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Nordstroms Scholarship Program
Applications for the 2012 Nordstrom Scholarship Program are available beginning NOW for deserving high school juniors. The company will award eighty (80) college scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to students in states where Nordstrom has a store. Please share widely with your network or with anyone who knows of a young person who plans to attend college. (civic groups, churches, fraternities/sororities, etc).
Harvard University Free Tuition
Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”
If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free… no tuition and no student loans! To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard’s financial aid website or call the school’s financial aid office at
Navel Reserve Officer Training Corps
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) is offering an $180,000 Scholarship Opportunity. The NROTC Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and receive valuable leadership and management skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career. The basic requirements and benefits of this outstanding program are in this document.
Current Scholarship Postings
March 15th: Kinnikinnik Chapter Scholarship (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution)
To qualify: An applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above at the time of application, be a citizen of the U. S., demonstrate characteristics of a good leader, and explain how he/she will benefit from some financial assistance. Completed applications must be received on or before March 15, 2013. Maill to: Barbara E. Smith, Chairman, Kinnikinnik Scholarship Committee, 8402 Artesian Springs Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
March 15th: Cardiac Kids Essay Scholarship
Application Process: Submit completed essay and mail in Eligibility:
- Graduating senior from a Colorado high School who has received treatment for Congenital Heart Defects/Disease or acquired Heart-Related Condition at Children’s Hospital Colorado or other hospital, or
- Graduating senior from a Colorado high school who is the sibling of someone who has received treatment for Congenital Heart Defects/Disease or Acquired Heart-Related Condition at Children’s Hospital Colorado or other hospital.
- Plans to enter any 2-year college, 4-year college, technical or vocational program
- Minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average.
Complete details and Essay choices and applications are available in the Counseling Center.
March 18th: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
The Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is honored to offer scholarships to deserving students. The Ruby D. Hall Scholarship Program was created to provide financial assistance to young, college-bound students who reside in El Paso County. The sorority is a private organization whose purpose is to provide public services and programs to promote human welfare.
March 20th: Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships for 9th & 10th Grade Students
Anthem Essay Contest
Amount: $30 – $2,000
Website Address: http://aynrandnovels.com/essay-contests/
Application Process: Submit essay online at or mail your essay to Anthem Essay Contest, the Ayn Rand Institute, P. O. Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044.
Read the book “Anthem” and write an essay (no less than 600 words and no more than 1,200 words in length and double spaced) on one of three topics given (see information sheet or review website for details). Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.
March 29th: United States Air Force Academy - Academy Spouses' Club
Amount: $1,000 – $2,000
Application Process: complete application form and mail in
- Dependent of an active duty military member stationed at USAFA.
- Dependent of a retiree who resides in the Colorado Springs area and has a dependent military ID.
- Dependent of an active duty military member whose last PCS was from USAFA and is on a remote tour or whose dependents remain in the area for the purpose of completing a high school education.
- Dependent of a POW/MIA or a deceased military member and resides in the local Colorado Springs area.
- Dependents of AF National guard or AF reserve currently assigned to USAFA, a DOD civilian employed at USAFA, or an AFAAA employee.
Complete information and applications forms are available in the Counseling Center.
March 31st: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
The Iota Omicron Lambada Chapter of the alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is sponsoring a college scholarship for eligible students.
April 1st: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Xi Pi Chapter Uplift Foundation Scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited University or College. Our chapter has awarded over $43,000 in scholarships over the last six years, including $7,000 awarded in 2010. Our goal is to assist in easing the economic burden for students who have demonstrated a high level of academic excellence.
April 1st: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first African American sorority, has an established tradition of rewarding students who have the intellect and desire to pursue a higher education. In 2011, Iota Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, supports the academic efforts of our youth, by awarding scholarships to area high school Seniors. Our scholarships are targeted toward but not limited to African American students who have demonstrated exceptional merit, citizenship, commitment to service throughout their school and community, and various aspects of academic achievement. The selection process is also sensitive to students with financial need. We look forward to receiving those applications of students who aspire to challenge their minds at an institution of higher learning.
April 1st: Colorado Prince Hall Foundation, Inc. – The Raymond H. Black Scholarship
Amount: Not given
Applicant must have at least a 2.9 cumulative grade point average in order to apply for this award
Application Process: complete application and mail in
This scholarship is primarily directed towards minority students to include, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic and Asian Americans. Sincere education is one of the aims of our foundation. Applicants must have at least a 2.9 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale to receive consideration. Please mail completed applications to: Mr. Loran Smith, 5365 Park Vista Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.
April 5th: Xi Pi Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Amounts: $1,000 – $5,000
Application Process: must complete the application form(s) and mail in
These scholarships are available to all Colorado Springs graduating seniors interested in seeking an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Scholarship Program is funded by the Xi Pi (pronounced zye pie) Chapter’s Uplift Foundation to assist young people with securing a portion of the funds needed to enter an institution of higher learning.
