Master of Fine Arts Scholarships

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

Deadline: November 1, 2015

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 have New American Status, which means one of the following 5 statements must be true
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are - or will, by the application deadline, be - in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen, or
      5. 5.) You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • 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.

    James Allen Cox Foundation for Student Photography - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2015

    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

    • Five Digital Cameras will be awarded to five high school students.
    • Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. Students must be a the sophomore level or higher.
    • One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.

    Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

    For more information, please visit the James Allen Cox Foundation website.

    College Art Association Fellowships - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 16, 2015

    The College Art Association's Professional-Development Fellowship in visual arts support graduate students who are completing the MFA degree or other terminal degree programs. Fellows are honored with a one-time, unrestricted grant to help them with various aspects of their work, as an artist, designer and/or craftsperson, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for their studio art/design practice.

    Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, taking place February 3–6, 2016. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

    One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000. Completed applications must be uploaded to Slide Room no later than 5 pm, Monday, November 16, 2015. All submission fees will be paid by Collegeart Association. You will need 2 letters of recommendation, which are due by October 2, 2015 at 5 pm!

    For more information, please visit the College Art Association SlideRoom website.

    Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

    Established in 1991, the Oil Painters of America is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of representational art. Oil Painters of America (OPA) offers a $500 scholarship appropriately named after its founding member, Shirl Smithson, to a currently enrolled part or full-time student enrolled in art school or an art related program.

  • Please submit:
    • application
    • cover letter
    • artist's statement
    • resume
    • 2 CD's containing six representational images of your work in oils
    • letter from instructor acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as an art student
    For more information, please visit the Oil Painters of America website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    General Scholarships

    TVProviders.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2015

    Show your artistic skills and win $1000 for college!

    What's your favorite moment in sports? Think of a moment that inspired you or had you celebrating for days. Recreate your favorite in a drawing, painting, short film or design and you could win a scholarship for college!

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

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2015

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

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

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

    The American Institute of Polish Culture - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2015

    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 or CV;
    • An essay “Why should I receive the scholarship” (200-400 words);
    • An original article written by the applicant (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.

    Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

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

    In acknowledgement of our Guiding Principle of Enrichment, Matrix Health Group companies offers nine (9) $1000 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorders, and in the case of three of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply.

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

    For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.

    Click on "What We Offer" and drop down to "Scholarship Program".

    Storage.com - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

    At Storage.com, we didn’t want to restrict our scholarship contest to just one group, so we created two categories of applicants:

    • current high school seniors who will be enrolled at a college or university in the fall of 2015
    • current college students who were enrolled at a college or university in the spring of 2015 and will be again in the fall of 2015 (pre-graduate or post-graduate studies)

    Higher education is an investment in the future, but anything to make the financial impact of paying for college easier in the present will help. Storage.com is excited to see the creative answers that are submitted in the scholarship essay contest and looks forward to providing two students with $2,500 to help pay for education.

  • Eligibility:
    • Student submissions must answer the question: “College is full of new experiences and great opportunities. What do you hope to fill your college experience with?”
    • Essays must be the sole original work of the applicant.
    • Essays must be no shorter than 250 words, and no longer than 500 words. Optional videos must be no longer than 15 seconds.
    • Winning applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to receive their scholarship.
    • Scholarship money will go toward tuition fees at school of enrollment.
    • Answers that include illegal activity will be automatically disqualified.
    For more information, please visit the Storage.com website.

    Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

    In 2015, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semseter), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.

  • Applicant Criteria:
    • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
    • must be a mother, with minor children
    • must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree.
    • must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2015-2016 academic year.
    • must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)
    For more information, please visit the Patsy Mink Foundation website.

    Wholesale Halloween Costumes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 12, 2015

    Use your creative abilities to earn scholarship money. You could win $500 to put toward your college expenses. The winner of our WHC scholarship contest will have their submission featured on our Facebook page and our blog. Use your imagination while following the rules outlined below and you could be our scholarship winner.

    The Wholesale Halloween Costumes Scholarship is offered to part time and full time college students. One applicant will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship award. Our goal is to contribute to higher education and learning by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.

  • MEME Contest
  • Show of your imagination and humor by creating a MEME for WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com. Choose a product image from our website and add some witty text to that image to make us laugh and laugh and laugh. Entries will be judged on overall quality, originality and creativity. Good Luck!

    What is a MEME? A MEME is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users. For the purpose of this scholarship, just stick with a humorous product image with text on it.

    For more information, please visit the Wholesale Halloween Costumes website.

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 13, 2015

    Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000.

