MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management Scholarships

Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 29, 2016

The LAGRANT Foundation's mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentors and internships to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to open the proverbial door for minorities by providing the necessary resources and tools not commonly available to many minorities entering the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.

Undergraduate students (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!)

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2016
    • Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    General Scholarships

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The purpose of the Opportunity Scholarships is to provide assistance to women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses studying for a career other than the ordained ministry.

  • The applicant must:
    • be a citizen of the United States of America.
    • hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    • be at least 21 years old.
    • have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since completion of high school.
    • have clearly stated, attainable goals
    • be involved in Women of the ELCA
    For more information, please visit the Women of the ELCA website.

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The Perceptions organization was formed in 2002 to provide educational programs, networking opportunities, and services for the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families, allies and their community at large.

    The scholarship will be awarded to a Michigan resident who has demonstrated a passion for promoting mutual respect and acceptance across borders of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

  • Qualifications
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Resident of any county within Michigan
    • High school senior, college student or non-traditional student
    • Pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree or vocational training
    • Demonstrated a commitment to promoting respect and acceptance of diversity across all borders including race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
    • Full- or part-time enrollment

    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents.

    There are many scholarships for students (high school, current undergraduates, and graduate students) from the Saginaw County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

    Louise Eaton Buck was a great lover of art and the beautiful. She always strove to inspire that love in others and to awaken in them a deeper interest in the adornments of life and their surroundings and it was her wish to render material assistance to those who were striving to acquire greater proficiency and knowledge in the broad field of art and decoration.

    • Graduating senior from a Saginaw Public School
    • Pursuing a degree in fine arts, architecture or landscaping
    • Must reside in the Saginaw Public School District
    • Full-time enrollment
    James Gaertner & Anne Marks-Gaertner Fine Arts Scholarship
    • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
    • Graduating senior at Nouvel Catholic Central High School
    • Fine Arts participation at Nouvel Catholic Central High School (plays, concerts, art exhibits, etc.)
    • Enroll full-time in pursuit of an undergraduate degree
    • Pursuing at least 6 credit hours of Fine Arts classes in the first year of post-high school education.
    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2016

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 scholarship program. More than $248,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

    • Academic standing - 40%
    • Church/community service value - 30%
    • School involvement / essay - 30%

    Eligibility: An eligible candidate shall be a member of good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of scholarship application and hold one of the following policies in his or her own name: a $1,000 minimum permanent life insurance certificate; a $5,000 minimum term certificate; or a $100 minimum annuity certificate. Such membership standing shall be verified from the records of the Home Office.

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

    For more information, please visit the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association website.

    Annual Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25, 2016

    The Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest from the Gallery Collection is open to high school, college, and graduate students. Applicants are asked to design the front of a greeting card that could be sold as an actual card in their line. Designs may consist of original photographs, artwork, and/or computer graphics. The student with the winning design will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and his or her design will be made into a greeting card to be sold on their website.

    This contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, as well as American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. International students who have a student visa to attend school in the United States are considered legal residents and eligible.

    If you are an eligible student interested in entering this scholarship contest, please take a look at the cards they currently sell on their site to get a better idea of what kind of designs the judges will be looking for. They sell holiday cards and all occasion cards, so you can design a Christmas card, a generic happy holidays card, a seasons greetings card, or a card ranging from birthday to thank you to get well soon. Be sure to read through the scholarship rules and guidelines so that you are well-acquainted with the criteria for this scholarship contest.

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 26, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Lenawee County. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Madison Art Scholarship
  • Madison School District is pleased to offer this $500 scholarship to a graduating senior of Madison High School, who is involved with the performing or visual arts. The scholarship is non-renewable.

    • Be a graduating senior of Madison High School.
    • Be accepted at a college or university.
    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Be involved in the Performing or Visual Arts while in high school. Preference will be given to candidates entering college as a Performing or Visual Arts major.
  • Maurice & Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship
  • The Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship will award $2,000 for a student studying writing, music, painting, theater, dance, or other arts-related field. Renewable up to four years if you apply for a renewal and meet the eligibility requirements each year.

    • Lenawee County graduate or graduating senior from public or private high school
    • Must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college or baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation from anyone except a family member.
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

    Lowell Arts Council - West Michigan Regional Art Competition - Outside Award

    Deadline: February 27, 2016

    The 30th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition (March 4 - April 16) highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists. This year’s distinguished juror is Caitlín Doherty, Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum MSU. Pieces are selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in a 15 county region. Cash awards are presented in five categories.

    • Open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older.
    • Artists must currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
    • Only original artwork completed within the past two years is eligible. Ineligible work includes artwork previously exhibited at LowellArts! or previously accepted into the West Michigan Regional Competition.

    There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 for LowellArts! members and students and $30 for non-members. Artists may only submit 1 piece to be juried.

  • Artwork Drop-off Dates:
    • Wed - Fri, Feb 24-26, 10 am - 6 pm
    • Sat, Feb 27, 11 am - 4 pm

    For more information, please visit the Lowell Arts Council website.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2016

    The Women Marines Association is the only veterans association for and about women Marines. The Women Marines Association was established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support our military personnel, our veterans and their communities. They reach across all areas where there is a need.

  • Eligibility:
    • Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Have completed two (2) years in the Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be sponsored by a member of the WMA
    For more information, please visit the Women Marines Association website.

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    The Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA) is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2016 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and include a valid email address for acknowledgement.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2015.
    • Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years.
    • Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.
    • Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage.
    • Processing Fee: A non-refundable $40 processing fee must accompany each application.
    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    ProofreadingServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    We created this program to reward talented student poets at the high school and university levels.

  • Qualifications:
    • Applicants will write an original poem in English that does not include content that would be considered unacceptable in a school environment. You'll then recite the poem in a YouTube video.
    • There is no minimum or maximum length. Your video cannot contain background music, digital sound effects, or images—only you reciting your 100% original poem.
    • Your YouTube video must be titled “ProofreadingServices.com Poetry Scholarship Entry - [Applicant's First Name]” (please see the scholarship submission form for additional information).
    • More than one entry can be submitted by an applicant (complete a separate application for each submission).
    • We will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors, and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category.
    For more information, please visit the ProfreadingServices.com website.

    Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

  • Eligibility
    • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
    • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
    • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

    Renewable scholarships for up to $10,000 per year will be granted, determined by financial need and consideration of academic performance, work experience, leadership and community service, and challenges to completing a postsecondary program. Each award renewal will increase by $1,000 over the previous year to encourage program completion for each recipient.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.

    CenturyLinkDeals.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    Students have a strong voice when it comes to technology. You are the first ones exposed to new educational technology – and you’re the first to form an opinion. Your thoughts on what technology is doing in the classroom could win you $1,500 from the Internet Experts to go toward your college education.

    Write and submit an original 500-800 word blog post answering the following questions:

  • How have you found creative ways to use technology throughout your college education? Do you think these methods can help others learn and succeed as well? Explain.
    • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
    • All applicants must be a student enrolled during the 2015-2016 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing in an undergraduate or graduate program, and who will continue full-time enrollment throughout the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkDeals.com website.

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Jackson Community Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to residents of Jackson County, Michigan. In 2015, we awarded over $480,000 in scholarships.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Jackson Community Foundation website.

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards more than $585,000 in scholarships each year for students to attend schools of higher education throughout the nation. The scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of many local individuals, families, and businesses who have created permanent endowments at The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to further others’ education.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established in memory of Christian Martin who attended Black River Public School from 1997 to 1999. This scholarship is awarded to a Black River student who shows commitment and an interest in learning in the visual arts. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • Candidates must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university or a technical / vocational training center. It is not necessary that candidates be planning to pursue a degree or career in the visual arts
    • Candidates must demonstrate an interest and proficiency in the visual arts. They need not be top academic performers in the visual arts or other school curricula but, relative to the visual arts, they must show strong commitment, a genuine interest in learning and continuous improvement of artistic skills
    • Candidates must be in good standing in their school and in the community and exemplify the characteristics of citizenship reflective of Black River Public School
  • Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship
  • The Alice Rydell Interior Design Scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Black River, Holland Christian High School, Holland High School, West Ottawa High Schools or Zeeland High Schools who is planning to enroll in an accredited Interior Design Program at a college or University within Michigan. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • High academic performance as demonstrated be a high school minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Record of community activities in addition to exceptional performance in school and leadership positions in extracurricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future
    • Acceptance in a two or four year program of an accredited higher educational institution, and show promise of outstanding scholarship in the area of Interior Design
    • Financial need is of prime consideration
  • Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship
  • The Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Black River, Holland Christian High School, Holland High School, West Ottawa High Schools and Zeeland High Schools with plans to pursue a career in the arts. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • High academic performance as demonstrated by a high school minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Strong interest and involvement in high school arts program
    • Recommendation from the high school art teacher
    • Financial need
  • Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship
  • The Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship recognizes and supports exceptionally talented students in any field who exhibit the gifts and passion to be world class leaders, performers, or artists in their particular area of giftedness. Candidates may plan to attend any two or four year accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational/technical school and must be graduating seniors from the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, or Zeeland West. Selection criteria:

    • Candidate must submit two letters of recommendation and one of these must be from his/her primary instructor.
    • Candidate will exhibit the ability to succeed at college-level work as well as the focus and specialized work ethic needed to excel in his or/her professional field.
    • Candidate will answer the following questions in an additional 300 word or less essay: How did you select your intended field of study? How have you cultivated your abilities to prepare for success in that field? Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?
  • Marnie Assink Art Scholarship
  • The Marnie Assink Art Scholarship recognizes and financially assists graduating high school seniors from Zeeland East High School and Zeeland West High School who are pursuing their post-secondary degree in art. Preference will be given to seniors from Zeeland East High School where Marnie was a teacher. The fund will award the selected recipient a one-time scholarship.

