Topic outline

  • General

    (1st Edition 2009-10)

  • Topic 3

    Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive

    Eligibility:  Hispanic students who are college bound.

    Criteria:   - Students log on to as well as submit a   short essay of 500 words or less on the following topic:

     -How do you think education can impact the heritage of Hispanic generations to come?

    Award:   -Grand prize $10,000 educational grant

                   -15 students will receive $1,000 awards

    Deadline:  November 30, 2010 - Applications only submitted on-line





    • Topic 4

      ELKS National Foundation (ENF) “Legacy Awards”

    • Topic 5

      Ron Brown Scholar Program

      Eligibility:  African-American high school senior, who is a US citizen (or have permanent resident visa cards), and planning to pursue a four year college or university.  Applications available in Guidance office or can be downloaded at


      Criteria:  -    Academic excellence

                     -    Exhibit leadership ability

                     -    Participate in community service activities

                     -    Demonstrate financial need

                     -     Honors & Awards

                     -     Extracurricular activities (school activities, community service, &/or employment)

      -     Essays

      -     2 letters of recommendation

      Award:  $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per college year)


      Priority Deadline (refer to application for details & benefits on the earlier deadline):  November 1, 2009 – must be post marked and mailed by the student.


      Regular Deadline:  December 14, 2009 – Return to the Guidance Office


      • Topic 8

        Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS)