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General Financial Aid: V-Z

1558 VERMONT GROCERS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Director of Communications and Events
33 Lafayette Street
Rutland, VT 05701-4167
Tel: (802)775-5460
Free: 800-VGA-8503
Fax: (802)773-2242
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vtgrocers.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors who are either an employee of or the dependent of an employee affiliated with the Vermont Grocers' Association (VGA).

Title of Award: Donna Hogan Award 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 for the first year and $500 for the following years. Duration: 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are either residents of Vermont or affiliated with a member of the VGA. All applicants must meet 1 of more of the following criteria: 1) dependent of a VGA associate or retail member store/company owner; 2) dependent of a VGA associate or retail member store/company employee; or 3) employee of a VGA retail member store/associate member company. The qualifying employee must be employed at least 15 hours per week or 750 hours per year in a VGA associate or retail member store/company and have been employed there for at least 1 year. Selection is based on academic record, extracurricular activities, financial need, and letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This award was established in 2002.

1559 VERMONT GROCERS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Director of Communications and Events
33 Lafayette Street
Rutland, VT 05701-4167
Tel: (802)775-5460
Free: 800-VGA-8503
Fax: (802)773-2242
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vtgrocers.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors who are either an employee of or the dependent of an employee affiliated with the Vermont Grocers' Association (VGA).

Title of Award: Ernest Hurst Memorial Award 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 for the first year and $500 for the following years. Duration: 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are either residents of Vermont or affiliated with a member of the VGA. All applicants must meet 1 of more of the following criteria: 1) dependent of a VGA associate or retail member store/company owner; 2) dependent of a VGA associate or retail member store/company employee; or 3) employee of a VGA retail member store/associate member company. The qualifying employee must be employed at least 15 hours per week or 750 hours per year in a VGA associate or retail member store/company and have been employed there for at least 1 year. Selection is based on academic record, extracurricular activities, financial need, and letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This award was established in 1998.

1560 VERMONT GROCERS' ASSOCIATION

Attn: Director of Communications and Events
33 Lafayette Street
Rutland, VT 05701-4167
Tel: (802)775-5460
Free: 800-VGA-8503
Fax: (802)773-2242
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vtgrocers.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors who are either an employee of or the dependent of an employee affiliated with the Vermont Grocers' Association (VGA).

Title of Award: Vermont Grocers' Association 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, 10 of these scholarships were awarded, including 3 that were based on merit only. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 for the first year and $500 for the second year. Duration: 2 years, provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are either residents of Vermont or affiliated with a member of the VGA. All applicants must meet 1 of more of the following criteria: 1) dependent of a VGA associate or retail member store/company owner; 2) dependent of a VGA associate or retail member store/company employee; or 3) employee of a VGA retail member store/associate member company. The qualifying employee must be employed at least 15 hours per week or 750 hours per year in a VGA associate or retail member store/company and have been employed there for at least 1 year. Selection is based on academic record, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. While most of the scholarships are also based on financial need, some are awarded irrespective of income. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

1561 VERMONT SOCIETY OF CPAS

100 State Street, Suite 500
Montpelier, VT 05602
Tel: (802)229-4939
Fax: (802)223-0360
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vtcpa.org

To provide financial assistance to college students in Vermont who are majoring in accounting.

Title of Award: Howard F. Greene Memorial Scholarship of Vermont 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: Applicants must be full-time accounting majors who are entering their senior year (or its equivalent) at a recognized 4-year college or university in Vermont. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. 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.

1562 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to Vermont residents who are interested in attending a culinary arts program.

Title of Award: Cabot Creamery Culinary Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Culinary arts Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Either 1 at $1,000 or 2 at $500 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is either $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to residents of Vermont who are high school seniors, high school graduates, or currentlyenrolled college students. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an academic, vocational, technical, or advanced training program related to the culinary arts. Selection is based on academic achievement, required essays, a letter of recommendation, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

1563 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance for college to single parent mothers in Vermont.

Title of Award: Sister Elizabeth Candon 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 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women residents of Vermont who are single parents with primary custody of at least 1 child 12 years of age or younger. Applicants must be enrolled at least half time in an accredited undergraduate degree program. Selection is based on financial need, a letter of recommendation, and required essays. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

1564 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

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

Title of Award: Chittenden Bank 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 $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to U.S. citizens who are residents of Vermont and graduating from a high school in the state. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university. Selection is based on letters of recommendation, required essays, academic achievement, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

1565 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Vermont whose parent is a police officer in the state.

Title of Award: Herbert Fullam 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 scholarship is available to high school seniors in Vermont who are planning to enroll in a degree program in a 2-year or 4-year college. Applicants must be the child of a Vermont police officer. Selection is based on required essays and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established by the Vermont Police Association, which is responsible for selecting the recipients.

1566 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Vermont whose parents belong to the Vermont Police Association.

Title of Award: Gene Gaiotti Memorial 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 scholarship is available to high school seniors in Vermont who are planning to enroll in a degree program at a 2-year or 4-year college. Applicants must be the child of a police officer who is a member of the Vermont Police Association. Selection is based on required essays and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program was established by the Vermont Police Association, which is responsible for selecting the recipients.

1567 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to adults in Vermont who are interested in attending college to upgrade their employment skills.

Title of Award: Bette Matkowski 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 $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to adults in Vermont who wish to attend an accredited college or university in order to upgrade their employment skills. Selection is based on financial need and required essays. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year. Additional Information: The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation established this scholarship in 2002 to honor a former board member.

1568 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Vermont who "demonstrate a dedication to the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning community."

Title of Award: Samara Foundation of Vermont 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, 4 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $4.000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship is available to high school seniors in Vermont who plan to pursue further formal education (in any area) and can demonstrate, through personal experiences and/or public commitment, dedication to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning community. The following are required as part of the application process: a completed application form (applicants may adjust marital status, gender, or other designations as appropriate), 2 letters of recommendation, and 2 required essays. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2000 by the Samara Foundation of Vermont. Students are given the option of public or private recognition of receipt of this award

1569 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance for college to needy residents of Vermont.

Title of Award: Vermont Incentive 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: Stipends range from $500 to $9,100 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Vermont who wish to attend college, either within or outside Vermont, as a full-time undergraduate student. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Selection is based on financial need.

1570 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide scholarship/loans to members of the Vermont National Guard.

Title of Award: Vermont National Guard Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 100 each year. Funds Available: Up to $2,500 is available as an interest-free educational loan. Partial or complete cancellation of the loan is provided if the recipient completes and passes the courses and completes 2 years of service in the Vermont National Guard for each full academic award received. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to all members of the Vermont Army National Guard or Vermont Air National Guard who have successfully completed basic training or commissioning. Applicants must have been residents of Vermont for at least 1 year and be interested in attending a college, university, vocational school, or technical school in the state. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 1998, is sponsored by the Vermont National Guard, Green Mountain Armory, Colchester, VT 05446-3004, (802) 338-3348, (800) 4VT-ARNG.

1571 VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Champlain Mill
Attn: Scholarship Programs
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Tel: (802)654-3798; 888-253-4819
Fax: (802)654-3765
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsac.org

To provide financial assistance to needy residents of Vermont who wish to attend college on a part-time basis.

Title of Award: Vermont 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: The amounts of the awards depend on the number of credit hours and the need of the recipient. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Vermont who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate program. Applicants must be taking fewer than 12 credits per semester and not have received a baccalaureate degree. Financial need is considered in the selection process.

1572 VERTICAL FLIGHT FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
217 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2538
Tel: (703)684-6777
Fax: (703)739-9279
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vtol.org/vff.html

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in the area of the Federal City chapter of the American Helicopter Society (AHS).

Title of Award: Daniel L. Peduzzi Memorial 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 $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in the Federal City chapter area, which covers Washington, D.C., Maryland (except zip codes 20600-20699), and Virginia (except zip codes 22000-22499). Applicants must have been accepted as a freshman at an accredited college or university. They must submit a narrative covering their future academic interest, their future career interest, and other reasons why they should be considered for this scholarship. Selection is based only on merit. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1992.

1573 VIRGINIA BAPTIST MISSION BOARD

Attn: Assistant Executive Director
2828 Emerywood Parkway
P.O. Box 8568
Richmond, VA 23226-0568
Tel: (804)915-5000 Free: 800-255-2428 within VA
Fax: (804)672-2051
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vbmb.org/scholarships/default.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of Baptist churches in Virginia who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree in preparation for a ministerial career.

Title of Award: Virginia Baptist Mission Board Ministerial Student Aid Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend depends on the need of the recipient and the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have been members for at least 1 year of a church affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Applicants must be working or planning to work full-time on a bachelor's or A.Div. degree or equivalent. They must intend to complete their education, after graduation, in a designated seminary or graduate school for special ministerial training. Along with their application, they must indicate their dedication to preaching or engaging in other full-time Christian work. Selection is based primarily on financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year for the school year; December of each year for the second semester.

