MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management Scholarships

Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

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

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising. Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

    Graduate students

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising or in art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design or sociology while maintaining a career focus in advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2015
    • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities between June 7 - 9, 2015 to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    General Scholarships

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    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.
    • Appointments will normally 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 in quarterly installments to one or more applicants.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    The International Association of Fire Fighters presents awards annually to the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters who have died in the line of duty to attend a university, accredited college or school of higher learning in the United States or Canada.

    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.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2015

    The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of continuing education and to altruistic activities that make a positive difference in the world community. They prepare their members to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. More than 80 years later, ESA continues to meet this original goal through the educational, leadership, and service programs that were born through the organization’s commitment to making a positive difference for its members and the causes they support.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Applicant must be one of the following:
    • A senior high school student who will be an incoming college freshman student with a minimum non-weighted cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, OR a minimum score of ACT 22 OR SAT [verbal / critical reading and math] 1030 OR GPA designated by specific endowment;
    • A College student presently enrolled in an accredited college / university who has maintained a “B” average [3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale] during his / her college career OR GPA designated by specific scholarship;
    • A College student applying for graduate scholarship must have GPA of 3.50 on 4.00 scale or higher and enrolled in a US accredited college / university;
    • A student returning to accredited college / university after period of absence from school must have at least a GPA of 3.00 on 4.00 scale;
    • Enrolled for training in a technical school or any person returning to school after an absence to retrain job skills or obtain a degree. [Post secondary students at any educational level];
    • On-line credit tuition when obtained through an Accredited College / University / Vocational school or an accredited program by an accredited agency.

    For more information on the more than 40 scholarships offered, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Young & Free Michigan Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 9, 2015

    Michigan First believes in helping young people achieve their dreams. Over the past eleven years we have awarded more than $820,000 in scholarships to deserving Michigan students with big dreams! This year, the Young & Free Michigan Scholarship program will award up to $85,000 in scholarships!

  • Eligibility:
    • Be between 17 and 25 year of age at time of entry.
    • Be a member of Michigan First Credit Union.
    • Be a legal resident of the United States.
    • Have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.8.
    • Be intending to study full-time (minimum of twelve (12) credit hours) in a college or university for the Fall 2015 semester.
    • Include a video or essay answering the question: How will your degree help you improve the State of Michigan?
    • Open to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.
    For more information, please visit the Michigan First Credit Union website.

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

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

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

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program, awarded annually, provides financial assistance for post-high school education to the children as well as parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone accidents, including mobile operations and the installation of roadway safety features.

    Eligible applicants must be children of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zones related construction or maintenance activities, including mobile operations and the installation of roadway safety features. Spouses of fallen workers and parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children are also eligible.

  • Applicants must apply to the scholarship program. All applicants will be judged by the following four criteria:
    • The applicant’s past academic performance record of high school grades. In the case of applicants already attending an institution of higher learning, their cumulative college grade point average and academic performance will be considered.
    • A written statement that explains the applicants reasons for wanting to continue his or her education.
    • The applicant’s demonstrated need for financial assistance for continuing education. The need for financial assistance will be based on a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
    • The views expressed in the letters of recommendation that are provided in support of the applicant’s nomination.

    An additional award of $1000 may be granted and this award is based solely on the applicant’s volunteer experiences and commitment to volunteerism.

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Scholarship program. More than $248,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

    • Academic value - up to 40 points
    • Church/community service value - up to 30 points
    • School involvement / essay - up to 30 points

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

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

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

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

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

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

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

    • Lenawee County graduate or graduating senior from public or private high school
    • Must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college or baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation from anyone except a family member.
    • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Myrtie Roulo Memorial Art Scholarship
  • The Myrtie Roulo Memorial Art Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of artist Myrtie Roulo. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Lenawee County senior, who has been accepted to an Art program at an accredited Michigan university. INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED. Be prepared to show a portfolio of your work.

    • Must be a Lenawee County graduating senior.
    • Must be enrolled in a Michigan College or University.
    • Must major in a Visual Arts field.
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation: one from an teacher or counselor and one from an employer or mentor.
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

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

    Deadline: February 21, 2015

    The 29th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition (February 26 - April 15, 2015) highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists. This year's competition is juried by Jon McDonald, Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University. Artwork is selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in a 15 county region. A total of $2,000 in cash awards are presented in five categories.

