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December Newsletter

Remember to check the November newsletter for other scholarships that may have a December deadline. 

Even though you may have missed the December 1 priority deadline for scholarships to colleges/universities, you still need to apply.  Scholarships are awarded in rounds, so get your applications in.

ACT – December 8  and February 9.

File your FAFSA if you have not already. 

Scholarship information:

Winners of the 2010 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest will receive a cash award.  For complete guidelines on The Profile in Courage Award visit www.jfklibrary.org by January 8.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program offers scholarships.  In order to apply, you must be African American, American Indian, Asian, or Hispanic American, have at least a 3.3 gpa, and financial need.  Applications are available at www.gmsp.org.  Deadline is January 10.

The AXA Achievement Scholarship has a new deadline of Dec. 15.  Go to www.axa-achievement.com to apply.

The American Cancer Society Scholarship is for anyone having had a diagnosis of cancer before the age of 21.  Apply at www.cancer.org by Feb. 1.

The Burger Kings scholarship program is for students with at least a 2.5 gpa.  You can apply from Nov. 15 through January 10 at http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org.

Visit www.educationisfreedom.org/Home/StudentParentToolKit.aspx for several scholarship opportunities.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation's youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. Since 2003, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,382,000.  Students are encouraged to apply at www.NFIB.com/YEA by December 18.

The Louisiana Association of School and Administrators of Federally Assisted Programs sponsors a scholarship program for seniors planning to major in education.  Applications are in the counseling office and the deadline to apply is Feb. 10.

The Louisiana Middle School Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to seniors majoring in education.  Applications are in the counseling office and the deadline is March 7.

High School Sullivan Awards are open to High School seniors in any sport who are or have been AAU Participants.  Apply at www.aausports.org by April 1

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

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