1574 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

270 Franklin Road, S.W., Room 503
Roanoke, VA 24011-2215
Tel: (540)857-7104
Fax: (540)857-7573
Web Site: http://www.vdva.vipnet.org/education_benefits.htm

To provide educational assistance to the children of disabled and other Virginia veterans or service personnel.

Title of Award: Virginia War Orphans Education 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; generally more than 150 each year. Funds Available: Eligible individuals receive free tuition and are exempted from any fees charged by state-supported schools in Virginia. Duration: Entitlement extends to a maximum of 48 months.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements: 1) be between 16 and 25 years of age; 2) be accepted at a state-supported secondary or postsecondary educational institution in Virginia; 3) have at least 1 parent who served in the U.S. armed forces and is permanently and totally disabled due to an injury or disease incurred in a time of war or other period of armed conflict, has died as a result of war or other armed conflict, or is listed as a prisoner of war or missing in action; 4) be the dependent of a parent who was a resident of Virginia at the time of entry into active military service or for at least 5 consecutive years immediately prior to the date of application or death. Additional Information: Individuals entitled to this benefit may use it to pursue any vocational, technical, undergraduate, or graduate program of instruction. Generally, programs listed in the academic catalogs of state-supported institutions are acceptable, provided they have a clearly defined educational objective (such as a certificate, diploma, or degree).

1575 VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE

1642 State Farm Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Tel: (434)977-8475
Fax: (434)977-5943
Web Site: http://www.whsl.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors who have participated in activities of the Virginia High School League (VHSL).

Title of Award: Wachovia Citizenship Award Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 6 each year: a female and a male in each of the 3 VHSL groups. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound seniors graduating from high schools that are members of the VHSL. Applicants must have participated in 1 or more of the following VHSL activities: baseball, basketball, cheer, creative writing, cross country, debate, drama, field hockey, football, forensics, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, leaders conference, magazines, newspapers/newsmagazines, scholastic bowl, soccer, softball, sportsmanship summit/committee, swimming and diving, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), volleyball, wrestling, and yearbook. They must submit an essay (from 500 to 1,000 words) on what they have done that meets a definition of citizenship and how others have benefited. Each school may nominate 1 female and 1 male. Candidates are judged separately in the 3 VHSL groups (A, AA, and AAA). Selection is based on the essay; contributions to family, school, and community; promotion of good citizenship and sportsmanship; and 2 letters of support. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by Wachovia Bank.

1576 VIRGINIA SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Educational Foundation
4309 Cox Road
P.O. Box 4620
Glen Allen, VA 23058-4620
Tel: (804)270-5344
Free: 800-733-8272
Fax: (804)273-1741
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vscpa.com/Students/minority_scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to minority students enrolled in an undergraduate accounting program in Virginia.

Title of Award: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Minority Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting 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). A total of $10,000 is available for this program each year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be minority students (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native American Indians, or Asian Pacific Americans) currently enrolled in a Virginia college or university undergraduate accounting program. They must be U.S. citizens, be majoring in accounting, have completed at least 6 hours of accounting, be currently registered for 3 more credit hours of accounting, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their applications, they must submit a 1-page essay on how they are financing their education, how they plan to use their accounting education, and why they should be awarded this scholarship. Selection is based on the essay (50%), an official undergraduate transcript (15%), a current resume, (25%), and a faculty letter of recommendation (10%). Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

1577 VIRGINIA SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Attn: Educational Foundation
4309 Cox Road
P.O. Box 4620
Glen Allen, VA 23058-4620
Tel: (804)270-5344
Free: 800-733-8272
Fax: (804)273-1741
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vscpa.com/Students/undergraduate_scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in an undergraduate accounting program in Virginia.

Title of Award: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Undergraduate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 9 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). A total of $10,000 is available for this program each year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Virginia college or university undergraduate accounting program. They must be U.S. citizens, be majoring in accounting, have completed at least 6 hours of accounting, be currently registered for 3 more credit hours of accounting, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their applications, they must submit a 1-page essay on how they are financing their education, how they plan to use their accounting education, and why they should be awarded this scholarship. Selection is based on the essay (50%), an official undergraduate transcript (15%), a current resume, (25%), and a faculty letter of recommendation (10%). Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

1578 VIRGINIA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Attn: Virginia Golf Foundation, Inc.
600 Founders Bridge Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23113
Tel: (804)378-2300, ext. 11
Fax: (804)378-8216
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsga.org

To provide financial assistance for college to young Virginians who have an interest in golf.

Title of Award: Virginia Golf Foundation Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Turfgrass management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 35 of these scholarships were awarded: 2 at $5,000 (the Spencer-Wilkinson Award for a woman and the C. Dan Keffer Award for a man), 7 at $3,000, 3 at $2,500, 4 at $2,000 (including the David A. King Merit Award and the VSGA Women's Division Merit Award), 10 at $1,000, and 9 at $500. That included 14 scholarships for 4 years, 16 merit awards for 1 year, and 5 scholarships for turfgrass management students at Virginia Tech. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $5,000. Funds may be used only for tuition, room, and other approved educational expenses. Duration: The program includes 4-year scholarships and 1-year merit awards.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in Virginia who are interested in golf and wish to attend a college or university in the state. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or less on how golf has influenced their life, the role it will play in their future plans, why they are applying for this scholarship, and their career plans following graduation Selection is based on the essay, interest in golf (excellence and ability are not considered), academic achievement, citizenship, character and financial need. Applications must be made on behalf of the candidate by a member club of the Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA). Some scholarships are reserved for students working on degrees in turfgrass management at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The David A. King Merit award is presented to an outstanding applicant. The VSGA Women's Division Merit Award and the Spencer-Wilkinson Award are set aside specifically for women and the C. Dan Keffer Award is set aside specifically for men. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1984. Since then, more than 480 students have received a total of $1,168,600 in scholarships.

1579 WAL-MART FOUNDATION

Scholarship Programs Director
702 S.W. Eighth Street
Bentonville, AR 72716-8071
Tel: (501)277-1905
Free: 800-530-9925
Fax: (501)273-6850
Web Site: http://www.walmartfoundation.org

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors who live in communities served by Wal-Mart stores.

Title of Award: Sam Walton Community Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: More than 6,000 each year: 2 at each participating Wal-Mart store and SAM'S CLUB. Funds Available: The stipend for local winners is $1,000. State winners receive an additional $4,000 for a total award of $5,000. The national winner receives an additional $20,000 for a total award of $25,000. All funds must be used during the recipient's first year in college for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating seniors at high schools designated by each Wal-Mart store and SAM'S CLUB in the community where it operates. Students interested in applying must contact their high school counselor or local Wal-Mart store or SAM'S CLUB; applications are not available from the foundation or the Internet. Wal-Mart associates and their children are not eligible. Selection is based on academic record ACT and/or SAT scores, work experience, community and extracurricular involvement, and financial need. Local winners are automatically entered into a state competition for a chance to win an additional scholarship. State winners are then automatically entered into a national competition for a chance to win an additional scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program has awarded $80 million in scholarships since it was established in 1979. Further information is available from 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]

1580 GEORGE F. WALKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

P.O. Box 58143
Seattle, WA 98168
Tel: (206)244-2300
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gfwscholarship.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of Washington who are working on an undergraduate degree in surveying at a college or university in the Pacific Northwest.

Title of Award: George F. Walker Memorial Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Cartography/Surveying Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 6 of these scholarships were awarded: 2 at $1,500 and 4 at $750. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,500 or $750. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Washington residents who are working full time on an undergraduate degree at a college or university in the Pacific Northwest. The course of study must be preparing the student for a career in the surveying or mapping sciences. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all course work completed to date, 3 letters of recommendation, and a brief statement of their career-related experience and goals. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This fund is managed by a committee with representatives from 3 organizations: the Washington State Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Puget Sound Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and the North Puget Sound chapter of the Land Surveyors' Association of Washington (LSAW).

1581 WASHINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION

1605 N.W. Sammamish Road, Suite 100
Issaquah, WA 98027
Tel: (425)416-2000
Fax: (425)416-2001
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waedfoundation.org/gs/index.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in Washington state who have been in foster, group, or kinship care.

Title of Award: Governor's Scholarship Program for Washington Youth in State-Recognized Foster, Group or Kinship 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. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year and average $4,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years if the recipient continues to demonstrate financial need and satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to dependent youth who have resided for at least 3 academic years in state-recognized foster, group, or kinship care in the state of Washington. Applicants must be high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 of higher and planning to enroll full time at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Washington. Selection is based on academic preparedness; motivation and commitment to play a significant role in an activity, group, organization, or family; willingness to use support services when needed; ability to set educational and career goals and plan the intermediate steps to reach those goals; ability to persist toward goals in the face of obstacles or challenges; and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established by Governor Gary Locke in 2002.

