Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition



We are looking for students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills to apply for Boston University’s merit-based scholarships.

  • Trustee Scholarship — Boston University’s most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit two additional essays with their application for admission.
  • Presidential Scholarship — This four-year $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required–all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the deadline.

The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2016.

To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit

Deadline:  December 1, 2016


Western Kentucky University – WKU


In order to be considered for academic merit and targeted awards, students must be admitted to WKU by January 15, 2107 and submit a separate scholarship application at before February 1, 29017.  Students wishing to apply for the Cherry Presidential Scholarship and/or admission into the WKU Honors College should be admitted by November 15, 2016 and submit the Cherry Presidential application by December 1, 2016.  The TopDollar Scholarship Portal also allows students to apply for scholarships funded by the WKU College Heights Foundation through a single application.

Students are also encouraged to sign up for a campus tour anytime at


Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility:  Open to Middle Tennessee high school seniors, who will graduate prior to June 1, 2017, and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

The qualified applicant is planning to purse a career in business or a stem-related field, and must demonstrate financial need.

  • Students must be planning to enroll in a four-year, non-profit college in the fall of 2017
  • Awards vary based on financial need, and are directly tied to the cost of the college.  Minimum award is $2,500 per year
  • Scholarships are renewable awards for up to four years or until the recipient completes their undergraduate degree, whichever comes first
  • A minimum GAP of 2.5 or higher is preferred.

For more information and to apply, visit

Deadline:  December 15, 2016

WACE Inc. Scholarship Program

This year Wace is proud to announce that through their National Co-op Scholarship Program, they will award 175 merit scholarships, totaling $4.5 Million.  Students who are applying to one of the ten Institutions listed in the attached brochure can apply for one of these scholarships simply by visiting our website,, and completing an online version of the form or by completing and mailing the form included in the scholarship brochure.

Application Deadline is February 15, 2017

Please see attached for more information:


McDermott Scholars – Generous Merit-Based Award at UT Dallas

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out of state) or $150,000 (in state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

McDermott Scholars have:

  • Interned at Google, Amazon, J.P. Morgan, the U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, the National Institutes of Health and CERN.
  • Pursued graduate work at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won NSF Fellowships and Fulbright, Goldwater, Udall and Gates Cambridge scholarships.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, the U.N., NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At UT Dallas, students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities.

Deadlines: Oct. 25, 2016 (early) or Jan. 4, 2017 (regular).

Qualifications and deadlines are online. Please contact us at or visit our website for more information.

800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

57th Annual Freedom Essay Contest sponsored by the Sertoma Club of Nashville

57th Annual Freedom Essay Contest



To promote critical thinking in our youth about the various legal, moral, and philosophical issues that affect the freedoms that are enjoyed in the United States of America.


TOPIC FOR 2016-2017

“The First Amendment provides, in part, that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.”  When the First Amendment was ratified, the ease of access to the Internet and the ability to communicate quickly to millions of people through the Internet could not have been contemplated.  While the Internet can empower positive speech and communications for safety and good purposes such as fundraising, weather alerts, scientific discovery, etc., the Internet can also empower negative speech for evil purposes leading to dangerous results such as bullying, hate speech, and terrorism.  Should the First Amendment be changed to address speech in the Internet Age?  If so, how should it be changed and why?  If not, please explain.”



The Sertoma Club of Nashville will award the top winners of the contest with the following:

  • Winner (1)                   Scholarship in the amount of $3,500
  • Runner’s up (3)           Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each


The scholarships will be forwarded to the accredited institution of higher learning of the student’s choice when they are accepted and registered, and upon verification by that institution.


A $100 cash award will be presented to each school represented by the winners.



All 12th grade high school students (or home school equivalent) in Davidson, Cheatham, Wilson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson Counties, who intend to attend an accredited institution of higher learning beginning in 2017, are eligible for this contest.   The sons and daughters of Sertoma Club members are not eligible.




  1. The essays shall be limited to one (1) page and three hundred (300) words or less.  Papers exceeding these limitations will be declared ineligible.
  2. The essay must be typewritten and double-spaced.    Please use only one side of 8 ½” by 11” paper with due regard for appearance, grammar and length.
  3. Do not use cover pages.   The contestant’s name must be printed in the extreme upper left hand corner and high school name (or home school designation) in extreme upper right corner.
  4. The paper must be original and composed by the student.
  5. All direct quotations must be referenced appropriately as a footnote.



  1. Essays will be judged primarily on the basis of content.
  2. Essays submitted by each high school will be judged by a committee comprised of industry professionals.



  1. For students, all essays shall be turned in to their respective high school scholarship representative (Principal, Guidance Counselor, etc.) by November 30, 2016
  2. The high school scholarship representative shall select three essays that are the most outstanding and forward them by first class mail to the Sertoma Club of Nashville, postmarked no later than December 14, 2016.

Sertoma Club of Nashville

P.O. Box 282486

Nashville, TN  37228

The name of the school must appear on the envelope.

  1. Scholarship winners will be notified in the last two weeks of January 2016.
  2. Scholarship winners will read their essays and be presented with their awards at the Sertoma Club awards banquet on February 28, 2017.   The families of the award winners and representatives of the winning high school are invited to attend.





Thank you,


Sertoma Club of Nashville