Collaborative Design Scholarships

SOM Foundation Awards in Architecture, Design & Urban Design - Outside Award

Deadline: July 20, 2015

The mission of the SOM Foundation is to identify and nurture emerging talent by sponsoring prestigious research awards and traveling study grants to students of architecture, design, and urban design.

The SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship are two annual awards that are administered as a single competition. The awards are given to students and recent graduates of Architecture, Design (including interior design, landscape architecture, environmental graphics, or industrial design) and Urban Design.

  • The SOM Prize is a $50,000 research and travel fellowship that enables one outstanding applicant the opportunity to travel in connection with carrying out in-depth research on a subject of their choosing; to meet with other professionals in the field; and to pursue study outside the realm of established patterns.
  • A second award, the $20,000 SOM Travel Fellowship, offers an applicant the opportunity to expand their professional education beyond the classroom through the observation of buildings, design, culture and history that can only be achieved through travel.
  • A group composed of a multi-disciplinary, independent jury of prominent professionals and the SOM Foundation Director selects the two (2) winners.
  • Each applicant makes one submission consisting of a Portfolio, a Research Proposal and a Travel Itinerary. Applicants will be considered for either award.
  • Eligibility
    • Candidates must have graduated or be graduating between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 with a bachelor’s, master’s degree or a PhD from an accredited U.S. school of architecture, urban design or design.
    • Attendance at a U.S. school and graduation are a must.
    • U.S. Citizenship is not required.
    • Candidates should be academically accomplished, demonstrate the highest design aspirations, and intend to enter the professional practice of architecture, design or urban design.

    The "Intent to Apply" application is due by Monday, April 20, 2015 with total submissions due by Monday, July 20, 2015 at 5 pm.

    For more information, please visit the SOM Foundation website.

    General Scholarships

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded college scholarships to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) graduating US high school students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

    The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.

    • Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship.
    • Be a United States Citizen.
    • Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
    • Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
    • Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
    • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
    • Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. “Extra-Credit” is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
    • Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)
    For more information, please visit the LEAGUE Foundation website.

    TREA Enlisted Association Memorial Foundation -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    The mission of the Foundation is to support and assist fellow veterans, active and retired, their families, military widows and children as necessary to provide assistance during their time of need and to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors - including active components, Reserves, and National Guard, and all retirees. The Memorial Foundation provides educational assistance and opportunities to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of TREA and TREA Auxiliary members.

    All applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is or was a member in good standing (deceased or otherwise) of The Retired Enlisted Association. Adults or emancipated children are not eligible.

  • Eligibility
    • A dependent child or grandchild of a TREA member in good standing, or of a deceased person who was a member at time of demise.
    • An applicant must meet all prerequisites for entering the college, university, or vocation/technical school chosen and be a current year high school graduate or enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
    • Special consideration will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need (if justified).
    • Full-time students only.
    • Three hundred (300) word essay on the following topic: "Do you believe that government entitlement programs have a positive or negative impact on society, and why?"
    • A copy of your most current official high school or college transcript. If the school will be sending this transcript under separate cover, attach a brief note so stating.
    • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution you plan to attend. If a letter of acceptance has not been received at the time this application is mailed, attach a brief note so stating and forward a copy of the letter of acceptance as soon as it is received.
    For more information, please visit the TREA website.

    Elaine Chapin Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    Named in honor of Elaine Chapin, this scholarship will provide funds to support the post-secondary education of students impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member.

  • Recipients will be chosen on the basis of:
    • financial need,
    • academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, vocational or technical school located in the United States.
    • Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license or certificate.

    Applicants must send their completed application, an official transcript of their most recent academic grades, a personal essay detailing how MS has affected your life (500 word maximum), plus (2) letters of reference to the address listed at the top of the scholarship application for consideration. The final selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the family of Elaine Chapin.

    For more information, please visit the Elaine Chapin Fund 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.