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

    There is a non-refundable entry fee (total) of $30 for LowellArts! members and $40 for non-members. Each artist may submit up to two entries.

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

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    We are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world. We are sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers. We are corporate executives and we are union members...young students and retirees...teachers and attorneys...doctors and firefighters...bakers and Wall Street brokers...and everything in between. We are philanthropists and we are model global citizens with purpose beyond ourselves. And we are proud and patriotic Americans of Italian heritage. We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American.

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2015 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and self-addressed, stamped, standard business-size envelope for acknowledgment.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2014.
    • Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years.
    • Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.
    • Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage.
    • Processing Fee: A non-refundable $35 processing fee must accompany each application.
    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Sanilac 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.

  • Tubbs Family Endowment for the Arts Fund
  • A passion to provide cultivation and support for fine, performing and creative arts for residents of Sanilac County drove Donald and Carolyn Tubbs and their families to establish this fund in 1998. Awards of grants or scholarships are at the discretion of the Fund’s Advisory Board.

  • Sheila Olbrich Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Established in memory of Sheila Olbrich, Drama Coach at Sandusky High School (SHS), recipient(s) will be SHS graduating seniors pursuing a career in Fine Arts and having performed well in Fine Arts while attending Sandusky High School.

    For more information, please visit the Sanilac County Community Foundation website, or call them at 810-648-3634. You may also contact your high school guidance counselor's office.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

    Applicants must submit an application form. Included in this application must be information describing what you plan to study, where and when. Please indicate related fees, your long-term career goals, your involvement in Sons of Norway, youth or community activities, and your financial need (compare cost of program with your ability to pay). Attach to the application a copy of your latest grade transcript and two letters of recommendation (written by teacher, youth leader, or someone else not related to you, but who knows you well) describing your character and abilities.

    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    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 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. There are scholarships open to current college students as well as graduate students.

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

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

    Betty Hansen National Scholarship
  • Up to eight available at $1000 each.
  • The applicant must:
    • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student
    • be a Danish Sisterhood member in good standing in the sponsoring lodge or be a Danish Sisterhood member initiated for a minimum of one year prior to the application deadline or the daughter/son of Danish Sisterhood member or the daughter/son of a Danish Sisterhood member who was in good standing at the time of her death.
    For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,075,000 committed to students across four counties and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year. But it’s not about the money. It’s about the future we’re making for our community.

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

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

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    The Jackson Community Foundation Scholarship program awards a variety of scholarships to graduating Seniors from Jackson County high schools and other Jackson County residents who are attending college.

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

  • Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
    • Graduating senior from a Jackson County high school or a Jackson County resident.
    • Accepted to or currently attending an accredited college or university or vocational/technical institute.
    For more information, please visit the Jackson Community Foundation website.

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards more than $450,000 in scholarships each year for students to attend schools of higher education throughout the nation. The scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of many local individuals, families, and businesses who have created permanent endowments at The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to further others’ education.

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

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

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

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

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

    • Candidate must submit two letters of recommendation and one of these must be from his/her primary instructor.
    • Candidate will exhibit the ability to succeed at college-level work as well as the focus and specialized work ethic needed to excel in his or/her professional field.
    • Candidate will answer the following questions in an additional 300 word or less essay: How did you select your intended field of study? How have you cultivated your abilities to prepare for success in that field? Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?
    For more information, please visit The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area website.

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art, or broadcasting.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate (entering junior or senior year) or graduate students.

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

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

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

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

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

  • James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship ($1,500)
  • The James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community. Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work. Please deliver/submit portfolio to the Midland Area Community Foundation office at: 76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640 for the committee to review. Portfolios may be picked up after review.

  • James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is an annual award of to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools. The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in - and a passion for - the discipline. Financial need is among the criteria. The essay for this scholarship should describe background, achievements and career goals, and should address why this student feels he/she meets the qualifications for this scholarship.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides awards to students graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award. Successful applicants will be pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc. The essay for this scholarship should describe background, financial need and career objectives upon completion of formal education.

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

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2015

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

    The 2015 scholarship contest is open to students attending a US college or university full-time for the 2015-2016 academic year (community college, undergraduate or graduate school). Entrants must also be a legal US resident.

