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Direct Engery Live Brighter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Here at Direct Energy, we believe in helping our customers live a brighter life through their energy choices. We deliver the tools and technology necessary to help them buy less of what we sell. We also actively support and recognize people and organizations making a positive impact in their world. It's in this spirit that we announce the second annual Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship!

Three lucky students will win one of the three available scholarships, up to $5,000, and all you need to do to apply is either create a video or write a 500-word essay telling us how you live brighter as a student while being a vibrant part of your community.

  • Here's How It Works
  • Write an Essay
    • Write a 500-word essay responding to the following question: Direct Energy offers the tools and technology to use energy wisely and efficiently. We help our customers take advantage of their energy choice to live a brighter life with accessible energy plans, innovative product offerings, engaging customer service, and high-end home services. How do you live your life brighter within your community?
  • or Create a Video
  • Create a 60- to 120-second video
    • Your video should begin with a 10-second full-screen "title screen" with the following information:
    • Producer's name (AKA your name)
    • The name of the college or university you attend or plan to attend
    • The city and state of that college or university
    • The title of video
    • The total running time of your video (not including the 10-second title screen)
    • Your video should address the following question: Direct Energy offers the tools and technology to use energy wisely and efficiently. We help our customers take advantage of their energy choice to live a brighter life with accessible energy plans, innovative product offerings, engaging customer service, and high-end home services. How do you live your life brighter within your community?
    • Submit a link to your YouTube video (please do not send us the video file)
  • Requirements
    • Must be a registered college student for the 2017-2018 school year
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must be a resident of any of the states where Direct Energy offers energy services: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and D.C.
    • Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Must submit copy of transcripts (official or unofficial) in one of our accepted formats: .doc, .pdf, .txt, .jpg, .png. File types of any other formats will not be accepted.
    • Must submit complete entry (including transcript, video link or essay, and accept official rules)
    For more information, please visit the Direct Energy website.

    Griswold Home Care - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 30, 2017

    Griswold Home Care is a mission-driven home care services company headquartered just outside of Philadelphia that celebrates, educates, and advocates the choice to remain independent at home. Griswold Home Care was founded by Jean Griswold, wife of a Presbyterian Minister, in 1982 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and seeing the need for quality care in her community. Jean’s mission of affordable care for all continues to spread today.

    In honor of Jean’s vision, Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to a qualified student pursing a bachelor’s, associate’s, or graduate degree at an accredited college or university.

      Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    For more information, please visit the Griswold Home Care website.

    StyleMann - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 30, 2017

    StyleMann Young Professionals awards scholarship to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in our upcoming Contest. There are an incredible amount of talented students out there and we want to hear from them! The aim of the StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship is to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their writing talents and win an award for them.

  • HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  • There are no strict requirements for participants.
    • Participants must be students of any educational institution in any location.
    • Academic level and major do not matter.
    • Each student must write an essay about “How Fashion Industry Changed E-commerce And Its Impact On Us”
    For more information, please visit the Stylemann.com website

    American Quarter Horse Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

    The Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships.

    Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship. There is a Michigan scholarship and a Journalism/Communications scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as the applicant's outstanding leadership and communication skills.

    For more information, please visit the AQHA website.

    A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

    For 30 years the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America have been able to award scholarships to deserving students because of the A. E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund.

    An A.E. Robert Friedman Scholarship is open to any high school senior or college age student seeking to further their education. Applicants must be sponsored by an active PDCA member in good standing.

  • To be eligible for a scholarship award, candidates:
    • Must be sponsored by an active PDCA member in good standing.
    • Must be a high school senior or college age student.
    • Must be no more than 26 years of age.
    • Must pledge to use any scholarship award granted toward vocational, college or post-college studies.
    • Are not required to be a member of the PDCA, related to a PDCA member or an employee of a PDCA member, or to have any other connection with the PDCA.

    The Trustees will make annual awards based upon character, financial need, and upon full or part-time attendance in an accredited junior college, college, university or post-graduate institution. The Trustees reserve the right to investigate and verify any information or data submitted by the candidate.

    For more information, please visit the PDCA website.

    Insurance Providers Look Twice Save A Life Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

    InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.

    The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.

  • How to Enter
    • Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
    • Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to filling out the application.
    • Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.
  • Qualifications
    • Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
    • Student must have a valid driver’s license.
    For more information, please visit the Insurance Providers website.