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. If not a member, you can join on-line.
    • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2015.
    • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
    • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Shawn Carter Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

  • Eligibility:
    • High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
    • US citizen or Permanent Resident
    • 25 years old or younger
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Leadership, community service, socio-economic factors, the quality of your essay and other strengths are all taken into account in the decision making process
    For more information, please visit the Shawn Carter Foundation website.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

    Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    The HTSF is proud to announce that we will once again be awarding scholarships this year to some of the best and brightest Greek American students in the country for the 2015 school year.

    • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited College or University in the United States for the academic year 2015-16. Proof may be required. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students.
    • Applicants must be of Greek descent, and between the ages of 17 and under 25 as of January 1, 2015.
    • Students receiving a full scholarship from any other source, or a partial scholarship exceeding 50% of their annual tuition, are ineligible.
    • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of necessity and merit. All decisions are final.
    • Applicants must submit official school transcripts and are required to submit a copy of tax returns. Winners are required to submit a copy of their Bursar tuition bill.
    • Applicants may be requested to be interviewed by a member of the Hellenic Times Scholarship Committee.
    • Past Scholarship Recipients may not re-apply.
    • Please include a photo of yourself along with your application (Does Not need to be a professional photo).
    For more information, please visit the HTSF website.

    PFLAG National Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG now has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states.

    PFLAG wants to SUPPORT YOUR LEADERSHIP with our 2015 PFLAG National Scholarships! Lesbian? Gay? Bi? Trans? Queer? Ally? Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens (Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they attend an accredited institution in the United States). Our scholarship program is entering its 14th year and supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You are a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time, this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took a time off you are still eligible to apply).
    • Self identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally
    • Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community.
    • Have applied to an accredited U.S.higher education institution.
    • Cannot be receiving full tuition remission from other sources to fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.)
    For more information, please visit the PFLAG website.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarhip - Outside Scholarhip

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children.

    The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years.

  • To be eligible for the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program, the student must:
    • be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student for the entire academic year at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier.
    • be under the age of 23 (Eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 23rd birthday).
    • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Remain unmarried for the entire academic year
    • Not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years they meet the eligibility criteria below.

  • To be eligible for the Spouse Education Assistance Program, the student must:
    • be the spouse of an active duty or retired Soldier or the widow(er) of a Soldier who died while on active duty or while retired.
    • not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
    • be a part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours per semester or term) or full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester or term) student working on an undergraduate degree.
    • maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Ten 4 U Nordstrom Cares Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 U.S. and Puerto Rican high school and 10 Canadian secondary school students to help them achieve their dreams of going to a four-year university. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes outstanding students across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement.

  • The Nordstrom Scholarship is open to high school juniors who:
    • Live and attend school in a state or U.S. territory with a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store.
    • Have at least a 2.7 GPA.
    • Volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities.
    • Plan on attending an accredited college or university during all four years over which the scholarship is distributed. (The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.)
    • Plan on applying for financial assistance in order to attend college.
    For more information, please visit the Nordstrom website.

    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.

    Allegan County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women.

    This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually. The recipient will be notified by mail or email. The check will be forwarded to the acceptance institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • Is a United States Citizen.
    • Is a high school Graduating Senior, showing academic promise, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Include a letter from the high school attending, with transcripts.
    • Submit a biographical sketch and letter stating goals and how the scholarship will be used.
    • Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States in pursuit of a degree course of study.
    • Applicants must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman, and must submit documentation of sponsor's military service.
  • Application Process:
  • The application process encompasses five steps.
    • Complete the Women's Army Corps Veterans’ Association application form.
    • Attach an official 7-semester high school transcript.
    • Include three letters of recommendation, one of which must be written by a teacher, counselor or principal.
    • Attach the biographical sketch of 500 words or fewer about your future goals and how the scholarship will be used. Include significant people and/or events that have influenced you.
    • Attach documentation of sponsor's military service.
    For more information, please visit the Women's Army Corps Veteran's Association website.

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    WyzAnt Tutoring’s annual scholarship contest is back for its fifth year. Multiple prizes are up for grabs, with a first place scholarship worth $10,000! WyzAnt promotes quality education with our tutoring services, but we don’t stop there. We want to see students make it through college too, and we’re proud to offer scholarships to help make that happen.

    $15,000 in scholarships are currently available for three deserving students! First place will receive a $10,000 college scholarship, second place will receive a $3,000 college scholarship, and third place will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

    In 300 words or less, write an essay that answers the question: "Describe one way in which your education has empowered you."

    Using email and social media, reach out to friends and family to get votes for your essay. Finalists will be determined by popular vote!

  • Who is eligible to apply?
  • Anyone who plans to be enrolled in a college or university sometime between August 1, 2015 and November 1, 2017 is encouraged to apply. This includes most high school sophomores through college juniors.

    For more information, please visit the WyzAnt website.

    Stonewall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker, this fund encourages and supports LGBTQ women in their quest for higher education. Applicants must demonstrate their motivation in making a difference with the world. Applicants must have a history of academic excellence and community service.

    The TDRS provides scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, or queer women students in two categories:

    • Graduating high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited college or university
    • Already matriculated college students in any year of study, including graduate school.
    For more information, please visit the Stonewall Community Foundation website and click on Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship.

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties.

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

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

    Ashby B Carter Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees established the scholarship to honor past National President Ashby B. Carter for his outstanding leadership of the Union from 1945 until his death in 1953; and for his dedicated efforts on behalf of his fellowman as personified by his deep involvement in civic, community, and fraternal affairs throughout his adult life. The purpose of the fund is to encourage and aid serious young dependents of National Alliance members in their determination to further their education.

  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must be dependents of members of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees. Such sponsors must have been members in good standing for at least three (3) years prior to the submission of application for scholarship.
    • All scholarship applications must be certified by the National Secretary.
    • All applicants for this awards must take the Aptitude Test of the College Board Entrance Examination at their Local High School on or before March 1 of the filing year.
    • Applicants must be High School Seniors.
    For more information, please visit the NAPFE website.

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis As of December 1, 2014, OAR has awarded a total of $476,500 to 156 students from across the country through this program. Supported initially through gifts from the family of OAR Board member, Ed Schwallie, the scholarship fund has also received generous support from the Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation in each of the last five years.

    OAR is please to invite applications from persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in any of the following:

    • Four-year undergraduate college or university
    • Two-year undergraduate college
    • Trade, technical or vocational school
    • Cooperative life skills programs

    Eligibility: Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal, chef, etc.).

    For more information, please visit the OAR website.

    DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities. For the 2015-16 academic year, three students will be recognized with an award of $500 each.

      Applicants must:
    • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America.
    • Be U.S. citizens or maintain legal residency within the United States
    • Have achieved a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Must have applied or will apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) in 2015.

    The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship recognizes that the potential for creative value often lies within that which has been passed along to you from previous generations.

    Students from all disciplines and fields of study are invited to apply. Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

    • Academic achievement and financial need
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • The essay component of the application, 750 words or less

    How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer, and serve your community?

    For more information, please visit the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship website.

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers two scholarships. The recipient for first place will receive $1,000 and the runner up will receive $500 upon acceptance to a four year accredited college or university. The candidates are evaluated on their involvement in their church, school, community, scholastic achievements, and Scouting.

  • Eligibility requirements
    • Be a registered active member of a Boy or Girl Scout unit.
    • Have earned the Eagle Scout Award for boys or the Gold Award for girls.
    • Be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church and must have received the Alpha Omega Religious Scout Award.
    • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in their church, school, Scouting unit, and community.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited high school, and in their final year.
    • Submit four letters of recommendation with the application: one letter from leaders of each of the following groups: religious institution, school, community leader, and head of Scouting unit.
    • For more information, please visit the EOCS website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides need based financial assistance and other services to members of the Naval Services of the United States, and their eligible family members and survivors.

