Master of Art Education Scholarships

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Little People of America - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 22, 2014

Little People of America, Inc., is a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. Short stature is generally caused by one of the more than 200 medical conditions known as dwarfism. LPA welcomes all 200+ forms of dwarfism.

As part of our service to people with dwarfism and the community at large, LPA offers educational scholarships to prospective and current students attending college or vocational school in the United States. Awards can range from $250 to $1000 (sometimes more). A scholarship committee, headed by LPA's Vice President of Programs, will selectively review all scholarship application packets. Scholarships are given in order of preference to:

  • members of LPA who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism
  • immediate family members of dwarfs who are also paid members of LPA
  • people with dwarfism who are not members of LPA

The Little People of America Scholarship Committee will consider only complete application packets that consist of the following:

  • the application filled out in its entirety
  • personal statement of at least 500 words
  • three (3) letters of recommendation
  • transcripts
For more information, please visit the Little People of America website.

Direct TV Beats Cable Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Write a 500-1,000 word blog post about the importance of technology in your life. From televisions to smartphones to computers, we're all surrounded by endless technologies. What one is most important to you? Whether you use it for school, fun or both, choose your favorite technology and explain why you chose it.

  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
  • All applicants must be either: (1) a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013, and June 1, 2014, who will enroll as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014, or
  • (2) a student enrolled during the 2013-14 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program.
For more information, please visit the Direct TV Beats Cable website.

Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2014

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 2014-2015 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.

For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

Arrow Exterminators Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Every year Arrow Exterminators like to help a lucky student win the funds they need to get to college. This year we are excited to see your essays and pick a winner! Have fun, be creative and learn a little in the process.

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

Submit at least a 300 word essay in English on the topic – Do you suffer from insectophobia? Tell us what bug pushes your terror button and why.

For more information, please visit the Arrow Exterminators website.

Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2014

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 unmarried son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
  • the unmarried brother or sister of an AAAA member or deceased member,or
  • the unmarried grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member.
  • To apply, the applicant should request a Scholarship Grant/Loan Application from:
  • AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. 755 Main Street, Suite 4D, Monroe, CT 06468-2830 or
  • Telephone: (203) 268-2450
  • or email aaaa@quad-a.org
  • For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Army Aviation Association of America website.

    Castle Ink Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    The goal of this award is to promote awareness around the importance of recycling. The scholarship is open to US residents who are college bound, who will begin college in 2014, as well as any student currently enrolled in any accredited institution.

    To apply, use social media to post something about recycling and/or how you reduce, reuse and recycle. Post something inspirational about recycling on YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook and be sure to use the hashtag #CastleInk. While we'll probably be able to find your post, linking to www.CastleInk.com from your video or post will help us find your entry more easily. It is that simple.

    One winner will be picked by our judges based on the level of creativity, focus on recycling, and unique presentation.

    For more information, please visit the Castle Ink website.

    Cash Store Continuing Education Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    The Cash Store, in partnership with Scholarship America, will be offering five individual $1,000 scholarships for people who are continuing their college education. We encourage everyone who is furthering their college education to apply for our scholarships.

  • All applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a high school graduate at the time of application.
    • Reside in the United States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    • Be 25 years of age or older at the time of application.
    • Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two year or four year college, university, or vocational/technical school for the entire 2014-2015 academic year at the time of application.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale of its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Only the first 200 submitted applications will be accepted.
  • For more information, please visit the Cash Store website.

    Carpey Law - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    Carpey Law is offering a one-time $500 scholarship to one college/university student in the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on one of the topics noted below.

  • You may choose to answer one or a combination of the questions below:
    • The precautions pedestrians need to take when crossing the street, or in certain areas of a busy city street. Discuss options when there are no crosswalks, or even if you are a pedestrian and cars won't stop to allow you to go.
    • Why is it that most medical malpractice cases cannot be pursued?
    • The statistics on texting and using your phone while driving and ideas to break those habits.

    Essay must be between 500 - 1000 words and must fully answer one of the above questions.

    For more information, please visit the Carpey Law website.

