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Additional Scholarship Opportunities


CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship (Deadline: September 30, 2014) Amount: $2,000. CaptainU, the leading college sports recruiting platform, is awarding a $2,000 scholarship every quarter to a top student-athlete looking to play at the next level. Students can apply and set up a free recruiting profile to be entered into the scholarship sweepstakes. In addition to a chance to win a scholarship, you can get noticed by over 16,000 college coaches, find the right fit for you, and make a college team. See details at

Wendy’s High School Heisman Program (Deadline:  October 3, 2014) Amount:  $10- $50 gift card/$2,000-$10,000 donated to your high school.  Wendy’s Restaurants and the Heisman Memorial Trophy Committee have teamed up to create the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.  The award honors both male and female high school students who excel in academics, athletics, and student leadership. For more information, see

AES Engineers Scholarship (Deadline:  October 6, 2014) Amount:  $500. The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible, the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our website. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.  Further information, along with essay questions and including previous winners, is available on our web site at:

Young Arts Award (Deadline: October 17, 2014) Amount:  Up to $10,000. Talented students in grades 10-12 who are passionate about Cinematic Arts, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Jazz, Music, Voice, Writing, or Photography are encouraged to apply. For more details, please visit

Horatio Alger Scholarship  (Deadline:  October 25, 2014) Amount:  up to $20,000.   If integrity, determination, and courage describe you, the Horatio Alger Scholarship program encourages you to apply for scholarships up to $20,000. To qualify, you must be a senior with at least 2.0 GPA, be involved in co-curricular and community activities, and require financial assistance to go to college. Please visit for more details.

ACT SIX Scholarship (Deadline:  October 28, 2014)  Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is the Northwest’s only full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their community at home.  Thirty new Act Six scholars will be chosen.  Students who live in the Seattle-Tacoma region can apply for one or more of the following five partner colleges through Act Six: Gonzaga University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, Trinity Lutheran College, and Whitworth University.  Apply online at

Coca-Cola Scholarship  (Deadline:  October 31, 2014) Amount:  $10,000-$20,000.  Each year, the Coca-Cola Company awards 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.  To be eligible, a student must be a current high school senior, planning to pursue an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the junior year of high school.  For more information, visit