    FEATHR Wallpaper Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

    FEATHR is a design collective that works with artists from around the world and across the creative spectrum, bringing their artistic talent into interior design. Together with a roster of over 70 artists - which includes graffiti artists, tattooists and photographers - FEATHR creates original wallpaper, fabrics and more. FEATHR was started with the belief that art improves and changes lives - and that art should be accessible to all. The team at FEATHR are delighted to offer this scholarship to the applicant that best describes how a piece of art has influenced their development - be it personal, educational or creative.

    Commencing in 2017, wallpaper and fabric house FEATHR will be awarding a yearly $1000 scholarship to a current or prospective arts, humanities or design student at an accredited United States university or college. The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay submission, answering the following question:

    “How and why has a piece of art influenced your personal, educational and/or creative development.” Tell us about what the piece of art was, where you encountered and what its impact has been, in the short and long term. Essays must be 700-1000 words long.

  • Eligibility:
    • A legal U.S. Resident
    • Either a current undergraduate college/university student or a current high school student that will enroll in a college/university in 2017
    • Studying an arts, humanities or design-based subject. For the purposes of this scholarship, we define art as being the visual arts, including for example: ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture.
    • In good academic standing with your current educational institution
    • You must provide proof of enrollment and subject with your email submission. This can take the form of a digital scan of your acceptance letter, a letter from admissions or digital copy email/letter from your tutor or course leader confirming your presence on the course.
    For more information, please visit the FEATHR website.

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

    This creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley's dedication to the arts.

    Are you seeking advanced study in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning? We invite you to apply for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship.

  • Three major fellowships are awarded:
    • one of up to $20,000 in any field of music
    • one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
    • one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

    Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

    The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

    Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

  • Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
    • high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
    • high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
    • the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
    • excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character

    While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.

    For more information, please visit the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship website.

    Stephen J Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 5, 2017

    The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

  • Applicant Requirements:
    • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States. All applicants must be ages 5-25 and meet the age requirement by October 5, 2017.
    • All applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.
    • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who reside in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii only.
    • Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.
    For more information, please visit the Sodexo Foundation website.

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2017

    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 thought provoking and well-reasoned essay as judged by a panel of Big Fish staff members.

  • Rules:
    • Grab your phone or video camera and tell us your positive video game story. You can record yourself or you can build an animated video presentation. You can tell a fictional story or a real life one. How you tell your story is up to you as long as it is in video format.
    • Entrants must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university for the 2017-2018 school year.
    • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
    • Limited to one entry per student.
    • Entries will be judged on message, creativity, originality and the ability to follow submission guidelines.
    • Entries that have been plagiarized will be disqualified.
    For more information, please visit the Big Fish Games website.

    Association on American Indian Affairs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

  • For Spring 2018
  • AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to college students, awarding our first scholarship in 1948. Over the years our scholarship program has grown to the current nine scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes.

    • Applicants must be Native American from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
    • All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe, but it does not need to be federally recognized.
    • There is not a minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility.
    • Applicants must be enrolled as full time students for both fall and spring semester.
    • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

    Applications are accepted from graduating high school seniors, current college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students.

    For more information, please visit the AAIA website.

    Burger King Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the BURGER KING® system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live.

    The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 students. Last year alone, $3.5 million in scholarships were awarded to more than 3,200 deserving students. Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

  • BURGER KING® General Track - Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
  • BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track - Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees pursuing a traditional postsecondary education
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be an employee of Burger King Corporation or a participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees) OR Be a spouse (unless legally separated) or domestic partner of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees OR Be a dependent child of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees (Designated Employer)
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll for the 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Children of employees must be enrolled full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year.

    Only the first 50,000 applications will be accepted.

    For more information, please visit the Burger King Scholars website.

    American Association of University Women - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

    Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields.

  • Eligibility:
    • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
    • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
    • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2013;
    • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
    • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following: Bachelor’s or associate’s degree that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Certification program, Technical school, or Professional degree (e.g. M.D., J.D.)
    For more information, please visit the AAUW website.

    Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Pretty Presets for Lightroom recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Presets for Lightroom $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • How to apply a cinematic look to photographs using Lightroom
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You should presently be a senior in high school;
    • Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
    • Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of LightroomPresets.com are not eligible to participate.

    The deadline for scholarship entries is bi-annually on June 15 and December 15. The winning entry will be published on Pretty Presets Blog.

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    Foreclosure.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Foreclosure.com has issued $63,000 in scholarship money to 35 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate in particular, which can be used to help foster a robust United States housing market.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open only to those legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school).
  • Write a 800-2000 word essay on the following subject:
  • Is the "American Dream" of one day owning a home alive and well among Millennials?

