Scholarships

Burke High School 
Scholarships are an award of financial aid for students to further their education. In addition to this listing, Students should do their own research to find scholarships that would be right for them.  Be sure to check the deadlines and make sure you send all pertinent information along with your scholarship application. Scholarships and other sources of financial aid can also be obtained through the various sources listed:
www. scholarship.com
www.fastweb.com
www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.studentloans.gov 

Scholarship Deadline  Amount       Criteria   
The Gates Scholarship      
Sept.  18, 2018  Full Cost of Attendance
  • Highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors
  • Eligible students must be member of one or more of the following ethnic minorities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American 
  • Apply at www.thegatesscholarship.org
United States Senate Youth Scholarshp Program   Sept. 26, 2018   
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.  Aug. 1 - Oct. 25, 2018
 $6000 -$25,000 
  • High School graduation in Spring/Summer
  • Demonstrates critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
  • United States Citizen
  • Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Oct. 2, 2018 (1st Phase)  up to $10,000 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship is your chance to be rewarded and gain local, state and even national recognition for all that you've put into your high school career.
  • Maintain at least a B average
  • Participate in at least one school-sponsored sport
  • Leader in your community or role model at your school.  
  • To apply visit www.wendyhighschoolheisman.com 
Horatio Alger Endowment Fund $10,000 
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and 
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • To apply visit: www.scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarship/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Oct. 31, 2018  
  • High school seniors who plan to attend a 4 year college, vocational or technical school
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Should be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and their commitment to service
  • Burke can nominate one student to apply
  • Student must turn in the nomination 
Coca Cola Scholarship Oct. 31, 2018 $20,000 
  • Current high school (or home schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S. (or select DoD Schools) 
  • U.S. Citizens, U. S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees.
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • To apply visit: http://www.cocacolascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Ron Brown Scholars Program 
Nov. 1, 2018 Jan. 9, 2019
 $10, 000 
  •  Applicants must be a U.S, citizen or permanent resident 
  • Applicant must be Black/African American and current high school senior
  • To apply visit Ron Brown Scholars Program to obtain application and requirments. 
Jump Start Scholarship - Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology
    
$1,500
$1,000
  • Must be a current high school student with a GPA of at least 3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) - $1,500
  • Prospective students with a current high school GPA of at least 2.7 (based on 4.0 scale) - $1,000
  • For additional information, visit beautyschools.org