1582 WASHINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION

1605 N.W. Sammamish Road, Suite 100
Issaquah, WA 98027
Tel: (425)416-2000; 877-655-4097
Fax: (425)416-2001
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waedfoundation.org/nela_takeaim/index.htm

To provide financial assistance to students at community and technical colleges in Washington who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution in the state.

Title of Award: Take Aim Transfer 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: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled at community and technical colleges in Washington. Applicants must be planning to complete their associate degree in the year they apply and then transfer to a 4-year college or university in the state to complete their bachelor's degree. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Each college in Washington may nominate 3 to 5 students. Additional Information: This program, established in 2004, is supported by Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA).

1583 WASHINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION

1605 N.W. Sammamish Road, Suite 100
Issaquah, WA 98027
Tel: (425)416-2000
Fax: (425)416-2001
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waedfoundation.org/achievers/index.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to low-income students at high schools in Washington state that serve low-income students.

Title of Award: Washington State Achievers Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 500 each year. Funds Available: Stipends are approximately $5,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently classified as juniors at 16 designated high schools in Washington. The schools were selected because they serve large populations of lowincome students and because they agreed to implement a redesign program that facilitates high academic achievement and increased college enrollment among their students. Students must intend to obtain a 4-year college degree as a full-time student, with at least the first 2 years of attendance at an eligible Washington public or independent college or university. They must also have a family income less than specified amounts, ranging from $31,200 for a family of 2 to $61,900 for a family of 7. Selection is based on the student's academic record; overcoming hardships or unusual circumstances; motivation, tenacity, and initiative; leadership potential; demonstrated concern for others and the community; persistence and potential for success in degree completion; and intellectual curiosity and creative achievement. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships were first awarded in 2001. Support for this program is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Recipients are expected to utilize their senior year in high school to enroll in additional college preparatory classes, consider possible colleges, apply for financial aid, and pursue other scholarships as needed. After high school graduation, they may attend a community or technical college, but only if they enroll in approved programs that will transfer with junior status to a 4-year degree program at an eligible college or university.

1584 WASHINGTON FINANCIAL AID ASSOCIATION

c/o James D. Flowers, Scholarship Committee
University of Washington
105 Schmitz, Box 355880
Seattle, WA 98195-5880
Tel: (206)616-2309
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wfaa.org/ethnicawareness.html

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors or currently-enrolled college students of color in Washington.

Title of Award: Ethnic Awareness Committee 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: Stipends range up to $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to graduating high school seniors or currently-enrolled college students of color who are or will be attending a college or university belonging to the Washington Financial Aid Association. Applicants must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities, have at least a 3.0 GPA, have financial need, and enroll or plan to enroll at least half time at an eligible private or public community college, technical school, college, or university. To apply, they must submit a typed personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, and an official college and/or high school transcript. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

1585 WASHINGTON HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Tel: (360)753-7851; 888-535-0747
Fax: (360)753-7808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/financialaid/wave/waveindex.asp

To provide financial assistance to Washington residents who are attending vocational/technical schools.

Title of Award: Washington Award for Vocational Excellence Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: Up to 147 each year: 3 in each state legislative district. Funds Available: Awards do not exceed the annual undergraduate tuition and fees at public research universities in the state (approximately $3,700 per year). Duration: Up to 6 quarters or 4 semesters, provided the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: High schools, skills centers, and community and technical colleges nominate students who are engaged in vocational or technical training for these awards. Nominees must 1) graduate from high school having completed at least 360 hours in a single, approved vocational program, or 2) be enrolled in a public community or technical college and complete at least 1 year (360 hours) in an approved vocational program. They may be planning to attend a public 2 or 4-year college or university or an accredited private college, university, or a vocational school in Washington. Selection is based on financial need (25 points), leadership (20 points), community service (20 points), vocational plans (30 points), other work experience (15 points), and a student narrative on what vocational education has meant to them (30 points). Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 1984, is jointly administered with the Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 Tenth Avenue, S.W., P.O. Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504-3105, (360) 753-0892, E-mail: [email protected]

1586 WASHINGTON HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Tel: (360)753-7851
Fax: (360)753-7808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/financialaid/wsp/wspindex.asp

To provide financial assistance for education at colleges and universities in Washington to the top 1% of students who graduate from high schools in the state.

Title of Award: Washington Scholars 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 147 each year: 3 in each state legislative district. Funds Available: Awards provide payment of full-time undergraduate resident tuition and fees, or approximately $3,700 per year. Duration: Aid is provided for 12 quarters or 8 semesters of undergraduate study.

Eligibility Requirements: High school principals in Washington may nominate graduating seniors in the top 1% of their class for this program. Students are selected to receive awards based on academic accomplishments, leadership, and community service. Additional Information: Recipients may study at an independent or public college or university in Washington.

1587 WASHINGTON HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Tel: (360)753-7843
Fax: (360)753-7808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/financialaid/other/indian.asp

To provide financial assistance to American Indian undergraduate and graduate students in Washington.

Title of Award: Washington State American Indian Endowed 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 15 new and 10 renewal scholarships are awarded each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from about $1,000 to $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year, may be renewed up to 4 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: American Indian students who are Washington residents are eligible for this program if they have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe and/or community in the state and agree to use their education to benefit other American Indians. They must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled, or intend to enroll, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a Washington state public or independent college, university, or career school; students who are working on a degree in religious, seminarian, or theological academic studies are not eligible. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was created by the Washington legislature in 1990 with a state appropriation to an endowment fund and matching contributions from tribes, individuals, and organizations.

1588 WASHINGTON HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

917 Lakeridge Way
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Tel: (360)753-7851
Fax: (360)753-7808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/financialaid/sng/sngindex.asp

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate study to Washington residents who come from a low-income or disadvantaged family.

Title of Award: Washington State Need 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, more than 49,000 students received about $106 million in benefits from this program. Funds Available: The stipend depends on the type of institution the recipient attends. Recently, it was $1,908 per year at community, technical, and private career colleges; $3,026 at public comprehensive universities (Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, and Western Washington University); $3,798 at public research universities (University of Washington and Washington State University); or $4,032 at independent universities. Duration: 1 academic year; renewal is possible for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Washington whose family income is equal to or less than 55% of the state median (currently defined as $18,000 for a family of 1 ranging to $48,000 for a family of 8) or who are disadvantaged (defined to mean a student who by reasons of adverse cultural, educational, environmental, experiential, or familial circumstance is unlikely to aspire to, or enroll in, higher education). Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll at least half time in an eligible certificate, bachelor's degree, or first associate degree program. They may not be working on a degree in theology. Deadline for Receipt: Varies according to the participating institution; generally in October of each year. Additional Information: Consideration is automatic with the institution's receipt of the student's completed financial aid application. This program began in 1969.

1589 WASHINGTON LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 50194
Bellevue, WA 98015-0194
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wlma.org/Association/scholar.htm

To provide financial assistance to school library media specialists in Washington who are interested in continuing their education.

Title of Award: WLMA Award Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Library and archival sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Washington state residents who are currently working as a school library media specialist and who are interested in taking more college-level or graduate school library media courses. Along with their application, they must submit documentation of financial need and a description of themselves that includes their plans for the future, interest in librarianship, and plans for further education. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Camille Hefty, Scholarship Chair, 2728 Webber Court, Steilacoom, WA 98388-2849, (253) 589-3223, E-mail: [email protected]

1590 WASHINGTON LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 50194
Bellevue, WA 98015-0194
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wlma.org/Association/scholar.htm

To provide financial assistance to college students in Washington who are interested in library media training.

Title of Award: WLMA Student Grant-in-Aid Area, Field, or Subject: Library and archival sciences 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 undergraduates in Washington who are enrolled in a degree program and are interested in library media training. Applicants must be planning to work in a school following graduation. Along with their application, they must submit documentation of financial need and a description of themselves that includes their plans for the future, interest in librarianship, and plans for further education. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Camille Hefty, Scholarship Chair, 2728 Webber Court, Steilacoom, WA 98388-2849, (253) 589-3223, E-mail: [email protected]

1591 WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN SCHOLARS

1220 L Street
Washington, DC 20005-4018
Tel: (202)270-1762
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wmscholars.org/scholarships.html

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

Title of Award: Carl T. Rowan Awards 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: 1 each to students from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African American high school seniors in the Washington, D.C. area (including Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City in Virginia) who are interested in attending a 4-year college or university. Applicants have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They may not apply directly; they must be nominated by their high school. Each public, private, and parochial school in the area may nominate 10 students. Nomination materials must include official transcripts (including class rank, SAT scores, final junior class grades, and first-semester senior class grades), 2 letters of recommendation, and an essay of 200 to 250 words by the student on a topic of his or her choice. Selection is based on merit and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: High schools must submit nominations in early November of each year.Additional Information: This program was established in 2004 as the successor to Project Excellence, founded in 1987 by the columnist Carl T. Rowan. Recipients may use the scholarship at the university or college of their choice.