    Millennials having experienced the "Great Recession," which was the traumatic housing crisis that triggered the financial crisis a decade ago. As a result, data suggests that Millennials (those born between 1981 to 1997) have been slow to adopt homeownership. Discuss the pros and cons of homeownership for Millennials, as well as which factors could increase or decrease homeownership among the generation. Will their collective hesitation and apprehension hurt them in the long run or are Millennials simply in the process of re-defining the "American Dream?"

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

    CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Some people treat their cars like their children. They carefully wash and wax them, make certain not to park too close to other vehicles to avoid scratches and dents and tuck them into their garage at night. Many protect their vehicles with car covers, garage or not. These car owners do everything they can to make their vehicles last forever. While most cars in the US are on the road for an average of 11.4 years, there are ways of extending your car’s life, so that it still runs great many more years after your purchase.

    Some people obsessively keep their cars clean, while others take their cars to the shop every time they hear a strange noise or think something has gone wrong. Those with expensive cars may even get a cheaper car for their daily driving and only drive their luxury vehicle on special occasions. We’re looking for your thoughts on the best ways to make a car last forever.

  • Write a minimum of 1000 words essay on the topic:
  • “How to Make Your Car Last Forever”
  • Eligibility:
  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

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

    The Christophers’ Video Contest for College Students - Outside Competition

    Deadline: December 18, 2017

    College students are invited to create a film or video (5 minutes or less in length) that best communicates the message and mission of The Christophers and its belief that one person can make a difference. Entries can express this theme in any genre or shooting style, but must be submitted as DVDs that are able to uploaded onto the site or send a link to your video.

  • The Rules:
    • Entrants must be enrolled in and attending undergraduate or graduate college classes, full or part time, between September 1, 2017 and December 18, 2017.
    • Entries must interpret some variation of the theme, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”
    • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form. All forms must be signed. This form may be photocopied.
    • Entries must be 5 minutes or less in length.
    • Entrants who do not obtain and cannot provide written documentation of all necessary rights and permissions for music, images, video clips and any and all other non-original aspects of their entry will be disqualified.
    • Entries must be submitted as DVDs that we are able to upload onto our site or send us a link to your video to the email s.holinski@christophers.org with the Subject Heading 30th annual Video Contest.
    • Each DVD or email (with link) must be labeled with the entrant’s name, email address, home address and telephone number, as well as the title and length of the entry.
    • For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

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    Hooked To Books Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 20, 2017

    At Hooked To Books, we acknowledge the importance of education and highly value knowledge. In an effort to promote reading and education among young people, we are pleased to announce the Hooked To Books Annual Scholarship for college students, with the total worth of $2000.

    In order to apply, you must submit an essay, written in English and is 500 – 2000 words in length, answering the following question:

  • How did a book change your life?
  • Application Guidelines
    • The applicant should, on the scholarship result date, be enrolled in a two year or four year college program. This scholarship is open to applicants from any country in the world.
    • The applicant must write an email with the subject line of “HTB 2017 Scholarship Application” and send it to scholarships@hookedtobooks.com. They will state in the email their name, contact address, phone number, the school name and state where they are attending college.
    • The essay must be sent as an attachment in Word form (.doc or .docx extension) in the aforementioned email. The file should be named “HTB_Lastname“. Example: HTB_Reagan.docx
    • Only one (1) submission per applicant is allowed. The applicants of the 2016 program can participate with a new essay.
    • Submissions that do not follow this guideline will be automatically rejected without notification.
    • Application is free of charge
    • By submitting their essay, the applicant gives permission to publish the essay on hookedtobooks.com
    For more information, please visit the Hooked To Books website.

    Global English Editing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    Global English Editing awards one $1000 scholarship each year to a student in the United States who intends to make a positive contribution to the country’s future.

    Today’s college students have the ability to seamlessly navigate the 21st century better than any previous generation. The world is shrinking, with globalization, speed of light communication and unprecedented access to knowledge via the Internet tearing down barriers to individual and community advancement. With a pocket-sized smartphone that would have been considered a supercomputer 40 years ago, a young person can turn the world on its head and take selfies all at the same time.

  • Eligibility
    • Currently enrolled at an accredited university in the United States.
    • A citizen of the United States, or have a valid green card.
    • International students studying in the United States are eligible, but they will have to demonstrate their intention to stay in the country after graduation and see through their change-making agenda.
    • Students must outline in 200 words or less how they intend to change America.
    For more information, please visit the Global English Editing website.

