Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of January 16

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship are now available. The scholarship is valued at up to $28,000 over four years. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Click here to learn more about the scholarship and to access the link to the application.

Business is Global Program

The highly desirable Business is Global summer program at IU is accepting applications until April 5th. This unique, two‐week summer program from July 2-15, is for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Business is Global program offers students the opportunity to be transported into a world of international business, language, and culture from around the world. No passport necessary! The program is a unique blend of culture, language, and international business learning that will provide students an introduction into the myriad opportunities available in today’s global marketplace. Click here for more information and to apply.

Morehead State University Summer Arts Academy

Morehead State University is offering their Summer Arts Academy, whose mission is to nurture students’ development in the arts in a setting which allows interaction with expert faculty and the opportunity to work with other students. The Academy runs June 4-10, 2017 and the application deadline is May 1, 2017. Experiences are available in: Music – including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba/euphonium, percussion, choir, voice, guitar (jazz, blues, rock country) and piano, Art & Design (ceramics, graphic design, art and identity, photography), and Theatre Creative Writing. 50 $100 merit scholarships are available. Click here for pricing, applications, and other information.

Harding University Honors Media and Culture Program

Harding University, through their Honors College and the Summer Academic Institute, is offering their Honors Media and Culture Program for rising high school seniors. This two week program is designed for select students and awards three hours of transferable college credit to those who successfully complete the session. You will study the power of media, examine cultural narratives, and help tell important stories as you learn about your own story. Distinguished faculty from across campus will lead you through a thought-provoking study of media and culture from a Christian worldview. You will read, write, photograph, edit, record, document, interview, and publish – but mostly you will think. The goal is to broaden your worldview one story at a time. The program is held on the campus of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas from June 16-30, 2017. Upon meeting admissions requirements and the recommendation of your high school media sponsor, you will be given an additional $50 scholarship for your award winning publication participation. Also, you will receive another $100 discount is you apply soon. Click here for more information about this summer enrichment opportunity, program requirements, and payment.

Davidson College JULY EXPERIENCE at Davidson

Spend three weeks at Davidson College, located just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Be challenged by courses taught by Davidson faculty. Live in residence halls with students from across the country and around the world, led by counselor/mentors who are current Davidson students. Participate in workshops on the selective admissions process with Davidson admission staff. Enjoy trips to Charlotte and the lake campus, Davidson traditions, and getting to know the town of Davidson. Click here for more information.

Johns Hair Style Scholarship

Click here for more information about this scholarship, which is for any college major. Eligibility includes 2.5 GPA or higher, acceptance and enrollment at an accredited school, ACT/SAT scores, 250 word essay, extracurricular activities, recommendations, etc.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarships

Click here for more information regarding several scholarships offered through the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation. Please note that for most of their scholarships, students do not have to be from a farm family. To apply for these scholarships, a student must have either a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or a minimum 23 ACT score. All applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2017 to be considered. Winners will be notified by May 19, 2017. On the final page of the link, you will see a list of scholarships and any additional eligibility requirements. Scholarship students from Jefferson County are eligible for are under the statewide scholarships listing. These scholarships are especially applicable to students who want to go into such fields as: animal health/veterinary technology or related field and attending a Kentucky college, children of farm families attending a Kentucky college, or students just looking for a scholarship opportunity.

SPAVA Peacemaker Scholarship and Peacemaker Activity Award

Norton Children’s Prevention and Wellness and the Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence among Adolescents (SPAVA) currently has two funding opportunities for middle and high school students:

1) SPAVA Peacemaker Scholarship (two $1000 awards): Applications are now being accepted for scholarships for Jefferson County, KY high school students in grades 11 or 12 who exhibit compassion and promote peacemaking in their school/community. Click here for application and instructions.

2) Peacekeeper Activity Award (two $500 awards): $500 in funding is available for youth in 6th-10th grade in a school in Jefferson County, KY to turn thought into action and make an impact to promote peace, tolerance, acceptance, non-violence, and/or conflict resolution. Two winners will be selected to implement their program for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for the application and instructions.

Timeline: Applications for both awards are due by 4:00PM on March 21, 2017. Selections will be made in early May, with winners being notified shortly after.

Hamilton Scholars Program

Click here to learn more about the Hamilton Scholars Program – the value of the scholarship is $500, but there is a significant amount of support available to students earning this award to help with the college process.