    • A graduating senior from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School
    • Majoring in art at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States
    • Recommendation from high school art teacher
    • Financial need a consideration
    • Zeeland East High School. If there aren’t applicants from Zeeland East High School, then the award may go to a qualified graduating senior from Zeeland West High School.
    For more information, please visit The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area website.

    **We have had winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Sons of Norway Foundation was established in 1966 to provide funding for research and promotion of Norwegian heritage and culture. We have grown in our focus and offerings so that we now have six categories of scholarships.

    Applicants must have a certificate of completion from high school and be enrolled in post-secondary training or education (college, vocational school, or trade school), and be current members of Sons of Norway, or children or grandchildren of current Sons of Norway members in Sons of Norway districts 1–6. Sons of Norway membership must be in effect at least one calendar year prior to application.

    • Applicants must submit an online application form.
    • Applicants must write an essay, setting forth in 500 words or less how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational dreams and further your career goals and how you will share this experience with Sons of Norway or wider audiences. It should also state how their course of study will benefit their community and be in accord with the goals and objectives of the Sons of Norway Foundation
    • Two letters of recommendation describing the character and abilities of the applicant, must be emailed from the original source to scholarship@sofn.com by the application deadline.
    • Applicants must submit an “official copy” of their latest high school or college grade transcript.
    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Kalamazoo Community Foundation believes the community members who will have the most impact on our community in the future are you, our young people. And we believe that each and every one of you must have an equal chance to take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

    This is why we have a scholarship program that each year helps hundreds of students who live or go to school in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties go to college or a trade or technical school after high school. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Brady and Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating Loy Norrix High school senior
    • Plan to enroll full time in a two- or four-year college or university
    • Must demonstrate ability and interest in the area of creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing) as evidenced by participation in school and community activities
    • Must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship
    • Graduating high school senior or graduate who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school
    • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled full time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program.
    • Current undergraduate or graduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need according to the FAFSA.
  • Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship
    • Kalamazoo Central High School or Loy Norrix High School senior who has taken art classes at Kalamazoo Central and/or Loy Norrix
    • Plans to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts.
    • Financial need may be a consideration in the final step of the selection process but it is not a requirement for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

    **We have had multiple winners of these scholarships in the past!

    General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (United Methodist)- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.

  • Criteria:
    • be an active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year.
    • Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S.
    • maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants are required to be full-time students.
    • International applicants are eligible to apply if they are a member of the United Methodist Central Conference for at least 3 years prior to application
    For more information, please visit the GBHEM website.

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Newaygo County. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Janene Hogancamp Memorial Graphic Arts Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Newaygo County and/or the NC RESA Career-Tech Center.

    • Participated in graphic arts at NC RESA Career Tech, or
    • Participated in high school art classes, or
    • Are pursuing graphic arts or art studies in college
  • NCCA Gail Johnston Memorial Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Ray Jansma Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or a student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Mike McDonnell/Bessie Slautterback Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County high school senior who shows aptitude in the visual fine arts.

  • Anderson Brydges Children and Family Scholarship
  • One, two year renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County graduating high school senior.

    • Preference is given to student entering an arts or culture program
  • Helen Myers Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County High School graduating senior.

    • Preference to a female applicants pursuing art and/or design
  • Charles W. Hazen Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Hesperia High School.

    • Pursuing a degree in Business or Art
  • Wesley L. and David J. Zerlaut Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Holton High School.

    • Preference to students pursuing a technical or industrial arts career
    • Student shows an aptitude to succeed while not necessarily being the top student in the class
  • Fremont Public Schools Advised Funds - Excellence in Education/Arts Scholarship
  • One, four-year renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Fremont High School or future graduate of Fremont High School within six months from date of application who has plans to pursue education in the arts.

    • Excellent GPA – at least 3.0
    • Plan to attend a four-year institution
    For more information, please visit the Fremont Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had multiple winners of this scholarship in the past!

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit. Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical and legal students. Students must either be members of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF.

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. If not a member, you can join on-line.
    • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2016.
    • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
    • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Hillsdale County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds. They administer a scholarship program that helps local students and residents pursue higher education each year.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • SUZANNE COONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    • Must be a graduating senior of Camden-Frontier High School
    • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at high school graduation
    • Must attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational, or trade school.
    • May attend on a part time basis.
    • Financial need shall not be a determining factor in the selection of the recipient.
    • Preference will be given to students seeking an education in art, photography, or cosmetology.
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from an adult who is not a family member.
    • Applicant must submit an HCCF scholarship application form.
    • Applicant may be subject to a personal interview before final selection is made.
    For more information, please visit the Hillsdale County Community Foundation website.

    Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Apartment List is one of the fastest growing apartment rental marketplaces in the United States. Finding your next home should be a delightful process, and we’re building the technology tools for a better tomorrow. Our award-winning platform draws nearly 3 million monthly visits, and we have the highest rated iPhone app in the category. We have over 60 employees and are based in San Francisco, CA.

    As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

    • Bold While Pragmatic
    • Endlessly Helpful
    • Making an Impact
    • Driven by Data
    • Succeeding Together
    • Forever Learning

    You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

  • Eligibility
  • Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
    • Currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year
    • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

    To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

    • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
    • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?
    For more information, please visit the Apartment List website.

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grant Program. Our Scholarship and Grant Program is made possible through generous endowments and memorial funds and are being supplemented by donations from individual members, lodges, and districts of the Danish Sisterhood. No membership dues are used to support these scholarships and grants.

    Betty Hansen National Scholarship
  • Up to eight available at $1000 each.
  • The applicant must:
    • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student
    For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Marshall community. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship
  • A scholarship to be awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior in ODD number years, and a Coldwater High School graduating senior in EVEN number years. Qualifying applicants must plan to continue studies in visual arts at a four year college, community college or trade school. GPA is not a qualifying factor. Deadline March 1

  • Ann and Anthony Lapietra Scholarship
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded to graduating seniors or former graduates from the Marshall Area, or previous Ann and Anthony LaPietra Scholarship recipients. Qualifying applicants are those pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important but not a deciding factor.

  • Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors, former graduates, or previous Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship recipients who will be attending a 4-year institution and major in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Theater or Architecture. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A portfolio of artwork must be submitted.

    For more information, please visit the Marshall Community Foundation website.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Mecosta County Foundation administers scholarships funded by various donors for students in the Mecosta County area. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Mecosta County Community website.

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Midland and Gladwin counties. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. Current college students may apply.

  • Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship ($8,000)
  • The Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

  • James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship ($1,500)
  • The James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community. Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work.

  • James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is an annual award of to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools. The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in - and a passion for - the discipline. Financial need is among the criteria.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides annual scholarship awards to students graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award. Successful applicants will be pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc.

  • O. James Clark Endowed Scholarship
  • The O. James Clark Scholarship provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland Public School graduate who is currently enrolled in college and is a junior or senior with preference given to those with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must be studying a humanities field (language, art, social studies, etc.) and previous recipients may reapply.

    For more information, please visit the Midland Area Community Foundation website.

    Slovenian Union of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    VISION: To be recognized with high esteem, as the leading Slovenian Heritage and Cultural organization responsible for promoting interest, and awakening passion in those Americans of Slovenian ancestry and to serve their diverse interests.

    MISSION: Dedicated to honor and preserve our Slovenian legacy; to promote its ideals and to ensure its longevity for future generations.

