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Scholarship Listing

Updated 11/16/16. All students who are interested in learning more about scholarships should be visiting www.stlgraduates.org and clicking the link for “Find Scholarships.” There are many opportunities listed here.

All scholarships listed are for current high school seniors unless noted otherwise.

DAR GOOD CITIZENS AWARD

Students who are dependable, service-oriented, and show leadership and patriotism are eligible to receive this award with a $250 state-wide level and $5,000 nation-wide level. You must have a recommendation letter, personal statement, and essay. Information is available in Mrs. Collier’s office. Deadline is 11/22/16.

AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL CONTEST

The Oratorical Contest exists to increase students’ knowledge of the Constitution of the United States. Each contestant must deliver a 5 to 6-minute speech on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution; more details are provided in the brochure accompanying the application. Information and application available: http://missourilegion.org/oratorical.htm This year, state finalists will receive $1,500 to $3,000 scholarships. Certification deadline is 11/30/16.

FIRST SCHOLARSHIPS

Interested in a career in computer science, engineering, robotics or a related field? Then you must check out www.usfirst.org/scholarships, a Web site that provides a searchable scholarship database based on your state, your FIRST Program (FRC or FTC), and your current grade in school. There are 164 scholarship opportunities for several dozen different schools listed on this web site. Check the Web site for the most current information and links to the applications. Deadlines vary but begin 12/1/16.

FIRESIDE ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

Fireside Catholic Publishing recognizes outstanding Catholic High School seniors who are daily “putting their faith into action.” Five winners will receive $1000 cash awards for writing a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives. Deadline is 12/11/15. See College Counseling Office for details.

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The AXA Foundation, in association with U.S. News & World Report, will award $10,000 and $25,000 state scholarships to 52 students (one from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico). To qualify, students should be well rounded, determined to succeed and have demonstrated achievement – at a job, sport or extracurricular activity. Information and application are available at www.axa-achievement.com Deadline is 12/15/16 but if 10,000 applications are received before that date, the contest will automatically close—apply EARLY.

2013 NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

Are you a young entrepreneur? If you answered yes, visit http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards to apply for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarship. Deadline is 12/18/16.

PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST

Write an essay on a act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at jfklibrary.org. Deadline is 1/4/17.

G.E.-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

In honor of the legacy of President Ronald Reagan, this scholarship is seeking candidates with exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship (and a minimum 3.0 grade point average). Need is also a component of this award. Application available at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx. Deadline is 1/5/17 but if 25,000 applications are received before that date, the contest will automatically close—apply EARLY.

VANTAGE CREDIT UNION—QUEST FOR EDUCATION

Twenty $1000 scholarships will be awarded to Vantage Credit Union members who qualify. Financial need, class rank, SAT /ACT scores and GPA are not criteria. Essay, recommendations, and resume are required. Applications in Mrs. Collier’s office. Deadline is 1/6/17.

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

High school seniors who have MS or who have a parent with MS are eligible for these awards ranging from $1000-$3000. Applications may be submitted online at www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship from 10/1/16-1/18/17.

PRINCETON PRIZE IN RACE RELATIONS

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations seeks to honor students who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations. Applications may be found at http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/Deadline is 1/31/17.

MISSOURI SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION

There are 16 $1000 scholarships available to Missouri high school graduates who attend a Missouri college or university and who intend to major in criminal justice. Students must have financial need, a 2.0 gpa, and be involved in extracurricular activities. A short essay is required. More information and an application may be found at www.mosheriffs.com . Deadline is 1/31/17.

ROBERT J. STUCKEY ESSAY CONTEST

Only one essay per high school may be submitted! This essay contest—with first place receiving $1500—is available to students in grades 9-12 and asks students to address one or more aspects of books and reading. Essays should be from 1200 to 1500 words. Further details in the scholarship files. Deadline to College Counseling Office is 1/25/17.

NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Co-Op Scholarship requires a 3.5 gpa on a 4.0 scale as well as a short essay on why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program. These scholarships may only be used at the following institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Application is in Mrs. Collier’s office. Deadline is 2/15/17.

EDWARD G. HALLIBURTON SCHOLARSHIP

Electro Savings Credit Union is awarding three $1000 scholarships to students or parents are Electro Savings Credit Union members, who are planning to attend an accredited school, and who complete an essay on the benefits of joining a credit union. Deadline is 2/24/17. Application may be found here: https://www.electrosavings.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/ScholarshipApplilcation.pdf

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY JESUIT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

St. Louis area Catholic school students with a 3.2+ g.p.a. and financial need may apply for this award, which ranges from $5000 to full tuition. Students must complete the FAFSA by 2/15/17 in order to qualify and must complete an essay that addresses the question: “What does a Catholic education mean to you?” Deadline is 3/1/17.

EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR

Registered, active members of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or Venturing Crew chartered to an American legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of the American Legion who are Eagle Scouts are invited to put their name forward for this nomination. Further restrictions apply. See the College Counselors for a complete list of requirements. Application is at https://www.legion.org/publications/223495/eagle-scout-year-nomination-form Deadline is 3/1/17.

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

“Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.” –Chapter 4, 25-26

“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”

Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4

 

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