Master of Art Education Scholarships

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2014

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country),
    • not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline,
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship - Outside Fellowship

    Deadline: December 1, 2014

    Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.

    One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.

    Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.

    The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also:

    • Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of grades.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by submitting an original typewritten essay of approximately 500 words.
    For more information, please visit the National Institute for Labor Relations Research website.

    General Scholarships

    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.

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2014

    The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
    • you must be a New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country),
    • not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline,
    • a college senior or holder of a bachelor's degree,
    • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
    For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

    LinkedIn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 7, 2014

    The LinkedIn® Scholarship is open only to legal residents of the Canada (excluding Quebec), India, the People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom, and the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) and who are at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry.

    • To participate, you will need a LinkedIn account.
    • Get started with your Decision Board. LinkedIn built Decision Boards to help you find the perfect university.
    • Add a university or field of study. Once you have your board, you can organize all your favorite universities on it. Add at least one to get started.
    • Share your board with a friend or family member to get advice on your big decision. Share your board with at least one person to finalize your entry.
    • Upon completion of all of these tasks, you automatically will receive one (1) entry into a Grand Prize drawing which will only include entries from entrants from your country of residence ("Country") and you will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for First Prizes. The First Prize drawing will include entrants from all Countries.
    • Each participant may only enter one (1) time during the Promotion Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same LinkedIn account.
    For more information, please visit the LinkedIn webpage.

    Internet.Frontier.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2014

    Technology is changing education. As college students, you have a front row seat to see exactly how technology is influencing higher education – and your opinion on its influence could land you a $2,000 scholarship to go toward your college education.

    Write and submit a blog post (600-900 words) that answers the following questions:

    How is digital learning, through the Internet and new technologies, changing education? What have you personally experienced that supports your opinion?

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States
    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled the entire 2014-15 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing.
    For more information, please visit the Internet.Frontier.com website.

    CenturyLinkDeals.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 21, 2014

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

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

  • How is technology changing schools and higher education? What have you personally experienced that supports your opinion?
    • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
    • All applicants must be a student enrolled during the 2014-2015 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing in an undergraduate or graduate program, and who will continue full-time enrollment throughout the entire 2014-215 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkDeals.com website.

    Travel Photography Scholarship from WorldNomads.com - Outside Competition

    Deadline: November 24, 2014

    World Nomads is giving one aspiring photographer the opportunity to accompany renowned wildlife and natural history photographer, Jason Edwards, on assignment in the Peruvian Amazon.

    You will begin your photographic journey in the ancient capital of the Inca Empire - Cusco - where you will explore the rich history and culture of the Andean Mountain landscapes with Explorandes. From there you will travel into the heart of the Amazon basin to Madre de Dios, where you will explore one of the planet's top biodiversity hotspots.

    During your Rainforest Expeditions trip, you will find out firsthand what life is like in the field for a travel photographer while capturing the rainforest wildlife and the conservation projects that WWF Peru supports to protect the biodiverse ecosystems and the livelihoods of the indigenous communities who call the Amazon forest home.

  • What you could win
    • A 12-day (April 6 - 19, 2015) bespoke trip to the Amazon with WWF Peru, Rainforest Expeditions and Explorandes
    • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Cusco, Peru where you will meet your mentor and a small film crew and then head off to Madre de Dios to begin your assignment
    • A 12-day professional mentorship from Jason Edwards
    • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads
  • Who can apply?
    • This opportunity is open photography students or keen amateurs/pro-amateurs looking build a career in travel photography.
    • You may be a resident of any country (subject to obtaining a Peruvian visa).
    • Minimum age 18 by the application deadline (November 24, 2014) with a current valid passport.
    • You must be available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in any way.
    • You must be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved as well as a number of late nights!
    • You should be an exceptional photographer with a lust for adventure, have a strong desire to be mentored and grow your photographic knowledge and skills, an ambition to forge a career in travel photography.
    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    American Quarter Horse Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: December 1, 2014

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AQHA website.

    Insurance Providers Look Twice Save A Life Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2014

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

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

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

    Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2014

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

  • 1500 word limit
  • Points which must be addressed are
    • The most essential elements of persuasive writing,
    • At least one personal example of how the student persuaded someone through writing, and
    • Comparative analysis of the art of persuasion through language versus verbally.
    For more information, please visit the Smith Publicity website.

    Stephen J Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 5, 2014

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

  • Applicant Requirements:
    • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States. All applicants must be ages 5-25 and meet the age requirement by October 5, 2014.
    • All applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.
    • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
    • Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.
    • Scholarship funds awarded to winners must be used for tuition and related fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at an accredited post-secondary education institution.
    For more information, please visit the Sodexo Foundation website.

    Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 5, 2014

    Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities.

    In turn, this allows a single mother to financially support her children, purchase groceries, afford a mortgage and provide a stable household for the family. Even though it can be difficult to care for a child while pursuing an education, the rewards of an education far outweigh the challenges. We want to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school).