1592 WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: Scholarship Committee
902 140th Avenue N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98005-3480
Tel: (425)644-4800
Free: 800-272-8273 within WA
Fax: (425)562-8853
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wscpa.org

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in Washington who are majoring in accounting and can demonstrate financial need.

Title of Award: Washington Society of CPAs Need-Based Scholarships for Accounting Majors Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 11 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,500 per year. Funds may be used to pay for tuition only. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to accounting majors in Washington who have completed their sophomore year at an accredited 4-year institution or 2 terms at a 2-year institution. Preference is given to residents of Washington. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have applied for citizenship and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit essays on 1) what sparked their interest in working on a degree in accounting and what excites them about the profession; 2) their career goals; 3) their involvement in an extracurricular activity, organization, or community service experience and how it affected their life; and 4) why they should be awarded a scholarship. Selection is based on the essays, academic achievement, campus and/or community activities, work history, 2 letters of recommendation, probability of success in obtaining a C.P.A. license, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

1593 WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: Scholarship Committee
902 140th Avenue N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98005-3480
Tel: (425)644-4800
Free: 800-272-8273 within WA
Fax: (425)562-8853
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wscpa.org

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in Washington who are majoring in accounting.

Title of Award: Washington Society of CPAs Scholarships for Accounting Majors Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 8 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Funds may be used to pay for tuition only. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to accounting majors in Washington who have completed their sophomore year at an accredited 4-year institution or 2 terms at a 2-year institution. Preference is given to residents of Washington. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have applied for citizenship and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit essays on 1) what sparked their interest in working on a degree in accounting and what excites them about the profession; 2) their career goals; 3) their involvement in an extracurricular activity, organization, or community service experience and how it affected their life; and 4) why they should be awarded a scholarship. Selection is based on the essays, academic achievement, campus and/or community activities, work history, 2 letters of recommendation, and probability of success in obtaining a C.P.A. license. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

1594 WASHINGTON STATE FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

Attn: Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation c/o Virginia Murphy, Scholarship Committee Chair
P.O. Box 631
Chelan, WA 98816-0631
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bpwwa.org

To provide financial assistance to women in Washington who are single parents and interested in continuing their education beyond high school

Title of Award: Single Parent 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, 4 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who have been residents of Washington for 2 or more years and have been accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in the state. Applicants may be of any age, but they must have at least 1 dependent child, under 18 years of age, living at home. They must be able to demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a 300-word essay on their specific short-term goals and how the proposed training will help them accomplish those goals and make a difference in their professional career. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

1595 WASHINGTON STATE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Attn: WSHCC Scholarship Trust Fund
P.O. Box 21925
Seattle, WA 98111-3925
Tel: (206)441-8894
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wshcc.com/ScholarshipFund/index.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to Hispanic residents of Washington.

Title of Award: Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 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, 5 of these scholarships were awarded: 1 at $3,000 and 4 at $2,500. Funds Available: Stipends are $3,000 or $2,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic residents of Washington who are attending or planning to attend a college or university in the state. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens, but they must have a Social Security number or tax identification number. Selection is based on GPA (30%), an essay (30%), and community involvement (40%). Financial need is not considered.

1596 WASHINGTON STATE PTA

Attn: WSPTA Scholarship Foundation
2003 65th Avenue West
Tacoma, WA 98466
Tel: (253)565-2153
Free: 800-562-3804
Fax: (253)565-7753
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wastatepta.org

To provide financial assistance for college to graduates of Washington public high schools.

Title of Award: Washington State PTA 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, 37 of these scholarships were awarded: 30 at $2,000 to 4-year college students and 7 at $1,000 to community college and vocational/technical school students. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,000 at 4-year colleges or universities or $1,000 at community colleges, vocational/technical schools, or other accredited institutions. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduates of public high schools in Washington State who are entering postsecondary institutions; applicants may be current graduating seniors or graduates from prior years entering their freshman year. Selection is based primarily on financial need; academic criteria are not considered as long as the candidates are able to meet the admission requirements of the school they wish to attend. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available directly from the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation, 704 228th Avenue N.E., Number 471, Sammamish, WA 98074.

1597 WASIE FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Officer
4999 France Avenue South, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55410-1711
Tel: (612)455-6880
Fax: (612)455-6888

To provide financial assistance to undergraduates and others who are attending selected academic institutions in Minnesota.

Title of Award: Wasie Foundation Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate, Doctorate Number Awarded: Generally, 9 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who have been accepted as full-time students at 1 of the participating schools in Minnesota: College of St. Benedict, College of St. Catherine, College of St. Scholastica, Dunwoody College of Technology, Hamline University, Mayo Medical School, St. John's University, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, and William Mitchell College of Law. A personal statement, academic transcripts, and a photograph must be submitted with the complete application. Preference is given to individuals of Polish ancestry who are members of the Christian faith. Preference is also given to individuals from north and northeast Minneapolis and surrounding communities. Selection is based on financial need, academic ability, education and career goals, leadership qualities, and involvement in volunteer and extracurricular activities. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program started in the 1960s. The Wasie Scholarship is very competitive. In the past, only 20% of the applicants have received scholarships. Recipients must attend school on a full-time basis.

1598 WATTS CHARITY ASSOCIATION, INC.

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

To provide financial assistance to upper-division African Americans interested in preparing for a career as a minister.

Title of Award: Frank Watts Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

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

1599 WELLS FARGO EDUCATION FINANCIAL SERVICES

301 East 58th Street North
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
800-658-3567
Fax: 800-456-0561
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors who enroll in the CollegeSTEPS program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.

Title of Award: CollegeSTEPS Program Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 100 each year. Funds Available: Each prize is a $1,000 tuition scholarship. Funds are paid jointly to the winner and the U.S. institution of higher learning. Duration: Scholarships are for 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of the United States (except New York and Florida) who are seniors in high school. Applicants must be actively enrolled in the CollegeSTEPS program. They must have access to the Internet and an active E-mail account. Selection is based on random drawings, held monthly from October through May in 6 regions of the country. Deadline for Receipt: Entries may be submitted any month between October and May of each year.

1600 PROFESSOR CHEN WEN-CHEN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 6223
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tel: (609)936-1352
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cwcmf.org

To provide financial assistance to students at North American colleges and universities who have been involved in the Taiwanese community and are physically challenged or have physically challenged or single parents.

Title of Award: Dr. Ho Da-Fu 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. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have participated in Taiwanese social-political movements or have made significant contributions to the Taiwanese community in North America. Applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university in North America. They must 1) be physically challenged, 2) have physicallychallenged parents, or 3) have single parents. Selection is based on academic achievement. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Dr. Long R. Mark Kao, 3 Worchester Lane, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.

1601 PROFESSOR CHEN WEN-CHEN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 6223
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tel: (609)936-1352
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cwcmf.org

To provide financial assistance to students at North American colleges and universities who have been involved in the Taiwanese community.

Title of Award: Professor Chen Wen-Chen 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 $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who have participated in Taiwanese social-political movements or have made significant contributions to the Taiwanese community in North America. Applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university in North America. Selection is based on academic achievement. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Dr. Long R. Mark Kao, 3 Worchester Lane, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.

1602 WEST VIRGINIA FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

815 Quarrier Street, Suite 215
Charleston, WV 25301-2641
Tel: (304)345-4711
Fax: (304)346-6416
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wvfda.org

To provide financial assistance to residents of West Virginia who are currently enrolled in a mortuary school.

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

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled in a mortuary school who have been residents of West Virginia for at least 2 years. Applicants must have completed at least 1 semester or quarter of their mortuary science program, have earned at least a 2.5 GPA in the program, have met state licensing requirements, and be able to demonstrate financial need.

1603 WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Financial Aid and Outreach Services
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2827
Tel: (304)558-4614; 888-825-5707
Fax: (304)558-4622
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/students/heaps.html

To provide financial assistance to West Virginia residents who are working on a college degree or certificate in the state on a part-time basis.

Title of Award: West Virginia Higher Education Adult Part-Time 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; recently, more than 3,000 students received more than $3 million in aid through this program. Funds Available: For students enrolled at a public college or university, the stipend is based on the actual per credit tuition and fees. For students at other eligible institutions, the award is based on the average per credit tuition and fees charged by all of the public undergraduate institutions of higher education during the previous year. The maximum award recently was $2,770 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed until the program of study is completed, up to a maximum of 9 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to West Virginia residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a certificate, associate, or bachelor's degree program on a part-time basis at an eligible West Virginia institution, including a community college, a technical college, an adult technical preparatory education or training program, a state college or university, an independent college or university, or an approved distance education program (including web-based courses). Students who are financially dependent upon parents or a spouse may qualify if they demonstrate financial need and are otherwise eligible. Traditional college age students are also eligible. Applicants must be eligible to participate in the federal Pell Grant program, demonstrate financial need, not be in default on a higher education loan, and demonstrate that they have applied for or accepted other student financial assistance in compliance with federal financial aid rules. Deadline for Receipt: Applications may be submitted at any time. Additional Information: This program was established in 1999.

