To provide educational grants to aid needy Creek undergraduate students.

Title of Award: Creek Nation Higher Education Undergraduate Grant 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, up to a maximum of $2,000 per year. The exact amount depends upon the financial needs of the recipient. Full-time students may use these funds to pay for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses (including medical and child care). Part-time students (less than 12 credits) may use their funds for tuition, fees, and books, not to exceed the in-state cost at a 2- or 4-year college or university. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for a maximum of 10 semesters of funding as long as the recipient enrolls in at least 15 hours per term and maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Creek students of any degree of Indian blood who are attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must be eligible to receive Pell Grants. They must submit copies of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and tribal enrollment card. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma administers the Higher Education Program. This program expends funds appropriated by Congress for the education of Indian students and administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Recipients who withdraw from school are suspended until they have financed themselves for 1 full semester and passed 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

931 MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION OF OKLAHOMA

Attn: Higher Education Program
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Tel: (918)756-8700
Free: 800-482-1979, ext. 7688
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov/highed.html

To provide financial assistance to enrolled citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation attending an accredited college or university.

Title of Award: Creek Nation Tribal Funds Grant 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 maximum stipend is $500 per semester for full-time students (12 credit hours or more per semester) or $250 per semester for part-time students (less than 12 hours). Support may not exceed $1,000 per year. The award may be used to supplement other financial aid sources. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years (as long as the recipient maintains at least a 2.5 GPA).

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (with no minimum blood quantum required) who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university. Applicants must submit copies of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and tribal enrollment card. Financial need is not required. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Recipients who withdraw from school or earn less than a 1.5 GPA are suspended until they have financed themselves for 1 full semester and passed 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

932 MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION OF OKLAHOMA

Attn: Higher Education Program
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Tel: (918)756-8700
Free: 800-482-1979, ext. 7688
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov/highed.html

To provide financial assistance to enrolled citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who have an excellent academic record and are attending an accredited college or university.

Title of Award: Creek Nation Tribal Incentive Grant 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 maximum award is $1,000 per academic year. Duration: 1 semester; may be renewed for up to 9 additional semesters.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (with no minimum blood quantum required) who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit copies of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and tribal enrollment card. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: Recipients who withdraw from school are suspended until they have financed themselves for 1 full semester and passed 12 credit hours with an acceptable GPA.

933 GUY AND GLORIA MUTO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 60159
Sacramento, CA 95860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ggmuto.org

To provide financial assistance for college to individuals (or their immediate families) who are working in the swimming pool and spa industry.

Title of Award: Guy and Gloria Muto Memorial 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; recently, 6 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: Stipends up to $1,000 are available. Award checks are made out jointly to the recipient and the recipient's school or agency and may only be used for the course of study, not travel, lodging, food, etc. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to applicants engaged in any way in the swimming pool and spa industry (or their immediate family members). Immediate family is defined as husband, wife, or children under the age of 30. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an academic course, certification program, trade or technical course, or other educational program. Along with their application, they must submit a statement on why they want to take this program or course of study and how they think it will help them in their business or professional life. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: No written requests for applications will be accepted. Applications are available only through the web site.

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