    To enter this contest, create an original entry piece that shares with us what you want to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Follow the theme: This is how I "Frame My Future."

  • Some example entry piece ideas:
    • photograph
    • collage
    • poem
    • drawing
    • painting
    • graphic design
    For more information, please visit the Diploma Frame website.

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

    Deadline: March 4, 2015

  • Barbara and Nicole Heacox Foreign Study & Travel Scholarship
  • Applicants must be a northwest Ottawa County Tri-Cities Area high school student, or college student wanting to pursue educational or travel opportunities in foreign countries. Financial need is a primary consideration.

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

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 4, 2015

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 5, 2015

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

  • Criteria:
    • be an incoming college freshman or a current college freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
    • be an active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application (some programs require 3 years membership) as of August 1, 2014.
    • be admitted to a degree program in an accredited college/university OR a degree candidate attending a professional or graduate school accredited by its respective professional accrediting agency.
    • maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • International applicants are eligible to apply IF: they are a member of The United Methodist Church (Central Conference or within the United States) for at least 3 years prior to application; AND they will be enrolled in a United Methodist related institution WITHIN the United States during the term they are applying.
    For more information, please visit the GBHEM website.

    Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

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

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

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 7, 2015

    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 are 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.

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

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    "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 2015 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 2015.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
  • You must include:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Essay - Please write an essay of 300 words or less, setting forth additional information about yourself, which you believe, may be of assistance to the Committee in deciding upon your application. Please include your future plans following the completion of your education.
    • Transcripts
    • Three letters of reference
    • Tuition Costs
    • CSS Profile Form
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

    Pulaski Scholarship for Advanced Studies - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The American Council for Polish Culture is a national organization uniting like-minded groups and individuals in cities across the United States in promoting Polish culture, heritage and history, and intercultural understanding. The Pulaski Scholarships for Advanced Studies Program, which was initially endowed by the Conrad R. Walas family, is administered solely by the American Council for Polish Culture.

  • Qualifications:
    • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and of Polish ancestry.
    • Applicant must be a classified graduate student enrolled at an accredited university in the United States and must have completed at least one year of studies at the graduate level.
  • Application (Completion of an application form is not required)
    • Submit a resume (essay), including
      1. a) the name and relationship to you of the nearest family member(s) from whom you ascribe your Polish ancestry;
      2. b) a description of your academic and career goals;
      3. c) a section listing the postgraduate courses in which you are currently enrolled if not shown on your transcript;
      4. d) a brief statement as to what significance a $5,000 scholarship would have for you; and
      5. e) provide a permanent address (so we can contact applicant, if necessary, after applicant has left school).
    • Submit a copy of your most recent official (not downloaded) university transcript.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom you are studying or have studied at your current postgraduate level. If the letter is sealed by the faculty member, send the sealed letter to the Committee Chairman, who will distribute copies to the other Committee Members.
  • Research:
    • Submit a description of your research efforts to date if your Master's program requires the completion of a thesis. If a thesis is not required, submit a copy of an academic project, report or paper on a topic in your major field of study that was submitted recently as part of a course requirement.
    • Submit a description of your extracurricular personal involvement in the mainstream community (on/off campus) or any pertinent work experience. Describe, in particular, any participation in Polish-American activities at school or in the community. Submit a letter of recommendation from a person who is familiar with your participation in the activities/experience described above.
    For more information, please visit the ACPC website.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

    High school seniors could be eligible for an $1,000 scholarship to help with college expenses starting the fall of 2015.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen, whose parents or guardians are currently member-owners of the cooperative, with the primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area.
    • Scholarships are available to home-schooled students, as well as those enrolled in public or private high schools.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Academic achievements
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

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

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a U.S. citizen and member-owner of the cooperative, with your primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area, or reside in an area served by the Cooperative.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
    Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

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

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2015

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

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

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

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

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

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

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

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

  • Brady and Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating Loy Norrix High school senior
    • Plan to enroll full time in a two- or four-year college or university
    • Must demonstrate ability and interest in the area of creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing) as evidenced by participation in school and community activities
    • Must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship
    • Graduating high school senior or graduate who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school
    • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled full time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program.
    • Current undergraduate or graduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need according to the FAFSA.
  • Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship
    • Kalamazoo Central High School or Loy Norrix High School senior who has taken art classes at Kalamazoo Central and/or Loy Norrix
    • Plans to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts.
    • Financial need may be a consideration in the final step of the selection process but it is not a requirement for consideration.
  • West Michigan Minorities in Architecture/Engineering Consortium Grant
    • Minority and/or female student
    • Enrolled or accepted into an undergrad/post-secondary or Masters degree program in architecture, engineering or other fields supporting the industry
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA required
    For more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation or call them at 906.4842484.