    Directron.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    Directron.com is proudly announcing our 2014 College Scholarship Program. Our goal is to encourage today's young adults to attend college and to earn a higher education. At the same time, we want to encourage them to share their experiences with computers and technology.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a college bound high school seniors or current college students residing in the U.S.
    • You must submit an essay with a topic that is related to computer technology. We do not place restrictions on the writing style. It can be fiction, non-fiction, short story, instruction manual, or a poem. The style may be technical or non-technical in nature, but it must be computer related. We cannot stress enough how important it is to make your essay unique and original.
    • The length of the essay should be at least two single-spaced pages long. Pictures are not required, but encouraged.
    For more information, please visit the Directron.com website.

    Boomtown Internet Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Vandelay Web Future of Technology - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

    For those high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college in the United States and Canada, we are offering two (2) $1000 scholarships for a pair of winners for our Future of Technology essay competition. So what exactly is the Future of Technology? That’s what we want you to tell us.

    We are a year away from the future the 1989 motion picture Back to the Future II promised, yet we still don’t have flying cars or hoverboards. The film’s director, Robert Zemeckis, was peering 26 years into the future so we thought it would be an interesting exercise to give this concept a reload. Where will technology take us in the year 2040. Will driverless cars blanket the highways? Will a desktop computer be good for anything more than a doorstop? Will our homes become one giant iPad?

    In 1000 to 2000 words, paint a picture of the world we inhabit in 2040 and how technology has fundamentally changed our lives. Tap into your creativity and use your imagination to construct the landscape of this mythical future. Take chances with your futuristic design but ultimately stay firmly rooted in the science and trends unfolding within technology today.

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

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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.

    Catholic Daughters of the Americas - Outside Graduate Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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.”

    Two Graduate Scholarships - $3000.00 first and $1000.00 second – will be awarded to persons who have completed UNDERGRADUATE studies and who desire assistance for tuition in order to continue studies on the graduate level.

    • The recipients must be enrolled in a graduate program at a College or University.
    • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States.
    • Applicants must be of the Catholic Faith.
    • Applicants, female or male, must be a member of the CDA or be a relative of a current member of the CDA.

    The Catholic Daughters application form must be completed and returned to the National Scholarship Chairman and must be accompanied by (4) required enclosures. Please include all required enclosures with the Catholic Daughters application in one envelope and send to the National Scholarship Chairman.

    1. An official transcript of undergraduate work from the College or University. Some Colleges or Universities will only send an official transcript directly to the National Scholarship Chairman. Please be sure to give them the correct address of the Chairman. Make your request long before the May 1st deadline, as these must be postmarked by May 1, 2014.
    2. Letter of academic reference from one College or University professor or teacher which must be signed by the writer of letter.
    3. List your reason for applying for the CDA scholarship.
    4. Your autobiography.
    For more information, please visit te Catholic Daughters of the Americas website and click on the link Father Leonard Bachman Graduate Scholarship.

    Buses for Sale Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 2, 2014

    Buses for Sale is awarding one college student with a $1,000 scholarship to a school of his or her choice. The scholarship will go to the winner of the best essay written about one of the topics below.

  • Essay Topics
    • U.S. cities are facing a growing transportation crisis due to a number of factors. Discuss the transportation problems that urban areas currently face and are predicted to face in the future.
    • Research potential solutions to improving urban transportation in U.S. cities. Briefly discuss these solutions. Then, choose a solution you found during research, or create one yourself. Explain why you think this solution will meet U.S. cities' current and future transportation problems.
    • As you know, traditional sources of energy pose a serious threat to the future of transportation. Find two or three methods of using alternative sources of energy for transportation and explain the pros and cons of each.
    • Discuss transportation issues in rural U.S areas. How does a lack of transportation affect people's access to healthy food, medical care, after-school activities (i.e. clubs and sports), etc?
    • While we wait for engineers to make a breakthrough in alternative fuels/energies, describe some of the ways that people can get from place to place while lessening problems like fuel consumption, traffic congestion, the effects that car exhaust and other vehicle pollutants have on the environment, etc.

    Please only write about one topic. Your essay must be between 1000 - 1500 words.

    For more information, please visit the Buses for Sale website.

