Submitted by Perry L. Newell, Funding College Project.
It’s been a difficult and challenging period for some of our participants. It is our hope that we can assist and be of benefit to you, now and in the future. We believe that for some this will be a look at the present and for others a look into a future that can be.
WHAT IS THE FUNDING COLLEGE PROJECT – Success is measured in a number of ways; by developing an intimate understanding as to what success is and represents for you. Success is measured by a state of mind, not by tangibles. How have you handled stress or failure? Don’t let others keep score of your victories.
The Funding College Project is about finding and using techniques and strategies to support school aged and post high school activities. We work with students and families internationally. We identify, alerting interested parties to existing options, building contacts, answering questions, complete forms and make nominations for prizes and awards.
The Research continues for the addition of the Cash for Kids, which will provide Elementary & Middle School student families, an array of resources which is reported until January. Adding this Foundational effort, where we attempt to identify a number of Honors and Awards in our mixture for those in elementary, middle, high, vocational school college and into adulthood.
As an OPEN PLATFORM, we invite and encourage others to share their offers or information. Because The Funding College Project, and Cash for Kids does not require registration and does not collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13, we are able to include a comprehensive list of awards available to students under age 13 and in grades 8 and below.
The Funding College Project, and Cash for Kids are non-commercial activities and have been asked to supply to individuals, organizations, newspapers, and community bulletin boards serving the area with information about active honors, awards, scholarships and insightful advice.
Join The Posse Or Nominate a Student
The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of the 21st century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix. The key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. Posse’s primary aim is to train these leaders of tomorrow. www.possefoundation.org/ Or www.possefoundation.org/nominator-login
THE CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND, expands educational opportunity, providing scholarships to families in need to attend the K-8 schools that best meet their needs, regardless of their ability to pay or where they live. We also support scholarship programs and reform efforts that help all children get the education they deserve. Learn More: scholarshipfund.org
A BETTER CHANCE – Refers academically talented students entering grades 6 through 11 to some of the nation’s finest independent and public schools to be considered for placement. www.abetterchance.org/
QUESTBRIDGE – REFER A STUDENT connects academically outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to the nation’s best colleges. Referrals help us reach students who may not know that a top college can be affordable — and even free — for students from low-income backgrounds.
The College Prep Scholars Program for high school juniors opens in early February and the application is due in late March. The National College Match for high school seniors opens in late summer and the application is due in late September.
REFER STUDENTS WHO:
- Excel academically by earning primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available and displaying intellectual curiosity and strong writing ability.
- Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with minimal assets, and often qualify for their school’s free or reduced-price meals.
- Exhibit strong character, as resilience, integrity, and motivation to succeed.
When you refer students to QuestBridge, we will send them information about our programs. You can refer younger students and we will contact them when they become eligible. Referrals are not required to apply and students can opt out of our communications at any time. www.questbridge.org/
A smart 6th grade student needs to look at what could be a $40,000 offer!
YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from families across the nation who have financial need.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – An undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.
UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP – A highly-selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges or universities.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded over $222 million in scholarships to over 2,800 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive educational advising and other support services. The Foundation has also provided $115 million in grants to organizations that serve such students. Learn More: www.jkcf.org/
Find a clearer path to college, earlier – Earn micro‑scholarships from colleges for your achievements as early as 9th grade… www.raise.me/
Act Six provides leadership training and full scholarships for urban and community leaders who want to make a difference on campus and in their communities (www.actsix.org/) APPLICATION OPENS SOON.
WASHINGTON STATE SPACE GRANT FOR ENTERING FRESHMEN – Washington NASA State Space Grant Consortium offers educational and research programs related to NASA’s missions on Earth and in space. They also serve as a NASA point of contact for Washington residents. Space Grant programs include college and university scholarships, graduate fellowships, research opportunities, courses, teaching resources, public events and more through a network of affiliate institutions around Washington state. waspacegrant.org/
IT TAKES MORE THAN FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO REACH COLLEGE GRADUATION
Can our $20,000 help? That’s why the Dell Scholars program was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face while pursuing a degree. Even so, we recognize that college costs can be a significant burden for many students and their families. Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship plus lots of non-monetary support. www.dellscholars.org/
THE GATES SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS – The Gates Scholarship will fund 300 students per year, starting with 2018, totaling 3,000 students over the life of the program. With the launch of this program in 2017, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues its long-standing commitment to helping outstanding minority students who come from low-income backgrounds realize their maximum potential.
This prestigious scholarship program is based on evidence that by eliminating the financial barriers to college, a last-dollar scholarship can enable high-potential, low-income minority students to excel in their course work, graduate college, and continue to be leaders through-out their lives.
