2017 University of Rio Grande Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarship Competition

The University of Rio Grande will be hosting the Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarship competition, which allows students to compete for scholarships to major in chemistry at the University of Rio Grande. The awarded scholarships can be for as much as $2,500, which is approximately half of the first year's tuition, and the awardees have the chance to increase their scholarships as they continue to demonstrate academic achievement while working towards their chemistry degrees at Rio.

  • The process will involve an application, letter of recommendation from a current or past chemistry teacher, and academic transcripts.
  • Select students may be invited to campus for an interview.
  • More students than three (as in past years) will have the opportunity to win scholarships.
  • Any student who will be a first time freshman at Rio Grande in fall 2018 is eligible to apply.
  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please go to the Rio Grande Chemistry Program webpage:  http://www.rio.edu/chemistry

Deadline: November 1, 2017

2018 Hagan Scholarship

Sponsored by the Hagan Scholarship Foundation

"Helping Rural Students Graduate College Debt Free"

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need-based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. Three hundered fifty scholarships can be awarded each year.

Scholarship Particulars:

  • For high achieving, self-driven students with high goals
  • Each scholarship is worth up to $40,000
  • Opportunity to graduate college debt free

Additional Benefits:

  • Study Abroad program worth up to $8,000
  • $10,000 Schwab brokerage account
  • Free Workshops to learn important life skills.

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation will award 350 new scholarships in April 2018. Two-thirds of the finalists interviewed are awarded scholarships. Each finalist interviewed and not awarded a scholarship will receive $1,000. Funds are provided for travel and lodging to the interview site.

For more information, including the scholarship application, please visit the website at www.hsfmo.org .

The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

2018 University of Rio Grande District Counselor's Scholarship

Four Year Full Tuition Scholarship to URG

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be accepted to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • A minimum GPA of a 3.20 along with a minimum ACT score of a 21 is required for qualification for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must attend a high school in the four county (OH) service district of Jackson, Gallia, Meigs, and Vinton (including Buckeye Hills and Ohio Valley Christian Schools).
  • The highest qualified applicant will receive a four year full tuition scholarship to the University of Rio Grande.

Application Process

  • Along with the application, students are required to submit a resume stating any academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, employment history, and any special skills or accomplishments.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation letters (not to include the high school guidance counselor)
  • An essay on the following topic, "Describe how you have demonstrated leadership skills, in and out, of school." The essay should not exceed two (2) typed, double spaced pages.

To download an application, please click here.

Please mail the above requirements to: University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College - Office of Admissions, Attn: Taylor Noel, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674.

Deadline: The completed application must be received by Taylor Noel in the Admissions Office by December 1, 2017Students are responsible for mailing their own applications for this scholarship.

 

 

2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.

Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at GE and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute cannot address applicant questions.

To apply, go to https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

To download a program flyer, please visit: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/media/130006/2018_ge_reaganscholarship_quadfold_for_web.pdf

Scholarship Deadline: January 4, 2018

 2018 University of Rio Grande Jake Bapst Scholarship

Two Year Full Tuition Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be accepted to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Applicants must attend a high school in the four county (OH) service district of Jackson, Gallia, Meigs and Vinton (including Buckeye Hills and Ohio Valley Christian Schools).
  • One student will be chosen from each high school. The top 12 qualified applicants will be awarded a 2-year full tuition scholarship to Rio Grande Community College.
  • All applications will be considered when selecting the top recipients. Please note: This does not guarantee a winner from each High School in the four county area.

Application:

In addition to the application, please attach a typed response (double spaced and 12 point font required) for the following questions:

To download an application, please click here.

Please mail the above requirements to: University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College - Office of Admissions, Attn: Taylor Noel, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674 (Students are responsible for mailing their own application and materials to Rio.)

Deadline: Completed application and resume materials should be returned to Taylor Noel in the Admissions Office by January 15, 2018.

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