NAC Scholarship Opportunities & Deadlines
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships for High-Demand Careers
2019-2020 Scholarship Lists:
National Scholarship List
Arkansas Scholarship List
Creative Scholarship List
Disability or Illness Scholarship List
Various Companies Employee's Dependent Scholarship List
Minority Scholarship List
Vocational, Trade and Technical Scholarship List
Scholarships By Deadline:
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) - Due by October 4, 2019
Two students from each state will be chosen to spend a week in Washington DC to observe the national government in action. Juniors or seniors may apply. Delegates are selected based on outstanding ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership. Students must hold an elective office in a student government, civic, or educational organization sponsored by the student's school. If selected, the student must attend the Delegate Conference in order to receive the $10,000 scholarship.
Our belief is that achieving a high-grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, we are offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the evaluated essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Moose Youth Awareness Program - Due October 18, 2019
This program is for 9-12th-grade students. If you are interested, sign up with your career coaches by October 18th. You can help other kids learn about the importance of making good decisions. You will select a topic of your choice and develop a presentation. Students that are chosen to represent Arkansas, will receive $1,000 and have the opportunity to attend the 2020 International Youth Awareness Congress in Mount Laurel, New Jersey from April 23-April 27. At the conclusion of the Congress, 5 students will be chosen to receive scholarships ranging from $2,000-$12,000. Click on the link to learn more about the Moose Fraternity.
Horatio Alger Scholarship- Due October 25, 2019
The Horatio Alger Scholarship provides financial assistance to students in the State of Arkansas who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Seven $5000 scholarships will be awarded to students who exhibit financial need.
VFW Voice of Democracy - Due October 31, 2019
This program is open to students in grades 9-12. Applicants must record a 3-5 minute audio essay written on this year's theme: "What Makes America Great". State Winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. The Grand prize is a $30,000 scholarship.
National Rice Month Scholarship Contest - Due October 31, 2019
High school graduating students from rice-growing states — Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas are eligible to apply. enter the contest, students will make an original video about rice production, healthy eating, sustainability, etc. Students can also conduct promotion activities in their communities and showcase their work in a video. The grand-prize winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship and a trip with a chaperone this December to the awards ceremony at the 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.
National Center For Learning Disabilities - Applications will be open in early October, 2019
The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Most Valuable Student Scholarship-Elks National Foundation - Due November 5, 2019
The 2020 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.
Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
High school graduates 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.
The Hagan Scholarship - Due November 15, 2019
The Hagan Scholarships are for high achieving and self-motivated students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in an eligible state and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. The Free Workshops and Schwab Investment Account are integral parts of the Scholarship. The average value of a four year Hagan Scholarship is about $24,000. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum ACT score of 23 and CGPA of 3.50 or higher. Click on the scholarship link for more details.
National Honor Society Scholarship - Due December 6, 2019
NHS student members who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the NHS Scholarship this year.
Applicant must be:
• A high school senior
• An active NHS member in good standing
• Currently enrolled at a school with an affiliated NHS chapter
• Graduating in spring of 2020
• Planning to enroll at a postsecondary college or university in fall 2020
- 1 National Winner – $25,000 scholarship
- 24 national finalists – $5,625 scholarship
- 575 national semifinalists – $3,200 scholarship
- Total scholarships awarded: 600
- Total scholarship distribution: $2 million
National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA)- Due December 15, 2019
The NSPMA seeks to assist qualified students who are continuing thier education by offering scholarships to those pursuing an Associates or Bachelor degree. Any graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior is eligible to apply. Awards are based on the selection criteria of: financial need, academic achievement, co-curricular participation, community service and essay response. Individual scholarships range from $500-$1,500. Application with attachments must be received by December 15, 2019.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame - Due December 31, 2019
The ASHOF awards nine $1,000 scholarships to deserving Arkansas student-athlete high school seniors. The winners of these scholarships will be presented at the ASHOF’s annual Induction Banquet, which will be held next year on March 13, 2020, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. These scholarships will be based on written essays and will be awarded to 4 male and 5 female student-athletes who will be enrolling in Arkansas colleges in the Fall of 2019. The ratio of male/female recipients will be alternated each year. All scholarship funds will be awarded directlhttp://y to the Arkansas college that each student will be attending. A distinguished panel of ASHOF Board members, some of whom are also ASHOF inductees, will screen and review all essays submitted, and all winners will be notified by February 1, 2020. ASHOF Letter
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Due Date Coming Soon
Approximately 20 college-bound students who demonstrate leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship will be awarded $10,000 renewable scholarships, up to $40,000 total per recipient. To qualify, the student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as high school principal, and provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need.
2020 American Legion Scholarships - Due January 3, 2020 and March 13, 2020
The American Legion, Department of Arkansas, is offering eight scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2020. Four of the scholarships are from the Coudret Trust Foundation in the amount of $1,000 each and four are from the Garner Trust Foundation in the amount of $2,500 each. Must be children, grandchildren or great-granchildren of American Legionnaires. The counselor's office has the applications.
The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest- Due January 3, 2020
The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest is a "Constitutional Speech Contest". Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition. Legion department representatives certify one winner per state to the national contest, where department winners compete against each other in two speaking rounds. The contest caps off with a final round that decides the three top finishers. Click to dowload a copy of rules and topics.
