NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse website
Bridgeway Academy Students- use school code 390031, not the
Home School code the website provides for you.
If some or all of your high school coursework was taken via home
schooling, and you plan to enroll full-time in college for the first
time in fall 2004 or later, the Clearinghouse will evaluate your record
for NCAA initial-eligibility purposes.
To have your initial eligibility certified by the Clearinghouse, you
must complete the Student Release Form (including fee payment).
You must also send the following information to the Clearinghouse:
- Transcript (or transcripts if you took any coursework outside the
Home School), including:
- Course titles
- Course grades
- Units of credit for courses
- Grading scale(if other than A-F)
- Standardized test score (ACT and/or SAT) presented in one of two
- On the official transcript from a standard high school or
approved nontraditional program indicated by official testing
agency label, or
- As reported directly from the testing agency to the
- Note that Student Score Reports and scores taken directly from
a Student Score Report are not usable.
- Proof of high school graduation, including specific graduation
- Evidence that home schooling was conducted in accordance with the
laws of your state, and
- List of texts used throughout home schooling (text titles,
publishers and in which courses used).
Once the Clearinghouse receives all required information, an evaluation
may be performed. Note that home school coursework will not be evaluated
until the Clearinghouse has received all the required information,
including a final graduation transcript.
Clearinghouse address: P.O. Box 4043, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4043
prospective student-athlete at a Division I or II institution, you have
certain responsibilities to attend to before you may participate.
Information concerning who needs to register with the Clearinghouse and
what documents should be submitted can be found in
The Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes (see General
Division I and Division II
You must have 14 core courses to be eligible
to practice, play and receive financial aid at a Division I or Division
For the class of 2008: Division I -- 16
If you plan to enter college in 2008 or after, you
will need to present 16 core courses in the following breakdown:
Initial-eligibility waivers for students
Effective May 1, 2003, all students who do not
meet the NCAA initial-eligibility requirements and who wish to apply for
a waiver of those requirements must have the waiver filed on their
behalf by an NCAA institution. Students with disabilities will no
longer be able to self-file waivers. The elimination of self-filed
waivers is due to the large number of such waivers filed by individuals
who did not attend an NCAA institution and did not participate in
athletics. Also, since athletics department staff members are
familiar with the waiver procedure and paperwork, those individuals are
better suited to process such waiver applications in a fast and
ACT state test prohibition
Prospective student athletes from the states of
Illinois and Colorado should note that the ACT state test given to all
be used for NCAA initial-eligibility purposes.
NCAA Division I and Division II rules require that
the ACT or SAT test be taken on a national testing date. The state
tests are not given on a national testing date and therefore cannot be
used for NCAA initial-eligibility purposes.
If you are a prospective student-athlete from
Illinois or Colorado and have taken only an ACT state test, you will not
be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics your first year
at an NCAA Division I or II institution.
being eliminated for core-course purposes
Computer science courses will no longer be able to
be used for initial-eligibility purposes. This rule is effective
August 1, 2005, for students first entering a collegiate institution on
or after August 1, 2005. Computer science courses (such as
programming) that are taught through the mathematics or natural/physical
science departments and receive either math or science credit may be
used after the August 1, 2005 date.
Prospective student-athletes may register with
the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse on-line. Simply go to
the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Web site. By registering
on-line, prospects will be able to view their eligibility information
on-line, and will not have to call the clearinghouse for eligibility
updates. On-line registration saves time, and allows prospective
student-athletes to view their eligibility status up to six weeks faster
than through the paper registration process.
Big 33 Scholarship
What is a Big 33 Nursing Scholarship?
Big 33 Scholarships provide financial assistance to high school seniors
who exhibit excellence in a well rounded educational and extracurricular
program and want to be a nurse. The scholarships are made possible
by the Annual Big 33 Football Classic and its scholarship sponsors, and
are administered by the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation.
Who is elligible for a Big 33 Scholarship?
Any current high school senior who:
- is enrolled in a public or accredited private
school in Ohio or Pennsylvania
- has attained a 2.0 cumulative grade point
average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for the previous two academic years
(grades 10 and 11)
- is planning to continue his/her education
beyond high school in an accredited institution of higher education
or technical school.
1. The Big 33
Scholarship Committee will consider the following for purposes of
- Academic Achievement
- Community Service
- Financial Need
- Obstacles Overcome
- Special Talents
- Unique Endeavors
2. May be used at any institution of the
recipient's choice. Education program must be designed to take one
or more years to complete.
3. Recipients will be announced in April and
receive a letter from Big 33. A list of all winners will be sent
to all guidance counselors. Non-recipients will not be notified.
