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.
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.
Today we’ve added a new scholarship for students in the state of Virginia. The Lee-Jackson Foundation reserves two of its scholarships–one for $2,000 and one for $1,000–for Virginia students who are either homeschooled or attend private school. This scholarship is based primarily on an essay, which can be about either General Robert E. Lee or Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The deadline for this year’s scholarship is Feb. 15, so Virginia students have about a month to write a winning essay! For more information, visit The Lee-Jackson Foundation website here.
To access our complete list of college scholarships for homeschooled students, visit our Homeschool Scholarships page here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.