home school scholarships
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the Sonlight Homeschool Scholarship winners for 2011! Sonlight will award a total of $92,000 to 13 graduating homeschool students over the next four years. Lauren Dahl, from Romania won the $20,000 scholarship. Winners of the $10,000 scholarship are Christopher Avrit of Antioch, TN and Southeast Asia; Allison Dahl of Romania; Carol Losey of Central Asia; and Audrey Ward of Hendersonville, NC. Winners of the $4,000 scholarship are Kira Clark of North Bend, WA; Maria Cupery of Grand Rapids, MI and Turkey; Christian Daniel of Lawrenceville, GA; Caleb Little of Columbia, SC; Johanna Raquet of Beavercreek, OH; Trevor Phillips of Cary, NC; Joshua Whitman of Wichita, KS; and Natasha Parsons of Pine, CO.
Some of the colleges these students plan to attend are Cornerstone University, Lipscomb University, Colorado Christian University, Patrick Henry College, Calvin College, Auburn University, Covenant College, Clemson University, Cedarville University, LeTourneau University, and the University of Northern Colorado.
For information about Sonlight scholarships, visit our List of Homeschool Scholarships page.
Constituting America’s We the People 9.17 Contest for 2011 is now accepting entries from college students. Create a short film, song, public service announcement or PSA video for a chance to win a scholarship and other great prizes. High school students are also eligible. We consider this a great opportunity for homeschooled students. Deadline is June 14.
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.
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!
Today the Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station posted on their site the requirements for the new 2011 Kimball Memorial Scholarship, designed exclusively for homeschooled students. One student will receive $300, and those receiving an honorable mention will have the opportunity to post their essay or other creative work on the Web site, plus be entered into a drawing for a week’s vacation at the Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station. High School seniors and currently enrolled college students are eligible to apply. The deadline is May 10, 2011. For more information visit LearnAtTheBeach.com.
To find out about other homeschool scholarships, visit our Homeschool Scholarships page.