Today the Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station posted an application for its upcoming Kimball Memorial Scholarship, open to this year’s homeschool graduates, as well as previously homeschooled students already in college. The $300 scholarship, in some ways, favors those who scored higher on the writing portions of their SAT & ACT tests than on the other subjects. The deadline is June 20, 2013.
The Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station is home to #309 Historic Coast Guard Vacation Rentals, which has become a favorite vacation spot in the Pacific Northwest for homeschool families. During the school year, homeschool families can vacation and study at the beach for a week or more at half price. Located on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, the Station offers learning opportunities on Lewis & Clark (they’re located at the end of the journey), Cranberry Growing & Harvesting, the U.S. Life Saving Service & Coast Guard, Oystering, Sea Life & more.
For more information on this scholarship, as well as others that are available exclusively for homeschoolers, visit our Homeschool Scholarships page.
For information on the Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station, and its homeschool vacation opportunities, visit #309 Historic Coast Guard Station.
Columbia International University, one of the friendliest colleges to homeschooled students, invites you to Preview Days, where you can sit in on a class, connect with professors and students, worship in chapel, and discover where your passion can lead after graduation. You also have the option of staying overnight in the dorms. A pizza dinner, night games, breakfast and lunch are included. Toward the end of the program, you’ll learn about the different scholarship opportunities CIU offers. Dates are Sept. 29-30, March 8-9, 2012 and April 3, 2012. If those dates don’t work for you, you’re invited to schedule a personal visit. For more information, visit Columbia International University’s Web site here.
There are only six more days to apply for a private scholarship designed just for homeschoolers. The Kimball Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station, is available to high school seniors as well as former homeschoolers who are now attending college. First place is a $300 scholarship; runners-up are entered into a drawing for a week’s vacation at the historic Life Saving Station. An essay or other creative work is required, except for applicants who scored higher in writing on their SAT or ACT than in reading or math. For more information about the scholarship, visit Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station’s Web site here.
Homeschool students are on equal footing with other students when it comes to this essay contest. All high school students in Oregon and Washington are invited to enter the Youth Nature Writing Contest at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. The theme is “Trees in the Forest.” To enter, write a 500-word true story about trees or forests. It could be a hike you’ve experienced or thoughts you’ve had about trees. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best three essays, and the top ten will be awarded certificates. Entries are due by March 31. Visit the Lewis and Clark National Park Web site for more information.
Third Day, a Christian rock band, has teamed up with Grand Canyon University to offer $1 million in scholarships. At each stop during their ongoing Make Your Move tour, one qualified applicant will receive a $10,000 scholarship to GCU. For tour dates and locations as well as more information about this innovative program, click here. Grand Canyon University, popular with homeschoolers, is a nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Today we added a new post to our Urgent Need for Spring page. A homeschooled student attending Southeastern University lacks some of the funds needed to continue school this semester. If you can help this student or any of the four other students listed, email us and we’ll provide contact information.
We also want to remind students who are lacking funds to visit their school’s financial aid office. Often there are funds available that can be applied to tuition. At least two of the students who have previously posted their needs on this site have been contacted by their college’s financial aid directors who were able to offer assistance. It never hurts to ask!
Monday, January 17, has been designated as the day for donating blood for Ben Suprunowski, the student from Eternity Bible College who was seriously injured in a car accident while on Christmas break. Ben has needed 25 units of blood.
Those who live on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula can donate at a special Red Cross blood drive from 11 am to 4 pm tomorrow at Peninsula Baptist Church. Call 360-665-5060 for an appointment or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Select “Enter a Sponsor Code” and enter “peninsula.”
Those who live in other areas can donate to the Red Cross in Ben Suprunowski’s name.
For more information see our Jan. 5 post. For updates on Ben’s condition, visit his prayer blog. Be sure to visit the Guest Book page where you will find incredible, encouraging stories.
Eagle Scout Service Projects have always been great for homeschoolers, as they can double for school projects, and look great in homeschool portfolios. There is now a new scholarship incentive to make your project work for you.
The National Eagle Scout Association has established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each local council will choose a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists. The national winner will receive $2,500 and the three regional winners will receive $500.
Scouts must apply to their local council by January 21, 2011. You can find the application here.
You can find our page listing other Eagle Scout scholarhips here.
Columbia International University (CIU), located in South Carolina, is one of the most homeschool-friendly colleges we know about. We inquired today, and were told that more than 25% of each incoming class consists of homeschooled students. There are no extra requirements for homeschool students during the admissions process, and many scholarships, while not exclusively for homeschoolers, are available.
CIU’s upcoming preview days are March 4 and April 8. Homeschool students are invited to come for the day, or arrive the day before and spend the night. Visit http://www.ciu.edu/undergrad/campusvisit/visit.html for more information or to schedule a visit.
Columbia International University will also be hosting the Homeschool Speech and Debate tournament, set for March 16-19. www.ciu.edu.
Today we’ve added a new request from a homeschooled student for help with spring tuition. After being unexpectedly laid off from her job, a nursing student in her junior year at Grand View University has a remaining need of $3,000 for her tuition payment, due tomorrow. We have five homeschooled students listed on the Urgent Need for Spring page. As of today, only one of them reports having his remaining need met. If you are not able to help financially, please join the students in praying that the needed funds will come in.
If you would like to help one of these students, email us and we’ll provide you with their contact information.