In addition to funding, The Gates Scholarship will provide further support to Scholars, by engaging with them and their institutions in a variety of ways, to ensure they have access to the resources and services they need, from their first to last day of classes, through graduation and the transition to their chosen careers. Learn More: www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
MALDEF SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE – 2021-2022 – The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status. www.maldef.org/resources/scholarship-resource-guide/
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
College scholarships for students with disabilities can help a great many people attend school a lot easier. There are hundreds of thousands of people in our country today that suffer from some form of disability. Many foundations, organizations, and companies have set up specific monetary rewards that can help these individuals attain a high quality of life by attending college through various types of scholarships for the disabled. Disability scholarships are not sparse. There are plenty out there for those who take the time to look and apply. Learn More: www.disabilityscholarships.us/
THE DREAM AWARD – NOW OPEN – Who Can Qualify? Applicants for the Dream Award must:
- Be at least 17 years of age.
- Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
- Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2021.
- Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2022.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2022-23 academic year.
- Be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
- Demonstrate financial need
UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP – Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to help students fulfill their college dreams. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.5 billion to more than 2.8 million students … and counting. scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/
INSPIRE STUDENTS & YOU CAN WIN A GRANT! Ages: 4 – 18 Only. Grand Prize: Student Prizes – $100,000 – Educator Grants – $5,000 – The deadline to submit an entry for the current Paradigm Challenge is May 1, 2022. Learn More: www.projectparadigm.org/
OFFERING OPPORTUNITY FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL TO GRADUATE SCHOOL
WHEN LOOKING FOR WAY TO BROADEN YOUR EXPERIENCE YOU MIGHT TRY STATE GOVERNMENT…
Senate & House Page Program – Be at least 14 years of age and have not reached your 17th birthday – Provide a Social Security card in order to receive the page stipend of $35 per day – Applications to serve as a Senate Page in 2022 will open November 1, 2021. Learn More: House: leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx or Senate: leg.wa.gov/senate/administration/pageprogram/pages/default.aspx
Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council – WASHINGTON’S OFFICIAL YOUTH VOICE The Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is the only nonpartisan youth-led committee empowered by state law to represent the official voice of Washington youth to the Legislature.
Each year, a select group of 14-18 year old students from a diverse range of political, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds are appointed to the council by the Lt. Governor’s Office with the help of existing members. On the council, students spend two years learning about and engaging directly with the legislative process by making meaningful policy recommendations to the Legislature. Established in 2005 as the brainchild of then-12 year old Alex Jonlin, a semi-finalist for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Innovations in Government award, LYAC is enduring proof of teenagers’ ability to make change in their communities. If you are a young person in Washington entering grades 9-11 in fall 2021, you are eligible to apply. Application deadline is March 31st. Learn More: www.walyac.org/
Legislative Internship Program – The Washington State Legislature offers full-time internship positions each Legislative Session for college and university students. The majority of these positions are undergraduate policy internships, where students work in Olympia as staff for members of the House of Representatives or Senate. Applications for the 2022 session open September 1, 2021 with a priority deadline of October 15, 2021 and a final deadline of October 20, 2021. More: leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/InternshipApplication.aspx
Graduate Intern Program – The Office of Program Research sponsors a legal internship program and a public affairs internship program for law students or public administration graduate students who have completed at least one year toward their respective degrees. The program typically includes two legal interns and one public affairs intern each year. Assignments vary depending on the activities and needs of the House committees. Generally, projects include researching legal and policy issues, analyzing legislative proposals, and drafting potential legislation for consideration during session. Learn More: leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/OPRGeneral/Pages/GraduateInternProgram.aspx
Siobhan, now a graduate of the University of Washington, class 2021. She went there to study International Politics and Security. We encountered her as a fourth grade student hosting The Reverend Cannon Rosina Ampah OSH – Cape Coast, Ghana from The Diocese of Ghana in West Africa. A City of Lakewood Youth Advisory Council, as a Senate Page she worked with her 28th District Senator, served on the State Legislative Youth Advisory Council, a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America and Actor. Her moment in the spotlight came from a news report presented by NBC affiliate KING 5 allowed her to talk about conditions in her school district.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Innovations in Government – The Innovations in American Government Awards is the nation’s preeminent program devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector. The program highlights exemplary models of government innovation and advances efforts to address the nation’s most pressing public concerns. Since its inception in 1985, the Program has received over 27,000 applications and recognized nearly 500 government initiatives since it was established in 1985 with funding from the Ford Foundation.
The Awards serve as a catalyst for bringing creative and effective solutions to some of government’s most urgent and seemingly intractable challenges. After a rigorous process of identification and evaluation, a national selection committee of distinguished scholars and practitioners, selects the top programs. Such programs receive grant funding and significant press coverage. The Innovations Awards Program works vigorously to disseminate the valuable lessons offered by these initiatives. Learn More: ash.harvard.edu/innovations-government
Application for Seed Internships 2022 Opens in the Fall
Apply to multiple businesses and Seed Internship opportunities through a single application. 10-week paid internship and uniquely-tailored professional development curriculum. Geared toward college students and recent grads with Pierce County roots. Minimum $15 per hour wages –
30-36 hour work week. Learn More: www.seedinternships.org/
Sallie Mae – Are you looking for free money to pay for college? Applying for scholarships is a great place to begin. And finding scholarships that match your skills and interests is easier than you think with Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae. Simply fill out your profile to tell us about yourself, and we’ll match you to scholarships that are right for you. Learn More: www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/
Be a Coca-Cola Scholar – Our application is open! High school seniors, apply for our $20,000 college scholarship by October 31, 2021. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in our future — offering college scholarships to exceptional high school students dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. Learn More: www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
U.S. Bank Student Scholarship – Get a chance to win up to $10,000 toward your education with the U.S. Bank Student Scholarship.* PROMOTION PERIOD: The Promotion begins on or about 12 a.m. Central Time (CT) on August 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on October 30, 2021 (the “Promotion Period”). Link: www.usbank.com/financialiq/manage-your-household/student-center/enter-to-win-the-student-union-scholarship.html
THE ACCESS PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND are designed to promote academic excellence and expand college opportunities for Tacoma Public Schools middle and high school students from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education.
