WCHS Scholarships, Contests, Summer Opportunities, and More! =) Files & Links
- 5th Annual Drive Smart Contest
Deadline -- Jan 6, 2019. The Drive Smart Contest, sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation, is on the road again! Students can improve their scholarship prospects by entering an original digital short about the dangers of distracted driving for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and other prizes. Students can also download our form to help them earn community service hours for their work.
Who: 13 to 18-year-old U.S. and PR residents
What: Create an original 15 to 60 second digital short
When: October 15, 2018 through January 6, 2019
How: Students register, create and submit their digital short online and may submit multiple entries.
Why: Over $26,000 in prizing for students and teachers/mentors. Plus, one random winner will be chosen out of each week's entries to receive a $100 gift card!
- Governor's School for the Arts (GSA)
Deadline - January 11, 2019. The application is nearly the same, but different art forms have specific requirements. Be sure to check the Applicant Guide on your art form's page for detailed instructions on how to apply and if forwarded on to Final Round how to audition or review for your chosen art form.
- Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship
Deadline - January 12, 2019. When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. She felt this was a chance for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service and community service. The award process for 2018-2019 is now underway.
Applications are being accepted for students to apply for those awards through Friday, January 12, 2019. The award winners will be announced in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Two grants, each in the amount of a one-time scholarship of $2,000 payable to an institution of higher learning, will be awarded. The scholarship is not renewable and is not endowed for expansion. Minimum criteria is a 3.5 (converted to 4.0 scale) grade point average; involvement in varsity sports or sport-activities; involvement in other school activities, a record of community service/involvement and a member of the 2018-2019 senior class.
The application for the scholarships is located at http://khsaa.org/ge65-application-for-louis-stout-memorial-scholarship/ on the KHSAA web si
- Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline - January 18, 2019. Eligibility
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.
The contest deadline is January 18, 2019.
Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
Essays must be the original work of the student.
John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Topic and Information and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.
Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified.
Essays must have a minimum of five sources.
- Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE)
Deadline - January 20, 2019. 9th, 10th, & 11th graders:
Have you ever dreamed of starting a company and wondered what it takes and where to start? GSE will help you answer this question. In the 3 weeks at GSE you'll be exposed to experienced entrepreneurs, startup tools, funding, pitch competitions, emerging technologies, and scholarships. It is 100% free to apply and attend; all Kentucky 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are eligible to apply. The GSE application is now open online. Stop by the guidance office for more info. The application will close on January 20th.
- StudentCam Documentary Competition (Grades 6-12)
Deadline -- January 20, 2019. tudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.
This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2019 competition theme, "What does it mean to be American? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience."
With cash prizes totaling $100,000, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisors.
- SKRECC Washington Youth Tour (Juniors) (2019 washington youth tour.pdf)
Deadline - January 25, 2019. Juniors may apply.
- Lindsey Wilson College's Begley Scholarship
Deadline-- January 25th.
Greetings from Lindsey Wilson College!
We want to inform you of an incredible scholarship opportunity for your students! The John B. Begley Scholarship is a competitive full-tuition, room and board scholarship that is awarded to three incoming freshmen each year. The scholarship also provides students with the opportunity to travel to Chicago, New York City, New Orleans and San Francisco over the course of four years - all completely paid for!
In order to apply, a student must have a minimum composite 24 ACT and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. The student must also complete the application for admission, submit a high school transcript and ACT scores, submit 3 letters of recommendation and write a 1-2 page typed essay. Finally, the student will need to attend Scholars Day at Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, February 2, where they will participate in a verbal interview. All materials do not have to be submitted until January 25.
Here is where you can help us! Please send us names of students you feel could benefit from this scholarship program. If you are able to, we would love to have their email address and/or other contact information that you are able to provide so that we can properly invite the students to apply to compete for the Begley Scholarship.
If you would like to take a look at the application, I am including the link below:
Thank you so much! We look forward to hearing your recommendations.
Senior Admissions Counselor
Lindsey Wilson College
- Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship (Grades 9-12)
Deadline -- January 30th. Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.
Deadline: January 30, 2019
How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
- Rogers Scholars Program for Sophomores
Deadline -- January 31st OR no later than 8:00 AM (EST) on February 1, 2019. Calling all high school sophomores:
Apply today for the 2019 Rogers Scholars program
The Center for Rural Development is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program.
Rogers Scholars, an intensive one-week summer program, provides valuable leadership and entrepreneurial skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky that help enable them to reach their full potential as the region’s next generation of leaders.
To be eligible for Rogers Scholars, you must:
• Be a current sophomore at a high school located within The Center for Rural Development’s 45-county primary service area. Southern and Eastern Kentucky counties served by The Center include: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe.
• Have a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, and community service.
• Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale).
For more information or questions about the online application process, call Allison Cross, youth programs coordinator and community liaison, at 606-677-6000 or email email@example.com.
The deadline to submit the online application and supporting documents is 8 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2019.
Scheduled dates for the 2019 Rogers Scholars program are June 9-14 and July 14-19.
- JROTC Scholarship
To apply for the ROTC Scholarship, an application must be started by 04 February 2019 @ 1159pm EST. If you have started an application by 04 February 2019, you have until 04 March 2019 @ 1159pm EST to complete your application. To appear before a Selection Board to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, including the PMS interview, by 1159pm EST on one of the below “Document Submission Deadlines.” Document Submission Deadlines 1st High School Board: 29 September 2018 2nd High School Board: 28 December 2018 3rd High School Board: 04 March 2019 Selection Board Convene Dates 1st High School Board: 15-19 October 2018 2nd High School Board: 7-11 January 2019 3rd High School Board: 18-22 March 2019 ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information. Requirements Be a U.S. citizen Be between the ages of 17 and 26 Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 Have a high school diploma or equivalent Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) Meet physical standards Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard) Your Commitment An eight-year service commitment with the Army. Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career Apply Online For An Army ROTC Four-Year High School Scholarship If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site.