    PURPOSE: To commit ourselves to keeping the spirit alive by fostering in our membership an understanding and appreciation of our Slovenian heritage and by reaching out to awaken or instill this passion in others through communication, education and the provision of available resources.

    Scholarships are available for high school, current undergraduate and graduate students through the generous contributions and memorials from members and friends. Awards are given with the hope that Slovenian culture will continue to be promoted through its recipients. Candidate must have a paid membership in SUA. An application for membership is available on the website..

    The SWU Scholarship Committee will evaluate candidates based on life goals and objectives, scholastic achievements, school, church, community involvement, and financial need. Incorporate these topics in your essay of 500 words stating education and personal goals, Slovene ancestry.

    For more information, please visit the SUA website.

    Community Foundation for Muskegon County (including Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties)

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Whether you are a current high school senior, home schooled senior, early college senior, current college student or non-traditional student, we may have a scholarship for you! The Community Foundation for Muskegon County manages one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,500,000 committed to students across four counties and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year. But it’s not about the money. It’s about the future we’re making for our community.

    There are multiple scholarships available. We recommend that you apply through the "single application" if you are a resident of one of these counties (Muskegon, Manistee, Mason or Oceana). They will match it with the best-fitting scholarship source. There are art scholarships listed.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Muskegon, Manistee, Mason, and Oceana counties website.

    **We have had winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship for Foreign Study and Travel

    Deadline: March 2, 2016

  • Barbara and Nicole Heacox Foreign Study & Travel Scholarship
    • Applicants must be a northwest Ottawa County Tri-Cities Area high school student, or college student wanting to pursue educational or travel opportunities in foreign countries.
    • Financial need is a primary consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Tri-Cities (Grand Haven, Spring Lake, or Ferrysburg), Allendale and Coopersville areas. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • James W. Junior and Jane T. Brown Scholarship
    • Applicants must be adults over the age of 21 and residents of the Tri-Cities who desire to return to school.
    • Awards are to be used for study at any public or private college, graduate, professional, vocational, art, or music school.
    • Financial need is a priority.
  • Fugazzotto Scholarship for Visual Arts Students
    • Applicants must be Tri-Cities residents who are studying visual arts. This may include someone who is studying to be a teacher of art or plans to have a career in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts or graphic design.
    • Applicant must have at least a 2.5.
    • Financial need is a consideration.
  • Marvin R. and Pearl E. Patterson Family Fund
    • Applicants must be a high school graduate of any Tri-Cities area public school or a non-traditional older student with established residency in the Tri-Cities area.
    • First consideration will be to students studying graphic or fine arts; however consideration may be given to studies in environment, forestry or related fields.
    • Leadership, community involvement, and academic achievement are considerations.
    • Financial need is not a requirement.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Branch and St. Joseph counties. We strongly encourage you to apply to the Community Foundation. There are scholarships for high students as well as students already attending college.

    For more information, please visit the Branch County Community Foundation website.

    Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Isabella county. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Donna J. and W. Larry Collins/GFWC Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant shall be going into their junior or senior year of college, or accepted into a graduate program.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant shall be a declared major including, but not necessarily limited to: Art, Art Education, Design, Fibers, Sculpture; or Public Administration with an intention to serve in local government.
    • Parents or guardian shall reside in Isabella County.
  • John P. and Ann S. Jensen Fund
    • Applicant shall have declared a major of Architecture, Interior Design, Music, Art or Literature.
    • Applicant shall be going into junior or senior year of college, or be accepted to a graduate program.
    • Applicant shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant shall be a registered voter in Isabella County and/or applicant's parent(s) or guardian(s) shall reside in Isabella County.
  • Kristopher Walden "Waldo" Arts Scholarship Fund
    • Be a graduate of an Isabella County High School.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
    • Be taking classes leading to a career in the arts (Fine Arts, Art Education, Architecture, Art Therapy, Art History, Graphic Design, Gallery Direction, Illustration, Museum Curator, Animation, Art Conservation, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design or Industrial Design).
    • Be a sophomore level student or above to apply, and a junior level or above to receive the award.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of B minus or above.
    • Preference given to application who desire to establish a career in an art related field, as expressed in a written essay accompanying the application.
    • Financial need shall be a factor, as explained in the written essay.
    • Excel artistically, as demonstrated by recommendations from instructor(s) or professor(s).
    • Involvement in his/her community.
    • Academic achievement, as demonstrated by his/her grades.
  • Art Scholarship Fund
    • Student shall be a graduating senior from an Isabella County High School.
    • Student shall have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average.
    • Student shall be planning to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school.
    • Student shall be planning to pursue a major in drawing, ceramics, painting, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture, typography, weaving/fiber design, art history or art education (art instructor).
    • Preference given to student plans to pursue a degree in photography, art education (art instructor), or art history.
    • Student has a passion for art, as described in the applicant’s written essay.
  • Matthew S Sharrar Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant will be a graduating senior of Beal City High School.
    • Applicant must demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be a Varsity athlete.
    • Applicant shall have financial need, as expressed in the applicant’s written essay.
    • Preference is given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine or graphic design, has demonstrated leadership, and has demonstrated a good personality and friendliness.
  • Bruce William Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Shall be a graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
    • Attend a university or college.
    • Be planning a career in the field of television production or related fields such as radio, photography or the arts.
    • In the selection process, financial need may be considered in giving a preference to an eligible applicant. Financial need is to be expressed as part of the applicant’s written essay.
    For more information, please visit the Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    Outstanding accomplishments deserve recognition. The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program is celebrating 11 years of offering financial support to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and/or caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal excellence. In 2016, UCB will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • To apply, you must certify that you are:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • A person living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model
    • Graduating from high school in 2016 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2016
    • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
  • Selection will be based on the following criteria, which must be included:
    • A one-page essay authored by the applicant explaining why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship (e.g., outstanding awards or community involvement), how epilepsy has impacted the applicant’s life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver, and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant.
    • 3 letters of recommendation: 1) School official’s recommendation letter, 2) Community member’s recommendation letter, 3) Healthcare team member’s recommendation letter
    • A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript
    • Medical history form for the person living with epilepsy
    • Students pursuing degrees in the arts are welcome to include an artistic presentation. This is an optional item.
    For more information, please visit the UCB Epilepsy website.

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2016

    Awarded annually, the Msgr. Forbes scholarship was inspired to honor the legacy of the late Msgr. Eugene A. Forbes whose dedication and commitment to encouraging the pursuit of higher education, coupled with the credit union’s philosophy “people helping people”, continues to be an integral part of CFCU.

    The college scholarship is available to members of the credit union who are planning to attend or are currently attending a college, university, community college, or a trade or technical school. The award is based on the student’s personal achievements, scholastic accomplishment, financial need, community service and grade point average.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be a member of The Catholic Federal Credit Union with a primary account in your own name
    • Must be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning during the next academic year
    • Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
    • Financial need

    For more information, please visit the Catholic Federal Credit Union website.

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 7, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Arenac, Tuscola and Bay County regions. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • CATHERINE JEAN MacDONALD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Catherine Jean MacDonald was a 5th grade math teacher at Bangor Central, but her interests and talents reached far beyond education, including a love for all fine arts. She thought of a plan for gathering state matching funds for educational television and was appointed by the State of Michigan to the State Working Committee for Education Television which developed Delta College and Educational Television Channel 19, which we enjoy today. Catherine Jean will be remembered through this memorial fund.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Student must intend to study the fine arts - theater, arts, music, dance, including public TV and public radio. Financial need.

  • HAZEL E. McCLURE COMMERCIAL ART EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • This scholarship was established in the name of Hazel E. McClure, a long-time resident of Bay City who graduated from the Cleveland School of Art and was employed as head of the art department at the Autolite Company. Mrs. McClure's love of art was evident in her life at home and at work. The scholarship is to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to Bay County students following a course of study in commercial art.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Full-time undergraduate, in a commercial art program. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • CLAIR A. AND HANNAH WHITE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • The Clair and Hannah White Scholarship was established in 1992 by their sons in recognition of years of community involvement by their parents. Clair held two statewide offices: Michigan State University Board of Trustees and Wayne State Board of Governors. He was also Bay City’s residing gadfly, always questioning decisions made in the public arena. Hannah was active in many home economic organizations and ran the first nursery for the Bay City Public Schools for working mothers in World War II. Mr. and Mrs. White taught the students of Bay City Public and Parochial schools and Bangor Township schools for a combined total of 67 years.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Bay City Central High School or Bangor John Glenn graduate. Attending any public college or university in Michigan. Full-time student. Exhibit academic potential, leadership qualities, and characteristics of overcoming social, political and/or economic obstacles. Participation in student council, drama, clubs, newspaper, athletics, yearbook, or community involvement. Major in a curriculum dealing with civics, history, economics, home economics, interior design, or nutrition.

