CYNTHIA MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - POSTMARK DEADLINE BY FEB. 25 - This scholarship will award $1000 to a high school senior who will be a first generation college student planning to pursue a degree in a medical-related field. Eligible applicants must be residents of
GARRETT COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP – PREFERRED DEADLINE IS MARCH 1 - Garrett County Government sponsors a scholarship to encourage Garrett County high school graduates to pursue a post-secondary education at Garrett College. Criteria includes: graduate from a Garrett County high school; be a legally documented resident of Garrett County for two full years prior to September 1 of effective date of Garrett College enrollment; complete the scholarship application as well as the FAFSA and MDCAPS applications. Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.garrettcollege.edu
DWIGHT P. JACOBUS - DEADLINE IS MARCH 1. Up to six $1,000 scholarships may be awarded by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a career in business or education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Eligibility requirements include : be a resident of Maryland or the District of Columbia, acceptance as a full time student, have demonstrated financial need and have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Awards are based upon: scholastic achievement, financial need, SAT or ACT scores, and quality of extra-curricular achievements. A 500-word essay is required. Applications available in the Guidance Office.
MASONIC CHARITIES OF MARYLAND - DUE TO GUIDANCE BY MARCH 1(with $1.00 for transcript)- A $500 scholarship will be awarded to 100 high school seniors throughout Maryland to be used toward expenses at an accredited two-year or four-year college or technical school. Out of the 100 finalists, two will be selected to receive additional scholarships of $2,500 and of $5,000 in May. Requires completion of essay application, and a transcript. Selection criteria include: public service and extra-curricular activities, student resume, scholastic achievement, recommendation from high school, and need for financial assistance. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
FRANK H. EBERLY JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE IS MARCH 22 –Graduating high school seniors in Garrett and Allegany counties can apply for this $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the family of Frank Eberly and the Masonic Lodge. Criteria reviewed includes: cumulative grade point average; community service; involvement in extra curricular activities; and employment while attending high school. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
OAKLAND ROTARY CLUB – DEADLINE IS APRIL 5 – The Oakland Rotary Club will award two $1,000 scholarship for seniors graduating from either Northern or Southern High Schools. One of the scholarships is for attendance at a vocational or technical school and the other is for a student who plans to attend a college or university. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
MISS UTILITY/DISTRICT ONE CALL SCHOLARSHIP – DUE APRIL 5 – One student in Western Maryland will receive a one time $1,008 scholarship. Applicants must be high school seniors on track to graduate in the Spring of 2019 and plan to attend a post-secondary school in the Fall of 2019. Applicants will be reviewed on the merit of their extracurricular activities, personal essay, letter of recommendation and high school transcript. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and can be accessed online at https://form.jotform.com/MissUtility/Scholarship
JOSEPH FOX, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - POSTMARK DEADLINE IS APRIL 15. The State of
HEEC COORDINATORS SCHOLARSHIP- DEADLINE TO RETURN TO GUIDANCE IS APRIL 15. The Hickory Environmental Center is offering a $250 scholarship. Applicants must: be a senior at Northern or Southern Garrett High School; supply a copy of current high school transcript; have proof of acceptance to an accredited secondary institution; be pursuing a degree in Environmental Science or Wildlife Management; provide a letter of recommendation from a school or county principal, teacher, or civic leader. The Hickory Advisory Committee will select the scholarship winner, and the award will be presented at the Sr. Awards Program of the recipient’s school.
HEEC PLANETARIUM SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE TO RETURN TO GUIDANCE IS APRIL 15. The Hickory Environmental Center Planetarium is offering a $250 Scholarship to a Northern or Southern High School graduating senior. Applicants must: supply a copy of current high school transcript; supply proof of acceptance to an accredited secondary institution; be pursuing a degree in Engineering with special consideration given to Aerospace, Astrophysics etc.; provide a letter of recommendation from a school or county official. The Hickory Advisory Committee will select the scholarship winner, and the award will be presented at the Senior Awards Program at the recipient’s school.
CHRIS LANTZ AMERICAN EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE IS APRIL 15- The Chris Lantz Memorial Fund will award one $2,000 scholarship to a graduating Southern Garrett High School senior planning to attend a four year college or university. Eligible candidates will be selected on the following criteria: must be a natural born U.S. citizen, must hold at least a 3.7 weighted GPA; must have held a position of leadership in the school or community; must be involved in community activities; must maintain a physically active lifestyle. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. To learn more about Chris Lantz, a graduate of Southern, go to www.chrislantz.org .
GARRETT COUNTY STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP – DUE APRIL 20- GC Steps to Better Health Scholarship offers $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in a health care field. Qualifications include: a cumulative gpa of 2.5 or higher, plan to pursue a degree in a health related field, demonstration of character and leadership as well as involvement in extra-curricular and/or community activities. Preference will be given to students who attended and/or volunteered at the Garrett County Health Fair in April(applicants must check in at the registration table). Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
SOUTHERN GARRETT HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE IS APRIL 30 - Two Southern Garrett High School Seniors will receive a scholarship in the amount of $4,000, $1,000 per year for four years, providing a minimum gpa of 2.5 is maintained. Criteria for selection includes: financial need, at least a 75% gpa; plans to attend a 4- year college or university; participation in school and community activities; summary of your academic and career goals, and submitting a 250-word essay addressing the statement "What Southern High School means to me." The application is available in Guidance.
OAKLAND ELKS STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD – DEADLINE IS MAY 1 The Oakland Elks will award a $1,000 scholarship to two high school seniors who demonstrate characteristics of scholarship, service, community and school involvement. Financial need is also considered. Applicants do not need to be affiliated with any Elks Lodge. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Individuals with questions can email Ryan White at email@example.com
ALLEGANY AND GARRETT COUNTIES VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE ASSOCIATON PATRICIA A. BOWSER MEMORIAL EMERGENCY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP – DUE MAY 15 – Allegany and Garrett Counties Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association anticipate awarding one scholarship in Garrett County for a high school senior who volunteers at local fire departments, EMS department or hospital facility. The award is to help toward costs of attending a two or four year college. Applicants are required to supply a college acceptance letter. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
KIDS’ CHANCE SCHOLARSHIP – THERE IS NO DEADLINE – Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. sponsors scholarships for children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers to complete their college, technical school, or post-graduate education. Scholarships are awarded on a semester basis and vary depending on the needs and educational expenses of the student.
For more information, visit www.kidschance-md.org. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
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Garrett College Scholarship Info Scholarship booklet is now available in Guidance. Seniors who did not pick one up at the College Expo can stop by in Guidance to obtain one for Garrett College.
Frostburg Scholarship Booklets are available online at www.frostburg.edu/ungrad/faid
Allegany College Scholarship Booklets are available online at www.allegany.edu/scholarship