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Student Scholarship and Contests

College is expensive and students need every advantage to offset tuition costs. Good news! With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, there should be a scholarship with your name on it. See below for the Alliance for Education's featured scholarships:

NOYCE Math and Science Scholars for the Inland Empire

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Grade Level: Undergraduate and graduate

Deadline: Ongoing until filled

The California State University, San Bernardino Noyce Scholarship Program enhances secondary mathematics and science teaching in the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD). The program recruits high achieving local students who are already connected to the community and familiar with the student population with whom they will be working. An average of 10 scholarships will be awarded each year, for a total of 40 scholarships.

SHPE Foundation (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science)

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Amount: $1,000 - $3,000

Deadline: Ongoing until filled

Grade Level: undergraduate and graduate

Merit-based and need-based general scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 - $3,000, to qualified high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Academic Decathlon


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The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) promotes student achievement by providing a forum in which teams in grades 9-12 may engage in rigorous academic preparation through cooperative interaction. This year’s theme is “New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation,” providing challenge, powerful academic growth, and tremendous rewards for the students involved.

What is the Academic Decathlon? Like the Decathlon of the ancient Greeks, the San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon consists of ten exciting competitions. While the Greek events were contests of physical strength, the San Bernardino County event is a test of academic strength and endurance.

The goals of the Academic Decathlon are: to encourage students to develop a greater respect for knowledge, to promote wholesome inter-school competition in academic areas of study and interest; to stimulate intellectual growth and achievement; and to encourage public interest and awareness of outstanding programs in secondary schools.

Academic Decathlon Events: Seven core-curriculum areas are tested for academic strength, as well as three areas of communication skills.

Tests/Communication Skills: Math, Economics, Science, Music, Art, Language and Literature, Social Science, Essay, Interview and Speech.

Registration Fee: There is an $850.00 registration fee per team.

Team Selection: Each participating school sends a team of six to nine students to the County competition. A full team consists of nine students from the ninth through twelfth grades. The team may be comprised of all freshmen, all sophomores, all juniors, all seniors, or a combination. These members can be any combination of males and/or females. Each full team includes three Varsity, three Scholastic, and three Honor students. Although a team may have fewer than nine students, it should not have fewer than six students in order to be eligible for awards. Those six students must be 2 Honor, 2 Scholastic, and 2 Varsity.

Varsity = 0.00 - 2.99 GPA
Scholastic = 3.00 - 3.74 GPA
Honor = 3.75 - 4.00 GPA

Awards and Recognition Banquet: Individual and team winners in all events will be recognized at an awards ceremony held February 12, 2015, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Orange Show.

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