Applications are available in the Counseling Center.
April 9th: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
The Cynthia Gayles Memorial Scholarship was established in January of 2009. Cynthia Elaine Cindy” Gayles was a graduate of Colorado State University and was employed as the Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Colorado at Denver’s Health Science’s Campus prior to her untimely passing in 2007. Cynthia’s dedication, diligence and high energy made her well-respected in her field. She traveled extensively, visiting many high schools and attending college fairs both locally and nationally. She had a passion for helping people and was exceptionally gifted in her ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds. In her personal and professional life, she was a mentor and friend to many young people and helped them to realize their potential through higher education. She will be remembered by her colleagues and scores of former students for her dedication and positive attitude, her bright smile and her generous and caring heart.
April 26th: Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships for 11th & 12th Grade Students
Amount: $50 – $10,000
Application Process: Submit essay online or mail to: The Fountainhead Essay Contest, The Ayn Rand Institute, P. O. Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044
Read the “Fountainhead” and submit your essay on one of the three topics given online or mail in to the address above. Essay must be at 800 words or no more than 1,600 words in length and double spaced. Visit website for complete instructions and details on how to submit essays.
April 30th: Colorado State Fair Fiesta Committee
Amount: 3rd & 4th place $625, 3rd place $1,000, 2nd place $1,500, and 1st place $2,500
If you are a Colorado resident between the ages of 18 and 22, are of Hispanic descent, maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and will be attending an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2013, the Colorado State Fair Fiesta Committee invites you to compete in the 2013 Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen Pageant.
May 1st: The American Legion Colorado Boys Stat
Hosted by Colorado State University – Pueblo
High School Juniors are invited to apply for the 2013 American Legion Colorado Boys State program. At Boys State young men create their own state government. In this hands-on learning experience they perform all aspects of governing from city, county to state level as they negotiate political party platforms, campaign for office, elect officials, debate bills to enact as legislation and interact with boys from all across Colorado.
- Tuition for attending Colorado American Legion Boys State is paid by local American Legion Posts.
- Participating boys earn college credits and can apply for college scholarships.
- This fun program is conducted on the campus of Colorado State University at Pueblo from June 2 thru June 8, 2013.
- On-line Applications are now being accepted thru May 1, 2013 on the above website.
- Additional information about American Legion Colorado Boys State can be found on their website or by calling 800-477-1655.
June 1st: Animation Career Review – 2nd annual “Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship
- To promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people
- To encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires.
Our program offers a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in the US.
Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:
- Intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
- Has a demonstrable record of academic success.
- Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.
- Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship.
- Application and essay are submitted online at www.AnimationCareerReview.com.
- A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
June 1st: Aspiring Pharmacy Technician Scholarship Program
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student that is interested in pursuing a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. To find eligibility information along with the online application link/form that is found on the right side of the page.
June 1st: BigSun Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
June 9th: Colorado Columbine Girls State – A Premiere Colorado Leadership Experience of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Colorado
CCGS is an excellent hands-on leadership conference designed for girls who are preparing to enter their senior year of high school. It is a program sponsored by the American Legend Auxiliary and staffed by female volunteers who have either attended the program as a delegate in high school or are decedents of veterans.
The CCGS 2013 session is taking place at Western State University of Colorado in Gunnison, June 9-14, 2013. Housing, meals, and learning material are provided at the campus. The week-long camp includes instruction in the American form of government including Americanism, patriotism, legislative sessions, county and state assemblies, and the election process.
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program is nationally recognized as an outstanding Leadership program. CCGS is approved by CHSAA and the delegates are able to earn college credits at a reduced price. Scholarships are offered to all delegates through the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and CCGS.
While at Girls State, the delegates elect two young women to represent them, all expenses paid, at Girls National held in Washington DC where they meet the President and the Colorado US Representatives and Senators. Please contact Katie Starcevich, 2013 Director, American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Columbine Girls State 720-308-5974 or 303-423-6418. She can help with sponsorship and assistance in funding to attend the program.
Please feel free to call her for any additional information or questions that you may have.
June 14th: Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 4th year.
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site. See website for complete details.
VARIOUS: CENTRAL COLLEGE – IOWA
STUDENT ADMITTED TO CENTRAL COLLEGE WITH 3.5 GPA AND A 24 ACT WILL BE INVITED TO SCHOLAR DAYS – $1000-$3000 TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIPS A KUYPER FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – FULL TUITION
PELLA ROLSCREEN SCHOLARSHIP – $20,000, THE DYKSTRA SCHOLARSHIP – $17,500. IN ADDITION STUDENTS MAY APPLY FOR THE HERITAGE AWARD SCHOLARSHIP – $1500,
CENTRAL FOUNDATIONS AND CENTRAL COLLEGE AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.