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Comcast Leaders and achievers scholarship

Deadline is December 7, 2018

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need

For more information and to apply, please visit the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship website

The JFK Library Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Open to all grades - Deadline is January 18, 2019

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

Contest Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

For contest information, including eligibility, requirements and submission, please visit the JFK Library Profile in Courage Essay website

the junior league of orange county scholarship

Deadline is March 1, 2019

The Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc., (JLOCC) is pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants to compete for our annual Scholarships Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. This year, up to $4,000 will be awarded to deserving students who are striving to pursue a college degree.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently a graduating high school senior or a post-secondary student
  • High school or post-secondary grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Pending acceptance to a post-secondary institution (required for receipt of scholarship)
  • If registering as a part-time student, proof of 20 or more hours of work per week
  • Agreement to attend the JLOCC June 2018 meeting to accept any award or send an appropriate designee (parent, executive director of the project/program, foster parent, etc.)
  • Scholars should be willing to update the JLOCC about their academic experience by May 2019
  • May not be an immediate relative of a JLOCC member (i.e. sibling, daughter, son)
  • Scholars must use the funds awarded within one calendar year from the official award date

For more information and to download the application, please visit the JLOCC Scholarship website

hazel cubbon greenleaf scholarship

Deadline is Monday 8, 2019 by 5:00pm - Please read Deadline Directions below

The Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship is supported through the estate of Mrs. Greenleaf. Mrs. Greenleaf was a teacher and administrator in the Newport Beach schools for most of her adult life. Academic excellence is not the sole criteria for eligibility. The scholarship was established to provide funding for average deserving students who have shown promise and improvement throughout their high school experience.

Eligible Students:

Students applying for this scholarship should be graduating from high school in the spring of the application year. The scholarship is offered to students who are attending a high school which is part of one of the school districts listed in the brochure. Students who apply should be enrolling in the Fall 2019 in a transfer or vocational education program at a community college or four-year college of their choosing.

Application/Deadline Process:

Students may download the application from the Orange Coast College website at www.orangecoastcollege.edu. Click on “Student Services”, “Scholarship Office”, “Greenleaf Scholarship”. Applications should be received in the Orange Coast College Foundation Office no later than Monday April 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. Finalists will be contacted via e-mail by Friday April 26, 2019 if they are selected for an interview. Interviews will take place on Wednesday May 15, 2019 in the afternoon.

For more information and to download the application, please visit the Greenleaf Scholarship website