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Hello Parents and Students,

This page contains information about various local and national scholarships that can be used as a resource for finding scholarships to help assist with the many costs associated with college admission. If you have questions about any scholarships please see your School Counselor or Mrs. Morris in the Career Center.

Please see the "files" tab for the most recent NMHS Scholarship Newsletter

For more information on finding scholarships, please sign up for Fastweb.com and Unigo.com . Also, please follow the colleges that you are interested on social media. All colleges have a IG, Facebook, and/orTwitter page and they post information about their scholarships and all other important information for future students. 

"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.

Questbridge Scholars:  www.questbridge.org The Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program is designed to give high-achieving, low-income juniors an early advantage in college admissions to top colleges. Questbridge Scholars have the opportunity to receive full scholarships to college summer programs at Stanford, Yale, Emory, Penn, and more that cover travel, tuition, and room & board. 

Who should apply? 

  • High School Juniors who have strong academic records,
  • Come from households earning less than $65,000.00/ yr.,
  • Maybe eligible for free or reduced price lunch,
  • May be part of the first generation in their family to attend college. 

Application Requirements:

  • Academic and financial information
  • An essay and short answers
  • Current high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school teacher
  • Any available test scores

 

2. Georgia Grants and Scholarships  The Georgia Student Finance Commission has a variety of grants, loans and scholarships to help residents with the cost of a higher education.  https://goo.gl/YLq96a

 

3. The Georgia HOPE Scholarship Programs https://goo.gl/gCpnV0

4. Brian Jordan Foundation Scholarship - The Brian Jordan Foundation established BJ's Scholars to help economically challenged youth achieve their dreams through higher education. Currently, there are thirteen students receiving the Brian Jordan Foundation scholarships, including scholars from Milford Mill Academy, his alma mater, in Baltimore, MD. Scholarships are awarded yearly to some of the countries most gifted students. These students possess leadership skills, academic success and extra curriculum activities. To apply, please visit http://goo.gl/L2xHfB

 

The following links below will lead you to a variety of scholarships valued at different amounts. Each has their own respective requirements and deadlines so be sure you adhere to them. Good luck Jaguars and be sure you notify your counselor WHEN you receive any scholarships!

 

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Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.

AORN Foundation Scholarship
For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.

AWG Minority Scholarship For Women
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.

AXA Achievements Scholarship
Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students - one from each state.

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Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.

Best Buy Scholarship
For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation.

Burger King Scholars Program
For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school.

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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year.

D

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community.

Dell Scholars Program
For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology
For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Discovery Scholarship
Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school.

E

Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships
Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.

EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.

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Fulbright Scholar Program
Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program
For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.

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Gates Millenium Scholarship
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship
Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who wan to write their way to college money.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship
For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.

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Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship
Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Hispanic Students Scholarship

Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship Fund is a program designed to help the next generation of Hispanic students achieve their post-secondary education goals.  The scholarship program is open to exemplary High School Seniors of Hispanic descent residing in Metro Atlanta or Metro Phoenix who’ve overcome extraordinary challenges in order to achieve academic success.

http://bit.ly/cruzscholars

Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund

The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund award at Georgia State is made possible by The Goizueta Foundation, established by Roberto C. Goizueta, the late CEO and chairman of the board of directors of The Coca-Cola Company. The scholarship is designed to increase the number of students of Hispanic/Latino origin who enroll and complete their undergraduate degrees at Georgia State and provide mentors, internships and community service experiences to these students so that they can become the leaders of the future.

http://sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/goizueta-scholarship-opportunities/

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund
Each year, there will be 3-4 scholarships available at the national level. The amount of each scholarship will be $2,500 unless otherwise specified. The scholarships will be issued on a one-time basis. Funds will be deposited into the student account of each recipients at the respective educational institution. 

 

http://jmscottmemorialfund.org

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The ACT is a three to four hour achievement test which measures educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.  An optional writing component is available if needed for admission to a specific college.  The highest achieveable score on the ACT is 36.  Some colleges prefer the ACT over the SAT, and many will accept either test.  Check with the admission office of the college of your choice.

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The SAT I or reasoning test, produces a Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing score.  Each of the three areas are scored on a 200-800 scale, with a possible top score of 2400.

The SAT II or subject test, produces a score in one particular subject.  These subject matter tests are one hour in length and measure a student's achievement level in a specific area, such as foreign language, history, or science.  Up to three SAT II tests can be taken on one test date.  Some selective colleges require one or more SAT II's for admission.

Only students planning to attend a four-year college should take the SAT.  It is not necessary for a two-year college or technical college in Georgia.

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