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 5, 2014

    Outstanding accomplishments deserve recognition. The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program is celebrating 10 years of offering financial support to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and/or caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal excellence. In 2014, UCB will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • To apply, you must certify that you are:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • A person living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model
    • Graduating from high school in 2014 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2014
    • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
  • Selection will be based on the following criteria, which must be included:
    • A one-page essay authored by the applicant explaining why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship (e.g., outstanding awards or community involvement), how epilepsy has impacted the applicant’s life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver, and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant.
    • 3 letters of recommendation: 1) School official’s recommendation letter, 2) Community member’s recommendation letter, 3) Healthcare team member’s recommendation letter
    • A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript
    • 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.

    Charter One TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 6, 2014

    Good Citizens Deserve Help with College. Tell us what you do to help others and you could win one of 10 $5,000 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships! Make sure to enter as soon as possible. Entry period runs April 15-May 6 or until 2,000 entries have been reached, whichever comes first.

    We give $50,000 annually to deserving high school seniors and current students across the country who are attending or have been accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who are active in community service.

  • To enter, simply submit a 500-word or less essay demonstrating how you provide leadership in your community. Your entry should include:
    • The experience you are most passionate about and why.
    • The time commitment (hours, years, etc) that you provide to the organization.
    • Names of two references, who have been involved with your volunteer project/community service, with your application.
    • A completed affidavit and proof of enrollment/acceptance from your school.

    Must be a legal U.S. resident, who is 16 or older as of date of entry and is a high school or college student that is enrolled at or accepted to a federally accredited four year college, university or graduate program for the Fall 2014 semester.

    For more information, please visit the Charter One website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ClassicDiamondHouse.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15, 2014

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

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

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

    B. Davis Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 26, 2014

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

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

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

    Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution.

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

    Signazon.com De$sign a Sign Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 29, 2014

    The 4th Annual “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest encourages aspiring designers to show off their creativity and enter to win a scholarship to a college, university or trade school of their choice. Let your creativity help pay for college! We want to see inspired banner designs that express your future dreams and goals you hope to achieve through higher education. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a college, university or trade school of their choice as well as a one year 10% Signazon.com discount for their high school! Second and third place winners will receive $200 and $100 scholarships respectfully.

    Entrants will digitally design a graduation sign and submit their designs online at Signazon.com. Only one entry allowed – multiple entries will disqualify an entrant. Entrants are then encouraged to share their designs with friends and direct them to vote for the designs that they find appealing.

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

    Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2014

    Do you currently attend high school in a rural area and plan to start college in Fall 2014? Are you a college student who went to high school or grew up in a rural community? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, enter the Blaze Wifi Rural Students Essay Contest to win $500 to help pay for your college costs! Blaze Wifi is offering an annual $500 college scholarship to help further higher education and improve internet literacy and connectivity in small towns and rural cities across America.

  • Eligibility:
    • You are a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
    • You are (1) a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or (2) a high school senior planning to attend college in Fall 2014.
    • You have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
    • You are NOT an employee of or related to an employee of Blaze Wifi

    Many people do not realize that rural youth are more at risk than teens who grow up in larger cities and more populated areas. At Blaze Wifi, we want to help at-risk rural teens learn how to use Internet technology in healthy and productive ways that will help prepare them for the future and the demands of the current US job market and workforce. Writing, blogging and sharing thoughts and ideas online is one of the best ways for rural students living in remote areas of the United States to connect to the outside world, expand their knowledge base and participate in a large and active online community.

    We offer this scholarship with the sincere hope that the winner will return to their hometown after graduation and help develop rural and underserved towns and cities in America.

    To apply for the Blaze Wifi Rural Students Scholarship Program, write an in-depth blog post answering the following question: How has having Internet access helped you or someone you know develop as a young person and student growing up in a rural community? Publish an original personal essay of no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,000 words in length on any blog or website by the application deadline date.

    For more information, please visit the Blaze Wifi website.

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

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

  • Rules:
    • Open only to college-bound graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college (U.S. students only).
    • Limited to one entry per student. Attempts at multiple essay entries or invalid information will result in disqualification.
    • Plagiarism on any part of the essay will result in immediate disqualification.
  • How To Win:
  • Write a responsive essay, 500 word minimum. Writing more than the minimum requirement does not necessarily increase your chances! Contestants will be evaluated on the quality and clarity of the ideas presented in their essay.