  • JOHN D. WRIGHT MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • John D. Wright was a creative craftsman of wood. He spent many quiet hours in his basement workshop, designing wooden inlaid topped boxes, salad bowls and other items. No two were ever alike. John had built most of the furniture in his home and designed and remodeled the entire kitchen. From 1946 until his retirement in 1981, John taught art classes at Bay City Central High School. His wife, Wilma, established this educational award in 1995, to memorialize John’s dedication to and love for his job and teaching.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Graduate of any Bay County high school. Full-time student in an art curriculum. Financial need. Recipients may reapply.

    For more information, please visit the Bay Area Community Foundation website.

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 8, 2016

    The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is a chance to show the world just how creative you can be. This contest does not require you to fill out long extensive forms and our requirements are very simple. This contest lets you be as creative as you wish. Have fun and enjoy this contest!

    The 2016 scholarship contest is open to students attending a US college or university full-time for the 2016-2017 academic year (community college, undergraduate or graduate school). Entrants must also be a legal US resident.

    To enter this contest, submit an original, digital creation showing how you frame your future.

    Judges will select Finalists based on creativity of the full entry, including the entry image and accompanying description (maximum of 500 characters). The full entry must:

    • Be your own work and relate to the theme - This is how I Frame My Future
    • Contain correct grammar and spelling
    For more information, please visit the Diploma Frame website.

    Gratiot County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 8, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Gratiot county. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Sue Dilts Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship supports Gratiot County students in pursuit of arts education. Student must attend or be a graduating senior of a school in Gratiot county; must pursue education beyond the classroom in arts (e.g.,band camp, dance workshops, art class, etc.).

    For more information, please visit the Gratiot County Community Foundation website.

    Navy Seal Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2016

    The Navy SEAL Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, as well children of qualifying former NSW service members. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between a desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

    Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and academic potential. Merit shall be based on grade point average, SAT scores, class ranking, extracurricular activities, volunteer community involvement, leadership positions held, military service record, and employment as appropriate. Multiple scholarships of various dollar amounts are awarded annually. The Navy SEAL Foundation shall award scholarships without regard to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.

  • Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships are offered to:
    • Active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    • Dependent children of active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    • Spouses of active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    For more information, please visit the Navy Seal Foundation website.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers several scholarship opportunities for cooperative members.

    High school seniors could be eligible for an $1,000 scholarship to help with college expenses starting the fall of 2016.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen, whose parents or guardians are currently member-owners of the cooperative, with the primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area.
    • Scholarships are available to home-schooled students, as well as those enrolled in public or private high schools.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Academic achievements
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    $250 scholarships are also being offered to support adults seeking further education.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a U.S. citizen and member-owner of the cooperative, with your primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area, or reside in an area served by the Cooperative.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
    Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    Winners are announced at the district meetings in May, and HomeWorks will publish an article announcing the winners in Michigan Country Lines magazine.

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    "The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture."

  • In order to be eligible for an ASA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be of Armenian descent.
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2016 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall 2016.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
  • You must include:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Essay - Please write an essay of 300 words or less, setting forth additional information about yourself, which you believe, may be of assistance to the Committee in deciding upon your application. Please include your future plans following the completion of your education.
    • Transcripts
    • Three letters of reference
    • Tuition Costs
    • CSS Profile Form
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Ann Arbor area. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ann Arbor Ad Club Scholarship Fund
  • Established in 1995 for scholarships to students living in Washtenaw County who are pursuing majors in advertising, communications, public relations, or a related fields.

    • Will be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
    • Will be attending an accredited two-or four-year school.
    • Will be enrolled in one of the following curriculums: advertising, communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    For more information, please visit the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist specializing in foodservice or food and beverage
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts
    • Consultant or freelance writer providing marketing communications services for food, beverage or foodservice clients
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to foodservice, food or beverage

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2016, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2016 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2017.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What skills and experiences do you have that you think would contribute well to a possible career in food/foodservice communications? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Parents and students nowadays understand higher education can be costly. Scholarships can help defray the cost. HFM offers academic scholarships to individuals in the bleeding disorder community and their families to help defray the cost of higher education.

  • Who can apply?
    • Anyone with a bleeding disorder may apply
    • Immediate family members of those with a bleeding disorder may apply
    • Michigan residents seeking a post-secondary education, which can include a community college, university, or trade school
    • Past applicants are eligible to re-apply
    • Winners are only eligible to receive one $2500 scholarship award
    For more information, please visit the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan website.

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Barry County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Beth Helrigel Wester Memorial Scholarship Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • For graduating seniors or past graduates
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA required
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in art or music; if no qualified art or music major/minors apply then secretarial or business majors will be considered
    • Financial Need Required
    • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • The preferred student will be chosen based on the following considerations: school and community activities, work experience, essay content.
  • Lynn Helrigel Summers Memorial Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior or graduate
    • Minimum of a 2.5 GPA required
    • Student must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in the fields of art or music; if no qualified music or art students apply, education majors will be considered
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
    • The preferred student will be chosen on the following considerations: community/school/work involvement and essay content
  • Rodney & Rena Schad Memorial Scholarship for Industrial Arts:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a 2 or 4 year College/Technical degree in a technical field or industrial arts
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
  • Ethel Denton Groos Memorial Scholarship:
    • Student must be a Barry County resident.
    • Student must be planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a Fine Arts program.
    • Student must demonstrate community involvement through non-academic school activities, volunteer work, or work experience.
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content.
  • GFWC Hastings Women’s Club “Jumpstart Your Future” Scholarship Fund:
    • Barry County Residents
    • Graduating senior and graduates
    • Must be pursuing a 4 year degree in Fine Arts
    • The preferred student will be chosen based on the following considerations: school and community activities, work experience, essay content
  • TAEF-Adele and Arnold Parker Family Scholarship Fund
    • Barry County resident
    • Student must be planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a Fine Arts program
    • Student must demonstrate community involvement through non-academic school activities, volunteer work, or work experience
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content
  • DKEF-Hofmeister Memorial Scholarship
    • Delton Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a major in the field of Music or Fine Arts
    • Consideration will be given to student who demonstrates community involvement with music
    For more information, please visit the Barry Community Foundation website.

    Wholesale Halloween Costumes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2016

    Use your creative abilities to earn scholarship money. You could win $500 to put toward your college expenses. The winner of our WHC scholarship contest will have their submission featured on our Facebook page and our blog. Use your imagination while following the rules outlined below and you could be our scholarship winner.

    The Wholesale Halloween Costumes Scholarship is offered to part time and full time college students. One applicant will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship award. Our goal is to contribute to higher education and learning by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.

  • Two Sentence Horror Story Contest
  • Halloween may be over, but our love of horror is year round here at Wholesale Halloween Costumes! For our next scholarship contest, your goal is simple: come up with the scariest, most bone-chilling short story that you can. Here's the catch - when we say short story we're putting the emphasis on short. As the contest name states, your submission can only be two sentences in length. Submitted stories will judged based on overall quality, originality, creativity, and scare factor!

    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year college or vocational school within the United States.
    • Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.
    • One submission per person.
    For more information, please visit the Wholesale Halloween Costumes website.

    KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2016

    The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps KFC Restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams by providing college tuition assistance via grants of $2,000 and $2,500. The awards may be used to attend any accredited four-or two-year college, as well as trade/vocational schools. Winners are selected via a competitive application process and may reapply each year.

  • Applicants to the REACH Educational Grant Program® must meet the following criteria:
    • You must be a high school senior, high school graduate (or equivalent) or college undergraduate, graduate, or trade/vocational school student
    • Students of any age may apply
    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale is required to be eligible for the regular REACH Educational Grant ($2,000)
    • If you have previously received a REACH Grant and have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, then you are eligible to receive the REACH Rising Stars award ($2,500)
    • You must be employed at a KFC U.S. restaurant that is participating in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation’s 2016 Cole Slaw Donation Program (All KFC Company Restaurants are in the program-not all franchisee-owned restaurants participate)
    • You must be an employee (Team Member or Shift Supervisor) of KFC or its Franchisees/Licensees
    • If you have not received a REACH Grant previously, you must currently work an average of 15 hours or more per week, with a minimum of six months of continuous employment within the KFC system (includes KFC multi-brand restaurants) as of the application deadline of March 17, 2016
    • Previous winners do not have to meet the 15 hours per week requirement, but they must still be actively employed at a KFC restaurant
    • You must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time or part-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school
    • You must enroll in the 2016 fall term and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours during the 2016-17 academic year (fall and spring sessions combined)
    • You must be employed at a KFC restaurant at the time that REACH Grant and REACH Rising Stars are announced
    For more information, please visit the KFC Scholars website.

