Scholarships and Employment Opportunities

 Attached please find the 2017 Optimist Scholarship application with instructions.
Please note the following: There are instructions on the first two pages that were not received by some applicants last year. The scholarship application is also available on our website here: http://www.nwsoptimists.org
* The deadline this year is April 1st, 2017.
* Three scholarships will be awarded: two $1,000 and one $2,000.
* This is a local scholarship, only available to students in the Northwest suburbs, so your students have a very good chance of being awarded one of our scholarships.
 
 
 
Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color Scholarship:https://mnacc.org/~mnacc/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=213

 

http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:

 

 

1. "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

 
2. "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.
 
 
3. "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.
 
4. 

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017

Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

We welcome you to include information about our scholarship competition on your school's website. Please feel free to spread the word via social media as well. 

Your students may also find our website a helpful starting point for their college search. We provide the Web's most comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school. I've included below a link to our research on your state. Feel free to post this among your online college counseling resources if it's helpful: 
 

 

 

2017 SD & MN Scholarship Drawing

How does a $1,000 scholarship sound?

How about a $1,000 scholarship that doesn’t require an essay?

http://ihelploan.com/blog/2016-sd-mn-scholarship-drawing/

 

Earnest F Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

 

VFW Auxilary Art Scholarship

https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

 

Society of Women Engineers

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships

 

 

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

https://pgsf.org/application-information-instructions/

 

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship Opportunities

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

 

Act 6 scholarship: Due Nov. 8th

 

www.actsix.org

 

Scholarship for Undocumented Students

 

https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

         Brooklyn Center High School

Service Organizations

  1. Altrusa: www.altrusa.com

  2. American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary: www.legion.org and

    www.legion-aux.org

  3. The America Red Cross: www.redcross.org

  4. The Association of Junior Leagues International: www.ajli.org

  5. Boys and Girls Clubs: www.Bgca.org

  6. Campus Outreach community League (COOL): www.cool2serve.org

  7. Circle K: www.circlek.org

  8. Civitan: www.civitan.org

  9. The Elks Club: www.elks.org

  10. Fraternal Order of Eagles: www.foe.com

  11. Friends of the Library: www.folusa.com

  12. Kiwanis International: www.kiwanis.org

  13. Knights of Columbus: www. Kofc.org

  14. Lions Club International: www.lionsclubs.org

  15. The National Exchange Club: www.nationalexchangeclub.com

  16. The National Grange: www.Nationalgrange.org

17. Neighbor Works: www.nw.org
18. Optimist International: www.optimist.org
19. Performing Arts Center: www.performingarts.com
20. Rotaract and Interact: www.rotaract.org
21. Rotary Club: www.rotary.org
22. Ruritan: www.ruritan.org
23.Salvation Army: www.salvationarmyusa.org
24. Sertoma(SERvice TO Mankind) International: www.sertoma.org 25. Soroptimist International of Americas (SIA): www.soroptimist.org 26.US Jaycees: www.usjaycees.org
27.USA Freedom Corps: www.usafreedomcorps.gov
28.Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): www.vfw.org
29.YMCA/YWCA: www.ymca.net
30.Zonta International: www.zonta.org

 

 

Religious Organizations and scholarships

If you are associated with a particular religion visit their national website and look for scholarships.

  1. Assemblies of God: www.ag.org

  2. Baptist Church: www.abc-em.org

  3. Catholic Church: www.catholicaid.com

  4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: www.byu.edu

  5. Evangelical Lutheran Church: www.elca.org

  6. Judaism: www.hillel.org

  7. Methodist Church: www.umc.org

  8. Presbyterian Church: www.pcusa.org

  9. Seventh-Day Adventist: www.adventist.org

  10. Society of Friends (Quakers): www.fum.org

  11. United Church of Christ: www.ucc.org

 

Worker’s Unions

If your parents or grandparents are part of their worker’s union this could also be a great place to search for scholarships. To figure out what scholarships might be available to you at your parents/grandparents union go to: www.aflcio.org .

