Although competition is stiff, there are several lucrative national scholarships available each year. Here we highlight a sampling.
Since 1942, the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) has been one of the nation’s most prestigious science research competitions for high school seniors. First in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. Applications are due in November and the potential award is $100,000. Find out more here: http://www.societyforscience.org/sts
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$27,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies. Scholars are required to attend at least one orientation seminar if offered in their district or region. Study or training must be undertaken in another country or territory where there are Rotary clubs. It cannot take place in the country of the sponsor Rotary district. Applications are due in October and the award is $27,000. Find out more here: http://www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/educationalprograms/ambassadorialscholarships/pages/ridefault.aspx
Through the quality and reach of its programs and the longevity and devoted commitment of its family, members from over 200 tribal nations are represented within AISES. To increase access to higher education and improve college retention rates, AISES administers competitive scholarship programs which partially defray tuition and other educational expenses. The AISES Google Scholarship awards scholarships to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members for degrees in computer science, management information systems and computer engineering. Applications are due in June and the potential award is $10,000.
For twenty-one consecutive years, Tylenol has awarded the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship to students pursuing a healthcare career and they continue to award over $250,000 annually. This scholarship is open to all students pursuing a career in healthcare whom excel in leadership, academic performance and community involvement. Applications are due in May and the potential award is $10,000. Find out more here: http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc