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Scholarship Opportunities

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarship opportunities are posted in Naviance.  Keep checking for additional opportunities.  If you have any questions about the opportunities listed below, please stop by the Guidance Office.

CHARACTER COUNTS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY ($500 scholarship) – awarded on the six pillars of Character Counts…trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.  Deadline:  March 1, 2018

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION – MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000, $500, $300, $250, $150 scholarships) – awarded to high school seniors based on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Apply online at www.enf.elks.org/mvs  Deadline: November 30, 2017

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION – LEGACY AWARDS ($4,000 scholarship) – any child or grandchild of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2015 or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2015, is eligible to apply.  Apply online at www.enf.elks.org/mvs    Deadline:  February 2, 2018

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST  - high school juniors and seniors for the 2017-18 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE”S essay contest.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1000 words on the provided topic.  One $10,000, one $5,000 and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants.  To enter, visit www.THEFIRE.ORG/CONTEST Deadline:  December 31, 2017 

MARYLAND SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION ($500 scholarship) – consists of a 300-500 word essay which includes examples of how your school counselor has helped you and how that counselor made difference in your life.  Apply online at www.mscaonline.org       Deadline:  November 30, 2017

MERITUS MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY, INC. ($2,000 x 4 years) – awarded to high school seniors who have been accepted into a health career curriculum such as nursing, x-ray technician, lab technicians, physical or occupational therapy technician, etc.  Deadline: February 15, 2018

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ($10,000 - $40,000) – awarded to high school senior who demonstrates at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship as well as strong academic performance.  Deadline:  January 4, 2018

SUNTRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES – Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.   Enter at:  www.suntrust.com/offtocollege

HCC SCHOLARSHIPS – There are numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend HCC with different requirement and deadlines.  Visit their website www.hagerstowncc.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY – There are numerous scholarships available for students with different requirements and deadlines.  Visit their website www.cfwcmd.org