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Here are a few suggestions to help you in your scholarship search.

  • · Start early
  • · Always ask for recommendations two weeks in advance
  • · Type your applications
  • · Apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible
  • · Make a copy of essays, information and recommendations
  • · Keep a file of all scholarship information
  • · Sell yourself (include volunteer work, church activities, jobs etc.) 
  • Scholarships, Opportunities, Etc....

    2018-2019 Scholarships, opportunities and other available program information.


    Scholarships, opportunities, and other programming information I receive will be available here and posted as I receive the information.  Please contact me if you have any questions, I am happy to offer assistance with applications, seek additional information, etc.  Paper copies of applications are available on the second floor of the high school in magazine racks outside the school counselor's office.


    12.  Study abroad.  Scholarship is possible to study abroad.  www.USAGermanyScholarship.org or www.asse.com


    11.  The Hagan Scholarship Foundation is helping rural students graduate college debt free.  For more information check out www.hsfmo.org  The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST, November 15, 2018.  The link will be removed at that time.  


    10.  Dickinson State University would like to invite you to learn about the university's prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.  This program provides financial support of $3,000 per year for up to four years, which will cover part of the tuition in addition to much more.  Please check out the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program at Dickinson State University.  


    9.  American Legion Auxiliary National Level Scholarships sponsor two $5,000 scholarships and one $2000 scholarship on the National level.  Scholarships are awarded annually in each of the five divisions of the American Legion Auxiliary.  www.alaforveterans.org


    8.  American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Dakota - Education Program - www.ndala.org


    7.  American Legion Auxiliary, awards two $500 scholarships each year.  These scholarships may be used at a nursing school of the student's choice.  www.ndala.org


    6.  American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships - Samsung American Legion Scholarship for those who attended Girls or Boys State.  http://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung


    5.  Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Apply for this community award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC in May.  Access the application at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit  Complete the application and the student/parent agreement; then, on the "certification" page, email or print and deliver instructions to your certifier.  (Deadline:  November 6, 2018)  Your application can be certified by your school principal or head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light's HandsOn Network. 


    4.  United States Senate Youth Program will be held in Washington, DC March 2-9, 2019.  104 students - two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will be selected for a week-long government and leadership education program in the nation's capital and will each receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship.  Now in its fifty-seventh year, the program has been fully funded since inception by the Hearst Foundations.  The application is available from Mrs. Faye Nelson.  All applications must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2018.  


    3.  I have linked two websites below explaining the National Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship program.  This program is sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States.  The National Elks is the second leading scholarship organization next to the Federal Government for Post-Secondary Education in the US.   Students receive awards from Local Lodges that are for one year and also the top students compete at the State and National level for more significant awards.  You currently fall in the region served by the Devils Lake Elks Lodge #1216.  The local awards that will be offered by the Devils Lake Elk’s Lodge #1216 are outlined below after the link to the website that contains the downloadable applications for the scholarships.  Some of you are familiar with the program and have had past winners of these awards and others may not know as much about them.  I have placed the website links below for your convenience.  We judge the applications we receive at the Devils Lake Lodge just before Christmas and notify the winners prior to Christmas.  For the Most Valuable Student contest the parents do not need to be Elks members.  For the Legacy award a parent or grandparent would need to be an Elk member in good standing.  High Schools in our area who had local winners last year were Cavalier, Maddock, Devils Lake, Mt Pleasant and Lakota.


    Most Valuable Student: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm   Devils Lake Elks Lodge will award $1500 to the top male and female student applicant, $500 to 2nd and 3rd place male and female applicant.  These six student applicants will then be forwarded on to the State Competition. (Due Nov. 15, 2018)


    Legacy Award: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm  This is an online only application process for Elk’s members children or grandchildren.  (Due February 1, 2019)


    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I can be reached by email or you can call me at 701-230-9567.  Have a great day!!



    Randall R Fixen

    Scholarship Chair

    Devils Lake Elk’s Lodge #1216



    2.  North Dakota Scholars Program for the Class of 2020.You must take the ACT no later than July 1, 2019.  Scholars will be announced in the fall of 2019 and will receive a letter from the North Dakota University System designating you as a North Dakota Scholar.  You will be awarded an in-state tuition scholarship.  www.ndus.edu


    1.  NDSU Career Fair to find out where you can go with a health professions degree from NDSU.  Sept. 13, 10 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Fargodome  for more information check out ndsu.edu/healthprofessions/career_fair_information   There are also Health Occupations and Professions Exploration (HOPE) programs offered at specific times of the year to high school juniors and seniors with an interest in health professions.  Acceptance to HOPE programs is application-based with preference given to students specifically from rural communities.  https://www.facebook.com/NDHOPEPrograms/


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    Debunking myths: The truth about scholarships

    You've probably heard a lot of misinformation about scholarships. Here are some common myths — and some of the truths behind those myths.

    Millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed each year.
    When you hear statistics like this, many times these numbers include money that could be spent by businesses on employees who are eligible for training programs.

    It is true that some scholarship programs have requirements that few people are able to meet. But the vast majority of programs have requirements that apply to a large part of the population.

    In addition, some scholarship programs aren't publicized effectively, so students may not apply because they aren't aware that they exist.

    Scholarship search services have high success rates.
    According to industry statistics, more than 90 percent of students who use fee-based search services receive only lists of scholarships. This doesn't mean that these services actually obtain funds on behalf of the students. College surveys have found that the actual percentage of students who receive scholarships because of such services is about one percent.

    So it all really depends on how you define "success." As a student seeking scholarships, you should define "success" as actually obtaining a scholarship, as compared to only obtaining information about a scholarship.

    It's not what you know, it's who you know.
    On very rare occasions, students may actually be given scholarships because they know someone. Most of the time, however, this is not the case. In fact, it happens so rarely that researchers don't include these situations in their findings.

    In most cases, students who apply for scholarships are evaluated based upon such factors as their knowledge, their academic and extracurricular achievements, and their potential for success in college.

    The more scholarships I receive, the less need-based financial aid I'll receive.
    There is some truth to this. When you apply for financial aid, you are required to report all scholarships (as well as other sources of funds) that you will use for your education. Scholarship funds may change the amount of "need" you have according to the federal government. As a result, you may receive less need-based financial aid than if you didn't have any scholarships. However, receiving a scholarship is more likely to reduce your reliance on loans.

    If your eligibility for financial aid is high enough, a scholarship may not affect your assistance. Each situation is different, and your guidance counselor or a financial aid counselor at a local college can explain this in more detail.

    Regardless of your situation, you should apply for federal financial aid as well as any scholarships you may be eligible for.

    Minorities have a better chance of receiving scholarships.
    Although there are some situations in which scholarships have been set aside for minorities, remember that each scholarship program has specific criteria. For example, some scholarships are offered only to students who play specific sports, or only to students who come from specific communities, or for students whose parents work for a specific company or belong to a specific organization.

    The truth is that there are scholarships available to almost anyone. Your task is to do a little bit of research to find those for which you are eligible.

    Source: TASFAA High School Workbook 2008-2009, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (www.tasfaa.org)

    High test scores and class rank are key to scholarships

    For many scholarship committees, your scores on the SAT and ACT exams along with your class rank are the main factors in evaluating your potential. Other factors that committees consider include achievement, extracurricular activities, work and volunteer history, and writing quality.

    Source: TASFAA High School Workbook 2008-2009, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (www.tasfaa.org)



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