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News and Events for the Senior - Class of 2019 (BHS)

FAFSA DEADLINE (TBD)

The state deadline for FAFSA is [TBD] If you have not applied yet, tonight would be a great night to start....  https://fafsa.ed.gov/  

List of Business Degree Scholarships

Up-to-date information on 50+ privately funded awards available to college students. It contains detailed information on the awards that are available from private sources such as foundations, corporations, and religious and civic organizations.

 https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/business-degree-scholarships/

We the Student Scholarship Opportunity

Direct Your Students Here

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest. Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner.
This year we are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.

The specific essay prompt this year is: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”

Students can find contest details, including rules and instructions on how to submit an essay on the website.

DNT Fitness Scholarship Opportunity for HBCU College

3 $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the DMV.   Students must be attending a HBCU in the Fall 2019 to qualify. Extended the deadline until November 26th,  2018.

Application

Participants for the 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest - January 19, 2019


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Xi Alpha Lambda Prince William County Chapter and the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund proudly present the 4th Annual Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest to be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Waterford Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150.  This year the theme of the contest is: “Achieving the Dream.”  The Oratorical Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12.  We invite students from DMV area high schools to participate by creating an original speech based on this year’s theme. Three finalists will be selected.  The finalists must deliver their speeches to a public audience, with minimal reference to notes, for the competition. 


Deadline for Submission A typed copy of the written speech and the Oratorical Contest entry form must beemailed to MLKOratoricalContest@gmail.com no later than November 30, 2018.  The entry form must be completed and signed by parent(s).

 

Contest Awards/Recognition:  Upon completion of essay presentations at the MLK Oratorical Contest, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and given monetary awards of $500, $300, and $200 respectively.

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MLK Oratorical Contest Committee:  Sidney Evans, (571) 264-3910, SLEvans2@verizon.net; or Ron Atwater, (909)743-3892, atwaterr1@icloud.com.


Application

CollegExpress

$1,000 | CustomerBlooms Scholarship Contest

Deadline: November 28

Info: Applicant must be a high school, college, university, or trade school student. Required to create a video under five minutes on the topic: "How ideas help shape the world around us, why education is a critical element to future success, and why you strive for greatness" and upload video to YouTube.


500 | Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Deadline: November 30

Info: Applicant must be a high school senior who has been accepted into a college, university, or trade school or a currently enrolled college student. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about avoiding distracted driving.


$1,000 | Suicide Prevention Scholarship

Deadline: November 30

Info: Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to attend post-secondary education and hold a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher in high school. Students must provide school resume, transcript and essay discussing the mental health system and suicide.


Christian College Resource Connector

Complete the form to receive information from Christian colleges and enter the $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing. The Christian Connector, as well as those schools that you request information from, will receive your information so they can respond and meet your information request. After completing this form and reviewing your schools of interest, you may also take advantage of the Christian College Scholarship Search.



Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.

Applicants must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019- 2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.

Tell students to visit learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers to learn more and apply today!

Download a flyer here that you can print and share with students.


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship

Students will be able to potential win $20,000 for college

Deadline: Our application deadline is December 14, 2018

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc/WDF 2019 Scholarships

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omicron Phi Zeta chapter and our 501 c(3) outreach arm Women of the Dove Foundation are proud to present our 2019 scholarships for high school students. The deadline is March 9th, 2019. Everything must be submitted via email to opzwdf@gmail.comIf you need to submit something via mail, please have students notify us by March 1st, 2019. Recipients will be notified by March 31st. 

Available Scholarships:

J&J Scholarship Updates 2018-2019

THE GENEVA MAYS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above required 

THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above required and have shown significant academic improvement over previous years JACK & JILL 

BOOK SCHOLARSHIP  Prince George’s County, Maryland Resident  Graduating PGC public high school senior  Matriculate to an accredited post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 academic school year (award based on actual enrollment)  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above required and have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in school or community-related activities   

iWP Clean Water Scholarship Important Information

  • $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded
  • Application Deadlines: December 12th, 2018
  • 2018 winner will be announced on December 22th, 2018
  • The winning essay will be published and featured on our site!

How to Submit your Application
Write an persuasive essay of 1,000 words using references from authoritative sources to back up your arguments.

Essay Topic: Providing Clean Water to Every Human

When you will be done with these steps, email us at 
scholarships@iwaterpurification.com with all of the details listed below and attached PDF document.

  • Your Name, Email Address and Phone Number
  • School Name.
  • Area of Study.
  • Your current GPA and any Advanced Placement (AP) books scores you have (note AP scores are not required, but considered a bonus)

We run our scholarship program every year!

APPLY TODAY!!

Power of the Written Word Scholarship Essay Contest


This scholarship is open to female, graduating seniors who will be entering a four-year college or
university in the fall of 2019. Please encourage eligible students to apply for this exciting
opportunity! The application deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019. We thank you and look forward
to your students’ participation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us
at tdzscholarship@zphibtdz.org.


