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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Navigate Your Future Scholarship (Deadline: June 24, 2016) Amount: $2,500. The Navigate Your Future Scholarship (NYFS) is offered to a high school graduate continuing his/her education in the aviation industry. Applicants must be a senior in high school planning a career in the general aviation field, be enrolled/accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college/university, submit the letter of acceptance from the college/university, and be able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation. For more information, visit

Lt. Col. Romeo-Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT) Amount: $5,000.  This scholarship was established for minor dependents of active duty or retired Air Force, Air Force Reserve, or Air National Guard enlisted Airmen.  It is for students pursuing an undergrad degree in the area of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has graduated from high school in 2016 and who is entering their first year at an accredited institution of higher learning. Application requirements include completing of an essay (no more that 600 words) describing your academic achievements and goals. For more information, see

Aspiring Nursing Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2016) Amount: $1,000. Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nursing Scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates the following:  a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math, and a passion for the nursing and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing.  If you are interested, please visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the homepage.

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2016) Amount: $5,000 and $10,000. The Tylenol Scholarship Fund currently awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare. The makers of Tylenol award 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each, reserved for students who participate in community service activities. Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance.  This scholarship program can be used at any accredited university or college in the United States. For more information, see

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Western Region (Deadline: July 10, 2016) Amount: $5,000. This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a school in one of the designated Western region states (includes Washington). Eligible students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, with a Korean heritage studying in the U.S. regardless of citizenship status, and able to demonstrate need for financial assistance.  For more information, please visit

ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship (Deadline: July 12, 2016) Amount: 1,000(25). This scholarship is awarded for contribution to the community and is open to all high school students who have recognized a need or problem in their community and have determined a way to address the issue. Three things are important in the scholarship submission: 1) the project is the student’s original idea that addresses a specific and pressing need in the student’s community 2) a student who believes that change starts locally and is passionate about making that change happen and 3) a true leader who uses his/her unique talents to nurture the project.  To apply, go to

Ice Cream Flavor of the Month Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2016) Amount $1,500.  Enjoy an ice cream cone while you compose your ideas for this summer scholarship.  “If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?”  Are you tart, sweet, nutty? This unusual scholarship is open to high school students ages 13+.  For an application and information about this scholarship, see  

Make Me Laugh Scholarship (Deadline:  August 31, 2016) Amount:  $1,500.  This is summer, time to have some fun! This scholarship is open to high school students grades 9-12 who are planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution of high education by fall semester 2022. To apply, student must submit a short essay in response to the following question:  “Finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it’s time to lighten things up a little.  We don’t want to know why you deserve $1.500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL.  Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) and make us laugh!” For more information, see