MBA Certificate in Design and Innovation Management Scholarships

Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2017

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.

The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Detroit where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two day-long career development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

  • 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/Alaska Native
    • 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 3.00 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2017
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    General Scholarships

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 25, 2017

    The West Michigan Regional Art Competition (March 4 - April 15) highlights outstanding artwork by lower West Michigan artists. Pieces are selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older. Artists may submit 2 pieces to be juried. $2000 in cash awards available. ​

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

    There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 for LowellArts! members and students and $30 for non-members.

  • Artwork Drop-off Dates:
    • Wed - Fri, Feb 22-24, 10 am - 6 pm
    • Sat, Feb 25, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Exhibition Dates
    • March 4–April 15, 2017
  • Reception and Awards
    • Thurs, March 9, 5:30-8:30pm

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

    National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2017

    The National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW), Inc. was conceived by fourteen spirited women who recognized a need to establish a communication network between women’s organizations and individuals to support the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative efforts and to provide a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and families.

  • Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship
    • Be an African-American graduating high school senior.
    • Be entering an accredited college or university during the fall semester of the high school graduation year
    • Have an unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better
    • Be involved in school and community activities
    • Have completed at least 100 hours of documented community service
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate written communication skills in a 450-500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: Describe a community service organization and/or activity you have been involved in, and why. Also, discuss in your essay how this community service involvement has shaped who you are today, what this community service has taught you, and the impact your involvement in this community service had on the community.
  • Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship
    • Be an African-American woman of at least 18 years of age who is a returning student, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands and is now ready to complete college or one who is entering college for the first time because of these factors.
    • Must be accepted to a college or university.
    • Demonstrate special talents gained through previous academic work, civic contributions, and/or social services.
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate written communication skills in a 450-500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: Explain the circumstances that you believe qualify you for this scholarship. Also, describe any special talents gained through previous academic work, civic contributions, community service, and/or social services, and explain how these special talents have influenced who you are today.
    For more information, please visit the NHBW website.

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2017 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and include a valid email address for acknowledgement.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2016.
    • 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.

    Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

    Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s or master's degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. Award amounts will increase by $1,000 each year.

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

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 scholarship program. More than $248,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

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

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

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2017-2018 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.

    Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
  • APPLICANT MUST SATISFY WITH PROOF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • 1. Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • 2. Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • 3. Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • 4. Have participated in a Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
  • Student must also have:
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be sponsored by a member of the WMA
    For more information, please visit the Women Marines Association website.

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

  • Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from Black River High School
    • Enrolling in a two or four-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.
    • Interested and proficient in the visual arts
    • In good standing in their school and in the community
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Strong commitment to the visual arts, a genuine interest in learning and continuous improvement of artistic skills. Candidates need not be top academic performers in the visual arts or other school curricula.
    • Exemplification of characteristics of citizenship reflective of Black River Public School
  • Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West.
    • Accepted and planning to enroll in an accredited interior design program at a college or university
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
    • Financial need, a consideration (EFC recommended)
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Academic achievement
    • Record of community activities
    • Leadership positions in extracurricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future
    • Promise of outstanding scholarship in the area of interior design
    • Financial need, a consideration
  • Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from one of the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West
    • Planning to pursue a career in the arts.
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
    • One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher
    • Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Academic achievement
    • Strong interest and involvement in high school arts program
    • Recommendation from the applicant's high school art teacher
    • Financial need
  • Marnie Assink Art Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School
    • Majoring in art at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States
    • One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher.
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Recommendation from applicant's high school art teacher
    • Financial need, a consideration. Applicants are encouraged to supply the page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount.
    For more information, please visit The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area website.

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

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Jackson Community Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to residents of Jackson County, Michigan. In 2016, over $495,500 was awarded in scholarships.

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

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

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 2017.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate or graduate students from all disciplines and all schools.

    Each candidate should have clear, significant goals 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 faculty advisor, professor or school administrator.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work.
    • A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.
    • Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s work.

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

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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
    • High school student, current undergraduate or graduate student who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school
    • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled full time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program.
    • Current undergraduate or graduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need according to the FAFSA.
  • Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship
    • Kalamazoo Central High School or Loy Norrix High School senior who has taken art classes at Kalamazoo Central and/or Loy Norrix
    • Plans to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts.
    • Financial need may be a consideration in the final step of the selection process but it is not a requirement for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

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

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

  • Eligibility:
  • Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible.