    The Society’s Education Assistance Program offers interest-free loans and grants for undergraduate/post-secondary education at an accredited 2- or 4-year education, technical or vocational institution in the United States. This financial assistance is available for children of active duty, retired or deceased Sailors and Marines; and for spouses of active duty and retired Sailors and Marines.

  • Eligibility Requirements - Applicants MUST:
    • Be a child (under age 23 on May 1, 2015) of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine
    • Be a spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine
    • Be enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a full-time student for the entire academic year (Aug-Jun) and pursuing initial undergraduate degree at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that is located in the United States, accredited by a regional/national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and a participant in the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial Aid Programs
    • Have a cumulative 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
    • Demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the NMCRS website.

    Vandelay Web Future of Technology - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 5, 2015

    Outstanding accomplishments deserve recognition. The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program is celebrating 10 years of offering financial support to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and/or caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal excellence. In 2015, UCB will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • To apply, you must certify that you are:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • A person living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model
    • Graduating from high school in 2015 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2015
    • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
  • Selection will be based on the following criteria, which must be included:
    • A one-page essay authored by the applicant explaining why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship (e.g., outstanding awards or community involvement), how epilepsy has impacted the applicant’s life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver, and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant.
    • 3 letters of recommendation: 1) School official’s recommendation letter, 2) Community member’s recommendation letter, 3) Healthcare team member’s recommendation letter
    • A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript
    • Students pursuing degrees in the arts are welcome to include an artistic presentation. This is an optional item.
    For more information, please visit the UCB Epilepsy website.

    Capital Region Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 8, 2015

    Awards are made to accredited institutions of higher learning in Michigan for distribution to undergraduate students selected by the institution's scholarship committee based on the following criteria:

    • Recipients must be a resident of Eaton County, Clinton County, or Ingham County, Michigan
    • Recipients must be persons of proven superior ability, scholarship and character (preference given to students that maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher)
    • Recipients must be "in good standing"; with their college or university.
    • Student must be an undergraduate.
  • To be considered for the 2015-2016 year, please send an email to kcadfinaid@ferris.edu indicating your interest along with a short essay stating why you feel you deserve this scholarship based on your accomplishments.
  • Please state in the subject line: Capital Region Scholarship. Please include your name, your Student ID number, and your county of residence in the body of the email.

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2015

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts has been nurturing aspiring young artists through its college scholarship program. We know the importance of a quality art education and our scholarships help students with the ever-rising cost of tuition. The two $1000 scholarships are available to students from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties and will be selected after a competitive review of digital images and support materials. Students need not be enrolled in classes at PCCA to be eligible.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior from the Class of 2015.
    • Applicants must be a resident of Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb County.
    • Scholarships are applicable towards tuition at an accredited college in a fine arts program starting in Fall 2015.
  • Procedure:
    • Submit 6 images of your original work on one CD. No more than 6 images will be reviewed.
    • Clearly identify all image files with your name, title, size, media and date.
    • Only JPEG images on a disk will be accepted. Include a list of images. CD's will not be returned.
    • Submit a brief (1-2 paragraphs) description of your work and/or short bio.
    • Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers.
    • Submit proof of registration in a fine arts program.
    For more information, please visit the Paint Creek Center for the Arts website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ClassicDiamondHouse.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 20, 2015

    Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget. The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. At Tortuga Backpacks, our mission is to help people take amazing trips, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

    The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
    • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
    • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university
  • Spring Deadlline = December 20, 2014
  • Fall Deadline = May 20, 2015
  • For more information, please visit the Tortuga Backpacks website.

    Western Union Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 25, 2015

    The Western Union Family Scholarship Program is helping immigrant/migrant fathers and sons, mothers and daughters and brothers and sisters move up the economic development ladder through education. Scholarships are used for college tuition, language acquisition, technical training and GED classes, with two family members receiving a scholarship to help achieve the type of education they need in order to create a brighter future for their entire family.

