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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.

Miss Greater Watertown Scholarship Program — This local pageant is available to young women between the ages of 17 and 24 who will have graduated from high school by July 1, 2007. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will advance to a higher round of competition in Connecticut. The program is part of the Miss America Pageant system. All contestants must be US citizens. The organization looks for well-rounded individuals who believe in the betterment of our youth and the community. Prospective contestants are expected to attend weekly rehearsals. All contestants must be registered to participate by December 31. The Miss Greater Watertown Scholarship Program will be held on Saturday, March 10. Additional information is available in the Career Center.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest — All high school students are eligible to compete for scholarships at the local, district, state, and national level sponsored by The American Legion through an oratorical contest that focuses on the US Constitution. Winners at the state level receive $1,500. Information is available at ct.legion.org and in the Career Center.

Rising Star Scholarships — The Girl Scouts of the USA and ShillerMath will award four renewable Rising Star Scholarships of $2,500 to girls who will study math or physics in college. All applicants must be registered Girl Scouts and be high school juniors (Class of 2008). Selection will be based on academic achievement, leadership, and community service and a strong interest in math with the intention to major in math or physics in college. Interested girls can get information in the Career Center or at shillermath.com/girlscouts. The deadline is May 31.

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