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

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

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

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. If not a member, you can join on-line.
    • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2017.
    • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
    • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Ulman Fund website.

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 CAD/CAM, drafting, engineering or other 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.
  • DKEF – Donald P. Humphreys Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Student must be a graduating senior of Delton Kellogg High School
    • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be accepted at an accredited post-secondary school.
    • Student must be involved in fine arts or visual arts/communication.
    • Student must demonstrate strong ties to the Delton community.
    • Student must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content that demonstrates the use of the Rotary four-way test.
  • 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.

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 ($10,000)
  • The Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

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

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

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

  • O. James Clark Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The O. James Clark Scholarship provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland Public School graduate who is currently enrolled in college and is a junior or senior with preference given to those with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must be studying a humanities field (language, art, social studies, etc.) and previous recipients may reapply.

  • Steven and Kathleen Dolan Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)
  • Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of a Midland County high school who is pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, or arts at an accredited four year college or university. The applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. The essay for this scholarship should state the student's personal and career goals as well as a description of school and community activities in which the student has participated.

  • Helen Lucile Doherty Scholarship Endowment for the Fine and Performing Arts ($2,000)
  • Provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Clare High School for the purpose of pursuing higher education for the study of the fine arts or the performing arts.

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

    Slovenian Union of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Slovenian Women’s Union Scholarship Foundation began awarding scholarships to Slovenian college students in 1949. It has been able to financially assist students annually since that early time, due to the generosity of members of the Slovenian Women’s Union, renamed Slovenian Union of America in 2013. Over $350,000 has been dispersed in the past.

    SWU Scholarships of $1,000 and $2,000 for high school students entering college, or already in college. Also offered is a $500.00 Continuing Education Award for persons updating or entering an alternate career.

    Applicant must be of some Slovenian ancestry.

    For more information, please visit the SUA website.

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or nontraditional student, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,500,000 committed to students and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.

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

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

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

    Gratiot County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

  • Sue Dilts Memorial Art Scholarship
    • Applicant must attend a school in Gratiot County.
    • Applicant must be a high school student.
    • Applicant must pursue education in arts beyond the classroom (band camp, dance workshops, art class, etc).
    • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in arts education.
    For more information, please visit the Gratiot County Community Foundation website.

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

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

    This contest is open to 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.

    Original art, photograph or computer graphics can be submitted online as a JPEG (.jpg), thru the entry page. Original art can be sent by taking a digital photograph or scanning it. Any theme that is consistent with our current card line is eligible. Christmas cards are our biggest sellers, but Birthday and Anniversary cards are also an important part of our business. (The anniversary cards are generally used in business to thank employees for their service on the anniversary of their hire date). Sympathy and Get Well cards are additional themes you can work with. Please browse our website to get an idea of the possibilities, keeping in mind that our cards are targeted to a corporate clientele.

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    KCAD has had a Top 10 Finalist!

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

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

    There’s no need to sort through tons of information and decide if you qualify. Each student fills out one application, answering a variety of questions. The online system will then determine which scholarships the student qualifies for based on the information and attachments submitted within their application.

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

    Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

    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 $750
    • 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.
  • Jim Hartman Study Abroad Scholarship Fund $1000
    • Applicant shall be a high school or college student, or accepted into a graduate program.
    • Applicant must be participating in a study abroad educational experience through a high school or collegiate recognized/certified study abroad program.
    • Applicant shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Preference given to applicants who have financial need (as expressed in the application).
    • Applicants who graduated from an Isabella County high school will receive first preference; then consideration will be given to other central-Michigan residents.
    • Teacher recommendation(s).
    • Interest in art, music, writing, or photography (as expressed in the application).
  • John P. and Ann S. Jensen Fund $2250
    • 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 $500
    • 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 $600
    • 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 $1500
    • 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 $500
    • Shall be a graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
    • Attend a university or college.
    • Be planning a career in the field of television production or related fields such as radio, photography or the arts.
    • In the selection process, financial need may be considered in giving a preference to an eligible applicant. Financial need is to be expressed as part of the applicant’s written essay.
    For more information, please visit the Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Old National Bank - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

    Old National Bank is proud to recognize outstanding students by awarding Community Matters Scholarships each year. We annually award several of these $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary education – one in each Old National region.

