Every year, through Bank of America Student Leaders® program Bank of America helps connect community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in our annual Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D. C.
Student Leaders is part of Bank of America's ongoing commitment to preparing young people for a brighter future. If you or someone you know have a passion for improving the community, we’ll be accepting applications beginning November 2, 2015 through January 29, 2016. Click here to read our eligibility criteria and apply.
Student Leaders is an eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors and includes a paid internship with a local nonprofit organization as well as the Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Through the internship and summit, young people have the opportunity to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on community work experience while discovering their own talents for serving their community and leading others.
Eligible Student Leaders are required to:
Application InformationApplicants should have a clear interest in the crucial issues facing communities today and a strong desire to help build and sustain vibrant neighborhoods for tomorrow.
Applications and additional information are available at Bank of America's Student Leaders page »
AXA Achievements Scholarship
Type: One-time scholarship
Eligibility: Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students – one from each state to applicants who are:
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships
Type: Community service based/Interest based
Eligibility: Student must demonstrate an on-going commitment to the fight against hunger through volunteer service. Added consideration is given to students working to combat child hunger in the US. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a Community Service Recommender to apply.
Deadline: December 5, 2015
Burger King Scholars Program
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. They must also work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (unless individual circumstances prevents the student’s involvement).
Notes: Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin; Non-renewable but may reapply each year you are eligible.
Deadline: December 2015
SCHOLARSHIPS WITH VARIOUS DEADLINES
This section has a list of scholarships with various deadlines. This can be because there are multiple scholarships offered from one organization, or that information is still being updated. Check each scholarship website to see more details (click the title of the scholarship).
Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program
Type: Interest-based scholarship and internship
Common Knowledge Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Must be at least 14 years old or older and planning on attending an accredited college or university; International students are also eligible as long as they live and attend a school in the U.S.
Notes: All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
Dorothy and Robert DeBolt Scholarship
Type: Need based, Foster youth
Eligibility: Awarded to youth adopted from foster care in the state of California.
Award: $2,000-$3,000 (lesser amounts awarded to runners-up and honorable mention)
Deadline: Late spring
National Achievement Scholarship
Type: Academic based for black high school students
Eligibility: Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in 2013 or no later than their third year in high school, and meeting other published requirements for participation.
Notes: Information supplied by the student on the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet determines whether the individual met requirements for participation in the 2015 National Achievement Program.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)/ HACER Scholarship
Type: Need based
United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Type: Scholarships and internship programs for black students
Eligibility: Students from black, low-income families.
As of December 1st, 2015 the Bright Futures application became available for the Class of 2016 in the state of Florida. This is one of the few scholarships out there that will not retract the award once it is given to a student during their senior year. It is also one of the easiest applications: Only 34 questions need to be answered (mostly demographic information) and submitted. After that, a student just needs to make sure their school has the most up-to-date information regarding GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and volunteer hours. Remember, a student has until the last day of school to qualify for this award. See below for a application help sheet regarding each question asked on the application.
Serena Ostrowsky, M.Ed.