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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.

IMPAC Connecticut State University System Young Writers Award — Two young writers ages 13–18 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 each receive an additional $1,000 and a weeklong trip to Dublin, Ireland, in the summer of 2006. Competition entries must be nominated by a public or private school teacher or may be from a home school. Information and applications are available at www.ctyoungwriters.org or in the Career Center and are due by February 1.

Connecticut Innovations Technology Scholar Program — Renewable scholarships are available for Connecticut students pursuing higher education in certain science and technology fields at two- or four-year colleges or universities within the state. There are academic and state resident requirements to maintain the scholarship. Up to $12,000 is available during four years of study. Applications are available in the Career Center or at www.ctinnovations.com and are due by February 15.

2006 SAE Engineering Scholarships — The Society of Automotive Engineers offers a number of scholarships to high school seniors intending to earn a degree in engineering or related science. Applicants must be US citizens and meet minimum requirements for GPS, SAT and/or ACT scores. Applications must be postmarked by December 1. Information is available at www.sae.org and the Career Center.

Holocaust Remembrance Project — A national essay contest for high school students designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust, students compete for ten first-place scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 and a trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. There are also prizes for second and third place winners. Essays are no more than 1,200 words. Participation rules are in the Career Center or at www.holocaust.bklaw.com. Essays are due by May 1.

Guideposts Young Writers Scholarships — Entrants must be high school juniors or seniors and submit a true first-person story with a maximum of 1,200 words. Top manuscripts will receive scholarships to accredited colleges or schools. The top scholarship prize is $10,000 followed by second and third prizes of $8,000 and $6,000, respectively. Other prizes of at least $1,000 will be awarded. Information is available in the Career Center and at www.guidepostsmag.com. All essays must be submitted by November 23.

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Scholarship Sweepstakes — A national scholarship sweepstakes program for 100 $1,000 tuition prizes to high school seniors during the 2005-2006 school year. Winners are selected at random from October through May from among those students enrolled in the CollegeSTEPS Program. Information is available at www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps and in the Career Center.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation — Fifty four-year $20,000 scholarships and 200 four-year $4,000 scholarships for use at accredited US colleges or universities will be awarded through this national program. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement, and employment. High school seniors must apply online via www.coca-colascholars.org by October 31. Information is available in the Career Center.

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