Identity 2016 Youth Conference

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New FAFSA Date – October 1st

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Mommy & Me – Dream Bigger Tour

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October 2016 Scholarships

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with October 2016 closing dates. To see the full list of October scholarships, click here.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.  Click here for the full list…

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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Apply to be a

Coca-Cola Scholar!

We are accepting applications from current high school seniors to be a part of the 2017 class of Coca-Cola Scholars.

This initial online application requires you to list your grades, school and community activities, and employment, but no essays or additional materials are required.

We strongly encourage you to review the “Before You Apply” page on our website so that you may gather the required information to apply before beginning your live application.

The deadline for submission is Monday, October 31, 2016. (Don’t forget to click the submit button!)

 Scholarship Applicant Login – Click here

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Quest Bridge National College Match

The 2016 National College Match application is now open!

Before you apply

  1. Review who should apply to make sure you qualify.
  2. Learn how the National College Match works.
  3. Carefully consider our college partners, including their testing requirements to make sure you are on track to rank these colleges.

Apply Now

Application Requirements

  • A free, online National College Match application, including information on your academic and extracurricular accomplishments, financial background*, two essays, short answer questions
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers in core academic subjects
  • A Secondary School Report from your high school counselor
  • A School Profile (optional, but recommended)
  • A high school transcript and additional transcripts (if applicable)
  • Any standardized test score reports to-date. We accept SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, IB, or AP test scores. SAT and/or ACT test scores are highly recommended.

*Access to previous year tax returns and other financial documents is highly recommended and will help you complete the application.

Download our 2016 Application Guide >>

Download our 2016 Income and Assets Guide >>

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2016

Application Requirements for Finalists

If you are selected as a Finalist in October, additional college materials are due to the colleges you rank. View each college partner page for more “Application Requirements”.

Learn more >>

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Teen Genes Video Challenge

Are you 14-18 years old? Do you love to watch YouTube Videos? Or make your own? Then show the world what your genes can do!

Just submit a 3-5 minute video describing any current application of genetics (such as ancestry testing, genetic testing for disease risk, production of biofuels, etc.) and explain how it works. This application should be realistic and in current use, not science fiction, and does not need to be limited to human genetics.

Tell the world your story by choosing something that interests you, and explore its significance on your life or society!

National? International? Want to work in a group? Great! Grab your friends, a camera, and make some memories!

Click here for prizes and requirements.


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Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps!

Do you know a kid with a nose for news? Kids between the ages of 10 and 14 can apply NOW to be a part of the 2016-2017 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

The application can be downloaded here:

Completed applications must be postmarked by September 23, 2016.

Scholastic News Kid Reporters report on “news for kids, by kids” from their hometowns across the country and around the world! This year, the Kid Reporters have been busy covering the 2016 Election, interviewing the candidates and voters about the issues that matter most to kids.

You can read all of the Kid Reporter stories at Recent stories include coverage of the Boston Marathon and Star Wars Day, interviews with country singer Tim McGraw and the cast of Captain America: Civil War, and reports on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the primary elections.  More info…

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Karma for Cara Foundation


As part of our efforts to support youth volunteerism, we started a microgrant program in fall 2014. We are encouraging kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter, we want to hear what project you’re passionate about.

If you are interested in applying for a K4C microgrant, please fill out the application HERE.

All microgrant applications should be submitted to
or sent via mail to:

Living Classrooms Foundation
Attn: Karma for Cara Microgrant Application
1417 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Application deadlines are now seasonal. Decisions will be made within one month of each deadline.

July 1st

October 1st

January 1st

April 1st

To date, we have awarded 40 grants worth $27,286.50. These grants engaged hundreds of volunteers in more than 1,000 hours of community service.

To learn more about our microgrant recipients, visit our Heroes page. More info…

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Go Build Georgia Scholarship

Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship

Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors entering a TCSG institution in a field of study leading to a high demand career in the skilled trades. These scholarships are made available by a collaborative effort of Go Build Georgia (GBG), the Go Build Georgia Foundation and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships can be used to cover tuition, requisite fees and materials.

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to qualify for a scholarship provided through the Go Build Georgia Foundation, an applicant must:

1. be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state of Georgia;

2. be a graduating 2016 high school senior from a Georgia high school;

3. be admitted to or enrolled in a TCSG institution at the time of funding award in one of the following program areas that prepare the student for a career identified through the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative and that falls within one of the GBG industries (manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, logistics, film or construction);

4. plan to enroll in a TCSG institution no later than Summer 2017;

5. demonstrate in an essay (500 words or less) how this scholarship will benefit the applicant and his/her future educational plans;

6. include a letter of recommendation from a high school instructor, counselor, administrator, or GBG industry partner;

7. provide a copy of the TCSG acceptance letter or class schedule; and,

8. be registered in the GBG website database,

9. include all required documentation must be included at the time of submission.


Scholarships will be awarded three times per year in spring, summer and fall. The deadlines for applications are as follows: June 15 (fall), November 15 (spring), March 15 (summer).

Selection & Award:

The Go Build Georgia Foundation will select and notify the scholarship recipient. The Go Build Georgia Foundation will also notify the TCSG institution of the award and will remit funds directly. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of up to a maximum of $1,000 per student to be used within one academic year. The funds will be sent to the TCSG institution to be applied to the student’s account. Funds are to be used for tuition, books, requisite fees and/or program supplies. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by available funding each fiscal year.

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