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • All applicants for scholarships must be age 18 or older.
    • Both applicants are members of the same family.
    • Applicants must have been in the United States for seven years or less.
    • Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States.
    • Both applicants must be living in the United States currently.
    • The educational institutions for both of the family members must be in the United States.
    • The application must include educational institutions for both the primary and secondary award recipients (the two family members).
    • Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy.
    • Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees (such as Masters, PhD).
    • Scholarships will be made only to accredited higher-education institutions and training/educational providers.
    • International students already in the United States on F-1 or F-2 visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
    • Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • The following elements are used to evaluate scholarship applications:
    • Experience in overcoming barriers to pursue educational goals
    • Family involvement in the community
    • Personal educational goals
    • Plans to attain goals
    • Plans for utilizing the scholarship
    For more information, please visit the Western Union Foundation website.

    B. Davis Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: May 25, 2015

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

    The applicant must include name, address, phone number email, and if not the veteran themselves the relationship to the veteran. Additionally, proof of acceptance and enrollment into college for the upcoming year is required. This first scholarship is for the fall 2015 entrance and annually thereafter for each succeeding year.

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

    For more information, please visit the Anthony Castelli website.

    Flag Manufacturers Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 29, 2015

    The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, representing the leading United States flag manufacturers and suppliers dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States.
  • Application Procedure
    • Entries should be videos explaining what the United States flag means to the applicant.
    • Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes.
    • Videos will be judged on content, original thought, visual imagery, and patriotic expression.
    • Six copies of the videos should be submitted on CD-ROM (NOT DVD) to FMAA headquarters at 994 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 1019, Wayne, PA 19087-1866.
    • Entries must be accompanied by applicant's name, address, phone, email, current high school, and a brief statement of future plans. Applicant should also include where they learned about the FMAA scholarship program, as well as a signed Video Release Form.
    • Employees of FMAA member companies may not enter this scholarship contest.
    • Press releases will be sent to media outlets after the winning entry has been posted on YouTube and on the FMAA web site.
  • Criteria
    • Eligible applicants must be high school seniors continuing their education in a degree program, to help them attain their education goals.
    • A total of $2000 in scholarships will be awarded annually. This is a one-time award and is not renewable.
    For more information, please visit the FMAA website.

    Signazon.com Design a Sign Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 29, 2015

    Let your creativity help pay for college with the 5th Annual “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest! We want to see inspired banner designs that express your future dreams and goals you hope to achieve through higher education. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a college, university or trade school of their choice! Second and third place winners will receive $200 and $100 scholarships respectfully.

    Entrants will digitally design a graduation sign and submit their designs online at Signazon.com. Only one entry allowed – multiple entries will disqualify an entrant. Entrants are then encouraged to share their designs with friends and direct them to vote for the designs that they find appealing. The highest-scoring design at the end of the voting period will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. Second top scoring designs will be deemed second and third prize winners.

    The Contest is open only to U.S. residents in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, excluding U.S. territories.

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

    Ameriquest Traffic Safety Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Arrow Exterminators Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Arrow Exterminators website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

    Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    The Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship is awarded to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are college-bound high school seniors who are living with a parent who has a life-threatening illness as of February 1, 2015. The student must demonstrate a compelling personal and financial need, a strong sense of family, and collegiate promise. The award amount is a one-time payment of $1,000.

  • 1. VIDEO SUBMISSION
  • Record a video (with a digital camera, phone camera, webcam, etc.) of yourself answering the following questions:
    • How have you and your family been impacted by your parent's illness?
    • What does this parent mean to you and how has s/he made you who you are today?
    • Why do you need an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship?
  • This video must adhere to the following criteria:
    • maximum length of 5 minutes
    • maximum file size of 300 MB
  • 2. DOCTOR'S NOTE
  • You must submit a letter from a doctor verifiying that your parent has been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The letter must be on the doctor's letterhead and include the following:

    • Full name of the ill parent
    • Date
    • Diagnosis
    • That the condition is terminal or life-threatening
    • The doctor's name both printed and signed
    For more information, please visit the Inheritance of Hope 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.

    AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Each year, AWeber offers a $1000 scholarship to one talented thinker and writer.

  • To apply for the 2014 AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship, complete the following two steps:
    • Take the nine-question survey which will ask you about how you use different communication technologies.
    • Respond to the following essay prompt in 500 or fewer words: In recent decades, communication has changed rapidly and impacted society in dramatic ways. Think of how it has evolved over recent generations, and answer the following questions:
    1. How have communication tools and habits changed from your parents' generation, compared to yours? Has this been a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?
    2. How do you think communication tools and habits will change for your children? Will this be a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?

    Please note that both steps are required - students must complete the survey and submit an essay to be eligible for the scholarship.

    The scholarship is open to students in the United States who are currently enrolled as full-time college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as well as high school seniors. Only one entry is permitted per student.

    For more information, please visit the AWeber website.

    ProofreadingServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Association on American Indian Affairs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

    • Applicants must be Native American from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
    • All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe, but it does not need to be federally recognized.
    • There is not minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility.
    • Applicants must be enrolled as full time students for both fall and spring semester.
    • Students must be seeking an Associate's Degree or Higher.

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

    For more information, please visit the AAIA website.

    RevZilla - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    We're giving away $1000 bucks. Again. You could win. It would obviously rule.

    Test your design skills to create a new t-shirt design for the ZLA army. Enter to win $1000 for college expenses. Spend it on books, food, classes or whatever else fuels your education! Show us your chops. The best design will also get printed up and sent to you for gloating purposes. How cool is that?

    Use one of the supplied logos to create a unique design that could be put on a t-shirt. Designs must use no more than 4 proposed ink colors.

  • To be eligible:
    • You must be a graduating senior or a freshmen or sophomore in college.
    • You can't be related to any of TeamZilla staff or our extended family.
    • You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 21.
    • They reserve the right to verify date of HS graduation and/or college enrollment.
    For more information, please visit the RevZilla.com website.

    Stuck at Prom Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    The Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest challenges students to create and accessorize their prom outfits with duct tape, then wear them to prom for a chance to win scholarship cash prizes.

    Legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Maryland, Vermont, Colorado and the Province of Quebec, who are at least 14 years of age or older may apply. You must also attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom in the 2015 calendar year.

    To enter, just submit at least one photo, but not more than five, of you and your date (or just yourself if you’re entering for the Singles Category), wearing your Duck Tape® prom attire, along with all required entry information, at stuckatprom.com during the contest entry period.

    For more information, please visit the Stuck at Prom Duck Brand website.

    Non12StepRehabs.org - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Blaze Wifi website.

    MedPro Rx Education is Power Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    As we all know, “Education is Power” and power enables one to achieve the goals that may bring them success. With success comes an opportunity that enables individuals to have choices not necessarily possible without furthering one's education.

    Eligible scholarship applicants include individuals living with hemophilia A, hemophilia B, or von Willebrand Disease. A minimum of 20 scholarships will be awarded ranging in value from $500-$2,500.

  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the following requirements:
    • Must have a bleeding disorder as defined above
    • Must be a United States resident
    • Must be entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school in the fall of 2015
    • Community involvement and/or volunteer work
  • Required Documentation:
    • Completed application with signature
    • Documentation from a physician/nurse of your bleeding disorder
    • Copy of most recent transcript
    • Proof of Admission to the School
    • Proof of School Tuition (this can be found on the college website)
    • Provide a separate document outlining your community involvement and/or volunteer work letter
    • Essay: Choose one of the following questions (no less than 250 words)
      • What are your dreams and aspirations?
      • Tell us what you are most passionate about?
      • How has living with a bleeding disorder affected your life?
      • If you had the power to change something in the world what would it be?
    • One letter of Recommendation or Character Reference
    • Signed Grant and Release form
    For more information, please visit the MedPro Rx website.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    We know that paying for college can be a challenge. The courses, textbooks, and dorm life can add up quickly. We want to help make it that much easier so you can focus on what matters most - the academics. While the journey may not be easy, the reward of an academic education will remain with you for a lifetime.