    Picture Keeper Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    Here at Picture Keeper we value hard work and entrepreneurship. As a startup company focused on protecting memories, we know that it takes dedication and determination to turn your idea into reality. We know that chasing your dreams can be hard. That's why we're giving away scholarships towards two students who are chasing their dreams twice a year.

  • The first place winner will receive a $1,500 award, the second place winner will receive a $1,000 award and the third place winner will receive a Picture Keeper Connect!.
  • WHAT TO SUBMIT
    • Photo: Submit a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PictureKeeper so we can find your photo on social media. Your Instagram or Twitter account must be public to qualify for the scholarship.
    • Essay: Submit a written essay (200-300 words) on the following topic: what are you doing to follow your dreams and how does this picture portray it.
    • Transcript: 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • Send the URL of your social media post, along with your essay and transcript to scholarships@picturekeeper.com

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be a legal US resident
    • Must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited University
    For more information, please visit the Picture Keeper website.

    ShirtSpace.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    At ShirtSpace, we believe in the crucial importance of education, creativity, and imagination. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to create the official ShirtSpace college scholarship program! We are calling all young artists to express themselves through unique, do-it-yourself T-shirt designs. With the ShirtSpace scholarship, we aim to reward innovative new designers with incredible college career opportunities.

    Remember when Forrest Gump accidently created the classic smiley face T-shirt? We’d like to hear about your moments of unexpected and unintentional creativity. Get on Instagram and tell us what sparked your creative genius, how the idea came about, and how you’d market your amazing idea to the public. Give us a sample of your brilliance by designing a T-shirt, hoodie, bag, or sock that demonstrates your million-dollar idea, hashtag #ShirtSpaceDesign, and tag us @ShirtSpace!

    In order to qualify, you must be currently enrolled in college and your design must be printed on the clothing item. The designer of our favorite million-dollar idea will win the scholarship! We need to be able to see your post, so please make your Instagram account public.

    At ShirtSpace, we believe that your creativity should be celebrated. Think about what inspires you and go from there!

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

    We have had a winner of this scholarship!

    Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future.

    Submit an online written response to the question: "Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?" (140 characters or less, including spaces)

  • Eligibility:
    • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    Goodshop Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    We’re driven by two passions at Goodshop. One is to give shoppers instant access to the very best coupons for all their favorite online stores. The second is to offer an easy, free way for people to raise money for their favorite cause doing something they’re already doing - shopping online. So, in keeping with our mission, we’re offering a $1000 art grant to one lucky artist, and a $500 second prize towards Blick art supplies.

  • How to Enter
      • Create a visual piece that answers, demonstrates, or elaborates on one of the two prompts below, and post it on Deviantart, Facebook, Wordpress, or Tumblr.
        1. Who is art for? Does art need an audience?
          Why is art important to you?
      • Enter the URL to your piece into the submission form.
      For more information, please visit the Goodshop website.

    Patio Furniture Covers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2018

    Patiofurniturecovers.com is a passionate proponent of continued education. We support our military and Armed Forces Veterans wholeheartedly. We’re excited to help students continue their education and meet their personal goals.

  • You are eligible for our scholarships if you are:
    • an Armed Forces Veteran planning to enroll in college classes in your next semester
    • a U.S. citizen
  • You must write a 500-750 word essay as part of your application. You can choose from the following subjects:
    • Your appreciation for another veteran or Armed Forces member
    • The skills you learned in the military that can transfer to your college career
    • Your biggest challenge in the military and how you overcame it
    • A moment where you experienced failure and the lessons you learned from it
    • Your opinion on the greatest commander of all time

    You can write your essay in any style. You can choose to be informative, humorous, inspirational or educational. Keep in mind that winners will be chosen primarily on creativity and content. However, make sure you use correct grammar and punctuation. Citing sources is acceptable, but your quote should not exceed two sentences. Your ideas and experiences should be the focal point of your essay.

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

    Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2018

    Steve Anchell and Donna Conrad are pleased to announce the second Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to encourage personal involvement in social issues, and promote socially conscious documentary photography. It is open to all fully-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of degree major, gender, ethnic background, or country of residence.

    The subject matter is entirely the choice of the student. However, it should clearly document a person, group of people, place, event, or happening of social relevance. Submitted images should be arranged and presented so they clearly tell the story of what is being documented.

    The project does not have to be about people. Environmental issues, including land use or misuse, urban or rural issues, global or local events, will all be considered. The key is to indicate through your photographs that you are involved and are able to communicate your feelings about the subject you are documenting.