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    Connecting Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St Clair Counties

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

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

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

    Battle Creek Community Foundation - Multiple Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. You may join/renew online.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2015.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    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.

    For both the high school and college contests, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000.

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

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

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarhip - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its first annual 2014 Disability Scholarship intended for a student with a disability.

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
    • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
    • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • 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 a personal challenge or adversity in your life and what you learned from the experience.
    • A certified 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.

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

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

  • Applicants must be the hearing son or daughter of Deaf parents.
  • A 2-page essay is required:
    • Describe how your experience with Deaf parents has shaped your life and your goals.
    • Include a description of your future career aspirations.
    • Essays will be judged for organization, content, and creativity. We encourage you to ask someone else to proofread your essay before you submit it.
    For more information, please visit the CODA International website.

    The LAHC Scholarship Foundation Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2015

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

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

  • Eligibility:
    • have at least a 3.5 GPA
    • senior high school, current undergraduate and graduate students may apply
    • do not have to be of Arab descent; open to all students
    • must be a US citizen or permanent resident and reside in the state of Michigan
    • financial need is highly considered
    • scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings in Dearborn, MI. One is on April 30, 2015 at 6 pm and the other is on May 8, 2015.
    • must submit a 500 word essay: We live today in a diverse society comprised of people from different ethnic backgrounds, creeds and countries of origin. Describe how important it is to embrace diversity while maintaining a sense of pride in your ancestral heritage.
    For more information, please visit the Lebanese American Heritage Club website.

    Tuscola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Tuscola 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.

  • Ashman Family Scholarship Fund – (Caro H.S.)
  • Established in 2004, to provide scholarships to Caro High School students who will be pursuing degrees in education or fine arts.

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

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    FRA's Education Foundation scholarship program has been helping deserving students reach their educational and professional goals for decades, presenting annual awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. Thanks to the generosity of our members, legacy gifts and corporate sponsors, the scope of the program has grown substantially since 2000; increasing the number of recipients by more than 50 percent and boosting the monetary value of the awards by more than 260 percent. Just since 2000, the FRA scholarship program has provided over 200 scholarships totaling more than $850,000.

    The FRA Education Foundation makes scholarships available to eligible full-time students (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel and their families) who are U.S. citizens attending accredited colleges and universities in the United States.

    For more information, please visit the FRA Education Foundation website.

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 16, 2015

    The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
    • Strong writing skills
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.
    For more information, please visit the CHCI website.

    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 20, 2015

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

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

    Magic Johnson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and who live in the United States. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individuals essay submission.

  • Applicant Qualifications
    • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
    • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
    • If an applicant under the age of 18 is selected as a potential HFE Scholarship recipient, in order to be confirmed as a winner, the student's parent or legal guardian must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Assignment of Rights.
    • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college). NOTE: Each partner organization may have additional requirements. However, GPA level varies.
    • Students will need to provide a 300-word essay (high school) or 500-word essay (college) on how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in their communities.
    For more information, please visit the Denny's Hungry for Education website. Click on the Magic Johnson Foundation logo.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

    Fifteen partial college scholarships of $3,000 each are being offered for the 2015-2016 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

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

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

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    Catholic Daughters of the America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Vandelay Web Future of Technology - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The founders of Vandelay Web are big proponents of education. Regardless of what any politician tells you, education drives the American economy. There is no better way to achieve your dreams and propel your life forward than through higher education.

    Please read the short bio about Aaron Swartz on the website and write a 1000 to 2000 word essay on this remarkable individual and whether his release of information to the public was right or did he deserve to be prosecuted under the existing cyber crime laws? You can feel free to explore other high profile data leak cases, such as WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, to define if lines exist between justifiable, ethical hacking and outright cyber crime. Explore where the boundaries of free speech lie in the digital age, and how our current copyright system contributes to this conversation. Take a stand either for or against, building a solid argument supporting your cause.