1604 WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Financial Aid and Outreach Services
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2827
Tel: (304)558-4614; 888-825-5707
Fax: (304)558-4622
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu/students/wvgrant.html

To provide financial assistance to West Virginia residents who wish to attend an approved institution of higher education in West Virginia or Pennsylvania.

Title of Award: West Virginia Higher Education 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 11,000 students received assistance worth $20.7 million. Funds Available: Awards are limited to payment of tuition and fees, from $350 to $2,718 per year. Funds are sent directly to the institution. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who have been residents of West Virginia for at least 1 year prior to applying. Applicants must plan to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at an approved college or university in West Virginia or Pennsylvania. Selection is based on financial need and academic performance. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

1605 WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION

Attn: PROMISE Scholarship Program
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2827
Tel: (304)558-4417; 877-WV-PROMISE
Fax: (304)558-3264
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.promisescholarships.org

To provide financial assistance for college to high school seniors in West Virginia who have complied with core academic requirements.

Title of Award: West Virginia PROMISE 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, a total of $17 million was appropriated for this program. A total of 4,300 students were eligible for these scholarships, of whom 1,200 were eligible for supplemental grant funding. Funds Available: Students who attend a West Virginia state college or university receive a full tuition scholarship. Students who attend a West Virginia private college receive an equivalent dollar scholarship, recently for $2,800. Grant recipients receive funding for other education expenses. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year in an associate degree program, for 3 additional years in a baccalaureate degree program, or for 4 additional years in an approved 5-year undergraduate degree program. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher during the first year of college and at least 3.0 cumulatively in successive years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in West Virginia who have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher in core courses (4 credits of English/language arts, 3 credits of mathematics, 3 credits of social sciences, and 3 credits of natural sciences) and overall. All applicants (including those who earn a GED or who are home-schooled) must attain a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT or an equivalent score on the SAT test. High school graduates must apply for this program within 2 years of high school graduation if they still qualify as an entering college freshman. GED recipients must have earned the GED within 2 years of the date their high school class would normally have graduated and must apply for this program within 2 years after attaining the GED; they must have earned a score of 250 or higher on the GED examination. Home-schooled students must have attained a score of 250 or higher on the GED examination and must have earned the GED within 1 year of the time of completion of instruction, but not after 20 years of age. All applicants must have lived in West Virginia for at least 12 months immediately preceding application for this program. Half of the credits required for high school graduation must have been completed in a public or private high school in West Virginia. Home-schooled students must have been provided instruction in West Virginia for 2 years immediately preceding application. Selection is based on merit; financial need is not considered. Additional funding, in the form of grants, is available to scholars whose family EFC is $4,000 or less. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program was approved by the West Virginia legislature in 1999. The first scholarships were awarded to the high school class of 2002. PROMISE stands for Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-state Student Excellence.

1606 WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION

510 Maine
P.O. Box 410
Quincy, IL 62306-0410
Tel: (217)223-9721
Free: 800-223-4WCU
Fax: (217)223-9726
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westerncatholicunion.org/benefits.htm

To provide financial assistance to members of Western Catholic Union (WCU) who are preparing for a religious vocation.

Title of Award: Gerald A. Wiewel Vocation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to WCU members who are enrolled in a seminary or convent to prepare for a religious vocation. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on why they are qualified to receive this grant, including a statement of their future goals and aspirations. Selection is based on that essay, academic achievement, religious activities, community involvement, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Western Catholic Union was established in 1877 as a fraternal benefit society.

1607 WESTERN FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS

P.O. Box 2722
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Tel: (707)578-1130
Fax: (707)578-4406
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wfps.org/files/scholarsh.html

To provide financial assistance to upper-division students majoring in surveying at colleges and universities in 13 designated western states.

Title of Award: Western Federation of Professional Surveyors Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Cartography/Surveying Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: At least 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,200. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students attending accredited private and public colleges that 1) offer a program leading to a 4-year bachelor's degree with a land surveying major, and 2) that are in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of study. Community college students must be planning to transfer to an eligible 4-year school. Candidates must submit a 1-page essay on their educational goals, career goals, and why their qualifications justify their receiving this scholarship. Selection is based on the quality and neatness of the essay, academic achievement, professional qualifications, college activities, community activities, work experience, and letters of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Paul A. Reid, Scholarship Committee, 1533 Pinion Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001, E-mail: [email protected]

1608 WESTERN FRATERNAL LIFE ASSOCIATION

1900 First Avenue, N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5372
Tel: (319)363-2653; 877-WFLAINS
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wflains.com/scholarship.asp

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Western Fraternal Life Association (WFLA).

Title of Award: WFLA National Scholarships 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 maximum stipend is $1,000. Funds, which must be used for tuition and books, are paid directly to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply (but they are eligible to win only twice).

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been WFLA members in good standing for at least 2 years prior to the application deadline. They must have been accepted as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational/technical institute (a copy of the acceptance letter must be submitted). Selection is based on academic ability (as demonstrated by test scores and transcripts), community involvement, and extracurricular activities. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

1609 WESTERN INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Attn: Student Exchange Programs
3035 Center Green Drive
P.O. Box 9752
Boulder, CO 80301-9752
Tel: (303)541-0214
Fax: (303)541-0291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wiche.edu/sep/wue

To underwrite some of the cost of out-of-state undergraduate schooling for students in selected Western states.

Title of Award: Western Undergraduate Exchange 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, more than 20,000 students (approximately 3,400 at 2-year colleges and 16,600 at 4 year universities) were enrolled at 127 campuses in the 15 states. Funds Available: Participants in this program attend out-of-state institutions but pay only 150% of resident tuition instead of the regular full nonresident tuition. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of states that participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. To be eligible, students should be resident in 1 of these states for at least 1 year before applying and be interested in enrolling in a participating 2-year or 4-year college or university in 1 of the other states. The financial status of the applicants is not considered. Interested students apply for admission and for WUE assistance directly from the institution of their choice. Deadline for Receipt: Deadline dates vary; check with the institution you wish to attend. Additional Information: Some limitations apply. For instance, students from California are eligible for selected programs only in Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming; only 1 institution in California (the California Maritime Academy) participates in the program; residents of Hawaii may enroll as WUE students in 4-year programs only. Information on additional restrictions is available from the program office or the admissions office of participating institutions.

1610 WHITE EARTH TRIBAL COUNCIL

Attn: Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 418
White Earth, MN 56591
Tel: (218)983-3285, ext. 1227
Free: 800-950-3248
Fax: (218)983-4229
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.whiteearth.com/education.htm

To provide financial assistance to Minnesota Chippewa Tribe high school graduates who are interested in postsecondary education.

Title of Award: White Earth 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: Up to $3,000 per year, depending on need. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be at least one-quarter Indian ancestry, residents of Minnesota for at least 1 year, high school graduates or the equivalent, and enrolled members of the White Earth Tribal Council of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe or eligible for enrollment. Financial need is required. Deadline for Receipt: For vocational school students, at least 8 weeks before school starts; for college or university students, June of each year. Additional Information: Applicants for this program must also apply for financial aid administered by their institution and any other aid for which they may be eligible (e.g., work-study, Social Security, veteran's benefits). Recipients may attend a college, university, or vocational school.

1611 WICHITA AND AFFILIATED TRIBES

Attn: Higher Education
P.O. Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005
Tel: (405)247-2425
Fax: (405)247-2430
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wichita.nsn.us/he.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to Wichita tribal members.

Title of Award: Wichita Higher Education Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends depend on the need of the recipient. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed as long as the recipient remains enrolled full time with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wichita tribal members who have been accepted to a college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must submit high school and/or college transcripts, tribal identification, and a letter of intent. Preference is given to students who are eligible for federal Pell grants.

1612 JOHN G. WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Attn: Marci DesForges
3425 Simpson Ferry Road
P.O. Box 1229
Camp Hill, PA 17001-1229
Tel: (717)763-1333
Fax: (717)763-1336
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jgwfoundation.org

To provide financial assistance in the form of grants or loans to residents of Pennsylvania interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Title of Award: John G. Williams Scholarship Foundation Assistance 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: Funding depends on the need of the recipient and may be in the form of an outright grant, a loan, or a combination of both. Loans must be repaid in 120 equal monthly payments at an interest rate of 3 percentage points below the prime rate of the Chase Manhattan Bank of New York. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Pennsylvania who are high school graduates and have been accepted by an institution of higher learning in any state as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student. Applicants must demonstrate personal initiative, civic responsibility, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year for summer semester; June of each year for fall semester; October of each year for spring semester.

1613 WILMINGTON WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Attn: Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 7784
Wilmington, DE 19803
Tel: (302)656-4411
Web Site: http://www.wwb.org/fresh.htm

To provide financial assistance for college to women in Delaware who have experienced an interruption in their education.