    • ONB Student Checking or Kid$ Start Savings clients who are graduating high school seniors or current college students are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to community service and be able to show documentation of such service.
    For more information, please visit the Old National Bank website.

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2017

    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.

    **We have had a past winner!

    Berrien Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2017

    View scholarships for your school, those available to students from throughout Berrien County or those available for current college students. A brief description of each scholarship is listed along with a link to download the application.

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

  • KCAD has had a winner of one of these scholarships!
  • Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

    The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $1,900,000 in scholarships to more than 380 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies.

    In 2017, UCB will award thirty-two scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members and caregivers pursuing higher education. Thirty applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each. In addition, two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community who passed away in 2016. The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships will demonstrate academic and personal achievement and will also exemplify some of the qualities that Drs. Helmers and Pellock were best known for including a desire to advocate for and serve others, an interest in positively contributing to the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • To apply, you must certify that you are:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • A person living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model
    • Graduating from high school in 2017 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2017
    • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
  • Selection will be based on the following criteria, which must be included:
    • A one-page essay authored by the applicant explaining why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant. The essay should include any: (i) academic achievements; (ii) community service activities and/or advocacy efforts; (iii) examples of how the applicant has positively contributed to the epilepsy community or plans to do so in the future; and (iv) how epilepsy has impacted the applicant's life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver to a person living with epilepsy.
    • 3 letters of recommendation: 1) School official’s recommendation letter, 2) Community member’s recommendation letter, 3) Healthcare team member’s recommendation letter
    • A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript
    • Medical history form for the person living with epilepsy
    • Students pursuing degrees in the arts are welcome to include an artistic presentation. This is an optional item.
    For more information, please visit the UCB Epilepsy website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 14, 2017

    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 reside in Washtenaw County
    • Will be a 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.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

    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 2017.

  • 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
  • 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

    $500 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
    Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

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

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

    "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 2017 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 2017.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
  • You must include:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Essay - Please write an essay of 300 words or less, setting forth additional information about yourself, which you believe, may be of assistance to the Committee in deciding upon your application. Please include your future plans following the completion of your education.
    • Letters of reference
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Study Italian at the “Universita per Stranieri” in Perugia, Italy - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

    Founded by the Perugia Committee in partnership with the University for Foreigners (UNISTRA) in Perugia, two scholarships are awarded annually to Grand Rapids area residents or students. Recipients spend one month studying the Italian language and culture. Each scholarship consists of a one-month tuition-free Italian course at the University for Foreigners (world famous for teaching Italian language and culture), a modest living stipend offered by UNISTRA, and an additional $2,000 cash award from the GRSCI Perugia Committee to assist with airfare and additional living expenses.

    The winner of the scholarship will be required to write a report to the Perugia Sister City Committee following completion of their stay in Perugia.

    Applicants for the scholarship must submit an application, resume and cover letter and two (2) letters of recommendation.

    For more information, please visit the GR Sister Cities website.

  • **KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!
  • FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

  • To be eligible:
    • You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.
    • You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
    • International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.
    • We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Here is how you enter:
    • As mentioned above, make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
    • Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by August 15, 2016 with the email subject line "FormSwift Scholarship Entry"
    • Make sure to include your full name, state, and school within your submission.
  • Future Scholarship Deadlines:
    • Fall 2016: October 15, 2016
    • Winter 2016: December 15, 2016
    • Spring 2017: March 15, 2017
    For more information, please visit the FormSwift website.

    Pulaski Scholarship for Advanced Studies - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2017

    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 copy of a faculty evaluation of the project, proposal, report or paper referred to above. The evaluation may be in the form of a grade given for the work and/or written comments by the evaluator.
    • 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.

    Canton Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    The Canton Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of the Canton community.

    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 Canton Community Foundation website.

    The LAHC Scholarship Foundation Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • senior high school, current undergraduate and graduate students may apply
    • must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States and reside in the state of Michigan
    • financial need is highly considered
    • This program is open to all students regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. You do not need to be of Arab descent.
    • All scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings. No Exceptions! If you believe that you are unable to commit to attend these two important meetings, we advise you not to proceed with the scholarship application. One is on March 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm and the other is on April 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm.
    • must submit a 500 word essay: Over the years we have witnessed funding cuts in education. As a new President takes office, what advice would you give him to urge him to provide all students across this nation with equal access and opportunity to a higher education (college/university) so that more students graduate with a four year degree, with less debt to their name?
    For more information, please visit the Lebanese American Heritage Club website.