    What are the biggest challenges in the mobile games industry today? How do you see those challenges evolving in the future?

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

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

    The largest online seller of personalized Christmas ornaments seeks new initiatives for selling their products year round.

  • The Challenge:
  • Develop a comprehensive online marketing strategy to acquire sales from February to October.

  • The Reward:
  • The student with the most unique, well-written submission, as judged by the Company’s Owner and Marketing Director, will be awarded a $500 scholarship. 500 word minimum. Entries will be judged on originality, clarity of ideas and instructions presented.

    In addition to the $500 scholarship award, we will also offer the winner an opportunity to interview with the Company for a position in our marketing department, either as a full time employee (if graduating in the next 12 months) or to serve as an intern, if an underclassman.

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

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

    The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian students and to fund and create awareness about the community-based and accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge, skills, and Native culture, language, and values.

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

    MyBookBuyer.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

    The MyBookBuyer.com Textbooks For a Year Scholarship essay contest was first established in 2009. We strive to enhance educational opportunities for students by conducting this scholarship contest twice every year (Spring and Fall).

    Spring 2014 Essay Topic:

    Your task is to write about a tip to share with college students. Imagine you are writing an article or blog post for a college themed blog. You can share an experience that taught you a valuable lesson as a student or describe something you’ve learned throughout your time as a student that would be useful to others. Some general topics may include: food/health/wellness, finance/saving money, study habits, nightlife, sports, etc. Be creative! Your response should be between 1000-1500 words and should cite two credible sources. For example, if you are writing about ‘How to Save Money in College’ you may want to reference money.cnn.com, if you are writing about ‘How to Stay Fit in College’ you may want to reference collegerecipes.com. Be sure to include links at the bottom of your response!.

    • Essays must be between 1000-1500 words.
    • Essays must be submitted through the MyBookBuyer.com online form before the deadline.
    • Open to attending college or university students 18 and older who are legal residents of the United States.
    • Only one entry per scholarship period is allowed.
    For more information, please visit the MyBookBuyer.com website.

    American Indian Graduate Center - Outside Scholarship/Fellowship

    Deadline: June 1, 2014

    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 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.

    Non12StepRehabs.org - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2014

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

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

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

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2014

    180 Medical is honored to have started a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and neurogenic bladder.

    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: Choose from one of the following essay topics (1,000 word maximum):
        - How will your college degree contribute to your short- and long-term goals?
        - Describe a circumstance in your life in which you faced adversity, failure, or setback. What actions did you take as a result and what did you learn from this experience?
        - Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

    The student must attend full-time. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder.

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Cars for Help - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: June 1, 2014

    Each school year Cars For Help , through proceeds generated by donors vehicle donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of the Cars For Help's dedicated Scholarship Committee to determine the most outstanding students to receive these awards. Cars For Help does not provide financial aid to students, only scholarships through this process.

  • CFH Future Leaders Scholarship
  • This scholarship is to be awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence both in and away from the classroom. The awarded amount is $1,500 per student. Applicants must:

    • Be a United States citizen
    • Be a full-time student in an accredited college or be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college
    • High school seniors must possess a 3.5 gpa.
    • Undergrad students must possess a 3.25 gpa
    • Must demonstrate school or community involvement outside of the classroom
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be under the age of 25.
  • CFH Parental Scholarship
  • This scholarship is to be awarded to students (of any age) who are also single-parents with the child/children living solely with them. The awarded amount is $1,500 per student. Applicants must:

    • Be a United States citizen
    • Be a single-parent with the child living solely with them
    • Be a full or part-time student currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    For more information, please visit the Cars For Help website.

    Association on American Indian Affairs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 2, 2014

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

    • Applicants must be Native American from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
    • All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe.
    • There is not minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility.
    • Applicants must be enrolled as full time students for both fall and spring semester.
    • Students must be seeking an Associate's Degree or Higher.
    • Students must have a minimum need of $750 both fall and spring semester to be eligible.