    That's why Oz Moving & Storage decided to reach out and financially help one lucky student. Oz Moving & Storage $1,000 Essay Scholarship will be awarded to one qualifying graduating high school student or undergraduate college student with the most provocative and well-written essay.

    Essays will be graded based on proper use of grammar and execution of ideas and argument on the student's topic of choice by selected staff of Oz Moving & Storage.

  • Choose one essay topic from the two below to write about:
    • When you’re in elementary school, middle school, or high school, big life changes such as a move to a new town, city or state, can be rough. Being the new kid on the block and having to make new friends can either be fun or rough. Tell us about a time when you had to deal with a big change and how you overcame it for the better.
    • or
    • If you had the opportunity to debate a particular topic with anyone in history (past or present), who would it be and what would the topic be?
  • Rules:
    • A minimum of 500 words
    • Open only to college-bound graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students currently enrolled in college in the U.S.
    • One (1) entry per student. Multiple entries will result in disqualification
    • Essays caught plagiarizing or off-topic will result in disqualification
    For more information, please visit the Oz Moving & Storage website.

    Boomtown Internet Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    James R Hoffa Memorial Essay Contest Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

    James R. Hoffa became a Teamsters Member in 1933, served as General President for fourteen years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the Union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually.

    This year, applicants are asked to share their thoughts on the following topic: “What impact would an increase in union membership have on the U.S. economy and the middle class?” Essays should be 500 words or less and type written. Those applying must also fill out an application.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Be the son, daughter or financial dependent of an eligible Teamster member
    • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college, university or community college program, or a technical or vocational program
    • Be 23 years old or younger by June 15, 2015
    For more information, please visit the Teamsters website.

    Affiliated Workers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2015

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

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

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

    UsBundles.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2015

    We understand every cent counts when it comes to college. That's why we're offering $1000 to the college student who can best write an essay on the following question:

    The Internet is changing the traditional classroom experience. Online technologies are bringing students and teachers more options than ever before. Question: How is digital learning changing the classroom? Give specific examples of how current students or teachers can utilize new technologies to further enhance the classroom experience.

    Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of USBUNDLES.

    Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall semester 2015.

    Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

    For more information, please visit the USBUNDLES website.

    Verizon Infographic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2015

    Create an Infographic and you could win $1000 toward your tuition.

    What is an Infographic?

    Infographics are graphic visual representations of data, or knowledge, such as a bar chart representing how many hotdogs were consumed at a baseball game. While Infographics have been around for some time, the popularity of the Internet and social media has made them a popular tool for sharing ideas and information virally.

  • Your challenge:
  • Recently students have embraced technology and dramatically changed the way it is used in education. It's no surprise that technology continues to evolve both in and out of the classroom. But what does the future hold?

  • Question: Create an infographic showing how technology is changing for students in education
  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of DEALS.SERVICEBUNDLES.

    Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015, who will enroll for fall 2015 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

    Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between August 1 , 2014 and July 31, 2015.

    For more information, please visit the Verizon Deals.serviceBundles.com website.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2015

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student.

  • Please send a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

    For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    West Michigan Chalk Art Festival - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 20, 2015

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

    The event is on June 19-20, 2015 in Byron Center, MI. Cash prizes up to $1000 are available. Registration is required with preference given to those that are registered by May 18, 2015.

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

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

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    Protect Your Bed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

    AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2015

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Scholarship has been established to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members.