4. All winners must submit a certificate of
admission or a letter of acceptance to the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation
by June 1. No letter, no scholarship.
5. Scholarships can be used for: tuition, books,
laboratory fees and other academic costs, room and board when student is
housed under the control of the institution.
6. Scholarship checks are sent directly to the
financial aid offices of the institutions the 3rd week in August by the
7. If a recipient leaves the institutions and
there are Big 33 scholarship funds remaining, the institution shall
return the balance to the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation.
8. If a scholarship winner must delay their
education for any reason, the scholarship will be held up to 2 years
from the date of high school graduation.
Submitting Scholarship Application
Applications will be
disqualified if the following instructions are not followed:
1. Complete all
information on both sides of the official
Big 33 scholarship application. Do not include any information
other than what is requested.
2. Type or print all
information. Handwritten cursive applications will be
3. Guidance counselors
are required to complete numbers 18-21, sign it and affix the school
Bridgeway Academy Students-
use school code 390031, not the Home School code the website
provides for you.
4. Attach your official school transcript with school seal affixed for
5. Write a one page essay describing why you want to become a nurse and
deserve the Big 33 nursing Scholarship. Direct comments toward
your motivation, need (financial or otherwise), leadership and academic
accomplishments. Describe special talents and special, creative,
or challenging activities that you have initiated or obstacles you have
overcome to achieve your goals. Essays must be typed, on one-side
of one-page with your name, school, state and zip code in a single line
across the top of the page. Essays longer than one page/ one side
will be disqualified. Font size must be 10 point or larger.
6. Enclose: Application, essay and official school transcript with seal
in a 9x12 or larger envelope. Guidance counselors are encouraged
to group applications in a single envelope for submission.
7. Mail to:
Scholarship Committee, Big 33 Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 213
511 Bridge Street
New Cumberland, PA 17070
8. Successful applicants will be eligible for only one of the various
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 4, 2005
Johnson & Wales Leadership Scholarship [click here]
& Wales Fosters Leadership
Employers we speak with note that one of the top qualities they look for
in graduates entering their companies is leadership. Many students who
enroll at J&W have had leadership experience in high school and are
looking to continue their involvement at the college level. The
University offers a variety of student clubs and organizations where
students can develop their leadership skills. Students might run
for president or vice president within a club, or they may run for
student government seat. Top students are selected are selected
each year by the president's office to sit on the President's Leadership
Council, where they become involved in leadership projects on campus.
Leadership at J&W often involves community service initiatives that
demonstrate students' willingness to give back to the community.
Our students have participated in the Youth Leadership Academy and
LeaderShape programs, and also learned from leaders like Mahatma
Gandhi's grandson Arun and Arun's wife Sunanda, co-founders of the M.K.
Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence located at the Johnson & Wales campus
in Denver, Colorado.
Students who are high school seniors graduating in June 2005 and are
from the continental U.S., Washington D.C., Puerto Rico or the Virgin
Islands are eligible.
The official entry form must be used, but may be copied for additional
Resumés and high school transcripts should be submitted according to the
specifications under entry guidelines.
Each student may submit only one entry.
Entries must be received on or before December 10, 2004.
cannot change their resumés once submitted.
- To collect scholarship prizes, students must
enroll in a program of study offered through J&W's College of Business,
The Hospitality College, the School of Technology or the School of
Education at any one of our four campuses. Please not that the
program offerings vary at each campus.
- Finalists must agree to compete in the national
competition finals at the North Miami, Florida campus during the weekend
of February 11-13, 2005.
Each student must submit (paper copies only, please)
1. A resumé, not to exceed two pages, using
the following category headings*: personal information, including name,
address, name of high school; organizations and athletics; community
service; employment; academic awards and/or achievements.
* please list the number of years involved in
each activity and the number of years any offices were held in each
2. One essay, not to exceed 250 words, on the topic
"What Community Leadership Means to Me."
3. Their most recent high school transcript.
All entries will be judged by our panel of industry
leaders, and 10 finalists will be chosen. Finalists living more
than 500 miles from the Florida Campus will be flown to the campus for
the National Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Scholarship
Competition finals during the weekend of February
11-13, 2005. (Johnson & Wales will provide airfare for finalists
only; guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from
our campus.) Finalists living within 500 miles of the campus will
be provided with a travel stipend. All finalists and their guests
will receive from J&W complimentary hotel accomodations (one hotel room
per finalist and their family/ guests), meals and ground transportation,
if necessary. All entries must be completed entirely to be processed.