    ABWA Education Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    The American Business Women's Association's (ABWA) mission is to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.

    As a woman-owned company, Blindsgalore is proud to partner with the ABWA to create higher education opportunities for women in order to help them achieve greater success in the business world.

    Since its inception in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) has been assisting women in achieving success through higher education. Today the educational fund of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is considered one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship programs for women in the country. Over the past 60 years, the fund's Board of Trustees has awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 women thanks to the generous contributions of ABWA members.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a Woman
    • Must be in College
    • Must have a Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be a US Citizen

      To enter, you must write a 400-600 word essay describing a time where you changed your mind about something significant. What made you change your mind? What impact did it have?

      You must also include along with your essay your full name, email address, post address, college, year to graduate, phone number and a brief bio about yourself. Please limit your bio to 150 words or less. The essay and accompanying information must be submitted to scholarships@blindsgalore.com.

      For more information, please visit the Blinds Galore ABWA website.

    Lapeer County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    The Lapeer County Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and managing permanently endowed funds serving a wide range of charitable purposes in order to strengthen the quality of life in Lapeer County. As part of the Foundation's focus on education, we maintain a growing scholarship program.

    They offer a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Lapeer 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 Lapeer County Community Foundation website.

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 19, 2017

    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.

    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 20, 2017

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

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

    Otsego County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 22, 2017

    The Otsego County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Otsego 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 Otsego County Community Foundation website.

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 27, 2017

    Since 1986, FEEA has offered scholarships to more than 10,000 individuals. Our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports hundreds of students with merit-based scholarships. Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 for one year of academic study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not renewable, however, applicants may apply every year they are eligible, whether or not they have received an award in the past. The majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study, with occasional awards for graduate study.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Spouses of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school, course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree
    • Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative unweighted grade point average.
    • The federal employee, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline.
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website.

    KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

    The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps employees at participating KFC U.S. restaurants pursue their dreams of going to college. Employees of any age, any position, pursuing any degree can receive money to help them attend the accredited four-year or two-year college of their choice. The money can also be used at trade/vocational schools and for graduate study.

  • Applicants to the REACH Educational Grant Program® must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a KFC U.S. Restaurant employee (Restaurant General Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Supervisors, and Team Members may apply)
    • Be a high school senior, high school graduate (or equivalent) or college undergraduate, graduate, or trade/vocational school student (students of any age may apply)
    • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
    • Be employed at a KFC U.S. restaurant that is participating in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation’s 2017 Cole Slaw Donation Program (All KFC Company Restaurants are in the program-not all franchisee-owned restaurants participate)
    • Have worked a minimum of six months of continuous employment within the KFC system (includes KFC multi-brand restaurants) as of the application deadline and be employed at a KFC restaurant at the time that REACH Grant recipients are announced
    • Enroll either full-time or part-time in the 2017 fall term and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours during the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school
    For more information, please visit the KFC Scholars website.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation -Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

  • 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.

    We have had a winner of a scholarship from here!

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    The Sturgis Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of the Sturgis, White Pigeon, and Constantine areas.

    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.

    American Hellenic Education Progressive Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    The AHEPA Educational Foundation (AEF) offers scholarship programs, which were established to promote, encourage, induce and advance education at the college, university and graduate school level. Scholarship awards may range up to $2,000.00, and are payable to the student. The AEF is committed to rewarding academic excellence and assisting needy students of Greek descent.

  • Criteria:
    • Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be an active member of the AHEPA Family (additional points are awarded to members); or the son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena.
    • Applicant must be of Greek descent.
    • Applicant must be a high school graduate or a high school senior, or a current undergraduate or graduate college student currently attending an accredited college or university and will continue to attend, full time, during the 2017/2018 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the AHEPA website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

  • Step 1 - Read the Scholarship Giveaway rules.
  • Step 2 - Create an eCampusTours account. If you already have a User ID and Password, you can go on to Step 3. You may retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
  • Step 3 - Register for the scholarship.
  • This sweepstakes is open to students who are U.S. citizens, a U.S. national, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a person residing in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are enrolled or who intend to enroll in an institution of higher education.