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

    For more information, please visit the AAIA website.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2014

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

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

    Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?

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

    Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2014

    The origin of the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation can be traced back to one of the original objectives contained in the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Charter which is to “Provide and promote recognition and remembrance of those Aviation Ordnancemen who have sacrificed their lives for their country, by supporting the memorial scholarship fund established by the National Association.”

    The scholarship has continued to grow both in value and number or recipients each year. During the Association’s National convention in 2005, the general membership voted to establish the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation. The Foundation is a separate entity from the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen and is charged with the administration of the CDR Robert L. Crow Memorial Scholarship Fund.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • REGULAR MEMBER or ASSOCIATE MEMBER, in good standing, of the ASSOCIATION of AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN.
    • Dependents or immediate family (brother/sister/grandchildren) of a REGULAR MEMBER or ASSOCIATE MEMBER, in good standing, of the ASSOCIATION of AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN.
    • Dependents of a deceased Aviation Ordnancemen of the U. S. Navy or Marine Corps. DD Form-214 or appropriate supporting documentation, that the deceased was an Aviation Ordnancemen, is required.
    For more information, please visit the The AAO website.

    Affiliated Workers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2014

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

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

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

    West Michigan Chalk Art Festival - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 21, 2014

    The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival will bring 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 20-21, 2014 in Byron Center, MI. Cash prizes up to $1000 are available. Registration is required with preference given to those that are registered by May 17, 2014.

    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.

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 22, 2014

    The use of social media in education is on the rise. Students and faculty are finding new ways to leverage social media tools like social networking sites, apps, message boards, and podcasts to encourage the learning process.

    Tell us: Your top 5 ideas on how students can use social media to enhance the learning process. List each idea and then briefly explain how it encourages students to learn.

  • 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 August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014, who will enroll for Fall 2014 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students:
    • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2014

    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 $1,250 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?"
  • Who Can Apply?
  • 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: July 1, 2014

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must either be an incoming college freshman for the fall 2014 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four 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 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words
  • Select A Topic
  • Connections - At Spokeo we are all about connecting people. If you could have a direct connection with anyone living today, who would it be? How would you use this connection to make the world around you better?

    Relationships - In the fast pace of 2014, we can connect with people across the globe in seconds but sometimes at the expense of our personal relationships. How do you use technology to keep your family connected?

    Access to Data - In today's world we rely on access to data to complete a number of crucial everyday tasks. What does open access to data mean to you? What opportunities does open access to data hold for the future?

    Upload your essay and transcript right on the site!

    For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.

    Freedom from Religion Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: July 15, 2014

    The nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. The Foundation is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) with over 18,000 members.

    FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest - For College-Bound High School Seniors
    • First Place: William J. Schulz Award — $3,000
    • Second Place — $2,000
    • Third Place — $1,000
    • Fourth Place — $750
    • Fifth Place — $500
    • Sixth Place - $400
    • Honorable Mention(s) — $200

    This competition is newly endowed in memory of William J. Schulz, a member of FFRF who left a major bequest to FFRF. William was a farm boy in Edgar, Wis., who became a chemical engineer and built paper-producing mills around the world. He also had a degree in German, held several patents, brewed his own beer and was a recreational pilot. He died at 57 of a stroke.

    Essay Topic: DESCRIBE "A MOMENT WHEN YOU STOOD UP FOR FREETHOUGHT/SECULARISM" - Write from a personal perspective about your activism or include memorable challenges you’ve faced as a nonbelieving teenager, in your family, your high school or community. Explain how and why you’ve spoken up for freethought and/or secular government in the classroom, at school events, in government or your personal life. Include at least some intellectual analysis of what led you to reject religion and/or why you care about keeping religion out of public schools/ government.

  • Length: 500 to 700 words. Include word count. Submit typed, double-spaced essay with standard margins.
  • Eligibility: North American high school senior who graduates in spring 2014, going to college in fall 2014.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2014
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  • FFRF Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest - For College Students Under Age 25
    • First Place: Michael Hakeem Memorial Award — $3,000
    • Second Place — $2,000
    • Third Place — $1,000
    • Fourth Place — $500
    • Fifth Place — $300
    • Sixth Place - $400
    • Honorable Mention(s) — $200

    About Michael Hakeem: Prof. Hakeem, a sociologist, was an FFRF officer and active atheist known by generations of University of Wisconsin – Madison students for fine-tuning their reasoning abilities.