The Grand Prize Winners Will Receive
- A full tuition renewable scholarship for up to
four years of full-time, day school study in J&W's College of Business,
Hospitality College, School of Technology or School of Education at any
of our campuses.
- An opportunity to shadow a corporate leader in
his/her freshman year.
The Nine Runners-Up will receive
- Scholarships ranging from $3,500 to $7,500
renewable for up to four years of full-time, day school study
Call 1-866-598-3567 with questions.
Toyota Community Scholars
Toyota Motor Sales, USA., Inc. is
pleased to present the 9th annual Toyata Community Scholars Program.
The program recognizes 100 outstanding high school seniors throughout
the United States for their scholastic achievements, leadership, and
Your high school has been
selected to nominate one graduating senior who will be considered
for one of the 100 renewable scholarships for study at an accredited
four-year college or university in the United States. The
highlight of the competition will be an all-expenses-paid trip to
Louisville, Kentucky, where the winners will be introduced to the Toyota
family, meet fellow awardees, and be recognized for their achievements.
We salute you for your achievements thus far and wish you the best of
luck in becoming a Toyota Community Scholar.
The Toyota Community Scholars Program awards 100 renewable
scholarships valued at $10,000 and $20,000 over four years to
outstanding high school seniors. Recipients are recognized for
excellence in academics and for making meaningful service contributions
to their schools and their communities.
The student identified as the nominee must:
- Be a high school senior with a grade point
average of 3.0 or better
- Be actively involved in a service organization or
project that has a positive impact on the school or community
- Be a U.S. citizen; U.S. National; or U.S.
- Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at an
accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
The Scholarship program is not available to
- Children or grandchildren of Toyota Motor Sales,
U.S.A., Inc. employees or other U.S. Toyota subsidiaries, and Toyota and
Lexus dealer principals.
Participating high schools will be asked to select a student who best
exemplifies the outstanding academic leadership and dedication to
community service the scholarship program seeks to recognize. The
school's nominee should have a consistent record of academic excellence,
be active in school programs, and be recognized as a leader by his or
her peers and instructors. While academic performance is a prime
factor in the selection process, please note that the distinguishing
characteristic will be the overall impact of the student's contributions
in the area of community service. In addition, the nominee must have
initiated or be actively involved in a service program that addresses a
school guidance counselor to learn about the nomination process.
Only one nominee will be accepted from each school.
The selected nominee will complete the Nomination Form and return it
to the school official. The school official will verify the data,
sign the form, and forward it to the Toyota Community Scholars program
for processing. Nomination forms must be postmarked on or before
December 3, 2004. Scholarship and Recgnition Programs will
confirm receipt of the Nomination Form. No further communication
will be provided.
Selection of Semifinalists
A group of outstanding nominees will be selected as semifinalists for
the second phase of the competition. A statistical analysis of the
academic and personal data reported on the Nomination Form will be
combined to assign a composite score for each applicant. A
selected number of nominees with the highest composite scores in each
state will be notified via mail of their status as semifinalists in
February. The notice will request additional information to be
completed and returned for review by a Selection Committee made up of
college admission and scholarship administrators.
- September 2004 Toyota sends nomination
materials to schools.
- December 3, 2004 Schools submit nominee
materials to ETS
- February 2005 Semifinalists selected and
notified by mail. Supporting application documents filed,
including scholarship questionnaire, high school transcript, and two
community service recommendations
- March 2005 Selection committee meets to
evaluate semifinalists and select 100 scholarship winners
- April 2005 Toyota Community Scholars
notified. Winners invited to attend recognition event in
- May 12 - 14, 2005 Toyota hosts
all-expenses-paid recognition event in Louisville.
- August 2005 Scholarship funds distributed
to attending institutions for payment of tuition, fees, books, or other
Bridgeway Academy Students
Federal Financial Aid/ Stafford Loans [click here]
Please contact us at 1-800-863-1474 and let us know if you are
interested in being considered for nomination for this scholarship
award, and we will send you the appropriate documents.
American Education Services is a
division of PHEAA, which has grown from a small student loan guarantor
with a volume of only 4,600 student loans in 1964, to one of the
largest, full-service financial aid organizations in the nation. Here,
you can learn more about our structure and mission.
We have devoted our energy, resources
and imagination to creating affordable access to higher education for
students and their families. AES continues to take a leadership role in
developing innovative ways to ease the financial burdens of students and
borrowers, while streamlining financial aid delivery systems for schools
One example of AES' commitment to
students is its long-standing Zero Guaranty Fee Policy, which saves
students across the nation more than $20 million each year.