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https://porch.com/resources/scholarships Level up your education with a $2,000 scholarship from Porch. Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, Porch will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students. Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from January 16, 2021 – April 16, 2021. FAQs Are you eligible? You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2021-2022 academic program in the United States. You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA. You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch. How are winners selected? Winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries shortly after the application deadline has ended. How and when do I find out if I won? Winners will be contacted by email within a reasonable time after the application deadline has ended. Can I submit more than one entry? Each scholarship is limited to one entry per person. About Porch Seattle-based Porch is part of Porch Group. Porch Group is a vertical software platform for the home, and provides software and services to more than 10,500 home services companies, such as home inspectors, moving companies, real estate agencies, utility companies, and warranty companies. Through these relationships and its multiple brands, Porch provides a moving concierge service to homebuyers, helping them save time and make better decisions on critical services, including insurance, moving, security, TV/internet, home repair and improvement, and more. Learn more at porchgroup.com and porch.com.
Posted by lbigham  On Mar 15, 2021 at 8:44 AM
  
The Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri are offering four scholarships to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories: (1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (police/fire) (2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service (3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized These scholarships are non-renewable, and consist of one award in the amount of $2,000, and three awards in the amount of $1,000 each, to be awarded to four deserving Missouri students to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools. An application form is attached. Please note that the application deadline date is April 1, 2021. Questions can be directed to Robert L. Meeks, Secretary/Treasurer, Missouri Patriot Guard Riders at: mopgr.treas@gmail.com Applications are in Mrs. Bigham's office.
Posted by lbigham  On Nov 04, 2020 at 9:13 AM
  
The Optimist Club of Marble Hill presents the Optimist Essay and Oratorical Contests. These contests are open to students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020. Local winners will advance to higher level competitions, earn scholarships prizes and gain experience in writing and public speaking. Local students recent years have won at district and national levels, earning thousands of dollars in prizes The Essay topic for this year is “Reaching your DReams by Choosing Optimism.” Contest rules and entry forms are attached and also will be sent by email to language arts teachers. The District price is $2,500. Essays must be submitted by january 23, 2021. Point of contact is Suw Brewer, 235-0045 or sugarhill45@hughes.net. The Oratorical topic for this year is “Healing the World with Optimism.” Contest rules and entry forms are attached and also will be mailed to speech teachers. The local oratorical contest will be late February , with a specific time and place to be announced. The winner at the World competition can win as much as $22,500 in prizes. The point of contact for the oratorical in Kenneth Shrum, 238-5343. To give students practice in following rules, organization of thought and communicating through writing, the Optimists have conducted a parallel consent for middle-school students and will continue to do the same this year. If you indicate an interest, we also can open a Kids Speak Out competition for young orators, using the same contest topics and rules, but judged at the pre-secondary age level, please let us know your thoughts about this by calling either of the above phone numbers. Applications can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y5g7qpfa
Posted by lbigham  On Oct 22, 2020 at 9:39 AM
  
The Optimist Club of Marble Hill presents the Optimist Essay and Oratorical Contests These contests are open to students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020. Local winners will advance to higher level competitions, earn scholarships prizes and gain experience  in writing and public speaking. Local students recent years have won at district and national levels, earning thousands of dollars in prizes  The Essay topic for this year is “Reaching your DReams by Choosing Optimism.”  Contest rules and entry forms are attached and also will be sent by email to language arts teachers. The District price is $2,500. Essays must be submitted by january 23, 2021. Point of contact  is Suw Brewer, 235-0045 or Sugarhill45@hughes.net.  The Oratorical topic for this year is “Healing the World with Optimism.” Contest rules and entry forms are attached and also will be mailed to speech teachers. The local oratorical contest will be late February , with a specific time and place to be announced. The winner at the World competition can win as much as $22,500 in prizes. The point of contact for  the oratorical in Kenneth Shrum, 238-5343 To give students practice in following rules, organization of thought and communicating through writing, the Optimists have conducted a parallel consent for middle-school students and will continue to do the same this year. If you indicate an interest, we also can open a Kids Speak Out competition for young orators, using the same contest topics and rules, but judged at the pre-secondary age level, please let us know your thoughts about this by calling either of the above phone numbers.  Applications can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y5g7qpfa
Posted by lbigham  On Oct 22, 2020 at 9:38 AM
  
It is time again for Murray State University’s Commonwealth Honors Academy, and this year, we celebrate 20 years! (We tried to celebrate 20 years last summer, but COVID prevented us from doing so. So, we try again). The 2021 Academy will be held June 5 to June 26, 2021. The Academy brings together 1120 rising high school seniors from Kentucky and the surrounding region for three weeks for an exciting challenging academic enrichment program. As a reminder, upon the completion of the academy, students will:  -Receive six (6) hours of honors-level university studies credit;  -Have the opportunity to take an additional six hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during their senior year; and  -Be awarded a four-year $2,000 renewable housing scholarship to attend Murray State University  Please help the CHA Leadership Team in identifying juniors who might be qualified for this selective program. To qualify for the academy, students must have  -Completed the junior year of high school  -A composite ACT of approximately 25 (or equivalent on the SAT, PSAT, or ACT ASPIRE), and a 3-5 GPA on the 4-0 scale. -Other credentials, such as community involvement, class rank, and teacher other credentials, such as community involvement, class rank, and teacher recommendations, that are taken into consideration in the selection process. We also would like to ask you to encourage potential CHA applications to take the ACT no later than December 2020 to qualify for the Academy.  Applications for the 2021 academy can be found on our website:  http://www.murraystate.edu/cha. The student applications, counselor forms, and teacher recommendation forms are easy-to-complete Google forms. The student application deadline is March 1, 2021 Murray State University is committed to providing exceptional learning experiences for the region’s brightest students. Thank you for your help in supporting this endeavor. If you have any questions about the Commonwealth Honors Academy, please contact msu.cha@murraystate.edu or 270-809-3166.
Posted by lbigham  On Oct 20, 2020 at 11:47 AM
  
 
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