Tomorrow’s the deadline to register for Letourneau University’s Homeschool Symposium 2012. The event, just for homeschoolers, will be held July 15-18, 2012 in Longview, Texas. Participants will learn about university life, worship together, check out the campus, and hang out with other homeschooled students. While their participation is not required, families are also welcome to attend.
LETU boasts the single largest endowment solely dedicated to homeschool students ever established. More than 18% of the student body were homeschooled. To register for the Homeschool Symposium, or for more information, visit http://letu.edu/_Admissions/HomeSchoolSymposium. To learn about LETU’s homeschool scholarship, as well as other homeschool scholarships, visit our List of Homeschool Scholarships page.
Homeschool Nation has announced a new homeschool scholarship for $1,000. The college scholarship will be awarded May 30, 2012, to a homeschooled high school student. The winner will be selected based on the personal statement of their profile on the HSNATION.com website. All homeschooled high school students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. All you need to do is go to HSNATION.com and fill out a profile. Entries must be completed by Friday, April 13.
High school seniors have six more days to sign up for one of the greatest scholarship opportunities available: the 7th annual R. C. McQuilken Schlolarship Weekend at Columbia International University, a homeschool-friendly Bible college in South Carolina. Tim Caiello, homeschooled, and currently a sophomore at CIU, can attest to merit of this event, having won a full-ride scholarship at the 2009 competition. In addition to the full scholarship, high school students attending compete for numerous other scholarships.
The weekend will also include faculty interviews, group discussions, interaction with current students and staff, and opportunities to hang out with future classmates. The scholarship weekend ends with a banquet on Saturday.
Deadline for registering for the three-day South Carolina event, to be held Dec. 1-3, is Friday, Nov. 18. In order to qualify for the event, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and an SAT score (math and verbal) of 1000 or an ACT score of 21 or above. Click here for more information or to register.
It can seem like a slow process, but the list of homeschool scholarships for college is growing, from those recently created to those that are just now being discovered. We now have a list of 37 college scholarships that are exclusively for homeschoolers. But we need your help! Please take a look at our list of scholarships that are designed just for homeschoolers, and let us know if we’re missing one you know about. Email us if you have any to add. Also, let us know about scholarships you’ve successfully competed for, that are homeschool-friendly, but not limited to homeschoolers. We’ve created a separate list for those.
Our newest scholarship to join the list is for Southern Virginia University. The school offers a homeschool scholarship of up to $10,000 each year for an incoming freshman. It requires an essay, along with a list of all religious awards and positions held, community service rendered, and community rewards received. For more information about this scholarship, as well as the complete listing of all homeschool scholarships, visit our homeschool scholarships page.
Today we’ve added a new listing under colleges that offer homeschool scholarships. The Beth Anderson Memorial Home School Scholarship is available to students attending Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan. Five $500 scholarships are available to homeschool graduates who demonstrate academic achievement and community service. To see our complete list of college scholarships available exclusively for homeschoolers, click here.
If you still haven’t applied to college for the Fall of 2011, there’s still time, but it’s running out quickly. We were reminded of this when we noticed that Columbia International University (CIU), one of the more homeschool-friendly colleges, has a deadline of August 1 posted. If you’re still thinking about applying for the fall, be sure to keep an eye on the deadlines of the schools you’re considering. You may also still be able to obtain some grant and scholarship money, as funds are sometimes freed up when students choose a different school.
The deadlines for most of the major scholarships have come and gone, but many students are still scrambling to find scholarship funds for the Fall 2011 semester. Are there any scholarships still to be found? Yes! For those determined to look under every rock for college money, there are some that still need to be turned over. The best way to find these is to sign up with one of the scholarship search engines. They still list a number of ongoing competitions, and will tailor the list according to your personal profile.
For the remaining contests, creativity is often what matters most. Those who have a talent for writing essays will likely score most of the wins, but there are also contests that award other artistic endeavors. You won’t know what’s there until you take a look! You may find one that fits you perfectly. It isn’t time yet to give up on fall scholarship funds. Get back to work! There’s still money to be made.
Current and prospective homeschooled students at the University of Washington have a new scholarship opportunity, thanks to the Homeschool Advocacy Project at UW. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded, based primarily on an essay addressing one of the following prompts:
1. In what ways has homeschooling provided you with a unique education? How do you expect having been homeschooled will influence your experiences in college and beyond? Support your claims with specific examples.
2. What are the grounds for the legal or moral right to homeschool? Should people have the right to homeschool? Why or why not? Be sure to address both sides and cite evidence when appropriate.
3. Address the issue of government involvement. Should school districts keep track of and monitor homeschoolers? If so, to what extent? Should homeschoolers have to demonstrate to the government that they are on track educationally? If so, why? Cite research to support your claims.
Essays will be judged on overall content, structure, writing mechanics and use of supporting evidence. Deadline is June 30. For more information, visit the Web site here.
We’ve updated our AWANA Citation scholarships page after learning about two significant changes. Unfortunately, Oklahoma Wesleyan University no longer offers the scholarship. On a much more positive note, Columbia International University will, for the first time, offer $2000 Citation scholarships beginning with the 2011/2012 school year.
CIU is an excellent Bible College, located in Columbia, SC, that offers a variety of additional majors. It has a reputation for being accommodating to homeschool students, with approximately 1/3 of each incoming freshman class consisting of students previously homeschooled. To learn more about CIU, visit their Web site here. To visit our page with a list of approximately 40 colleges offering AWANA scholarships, click here.
For those unfamiliar with AWANA scholarships, they are typically guaranteed scholarships that reward years of hard work by the student. Most schools offer scholarships for only the highest award, the Citation, but some also offer scholarships for the Timothy and Meritorious awards. AWANA is popular with homeschoolers, as much of the work can be incorporated into a homeschool curriculum.
Today we added a page to our site addressing the importance of homeschool transcripts–not just for college admissions, but also how they play a part in the scholarship game. It isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to how much effort and time should be spent on transcripts and the supporting course descriptions and portfolios. Check out our new “Transcripts” page here.