Scholarship Opportunities for College-Bound Students

 

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with my colleague, Julie Foster, Secondary Principal of Wichita Christian School, and get some feedback on issues facing parents and students in high school.

According to her, “One of the biggest hurdles a junior or senior high school student will face is completing scholarships for college.”

The tip of that iceberg is writing good essays and making time to complete the lengthy applications. Their schedules are packed with practice, projects, homework, games, recitals and so much more!

I am here to tell you…students, you cannot afford to not apply for scholarships.

Most parents cannot fund their child’s college career. A study commissioned by lender Sallie Mae and conducted by Gallup found that the number of families who planned to cover few, if any college costs, had risen while the number of parents expecting to cover more than half of the costs had dropped. A similar survey conducted by Longmire and Company, a higher-education consulting firm, found that 33 percent—the largest percentage of parents—said they planned on contributing less than $5,000 to their child’s college tuition, barely enough to cover four years of textbooks.

So, high school students, I plead with you! Apply for as many scholarships as possible! You never know how much FREE money you could be awarded.

Here is a list of scholarships available and due dates that Julie complied earlier this year:

April 

Airline Pilots Association Scholarship

Yvonne.willits@alpa.org

Deadline: April 1, 2018

 

American Legion Auxiliary (Texas) Scholarship

www.alatexas.org/activity/scholarships

Deadline: April 1, 2018

 

Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship

www.midland.edu/slough

Deadline: April 1, 2018

 

Second Marine Division Association Memorial Scholarship Fund

www.2dmardiv.com

Deadline: April 1, 2018

 

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Footwear Design Scholarship

www.twoten.applyists.com

Deadline: April 14, 2018

 

Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship

www.ift.org/community/students/scholarships

Deadline April 15, 2018

 

Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship

Email colburnpledge@gmail.com

Deadline: April 23, 2018

 

May

National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation Scholarship

www.foundation.phccweb.org/scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2018

 

Redfin Scholarship

https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Program

www.nmcrs.org/education

Deadline: May 1, 2018

 

Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association Scholarships

www.River-Rats.org

Deadline: May 15, 2018

 

July 

Scott Alan Turner Personal Finance Scholarship

scottalanturner.com

Deadline: July 1, 2018

 

Homecity Real Estate Scholarship

www.homecity.com/homecity-scholarships

Deadline: July 15, 2018

 

Redfin Scholarship

www.redfin.com/resources/scholarships

Deadline: July 31, 2018

 

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