November Scholarships

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Scholarship 
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Criteria: Open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a high school, home study program, or an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school.
Description: This scholarship is a "Voice of Democracy Audio Essay" competition- students record a 3-5 minute essay on cassette tape or CD.  This year's theme is"My Responsibility to America."
Amount: Winners win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. in February 2017 and up to $30,000 in scholarships.
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Elita Hawley Central California AFS Endowment Fund Scholarship 
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Criteria: Applicants must be current or prospective AFS participants who live in Central California pursuing an AFS study abroad program.
Description: This program gives scholarships to students in Central California who participate in AFS and show a financial need.
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
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Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Criteria: High school seniors who demonstrate leadership and financial need are eligible.
Description: The Most Valuable Student Scholarship program has helped thousands of students who need financial assistance to fulfill their dreams of attending college. These scholars are at or near the top of their class,active in school and community activities and recognized as leaders by their peers.
Amount: $4,000 to $50,000
For more information: Click on the 2016 MVS application link at,
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program 
November 30, 2016
Criteria: Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring; intend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college beginning in the following fall; earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in high school; SAT combine critical reading math score of 1200 or above or ACT composite score of 26 or above; demonstrate financial need (will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000, however, anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant).
Description: Cooke College Scholarship recipients are selected from a nationwide applicant pool. Selection criteria focus on exceptional academic ability and achievements, financial need, persistence, leadership, and service to help others. A rigorous application review includes consideration of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, recommendations, and family finances. 
Award: Receive up to $40,000 per year to a 4-year accredited undergraduate institution to pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees. 
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