Access Programs are open to students in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in the Tacoma School District who are members of one or more of the following groups:
- first-generation college students
- minoritized groups underrepresented in higher education
- groups with socioeconomic statuses underrepresented in higher education
Access Programs include three types of programs
- Access to College Initiatives: academic-year tutoring/mentoring/academic support and Access Club activities in Tacoma Public Schools middle and secondary schools and Tuesday Night Tutoring and College Access Days on the University of Puget Sound campus
- Summer Academic Challenge: four-week tuition free STEAM program at the University of Puget Sound campus
- Access Cohort Program: provides financial, academic, and social support to Access Program students who enroll at the University of Puget Sound. Link: www.pugetsound.edu/access-programs
Facing labor shortage, the construction industry finds hope in Pierce County youth – Pierce County Master Builders Association is launching a partnership with the Pierce County Skills Center (PCSC) to introduce students to construction trades. PCSC offers career and technical education programs in 10 school districts across Pierce County, including Tacoma, Bethel, Eatonville, Fife, Franklin Pierce, Orting, Steilacoom, Sumner, University Place and White River. The center enrolls about 550 students. High school juniors and seniors should explore the Dual Credit options visit the school or review their offerings at: www.bethelsd.org/pcsc or on YouTube: youtu.be/ebgQQAzVDoI
It’s FREE – We are trying to spread the word about Honors, Awards and Scholarships to as many people as can be reached, please share this information widely.
We produce and have material published pretty often (some our past work can be found at thesubtimes.com/ – Search – Perry L. Newell or Funding College Project) however, we have folks in 43 countries asking for it all the time.
The Research continues for the addition of the Cash for Kids, an effort which will provide Elementary & Middle School student families, an array resources, which is reported from June to January. By adding this in our mixture for those in elementary, middle, high, vocational school college and into adulthood. Our process and documents are designed to provide information to an international audience and offer a look ahead for some and a reminder to others.
The 2021 Congressional App Challenge is open for registration. Student sign-up for the 2021 Congressional App Challenge is now open. Eligible students can register. The leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Internet Education Foundation sought to foster an appreciation for computer science and STEM. That year House leadership brought to the floor and overwhelmingly passed House Resolution 77 – Academic Competition Resolution, the Chairwoman of the Committee on House Administration, spoke on the House floor about the need to inspire students to pursue careers in computer science. Learn more: www.congressionalappchallenge.us/
WASHINGTON GRANT PROGRAMS – Washington State offers a number of scholarships and grants that seek to help parents and students pay for the RISING costs of secondary education. The state offers a good mix of awards that help economically disadvantaged students, are designed to attract students into an industry experiencing a shortage or that reward educational excellence. www.collegegrant.net/washington/
SEARCH MORE THAN 8,000 SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID AWARD OPPORTUNITIES. – Look through the whole list of scholarships, arranged in order of closest deadline… Narrow your list with “Search by keyword.” Enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking to apply. Use the filters to see only awards for certain award types, locations, level of study, and more… www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Training/find-scholarships.aspx
APPRENTICESHIP.GOV – Apprenticeships are another great way to jump-start your career. U.S. Department of Education – College Scorecard. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend. www.apprenticeship.gov/apprenticeship-finder
Applications for Spotlight 2022 are now open! Southern California High School students of ALL skill levels are encouraged to apply for FREE. Much more than a competition, Spotlight provides performing arts scholarships and artistic development to empower high school students by emphasizing preparation, courage, critical thinking and perseverance, while also providing an invaluable opportunity for students to hone their skills! $100,000 in cash scholarships are awarded each year to students. Link: www.musiccenter.org/spotlight
College Scorecard – The College Scorecard is a US Department of Education data initiative providing transparency and consumer information related to individual institutions of higher education and individual fields of study within those institutions. College Scorecard brings together information on postsecondary costs, graduation rates, student loan debt, post-college earnings, and more. Link: collegescorecard.ed.gov/
It is believed that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not been invented yet.
Entry and success are often measured by talent, ability and understanding.
The Music Industry like many other fields of engagement is always looking for individuals who understand the component parts of success and are willing to do those things necessary to be successful.
This fall the Funding College Project will take a look at this industry and report the opportunities we’ve found at: www.educatingouryouth.org