 

 

Hometown Professional Sports Teams:

1. Major League Baseball: www.mlb.com
2. National Basketball Association: www.nba.com
3. National Football League: www.nfl.com
4. National Hockey League: www.nhl.com
5. Professional Golf Association Foundation: www.pgafoundation.com

6. Women’s basketball association: www.wnba.com

 

 

Extra Curricular Programs

1. National Honor Society: www.nhs.us
2. America Mensa Society: www.us.mensa.org

3. Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org

4. BETA Club: www.betaclub.org
5. Boy Scouts: ww.scouting.org

6. DECA: www.deca.org
7. Educational Theatre Association: www.edta.org
8. Family, Career and community Leaders of America: www.fhahero.org

9. 4-H Clubs: www.fourhcouncil.edu
10. Fraternity or Sorority
11. Future Business Leaders:
www.fbla-pbl.org
12. Future Farmers of America: www.ffa.org
13. Girl Scouts: www.girlscouts.org
14. Interact Club: www.rotary.org/programs/interact
15. Junior Achievement: www.ja.org
16. Key Club: www.keyclub.org
17. Leo Club: www.lionsclubs.org
18. Model United Nations: www.nmun.org
19. Mu Alpha Theta: www.mualphatheta.org
20.National foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship: www.nfte.com

21. Quill and Scroll: www.uiowa.edu/~quill-sc/
22.S.A.D.D: www.saddonline.com
23.Skills USA: www.skillsusa.org
24.Students in Free Enterprise: www.sife.org

 

 

Internet Scholarship Sites

The internet has a vast wealth of knowledge and websites. Below are free websites:

  1. Super college: www.supercollege.com

  2. Collegeanswer: www.collegeanswer.com

  3. StudentLoanNet: www.studentloannet.com

  4. Free Scholarship Information: www.freschinfo.com

  5. The College Board: www.collegeboard.com

  6. The Wall Street Journal:

    www.collegejournal.com/partners/scholarship_search/

  7. The Princeton Review: www.review.com

  8. FinancialAid.com: www.financialaid.com

  9. Adventures in Education: www.adventuresineducation.org

  10. FastWeb: www.fastweb.com

  11. Scholarships.com: www.scholarships.com

  12. Petersons: www.petersons.com

13. CollegeNet: www.collegenet.com

 


Big Business Equals Big $$$

  1. Calgon Take Me Away Scholarship: www.takemeaway.com

  2. Cargill Community Scholarship Program:

    www.cargill.com/about/citizenship/scholarships.htm

  3. Coca-Cola Scholars Program: www.coca-colasscholars.org

  4. DuPont Challenge: www.glcomm.com/dupont/

  5. Glamour’s To Ten college Women Competition: www.glamour.com

  6. Kohl’s Kids Who Care Program: www.kohlscorporation.com click

    community relations

7. Microsoft General Scholarships:

www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships

  1. Papa Johns Scholars: www.papajohns.com

  2. Prudential Spirit of community Awards:

    www.prudential.com/community/spirit/

10. Sam Walton Community Scholarships: www.walmartfoundation.org

11. Sears Craftsman and the National Hot Rod Association Scholarship:

www.nhra.com/aboutnhr/youth.htm

12. Siemens Westing house Competition in Math, Science and Technology:

www.siemens-foundation.org
13. Toshiba Exploravision Awards: www.toshiba.com/tai/exploravision

14. Toyota Community Scholars Program:

www.toyota.com/communityscholars
15. Tylenol Scholarship: www.tylenolscholarship.com
16. USA funds Access to Education Scholarship: www.usafunds.org

17. USA today all-USA Academic Teams: www.allstars.usatoday.com

 

 

Professional Associations

Every known profession has a professional association attached to it. Ask your parents, extended family and/or friends if they belong to a professional organization.

1. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: www.cfenet.com
2. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: www.oscars.org

3. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation: www.emmys.org

4. Actors’ Fund of America: www.aflcio.org
5. Air Traffic Control Association: www.atca.org
6. Aircraft Electronics Association: www.aea.net

7. American Angus Association: www.angus.org
8. American Association of airport Executives: www.airportnet.org
9. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: www.aacn.org
10. American Bar Association: www.abanet.org/lsd/
11. America Concrete Institute: www.aci-int.org
12. American Criminal Justice Association: www.acjalae.org
13. American Culinary Federation: www.acfchefs.org
14. American Dental Association: www.ada.org
15. American Institute of Chemical Engineers: www.aiche.org
16. American Meteorological Society: www.ametsoc.org/AMS/
17. American Nuclear Society: www.ans.org
18. American Nursery and Landscape Association: www.anla.org
19. American Society of Agricultural Engineers: www.asae.org

20.American Welding Society Foundation: www.aws.org
21. American Society of Travel Agents Foundation: www.astanet.com 22.Associated General Contractors of America: www.agc.org

23.Association of Women in mathematics: www.awm-math.org

24.Association for women in science: www.awis.org
25.Association of food and drug officials: www.afdo.org

26.Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: www.efwa.org

27. Emergency Nurses Association: www.ena.org
28. Entomological Society of America: www.entsoc.org
29.Executive Women International: www.executivewomen.org
30.Herb Society of America: www.herbsociety.org
31. Industrial Designers Society of America: www.idsa.org

