2018 Student Opportunities

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There are Billions of dollars of money for college is out there... you just have to find it! As you search for college scholarships, make it a priority to look for Grants as well.

Many scholarships and grants are designated for students who attend a particular school or live in a particular area, so it's important that you contact your high school, college, local Chamber of Commerce, and local minority organizations to find out what opportunities are available for you.  Here's a glimpse at some of the major scholarship and grant opportunities that are available.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.    Proverbs 22:6


Programs - Scholarships

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2017-2018 Mt. Olivet 12th Grade Program - The major purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to promote and encourage high school seniors to continue their education after graduating from high school.  Any questions, contact Rae Carson, 328.7528 or rcarson1@frontiernet.net.


Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Scholarship Application, Due May 1. 2018 - Any high school senior who has been actively involved with Mount Olivet for at least two years since grade 8,  is encouraged to apply.  Actively involved means regularly attending Worship Services and participating in activities, e.g., AB Girls, Boy Scouts, Youth Choir, Audio-Visual Ministry, Youth Usher Board, Youth Sunday, Liturgical Dance, Bible Study, Audio-Visual Ministry, etc.

Each graduate will receive a minimum of $1,000.00. There are two additional scholarships that will be awarded in the amount of $250.00 each. One is for the senior with the highest GPA. The other is the Regina Alexander Award, which will go to one senior who meets the characteristics and Christian behavior exemplified and espoused by Mrs. Alexander.

The completed application package is due by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. No Application will be accepted after this date, May 1st.  An interview with the Scholarship Committee is required.

The Scholarship Award announcements will be made during the Sunday morning worship service as part of the Baccalaureate Program on June 1st.   

Contact Mrs. Rae Carson, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee, at 585.328-7528, if you have any questions.



Harvard University, No Tuition Program

Harvard College has provided assistance to students who need help in meeting their education expenses for over 350 years, enabling them to seek out the most outstanding scholars in the world and open our doors to students of exceptional ability and promise, regardless of their financial circumstances Apply for aid at the same time as you apply for admission. Your financial aid application will in no way jeopardize your chances of admission.

1.  Applying for Aid........more

FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form that must be filled out in order to apply for federal financial aid. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident applying for financial aid you must fill out this free form each year.

2.  HFAI (Harvard Financial Aid Initiative)........more

If your family earns less than $65,000 per year, your parents pay nothing for you to attend Harvard.

3. Types of Aid.........more

When you qualify for financial aid from Harvard, we use a combination of resources to create an individualized aid package to meet your demonstrated need.



Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program Due February 1, 2018 - This foundation offers awards up to $7200 annually to high school seniors based on academics, financial need and evidence of community interest and leadership potential. For more information, call 212.290-8600.  Jackie Robinson Scholarship.....more



Thurgood Marshall College Fund Altria Scholarship, Due

May 15, 2018 - The scholarship award is $6,200 for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The funds are applied in the fall and spring semesters at $3,100 per semester. Students must meet the minimum criteria to apply for the award.  Scholarship Types.....More

Varies up to $30,000


Whitehouse Internship Program, Deadline: Jan 12, 2018 - The application for the Summer 2016 White House Internship Program is now open.  The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Whitehouse Internship

2016 Appointments


AKOMA Scholarship, Due April 14, 2018 - Applications are now being accepted for their annual Nona Patterson Chambers Scholarship for African American young ladies graduating from high school in June, 2016. If interested, please call Ms. Castle at 278-6877. AKOMA Scholarship



Intel Science Talent Search, 2016, Deadline: Nov 14, 2017  - The Intel Science Talent Search, Intel STS, is America’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. In 1942, the first partnership was with Westinghouse then in 1998 it became  Intel.  Intel STS has provided a national stage for America’s best and brightest young scientists to present Original Research to Nationally recognized Professional Scientists. Intel STS

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Black Student Resources  - Everything you need to know about scholarships, student loans and Health Insurance.  The Top 2016 Scholarship Sites.  An online resource for Black Students.     http://blackstudents.blacknews.com/



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