Monday, October 2, 2017

DAR Scholarships

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships

Deadline: Postmarked 12/15

 John Hanson Chapter NSDAR is pleased to sponsor two programs to recognize graduating seniors in Calvert County - DAR Good Citizens, and DAR Scholarship.

John Hanson Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, to give you the opportunity to select your school’s DAR Good Citizen from among your graduating seniors!  The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization.  DAR members are dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism in communities across the nation. 

The DAR Good Citizen program honors an outstanding young person in the senior class who demonstrates the qualities of a good citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Each school may select one DAR Good Citizen, who has the opportunity to compete for a scholarship of up to $5,000, though this is not required to be the school’s DAR Good Citizen. Our Chapter would be happy to attend your Senior Awards night in order to present a pin, certificate and gift card to your school’s DAR Good Citizen – whether or not they choose to compete for the scholarship. (Overview and Student Cover Sheet attached.)

The Deadline for your DAR Good Citizen’s Scholarship Essay and application is 12/15  to Chapter Representative Mollie King:

Mollie King 
7228 Benjamin Lane
Owings, MD  20736

I am sending hard copies of the DAR Good Citizen materials to your school’s Guidance Office by postal mail – they should arrive within the next week or two.  Of particular note is the DAR Good Citizen essay question, which I am not permitted to transmit by e-mail or post online.) 
The overviews and application materials are also available via Google Drive at:

If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at, or by phone at 301-706-8308, or 443-964-5923.

Study Abroad Programs

Several US Department of State high school student study abroad scholarships are now open for applications. No prior language learning is necessary. Please spread the word widely throughout your networks. Please also let us know if you would like us to send you hardcopy brochures (email

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Experience a new world and expand your horizons – Study abroad in High School. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers full scholarships to high school students to study abroad for one academic year. International exchange programs give you the opportunity to establish long-lasting ties with people around the globe, promote mutual understanding, learn a new language, and develop global leadership skills.

The KENNEDY-LUGAR YOUTH EXCHANGE AND STUDY ABROAD (YES ABROAD) was launched in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 to advance mutual understanding between the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations. YES Abroad provides full scholarships to American students (ages 15-18) to live with a host family and study in local high schools for one academic year in countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Balkans.
2018-19 Application:      Opens September 5, 2017 - Closes December 5, 2017       
Scholarships Available: 65
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Initiated in 1983, the CONGRESS BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (CBYX) was created to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States. CBYX offers full scholarships for high school students (ages 15-18), vocational studies graduates (age 18), and young professionals (undergrads ages 18-24). Students spend an academic year in Germany living with a host family and attending a German high school or participating in practical internships (Vocational and young professional students).
2018-19 Application:      Opens September 5, 2017 - Closes December 11, 2017    
Scholarships Available: 250
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The NATIONAL SECURITY LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH (NSLI-Y) is part of a multi-agency U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to better engage with the world through language. NSLI-Y offers full scholarships to high school students to live abroad with a host family while pursuing intensive language study of Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian, and Turkish. Previous language study is not required.
2018-19 Application:      Opens August 25, 2017 - Closes November 2, 2017            
Scholarships Available: Approximately 670

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

The Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. located in the Counties of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s, announces the topic and guidelines for the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
2015 – 2016 National High School Essay Contest. This contest is conducted on an annual basis in conjunction with our National Achievement Week Observance.  All college-bound high school seniors are eligible.

Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter will select a winner from the pool received by the deadline date indicated below to receive the $250.00 prize amount. The winner will have their essay forwarded to the District to compete in the regional contest. The winning District essay there will then be forwarded on to compete within the National contest.

Tau Lambda Lambda requests that each student submitting an essay ensure they are postmarked no later than midnight, October 20, 2017 and mailed to the following address:

Tau Lambda Lambda
c/o Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1624

Waldorf, MD 20604

Click HERE for application! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wendy's Scholarship

Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, we're awarding $150,000 in college scholarships. Give your most well-rounded seniors a shot at winning.

100 Scholarship Winners. 2 From Every State.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.
  • 90 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship
  • 10 State Winners move on as National Finalists with a chance to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman weekend in New York City
  • 8 National Finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship
  • 2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation
  • Plus, the first 1,000 applicants get a $10 Wendy’s gift card!

They’ve done the hard work. Now, they just need to apply.
Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Now help them get the recognition they deserve:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lord Calvert & Miss Tranquility

Welcome back to another crazy fun-filled year!  Just wanted to put this out again this year about the Calvert County Fair’s scholarship contest.  A great opportunity for winning the $1,250 if placing 1st in the Miss Tranquility / Lord Calvert Contest.  Second place winners receive $500 and third place also receives a check.  There is not much time between when the students start and when our applications are due (September 8th). 

Students will need a $50 sponsorship (possibly church, school, organization, business).  All students will need to participate/help out at the fair a minimum of 10 hours (6 of those hours on youth day) to let guests see our court.  The Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert winners will need to be there a minimum of 20 hours.  All of the hours go by very fast and the kids all seem to work very well with each other and form a nice bond. 

Downloadable Application HERE

Deadline:  September 8 - Deadline for ALL application materials and entry fee to the address on the application

Last years winners were both from NHS: Calvin Crunkleton and Emma Bonanno!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Time

Scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year will be posted as they come in! Scholarships usually start coming in around October!  Happy Summer!