JANUARY 2017

Project Weather Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000

Description: The Project Weather Scholarship is a one-time award given to one student. Applicants must have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4-point scale and have attended high school within the Bay News 9 viewing area.

Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, January 7, 2017

Application: Available online at www.baynews9.com/projectweather

Tampa Bay Times Fund Career Journalism Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Description: Eligible seniors must reside in the Tampa Bay area and demonstrate an interest in a media/journalism career. This scholarship must be renewed annually.

Deadline: January 20, 2016

Application: Available online at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/32096-Tampa-Bay-Times-Fund

Thursday Musicale Scholarship

Amount: unspecified

Description: This scholarship is given to graduating seniors in Pasco and Hernando Counties who plan to study music in college and make it their career. Auditions will be held late January and early February at the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs. Applicants will be contacted directly to arrange an after-school time.

Deadline: January 20, 2017

Application: See Mrs. Peterson in the media

2017 Union Plus Scholarship Program

Amount: $500 to $4,000

Description: Applicants must be dependent children of current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program; must be accepted into a US accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school. Awards must be used for the 2017-2018 school year.

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Application: Available online at https://1unionplusscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx#4371597136646D517975544F5976596D4E73384E69673D3D

Joyce Schaeffer Scholarship Fund

Amount: Up to $1,000

Description: Applicants must be interested in a law-related career, including, but not limited to, legal assistants, legal secretaries, paralegals, or attorneys. Scholastic ability and leadership qualities are primary criteria for consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for eligibility and the student must attend an accredited college, university, or community college in the state of Florida.

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Application: See Mrs. Peterson in the CRC for applications.

Horatio Alger Technical Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Description: Receive up at $2,500 to pursue a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Deadline: Rolling deadline until all awards have been given out.

Application: Available online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

Gates Millennium Scholar Program

Amount: Unspecified, determined by financial need

Description: Eligible students are African American, Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans or Hispanic Americans who are citizens of the U.S., have an unweighted GPA of 3.3, will be first year college students, and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities. Eligibility also requires that students qualify for Federal Pell Grant funds.

Deadline: Unspecified, mid-January

Application: Available online at http://www.gmsp.org/

WACE National Scholarship Program

Amount: Varied

Description: Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and must be applying to one of the WACE Partner Institutions (Clarkson, Drexel, Johnson and Wales, Merrimack, RIT, SUNY at Oswego, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Wentworth Institute of Technology).

Deadline: Varied based on college, to see deadline dates for each college go to http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/assets/WACE_Co-op_Scholarship_2016-17_Brochure.pdf

Application: Available online at http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html

$1,000 Easy College Money Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Description: This scholarship does not require an essay and has no GPA requirement. Students simply create a free profile at Cappex.com.

Deadline: Awarded Monthly

Application: Available at https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/scholarshipDetails.jsp?scholarshipCode=gp