  • Essay participants should be:
    • At least 16 years of age at the time of entry.
    • Currently enrolled as a senior in high school or as a student in a college, university, technical or trade school located in the United States or Canada.
    • Must be a United States or Canadian citizen or hold a current student visa.
    • Graduate students are eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Vandelay Web website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ClassicDiamondHouse.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15, 2015

    At ClassicDiamondHouse.com we're passionate about diamonds! Because diamonds make up a significant portion of our business, we offer annually a $1,000 scholarship to the student who writes the most compelling essay related to diamonds.

    Research and write an essay of 800 - 1,000 words in length about diamonds. Research and describe how they became a part of popular culture. Indicate all the things that a diamond symbolizes. Pay particular attention to providing supportive sources.

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

    B. Davis Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 25, 2015

    This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction.

    Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

    Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.

    For more information, please visit the Student Award Search Aid website.

    Ameriquest Traffic Safety Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2015

    Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in our $1,000 scholarship essay competition.

    A solid transportation industry is the backbone of a healthy economy. Without timely, reliable drivers, the economy can slowly grind to a halt, and expenses and living costs can become unaffordable. Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This is not just a problem related to the American transportation industry; a number of European countries are also seeing shortages in their ranks of professional drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers.

    The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?”

    For your essay, take this concept and present your ideas as to how the industry can best market these jobs to young adults and millennials. Tackle the issue from whatever angle you prefer.

  • Rules:
    • Contest is open to any high school senior or student enrolled in college within the United States who is looking to supplement his/her tuition.
    • Participants must nominate themselves by submitting an essay exploring how innovation can help resolve the driver shortage issue.
    • All essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words.
    • All essays must be submitted in PDF or Word format to pmoynahan@ameriquestcorp.com by May 30, 2015 in order to qualify. The winner will be announced by June 30, 2015.
    • Included in your essay, please detail the name of the school you wish to attend, the major you wish to pursue, and any notable achievements.
    • Submissions will be based on work quality, academic excellence, creativity, and expertise.
    For more information, please visit the Ameriquest website.

    Arrow Exterminators Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Every year Arrow Exterminators like to help a lucky student win funds that can help them with their college expenses. This year we are excited to see your creativity in action! We hope you have fun and learn a little in the process.

    Open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age on or before May 31, 2015, and who are either currently enrolled in a college program or who are a senior graduating from high school.

    Submit an original essay, 300 words or less, in English on the topic – If you could be any type of bug, what would you be and why?

    For more information, please visit the Arrow Exterminators website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

    Rocket 55 Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

    • Where do you see digital marketing in five years?
    • Where do you see search engine optimization in five years? How will search engines change?
    • What social media campaign has resonated with you? Why?
    For more information, please visit the Rockett 55 website.

    ProofreadingServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    This year, we will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category).

  • Qualifications:
    • you must be enrolled in a US university or high school
    • you must meet our GPA minimum of 3.2
    • you must write an essay responding to the prompt below and submit it online by NOON June 1, 2014.
  • The 2014-2015 Writing Prompt:
  • Write about a defining moment in your life in the style of your favorite children's author.

    Your response to this year's writing prompt (see above) must be between 750 and 2,000 words. Please make sure you respect the minimum and maximum word counts. Our panel of educators will judge your writing's clarity, grammar, organization, and creativity. Good luck!

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

    Non12StepRehabs.org - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    At Non12StepRehabs.org we're committed to increasing awareness of non 12 step rehab programs because our experience has been that 12 step treatments are ineffective at addressing the underlying problems associated with substance abuse allowing a relapse to occur. There are alternatives that are safe and proven effective. Because this cause is so important to our organization's core belief, we offer annually a $1,000 scholarship to the student who writes the most compelling essay related to our core belief.

    Research and write an essay of 800 - 1,000 words in length on one of the following topics.

  • Choose one topic for your essay:
    • How would you create a more effective war on drugs from both a legislative, legal and political point of view?
    • Explain why you don't abuse illegal or pharmaceutical drugs?
    • Provide your opinion of pharmaceutical drugs being used as student study aids.
    • Describe a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program.
    For more information, please visit the Non 12 Step Rehabs website.