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

    Friends of Polish Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Mitchell Fine Arts Scholarship

    These scholarships are available to students pursuing studies in painting, sculpture, music, drama, theater, dance and other forms of creative expression as well as history, literature, religion, philosophy and Polish Studies.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of the State of Michigan.
    • Applicant must be of Polish Ancestry.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester in college or university in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Master degree, or a matriculated High School senior who will graduate in the year the application is submitted.
    • Applicant may apply for only one of the scholarships( Mitchell Fine Arts or Frank Filipek).
    For more information, please visit the Friends of Polish Art website.

    Women’s Action Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

  • Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship
  • Since 2006, Women’s Action Network has awarded over five thousand dollars for the Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship! This scholarship is available to adult women who are pursing continuing education courses, paying college expenses, building professional development or other activities related to personal career growth.

    The $500 scholarship is awarded in early spring to women ages 25 years and older. Applicants must submit a one-page letter explaining how the scholarship will be used to further enhance her personal or professional objectives.

    Student must be from Montcalm county. The application is available on the website below.

  • Graduating Senior Scholarships
  • Each year, Women's Action Network awards scholarships to senior girls graduating from a high school residing in Montcalm county. The Scholarship may be used for tuition/room board only, and the recipient must have been accepted by a college. Each year the amount varies and one or more recipients are selected. If you have questions or would like more information about the scholarships, talk to your high school counselor to apply.

    For more information, please visit the WAN website.

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Attending college or trade school increases opportunity and opens doors to careers. We know, however, that many people who could most benefit from education after high school are least able to afford it. That's why our scholarships are here to give students a boost on their path to higher education. Since 1945, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been a major scholarship provider, awarding more than $1 million every year to hundreds of students pursuing a higher education.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    **We have winners of these scholarships every year!

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    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.

    We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    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 the video competition:
  • For both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. Videos are due April 1.

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

    Here’s what we’re looking for. A video or billboard design created 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 submission. 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. Billboard: Please limit your design to few words, and be creative.
  • 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 and the winning design will be turned into an Out of Home Billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarhip - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

  • Ann and Anthony Lapietra Scholarship
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded to graduating seniors or former graduates from the Marshall Area, or previous 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 financial need and future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important but not a determining factor.

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

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

    Brighton Art Guild - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2, 2017

    The Brighton Art Guild is proud to support art among students by awarding three scholarships every Spring.

  • $1000 Norma Gray College Scholarship for the Visual Arts (undergrad/graduate)
  • $500 Scholarship for the Visual Arts (high school)
  • $600 Janet Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship (undergrad/graduate)
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time Michigan resident (county of residence does not matter, except for the high school scholarship)
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 25; can be either an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must be attending a Michigan college/university in the fall of 2016
    • Must demonstrate superior and consistent skill in your medium(s)
    • Submit application with your artist goal statement of at least 75 words. You should address why you make your art, how you make it, what it is made of, what your art means to you, and what your visual art goals are for the next year
    • Must include 3-5 artwork samples on a DVD or memory stick
    For more information, please visit the Brighton Art Guild website.

    Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 3, 2017

    There are many scholarships for students from Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Presque Isle, Iosco, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Cheboygan counties as well as Mackinaw City. 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.

  • Jamie Richardson Art Scholarship
  • Student is a graduating senior of Alcona High School. Area of study is fine arts (two or three dimensional). For study at any school. Contact the high school counselor for more information about this award.

  • United Communities of Presque Isle County
  • Student is attending, or is a graduate of, a Presque Isle County school. The area of study is the Arts. GPA must be 2.80 or higher. For undergraduate study at any school.

  • William C. and Ida A. Farrow Music and Art Scholarship
  • Student is a graduating senior of Alcona High School, or a previous recipient of this award, and studying music or art. GPA must be 2.80 or higher. For study at any school. Preference may be given to students studying music.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan website.

    **KCAD has had a past winner of this scholarship!

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

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

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

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

    Magic Johnson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 14, 2017

    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 individual’s 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 after you have selected your correct grade level.

    Rocket 55 Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 14, 2017

    Rocket55 is happy to announce our 2017 Scholarship Contest! We are excited to award one qualifying student each year with a $1,000 scholarship towards your future educational endeavors. Although we specialize in digital marketing, we welcome and encourage students of all class-levels and majors to apply. How can you throw your hat in the ring for this incredible opportunity? It’s simple.

