Since 1989, the Milken Scholars Program has been helping high school seniors on their way to a successful future, through financial assistance but most importantly with ongoing mentoring and support as they enroll in college–and beyond. As members of a growing and diverse network of undergraduate college students, graduate students and professional leaders around the world, Milken Scholars can travel their road to achieve big dreams, knowing they are not alone.
Recognition Dinner • Annual Summit • Community Service Support for Internships • Academic and Career Exploration Fund Ongoing Counseling and Support • College and Alumni Networks
High School Seniors must be nominated by their guidance or college counselors. Contact your counselor for more information.
Demonstrated Leadership and Community Service Minimum GPA of 3.6 or 90 Percent
Test Optional: SAT or ACT are not required to apply during 2020-21 School Year
Financial or other Obstacles
A U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or individual granted deferred action status under the DACA Program
Please visit www.milkenscholars.org for more information about the Milken Scholars Program.
Milken Scholars Program
1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 phone: 800.654.5675
A joint initiative of the Milken Institute and the Milken Family Foundation.
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The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.
Selected Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance to earn a bachelor’s degree, that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, and room and board, and may also include some additional personal costs.
TGS also provides Scholars with various online support services designed to help them excel in their degree programs, graduate, and make a successful transition to their chosen careers. These include career services, mentoring, leadership development, wellness, and knowledge building.
High school senior
From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.
*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.
An ideal candidate will also have:
An outstanding high school academic record (e.g., be in the top 10 percent of his/her graduating class)
Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, and extracurricular, or other activities)
Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
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|The Horatio Alger Association offers one of the largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who’ve faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are primarily focused on recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, they seek students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.|
The application period for high school seniors pursuing bachelor’s degree programs ends October 25. The application for career and technical education is open until August 15; this is for students pursuing associate degrees or technical certifications.
For more information, visit their website.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation SCHOLARSHIP
COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
Established in 1989, the Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, as well as school and community service among college-bound students who have overcome social, economic or other obstacles. Over the past thirty years, 483 high school students have been selected to become Milken Scholars. They attend or have graduated from over 69 colleges and universities across the country.
Milken Scholars receive financial assistance totaling up to $10,000 and a range of resources that include:
· An annual monetary recognition award of $2,000 for each of their four years of college
· A $2,000 fund to assist them as they prepare to enter the workforce or pursue graduate school
· Ongoing academic and career-related counseling
· Assistance with career-related experiences through internships and shadowing opportunities
Milken Scholars must commit to maintaining a 3.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate career and attend all annual program activities (expenses paid), including an annual three-day Summit that takes place each summer. Scholars are also encouraged to participate in community service activities in their home and/or school community.
Students who will graduate from high school by June of 2021 are currently eligible for nomination to the Milken Scholars Program. They are identified by college advisors at their high schools in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles County and must demonstrate the following:
· Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (un-weighted) or 90 in all academic high school subject areas
· Minimum composite SAT I score of 1350 with results submitted for Critical Reading and Math or an ACT score of 29 (these scores may be a combination from multiple test sittings)
· Active participation in community service activities
· A record of leadership
· Financial or other obstacles
· United States Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
· Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection
Nomination forms can be completed by Ms. Abrams.
TIME 2000 for math teachers
Queens College offers scholarships to students in the teacher education program in mathematics. Go to TIME2000.qc.cuny.edu
COLLEGE BOARD OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships is an exciting new scholarship program. Students don’t have to write an essay, fill out an application, or have a specific GPA or test score to participate. The program gives students a simple six-step college plan and rewards students with scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000 for simply completing the actions they need to take in order to apply to college. 4,000 students each year will earn scholarships totaling $5 million, and at least half of all the scholarships ($2.5 million) are designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. For more information, please see Scholarship Details and the Official Rules.
Hunter College Scholars Program
Nursing ScholarsRoosevelt ScholarsYalow Scholars
|Incoming Scholars: Submit your completed Student FERPA Release and Acceptance of Program Terms and Rules form here: Upload Form ➡WELCOMEThe Honors Scholar Programs offer students a variety of advantages and support that can help create an extraordinary learning experience at Hunter College. The programs offer merit scholarships, learning communities, dedicated academic advisors and faculty mentors, priority registration, and freshman year priority access to residence life. Honors Scholars are encouraged to work towards honors in their major or interdisciplinary studies, postgraduate education, and high-impact educational experiences (e.g. study abroad, research, internships).Athena | Humanities & Social SciencesDaedalus | Computer ScienceMuse | Visual & Performing ArtsNursing | Leadership in NursingRoosevelt | Public Policy & Civic EngagementYalow | Scientific Research & Pre-HealthDuring the first semester, students take five courses from the core curriculum, plus the First Year Seminar (FYS 100) course that serves as a foundation for developing academic skills and plans. This structure aids students in exploring related programs of study while meeting key first-year requisites, connections with faculty, and support from a close-knit community. In addition to a faculty advisor, all honors scholar students are assigned a dedicated academic advisor to assist with major selection, course planning, and life skills building.BENEFITSScholars receive the following benefits while pursuing their bachelor’s degree:Merit scholarship* for eight semesters of full-time study**Dedicated Academic Advisor for help creating academic plans, life skills, preparing you for internships, study abroad, and honors opportunitiesPriority registration to allow you to register for classes earlySpecial programs including first-year seminar, events, and co-curricular activities to foster intellectual curiosity and connections with other students, faculty, and advisorsPriority access to a room in one of our residence halls for your freshman year*-This scholarship requires annual completion of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal·Student Aid) even though the scholarship award is merit-based. If a student does not file a·FAFSA, whether because of ineligibility or for any other reason, the student will lose the·scholarship award but may still participate in the support and academic opportunities of the·Program.**-The scholarship is removed at the conclusion of the 8th term since the date of the first term attended. I.e. a student who started in Fall 2019 will receive the scholarship until Spring 2023.·A student’s continued participation in the Program requires maintaining status as a full-time·student in good standing and compliance with the Program’s requirements, to the extent·applicable, as set forth in the rules & terms agreement.APPLYINGThe Fall 2020 application is now available. Apply for Freshmen Scholar Programs|
NYS DREAM Act Application Now Available
The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered grants and scholarships that support their higher education costs. To qualify for NYS financial aid under the NYS DREAM Act, students must meet certain eligibility criteria. Eligible students can apply for NYS grant and scholarship programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program, Excelsior Scholarship, and Enhanced Tuition Awards.Detailed information, as well as a link to the NYS DREAM application, is found at hesc.ny.gov/dream.
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
HACER scholarships are local and national scholarships awarded to Hispanic students beginning their freshman year of college. The scholarships are offered by McDonald’s through local Ronald McDonald House Charities. Keep reading to learn if you qualify, how to apply, and see how much you could be awarded.HACER Scholarship: Application Tips, Requirements And More
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QUESTBRIDGE NATIONAL COLLEGE MATCH
$200,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE NATION’S LEADING COLLEGES.
Students must have outstanding academic records and be from low-income backgrounds. Visit www.questbridge.org to see if you are eligible.
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