Title of Award: Fresh Start Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend varies annually, depending on the availability of funds. Awards are paid to the college at the beginning of each semester. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are at least 20 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and have been admitted to an accredited Delaware college in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree program. Applicants must have had at least a 2-year break in education either after completing high school or during college studies. They must have at least a "C" average if currently enrolled in college and be recommended by a social service agency (or a college representative if a social service agency is not available). U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1996.

1614 WISCONSIN 4-H FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Assistant
428 Lowell Hall
610 Langdon
Madison, WI 53703-1195
Tel: (608)262-1597
Fax: (608)265-6407
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/foundation/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance for college to 4-H members in Wisconsin who have been active in community service activities.

Title of Award: Wisconsin 4-H 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: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Funds are dispersed after completion of the first semester of enrollment at the university, college, or technical school with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wisconsin 4-H members who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a university, college, or technical school in the state. Applicants must have been 4-H members for at least 1 year and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. They must be between 17 and 21 years of age and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Preference is given to residents of Clark County. Selection is based on demonstrated growth and development through 4-H projects and activities, participation in leadership roles in 4-H and other organizations, sense of direction in future educational goals, academic record, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

1615 WISCONSIN 4-H FOUNDATION

Attn: Program Assistant
428 Lowell Hall
610 Langdon
Madison, WI 53703-1195
Tel: (608)262-1597
Fax: (608)265-6407
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/foundation/scholar.html

To provide financial assistance for college to 4-H members in Wisconsin who have been active in 4-H leadership activities.

Title of Award: Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Achievement 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. Funds are dispersed after completion of the first semester of enrollment at the university, college, or technical school with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wisconsin 4-H members who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a university, college, or technical school. Applicants must have been 4-H members for at least 1 year and have been active in a 4-H youth leadership activity for at least 3 years. They must be have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on "The Most Valuable Lessons I Learned from My 4-H Leadership Experience." Selection is based on demonstrated growth and development through 4-H projects and activities, participation in leadership roles in 4-H and other organizations, sense of direction in future educational goals, academic record, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

1616 WISCONSIN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Attn: Wisconsin Funeral Directors Foundation, Ltd.
2300 North Mayfair Road, Suite 595
Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1508
Tel: (414)453-3060
Fax: (414)453-9860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wfda.org/public/career_info.html

To provide financial assistance to funeral service students in Wisconsin.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Funeral Directors Foundation Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Mortuary science 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 residents of Wisconsin who have completed 1 year of mortuary college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (for at least 30 semester or 45 quarter credits). Applicants must submit a statement (up to 500 words) on their goals in funeral service and how they plan to accomplish these goals. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Gary Langendorf, Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 1910 Taylor Avenue, Racine, WI 53403, (262) 637-6514, Fax: (262) 637-6204.

1617 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)267-2213
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide financial assistance for college to Wisconsin high school seniors with the highest GPAs in their schools.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: The number of scholarships allotted to each high school is based on total student enrollment, ranging from 1 scholarship for schools with enrollment of 80 to 499 up to 6 scholarships for schools with enrollment greater than 2,500. Students at schools with enrollment less than 80 compete statewide for an additional 10 scholarships. Funds Available: The awards provide full tuition, up to $2,250 per year, during the first 3 years of undergraduate study; for subsequent years, the maximum award is equal to full tuition and fees at a campus of the University of Wisconsin. Duration: Up to 10 semesters.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors at each public and private high school throughout Wisconsin who have the highest GPAs. Applicants must plan to attend a branch of the University of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin technical college, or an independent institution in the state as a full-time student in the following fall.

1618 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)266-0888
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide financial support for undergraduate study to Wisconsin residents who are legally deaf or blind.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Hearing and Visually Handicapped 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: Grants range from $250 to $1,800 per academic year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 4 additional years.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a grant, the student must be a Wisconsin resident, must have financial need as determined by the institution the student attends, must submit evidence of a severe or profound hearing or visual impairment certified by a medical examiner, and must be enrolled in a nonprofit, accredited public or private college, university, or vocational/technical school located in Wisconsin. Additional Information: If the disability prevents the student from studying in a Wisconsin institution, he or she may attend an out-of-state institution that specializes in the training of deaf and/or blind students.

1619 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)266-0888
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide financial assistance to financially needy undergraduate students attending public institutions of higher education in Wisconsin.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Higher Education 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. Funds Available: Awards range from $250 to $1,800 per year. Duration: Up to 10 semesters.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half time at any branch of the University of Wisconsin or at any vocational/technical institution in the state. Selection is based on financial need.

1620 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)266-0888
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide financial aid for college or graduate school to Native Americans in Wisconsin.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grants Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Funds Available: Awards range from $250 to $1,100 per year. Additional funds are available on a matching basis from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Duration: Up to 5 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Wisconsin residents who have at least 25% Native American blood (of a certified tribe or band) are eligible to apply if they are able to demonstrate financial need and are interested in attending college on the undergraduate or graduate school level. Applicants must attend a Wisconsin institution (public, independent, or proprietary). They may be enrolled either full or part time. Deadline for Receipt: Generally, applications can be submitted at any time.

1621 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)267-2212
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide financial assistance to minorities in Wisconsin who are currently enrolled in college.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention 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: Stipends range from $250 to $2,500 per year. Duration: Up to 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and American Indians in Wisconsin are eligible to apply if they are enrolled as sophomores, juniors, seniors, or fifth-year undergraduates in a 4-year nonprofit institution or as second-year students in a 2-year program at a public vocational institution in the state. Grants are also available to students who were admitted to the United States after December 31, 1975 and who are a former citizen of Laos, Vietnam, or Cambodia or whose ancestor was a citizen of 1 of those countries. They must be nominated by their institution and be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: Deadline dates vary by institution; check with your school's financial aid office. Additional Information: The Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board administers this program for students in private nonprofit institutions and public vocational institutions. The University of Wisconsin has a similar program for students attending any of the branches of that system. Eligible students should apply through their school's financial aid office.

1622 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)266-1665
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide financial assistance for college to needy and educationally disadvantaged students in Wisconsin.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program (TIP) 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 up to $1,800 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 4 additional years provided the recipient continues to be a Wisconsin resident enrolled at least half time in a degree or certificate program, makes satisfactory academic progress, demonstrates financial need, and remains enrolled continuously from semester to semester and from year to year. If recipients withdraw from school or cease to attend classes for any reason (other than medical necessity), they may not reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Wisconsin entering a college or university in the state who meet requirements of both financial need and educational disadvantage. Financial need qualifications include 1) family contribution (a dependent student whose expected parent contribution is $200 or less, an independent student with dependents whose academic year contribution is $200 or less, or an independent student with no dependents whose maximum contribution is $1,200 or less); 2) AFDC benefits (a dependent student whose family is receiving AFDC benefits or an independent student who is receiving AFDC benefits); or 3) unemployment (a dependent student whose parents are ineligible for unemployment compensation and have no current income from employment, or an independent student and spouse, if married, who are ineligible for unemployment compensation and have no current income from employment). Educational disadvantage qualifications include students who are 1) minorities (African American, Native American, Hispanic, or southeast Asian); 2) enrolled in a special academic support program due to insufficient academic preparation; 3) a first-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a 4-year college or university); 4) disabled according to the Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; 5) currently or formerly incarcerated in a correctional institution; or 6) from an environmental and academic background that deters the pursuit of educational plans. Students already in college are not eligible.

1623 WISCONSIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD

131 West Wilson Street, Room 902
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: (608)267-2212
Fax: (608)267-2808
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html

To provide assistance to financially needy undergraduate students attending private institutions of higher education in Wisconsin.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Tuition 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. Funds Available: Awards are based on financial need, but may not exceed tuition charged at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Duration: Up to 10 semesters.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible are Wisconsin residents enrolled in independent nonprofit colleges and universities in Wisconsin. Selection is based on financial need.

1624 WISCONSIN HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC.

1220 West Windlake Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Tel: (414)383-7066
Fax: (414)383-6677
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mexicanfiesta.org/whsf/index.html

To provide financial assistance to Hispanic American students in Wisconsin who are interested in attending college or graduate school.

Title of Award: Mexican Fiesta 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; a total of $20,000 is awarded in scholarships each year. Funds Available: The amount of the stipend depends on the number of students selected. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be at least 50% Hispanic, be high school seniors or full-time undergraduate or graduate students, have earned a GPA of 2.75 or higher, be Wisconsin residents, and be bilingual in Spanish and English. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients can attend college in any state. Funds for this program are raised each year at the Mexican Fiesta, held in Milwaukee for 3 days each August. Recipients must perform 20 hours of volunteer work in the Hispanic community.

1625 WISCONSIN INDIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135
Tel: (715)799-5110
Fax: (715)799-1364
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wiea.org

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to members of Wisconsin Indian tribes.

