Fleet Reserve Association – American Essay Contest

​FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA’s Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled.  Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline.  Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.

The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for the top three essays in each grade category ($2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place).  Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement, and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.

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Heisman High School Scholarship

It’s time for senior scholar-athletes to shine.

The 2021 Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is now open! This year, The Heisman Trophy Trust along with Acceptance Insurance are proud to award $128,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished and community-minded male and female senior scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 88 State Winners, 10 National Finalists, and two National Winners, graduating seniors have many ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners.

This year’s scholarship amounts have been doubled. Winners will compete for 100 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, along with recognition at the state and national levels. Apply before the 10.19.21 deadline at heismanscholarship.com.

Iowa Association of Building Officials

Iowa Association of Building Officials (IABO) is the Iowa Chapter of the International Code Council (ICC).

IABO members include:
• Building Officials •Developers • Building Inspectors •Architects • Private Inspectors •Engineers

These professionals want to promote their safety and awareness objectives and the IABO association through awarding two annual scholarships to deserving college students.

Deadline: May 1, 2021

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Tan Son Nhut Association Scholarship 2021

The Tan Son Nhut Association is accepting applications for the school year beginning in the Fall of 2021 for a $5,000 scholarship from high school seniors.

The student must be a direct descendant of one who served in Vietnam for any period from January 1, 1959, to April 30, 1975.

Service may be either with the Armed Forces of the United States or the Republic of Vietnam or as a civilian at Tan Son Nhut Air Base either as an American or Vietnamese citizen.

Deadline: May 1, 2021

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Seniors – St. Paul the Apostle Future Fund

St. Paul the Apostle Future Fund is offering a scholarship for a graduating senior who attended SPS, and who is planning to attend a college or university.  You must include a typewritten essay entitled “What My Catholic Education Has Meant to Me” (maximum 1,000 words).  The Selection Committee will review all applications and essays.  The scholarship is not renewable.  All applications must be received at SPS by Friday, April 9, 2021.  No late applications will be accepted.

Future Fund Scholarship App 2021

Light the Spark Scholarship

MindFire Communications announced the Light the Spark Scholarship program for high school seniors in Rock Island and Scott counties who want to pursue a career in a creative field such as graphic design, copy writing, public relations, marketing and/or brand development.

Deadline: March 25, 2021

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Quad City Morning Optimist Scholarship

The QC Morning Optimist Club offers up to $4000 in scholarships to high school seniors. The Scholarship Committee will determine the number and value of scholarships offered based on the qualities exemplify by the applicants. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the college or university. The applications are considered on the basis of financial need, work ethic, and community service.

Deadline: March 12, 2021

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