Horatio Alger Scholarship – $6,000-$10,500 – Deadline: October 26th, 2016

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen


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2017 Most Valuable Student Scholarship – $1,000-$12,500/year – Deadline: Nov. 30th, 2016

Scholarship Application

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

From April 6-9, 2017 the 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Click here to read all about the 2016 MVS Leadership Weekend held in Chicago.

Click here for a list of Most Valuable Student scholarship application frequently asked questions.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by late April 2017. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2016 class of Most Valuable Student Scholarship Recipients. Click here to see the full list of winners.

2017 Most Valuable Student Award Offers
500 Four-Year Awards for the
2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-2020, 2020-21 Academic Years
Four-Year Total Award No. of Awards Total
First Place $50,000 2 $100,000
Second Place $40,000 2 $80,000
Third Place $30,000 2 $60,000
Fourth Place $20,000 14 $280,000
Runners Up $4,000 480 $1,920,000
Total: $2,440,000
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Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship – $1,000 – Deadline: Feb. 1st, 2017

Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship Application


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Prudential Spirit of Community Award – $1,000-$5,000 – Deadline: November 8th, 2016

Application: https://spirit.prudential.com/


To apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:

  • Complete the application and the student/parent agreement. Deadline: November 8, 2016.
  • Go to the “Certification” page to email or print out instructions for your certifier. You must deliver these instructions to your certifier by November 8, 2016. Your certifier can be your school principal or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate.
  • Your certifier has until November 18, 2016, to review applications online and select Local Honoree(s) from the applicants in your school or organization, and nominate them for state-level judging.


In the United States, each program year begins in September, when information and application instructions are mailed to all middle-level and high schools in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and to these officially designated local organizations:

Local Honorees are selected at participating schools and organizations in November. From these winners, an independent judging organization – International Scholarship and Tuition Services – names the top volunteers in each state and Washington, D.C. Results are announced in February.

Ten National Honorees are then chosen by a panel of prominent public figures, and announced in May at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship – $2,500 – Deadline: June 1st, 2016

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (510 awards up to $2,500 each)

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a community college for the first time by fall 2016
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the United States (eligible schools must be affiliated with AACC – a list can be found here – http://www.aacc.nche.edu/pages/ccfinder.aspx)
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen

To apply: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

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Altrusa Latina Scholarship – $1,000 – Deadline: April 1st, 2016

The Altrusa Latina Scholarship is a non-renewable $1,000 award sponsored by the Altrusa International Club of Corvallis.


  • Be a graduating Benton County High School Latina (female)
  • Answer the questions on the application
  • Submit an unofficial transcript
  • Provide one letter of reference (not from a member of Altrusa)

Mail or e-mail the application, unofficial transcript, and one letter of reference to: Tammy Skubinna, 1868 NW Lance Way, Corvallis, OR 97330; skuby1@comcast.net

Application: Altrusa Latina Scholarship 2016




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FWAA Scholarship Program – $1,000 – Deadline: March 31st, 2016

The Far West Agribusiness Association scholarship program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate undergraduate students with a chance to pursue their educational goals in college. There are two separate selection pools, one for graduating high school seniors and one for current college students. Scholarships are one year in length and will be awarded in various amounts up to (and not to exceed) $1,000 per student.

Eligibility Requirements: Any full-time student from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Nevada, and is pursuing an undergraduate degree from a college or university in the United States.

Application Instructions: An application is available for download below and must be received by March 31, 2016. Each application must include the following:

• Completed Application
• Three Letters of Recommendation from Non-Relatives
(1 academic, 1 supervisor, 1 character reference)
• Copy of Transcripts (official transcripts are required if selected for award)
• Professional Resume (no more than 2 pages)
• One (1) 500-Word Essay: Pick two (2) from the five topics listed below and tell us how Agriculture should advocate for its industry. The 500-Word essay is to incorporate both selections into one essay.

“Agriculture faces many issues. Some examples are:
1. Water Quality Related Issues
2. Sustainability
3. Soil Health
4. Climate Changes
5. Social Acceptance of a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)

Please mail the completed application packet to the below address

Far West Agribusiness Association
College Scholarship Program
5805 W Thorpe Rd
Spokane, WA 99224-5188

Inquiries may be made by calling FWAA office at (509) 465-5055 or by emailing scholarships@fwaa.org.

Application: FWAA Scholarship 2016

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