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

      To be in consideration for a scholarship award, you must include the following:
    • Application
    • Physician's statement of diagnosis
    • Most recent official transcript
    • Document verifying acceptance by college (or current enrollment)
    • Essay: (750 word maximum):
        - Describe a circumstance in your life in which you faced adversity, failure, or setback. What actions did you take as a result and what did you learn from this experience?

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

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    Do you currently attend high school in a rural area and plan to start college in Fall 2015? Are you a college student who went to high school or grew up in a rural community? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, enter the Blaze Wifi Rural Students Essay Contest to win $500 to help pay for your college costs! Blaze Wifi is offering an annual $500 college scholarship to help further higher education and improve internet literacy and connectivity in small towns and rural cities across America.

  • Eligibility:
    • You are a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
    • You are (1) a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or (2) a high school senior planning to attend college in Fall 2015.
    • You have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
    • You are NOT an employee of or related to an employee of Blaze Wifi

    Many people do not realize that rural areas are more at risk economically than larger cities and more populated areas of the United States. At Blaze Wifi, we want to promote education and the productive use of Internet technology to facilitate growth and positive change in these rural areas of our country.

    We offer this scholarship with the sincere hope that the winner will relocated to a rural area of the United States after graduation and do their part in developing rural and underserved towns and cities in America.

    Publish an original personal essay of no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,000 words in length on any blog or website by the application deadline date.

    Do you prefer living in the city or out in the country more? Why? What are some benefits and drawbacks to each? If possible, support your argument with real life experiences.

    For more information, please visit the Blaze Wifi website.

    American Indian Graduate Center - Outside Scholarship/Fellowship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    The AIGC fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

      To be considered, applicants must be:
    • Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
    • Able to demonstrate financial need, and;
    • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood).
    For more information, please visit the American Indian Graduate Center.

    Boomtown Internet Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 12, 2015

    We are excited to announce that Boomtown Internet Group will award one college student with a $500 scholarship. The scholarship will go to the winner of the best essay written about one of the topics below.

  • Essay Topics:
    • Is social networking good or bad for society and why?
    • Mobility is becoming a critical marketing channel to reach out to customers. How do you see mobile email and apps changing customer service and sales?
    • How does Internet marketing and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) influence business to consumer companies? Present ideas on how these companies can improve reviews and their online reputation, in addition to improving their products and services.
    • As consumers of all ages become more comfortable using ecommerce, what expectations do you see consumers placing on ecommerce websites?

    Choose only one topic to write about and keep the essay length between 1,000 and 1,500 words.

    For more information, please visit the Boomtown Internet Group website.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Affiliated Workers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

    The Affiliated Workers Association ("AWA") is a network of professionals, small business owners and the self-employed across the nation. We are dedicated to ensuring each American worker is empowered to make sound financial, personal and health decisions. The advantage of joining the AWA is access to selected benefits and resources that are designed to help you save money, save time and live better.

    AWA is committed to helping its members further their education, so we created a scholarship program to invest in the future of our members. The scholarship program is open to active AWA members between ages 18 and 28, as well as legal dependents between ages 16 and 28. Members must be active during the application period, as well as when the scholarship is awarded.

  • Eligibility
    • Active AWA member ages 18-28 or dependent of active member ages 16-28.
    • Full time student taking 12 hours or more at an accredited two or four year U.S. college or university.
    • High school graduate or currently enrolled in college.
    • General Education Diploma (GED) accepted with a passing score of 570 or above.
    • GPA of 3.0+
    • Two letters of recommendation
    For more information, please visit the AWA website.

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2015

    Massive open online courses or MOOC's have emerged as a powerful new technology in the education world. Companies like Udacity, Coursera and EDX are offering universal access to quality courses at affordable prices.

    Question: How will MOOC's change the future of education? Are MOOC's just a passing trend or will they become a major threat to traditional higher education?

  • Applicant Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of CenturyLinkQuote.
  • Incoming freshman:
    • Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
    • Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015, who will enroll for Fall 2015 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students:
    • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    Protect Your Bed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

    Dry Defender’s mission is to protect America’s mattresses from spills, accidents, dust mites, bed bugs, mildew and mold, and other allergens. But like all good superheroes, Dry Defender needs an arch-nemesis. That’s where you come in.

