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Check out the School District of Philadelphia’s Scholarship Clearinghouse for more scholarships with January deadlines.

Mensa Foundation Essay Competition

Residents of a participating American Mensa local group who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for Fall term of 2015 are eligible to apply for awards of $300 to $1,000.

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Emma Bowen Foundation

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

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Urban League of Philadelphia

Since 2005, The Urban League of Philadelphia has presented more than $400,000 in college scholarships to deserving young men and women in the Greater Philadelphia region. These awards are made possible because of generous donors in our community. We believe that, together, we can build a “college going culture” in communities of color. We are instilling an understanding of the importance of college education. We are providing opportunities to build a solid foundation for a future where they can attain economic equality and secure a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.  Join us as a student, teacher, affiliate, partner, or supporter, and claim your place within our nation’s creative legacy.  Year after year the program grows with increased participation from students and communities across the country. In the past five years alone, submissions have topped 700,000 works, and students have been eligible for over $25 million in awards and scholarships.

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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

In honor of the legacy and character of Ronald Reagan, this program annually awards up twenty college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships.

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Drexel Liberty Scholars Program

The Drexel Liberty Scholars program was established to continue Drexel University’s nearly 120-year tradition of providing quality education to Philadelphians without restrictions on religion, race, gender, or social class and to reaffirm our commitment to engaging with the communities that make up our city.

Through the Liberty Scholars program, Drexel provides 50 recent Philadelphia high school graduates with annually renewable scholarship awards covering 100 percent of tuition and fees. These Drexel Liberty Scholars will enjoy all of the benefits of a Drexel education as well as a mentorship program designed to ensure continued success at the college level. All recipients will live on campus as part of a learning community

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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)

 The U.S. State Department funded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse    themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. No previous language experience is required.

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Gates Millennium Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

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