March 2012 College Scholarship Deadlines Loom
If you’re planning to apply for one or more college scholarships there are two important points to consider:
1. Are you qualified? Not every college scholarship is geared to help every student. Some are for students who have declared a specific measure. Others target students based on GPA, location, ethnicity (yes, that is legal) or other factors. If you meet the requirements, then you can apply.
2. What is the deadline? We’ve heard sad stories of students applying for a particular college scholarship, but they waited too late to get their application in. When you find a scholarship you are qualified for, you need to know the due date for the application and plan accordingly.
With these two points in mind, we give to you the following college scholarships with March 2012 deadlines:
Marriott Scholars Program/Hospitality Majors Application — The Marriott Scholars Program offers financial support of up to $9,000 per year for four years for scholarship recipients, but they take that award one step further by offering students continual career guidance and mentoring by Marriott hotel managers and corporate executives. Deadline is March 1, 2012.
A Nurse I Am — Nursing students are eligible to apply for a $2,000 college scholarship sponsored by Cherokee Uniforms. Candidates will need to have watched either version of “A Nurse I Am” – the 32-minute Educational Version or the 62-minute documentary — preferably both, and write a 750-word essay, answering two questions as outlined on the Cherokee website. The deadline is March 1, 2012.
Golden LEAF Scholarship Programs — The Golden LEAF Foundation awards college scholarships to students in qualifying North Carolina counties. Students will be attending participating UNC System universities and private colleges and universities in the Tarheel State. High school seniors are eligible for a four-year college scholarship totaling $12,000 or $3,000 a year over four years. Community college transfer students are eligible for $3,000 a year for up to three years. The deadline is March 1, 2012.
Ashley Marie Easterbrook Internet Scholarship Fund Application — Applicant must currently be a high school student (or home schooled) in the United States, graduating in the spring 2012. Cumulative 4-year grade point average between 3.50 and 3.74. One $1000 award given. Deadline: March 30, 2012.
SAMMY 2012 Program — Sponsored by the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, 25 applicants will be awarded a $7500 college scholarship and will be invited to Orlando to accept their reward. As part of the Nomination Form, each Applicant will be required to write an essay, in English, of no more than 250 words about “How you make milk a part of your breakfast routine to fuel daily achievement in the classroom and on the sports field”. All essays must be the sole, original work of the Applicant, must be typewritten. Deadline is March 19, 2012.
QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship –QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright and motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholarship. The 2012 College Prep Scholarship application is posted in mid-February and is open to high school juniors. Applications are due on March 27, 2012.
36th Annual Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition — Clarinda’s Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is offering scholarships of $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000 to instrumentalists. The vocal scholarships will also be $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2012.
Points to Ponder
Read the scholarship deadline information carefully. Some offer a “postmarked by” date while others require your completed application to submitted by the date provided. The information supplied herein is deemed accurate, however the DEFAULT rules and information is supplied by the scholarship awarder alone.