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    The Community Foundation of St Clair County offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of St Clair county.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • John F. & Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship
  • The John F. Wismer and Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship will provide up to a four-year renewable($5,000 each year) scholarship to graduating St. Clair County High School students.

    • Resident of St. Clair County
    • Be a graduating senior of a St. Clair County High School
    • Demonstrate high intellectual and academic achievement and will be evaluated on the interest and respect for their fellow citizens, the ability to lead, and involvement in fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities and service work
    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of St Clair County website.

    Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 24, 2016

    The Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to individuals or family members of someone directly impacted by organ, tissue, or cornea donation including transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, their immediate family, and donor family members.

  • Requirements
    • You must be an organ transplant candidate, recipient, donor family member, living donor, or immediate family member of a transplant candidate or recipient.
    • Explain how donation/transplantation has influenced your life
    • Describe any community service you have taken part in
    • Explain your educational/career goals
    • Provide two letters of recommendation (not from family members)
    • Provide a copy of your acceptance letter for a college/university/trade/technical school
    For more information, please visit the Izzie's' Gifts of Hope Foundation website.

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    The Sturgis Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Sturgis county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Sturgis Area Community Foundation website.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation - Multiple Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2016

  • With the collaboration and coordination of many community organizations, the Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Battle Creek College Access Network is leading the way in aligning resources throughout our community to make postsecondary education and training available to all Battle Creek area residents.
  • There are many scholarships for students from the Calhoun County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Andert Family Scholarship
  • The late Norman J. Andert, a music educator, and Irene E. Andert, a retired healthcare professional, inspired subsequent generations of the Andert family to pursue careers in music, education, healthcare and public service. In their memory and honor, the Andert Family Scholarship provides assistance to students pursuing careers in the fine and healing arts for the betterment of human kind.

    • Applicants must be graduating seniors at Lakeview High School
    • Must be accepted by a four-year college or university of his/her choice to study the fine arts (e.g., music, performing arts, arts education, theatre, visual arts, film, etc.) or a healthcare field (e.g., medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical technology, etc.).
    • Students must demonstrate good character, citizenship and leadership.
  • Minges Family Scholarship
  • Frances Minges Delmerico Issac implemented this scholarship in recognition of the 150+ years the family has resided and was active in the Lakeview area.

    • Applicants must be current residents of Lakeview School District graduating from Lakeview High School
    • Be attending an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year community college.
    • Demonstrate a potential for success.
    • Financial need
    • Preference may be given to students intending to study music, art, or agriculture.
    For more information, please visit the Battle Creek Foundation webpage.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2016

    HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating High School seniors, Community College transfer students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students.

    Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year
    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA
  • Other:
    • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
    • All majors and graduate fields accepted
    For more information, please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    Register to win a $1000 scholarship from eCampusTours. It's as easy as 1-2-3...

  • Step 1 - Read the Scholarship Giveaway rules.
  • Step 2 - Create an eCampusTours account. If you already have a User ID and Password, you can go on to Step 3. You may retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
  • Step 3 - Register for the scholarship.
  • For more information, please visit the eCampusTours.com website.

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Les Cheneaux community. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Les Cheneaux Arts Council Designated Fund - Endowed
  • The purpose of the fund is to provide annual support for arts programs, classes, or scholarships for students in the Les Cheneaux community.

  • Arts Council of Les Cheneaux Fund - Unendowed
  • To provide support to art programs, classes, or scholarships for students in the Les Cheneaux community.

    For more information, please visit the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation or call them at 906.484.2484.

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students (some scholarships are available for the surrounding counties of Allegan, Ionia, Ottawa, Montcalm, or Muskegon) bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. Scholarships are available to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. Some scholarships are specifically for students attending colleges within the Grand Rapids area, including Kendall.

  • Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship:
  • Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms. Must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship:
  • Student is a Kent County resident (5 year minimum) pursuing undergraduate studies in painting/fine arts. Must demonstrate artistic talent, have financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA.

  • Paul Collins Scholarship:
  • Student is an undergraduate level student studying Fine or Applied Arts at Aquinas, Calvin, GVSU, GRCC or Kendall. Must be a resident of Kent County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have financial need, and demonstrate artistic talent.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website.

    **We have winners of these scholarships every year!

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Connecting Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St Clair Counties

    The communities and schools eligible for scholarships are: Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Oxford, and Romeo. There are opportunities for both high school seniors as well as students who are currently attending college.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Four County Community Foundation website.

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

    The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. You may join/renew online.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2016.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Sanilac county. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Sanilac County Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who want to become professionals in the outdoor communications field.

    The scholarship is open to all college students, undergraduates in their Junior or Senior year of study and graduate level, from all communications and journalism disciplines and all schools.

    Each candidate should have a career goal in outdoor communications, demonstrated by submission to OWAA of printed, film or taped material, job history, course orientation or other evidence of good faith. Outdoor communication broadly includes print, film and tape media, as well as outdoor art. The application must include:

    • OWAA application form properly completed.
    • Recommendation from a participating faculty advisor.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work.
    • A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.
    • Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s work.

    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Writers Association of America website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Project Yellow Light is a short film scholarship competition created to put a stop to the number-one killer of teens and young adults in America, in fact the globe - car crashes.

    For both the high school and college contests, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. Yes, there's one contest at the high school level and one at the college level.

    Here’s what we’re looking for. A video designed to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

  • You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your video. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds exactly and make sure it’s in good taste.
  • In addition to a scholarship, the winning video will be turned into an Ad Council PSA and will be distributed nationally to 1,600 TV stations.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Millie Brother Scholarship for Hearing Children of Deaf Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Millie Brother Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to hearing children of deaf adults to help them pursue their education. The scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate study. On average two $3000 scholarships are offered annually. These are one-time scholarships, but you may apply for as many years as you are in school. First-time winners will receive preference. Applicants may compete for both scholarships, but a separate essay is required for each submission.

  • Applicants must be the hearing son or daughter of one or two Deaf parents.
    • A 2-page essay is required describing how your experience with Deaf parents has shaped your life and your goals. Include a description of your future career aspirations. Essays will be judged for organization, content, and creativity. We encourage you to ask someone else to proofread your essay before you submit it.
    • An official transcript from your high school and your college or university if you are currently enrolled.
    • Two sealed letters of recommendation from teachers.
    For more information, please visit the CODA International website.

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarhip - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2013, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals with similar challenges as those treated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on a regular basis.

  • Disability Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
    • Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation
    • Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations
    • Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (Half time as determined by your school.)
    • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
    • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
    • Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun
    • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)
    • Citizen of the United States
    For more information, please visit the Mary Free Bed website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce the third annual Disability Scholarship intended for a student with a disability.

    The Disability Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. We encourage all students to apply even if they are unsure if their specific disability qualifies for the scholarship.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
    • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
    • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.
  • REQUIREMENTS
    • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
    • One-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from the experience.
    • An official or unofficial copy of accredited college or university transcript including your most recent semester.
    • Diagnosis documentation of disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis
    For more information, please visit the Buckfire & Buckfire website.

    The LAHC Scholarship Foundation Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2016

    The LAHC is proud and privileged to be recognized as a leading advocate of higher education and to have the distinction of being the largest scholarship assistance program in the area. Over the past twenty eight years, the Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program has awarded over 1,200 students of high academic distinction over $1.3 million dollars in scholarships.

    Being aware of the importance and necessity of higher education, and the hardships and obstacles students are facing due to exorbitant tuition levels, the LAHC has established the AASF to encourage and help these young achievers to pursue their academic dreams. The mission of this program is to provide scholarships to deserving and underprivileged students who possess the skills and desire to seek higher education; including high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.

  • Eligibility:
    • have at least a 3.5 GPA
    • senior high school, current undergraduate and graduate students may apply but must attend full-time
    • do not have to be of Arab descent; open to all students
    • must be a US citizen or permanent resident and reside in the state of Michigan
    • financial need is highly considered
    • scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings in Dearborn, MI. One is on April 29, 2016 at 6 pm and the other is on May 6, 2016.
    • must submit a 500 word essay: We live today in a diverse society comprised of people from different ethnic backgrounds, creeds and countries of origin. Describe how important it is to embrace diversity while maintaining a sense of pride in your ancestral heritage.
    For more information, please visit the Lebanese American Heritage Club website.

