Best Buy Scholarship Program
2013 Best Buy Scholarship Program Helps Students That Hit the Books and Help Their Communities
Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation serve a diverse population of young teens by providing access to opportunities for teens through technology. Through its support of out-of-school programs, Best Buy is a conduit for teens to reach development opportunities that are important to them. Best Buy will help teens develop the technology skills they will need for success in college, careers and life….and when they’re ready, we’ll help students in grades 9-12 reach their dreams of college by providing access to education through the Best Buy Scholarship Program.
This year the program will award $1,000 scholarships to 1,100 students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation. If you meet that criteria, have solid grades and are involved in community service or have work experience, we encourage you to apply. (Previous winners are ineligible).
Since 1999, Best Buy has provided over $20.7 million in scholarship funds to help 16,545 students attend college.
How to Apply:
•The application period opens December 26, 2012
•The application deadline is February 15, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Central Time
•A helpful hint…..don’t wait until the last couple of days to apply as the site experiences heavy traffic at the close of the program and no late applications will be accepted.
•Winners will be announced online at www.bby.com/community-relations in early May 2013
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How are scholarship recipients selected?
How many scholarships are awarded and what is the value of the scholarship?
Are Best Buy Scholarships renewable?
How will students know if they have been selected to receive a Best Buy Scholarship?
Where do I send my transcript?
If I’m a recipient how do I receive my scholarship?
Will Best Buy announce the names of the recipients?
In memory of BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore
Application period opens Nov. 15, 2011 and closes Jan. 10, 2012
Click here to apply now.
The BURGER KING® Scholars Program has awarded more than $15.4 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since the program’s inception in 2000. This year alone we awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to 1,258 students, and introduced and awarded four new major scholarships, including one King $25,000 award and three James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship $50,000 awards.
The James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship awards were made possible thanks to the generosity of the McLamore Family Foundation.
2011 BURGER KING® SCHOLARS WINNERS
$50,000 James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarships
*Generously supported by the McLamore Family Foundation
$25,000 King Award
Port Allegany, PA
For a complete list of the 2011 BURGER KING® Scholars click here
In celebration of our 10th anniversary last year, we made significant enhancements to the scholarship program to offer our employees and students in the communities we serve more benefits.
HERE’S WHAT’S NEW FOR YOU!
■All Company and Franchise restaurant, corporate and field employees, children of employees and high school seniors are eligible to apply.
■Franchisees that fund scholarships can designate them to their franchise group employees and to their local communities.
■Now there are more ways to use the scholarships: •Accredited educational programs, including computer and language courses (Employees Only)
•Accredited colleges, universities or vocational/technical schools
■In addition to the $1,000 awards, there are more scholarships than ever including: •$50,000 James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship Award
•$25,000 “KING” National Award
•$5,000 Regional Awards
Program Calendar of Events:
Application period opens Nov. 15, 2011 and closes Jan. 10, 20
Application period opens
Application period closes March/April
E-notifications are sent to recipients and nonrecipients August 15
Award checks are sent to recipients (including any employees pursuing an enrichment program who designate August 15 as preferred check date). Checks are made payable to the accredited institution for the student.
November 15 Award checks are sent to employee recipients pursuing an enrichment program who designate November 15 as preferred check date.
February 15 Award checks are sent to employee recipients pursuing an enrichment program who designate February 15 as preferred check date.
If you are interested in supporting the BURGER KING® Scholars Program or would like to participate in the Fall Fundraiser for free, please click here or contact Belissa Alvarez email@example.com or (305) 378 – 7950.
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COCA−COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM
WHEN TO APPLY:
The application is currently closed. Initial Applications are accepted Aug – Oct 31 of the senior year in high school.
1. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.
2. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists and notified by mail and email in December. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due mid-January. Our Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February.
3. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.
APPLICANTS MUST BE:
•CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
•U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
•anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
•planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
•carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
APPLICANTS MAY NOT:
•be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
How to apply
Completing the online application is the first step to becoming a Dell Scholar. Once submitted, all applications will be assessed, and a group of Dell Scholar Semifinalists will be selected. Semifinalists are asked to submit a current copy of their high school transcript, a complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from their FAFSA, and an online recommendation. After the semifinalist information is submitted, all information is reviewed by an independent selection committee.
The Dell Scholars Program Class of 2013
If you will be graduating from high school in the spring of 2013 and a senior in high school this year, make note of the following important dates!
The application process is open. Click here to apply for the Dell Scholarship. Make sure your application is submitted by the closing date of January 15.
Application opens January 15, 2013
Application deadline February 1, 2013
Semifinalists announced March 10, 2013
Semifinalist materials deadline: April 10, 2013
Dell Scholars announced
The application will ask about the following: •The different responsibilities you have in addition to school at both work and home
•You will be able to describe your life at home, tell us about your family, your greatest challenges and adversities, how you overcame them, and why you have the determination to succeed
•Information about your classes, your college readiness program experience, and future plans for college
•Information on your level of financial need
•We don’t focus on just your grades/test scores but how you have prepared yourself for college
•We don’t ask for a laundry list of activities and club involvement
•We do ask for a drive to push yourself to earn a bachelor degree
Sample Application Questions
If you would like a preview of the questions that the application will contain, take a look at the questions from last year’s application. Please note that this is a sample application and is being provided for informational purposes only. Do not print this sample application nor submit it to the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation by fax/mail/email, as it will not be considered. The official Dell Scholars Application can only be found at this web site and must be submitted on-line during the specified application period.
The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
[ Selection Process ] [ Eligibility Criteria ] [ Evaluation Criteria ]
[ Award Determination ] [ Obtaining a Scholarship Application ]
DFBSST identifies students through the assistance of Engineering and Science Department deans and professors at pre-selected, predominantly Black colleges and universities. DFBSST requests the deans and faculty members to identify a specified number of students that they would like to be considered for scholarships, and to pass on DFBSST scholarship application forms to these students.
To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
■African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.),
■Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities listed below, and
■Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:
1.Academic achievement (grades and SAT scores, especially science/math),
2.Personal essay describing career goals, current and past relevant extracurricular activities, etc.,
3.Recommendations (teachers and guidance counselors), and
Applicants are first ranked based on consideration of items 1, 2 and 3 above. If two (2) applicants are considered to be equal, the candidate with the greatest financial need is ranked higher.
The amount of the scholarships awarded each student is determined by the DFBSST Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $2,000 per year. Support is renewed annually, for a maximum of four (4) years, as long as the students remains in good academic standing at the same institution, enrolled in a full-time, undergraduate science or engineering curriculum, and submits a renewal application.
Obtaining a Scholarship Application
Applications can be obtained by contacting the science or engineering department at one of the schools listed below. We do not distribute applications directly to students. All applications must be obtained through and pre-screened by the schools. There can be no exceptions. Scholarship applications are currently available at the following schools:
Clark Atlanta University
Morgan State University
Elizabeth City State Univ
North Carolina A&T State Univ
Prairie View A&M University
Florida A&M University
Fort Valley State College
Tennessee State University
Lincoln University (PA)
Xavier University of Louisiana
Scholarship applications become available April 15th and must be submitted by June 15th. Scholarship recipients will be notified in early September.