  • The Application Process
  • Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Craft your essay and explain your answer.

  • Criteria
    • Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
    • Must be a mother who is attending school
    • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0
    For more information, please visit the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers 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.

    American Association of University Women - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2014

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

    Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color, women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields, and women who do not currently hold an advanced degree.

  • Eligibility:
    • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
    • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
    • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2010;
    • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
    • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following: Bachelor’s or associate’s degree that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree Master’s degree Certification program Technical school Professional degree (e.g. M.D., J.D.)
    For more information, please visit the AAUW website.

    Burger King Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2014

    The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING® Scholars Program and the BK™ Family Fund in North America.

    Created in memory of BURGER KING co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to high school students, BURGER KING® employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Last spring, thanks to the support of the BK® family and the McLamore Family Foundation, the Foundation awarded more than 2,300 scholarships, totaling more than $2.6 million.

  • BURGER KING® General Track - Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2015-16 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
  • BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track - Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees pursuing a traditional postsecondary education
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be an employee of Burger King Corporation or a participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees) OR Be a spouse (unless legally separated) or domestic partner of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees OR Be a dependent child of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees (Designated Employer)
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll for the 2015-16 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Children of employees must be enrolled full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year.
    For more information, please visit the Burger King Scholars website.

    Offers.com Savvy Saver Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2014

    Offers.com knows how important it is for college students to keep a close eye on their spending. It's tough to eat Ramen all week so you have enough money to go out on Saturday night. We want to know how students learned to be smart with their money. The student with the best essay on the topic will receive a $2,500 scholarship. No purchase is necessary to participate.

    Savvy Saver Scholarship 2014 Topic: How or where did you learn to be financially responsible?(400-750 words)

  • Eligibility:
    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • At least 18 years old
    • Attending college at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States
    • One entry per applicant
    For more information and to check the official rules, please visit the Offers.com website.

    CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2014

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

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

  • Write a minimum of 1000 words essay on the topic:
  • “How to Make Your Car Last Forever”
  • Eligibility:
  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

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

    The Christophers’ Video Contest for College Students - Outside Competition

    Deadline: December 16, 2014

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

  • The Rules:
    • Entrants must be enrolled in and attending undergraduate or graduate college classes, full or part time, between September 1, 2014 and December 16, 2014.
    • Entries must interpret some variation of the theme, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”
    • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form. All forms must be signed. This form may be photocopied.
    • Entries must be 5 minutes or less in length.
    • Entrants who do not obtain and cannot provide written documentation of all necessary rights and permissions for music, images, video clips and any and all other non-original aspects of their entry will be disqualified.
    • Entries must be submitted as DVDs that we are able to upload onto our site or send us a link to your video to the email youth@christophers.org with the Subject Heading Video Contest 2014.
    • Each DVD or email (with link) must be labeled with the entrant’s name, email address, home address and telephone number,as well as the title and length of the entry.
    • For more information, please visit the The Christophers website.

    Mark A Forester Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 21, 2014

    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 winter semester of 2015, can apply for the Mark A. Forester scholarship.

    To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes. You can simply send the essay, 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.

    HomeInsurance.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Submit the best essay and get a $1,000 scholarship from HomeInsurance.com!

  • Choose One of the Topics Below to Write About
  • Topic 1 - Insurance is about managing risk - deciding when to play it safe and buy extra coverage and when to gamble that you won't experience trouble. How have you managed risk? What determines whether you choose to be prudent or whether you decide to take a chance?

    Topic 2 - Insurance is designed to protect against many threats including natural disasters — which can devastate any community. What are some ways you have given back to your local community? How will you continue to help others in your community while at college?

    Choose the one that appeals to you most and compose a 1,000 word essay on the topic.

    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, 2014, and July 1, 2015, who enrolled as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014, or (2) a student enrolled during the 2014-15 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 HomeInsurance.com website.

    Best Price Nutrition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Best Price Nutrition is offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2014 school year. If any alumni wins this scholarship, $1,000 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from. As a bonus, the winner will also receive $250 in supplements from Empyrean Nutrition.

    Fill out a survey which has questions related to your health and fitness goals in life. Also answer the last essay question in the survey with 750 words or less. Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as content.

    Eligibility for Payout
    • Currently residing in the United States.
    • All eligible participants must be a currently enrolled full-time in college or an alumni
    For more information, please visit the Best Price Nutrition 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.

    US Military VA Loan Disability Awareness Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 10, 2015

    MilitaryVALoan.com is pleased to offer scholarships in support of disability awareness. Every year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school.

    Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great. This year's potential award winners will be judged by the editorial staff of MilitaryVALoan.com and selected on February 10th, 2015. Applications for this scholarship period will close one month prior to the announcement date on January 10th, 2015.

    Applications are welcome and accepted from anybody who meets the Application requirements. Whether or not you have a disability, we would love to review your application, as the scholarship is not restricted - only meant to bring awareness.