    Cadillac Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Cadillac Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wexford and Missaukee counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Cadillac Area Community Foundation website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Fleet Reserve Association believes that educating our service members, veterans and their families is important for their futures, as well as the future of our country. In addition to FRA's longstanding advocacy for enhanced DoD and VA education benefits, the FRA Education Foundation was established to support the needs of individuals pursuing higher education.

    FRA's Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students (including postgraduate) reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents more than $100,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Affiliation with the USN, USMC or USCG through your own service or that of your spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent.
    • FRA members in good standing, their spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are eligible for a wider range of FRA Member Scholarships.
    • Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens and be full-time students at an accredited college and university in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the FRA Education Foundation website.

    Kathern F Gruber and Thomas H Miller Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    Spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans are eligible for the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship and Thomas H. Miller Awards to assist them with their higher education tuition. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. Gruber and Miller scholarships are for one year only but recipients can re-apply and receive the award up to four times. The blinded veteran family member is not required to be a BVA member for the spouse or child to receive a scholarship. Qualifications for both programs are the same except for an added emphasis on music and fine arts for the Miller award.

    Each Kathern F. Gruber and Thomas H. Miller Scholarship applicant must ensure that written proof of his/her blinded veteran family member's blindness/sight impairment is submitted i.e., written statement of legal blindness from doctor. Please do not submit a DD-214 as proof of blindness.

    For more information, please visit the Blind Veterans Association website.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2016

    CWA, the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields.

    The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took great pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern.

    Fifteen partial college scholarships of $3,000 each are being offered for the 2016-2017 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

    CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.

    An original essay must be submitted for your application to be considered. Please submit a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 250 words. The topic of this essay should be related to any aspect of the Labor Movement and how it has affected your life. For example what role have unions played in your family or why are unions important. In the same document but after the essay, please let us know if you have a major or career objective.

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    Job's Daughters International™ is a premier organization for young women that provides a wholesome environment based on the foundation of high morals, love of country, love of family and friends and respect for others throughout the world. It is a living organization dedicated to meeting the needs of young women today and their challenges of tomorrow. It is a quality organization that fosters a sense of pride in achievement for each and all members as they prepare to become the adult leaders of the future.

    Scholarships are available to aid Job’s Daughters of outstanding ability who have a sincere desire to further their education. High school seniors or graduates, junior college, technical or vocational students or college students and those in early graduation programs who are Job’s Daughters in good standing in their Bethels may apply for their scholarships.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Job's Daughters website.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves for part-time or full-time undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses. Children and grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves are also eligible to apply.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States Citizen
    • Must provide evidence of active duty status or veteran status having served honorably
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program
    • Must not be in default on a federal student loan
    • Must not be convicted under state or federal law for sale of or possession of illegal drugs
    • Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected
    For more information on their individual scholarships, please visit the AMVETS website.

    Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    One of the leading marketing firm and book publicity firms in the publishing industry, Smith Publicity is offering an $1,000 scholarship to one high school or college/university student in the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on persuasive writing. (1500 word limit).

  • Points which must be addressed are
    • The most essential elements of persuasive writing,
    • At least one personal example of how the student persuaded someone through writing, and
    • Comparative analysis of the art of persuasion through language versus verbally.
    For more information, please visit the Smith Publicity website.

    Catholic Daughters of the America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.”

    Father Leonard Bachman Graduate Scholarships
    • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States
    • Applicants must be of the Catholic Faith
    • Applicants, male or female, but be a member of the CDA or be a relative of a current member of the CDA
    • Official undergraduate transcripts needed
    • Letter of academic reference from college professor required
    • List your reason for applying for the CDA scholarship
    • Your autobiography is required.
    For more information, please visit the Catholic Daughters of the Americas website and click on the link Father Leonard Bachman Graduate Scholarship.

    BrickHouse Security “Wounded Warrior” Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    Working closely with law enforcement personnel for years, the BrickHouse Security team has come to understand and appreciate not only the value of service, but also how the personal sacrifice of men and women in uniform affects their entire family. When a person goes into harm's way to protect others, they do so at great risk to themselves and their own family.

    If you are a current or former uniformed law enforcement officer in the United States who was wounded in the line of duty, then you may be eligible to receive money for you or your child's college education courtesy of BrickHouse Security. Because the rising costs of tuition and other associated costs of higher education are difficult enough to manage under normal circumstances, BrickHouse would like to help those who deserve it most.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be the individual, spouse or dependents of a former or currently employed uniformed peace officer in the United States who was wounded, disabled or suffered serious injury in the line of duty.
    • High School Graduate or Current College Student
    • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative High School GPA
    • Complete a 250-500 word essay on the following topic: "Describe how your service and injury have impacted your outlook on higher education."
    For more information, please visit the BrickHouse Security website.

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    Recognizing that one of the nation's most precious resources is its children, in 1963, the Foundation established an ongoing program of providing scholarship grants to those sons and daughters of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.

    The program has since been expanded to also provide both scholarship grants and loans to members who seek further education, as well as the spouses, siblings, and children of members or deceased members.

    • The applicant must be a member of AAAA, or
    • the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member,
    • the son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the unmarried brother or sister of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the unmarried sibling of a current member or deceased member.
    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Army Aviation Association of America website.

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    The Alger Regional Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Alger county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Alger Regional Community Foundation website.

    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 2, 2016

    The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's college scholarship program eases the financial hardships of a childhood brain tumor diagnosis and helps survivors reach their career goals.

    • Scholarships are available to high school seniors, high school graduates starting college and college students.
    • Diagnosed at or before age 19 with a primary malignant or nonmalignant central nervous system brain and/or spinal cord tumor, as identified by the World Health Organization.
    • A completed online application with all necessary uploaded electronic documents.
    • Signed physician’s letter confirming diagnosis
    • Signed medical release form
    • School transcript
    • One recommendation letter
    • Plan to attend or already attending an accredited academic institution within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the Cure the Kids website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2016

    Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. Today, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs continue to exist with nearly 10,000 lodges in approximately 26 countries consisting of men and women who united together for mutual aid and conviviality, providing social and practical support for each other and their communities in every way possible.

    The EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows began its operation on September 20, 1927. The purpose of the Foundation is to operate a revolving loan fund for qualified students dependent in part, or wholly, on their own efforts for an education, and to award scholarships to students based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Since the beginning of the Foundation, donations of approximately $3,500,000 have made it possible for over 3,500 young people to receive student low interest loans amounting to over $6,800,000, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.

  • Ingstrom Trust Regional Scholarship
  • The regional scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. $3,000.00 is awarded annually to a student in each of 15 Regions of the US & Canada.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
    • Applicants must be a member of the Order or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge to verify membership.
  • Charles J. & Christine Wirz Scholarship
  • The Wirz scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. Usually, two $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded annually to students without regard to Order affiliation.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
    • The Application must have a Lodge endorsement.
  • Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology Scholarship
  • The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology scholarships are based on Financial Need and Leadership. This scholarship evolved from the Lawson/Pezo scholarships that were awarded in 2005 from the efforts of LaVaughn Lawson, PGM and Martha Pezo, PP. $1,000.00 is awarded to eligible students annually.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed High School or have a GED equivalent.
    • Applicants must be a member of the Order or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge to verify membership.
  • Non-Traditional Scholarship Application
  • The funds may be used for tuition, books and other educational expenses including transportation and child care. One-half of the award will be paid prior to enrollment of the student. One-half of the award will be paid when the Educational Foundation receives a transcript of the student's grades for the semester for which the student was enrolled to receive payment of the first installment of the award.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Be at least 30 years of age and not dependent upon parents or another person for support, or
    • Be married and not dependent upon parents or another person, other than your spouse, for support, or
    • Be supporting your own child and not dependent upon parents or another person for support.
    • Hold a high school degree or its equivalent.
    • Apply and be accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Applicant must be, or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the applicant or relative's Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge, with the Lodge seal affixed, to verify membership.
    For more information, please visit the IOOF website.

    Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2016

    This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran's, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.

    The applicant must include name, address, phone number email, and if not the veteran themselves the relationship to the veteran. Additionally, proof of acceptance and enrollment into college for the upcoming year is required.

    The applicant must submit a 750 - 1000 word essay. The essay topic is : The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States.

    For more information, please visit the Anthony Castelli website.

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    The scholarship is a way for Big Fish to help one promising student on his or her journey through higher education. The $2500 scholarship will be awarded to one qualifying student with the most thoughtprovoking and well-reasoned essay as judged by a panel of Big Fish staff members.