  • 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 12/31/2000.

    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 - Graduate Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2015

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

  • Graduate Merit Scholarship
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

    A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 19, 2015

    For 30 years the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America have been able to award scholarships to deserving students because of the A. E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund. The A.E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund was formed in 1978 to honor Bob Friedman on the occasion of his fortieth anniversary as legal counsel for the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. He served in that capacity until 1981.

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

    The nomination must set forth the name, address, age and telephone number of the candidate, the level of schooling to which the award will be applied (i.e., college, graduate school), and the name of the school or institution, if known, where he or she has been accepted or enrolled. The communication must also contain a statement of the general qualifications of the applicant. The nominating party should emphasize any facts that he or she feels might enlighten and inform the Trustees relative to the individual nominated.

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

    PDCA members will be limited to nominating two (2) students per year.

    For more information, please visit the PDCA website.

    Sonoma County Satellite - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Just Porter Backpack Creator’s Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    Just Porter was founded on the idea that people are creators, adventurers and change makers. Our goal is to empower students to create their best work.

    The winner of the Just Porter Backpack Educational Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or school travel abroad. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's university or college. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made. The winner will also receive their choice of a Just Porter travel rucksack, professional backpack, messenger bag or daypack.

    To be eligible, you must be a legal resident of the US and 18 years of age at the time of entry. You must be an enrolled student, full time or part time (at least 6 hours), in a post-secondary educational institution, including junior colleges and vocational schools, at the time of entry.

    Write a 500-750 word essay: How does your creativity help change in the world for the better? How has creativity helped define who you are?

    For more information, please visit the Just Porter Backpack website.

    Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 1, 2015

    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 top 10 entries based on the most votes will enter our finalist Portfolio Review with the winner chosen by our panel of art professionals.

  • 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.

    VFW Post 5855 Veteran’s Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15, 2015

    VFW Post 5855 provides scholarships to veterans seeking to advance their education. These scholarships are unrestricted and may be used for any education expense.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a combat veteran and have been awarded a campaign medal or expeditionary medal
    • Must be a current member of a veterans service organization (VSO)
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. If no post-secondary GPA has been established then high school GPA will be used. Otherwise GPA will be from the post-secondary institution
    • Must be attending a university, college or trade school in the state of Michigan

    Submit an essay of no more than 600 words outlining why you joined the military, how it affected your life, what you plan to do after graduation and how this scholarship will affect your ability to achieve those plans.

    For more information, please visit the VFW Post 5855 website.

    CoffeeForLess.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2015

    CoffeeForLess.com is the subsidiary of Coffee Serv Inc., founded by Jack and Lynn Kirshner. CoffeeForLess.com is an online coffee retailer that carries a wide variety of coffee products and Keurig K-cups. With 25 years as a business leader in Philadelphia, we at CoffeeForLess.com know that tough times do not just hit the banks. They hit us all, but we must never lose sight of our biggest investment in the future: the next generation of scholars and entrepreneurs. We at CoffeeForLess.com are introducing the semi-annual “Hit The Books Scholarship” as our way of helping the future leaders of the business world meet their educational goals.

    Eligible students will be aged 18-25 and enrolled in an accredited college or university.* Candidates will have the opportunity to compete once in January and again in September for the scholarship, but will only be eligible to win the scholarship once. The “Hit The Books Scholarship” will award one student up to $500 dollars to be used for educational books and materials.

    In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates should submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the students’ goals. Bonus points will be awarded to those students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

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

    JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Giveaway - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2015

    The JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Giveaway gives both undergrad and graduate students a chance to win $1,000. Create content for our corporate blog for a chance to win $1,000 toward your college tuition! Put your skills to the test and get some professional experience under your belt.

    If your content is accepted and posted on our blog, you are entered into the contest! The most informative and engaging post of the year will be awarded the scholarship, so it is important that your content is creative, professional and interesting.

    Applicants choose from a list of industries that the company serves, and develop an informative and creative blog post, slideshow, video or infographic focusing on that topic. Selected entries will be posted on the company’s blog (a great addition to your professional resume!), and you'll be entered for a chance to win.

    For more information, please visit the JW Surety Bonds website.

    Shout It Out Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2015

    Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.

    Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!

    Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.

    • Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
    • Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    For more information, please visit the Scholarship Experts website.

    AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 7, 2015

    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 relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

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

    Interior Deluxe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 15, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Interior Deluxe website.

