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    "(DDLM)(Dia de los Muertos Run) Scholarship"
    Deadline:06/25/21
    All Senior and Returning colleges students in Benton-Franklin regions. Apply for this scholarship opportunity.
    Click the link in blue to apply. 

    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS RUN WANTS YOU TO RUN THIS YEAR'S RACE IN REMEMBRANCE OF A PASSED LOVED ONE. IT IS THROUGH YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING THAT YOU CAN HONOR THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER. BE SURE TO BRING A PHOTO OR ITEM IN COMMEMORATION OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLACE THESE ITEMS ON THE VIGILS AT THE RACE START/FINISH. IF YOU ARE ABLE, PLEASE DONATE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN THEIR HONOR. THE SCHOLARSHIPS GENERATED THROUGH THIS EVENT WILL HELP THE NEXT GENERATION ACHIEVE ACADEMIC SUCCESS. WE HOPE THAT THEIR PROFESSIONS WILL BRING THEM BACK TO SERVE IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

    THE LAST TWO YEARS HAVE GENERATED OVER $15,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS 

    WHAT IS DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS?? 

    Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a Mexican tradition dating back more than 3,000 years to the time of the Aztecs. Taking place each year from October 31st through November 2nd, the annual celebration provides an opportunity to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed. It is believed that loved ones are reunited with families on this special day. The tradition includes vibrant flower-filled altars, offerings that our loved ones might miss in the afterlife, including favorite foods and beverages. A day of family reunion and celebration, Dia de los Muertos becomes an acknowledgement of that which is an inevitable part of life.


    "Abbott & Fenner Scholarship"
    Deadline:06/30/21
    Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending.

    The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.
    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com
     
    (Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.)

    "Crikled "No Sweat Scholarship"
    Deadline:06/30/21
    (9th -12th Homeschool qualifies as well. Grades all are welcome to apply)
    No income or GPA requirements and no long essay. 
    $2,500 award–you can use itimmediately after receiving it.
    Use for any educational need)
    Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.

    "Wondermom Scholarship"
    Deadline:06/30/21
    Are you a single parent looking for help to accomplish your goals and dreams? Does being a role-model for your child/children inspire you to try your hardest in every walk of your life? We know this can be challenging for any parent, but even more so for those that are single parents. Whether you are a single mom or dad, it can be stressful trying to manage all the necessary requirements to be successful. At MyOrganicCompany, we would like to help and make one part of your life slightly more manageable with our scholarship! 

    Members of our staff have personally struggled with juggling life while being single parents, and together we voted to give back to our community. We know that students who are single parents have lower graduation rates and far more college debt on average (not to include that additional stress/anxiety from having to manage parenthood while studying and part-time or full-time jobs!). Based on data from a longitudinal study, "Of students seeking a bachelor’s degree, only about a fifth of students who are single parents will graduate with a bachelor’s degree within six years, compared with two-thirds of students who are not single parents."

    In fact, just simply growing up in a single family household can become an educational disadvantage. One study confirms the disadvantage, "Twelve percent of that group of teens from single-parent families had earned a college degree by the time they were 24, compared with 38 percent of those from two-parent families." This large difference is a hurdle we want to help overcome!

    Furthermore, a parent's education can strongly predict students’ educational attainment, based on how far in school their parents progressed. For example, increasing a mother’s years of education by 1 standard deviation, or 2.6 years, added about three-quarters of a year to children’s completed schooling, according to the study.

    With all that being said, we at MyOrganicCompany are devoted to giving back and helping single parents, so we can help bridge the gaps! With our scholarship, we are giving graduate and college students a chance to earn $2,000 towards their education!

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below:

     For the graduate scholarship - Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

    For the high school senior scholarship - all applications submitted during the second application timeline and first application timeline of the following year will be reviewed. College acceptance and enrollment will be verified before awarding scholarship.

    Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must be a single parent or child of a single parent. All fields of study and GPAs will be considered