CTE Signing Day at LBCC – February 16th, 2017, 8:30am-2:00pm – Register by Feb. 8th!

Linn-Benton Community College is holding a National Career and Technical Education Signing Day event on February 16th. At this event high school students will sign letters of intent which guarantees them a seat in some of the highly competitive college programs offered at LBCC such as:

Accounting Technology
Automotive Technology
Coding Reimbursement Specialist
Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD)
Crop Production
Dental Assistant
Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Mechatronics/Industrial Automation Technology
Medical Assistant
Network & Systems Administration
Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Practical Business Management
Profitable Small Farms
Water, Environment and Technology
Welding & Fabrication Technology

Why would you want to take part in the National CTE Signing Day?
Guaranteed entry into high demand programs
Get on the path to a high wage career
Get your decision made now so you can plan for Fall

Register now to reserve your spot for Fall 2017. Deadline to register is Feb. 8th.
Signing day is Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 8:30am-2:00pm

Register here:https://tg216.infusionsoft.com/app/page/signingday

If you have any questions, please contact Lena Carr at carrl@linnbenton.edu

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2017 Kip Smith Writing Award – $1,300 – Deadline: May 15th, 2017

Submission Guidelines:

  • Award is open to Benton County high school seniors.
  • Seniors can submit pieces of their best writing in any genre–poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essay, short story, drama, comedy, translation. English translations must be accompanied by a copy of the work in its original language.
  • Submit up to 10 samples that show your writing scope and interests. Writing must be the senior’s original work.
  • If you wish your manuscripts returned, put sufficient postage on a self-addressed envelope and include with your submission.
  • The award offers a cash prize of $1,300 and is sponsored by The Art Center’s Poetry Enterprises Fund.
  • Deadline for all submissions is Monday, May 15th, 2017. Any entries received after that date will be returned.

Inquiries and submissions to:

Linda Smith
471 NW Hemlock Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330-3815

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Pacific Pacesetters Competition (must be admitted to Pacific University) – $8,000-$20,000 – Deadline to RSVP: Jan 13th, 2017

The Pacesetters Scholarship Competition is an opportunity for academically talented high school students to earn up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for all four years) in additional scholarship money by demonstrating their exceptional abilities with Pacific’s faculty members.

In order to attend this event, students must apply and be admitted to Pacific Univeristy Oregon.

The Details

If you take the exam and are admitted, you are guaranteed between $2,000 and $5,000 in annual Pacesetters scholarships in addition to previously awarded merit scholarships. Our two highest scoring Pacesetters competitors will receive a full-tuition scholarship for all four years. NOTE: Students can only take the Scholarship exam once. 

At this event, students and family members will have the opportunity to ask a student panel questions about life at Pacific, go to academic sessions, eat lunch with current students and faculty members and attend a 40+ table resource fair.  While students are testing, parents and family members will sit in on a Residence Life presentation, a Advising presentation and a Financial Aid presentation. This event is an opportunity to get a deeper look at Pacific and to get all your questions answered about our great university.

The Pacesetter Scholarship event dates are listed below:

Thurs, January 26, 2017

Fri, January 27, 2017 

Mon, February 6, 2017 

Fri, February 10, 2017

Sun, February 12, 2017 

Sat, February 18, 2017

Mon, February 20, 2017 

The Exam

Students have one hour to complete an exam designed by professors from disciplines across the college. While you are completing your exam, you will also be introduced to some of the areas that you may be studying when you join us at Pacific. The exam includes multiple-choice questions, logic questions, and essay questions.

The Rewards

  • A minimum $8,000 scholarship ($2,000 annually) to every student who attends the competition
  • As much as $20,000 ($5,000 annually) based on exam scores
  • A full-tuition scholarship to the two highest-scoring Pacesetters competitors

To Qualify for this Event You Must

  • Be a high school senior with an academically strong profile
  • Participants must be admitted

NOTE: Not all students who take the exam will qualify for admission

Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at 800-677-6712 or admissions@pacificu.edu. We look forward to seeing you at this fantastic and unique scholarship event!


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Profile in Courage Essay Contest – $100-$20,000 – Deadline: January 4th, 2017


The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.


  • The 2017 contest deadline is January 4, 2017.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
  • Essays must be the original work of the student.
  • John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
  • JFK Centennial Year Contest Topic: Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Information and Topic Guidelines and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
  • Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award  will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.
  • Essays must have a minimum of five sources.

Source Material

  • Essays with fewer than five listed sources will be disqualified.
  • All participants must cite sources they used to research their topic throughout their essay. Please use parenthetical citations within the text. We can not accept citations in footnote form.
  • Essays must include a bibliography. Accepted formats include APA, MLA, or Turabian. You must use a minimum of five selected sources. Please refer to Guidelines for Citations and Bibliographies.

Essay Submission

  • Students have the choice of either submitting their essay online (preferred) or of mailing their essay. All students must complete and submit a registration form online for student and school information. For instructions on how to submit your essay, see Registration and Submission.
  • Mailed in essays must be postmarked by January 4, 2017.

Nominating Teachers

  • All students must list the name of their nominating teacher on the registration form. The role of a nominating teacher is to provide students with support and advice during the writing of their essay. Nominating teachers are also asked to read students’ essays to make suggestions for improvement before they are submitted to the essay contest. As part of this review process, the nominating teacher reviews the essay for syntax, grammatical, typographical and spelling errors and ensures the essay meets the contest requirements listed above. The first place winner and his/her nominating teacher, as representatives of their school, will be invited to receive awards at the annual Profile in Courage Award ceremony held each May at the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
  • Nominating teachers can be former or current teachers, but must still be teaching at the same high school as the essay participant. Usually students ask their English or History/Social Studies teachers. In very few cases, we will make an exception if a student is unable to ask a teacher from their high school to be their nominating teacher. The parent or legal guardian responsible for the instruction of home schooled students can also serve as a nominating teacher.

For more information and to apply: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

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Young Entrepreneur Award – $2,000-$25,000 – Deadline: December 18th, 2016

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.

To Apply: http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/

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AXA Achievement Scholarship – $2,500-$25,000 – Deadline: December 15th, 2016 or first 10,000 applications

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

When to apply

  • Apply here.
  • The 2017 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 pm on December 15, 2016, whichever comes first.
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Burger King Scholars Program -$1,000-$50,000 – Deadline: December 15th, 2016

Burger King McLAMORE Foundation is pleased to announce the Scholarship Program, administered by Scholarship Management Services. The Scholars program assists employees, employees’ spouses or domestic partners, employees’ children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada in continuing their education. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.

Burger King McLAMORE Foundation was established in October 2005. It is the charitable arm of the Burger King system and is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

Eligibility for Burger King Scholar:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

Eligibility for James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada,
  • Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico,
  • Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3,
  • Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700,
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and,
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, you will need to register through the given link:


Supporting Document:

  • A current, complete high school or college transcript of grades must be uploaded with your application. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term the course was taken.
  • A list of your work experiences and involvement in school and community activities
  • BURGER KING employee information if your application is to be affiliated with an employee
  • If applicable, your family’s financial information. A copy of your parents’ most recent tax form filed with the IRS or Revenue Canada may be helpful

Award Amount:

The McLamore Family Foundation is granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year since 2011.

Application Deadline:

Your application must be submitted electronically on or before December 15, 2016. If 50,000 applications are received prior to December 15, the application will no longer be available.

Link for More Information:


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