  • Application Materials
    • Completed on-line application
    • Photocopy proof of college/university enrollment
    • 12 to 20 scanned photos, film or digital, saved in .jpeg format
    • 350-words or more about your documentary photo project, including who, what, where, when, and why.
  • Student Eligibility Requirements
    • Must be currently enrolled full-time and attending an accredited college or university, or vocational/trade school from any state, province, or country. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply.
    • Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their respective institution. A photocopy of a current student ID card must be included with the submission.
    • Note: the applicant does not have to be a photography major.
    For more information, please visit the Anchell Photo Workshops website.

    Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 12, 2018

    Until recently, the idea that people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could move their lives forward or even reintegrate into their communities was thought by many to be unrealistic and unobtainable. But with the advent of newer medications, lives have been transformed. However, medication is only the first step. The support of people and programs in the community is essential. Opening the door to educational opportunities is one way to help people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder transition from a world of chaos and withdrawal to one of accomplishment.

    Reintegration is an achievable goal and dreams are possible for those who have been touched by mental illness. The Center for Reintegration together with the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation will continue to offer the Baer Reintegration Scholarship for those active in their recovery.

    The Baer Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance to eligible students to attain a certificate or degree, such as a Bachelor's or Graduate degree.

  • Eligibility
    • Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
    • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric followup, or have treating physician’s documentation of past history noted on Recommendation Form
    • Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part or full-time employment, volunteer efforts or school enrollment
    • Be a U.S. citizen and plan to attend a school in the United States
    • Be age 18 years or older by April 1, 2018
    For more information, please visit the Baer Reintegration website.

    National Military Family Association - Outside Scholarship for Military spouses

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security. The National Military Family Association created its scholarship program to provide financial assistance to military spouses who are working toward their education goals. Through the inspiration of Joanne Holbrook Patton, who recognized a scholarship serves both as a reward and an incentive, our Association launched the program to enhance military spouse career potential.

  • Eligibility:
    • are a military spouse with a valid military ID
    • are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
    • are a dual service military spouse
    • are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits or 20/20/15 benefits
    • are married when we ask for verification paperwork, usually a month after the applications close
    For more information, please visit the National Military Family Association website.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    The Sons of Norway Foundation was established in 1966 to provide funding for research and promotion of Norwegian heritage and culture. The Sons of Norway Foundation awards approximately 25 scholarships to promising students each year. These programs promote cultural exchange and support higher education to help students follow their dreams.

  • Who can apply:
    • Any American, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage.
    • Those who have a certificate of completion from high school and are enrolled in a recognized educational institution (arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.).
    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    Mensa Education & Reseach Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    The Mensa Foundation recognizes, encourages and communicates excellence in intelligence globally through education, research and recognition programs. Each year the Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $130,000 through a scholarship program run by 450 volunteers from coast to coast; presents national and international awards in recognition of research, education and practical achievement regarding giftedness, intelligence and creativity; and publishes the Mensa Research Journal. The Mensa Foundation also sponsors award-winning educational activities including the podcast series Conversations with Mensa and projects for gifted youth such as the Mensa For Kids Web site.

    The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members.

  • There are two requirements for applicants:
    • The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
    • The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals along with information that shows how the applicant intends to achieve the stated goal.

    For more information, please visit the Mensa Foundation website.

    We have had a winner of this scholarship!

    Point Foundation LBGT Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 29, 2018

    Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

    Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

  • Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
    • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
    • Strong academic achievement
    • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
    • Financial need
  • Eligible applicants also:
    • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2018.
    • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program for the full academic year.
    • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university. Students studying at community colleges, online programs, trade schools, as well as postdoctoral research students are NOT eligible
    • Must be at least a senior in high school
    • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
    • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 26-28 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

    For more information, please visit the Point Foundation website.

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    The Union Plus Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation, is open to students attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university, a community college or a technical college or trade school.

    Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

  • Eligibility
    • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018.
    • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible to apply.
    • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
    For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Scholarships will be for one year and the amount available for distribution will be approximately $5,000.00.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, this may be awarded to one or more applicants.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    IAFF W. H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    The W. H. "Howie" McClennan scholarship provides financial assistance for sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters killed in the line of duty planning to attend a university, accredited college or other institution of higher learning.

    Selection Criteria:
    Awards are based on financial need, aptitude promise and demonstrated academic achievement.