The Arkansas Association of Federal Coordinators (AAFC) - Due January 10, 2020
The AAFC Scholarship to high school seniors to supplement college costs beginning their freshman year. The scholarship award is $1,000.00 for the first academic year, and will be awarded to full-time students who plan to major in education who enroll in an Arkansas college or university.
Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Competition - Due January 31, 2020
This Scholarship will be awarded to the child, grandchild, stepchild, stepgrandchild or legal ward of a living Elk member who joined the order on or before April 1, 2017. The winners will be awarded $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years). If selected, student will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years the student receives the scholarship.
Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Kapa Gamma Scholarship- Due February 1, 2020
Gamma Eta will award a $250.00 scholarship to an outstanding Marion County high school or college student who has chosen teaching as a profession. To be eligible, the applicant must be female, a graduating senior or college student, have exhibited an aptitude and desire for teaching, rank in the upper 25% of the class and enroll in an accredited college.
Thea Foundation Scholarships- Competitions February 24-March 30
Thea Foundation is awarding 36 schoalrships in 2020. There are six different competitions to enter: visual arts, performing arts, slam poetry, creative writing, fashion design and film. Scholarship competition dates range from February 24-March 30. Click on the link to read the rules and regulations carefully to be sure you qualify. Scholarships are awarded solely on talent, never on test scores, GPAs or intent to major in the arts.
THEA Foundation/Visual Arts Scholarship - Due March 23, 2020
This year's theme is "Brilliant, radiant, overcoming the senses." Each year, artists from all across Arkansas convene at Thea Foundation in downtown North Little Rock to display their work to our panel of qualified judges, who select 10 winners of scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.
AAA/Centennial Bank Scholar Program- Due March 28, 2020
This $1,000 scholarship is for those student-athletes who have a 7-semester minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minumum 21 on the ACT. Good citizenship, community service and leadership traits are required, among other qualifications listed on the applicaiton.
LDAA- Ralph Norman Scholarship- Updated Scholarship & Date Coming Soon
The Learning Disabilities Scholarship for an individual with a documented learning disability.
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship - Due by March 31, 2020
Between three and five scholarships will be awarded. Click on the Criteria Sheet for details. These scholarships will be issued on a one-time basis. The graduating student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrated leadership abilities, and will be attending a full time accredited four-year college or university. Parents combined adjusted income cannot exceed $50,000. See checksheet for additional requirements.
Twin Lakes Playhouse-Performing Arts Scholarship - Updated Scholarship & Date Coming Soon
High school seniors or current college students can apply but all applicants must be pursuing a performing arts degree at an accredited school. Application and all supporting documents must be postmarked by due date. The award ranges from $500-$1,000.
The Bernice Gotaas Scholarship- Due March 31, 2020
This scholarship is for graduates of a Marion County school who are enrolling full-time at a college of their choice.
The Arthur and Blanch Raef Scholarship- Due March 31, 2020
This scholarship is for full-time students who are attending ASUMH.
NWFA Scholarship- Due April 1, 2020
The National Wood Flooring Association Scholarship is for any high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher, 25 or higher ACT, and who plans to major in forestry or a related field. This is a $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship. All required items along with application must be postmarked by April 1st to be considered.
Mountain Home Elks Lodge #1714 Scholarship- Due April 6, 2020
This $1,000 scholarship is for any senior planning on attending an accredited College or University. Any senior who is a U.S. citizen is eligible to apply. Please see Mrs. Nix for the application.
The Robert J Stewart Education Scholarship- Due April 15, 2020
This scholarship is for high school seniors planning to attend college full-time.
The William H Thompson Scholarship- Due April 15, 2020
This scholarship is only available for students attending a Vocational-Technical school or Trade School.
2020 Bill Of Rights Institute "We the Students" Essay Contest- Due April 15, 2020
Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $19,000 in scholarship funds including a $7,500 award and a scholarship to the 2020 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C. to the grand prize winner. This year, students are asked to not only share their comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Students are encouraged to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into their writing. A good essay will demonstrate how civil discourse is not just an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles, and demonstrated through civic virtues.
PACE Scholarship for Automation & Manufacturing- Due April 15, 2020
This scholarship is for students who are going to attend NorthArk and enroll in the Manufacturing Technology or Automation & System Integration Programs. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit a letter of recommendation from a CTE teacher. This scholarship is worth $1,350 per semester.
Kay Wood Memorial Scholarship- Due April 20, 2020
Two $800 scholarships will be awarded. Click the link to go to the scholarship application.
A celebration of Life/play4jarren Foundation Scholarship - Updated Scholarship & Dates Coming Soon
Any Arkansas Senior who has been affected by cancer may apply.
The American Legion Auxillary Scholarship- Updated Scholarships & Dates Coming Soon
Click the link to read about several different scholarships available.
Twin Lakes Home Builders Assoc. Scholarship - Updated Scholarships & Dates Coming Soon
Seniors or college students who will be attending ASUMH in the fall of 2020 are eligible for multiple scholarships that will be awarded in various amounts. Applicants do NOT have to be affiliated to the Home Builders Association in any way to apply.
2018 Honors Grad U Multimedia Scholarship - Due April 26, 2020
Any high school senior is eligible to apply. There are 3 phases to this scholarship process. Submit your proposal for how you can better your community. Five winners will receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project. Click on scholarship link for complete details.
*Some resources courtesy of Rogers High School, Rogers, Arkansas, Mountain Home High School-Career Academies, Mountain Home, Arkansas