    Tungsten Rings & Co - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 15, 2015

    TungstenRingsCo.com is the leading retailer of high quality tungsten rings and wedding rings in cobalt chrome, ceramic and titanium. Tungsten Rings & Co. is proud to offer scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. Our needs based scholarship rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams. At Tungsten Rings & Co., we understand the financial difficulties students are facing today and we would like to help.

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

    For more information, please visit the Tungsten Rings website.

    American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week Photography Contest - Outside Competition

    Deadline: October 16, 2015

    AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2015.

    The photography contest is open to interested persons of any age. You must be a resident of the United States or an international member of an AGI International Affiliate Society to enter.

    The photography theme for this year is: "Visualizing Earth Systems."

    Geoscientists study our planet’s geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). These spheres — or Earth systems — continually affect and influence one another. Photography is an important medium for representing Earth systems. With a camera, you can capture evidence of the dynamic impact of change processes in your home, neighborhood, school, workplace, or local public spaces. In a photo, show at least one Earth system affecting another Earth system in your community.

    The photography contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:

    • One photograph focusing on the topic "Visualizing Earth Systems" Each photograph must be original, authentic, unpublished, taken or created by the entrant, the sole property and work of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
    • Your personal information and a brief one- to two-sentence caption in English explaining your entry (exact location featured in entry photo, natural feature displayed in photo, when photo was taken). This information should be sent in an email along with your photograph.
    • A completed and signed entry form.

    For more information, please visit the Earth Science Week website.

    Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award

    Deadline: October 23, 2015

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

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

  • Read the "Atlas Shrugged" book and write an essay on one of these topics:
    • At his trial, Hank Rearden declares: “The public good be damned, I will have no part of it!” What does he mean? How does this issue relate to the novel’s theme?
    • Who is John Galt?
    • What is the meaning of money to Francisco d’Anconia? To James Taggart? How do these characters’ views on money relate to the events of the story?
  • Contest Details:
    • No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
    • Entrant must be a 12th Grader, College Undergraduate or Graduate Student.
    • Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced.
    • One entry per student.
    • Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by October 23, 2015, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific standard time.
    • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third-party rights or intellectual property of any person, company or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify the Ayn Rand Institute for any claim, demand, judgment or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
    • Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via email and/or by mail by December 23, 2015.
    • Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.

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

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

    Deadline: November 1, 2015

    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 have New American Status, which means one of the following 5 statements must be true
      1. 1.) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
      2. 2.) You are - or will, by the application deadline, be - in possession of a valid green card, or
      3. 3.) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth, or
      4. 4.) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen, or
      5. 5.) You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
    • 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.

    Insurance Providers Look Twice Save A Life Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

    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.

    Griswold Home Care - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Offers.com Savvy Saver Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 13, 2015

    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 2015 Topic: Write a tweet about the best way to save money as a college student, followed by a short essay (400-600 words) explaining your tweet. Provide examples to support your answer. (400-600 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, 2015

    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 2015 or Spring 2016 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

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

    Mark A Forester Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 21, 2015

    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 you 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.

    Global English Editing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2015

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

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

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

    Best Price Nutrition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2015

    Best Price Nutrition is offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2016 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.

    ABWA Education Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: December 31, 2015

    The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

    Since its creation in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF) has offered support for women by opening doors that grant them greater access to higher education. Over the years, the ABWA has awarded over $17 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 women in the United States and today, the organization is regarded as one of the most respected national grant scholarship programs in the country. The longstanding success of the ABWA has been made possible by generous contributions from organization partners. The ABWA has a passion for moving women forward in education and business, empowering women through its scholarship fund.

  • HOW TO ENTER
  • Below you find links to 7 different webpages. You must apply for each of these separately. You can apply for one, or you can apply for all of them. Please click on the links to go to each partner's webpage.

    To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be female students currently enrolled in college.

  • Along with your essay, you must include the following information:
    • Full Name
    • Email Address
    • Mailing Address
    • College
    • Expected Year of Graduation
    • Phone Number
    • Brief Bio About Yourself (please limit to 150 words or less)
  • Truth In Aging website. Deadline = December 31, 2015.
  • Minerva Associates website. Deadline = December 31, 2015.
  • Soccerloco website. Deadline December 19, 2015.
  • Unhinge Hardware website. Deadline = December 19,2015.
  • North American Production Sharing website. Deadline = December 31, 2015.
  • Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2015

    College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future. Even though many people have been through the college experience, every generation faces unique challenges. We want to know yours.

    Whether you’re already in college or planning to go, what’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how it can be addressed? In 250 words or less, tell us what you think.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2016

    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 $3.7 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 unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2016.
    • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
    • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
    For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

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

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

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question.

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

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

    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.

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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