    Essay Topic: “MY ATHEIST/UNBELIEVER 'COMING OUT' STORY” - Use a personal (first-person) approach about how and why you came out as a nonbeliever (freethinker, atheist, agnostic, skeptic). Include some intellectual analysis of why you reject religion. If you grew up without religion, you may wish to describe your experiences being open as an atheist or nonbeliever with religious classmates or society. If raised with religion, tell us how and why you thought your way out of religion. You may wish to include experiences with activism.

  • Length: 700 to 900 words. Include word count. Submit typed, double-spaced essay with standard margins.
  • Eligibility: Currently-enrolled college student under age 25, currently attending a North American college or university at least through spring or summer 2014. (Undergraduates over age 25: please enter the FFRF Graduate/Older Student Essay Competition. College-bound high school seniors enter FFRF High School Contest.)
  • Deadline: June 15, 2014
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  • FFRF Brian Bolton Graduate/Older Student Essay Contest for Grad Students and Undergrad Students Age 25 to 30
    • First Place: Brian Bolton Award — $3,000
    • Second Place — $2,000
    • Third Place — $1,000
    • Fourth Place — $750
    • Fifth Place — $500
    • Sixth Place -$400
    • Honorable Mention(s) — $200

    About Brian Bolton: A Lifetime FFRF Member, Professor Bolton is a retired psychologist, humanist minister and university professor emeritus at the Univeristy of Arkansas.

    Essay Topic: “WHY 'RELIGIOUS LIBERTY' DOES NOT MEAN THE RIGHT TO IMPOSE YOUR RELIGION ON OTHERS” - Write a persuasive analysis of the newest danger to the Establishment Clause: The radical redefinition of “religious freedom” to include the right to impose one’s religious beliefs on others. Research and include at least some examples, such as religious litigants opposing Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or states passing laws to allow businesses to decline services to same-sex couples based on religious objections, or other issues include statues exempting faith-healing parents from prosecution. Or analyze what’s right or wrong with the Supreme Court’s ruling this summer in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby (in which a corporation claims its “religious beliefs” are violated by permitting employees to exercise their own freedom of conscience).

  • Length: 750-1,000 words. Include word count. Submit typed, double-spaced essay with standard margins.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled graduate student up to age 30, or undergrads ages 25-30, attending a North American college or university, including but not limited to someone graduating or earning a degree in Spring or Summer 2014.
  • Deadline July 15, 2014
  • For more information, please visit the FFRF website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Movers Corp - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2014

    Share your moving stories for a chance to win $500 scholarship from Movers Corp! Whether you had a smooth, difficult or even funny moving experience, we’d like to hear it from you and award for it! People move all the time and for many reasons, and students are no exception. Everyone has a story and different experience. The main purpose of this scholarship is to help other students to avoid obstacles when relocating to a new residence.

    The winners will be selected based on overall writing ability and the evaluation of tip/advice for students that are planning to move. The minimum requirement is that your story should include at minimum 500 words but not more than 800 words. Here is what we’d like you to cover in your story:

    • Why did you move?
    • Where did you move from?
    • Where did you move to?
    • How did you move (hired a moving company, moved yourself, rented a moving truck and etc.)?
    • How was your experience?
    • What did you learn from your move?
    • What will you do differently next time you move?
    • What is your best tip/advice for students that are planning to move?
  • Eligibility
    • Scholarship is available to all high school, college and university students.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Applicant may not be an associate (employee) of Movers Corp.
    • Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5.
    • Military academies are ineligible.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the Movers Corp website.

    Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 16, 2014

    The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit (503c), volunteer-managed organization established to:
    • Provide scholarships to Korean heritage students,
    • Encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and
    • Nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.
      Our evaluation criteria include:
    • Financial need,
    • Scholastic achievement,
    • Recommendations,
    • Essay, and
    • Extracurricular activities (including community service).
  • Requirements
    • Full-time undergraduate, graduate, and high school students during 2014-15 school year attending a school in one of the designated Mideastern region states (Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan) .
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
    • Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply. (including 유학생).
    For more information, please visit the Korean American Scholarship Foundation website.

