"Emerging Visionaries Scholarship"Deadline:11/4/21Do you have a vision to transform your community - and the world- for the better? Where others see problems, do you see potential? Tell us how you are tackling financial barriers or social issues in your community and beyond. At this moment, our country faces many complex challenges. From addressing the burden of student debt to advocating for inclusion, we need bold, innovative solutions.Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a national recognition program that celebrates young people for their innovative solutions to financial and societal challenges facing their communities. If that sounds like you, you may be an Emerging Visionary!
We are accepting applications from(young leaders ages 14-18) who are bringing powerful vision and real change to their communities. The program supports young people across the country who are making change that focuses on two categories: solutions to financial barriers and solutions to social issues.If selected, you may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards and an all-expenses paid trip with your parent or guardian to Prudential headquarters, as well as coaching and skills development to help take your solution to the next level.
Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a collaboration between Prudential Financial and Ashoka, a leading social impact organization. Emerging Visionaries is an evolution of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a program that for 26 years has celebrated young people who are tackling society's most pressing issues."Hispanic Heritage Foundation"Deadline:11/14/21The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 23rd year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, Sports & Fitness, Sustainability and Technology.Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.Once selected, recipients will be celebrated in 10 virtual ceremonies and will become part of our broader HHF network of 200,000 professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America's priorities in the classroom and workforce.Eligibilty:Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2022Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scaleMust enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2022-2023Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatoryBe a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA"Elk Most Valuable Student Scholarship"Deadline:11/15/21The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2022 competition.Male and female students compete separately.Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners in late April, 2022. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)The 20 Top Finalists traditionally* participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 Finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.Who Can Apply:Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
High school graduates are not eligible to applyApplicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify"Jack Kent Cook Foundation Scholarship"Deadline:11/18/21The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.Program Experience:Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive.This highly competitive scholarship includes:Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.Ability to pursue any area of study.Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the student experience.Eligibility Requirements:
(The 2022 College Scholarship Program application is open until November 18, 2021. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.)"Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. ScholarshipFor Young Hispanic Leaders"Deadline:11/30/21Since 1982, USHLI has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships to students from disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership. Application deadline November 30, 2021 @ 11:59 PM CTRecipients will receive a non-renewable scholarship:An academic scholarship ($1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students.A conference scholarship to attend the 40th USHLI National ConferenceScholarship Qualifications:Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 academic year.(This includes high school seniors, college freshman, sophmores, and juniors up to age 25.)Scholarship Requirements:(Must complete both background & leadership essays)
- Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022.
- Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022.
- GPA – Earn a minimum, cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
- Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000
"Education Matter Scholarship"Deadline:11/30/21As a scholarship seeker, you're probably already well-aware of the importance of an education. But, what about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it?While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.Submit an online written response to the question:"What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less)
- Tell us about your background – In 500 words or more, submit a self-description including your family history (parents/guardian, siblings), life, and/or work experiences that have influenced you. Finally, describe your most significant achievement? Did you overcome any obstacles or challenges? If so, how?
- Leadership Essay – Submit a 500-750 word essay on the future of Latinx (Hispanics) in America, the kind of leadership needed, and any role you hope to play in providing such leadership. How will this benefit your community? What can USHLI do to help you achieve your goals?
- Optional Essay – What else would you like to share with us, relevant to your application being selected for this scholarship?
- Portrait Picture – Applicants must submit a recent photograph (high-resolution, color, size: 2.5 x 3.5 ratios, PNG, JPG, or GIF). The picture should be suitable (headshot) for use in any printed literature announcing the recipients. Selfies are not accepted.
- Resume – Applicants must submit a one-page resume in PDF format of their work experience, academic accomplishments, and other relevant information.
- Unofficial Transcript – Applicants must submit the most updated transcript (College freshmen please submit your high school transcript). All transcripts must be uploaded as a PDF document in the application.
Letters of Recommendation – Applicants must submit two (2) letters of recommendation that meet the following requirements: letters should focus on the applicant’s leadership abilities and past academic performance, while also indicating an ability or desire to effectively serve their community. The application will require you to submit your references’ contact information. Once your application is submitted, an email will be sent to your references with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. We require one (1) reference to be from an academic source and one (1) reference to be from a professional or community service setting. Examples may include but are not limited to Teacher, Advisor, Supervisor, Employer, Coach, etc. All letters of recommendation are due December 15, 2021.