  • HOW TO APPLY:
    • Step one: Where are you now? Post a picture of you with your favorite hometown landmark on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #R55Scholar17!
    • Step two: Where are you going? Share with us your destination of the future. Where will you be – who will you be – four years from now once your next school chapter is over? Video, photo, poem, paint – whatever you choose! Once again, share on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #R55Scholar17.
    • Step three: Like and follow Rocket55 on social to keep up to date on with the scholarship contest, and the announcement of the winner!
    For more information, please visit the Rockett 55 website.

    Picture Keeper Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Tungsten Rings & Co - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    TungstenRingsCo.com is awarding a needs based scholarship to students who are aspiring to achieve higher education. At Tungsten Rings & Co., we understand the financial difficulties students are facing today and we would like to help.

    To apply, please answer three personal questions. The submission with the most thought provoking, and well-written, judged by our executive team, will be awarded as the recipient.

    • 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.)
    • What are your goals in life? Describe step you will take to achieve your goals and ambitions (Response should be 300-500 words long.)
    • As a jewelry company that specializes in selling high quality wedding bands, we appreciate well written articles about jewelry, fashion and/or weddings. Write a 700 word article listing your 5 favorite things in jewelry, fashion and/or weddings.
    For more information, please visit the Tungsten Rings website.

    Cadillac Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Kathern F Gruber and Thomas H Miller Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

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

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

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

    Eve’s Addiction Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 28, 2017

    At EvesAddiction.com, we have invested a lot in things that shine. Now, we want to invest in YOU! Eve’s Addiction is partnering with colleges nationwide to find the brightest young scholar to help them shine even brighter and reach their dreams.

    Eligibility: The Eve's Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2017 at any accredited U.S. college or university.

    Applicants can apply for the Eve's Addiction Scholarship by completing the following prompt:

  • If your dream job only allowed you to apply via Twitter, write the 140-character limit Tweet of why you would be the ideal candidate. Applicants should also mention what the dream job would be, which will not be counted toward the 140-character limit
  • One winner of the scholarship will receive a $1,500 award amount.

    For more information, please visit the Eve's Addiction website.

    Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award

    Deadline: April 28, 2017

    Ayn Rand’s novels contain many elements that appeal to young readers. They are inspiring and exciting stories with heroic characters fighting for their ideals. The nov­els portray events of profound, timeless sig­nif­i­cance, challenging readers to decide not just what will happen to particular characters, but what their own lives and the world should be like.

    The current contest is open to 12th graders, college undergraduates, and graduate students, with the top prize being $20,000!

  • Read the "Atlas Shrugged" book and write an essay on one of these topics:
    • Francisco d’Anconia says that the “words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.” What does he mean? What are today’s prevalent moral attitudes toward money? Do you agree with Francisco’s view? Explain why or why not.
    • Atlas Shrugged is both a celebration of business and a defense of it against widespread attacks. Judging both from the novel and from Rand’s essay “What Is Capitalism?” and her talk “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business,” why does she think business should be defended and championed? What does she think is a proper defense of business, and why?
    • Ragnar Danneskjöld says he loves that which has rarely been loved, namely, human ability. What do you think this means? How does it relate to the idea: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”? Do you agree or disagree with Ragnar’s attitude? Explain.
  • Contest Details:
    • No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
    • Entrant must be a 12th Grader, College Undergraduate or Graduate Student.
    • Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced.
    • One entry per student.
    • Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by April 28, 2017, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific standard time.
    • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third-party rights or intellectual property of any person, company or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify the Ayn Rand Institute for any claim, demand, judgment or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
    • Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via email and/or by mail by July 26, 2017.
    • Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.

    For more information, please visit the Ayn Rand Novels website and click on the Atlas Shrugged link.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2017

    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 2017-2018 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.

    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    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.

    Catholic Daughters of the America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    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 ... and scroll to the last 2 pages.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    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.

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2017

    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.

    Interior Deluxe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15, 2017

    Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult.

    Interior-Deluxe.com, known for his vast collection of luxury lighting and modern light fixtures, believes in giving our youth a chance, that's why we're offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer a couple of questions.

    • 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.
    • Do you have a special family circumstance affecting your need for financial assistance?
    • Select one of the lighting companies we carry and write an essay about this category with at least 600 words . Also let us know what criteria are most important for you when it comes to pick a light for your living space. Talk about aesthetic​ aspects, as well as functionality and design.. ​Within your article, please link to ​other brands​ or products you like the most. The article must have a minimum of ​600​ words.

    Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.

    For more information, please visit the Interior Deluxe website.

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

    Deadline: May 29, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Anthony Castelli website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    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. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
    • Enrolled full-time in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, 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. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.
    • 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.

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

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

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

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

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

    When in College you have to spend time researching topics. Answer the quiz questions about ornaments on the website for a chance to win a scholarship. You will also need to include one paragraph telling them your intended area of study and what you would like to do after graduation.

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

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

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    American Indian Graduate Center - Outside Scholarship/Fellowship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

    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.

    Mark A Forester Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

    Rocky Mountain Mattress Company proudly contributes to The Mark Forester Foundation scholarship fund and is now holding an essay contest; the contest winner will receive a $1000 scholarship in the name of The Mark Forester Foundation.

    Senior Airman, Mark A. Forester was killed September 29th, 2010 in Afghanistan while risking his life to save a fallen comrade. Mark died serving his country, family and friends. He had courage and honor and gave selfless sacrifice. He embodied everything a hero is. This is why Rocky Mountain Mattress would like to give a scholarship to students in his honor.

  • How to Enter:
  • Any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the Fall/Summer semester of 2017, can apply for the Mark A. Forester scholarship.

    To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how you go about honoring America's military heroes. You can simply send the essay as a part of the body of your email, no attachments please, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to scholarship@rockymountainmattress.com.

    For more information, please visit the Rocky Mountain Mattress website.

    ATTSavings.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2017

    Win a $1000 scholarship!

    Create an infographic that depicts how the growth around the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices are creating smart cities and what efficiencies have come from it. Your infographic should be original, factual, engaging, and fun.

    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017 and will be attending an accredited college or university by Fall semester 2017.
    • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.
    For more information, please visit the All Homes Connections website.

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2017

    Earn a $1000 scholarship from CenturyLinkQuote.com!

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

  • Applicant Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of CenturyLinkQuote.
  • Incoming freshman:
    • Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
    • Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017, who will enroll for Fall 2017 as a freshman.
  • 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 college or university between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2017

    Oz Moving & Storage knows that moving to college is tough; leaving your family behind to live on your own is just one of the many challenges that new students face. We also love to give back to the community. That’s why we want to make everything a little bit easier. Oz will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year.

    We will choose a winner from the pool of applications. The winner will be picked based on the following criteria:

    • 100% completion of the application
    • Quality of open-ended answers of our questions
    • Creativity
    • Uniqueness
    • Grammar and spelling
    • Addressing and answering the question

    The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the contiguous United States and is void where prohibited by law. Only students enrolled in college or with an expected college enrollment date up to 12 months in the future or eligible to enter.

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

    West Michigan Chalk Art Festival - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 17, 2017

    The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings explosions of color, vitality and a sense of community to West Michigan. Artists are invited to display their creativity and imagination and demonstrate the many varieties of chalk art. We invite children, adults, families and businesses to create their own art using chalk.

    The event is on June 16-17, 2017 at Tanger Outlets in Byron Center, MI. Cash prizes up to $1000 are available. Registration is required with preference given to those that are registered by June 1, 2017.

    KCAD has had many students and alumni win over the past few years!

    For more information and to register, please visit the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival website.

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
  • Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students, 14 years of age or older as of 7/1/2016, who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program (including, but not limited to, high school, college, university or trade school or are home schooled in an accredited program) and are legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2017

    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.

    Spokeo Connections Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university in the Fall of 2017 OR a current undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Essay must be no fewer than 300 words and no greater than 500 words
  • Essay Topic
  • How would you use IoT (internet of things) to change how you strengthen communities or human connection?

    Upload your essay and transcript!

    For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2017

    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.

    Theater-Masks.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2017

    Jonathan Becker is a mask maker, teaching artist and a theatrical performer. He started down that path in 1986 and began sculpting masks while a student in Paris, France. He returned to the United States in 1990 and founded Theater-Masks.com. Since then he has spent years in continuous study, training actors with masks and teaching mask making techniques. Now he is in a position to offer an opportunity to art students that wish to further their education.

    If you want to work in theater or if you have dreams of becoming a mask maker (or something similar), you’ll probably need some education. And, it turns out, that is not cheap!