    Pimsleur Approach - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2014

    This scholarship is in honor of renowned linguist and language educator, Dr. Paul Pimsleur. In honor of his commitment to language-study research, this award will help make language and culture more accessible to American college students.

    Pimsleur believed in cultural exploration as a lifetime pursuit and that effective communication needn't be cost-prohibitive. This scholarship opportunity can help provide an immersive experience consistent with Pimsleur's mission to take language learning out of the classroom and into the world.

    The $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one qualifying student with the most thought-provoking and well-reasoned essay.

  • How To Win:
  • Select one of the two topics listed below, then write a responsive essay, 500 word minimum and 1000 word maximum. Writing more than the minimum requirement does not necessarily increase your chances! Submit your essay by July 31st before 5 p.m. EST. Contestants will be evaluated on the quality and clarity of the ideas presented in their essay.

  • If you could learn any new language, what would it be and why?
  • Which country has had the greatest impact on American culture and why?
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are preparing to graduate from high school and/or who are currently enrolled in a college program.

    For more information, please visit the Pimsleur Approach website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2014

    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.

    The American Institute of Polish Culture - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2014

    The Harriet Irsay Scholarship Fund awards grants to American students, preferably of Polish heritage, who wish to continue their education after high school. With an eye toward the future and the distribution of information regarding Polish culture, history and people, the grants are given to students from a variety of majors and academic disciplines.

      Required materials:
    • Completed application;
    • Original school transcripts, sent directly from the school;
    • Detailed resume;
    • An essay “Why should I receive the scholarship” (200-400 words);
    • An article (up to 700 words) on any subject about Poland;
    • Three original recommendation letters from teachers or others who are familiar with the academic background and the applicant’s plans for the future. These letters must be originals on letterhead stationery, signed and mailed by faculty directly to the Institute. No copies, faxes or unsigned letters will be accepted.
    • $10.00 check or money order as a non-refundable processing fee.
    For more information, please visit the The American Institute of Polish Culture website. Click on scholarships on the left hand side.

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 13, 2014

  • Eligibility:
  • Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program and are legal residents of the US, born before 12/31/1999.

    Wells Fargo offers two educational resource programs - one for high school students called “CollegeSTEPS” and one for college students called “Student Education Resources" (collectively referred to as “Resources”). There is one enrollment form for both Resources. You will be automatically assigned to the appropriate Resource based on the information you provide on the enrollment form. Upon completing and submitting the enrollment form during the Promotion Period, you will be automatically entered in the Sweepstakes.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2014

    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.

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. The undergraduate deadline is April 15, 2014 and the graduate deadline is August 15, 2014.

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

    EAF also awards the following fellowships, during even-numbered years:

  • Ann McAllister Hughes Foundation - for students studying art
  • For more information, please visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation website.

    Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 1, 2014

    This is your chance to have YOUR art on the cover of Creative Outlook Magazine – a nationally circulated art publication. Submit your artwork and share, tweet, blog, post, scream it from the mountain tops … and do whatever it takes to get the most votes.

    The 10 submissions with the most votes will enter our finalist Portfolio Review with the winner chosen by our panel of art professionals. First Place gets the cover plus a $250 scholarship check, with Second and Third places each winning a $250 scholarship. Submit early and give your art enough time to get tons of votes!

  • Art Contest RULES:
    • There is no entry fee.
    • For current college & high school students.
    • Only original artwork created by the submitting artist.
    • All visual and creative art mediums and styles accepted (painting, drawings, fashion, photography, digital, sculpture, culinary arts, etc).
    • Image Size: 72 DPI, Maximum Width of 700px, Maximum Height of 1000px.
    • Limit 5 images per applicant.

    One of our student has won the COVER in the past along with the scholarship!

    For more information, please visit the Creative Outlook Magazine website.

    AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 6, 2014

    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

    Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted.

    Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

  • How to Apply
  • Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
  • When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things and accomplishments do you need?