    If you wish to apply for the 2015 Dry Defender $1,000 Protect Your Bed Scholarship, your mission is to—

    • Come up with an arch-nemesis for Dry Defender.
    • Make some type of creative piece (comic, short film, drawing, etc.) of Dry Defender and his nemesis facing off.
  • Eligibility:
    • Open to college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
    • Applicant must be a legal US resident.
    • By submitting your piece, you grant us the right to display it on our website and potentially to use the piece and/or the nemesis character you created in our marketing.
    For more information, please visit the Protective Bedding website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

    Create and submit a video relating what you want to tell others about vegetarianism and/or veganism.

    Some possible topics: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, vegetarianism and animal rights, or other vegetarian topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made.

    Aspects of judging include accuracy and judges wanting to share the video with others.

    For more information, please visit the Vegetarian Resource Group website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2015

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

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

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

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund's (HSF) mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. We deliver a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities. HSF supports a successful path for Latinos to attain a college degree - creating an increasingly valuable asset for a stronger, more competitive America in the 21st century. Celebrating its 35th year, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded over $300M, resulting in close to 100,000 scholarships to students in need.

    Please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website for more information on numerous applications. Deadline dates vary.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

    AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.

    Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!

    Each AmeriCorps member who successfully completes a term of AmeriCorps service will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award*. You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. You have up to seven years after your term of service has ended to claim the award.

    The amount of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant. Since the maximum amount of Pell grants can change from year to year, so can the dollar amounts of education awards. (For terms of service that were approved using 2012 funds, the amount of a full-time education award was $5,550; awards for part-time terms of service are pro-rated based on the amount of a full-time award.)

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Zinch? That is the question.

    We hook students up with scholarships. Based on our comprehensive student profile, we can match students to any scholarship out there. Students tell us who they are...and we hook them up with scholarships that matter. Get personalized matches to over $1.9 billion in scholarships.

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

    Minted is a design community founded on meritocratic principles. We believe that artists should have opportunity based on the quality of their work, not who they know, where they live, or what hours of the day they like to work.

    At Minted, all that matters is good design. Our professional design challenges rely on the wisdom of the crowd - designers, customers, the Minted team, and fans - to vote for their favorite designs. In addition to cash prizes and a 6% commission on sales of their designs on Minted.com, our winners are promoted on blogs, in our ads, and in national magazines. They hold contests/challenges throughout the year.

    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.

    Administered at the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. The National Nursing Scholarship, the Bible Scholarship, and the CKSF Movie Scholarship are just a few of the scholarships that helped fuel CKSF's growth. 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.

    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!
  • We had a winner this year!

    For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

    The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to certain children of veterans. Students may receive scholarship 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.

    The Brunswick Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Established in 1957, the Brunswick Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that enhances the interests of our employees and the communities in which they live and work, as well as supports causes and/or projects that complement the business interests of Brunswick Corporation.

    The Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program awards single-year college scholarships to the children of Brunswick employees.

    The Dealer Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program awards single-year college scholarships to children of Brunswick Dealers who have achieved "Gold" or "Platinum" level status.

  • For more information, please contact The Brunswick Foundation:
  • The Brunswick Foundation, 1 North Field Court, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 or the Brunswick Foundation website.

    12 Keys Academic Essay Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    At 12 Keys, we help our clients every day recover from the grips of addiction, but we also strive to educate the community on the dangers and risks of drugs and alcohol. We would like to reward students with a scholarship who share this value and refrain from the use of alcohol and drugs. We also value continued education and want to make sure students can afford to go to the college or university of their choice. We believe that YOU are the future and can do great things, so we would love to help you along the way.

    This scholarship will be available to any U.S. resident who will be enrolling in college courses in their next semester. This is open to all majors of study.

    Write an essay with 500 words or less on one of the following subjects:

    • How staying away from alcohol and drugs has had a positive effect on your life
    • How to avoid peer pressure to drink/use drugs
    • Your personal story of resilience and recovery from a drug or alcohol problem
    • Why living a sober life is important to you
    • Creative alternatives to having alcohol/drugs at parties
    • How abstaining from alcohol/drugs relates to your field of study (get creative!)

    You can be informative, inspirational, educational, humorous, or use whatever tone you'd like. We will choose winners biased off of creativity and content. You must use correct punctuation and grammar. The article you submit must be your own work. You can cite sources, but please no long quotes over two sentences. We want to hear your own thoughts, experiences, and ideas!

    For more information, please visit the 12 Keys website.
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