    The Theater Masks Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded bi-annually, twice each year to individuals who are enrolled (or planning to enroll) to study in an art or drama related field. In short, if you are interested in a career in the arts, attending school, and live in the United States or Canada, you can apply!

  • Scholarship Details
    • Amount: $500 bi-annually
    • Number of Scholarships: 2 per year
    • Entry Deadlines: January 1st and July 1st
    • Winner Announced: January 15th and July 15th
  • Entry Requirements
    • Applicants will write an essay about why they appreciate fine arts and what motivated them to study fine arts. Essay will be a minimum of 600 words. Use careful grammar and punctuation.
    • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to scholarship@theater-masks.com.
    • Be sure to attach your photo. Include your name, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. We also require the name of the college or university and their mailing address, that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school.
    For more information, please visit the Theater-Masks.com website.

    Grand Rapids Trans Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 7, 2017

    This scholarship is to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical / vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County, MI.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • This award is open to people of any age who identify as transgender (including agender, bigender, genderqueer, non-binary, transsexual, and/or any other non-cis gender identity) and who demonstrate financial need.
    • Award criteria are based on personal essay, financial need, and academic goals.
    • Applicants must provide a) the completed application form, b) one essay, and c) most recent high school or college transcript including cumulative GPA (unofficial transcript is fine).
    • Applicants must also submit the financial release form to their first-choice academic institution.
  • ESSAY
  • Please submit a typewritten essay of a few paragraphs (approximately 500 words or less) answering the following questions:

    • Describe your gender identity. How has your gender identity affected your life, positively and/or negatively? Have you experienced barriers (in education or otherwise) related to your trans identity?
    • Tell us about your academic goal(s). What are some of the benefits of pursuing this goal?
    • Please also describe any unusual personal, family, or financial circumstances or unusual family responsibilities you believe warrant consideration.

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

  • We have had a winner from here!
  • Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2017

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

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

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

    Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2017

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

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

    • Must be a United States resident
    • Must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school in the United States on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more)
    • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale during entire senior year of high school or current year of college or graduate school
    • Must submit copy of transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores
    • Must submit a letter of recommendation (copies acceptable) from a teacher, school administrator, employer, church leader, volunteer coordinator, or other professional person
    • Outline of work experience
    • Outline of school activities, class offices, band, athletics, clubs, school publications, civic organizations, volunteer work, etc. Outline may be substituted with a resume
    • Signed Certification and Release
    • Employees and family members affiliated with Matrix Health Group are not eligible to apply

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

    For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.

    Click on "Menu" and drop down to "Scholarship Program".

    Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Graduate Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2017

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

  • Graduate Merit Scholarship
    • Graduates must be a full-time (depends on your schools qualifications) and currently enrolled student at an accredited degree-granting institution.
    • Graduate students must plan to continue their academic pursuits in the fall of the grant year.
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average).
    • Demonstrated exceptional academic achievement/or financial need.
    • Leadership, volunteer, civic and academic services.
  • Graduate Financial Need Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Graduates must be a full-time (depends on your schools qualifications) and currently enrolled student at an accredited degree-granting institution.
    • Graduate students must plan to continue their academic pursuits in the fall of the grant year.
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average.
    • Demonstrated exceptional academic achievement/or financial need.
    • Leadership, volunteer, civic and academic services.
    • Complete the Financial Need Analysis form.

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

    Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 19, 2017

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

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

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

    Sonoma County Satellite - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2017

    A recurring biannual scholarship of five hundred ($500.00) will be given to financially assist two students each year with the cost of their education. The scholarship is based on the winner of a written essay. The entry is free.

    Scholarship is available to all current and prospective students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with 9 units or more.

    The scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the scholarship prize recipients college of attendance.

  • How to Apply
  • Write an essay between 300-500 words on one of the following three topics.
    • How has the internet helped you with your education?
    • How has the internet changed the way we communicate?
    • How do you think the internet will change over the next 15 years?
    For more information, please visit the Sonoma County Satellite website.

    Hooked To Books Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 20, 2017

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

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

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

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question.

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

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

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

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

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    At FlipKey, we value the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, we are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad.

  • How to enter
  • Eligible students should submit a 1,000 word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. One essay per entrant only. Please include your name, college or university at which you are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program.

  • Who is eligible?
  • Full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible.

    For more information, please visit the FlipKey by tripadvisor website.

    University Tutor Monthly Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the University Tutor website.
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