    How to Apply:
  • All applicants, both new and renewal applicants, must submit all application materials. Applications materials include:
    • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
    • An official copy of a school transcript and grade report from the school currently attending or most recently attended. The official school transcript should list all grade points earned and academic course work completed to date.
    • A brief statement (about 200 words) prepared by the applicant that indicates their reasons for wanting to continue their education.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, clergy, work supervisor or military supervisor (active, reserve or National Guard) who can address the qualifications and academic aptitude of the scholarship applicant. The required letters of recommendation may not be from immediate family members, close family friends, blood relatives, or relationships by marriage.
    For more information, please visit the IAFF website.

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2018

    Success for Survivors Scholarship

    As part of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, the GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship was created in 2011 to lend a helping hand to those impacted by intimate partner violence who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship aims to provide survivors with a means to achieve both financial and personal independence. Since its inception in 2011, GFWC has awarded over $60,000 in scholarship funds.

    We award $2,500 scholarships to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain a post-secondary education that will offer them the chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.

  • Eligibility:
    • Survived intimate partner abuse. The term intimate partner abuse describes physical, sexual, and/or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
    • Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
    • Enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution.
    • Recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker, willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant.

    For more information, please visit the GFWC website.

  • We have had a recipient of this scholarship.
  • Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    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 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, 2018

    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.
    Yellow Dog Studio Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating high school senior in the Great Lakes Bay Region
    • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in art and/or photography
    • Full-time enrollment
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

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

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or nontraditional student, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $600,000 committed to students and over 500 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.

    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, 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, Mason, and Oceana counties website.

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

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

    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:
  • APPLICANT MUST SATISFY WITH PROOF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • 1. Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • 2. 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
    • 3. 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
    • 4. Have participated in a Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
  • Student must also have:
    • 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.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation -Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

  • 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.
  • Schlatter Design Scholarship
  • The Schlatter Design Scholarship was created to honor Dick's lifetime of accomplishment in the graphic design and marketing world. Dick has won over 70 awards in the field of graphic design, including the American Advertising Association's (AAF) Silver Medal in 1984, and ArtPrize Public Vote Grand Prize in 2017.

    • Eligible applicants are greater Battle Creek area high school graduating seniors and graduates who intend to major or complete a certificate in graphic art, or a closely related field.
    • Selection criteria includes: Community service and financial need may be considered, along with one letter of recommendation from an instructor or professional working in the design field (required), and a portfolio of the applicant's design work (recommended).
    • Former recipients may reapply.
    For more information, please visit the Battle Creek Foundation webpage.

    We have had a winner of a scholarship from here!

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship Fund provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.

  • Eligibility
    • Must have a legal parent who died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service on or after September 11, 2001 (does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat) or a legal parent who is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the VA.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education (undergraduate or graduate level).
    • Scholarship is for study (undergraduate and graduate level) at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the American Legion website.

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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!

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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!

    How do you envision your future? Whether through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

  • Eligibility:
  • Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2018-2019 academic year is eligible.

    To enter this contest, submit an original creation in JPG/JPEG or PNG file format 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
    • Please use correct grammar and spelling
    For more information, please visit the Diploma Frame website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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.

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults (ages 15-39) continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Many scholarships offered by UCF share similar applicant criteria. Applicants need only submit one application, which will be considered for any and all scholarships for which the student applies and is eligible.

    Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent, sibling or spouse. Applicant must be either be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. resident and attending an educational institution in the US.

    Scholarship winners will be awarded a total of $2500 over two academic semesters. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient’s school. Each scholarship winner is obligated to organize and run a bone marrow registry drive with the support of There Goes My Hero.

    For more information, please visit The Ulman Fund website.

    Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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 $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, 2018

    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 six available at $2500 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.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The Mecosta County Foundation administers scholarships funded by various donors for students in the Mecosta County area. Here are scholarships for our Art Education students:

  • Morley Stanwood Education Association Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Graduate of Morley Stanwood Community Schools
    • A student pursuing a degree in education
  • Alice Stephenson Schuberg Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college student or continuing education student who has graduated from a Mecosta County high school pursuing a career in education and attending Ferris State University
    • Intend to pursue a career in the Mecosta County area after graduation
    • Have realistic goals and plan to achieve them
    • Demonstrate academic achievement and experience in chosen/related field with grade point meeting the standards set by the program the student desires to pursue
    • Be a graduate from a Mecosta County high school
    • Must attach a copy of transcript of current high school or college grades to application
  • Rita and Jerry Conrad Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Realistic career goals and a plan to achieve these goals
    • Participation in community/volunteer service
    • In even numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter the teaching field and in odd numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter pre-med.