  • Rules:
    • Entrants must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university for the 2016-2017 school year.
    • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
    • Limited to one entry per student. Attempts at multiple essay entries or invalid information will result in disqualification.
    • Entries will be judged on creativity, thoroughness, clarity of objective and plot.
    • Entries that have been plagiarized will be disqualified.
  • How To Win:
  • Write a responsive essay about: Can a video game elicit an emotional response? What makes a game affect you on an emotional level?

    For more information, please visit the Big Fish Games website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities.

  • Minimum requirements for all American Indian College Fund Full Circle scholarships include:
    • U.S. citizenship
    • Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
    • Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member.
    • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
    • Submission of a completed on-line application
    For more information, please visit the American Indian College Fund website.

    Rocket 55 Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    Rocket 55 is the premiere Minneapolis St. Paul Web Design Firm. Rocket 55 is always looking for opportunities to give back. They are excited to award one qualifying student each year with a $1,000 scholarship.

    This year, you can qualify for the scholarship by writing an essay. They have provided three topics. Choose and write about the one that interests you the most. Your essay should be 300 – 500 words in length.

    • How is digital marketing different than (or the same as) traditional marketing?
    • What is the role of social media in overall business strategy? Does it play a role?
    • What makes a website “great”?
    For more information, please visit the Rockett 55 website.

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    Write a 1000 word minimum essay on the following topic:

    Do social media sites increase or decrease the social skills of people?

  • Eligibility:
  • Any graduating high school senior or current college/university student in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    For more information, please visit the OrnamentShop.com website.

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).

    Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, they have developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

      To be in consideration for a scholarship award, you must include the following:
    • Application
    • Physician's statement of diagnosis
    • Most recent official transcript
    • Document verifying acceptance by college (or current enrollment)
    • Essay: (750 word maximum):
        Tell your story. Include how your medical condition has affected your life and explain your goals for the future.

    The student must be a legal resident of the United States and attend full-time in the fall for their associates, undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder, or an ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy).

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    Oz Moving & Storage knows that moving to college is tough; leaving your family behind to live on your own is just one of the many challenges that new students face. We also love to give back to the community. That’s why we want to make everything a little bit easier. Oz will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year. We will choose a winner based on a creative multi-media piece or well-written essay entry that relates back to the subject of moving. You only need to pick one!

  • OPTION 1: SUBMIT A PICTURE
  • People love pictures; an image of a sailboat at sea featuring a quote from one of America’s great novelists Mark Twain. Something about the juxtaposition of the words and the background makes both more powerful. Creating pictures like these doesn’t require photoshop mastery, or a mastery of artistic form. More than anything, it takes the inspiration and creativity to see imagery in language, and messages in the world’s great sights.

    This is where you come in; we want you to create a picture like this about moving. It can be about moving to college, moving from your old hometown, seeing your friends or family move, or anything else moving related- it’s up to your creative spirit. Pick an appropriate background that will transform your words, and a quote that compliments that scene like any good subtext would. A great picture will evoke a great story much longer than the quote chosen, much wider than the picture can capture.

  • OPTION 2: WRITE A SHORT ESSAY
  • If you’re not feeling picturesque, you may also write us an essay.

    Choose a documented quote that you think relates to how you feel about moving to a new town or leaving your hometown for college. Give us the background and context of the quote but then explain why you chose it and how it embodies the feeling of moving to a new city. The essay should be 2-3 [pages (500-750 words)

    For more information, please visit the Oz Moving & Storage website.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 10, 2016

    Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.

    Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

    For more information, please visit the Abbott and Fenner website.

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2016

    Earn a $1000 scholarship from CenturyLinkQuote.com!

    Create an original infographic explaining how the advancement of technology usage is leading to new career paths and leading more students away from traditional careers. Use factual, unique information and site your sources. Be sure to make your infographic as creative and engaging as you can.

  • Applicant Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of CenturyLinkQuote.
  • Incoming freshman:
    • Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
    • Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2016 and August 1, 2016, who will enroll for Fall 2016 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students:
    • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    ATTSavings.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2016

    Win a $1000 scholarship!

    Create an original infographic showing how Apps are helping students learn in unique ways outside of traditional classroom settings. Make sure your infographic is original and factual (and cite your sources). Most importantly make your infographic engaging and as fun as possible.

    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016 and will be attending an accredited college or university by Fall semester 2016.
    • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016.
    For more information, please visit the All Homes Connections website.

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2016

    Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $5,000.

  • Eligibility:
  • Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students, 14 years of age or older as of 8/14/2015, who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program (including, but not limited to, high school, college, university or trade school or are home schooled in an accredited program) and are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2016

    In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

  • Short Essay
  • Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.
    • Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?"
    • Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"

    To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies.

    Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. The awards are one-time only and not renewable.

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2016

    Shift Insurance has aimed to change the way you think about insurance and now we aim to change the way you think about learning. Pursuing post-secondary education can provide us with important experiences that extend our knowledge and contribute to personal growth. However, there are also life experiences that occur outside the classroom that can offer bits of wisdom in our lives. Consider driving, for instance. The majority of the country’s population spends a good chunk of time behind the wheel and/or as passengers on a regular basis but how often do any of us seize the opportunity to reflect on these experiences?

    Take a moment to think about your most memorable experiences—both good and bad—as a driver and/or a passenger. Whether or not you noticed it at the time, they probably helped you learn something about yourself, others, or life in general. Share your experiences with us! If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell us about an important learning experience you had while on the road —either as a driver or a passenger—and you could receive $1000!

    Applicants must be enrolled full time (at least 12 undergraduate units or 6-9 graduate units) at a single educational institution located in the continental United States. U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

  • In 750-1000 words, prepare a written response that addresses ONE of the following prompts:
    • Some of the best life-lessons are the ones we learn from our mistakes. Share a lesson you learned when facing the consequences of bad decision-making as a driver or a passenger. Describe the situation and explain how it led to a valuable learning experience.
    • Learning how to drive is a different experience for everyone because some may find it easy to accomplish while others struggle with the challenge. Describe your experience. What did it take for you to become a confident driver? What valuable lesson(s) did you learn--about yourself, others, or life in general--during or after the process?
    • You may have noticed that people tend to change over time. For example, you're probably not the same person you were as a freshman in high school. Think about the driver you were when you first obtained your driver's license. Maybe you were a young and reckless driver or perhaps a timid and careful driver. Now think about the driver you are today. Describe how you have changed as a driver. Does this transformation reflect changes in other aspects of your life (i.e. driving more carefully after a near-death experience, driving aggressively after losing your job, etc.)? If so, explain. Would you consider this transformation to your benefit or do you see it as a potential problem? Why?
    • Although the vast majority of the country's population drives on a regular basis, there are still many people who do not. Are you one of them? What's keeping you from getting behind the wheel? Maybe the city you live in is not commuter-friendly, maybe you cannot afford to buy a car, or perhaps you simply choose not to drive. Describe your situation. Is this an obstacle for you? Why or why not? How has not driving influenced you and your life?
    For more information, please visit the Shift Insurance website.

    Spokeo Connections Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2016

    Write the best essay and you could win $1,000 towards college!

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university in the Fall of 2016 OR an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Essay must be no fewer than 300 words and no greater than 500 words
  • Essay Topic
  • "Millennials" are often charged with having low attention spans and spending too much time texting or using social media. Do you believe that smartphones and social media have made you a more distracted person? Do you believe they have helped or hurt you as a student and individual?

    Upload your essay and transcript!

    For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2016

    For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.

  • Eligibility
    • 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
    • Legal resident of the U.S.
    • Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.
    For more information, please visit the Gen and Kelly Tanabe website.

    Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2016

    At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Our Mission and Vision are met by the value we place in five Guiding Principles. One of these principles is Enrichment. We understand that in order to perform at our best, we must always seek to learn and grow, while using our knowledge to assist and empower others.

    In acknowledgement of our Guiding Principle of Enrichment, Matrix Health Group companies offers nine (9) $1000 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorders, and in the case of three of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply.

    • Must be a United States resident
    • Must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school in the United States on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more)
    • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale during entire senior year of high school or current year of college or graduate school
    • Must submit copy of transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation (copies acceptable); one from a teacher, instructor, professor or school administrator and one from an employer, church leader, volunteer coordinator, or other professional person
    • Outline of work experience
    • Outline of school activities, class offices, band, athletics, clubs, school publications, civic organizations, volunteer work, etc. Outline may be substituted with a resume
    • Signed Certification and Release
    • Employees and family members affiliated with Matrix Health Group are not eligible to apply

    Awards are based on criteria including, but not limited to academic merit, reference letters and essay. A Scholarship Committee will review the applications and decide to whom the scholarships will be awarded. Applicants are not required to be past, current or future customers of Matrix Health Group or its companies.

    For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.

