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The Career Center At Newtown High School Lists Scholarships



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The Career Center At Newtown High School Lists Scholarships

The Career Center publicizes all scholarships of which it is notified. A few of the scholarships, typically national ones, request that money be enclosed with the application.

The Career Center believes that students should not have to pay to apply for scholarships.

If a student chooses to apply for a scholarship that charges a fee, however, the Career Center strongly advises that he or she first check its authenticity through the FTC Consumer Response Center, www.ftc.gov or 877-FTC-HELP; the National Fraud Information Center, www.fraud.org or 800-876-7060; or the Better Business Bureau, www.bbg.org or 703-276-0100.

Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Essay Contest — This is a writing contest for high school students throughout the state of Connecticut. The top winner will receive a $3,000 savings bond for scholarship purposes and two runners-up will receive $1,500 awards. The 2007 essay topic is “The Powers of the President in Time of War.” Basic information is available in the Career Center. The application and contest rules are available at cbf.ctbar.org. All entries must be submitted by March 8.

SPE Foundation Scholarship — The SPE Foundation is an affiliate of the Society of Plastics Engineers and offers numerous scholarships for students who have demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry. This would include, but is not limited to, plastics, engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics and several types of engineering. Financial need and academic standing are considered. Applications are available at 4spe.org/foundation. The application must be submitted by January 15.

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Scholarship Sweepstakes — A national scholarship sweepstakes program for 20 $1,000 tuition prizes to high school seniors during the 2006-2007 academic year. Winners are selected at random from October through May from among those students enrolled in the CollegeSTEPS Program. Information is available at wellsfargo.com/scholarships and in the Career Center.

Calgon TMA Scholarship — High school senior girls who will be at least 18 years old are eligible to apply for this national scholarship where the top winner will receive $5,000. There are second and third prizes. The official rules are available at takemeaway.com. All entries must be submitted by February 28.

IMPAC Connecticut State University System Young Writers Award — Two young writers, ages 13 to 18, from each of Connecticut’s eight counties will receive $1,000 awards for their works of prose or poetry. The top two competition entries will receive an additional $1,000 and a weeklong trip to Dublin, Ireland, in 2007. Competition entries must be nominated by a public or private school teacher or may be from a home school. Entry forms are available at ctyoungwriters.org or in the Career Center. All entries must be postmarked by February 1.

Sweet 16 Magazine Scholarship Contest — Entrants must be girls 13 to 18 years of age on or by November 1, 2006, who submit a true first-person story about a memorable or life-changing experience they have had. Top manuscripts will receive scholarships to accredited colleges or schools. The top scholarship prize is $16,000 followed by second, third, and fourth prizes of $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500, respectively. Basic information is available at the Career Center and at guidepostsmag.com. All essays are due by November 1.

Intel Science Talent Search Awards and Scholarships — High school seniors are eligible to compete for one of America’s most highly regarded national science contests. The program encourages and rewards student research in the disciplines of science, math, engineering, and medicine. Each of 300 students named as a semifinalist in the program will receive $1,000. Interested students should go to the Intel STS website at sciserv.org. The deadline is November 15. 

Holocaust Remembrance Project — A national essay contest for all high school students designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Top prizes range from $2,500 to $10,000 and a trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Essays should be no more than 1,200 words. Full contest rules are available at holocaust.hklaw.com. All essays must be submitted online by April 30.

Toyota Community Scholars Program — A national scholarship program for high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better, who demonstrate leadership and are actively involved in a service organization or project that has a positive impact on the school or community. One senior can be nominated from Newtown High. The applicant must be a US citizen, national or permanent resident and plan to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree in the United States. The program awards 100 renewable scholarships that are valued at $10,000 to $20,000 over four years. Information is available in the Career Center and at toyota.com/communityscholars. To be considered for the program, nomination forms must be turned in to the Career Center by November 9.

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