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

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Wisconsin who can provide proof of tribal enrollment. Applicants must fall into 1 of the following categories: 1) graduating high school senior; 2) new or continuing student at a tribal or technical/vocational college; 3) undergraduate student at a 4-year college; or 4) graduate or Ph.D. student. All applicants must be full-time students. Selection is based on letters of recommendation (10 points), a personal essay on how applicants will apply their education (25 points), GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 (5 points), GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 (10 points), and GPA of 3.5 to 4.0 (15 points). Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Eligible tribes include Menominee, Oneida, Stockbridge/Munsee, Mole Lake, Potowatomi, Ho-Chunk, Ba Chippewa, LCO Chippewa, St. Croix Chippewa, Red Cliff Chippewa, Sakoagon Chippewa, Brotherton, and Lac du Flam Chippewa.

1626 WISCONSIN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: WICPA Educational Foundation
235 North Executive Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 1010
Brookfield, WI 53008-1010
Tel: (414)785-0445
Free: 800-772-6939, in WI & MN
Fax: (414)785-0838
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wicpa.org/Student_Teacher/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to college juniors in Wisconsin working on a degree in finance.

Title of Award: Roger Buchholz Memorial Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Finance Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 2 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to juniors majoring in finance at designated universities in Wisconsin. Applicants must submit an essay describing their career objectives. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by the Milwaukee chapter of Financial Executives International

1627 WISCONSIN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: WICPA Educational Foundation
235 North Executive Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 1010
Brookfield, WI 53008-1010
Tel: (414)785-0445
Free: 800-772-6939, in WI & MN
Fax: (414)785-0838
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wicpa.org/Student_Teacher/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to college students in Wisconsin who are majoring in accounting.

Title of Award: Vincent K. Derscheid 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 amount of the scholarship is determined each year and depends upon the projected income from a restricted endowment fund. Recently, the stipend was $2,500. Duration: 2 years (junior and senior years).

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be residents of Wisconsin, be attending a Wisconsin college or university, be a declared accounting major, and be in their junior year. Selection is based primarily on academic achievement. Secondary criteria include extracurricular activities, recommendations from educators, and community involvement. A student already receiving funding from the association is not eligible for this scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: A change of major, transfer to a nonaccredited business college, or transfer to a school outside of Wisconsin results in forfeiture of the scholarship.

1628 WISCONSIN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Attn: WICPA Educational Foundation
235 North Executive Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 1010
Brookfield, WI 53008-1010
Tel: (414)785-0445
Free: 800-772-6939, in WI & MN
Fax: (414)785-0838
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wicpa.org/Student_Teacher/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to minority high school seniors in Wisconsin who are interested in majoring in accounting.

Title of Award: Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Minority Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 2 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $375 per academic semester for the first 2 years, $500 per semester during the third year, and $750 per semester during the fourth year. The total award is $4,000 over 4 years. Funds may be used only for tuition and books. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are residents of Wisconsin and African American, Hispanic, Native American, Indian, or Asian. Applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be planning to attend a Wisconsin college or university, and be planning to begin academic work leading to an accounting major and a bachelor's degree. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

1629 WISCONSIN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION

c/o Elizabeth Disch, Scholarship Chair
300 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 252
New Glarus, WI 53574
Tel: (608)967-2372
Web Site: http://www.wscaweb.com

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

Title of Award: WSCA/TCF Bank Scholarship 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 graduating seniors at public and private high schools in Wisconsin. Applicants must be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay describing how a school counselor or school counseling program has helped them plan, decide, resolve, or grow in some area of their life. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: This program is jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) and TCF Bank.

1630 WOMAN'S LIFE INSURANCE SOCIETY

1338 Military Street
P.O. Box 5020
Port Huron, MI 48061-5020
Tel: (810)985-5191
Free: 800-521-9292
Fax: (810)985-6970
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.womanslifeins.com/html/navbar/bensch.html

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Woman's Life Insurance Society.

Title of Award: Woman's Life Merit 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 members of this fraternal benefit society who are graduating high school seniors. Selection is based on merit. Additional Information: The sponsor's origins date to 1892, when it was founded as a society of women helping women.

1631 WOMAN'S LIFE INSURANCE SOCIETY

1338 Military Street
P.O. Box 5020
Port Huron, MI 48061-5020
Tel: (810)985-5191
Free: 800-521-9292
Fax: (810)985-6970
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.womanslifeins.com/html/navbar/bensch.html

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Woman's Life Insurance Society.

Title of Award: Woman's Life Need 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 members of this fraternal benefit society who are working on an undergraduate degree. Selection is based on financial need. Additional Information: The sponsor's origins date to 1892, when it was founded as a society of women helping women.

1632 WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION

Attn: WMU Foundation
P.O. Box 11346
Birmingham, AL 35202-1346
Tel: (205)408-5525; 877-482-4483
Fax: (205)408-5508
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wmufoundation.com

To provide financial assistance for college or other activities to female high school seniors who have been active in the Southern Baptist Convention's Acteens (Academic/Events/Training).

Title of Award: Jessica Powell Loftis Scholarship for Acteens 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 female high school seniors who are members of a Baptist church and active in Acteens. Applicants must 1) be planning to attend college and have completed Quest for Vision in the MissionsQuest program or StudiAct; 2) have been an Acteen for at least 1 year and be planning to attend an Acteens event; or 3) be an Acteens leader who is pursuing academic or leadership training to lead an Acteens group. Along with their application, they must submit an essay listing their major accomplishments and missions activities. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1995 by Woman's Missionary Union, an Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention.

1633 WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION

Attn: WMU Foundation
P.O. Box 11346
Birmingham, AL 35202-1346
Tel: (205)408-5525; 877-482-4483
Fax: (205)408-5508
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wmufoundation.com

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to the dependent children of appointed missionaries and missionary associates, provided both parents are under North American Mission Board (NAMB) appointment.

Title of Award: Margaret Funds 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: Benefits are based on credit hours and years of mission service completed. For undergraduates, stipends range from $21 per credit hour (for 4 years of mission service completed) to $42 per credit hour (for 10 or more years of mission service completed). For graduate students, benefits are paid according to the following: 1) balance of unused undergraduate scholarship; 2) for seminary study, up to 50% of undergraduate benefits. For students who attend technical or professional schools not associated with accredited colleges, payment is made on total hours of training. For missionary or missionary associates retired or placed on reserve status, benefits are based on financial need. All benefits are paid in 4 equal installments to the recipient's college or seminary and cannot exceed the cost of the training. Duration: 1 academic term; may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements: Students who are dependents of NAMB missionaries and were born prior to or during missionary service are eligible, provided 1) the missionaries or missionary associates are on active status with NAMB and have served a minimum of 4 years or 2) the missionary or missionary associate died or became totally disabled while in missionary service. Missionaries and missionary associates who are placed on reserve status and have served on active status for at least 10 years are also eligible, as are missionaries and missionary associates who have served at least 10 years with NAMB and have resigned to serve in another church or denominational work-related vocation. Married students may not apply. Additional Information: This program includes several named awards with additional requirements. Students who are graduating college seniors, have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in college, and have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and character while in college are eligible to apply for the Elizabeth Lowndes Award of $400. The Julia C. Pugh Scholarship stipulates that the recipient must have significant financial need and not qualify for regular scholarships. The Mattie J.C. Russell Scholarship is limited to the children of home missionaries. The Mary B. Rhodes Medical Scholarship is for medical students who are the children of foreign missionaries. Endowment Fund Scholarships of $400 are given to former Margaret Fund students appointed as missionaries and $200 scholarships are given to former students of Baptist mission boards appointed as regular missionaries, missionary associates, missionary journeymen, or US-2 missionaries. Undergraduates must begin their studies within 5 years and complete them within 10 years; graduate students must begin within 3 years and complete within 5 years.

1634 WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION

Attn: WMU Foundation
P.O. Box 11346
Birmingham, AL 35202-1346
Tel: (205)408-5525; 877-482-4483
Fax: (205)408-5508
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wmufoundation.com/scholar_summary.asp

To provide 1) internships in Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) for women's missions work in the United States and 2) funding for academic preparation for service in WMU or for missions work in the United States.

Title of Award: Carolyn Weatherford Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, 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 women who are members of the Baptist Church and are interested in internships in WMU (or in women's missions work in the United States) or academic preparation for service in WMU (or for missions work in the United States). Applicants must arrange for 3 letters of endorsement, from a recent professor, a state or associational WMU official, and a recent pastor. Selection is based on current active involvement in WMU, previous activity in WMU, plans for long-term involvement in WMU and/or home missions, academic strength, leadership skills, and personal and professional characteristics. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This fund was begun by Woman's Mission Union, Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention, in appreciation for the executive director of WMU during its centennial year. Recipients must attend a Southern Baptist seminary or divinity school.