32.International Association of Fire Fighters: www.iaff.org

33.International Food Service Executives Association: www.ifsea.org

34.Karla Scherere Foundation Scholarship; www.comnet.org/kschererf 35.National Association of Chiefs of Police: www.aphf.org
36.National Association of Women in Construction: www.nawic.org

37.national community Pharmacists Association: www.ncpanet.org

38.national Press Photographers Foundation: www.nppa.org
39.National Restaurant association educational foundation:

www.edfound.org

40. national Scholastic Press Association: www.studentpress.org

41. National Society of Accountants: www.nsacct.org

42.National society of Professional Engineers: www.nspe.org

43.National speakers Association: www.nsaspeaker.org

44.National Student Nurses’ Association: www.nsna.org

45.Outdoor Writers Association of America: www.owaa.org

46. Physician Assistant Foundation: www.aapa.org
47.Plumbing, Heating , Cooling Contractors: www.phccweb.org
48. Public relations student society of America: www.prssa.org
49.Radio and Television News Directors Association: www.rtnda.org 50.Society of American Registered Architects: www.airportnet.org
51. Society of Automotive Engineers: www.sae.org
52.Society of exploration Geophysicist: http://students.seg.org

53.Society of Nuclear Medicine: www.snmerf.org
54.Society of Plastics Engineers: www.4spe.org
55.Society of Professional Journalist: www.spj.org/awards_moe.asp

56.SWE Society of Women Engineers: www.societyofwomenengineers.org

57. University Aviation Association: http://uaa.auburn.edu
58.Wilson Ornithological Society:

www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/birds/wos.html

 

 

Awards based on your ethnicity

Ethnicity-based scholarships are not only for minorities they are available for many ethnicities. Start looking with an organization that is dedicated to supporting members of your ethnicity.

  1. Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students: www.beanactuary.org

  2. American Society of Criminology Fellowships for Ethnic Minorities:

    www.asc41.com

  3. Armenian Students Association of America Scholarship:

    www.asainc.com

  4. Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships: www.aaja.com

  5. Bureau of Indian Affairs High Education Grant: www.oiep.bia.edu

  6. Cherokee Nation Undergraduate Scholarship programs:

    www.cherokee.org

  7. Council for Exceptional Children Ethnic Diversity Scholarship:

    www.cec.sped.org

  8. Gates Millennium Scholars Program: www.gmsp.org

9. Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund:www.htsfund.org
10. Hispanic college Fund:
www.hispanicfund.org
11. Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation: www.hispanicawards.org
12. Hispanic Outlook Magazine Scholarship Fund: www.hispanicoutlook.com

13. Hispanic Scholarship Fund: ww.hsf.net
14. Japanese American Citizens League:
www.jacl.org
15. Kosciuszko Tuition Scholarship Program:

www.kosciuszkofoundation.org

16. League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship Fund:

www.lulac.org

17. League of United Latin American Citizens GM Fund:

www.lulac.org/prgrams/scholar.html
18. National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering: www.nacme.org

19. National Association for the advancement of colored people:

www.naacp.org

20.National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship Program:

www.nabainc.org

21. National Association of Black Journalist Scholarship program:

www.nabj.org

22.National Association of Hispanic Journalist Scholarships:

www.nahj.org

23.National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators: www.namepa.org

24.National Black Police Association: www.blackpolice.org
25.National society of Black Engineers: www.nsbe.org/programs/

26.native American Journalist Association Scholarship: www.naja.com 27.Order Sons of Italy in America: www.osia.org
28.Organization of Chinese Americans: www.ocanatl.org

29.Multicultural Affairs in public relations: www.prssa.org
30.Ron Brown Scholars Program: www.ronbrown.org
31. The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship:

www.hispanicfund.org
32. The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship: www.uncf.org 33.Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students in health Professions:

http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/
34.Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: www.shpe.org
35.The American Chemical Society Scholars Program: www.chemistry.org 36.National Urban League Scholarship and Intern Program: www.nul.org

37.The national Italian American Foundation: www.niaf.org

38.Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund: www.thurgoomarshallfund.org

39.US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce: www.uspaacc.com

40.United Negro college Fund Scholarships: www.uncf.org

 

 

