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Scholarships

           

The National Academy of Engineering is pleased to announce this year’s annual EngineerGirl Essay Contest on the EngineerGirl website!

Students (both boys and girls) in grades 3-12 are invited to write an essay about how engineering has influenced a favorite sport.

Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 are available for the best essays in each of 3 age categories.

Think you can tell us how engineers are keeping the world active?  Submit your essays by March 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm EST.

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Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Continuing Education Scholarships

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio awards continuing education scholarships annually to graduating senior Girl Scouts who epitomize the Girl Scout Mission and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  The number of scholarships available and scholarship value are determined each year based on current funding.  Only graduating senior Girl Scouts may apply.  Completed applications and required documentation (essay, transcript, letters of recommendation) must be submitted to GSNEO by April 1st of each year for consideration.  A screening committee composed of Girl Scout staff and volunteers will evaluate all applications.  Notification of scholarship awards will be made by June 1st of each year.   

GSNEO Girl Scout Scholarship Application

Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship

The Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship is awarded to two Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who complete a Gold Award project in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).This application qualifies Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients, who are starting college in the fall of 2015, to be considered for the STEM $10,000 college scholarship provided by the Alcoa Foundation.  

The two scholarship recipients will receive the first $5,000 for freshman fall semester and the second $5,000 for her fall junior year, if she maintains a 3.0 GPA and plans to continue her education in a STEM related field.   Alcoa will also provide scholarship recipients with an Alcoa mentor for her freshman year. 

Applicants must submit completed applications to GSNEO via programs@gsneo.org by February 13, 2015 at 3:00pm.  

Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship Application

Norsdon Corporation Foundation
Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program

Nordson Corporation provides three different college scholarship programs to help students with unmet financial need access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial burden on students and their families.

The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. Scholarship recipients will be considered for available internship opportunities with Nordson Corporation. These scholarships are targeted at individuals whose permanent residence or postsecondary institution is near a Nordson facility and/or attend a college targeted by Nordson for employment. To be considered, applicants must be pursuing a major in manufacturing, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), or business disciplines, and demonstrate how their area of study prepares them for a career in manufacturing. Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to students planning to enroll or already enrolled in an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution.

Scholarship applications are due to Nordson Corporation Foundation by May 15, 2015

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Georgianna Bonds Domestic Travel Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $250 will be distributed annually through the Georgianna Bonds Domestic Travel Scholarship Fund to young women in Girl Scouts of North East Ohio who plan to travel with Girl Scout troops/groups.  The number of scholarships available and scholarship value are determined each year based on current funding.  Completed applications are due on December 1st each year.

Georgianna Bonds Domestic Travel Scholarship

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Susan Allen Memorial Travel Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $500 will be distributed annually through the Susan Allen Memorial Travel Scholarship Fund to young women in Girl Scouts of North East Ohio who plan to travel internationally with Girl Scout troops/groups.  The number of scholarships available and scholarship value are determined each year based on current funding.  Completed applications are due on December 1st each year.

Susan Allen Memorial Travel Scholarship Application

Susan Allen was a long time Girl Scout and Leader in Brook Park and Berea and co-founded an International Travel Group in 1991.  Her interest in travelling domestically and internationally developed in the 1980’s and blossomed with the first international trip with Senior Girl Scouts in 1994.  She was inspired by this 7 country, 15 day trip, to obtain her MBA at Baldwin-Wallace College with an emphasis in international business.  She continued to volunteer with Girl Scouts while earning her MBA.  As a volunteer, she travelled with groups to Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  Susan passed away from breast cancer in 2005.  This memorial fund was organized by family and friends to honor her memory.

Other Girl Scout Continuing Education Scholarship Opportunities

Girl Scouts of the USA has compiled the following list of universities/colleges, foundations, and Girl Scout Councils that offer scholarships, awards, and grants to Girl Scouts.  Though the list is updated periodically, be sure to check with yoiur local council for any new information.

For additional information on college scholarships, you may want to contact your high school guidance counselor, reach out to the financial aid office of the school you wish to attend, and/or check the Web sites linked on the web page below.

With some targeted research, you can uncover helpful information on securing grants and scholarships.  Always be careful of the information you share online.  Before beginning your search, be sure to take the Girl Scouts Internet Safety Pledge.

 Click on the link below to search for scholarships in Ohio.

GSUSA - Scholarships for Girl Scouts

VFW Scholarship Opportunity

Open to Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

Scouts should submit the completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and  letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1.

Local VFW Posts select one winner from the entries received. Posts then submit their local winner to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.  

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