    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.

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    Would you like your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here's your chance! We formally invite you to enter our 11th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest. Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection.

    • This contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree.
    • 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.
    • One application allowed per person. If it is determined that a person has entered with more than one identity, all of that person’s entries will be disqualified.
    • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

    Every month our judges will put 100 entries for voting on our site. The top 10 entries with the most votes from each session will automatically move on to the Finalist Round. Our judging team will have 1 "Save" available to them each month, which will allow them to pick a design outside the top 10 in voting, to move onto the Finalist Round.

    For the Finalist Voting Round the top 10 entries from each monthly voting session along with any "saved" entries will be put up for voting. The top 5 entries with the most votes along with 5 entries that the judging team selects will be the official Top 10 Finalists. The judging team will select the winner from these 10 Finalists.

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    KCAD has had a Top 10 Finalist!

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2018

    The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to more than 400 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies.

    In 2018, UCB will award thirty-two scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members and caregivers pursuing higher education. Thirty applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each. In addition, two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community who passed away in 2016. The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships will demonstrate academic and personal achievement and will also exemplify some of the qualities that Drs. Helmers and Pellock were best known for including a desire to advocate for and serve others, an interest in positively contributing to the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • Diagnosed with epilepsy by a physician or the immediate family member (parent, spouse, child or sibling) and/or caregiver of a person with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates academic and personal achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model for others
    • Graduating from high school in 2018 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2018
    • 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 and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant. The essay should include any: (i) academic achievements; (ii) community service activities and/or advocacy efforts; (iii) examples of how the applicant has positively contributed to the epilepsy community or plans to do so in the future; and (iv) how epilepsy has impacted the applicant's life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver to a person living with epilepsy.
    • 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 10, 2018

    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

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

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    "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 2018 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 2018.
    • 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.
    • Letters of reference
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    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.
  • This sweepstakes is open to students who are U.S. citizens, a U.S. national, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a person residing in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are enrolled or who intend to enroll in an institution of higher education.

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

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

    Create a video, billboard design or radio spot 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.

  • For the video competition:
  • For both the high school and college categories, 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. Videos are due April 1.

    You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds or less and make sure it’s in good taste. The winning video may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and may be distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations

  • For the billboard competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Designs are due March 1.

    Please limit your design to few words, and be creative. The winning design may be turned into a Billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S.

  • For the radio competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Recordings are due April 1.

    Your recording should be 20 seconds. Remember to speak clearly. The winning Radio spot may be shared on iHeartRadio's national network.

  • You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your submission.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Since its inception in 1949 by Lt. Gen. Julian C. Smith, the Second Marine Division Association (SMDA) has grown steadily with thousands of members. The Camp Lejeune-based organization includes officers and enlisted men and women who are proud of their service. Our members continue their friendships with old and new comrades, and they perpetuate the spirit and traditions of the Marine Corps.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be an unmarried, dependent son or daughter or grandchild of an association member who served in the 2nd Marine Division or a unit attached to one of its subordinate commands such as hospital corpsmen, aviation, logistics, and other attached units.
    • At the time of application, the student must be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or currently enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational school or technical school.
    • The applicant’s family income, i.e., adjusted gross income, should not exceed $90,000.00 for the taxable year preceding the school year for which assistance is requested.
    For more information, please visit the Second Marine Division website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to offer annual scholarships to assist students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence at accredited schools in the United States.

    The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm's commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for education purposes. The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. The scholarship will award $1,000.00 to one student.

  • 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.

    Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Photoshop has changed photography
    • How to re-touch skin in Photoshop for photographers
    • Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop
    • Three must-know Photoshop overlays ideas for adding WOW to your portraits
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You should presently be a senior in high school;
    • Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
    • Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of PhotoshopActions.com are not eligible to participate.
    For more information, please visit the Pretty Photoshop Actions website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    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 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.

    Sawinery DIY Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 17, 2018

    We are looking for creative DIY students. Woodworking is kind of DIY (Do It Yourself) hobby for many people and like any other DIY, you have to learn by yourself and get creative. Those are the students we are looking for, the creative ones. So if you are a creative student, and can tell us about any DIY experience you had in any topic (not only woodworking) – this is a great scholarship opportunity for you. It could be anything, but it must be creative and something that anyone can do.

  • AVAILABLE TO:
    • Students studying in colleges or university.
    • Students from all around the globe are welcomed.
  • HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
    • STEP 1: WRITE AN ARTICLE
    • Write a unique article about any DIY project you have done. Articles between 1,000-2,500 words will be best. Use only doc and docx files.