  • Requirements
    • Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted to and/or attending a full-time higher education program at an accredited institution of learning.
    • Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA based on the previous year's academic performance.
    For more information, please visit the Military VA Loan website.

    Mensa Education & Reseach Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 15, 2015

    The Mensa Foundation recognizes, encourages and communicates excellence in intelligence globally through education, research and recognition programs. Each year the Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $60,000 through a scholarship program run by 400 volunteers from coast to coast; presents national and international awards in recognition of research, education and practical achievement regarding giftedness, intelligence and creativity; and publishes the Mensa Research Journal. The Mensa Foundation also sponsors award-winning educational activities including the podcast series Conversations with Mensa and projects for gifted youth such as the Mensa For Kids Web site.

    The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members. However, Mensa members may apply for both these scholarship programs and the additional Mensa Member Award Program.

    The Foundation's international scholarship program is open to foreign Mensans or their dependents attending college in the United States.

  • There are two requirements for applicants:
    • The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning for the 2015-2016 academic year.
    • The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals.
    For more information, please visit the Mensa Foundation website.

    Mas Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 16, 2015

    In 1996, the Mas family established a scholarship whose purpose is to advance the education of talented young Cuban and Cuban American men and women, furthering their commitment to promoting the benefits and opportunities that can be garnered through hard work in a free society. Since its establishment, over 160 students have been able to obtain a college education thanks to the Mas Family Scholarship, making it the largest scholarship program for students of Cuban descent. Many of these students have gone on to become leaders in their respective communities, reflecting the potential of what individuals can achieve given the freedom and opportunity to do so.

    Students are eligible to apply for a Mas Family Scholarship if they were born in Cuba or are of direct Cuban descent, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, are considered financially needy (as determined by a specific formula that takes into account the applicant and their family’s financial situation in terms of how much they can contribute), and complete and submit their application with all other required materials by the specified date.

    Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s academic performance, leadership qualities, potential to contribute to the advancement of a free society, and their likelihood of success in their chosen career.

    Each applicant is evaluated through three-steps of selection. A screening process analyzes and confirms their academic standing and financial need. Semi-finalists are selected based on the strength of their application. Finalists are chosen from the pool by interviews and character evaluations, and scholarships are awarded by a final selection committee.

    Scholars may receive up to $32,000 over four years of college, as long as scholars maintain the prerequisites for receiving them. While full scholarships cannot be awarded to recipients receiving full-tuition scholarships and/or stipendiary support from other sources, recipients are still eligible for partial awards.

    For more information, please visit the Mas Family Scholarship website.

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

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

    Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.6 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

  • Eligibility
    • Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2015.
    • Participating union members from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible. But students must attend an U.S. accredited college.
    • Union members do not have to purchase any Union Plus program product or participate in any Union Plus programs to apply for the scholarships and scholarship awards are not based upon participation in a Union Plus program.
    • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college or university, community college or technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2015 – 2016 school year.
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

    The amount of the award ranges from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2015. Students may re-apply each year.

    For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

    Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

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

    The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives.

    The Baer Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree. Eligible programs include high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school programs, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, and graduate degrees.

  • Eligibility
  • To be eligible for consideration for the Baer Reintegration Scholarship, applicants must:
    • Have a documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder.
    • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the illnes, including medications and psychiatric follow-up.
    • Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment or in competitive employment.
    • Be a U.S. citizen and plan to attend a school in the United States
    • Be age 18 years or older
    For more information, please visit the Baer Reintegration website.

    Civitan Shropshire Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

    Dr. Courtney W. Shropshire was the founder and first President of Civitan International. Following his death in 1965, the Civitan International Freedom Foundation established this scholarship in his honor. The worldwide mission of Civitan International is to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a Civitan, Campus Civitan, or Junior Civitan and must have been a member for at least 2 years.
    • Must be pursuing careers which help further the ideals and purposes of the Civitan International as embodied in its creed.
    • Must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate studies.
    For more information, please visit the Civitan International website.

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

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

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

  • In order to be eligible for an ASA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be of Armenian descent.
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2015 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall 2015.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
  • You must include:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Essay - Please write an essay of 300 words or less, setting forth additional information about yourself, which you believe, may be of assistance to the Committee in deciding upon your application. Please include your future plans following the completion of your education.
    • Transcripts
    • Three letters of reference
    • Tuition Costs
    • CSS Profile Form
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

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

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

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

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
    • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
    • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.
  • REQUIREMENTS
    • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
    • One-page typed essay describing how you overcame a personal challenge or adversity in your life and what you learned from the experience.
    • A certified copy of accredited college or university transcript including your most recent semester.
    • Diagnosis Documentation of disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis
    For more information, please visit the Buckfire & Buckfire website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 16, 2015

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

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

    Magic Johnson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Rocket 55 Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

    Protect Your Bed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

    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.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Zinch? That is the question.

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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

    The Brunswick Foundation - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    12 Keys Academic Essay Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the 12 Keys website.
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