    For more information, please visit the AES Engineering Solutions website.

    Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award

    Deadline: October 24, 2014

    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.

    There are 3 different contests for students, ranging from 8th grade to Graduate students. These essay contests have different contest rules and deadline dates. Foreign students may apply. So read the book and write an essay on the topics that are presented on the book that you read.

  • Anthem Essay Contest Information
  • Eligibility: 8th, 9th and 10th Graders
  • Entry Deadline: March 20, 2014
    • FIRST PRIZE: $2,000
    • 5 SECOND PRIZES: $500
    • 10 THIRD PRIZES: $200
    • 45 FINALISTS: $50
    • 175 SEMIFINALISTS: $30
  • The Fountainhead Essay Contest Information
  • Eligibility: 11th and 12th Graders
  • Entry Deadline: April 26, 2014
    • FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
    • 5 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000
    • 10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
    • 45 FINALISTS: $100
    • 175 SEMIFINALISTS: $50
  • Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Information
  • Eligibility: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
  • Entry Deadline: October 24, 2014
    • FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
    • 3 SECOND PRIZES: $2,000
    • 5 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
    • 25 FINALISTS: $100
    • 50 SEMIFINALISTS: $50

    For more information, please visit the Ayn Rand Novels website.

    Emitations Women In Business Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 14, 2014

    Emitations.com is known for making trendy, classic and beautiful jewelry accessible to people of all income levels. Through in-depth market trend research and customer collaboration, we are able to offer over 5,000 sku's of silver jewelry that is both affordable and accessible to the general public. Emitations.com is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for its scholarship program, for those meeting the eligibility requirements, to assist in funding the cost of higher education.

    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, may not be an employee of Marketing Advantages International, Inc. and must meet one of the following 2 criteria:
    1. Incoming freshman:
    2. Applicant must be a current high school student, graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014 and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. If selected, the winner must provide proof of enrollment at an accredited American college or university, provide original proof of ACT or SAT score, and provide original high school transcript.

    3. Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students:
    4. Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited American college or university between November 30, 2013 and December 14, 2014. If selected, the winner must provide original college transcript from accredited American college or university.

    Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on one of the designated topics and a copy of their most recent transcript to info@emitations.com. Please include your name, address, phone number, school name and year in school with your email.

    1. Emitations makes beautiful jewelry accessible to everyone by making it affordable. Not everyone has a celebrity budget and therefore cannot afford certain things. If you could make something more affordable and accessible to the general public, what would it be and why?
    2. OR
    3. How has internet shopping and social media impacted jewelry styles and fashion?
    For more information, please visit the Emitations website.

    Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 14, 2014

    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 once 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: The Working Parent College Scholarship Award Program is open to any person who:
    • 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.

    Datatech Labs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    We are looking for creative geniuses to come out of the works to make a clever parody about our company. We want to see your best music video that describes our advantages and services using any song on the “Billboard Top 100” and the information we provide to you about Datatech Labs. Basically, we want you to help make us look good. In return; we will give you $1000 towards school! Please be appropriate and have fun with it.

  • Criteria:
    • You need to be either a high school senior who has been accepted into a college/university/trade school or a student currently enrolled in a college/university/trade school.
    • You must include the Datatech Labs Frame as the closing frame of the video.
    • You must Submit your video for approval. We will first evaluate your video before posting to make sure content is appropriate. Once approved by Datatech Labs, we will upload your video and send you the link.
    • Get as many likes as you can for your YouTube submission from your friends and families.
    For more information, please visit the Datatech Labs website.

    Michigan Community Foundations - Outside Scholarships

    Many Michigan Community Foundations award scholarships to residents of their county and the surrounding areas. Find your local Community Foundation to see if they offer scholarships. Michigan Community Foundations - Home

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Zinch? That is the question.

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

    Administered at the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. The National Nursing Scholarship, the Bible Scholarship, and the CKSF Movie Scholarship are just a few of the scholarships that helped fuel CKSF's growth. With new, exciting scholarship quizzes being announced each month, more and more students, parents, and scholarship coordinators began to recognize CKSF as a unique, fun, and legitimate scholarship provider.

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

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

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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