    • STEP 2: USE RELATED IMAGES
    • Use REAL images related to your project. Use only PNG or JPG formats, GIF’s are not allowed.

    • STEP 3: INCLUDE YOUR DETAILS
    • Add your personal details in the start of the doc file. Must have information: Name, Phone Number and Address, College Name, What do you study

  • WHAT POINTS YOU HAVE TO HIGHLIGHT IN THE ARTICLE
    • Project Name
    • How long did it take for the project
    • Equipment required for the project
    • Step by step instructions, with images if possible
    • What experience you had in the subject before the project
    • Uses of the project
    For more information, please visit the Sawinery website.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2018

    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.

    Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2018-2019 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.

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    Catholic Daughters of the America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2018

    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

    The scholarship will be awarded to persons who have completed UNDERGRADUATE studies and who desire assistance for tuition in order to continue studies on the graduate level.

    • The recipients must be enrolled in a graduate program at a College or University
    • 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 see the Catholic Daughters of the Americas PDF.

    Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 7, 2018

    The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.

  • Awards: $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees
  • General Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
    • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S
    • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

    • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
    • Academic performance
    • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Phone/in-person committee interview

    Please note that Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event Fashion for a Passion held each fall in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged.

    For more information, please visit the
    Against the Grain website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2018

    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 awards scholarships and loans 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.

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

    1st-Art-Gallery.com is proud to announce a $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education.

  • Eligibility
    • High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
  • Guidelines
  • We want to see your creative side! Show us one piece of art that makes you proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art.

    For more information, please visit the 1st Art Gallery website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15, 2018

    Create a Business Plan Infographic about one of the following industries for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship Program:

    • A Startup
    • A Restaurant
    • A Non-Profit
    • A Transportation Company
    • A Clothing Company

    The Winner of the FormSwift Scholarship Program will receive $1,000.

    We love to support and grow the nation's burgeoning class of entrepreneurs. It’s why we developed and continue to maintain free documents for business use, and it's the same reason why we have developed our Scholarship Program. Moreover, our Scholarship Program is for driven, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are ready to commit to building a better world through their business ideas. Also, by creating a unique business plan infographic for their scholarship entries young business dreamers can build upon and practice the skills that will be required of them at their jobs after college. In short, we envision our Scholarship Program as not only an award that will help students in the present, but a test that will help them hone in on their future career paths.

  • To be eligible:
    • You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.
    • You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
    • International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.
    • We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Here is how you enter:
    • Make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
    • Send your entry to jamie@formswift.com by the deadline with the email subject line "FormSwift Scholarship Entry"
    • Include your full name, state, and school within your submission.
  • Future Scholarship Deadlines:
    • Winter 2017: December 15, 2017
    • Spring 2018: March 15, 2018
    • Summer 2018: June 15, 2018
    • Fall 2018: September 15, 2018
    For more information, please visit the FormSwift website.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.

  • 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.

    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

    If you’re the type of person who likes to weigh all available options, then look no further! Our full list of scholarships, awards and grants will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and even more types of scholarships. Browse through our full list and find new scholarships to add to your college fund. Or use our Scholarship Match to instantly find ones that are perfect for you. Millions of scholarships, a million times easier.

    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 scholarships.

    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 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 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.

    University Tutor Monthly Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    UniversityTutor.com will conduct a scholarship essay contest by posting a monthly essay prompt. A participant may submit only one essay per Contest. Essay submissions that are incomplete, submitted late, pertain to topics other than the applicable topic for the Contest, or otherwise do not comply with these Rules and Regulations will not be accepted and evaluated as part of the Contest.

  • Eligibility
  • This Contest is open to anyone that is 16 years of age or older or the applicable age of legal consent under the applicable laws of such person’s country or territory, provided that any participants under the age of 18 return a signed copy of their parent or legal guardian’s consent, before participating in the applicable Contest and in the manner specified by UniversityTutor.com on the Website.

    Additionally, no participant is required to purchase any services from UniversityTutor.com to participate in or win any award from participating in the Contest.

    Each essay must be at least 300 words and in response to a monthly essay prompt made available on the Website. All essay submissions must be submitted through the Website by 11:59 P.M. CST by the last day of the Contest Period. Only those essay submissions submitted through the Website will accepted and judged under the Contest. No mailed-in essays will be accepted or considered under this Contest.

    For more information, please visit the University Tutor website.
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