Opportunities

We have an unlimited amount of opportunity coming on our way. But we have to discover them ourselves. Here is a list of opportunities you can take advantage of:

Programs

SYEP – Need work? Poor? Have nothing to do over the summer? Then apply for SYEP. SYEP stands for the summer youth employment program. It provides jobs for students ages 14 to 23. For more information and how to apply go to https://application.nycsyep.com/

ASAP – Many students need help with their homework and ASAP is a great place to go to. There are also tutors that can help you on an area that you need help on. ASAP sometimes also have trips that can help students to relax.
Website: https://cpc-nyc.org/programs/youth-services/asap-queens-high-school-language-studies

SASF – Many people have no place to go to after school, then they can apply for SASF. SASF provides homework help if you need have with homework. In addition academic helps, there are also different types of sports you can play.
Website: https://sasfny.org/what-we-do/high-school/

College Now – College Now is a great place to experience what college is like. You would be able to take college classes that are taught by college professors. For some classes, you may even get college credits if you pass the class.
Website:http://collegenow.cuny.edu/

 

Scholarships

Essay contests

This means you need to write an essay and submit it.

Anthem Essay contest – This contest is available for high school students grades 8th – 10th students. To apply, the student has to submit their essay to the site’s provided email. The deadline for this contest is March 29 2017. For more information, go to https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

The Fountainhead Essay Contest – This contest is available for high school students grades 11th – 12th. To apply, the student has to submit their essay to the site’s provided email. The deadline for this contest is April 26 2017. For more information, go to https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest – This contest is available for high school students grades and undergrad and grad students (but no one here is in college). To apply, the student has to submit their essay to the site’s provided email. The deadline for this contest is April 28 2017. For more information, go to https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

Flight Network Scholarship – To enter this scholarship students must write a 500 to 1000 word essay about a travel experience or something related and submit it to the email provided by the site. The winning essay will receive a one time scholarship of $1000. The deadline is December 31, 2016. For more information go to http://www.flightnetwork.com/pages/scholarship/

Story Shares– Like writing stories? Then join the Story Shares contest. You have to write a story based on the topics given. The prizes vary depending the the topic you choose. The deadline for this scholarship is December 31st. For more information, go to http://storyshares.org/contest

 

Application Based Scholarships:

The New York Times College Scholarship Program – supports high achieving yet financially underprivileged high school students. The deadline for this scholarship is October 31.To apply go to http://www.nytco.com/social-responsibility/college-scholarship-program/      

The Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund – each year, the United Federation of Teachers proudly awards nearly $1 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to academically excellent and financially eligible students from New York City public schools. The deadline to apply is November, 31. For more information, go to http://www.uft.org/parents/scholarship-fund

The Horatio Alger Scholarship – seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. The deadline for this scholarship is October 25. To apply go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ 

Minecraft College Scholarship – For those of you who play a lot of Minecraft, this is a great scholarship for you. You need to write an essay to talk about how the game has positively influenced you. The deadline for this scholarship is July 31st, 2017. For more information, go to https://apexminecrafthosting.com/minecraft-scholarship/  *MUST BE U.S. CITIZEN.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College – seek students who have exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. For more information go to http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/                *Deadline: November, 30 

Misc

LendingTree ScholarshipStudents need to write a 200 word essay answering to the question “why, for you personally, is a college education worth the time, energy, and money?” This scholarship is for high school seniors. They have to be a United States citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or around 90%. If you enter, you have a chance to win a $2500 scholarship. Should be applied during the summer of becoming a senior. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.lendingtree.com/about/scholarship

Senior Rubincam Youth Award – You have never heard of genealogy? Where have you been? Do some research on it! You have to make a genealogical graph for up to five generations. Then write a biography on an individual from each generation. The deadline for this scholarship is December 15. Good luck have fun:) For more information, go to http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form

HeadsetPlus.com 2016 College Scholarship – To enter this scholarship, students need to create a youtube video less than 5 minutes long telling them about yourself and why you should be recieving the scholarship. Be sure to express why you want a degree in the career you are seeking and why this scholarship interests you. Creativity is key. The deadline for this scholarship is December 31.  For more information, go to http://headsetplus.com/blog/1000-headsetplus-com-2016-college-scholarship/

Nashville Songwriting Scholarship – to enter this scholarship, you need to write an original song. The deadline for this scholarship is February 1, 2017. For more information go to http://bmifoundation.org/programs/info/nashville_songwriting_scholarship

SMART Scholarship – This program gives out scholarships to students who want to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The deadline for this scholarship is December 1, 2017. For more information go to http://smart.asee.org/

Yanmar/SAE Scholarship: This scholarship is for students that want to pursue an engineering or science related major. Applications will be open in December of 2016. Deadline of the scholarship is March 15, 2017. For more information, go to http://students.sae.org/scholarships/yanmar/

HGA Dendel Scholarship: This scholarship offers a $4000 scholarship to further education in the field of fiber arts. The application deadline is March 15 of each year. To apply go to http://www.weavespindye.org/hga-dendel-scholarship

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