Scholarships for a Disability

  1. Alexander Graham Bell Association: www.agbell.org

  2. Children of Deaf Adults, International: www.coda-international.org

  3. EAR Foundation: www.earfoundation.org

  4. National Association of the Deaf: www.nad.org

  5. National Fraternal Society of the Deaf:www.nfsd.com

  6. Travelers protective Association: www.travlersprotectiveasn.com

  7. American Foundation for the Blind: www.afb.org

  8. Association for education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually

    Impaired: www.aerbvi.org

  9. Christian Record Services: www.christianrecord.org

10. National Federation of Music Clubs: www.nfmc-music.org

  1. national Federation of the Blind: www.nfb.org

  2. Bank of America: www.scholarshipprgrams.org

  3. Chair Scholars: www.chairscholars.org

  4. Easter Seal Society: www.easterseals.org/services/

  5. Ethel Louise Armstrong Founcdation: www.ela.org

  6. Pfizer: www.epilepsy-schloarship.com

  7. Spina Bifida Association of America: www.sbaa.org

  8. Tourette Syndrome Online: www.tourettee-syndrome.com

19. International Dyslexia Association: www.interdys.org

20.National Center for learning Disabilities: www.ncld.org

21. The P. Buckley Moss Society: www.mosssociety.org

22.VSA Arts: www.vsarts.org

 

 

Sports and Scholarships

You do not need to be an athletic superstar to win a scholarship. If you want to continue playing your chosen sport at a university you have to be proactive about contacting coaches by email, letters, setting up an in person appointment.

1. Eddie Robinson Foundation: www.eddierobinson.com

2. Harness Horse Youth Foundation: www.hhyf.org
3. Ice Skating Institute of America: www.skateisi.com

4. National Amateur Baseball federation: www.nabf.com

5. national Archery association: www.usaarchery.org

6. National Athletic Trainer’s Association: www.nata.org
7. National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board: www.whymilk.com
8. National Rifle Association: www.nrahq.org
9. Our World-underwater Scholarship Society: www.owuscholarship.org

10. Stonehouse Publishing Company: www.stone housegolf.com
11. Wendy’s Restaurants: www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com
12. Women’s Sports Foundation:
www.womenssportsfoundation.org

 

 

Strange and Unusual Scholarships

  1. Duct Tape Stuck At Prom Scholarship: www.ducktapeclub.com

  2. Ghostbusters Scholarship: www.parapsychology.org

  3. Million-Dollars Name: www.luc.edu

  4. Sense of Smell Fellowship: www.senseofsmell.org

  5. Tall Student Scholarship: www.tall.org

  6. The Magic Scholarship: www.wizards.com

 

Other Options

  1. Your parents work place could offer a scholarships. Have your parents inquire about the process.

  2. Win a scholarship from your parents’ or grandparents’ military service.

  3. If you work, ask your employer about scholarships.

  4. The financial aid office of the college you are planning on

    attending.

  5. Taking money from your local politicians!

  6. Find a local scholarship by searching your community newspaper to

    find past winners and the scholarship.

  7. Dollars for Scholars(DfS): Find a dollars for scholars Foundation in

    your community. Contact them to see what scholarships are available and apply through them. If you receive a scholarship from the DfS they will double the money of it.

8. Turn your hobbies into Gold!
9. Awards based on personal hardship and challenges.

 

 

More Useful information to help you and your student

prepare for post secondary education:

1. Grand Canyon University has set up a website free to all high school students and their parents to help you navigate through the stressful college admissions process as well as tips on getting prepared for freshman year. They will be hosting webinar series, which are similar to seminars but on the internet. Please visit the following website: www.CampusLife411.com for more details.

2. Most scholarships require students to fill out the FASFA form. Go to: www.fasfa.ed.gov to complete the online application.

3. College Board is a great and useful website for parents and students. It holds information on testing, scholarships, financial aid, and applying to schools. For more detail go to www.collegeboard.com

 
 
 
 
 
FREE INTERNET SCHOLARSHIPS SITES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
www.fastweb.com
 
www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
 
www.gocollege.com
 
www.scholarshiphelp.org
 
 
 
SEE ATTACHMENTS BELOW FOR SEVERAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!
 
 
  
 
   
 
 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

For students in search for employment opportunities, below you will find helpful links to search for part-time employment year round. 

 

Tree Trust: http://treetrust.org/

 

Genesys Works: http://www.genesysworks.org/twincities/Students/

 

North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce: http://www.nhachamber.com/

 

Step Up Summer program: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/metp/cped_stepup

 

Brooklynk program: http://www.brooklynsallianceforyouth.org/203/BrookLynk

 

City of Brooklyn Center: http://www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/

 

Pathways. For students and recent graduates to federal careers: 

https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

 

Minnesota Reading Corps: https://minnesotareadingcorps.org/