    Click on "What We Offer" and drop down to "Scholarship Program".

    Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2016

    Since the SNPJ Scholarship Program began in 1960, SNPJ has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 5,000 members. Qualified Slovene National Benefit Society members are eligible for tuition assistance for their educational goals, provided they are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school.

    To be eligible for an SNPJ Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:

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    • Be an SNPF member for at least 2 years
    • Have a $5000 minimum permanent life insurance policy in place ($2000 if purchased prior to Jan 1996)
    • Enroll at least part time at an accredited college, university, or trade school
    • Maintain at least 2.5 GPA (out of 4.0)
    • Participate in one SNPJ approved activity annually
    • Attend 1 Young Adult Conference
    For more information, please visit the Slovene National Benefit Society website.

    Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 13, 2016

    Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted.

    Requirements: 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school

  • Eligibility:
    • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
    • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
    • Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
    • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
    • Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
    • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
    • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
    For more information, please visit the Job-Applications.com website.

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Graduate Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2016

    The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is to promote lifelong learning. This mission has been carried out by our leadership since 1980. Education can transform societies and renew hope within our communities throughout the world. EAF has worked diligently to fill the void in funding for education.

  • Graduate Merit Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average);
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement.
  • Graduate Financial Need Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average);
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement;
    • Complete the Financial Need Analysis form.

    For more information, please visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation website.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates.

  • Walmart Associate Scholarship
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date.
    • Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.
    • If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses.
    • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
  • Deadline dates vary.
  • For more information, please visit the Walmart website.

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

    The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by participants who complete a term of national service in an approved AmeriCorps program--AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National.

    Through AmeriCorps, upon successful completion of service individuals can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, which can be used to pay for college or repay eligible student loans.

    The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans. The dollar amount of a full-time award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education's Pell Grant, thus it can vary from year to year. Currently, AmeriCorps members may earn up to the value of two full-time education awards and have seven years from the date they earned each award to use it.

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

    In addition to being a Cheap Lodging provider, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That’s why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

    HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. We at Hotelscheap understand that financing your education can be difficult; as a result we would like to lend a hand.

    To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our Headquarters management team will be considered finalists.

      Question 1
    • What extra-curricular activities are you involved in? Describe how these activities contribute to your college education and how they make you a better person. (Response should be 300–500 words long.)
    • Question 2
    • What are your goals in life? Describe steps you will take to achieve your goals and ambitions. (Response should be 300–500 words long.)
    • Question 3
    • As an online travel company who specializes in selling discount hotels, we appreciate well written articles about travel and tourism. Write a 700 word travel-guide style article listing the Top 5 Things To Do in your favorite vacation destination.
    • Question 4
    • Do you have a special family circumstance affecting your need for financial assistance?
        Fall scholarship deadline = October 15
        Spring Scholarship deadline = April 15
    For more information, please visit the hotelscheap.com website.

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question.

    Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Over $1 billion in awards waiting for you to apply. Personalized matches available for all students in high school, college, grad school & beyond…

    To complete your on-line profile, please visit the Chegg.com website.

    **We have had students win scholarships from Chegg in the past!

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

    Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

    We've been around for over 15 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider. We not only find scholarships but offer our members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.

    To create an on-line profile, please visit the Fastweb.com website.

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

    We believe in simplifying the scholarship search process and in helping students find scholarships to pay for college and grad school.

    We provide a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background.

    Get unlimited access to our scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.

    To create an on-line profile, please visit the scholarshipexperts.com website.

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

    We uncover design genius through ongoing design competitions. At Minted, all that matters is good design. Designers submit, and the Minted community votes to tell us what to sell.

    Minted connects the world's best artists with consumers who appreciate great design. Welcome to our community, where your career will be supported and your creative vision brought to life in physical products.

  • How It Works
    • express yourself
    • Our challenges are the place to let your creativity shine—you're free to push boundaries and create work that's uniquely you. Submit artwork and use Minted as a testing ground for new ideas.

    • critique and vote
    • Minted is an open, creative experience. You can request and receive valuable peer critiques. Anyone can comment and vote on the submissions, as well as watch events unfold.

    • your vision, brought to life
    • Winning designs are sold on Minted. Minted makes and ships all products. Artists receive a portion of every sale, and winners earn a Store where they can launch and sell designs using the Minted fulfillment platform.

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    The first Common Knowledge Scholarship was created in January 2000 for high school students in Norway, Michigan. Unlike traditional scholarship programs, the competition was designed to reward students who had well-rounded, practical knowledge, not just the strongest academic performers. The success of this first competition led to the creation of the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) in 2001.

    CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. With new, exciting scholarship quizzes being announced each month, more and more students, parents, and scholarship coordinators began to recognize CKSF as a unique, fun, and legitimate scholarship provider.

    CKSF scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of the competition win. There are no essays or long applications to complete and a single CKSF registration is good from high school all the way through college and graduate school.

    • All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
    • Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies
    • Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register
    • Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy
    • Results are always accessible from our homepage
    • Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win
    • Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500
    • CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.
    For more information, please visit the CKSF website.

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

    Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.

    • Open to individuals who are at least 16 years of age on or before their entry into the Promotion
    • Must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia
    • The deadline is the 15th of each month.
    For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

    ScholarshipPoints is a point based reward program for students (we call them scholarship points) that awards over $100,000 in scholarships to high school and college students each year. It’s free, it’s fun and can help you pay tuition, what more do you need to know?

  • 1. Earn Points
  • Earn scholarship points for completing activities like: quizzes, reading blogs, playing games, surfing the web, taking opinion surveys and more. Stuff you're already doing online!

  • 2. Enter Drawings
  • Your earned scholarship points are chances to win. Each point you earn equals one entry into a monthly $1,000 or quarterly $10,000 scholarship drawing. The more points you earn, the more chances to win!
  • 3. Win Scholarships
  • All winners are randomly selected from the total points entered and announced on ScholarshipPoints.com a couple times each month. Your chances of winning increase with each activity you complete. The more activities you do, the more points you earn, and the more chances you will have to win a scholarship!
  • For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    We have had a past winner of one of these scholarships!

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

    The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to children of certain deceased or disabled veterans. Students may receive tuition assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student’s enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be older than 16 and less than 26 years of age.
    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
    • Must have been Michigan residents for the 12 months prior to application.
    • Must be the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. Stepchildren of the veteran are not eligible.
    • The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering military service and must not have later resided outside of Michigan for more than two years; or the veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service.
    • Must enroll at least half time at an approved Michigan community college, public university or independent, degree-granting college or university.
    • Not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury or death.
    • For renewal, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25.
    • Must not be in default on Federal/State student loan.
  • The Veteran must:
    • Have been killed in action or died from another cause while serving in a war or war condition in which the United States of America was or is participating; or,
    • Have died or become totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; or,
    • Have been totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury prior to death and has now died; or,
    • Be listed as MIA (missing in action) in a foreign country as determined by the U.S. government.
    • For more information, please visit the State of Michigan website.

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

    Do you always find yourself doodling on your notes? Do you find it easier to express your thoughts through paintings or drawings instead of words? If so, there could be money for college waiting for you!

    For those interested in a degree in art, there are several scholarship opportunities to help pay for college. Art majors encompass a wide range of different mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, design and even performing arts such as theatre, dance, and music. Whatever you have a passion for, start your search for college money with this directory of scholarships for art majors.

    Sign up for a free account and get instant access to scholarships that are tailored to you.

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram that helps us understand the world better; and still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.

    One way to showcase your creativity is to innovate either by solving a problem, by designing something that helps others solve problems, or by enhancing our relationship with whatever matters to us. Innovation brings together in unique ways our technical skills and our hopes for a better world.

    It also provides opportunities for gaining real-working experience in a chosen field, and gives students the chance to connect with adults outside their circle who might be able to help students get into their top choice college or get an internship. In the end, innovation makes people look at the bigger picture, which is the best preparation for college and for life.

    We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.

    • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
    • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
    • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
    • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
    • All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.
    For more information, please visit the LA Tutors website.

    Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Award

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program provides emergency financial grants to veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education who might otherwise be forced to drop out of college because of unforeseen financial emergencies. These grants will help veterans meet their household expenses and ensure they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families.

  • Eligibility
    • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
    • Be students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
    • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
    • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

    Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school. Grants are available for a one-time distribution with a suggested maximum of up to $750, but not to exceed $1,000 each based on the cost of the emergency need.

  • Grants can be used for eligible expenses which include:
    • Housing/Rent
    • Utilities
    • Medical/Dental expenses
    • Personal automobile repair expenses
    • Public transportation/Bus pass
    • Childcare

    There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.
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