1635 WOMAN'S NATIONAL FARM AND GARDEN ASSOCIATION, INC.

P.O. Box 1175
Midland, MI 48641-1175
Web Site: http://www.wnfga.org/code/scholarships.htm

To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students working on a degree in oceanography.

Title of Award: McNaughton Oceanographic Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Oceanography Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $1,000 to $1,500. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in oceanography and related fields. There is no formal application. Interested students must submit a letter with a statement of their objectives and interests, a resume with references, 2 letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, and a description of their planned program at an educational institution. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mrs. Edward E. Phillips, 83 Webster Road, Weston, MA 02493 Students who accept the fellowships must agree to devote themselves to the study outlined in their application and to submit any proposed change in their plan to the committee for approval. They must send the committee at least 2 reports on their work, 1 at the end of the first semester and another upon completion of the year's work.

1636 WOMEN OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

Attn: Scholarships
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4189
Tel: (773)380-2730
Free: 800-638-3522, ext. 2730
Fax: (773)380-2419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.womenoftheelca.org/whatwedo/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to lay women of color who are members of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregations and who wish to study on the undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational school level.

Title of Award: Amelia Kemp Memorial Scholarship 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, depending upon the funds available. Funds Available: The amount of the award varies, depending on the availability of funds. Duration: Up to 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: These scholarships are available to ELCA lay women of color who are at least 21 years of age and have experienced an interruption of at least 2 years in their education since high school. Applicants must have been admitted to an educational institution to prepare for a career in other than a church-certified profession. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

1637 WOMEN OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

Attn: Scholarships
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-4189
Tel: (773)380-2730
Free: 800-638-3522, ext. 2730
Fax: (773)380-2419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.womenoftheelca.org/whatwedo/scholarships.html

To provide financial assistance to lay women who are members of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregations and who wish to take classes on the undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational school level.

Title of Award: Women of the ELCA 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, depending upon the funds available. Funds Available: The amounts of the awards depend on the availability of funds. Duration: Up to 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: These scholarships are aimed at ELCA lay women who are at least 21 years of age and have experienced an interruption of at least 2 years in their education since high school. Applicants must have been admitted to an educational institution to prepare for a career in other than a church-certified profession. They may be working on an undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational school degree. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are supported by several endowment funds: the Cronk Memorial Fund, the First Triennial Board Scholarship Fund, the General Scholarship Fund, the Mehring Fund, the Paepke Scholarship Fund, the Piero/Wade/Wade Fund, and the Edwin/Edna Robeck Estate.

1638 WOMEN NATIONALLY ACTIVE FOR CHRIST

National Association of Free Will Baptists
5233 Mt. View Road
P.O. Box 5002
Antioch, TN 37011-5002
Tel: (615)731-6812; 877-767-7659
Fax: (615)731-0771
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nafwb.org/wnac

To provide financial assistance to Free Will Baptists from other countries who wish to attend college in their own country.

Title of Award: Cleo Pursell Foreign Student Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Religion Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends generally do not exceed $1,250 per year; the exact amount depends upon the student's individual need. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for this support are students from a Free Will Baptist church or mission in a country other than the United States. They must be enrolled in a Bible institute, Bible college, or seminary (generally in their own country) and be training to serve in a Free Will Baptist church, Free Will Baptist school, or a Free Will Baptist mission. In most cases, applicants should be planning to study in their own language.

1639 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION

Attn: Manager of Office Administration and Awards
4646 Lawrenceville Highway
Lilburn, GA 30247-3620
Tel: (770)279-8027, ext. 102
Fax: (770)279-8473
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wbca.org/WBCAScholarAward.asp

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate study to women's basketball players.

Title of Award: Women's Basketball Coaches Association Scholarship Awards 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 per year. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women's basketball players who are competing in any of the 4 intercollegiate divisions (NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, and NAIA). Applicants must be interested in completing an undergraduate degree or beginning work on an advanced degree. They must be nominated by a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). Selection is based on sportsmanship, commitment to excellence as a student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage, and dedication to purpose.

1640 WOMEN'S OVERSEAS SERVICE LEAGUE

P.O. Box 7124
Washington, DC 20044-7124

To provide financial assistance for college to women who are committed to a military or other public service career.

Title of Award: Women's Overseas Service League Scholarships for Women Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are committed to a military or other public service career. Applicants must have completed at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of postsecondary study with at a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They must be working on an academic degree (the program may be professional or technical in nature) and must agree to enroll for at least 6 semester or 9 quarter hours of study each academic period. Along with their application, they must submit an official transcript, a 1-page description of career goals, 3 current letters of reference, and a brief statement describing sources of financial support and the need for scholarship assistance. They must also provide information on their educational background, employment experience, civic and volunteer activities, and expected degree completion date. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The Women's Overseas Service League is a national organization of women who have served overseas in or with the armed forces.

1641 WOODHOLME FOUNDATION

Attn: Sheila Lewis, Co-Chair
P.O. Box 651
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Tel: (410)356-0800

To provide financial assistance to underachieving high school seniors interested in attending an Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Title of Award: Second Chance Award 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: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools with a GPA of 2.0 or lower. Students must be nominated by a principal, counselor, or teacher who can verify that the their low grades are the result of factors beyond their control and that they deserve a second chance. Nominees must be interested in attending a preselected HBCU. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

1642 WSA FRATERNAL LIFE

Attn: Scholarship Program
9025 Grant Street, Suite 201
Thornton, CO 80229
Tel: (303)451-1494
Free: 800-WSA-LIFE
Fax: (303)451-5112
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsa-life.com/benefits/scholarship.html

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in selected states who are members of WSA Fraternal Life.

Title of Award: WSA 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, 11 new scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years if the recipient remains enrolled as a full-time student, maintains WSA Fraternal Life membership, and earns a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors who have been members of WSA Fraternal Life for at least 4 continuous years. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher and a letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university. They must have completed 40 hours of community service during their senior year of high school. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: WSA Fraternal Life was incorporated in 1908 as the Western Slavonic Association. It adopted its current name in 1989 and began the scholarship program in 1995. The states in which it is licensed to operate are Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Utah.

1643 WYANDOTTE NATION OF OKLAHOMA

Attn: Department of Education
P.O. Box 250
Wyandotte, OK 74370
Tel: (918)678-2297, ext. 230
Free: 800-256-2539, ext. 230
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wyandotte-nation.org/community/education.html

To provide financial assistance for vocational training to members of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma.

Title of Award: Adult Vocational Training Program of the Wyandotte Nation Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: Up to 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wyandotte Tribal members who are attending or will be attending a vocational training program. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

1644 WYANDOTTE NATION OF OKLAHOMA

Attn: Department of Education
P.O. Box 250
Wyandotte, OK 74370
Tel: (918)678-2297, ext. 230
Free: 800-256-2539, ext. 230
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wyandotte-nation.org/community/education.html

To provide financial assistance for college to members of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma.

Title of Award: Higher Education Scholarships of the Wyandotte Nation Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specifiedLevel of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $500 per semester ($1,000 per year). Duration: 1 semester; may be renewed up to 7 additional semesters.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Wyandotte Tribal members who are attending or will be attending an accredited college or university. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

1645 PAULINE S. YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

115 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.KyScholarships.org

To provide financial assistance to Kentucky high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university in the state.

Title of Award: Young Scholars 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, 6 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is equivalent to the cost of attending the University of Kentucky (although recipients are not required to attend that university). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Kentucky. Applicants must be planning to attend a college or university in the state. Selection is based primarily on financial need. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 2002.

1646 YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.

36 West 44th Street, Suite 716
New York, NY 10036-8144
Tel: (212)840-6291

To provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors interested in going to college.

Title of Award: Alexander and Maude Hadden Scholarships 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 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in a college preparatory program who have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States. They must submit an essay on their aims, objectives, and hopes, including their major area of college interest, how this scholarship will help them realize their goals, what they consider a meaningful contribution by a citizen to our society, and their views on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Selection is based on that essay, academic achievement, character, motivation, potential for leadership, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1940. Due to a small staff, written and telephone inquiries are not answered.

1647 ZAMI, INC.

P.O. Box 2502
Decatur, GA 30031
Tel: (404)370-0920
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.zami.org/scholarship.htm

To provide financial assistance to lesbians and gay men of African descent who are entering or attending a college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student.

Title of Award: Audre Lorde 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, 21 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Funds are paid directly to the academic institution. Duration: 1 year.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to "out" lesbians and gay men of African descent who are graduating high school seniors or enrolled in a technical, undergraduate, or graduate program located in the United States. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They must submit 2 essays of 300 words or less chosen from a list of 5 topics that relate to their experiences being "out," their dreams for the future, how their friends would characterize them as a lesbian or gay person, their favorite books or other works of art, or the most difficult time in their life. Lesbians and gay men who are over 40 years of age are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This fund was established in 1995; the first scholarships were awarded in 1997. Each year, named scholarships are awarded to honor the donors whose support makes the program possible.

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