Scholarship Awards:

The top three winners of the Finer Womanhood Essay Contest will receive the following awards:
• 1 st Prize: $1,500.00
• 2 nd Prize: $1,000.00
• 3 rd Prize: $750.00


Information Document

Application

AFCEA Central Maryland Scholarship Opportunity 2018-2019

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Central Maryland Chapter is offering scholarship opportunities for Prince George’s County graduating high school seniors who are going on to a college or university in the Fall of 2019.

Two scholarships available:

1.    The first is a Merit Scholarship that is based on how well the student has performed in high school. While there are several scholarships named for a variety of people that AFCEA has chosen to honor, there is only one merit scholarship application. The student does not pick the specific merit scholarship. The AFCEA Scholarship Committee determines which merit scholarship to award to each student that receives a merit scholarship. However, if the student is interested in a scholarship designed to study cyber, then their essay must address cyber.

2.    The second scholarship is the Freedom Scholarship. This scholarship is based on an adversity or hardship that the student has had to overcome which may have prevented him/her from performing academically as well as expected. Please note that a school counselor must nominate the student for the Freedom Scholarship and must provide a letter detailing why they are nominating the student. This is separate from the required two letters of recommendation.


The deadline for these scholarship applications is December 21, 2018.

Contact Information:  scholarships@centralmd.afceachapters.org   or 410-215-8249 (cell).


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC Scholarship - Deadline is January 4th.

8 different scholarships for Prince George's County students!


 PGCAC youth Scholarship

     Must be an active member of PGCAC's youth Programs -Delta GEMS, Jabberwock or EMBODI

~PGCAC Improved Performance Scholarship
     Must have 2.5 gpa and shown significant improvement

~PGCAC Merit Scholarship
      Female senior with 3.0 or higher gpa

~PGCAC Merit Need Scholarship
     Female senior with 3.0 or higher gpa demonstrating financial need

~ PGCAC Carolun B Cashwell Teacher's Scholarship
     Plan to major in Education
     Must have 3.0 or higher

~PGCAC Ethel Rogers Grundy Scholarship
     Must be female
     Plan on majoring in Business Administration, Business Management or Accounting
     Must have 3.0 or higher gpa

~PGCAC Technical/Vocational Trade Scholarship
    Cum of 2.0

~PGCAC Prince George'e Community College Scholarship
    2.5 minimum gpa
    must attend PGCC next school year

Application or see Mrs. Gardiner in Guidance Office

2019 Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program
Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) is proud to announce the 2019 Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program is now open and accepting submissions in both the Video and Essay categories.  Eligible high school seniors can submit up to one essay and/or one video for consideration through March 31, 2019, and have a chance at the top award - $5,000 in each category!  The Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund will award one $5,000 first place, one $3,000 second place, and three $1,000 honorable mentions in both categories. To read and watch winning submissions from previous years, log onto: www.beadonor.org/news-a-events/scholarship-information. You can also find more information about the Legacy of Life Scholarship Program.
For information and entry see:

B Davis Scholarship


The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.

 

Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

 

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

 

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019
 
Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com


Free College Essay Workshop


Dream Village and MelaninInHigherEd.com are working together to host a FREE College Essay Workshop for underrepresented minority high school students in the Washington, D.C area.

Students can sign-up here!

Maryland State Page

For the past couple of years Bowie High School has been represented with a State Page. If you are interested, click on the link below.  Seniors chosen will have the opportunity to participate in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program. Student pages work for two non-consecutive weeks at either the House of Delegates or the Senate in  Annapolis.  The application with full instructions are available in link below.

https://www.pgcps.org/state-page/ 


New PGPD Police Cadet Program for High School Graduates

Earn While You Learn and Get A Head Start On Your Career

The PGPD cadet program is unlike any other in the DC Metro area as it will afford selected applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in police work while they earn college credits AND earn a salary with benefits. 

For the job description, candidate criteria, and application, please click on the link. The application process is now open.  


Intelligence Careers - Student Programs

The Intelligence Careers offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.

APPLY NOW: Deadlines are coming soon.

Students Programs and SCHOLARSHIPS with NSA


Attention: Juniors and Seniors


The National Security Agency (NSA) offer many summer programs and scholarships.  Most have October 31st deadlines.

PLEASE apply.   The Stokes pay up to $30K annual towards college tuition AND offers you summer employment and a job after graduation!   
[Check back for 2019 updates]
Senior Parent 
Financial Aid Night

Did you miss the Senior Parent and FAFSA presentations?  Don't worry!  We've uploaded all of the presentations below!






Attention 


c/o of 2019!


Class rings and other jewelry is on sale now for your class.  


Visit Jostens to choose your favorite piece!


Payment plans are available through Jostens