    The applicant must be a current member, son/daughter, step-son/step-daughter, grandchild or step-grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

    • The applicant must submit a resume of not more than 500 words nor less than 200 words about himself/herself. It should include past accomplishments, career and educational goals, and objectives for the future.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (excluding family members) must be signed and dated by writers
    • Authorized copy of his/her most current transcript with accumulative grade average and an explanation of the grading system must be received in a sealed envelope
    • Copy of Ladies Auxiliary member’s current membership card
    • Completed copy of the Application Form
    • Signed copy of the Privacy Act Form

    For more information, please visit the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary website.

    Spokeo Connections Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2015

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university in the Fall of 2015 OR a student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words
  • Select A Topic
    1. Connections - Technology plays a large part in keeping us connected to our friendships and family. What tool or social networking has done the most to keep you in touch? How do you see this evolving in the future?
    2. Data - Open/Big data is used to improve communities and experiences. How would you use big data to improve life on campus? What data sets would you select and what problems or issues would you want to resolve?
    3. Social - We at Spokeo encourage creativity. Select a cause or product (e.g. UNICEF, Dr.Pepper, Spokeo or a film) and tell us how you would uniquely integrate social media to reach the broadest audience possible.

    Upload your essay and transcript right on the site!

    For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.

    Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 8, 2015

    The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit (503c), volunteer-managed organization established to:
    • Provide scholarships to Korean heritage students,
    • Encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and
    • Nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.
      Our evaluation criteria include:
    • Financial need,
    • Scholastic achievement,
    • Recommendations,
    • Essay, and
    • Extracurricular activities (including community service).
  • Requirements
    • Will be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) at a school in one of the designated Mideastern region states (Ohio, and Michigan) during the 2015-16 school year.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
    • Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Korean American Scholarship Foundation website.

    Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Freedom from Religion Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

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

    FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest - For College-Bound High School Seniors

    Choose from one of two essay topics:

    • Young, bold and nonbelieving: Challenges of being a nonbeliever of color - Write from personal perspective about experiences or challenges you face, as a nonbeliever in a religious family or community, and minority within the freethought community. Are there obstacles discouraging diversity within the movement? What do you think could be done to make freethought and nonbelief more attractive to America's nonwhite communities? Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.
    • Why I'm Good Without God: Challenges of being a young nonbeliever - Write from personal perspective about your experiences or challenges in the face of persistent stereotypes that atheists and other nonbelievers are not moral. Explain how you're "good without God," why religion is not necessary for morality and may even be counterproductive. What can you or others do to counter negative stereotypes about nonbelievers? Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.

  • Length: 500 to 700 words. Include word count. Submit typed, double-spaced essay with standard margins.
  • Eligibility: North American high school senior who graduates in spring 2015, going to college in fall 2015.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3000.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2015
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  • FFRF Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest - For College Students Under Age 25
  • Essay Topic: Proud to be an atheist: Challenging stigmas against nonbelievers - Atheists are one of the most despised minorities, yet statistically are among the most moral segments in the U.S. population. Write a persuasive essay about why nonbelievers should be respected, not stigmatized. Include personal perspective or experiences with religious family, schoolmates or community. Provide supporting arguments (e.g., recent studies, philosophical or historic perspectives) about how freethinkers contribute to society despite widespread vilification. Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.

  • Length: 700 to 900 words. Include word count. Submit typed, double-spaced essay with standard margins.
  • Eligibility: Currently-enrolled college student through age 24, currently attending a North American college or university at least through spring or summer 2015.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3000.
  • Deadline: June 15, 2015
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  • FFRF Brian Bolton Graduate/Older Student Essay Contest for Grad Students and Undergrad Students Age 25 to 30
  • Essay Topic: Religion and violence: What is to blame for religious terrorism? - Write a persuasive analysis dissecting the common claim that religion cannot be held responsible for violence in its name. For example, President Obama has said of the Islamic State: "They are not religious leaders, they are terrorists. No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism." He also said "no god condones the killing of innocents." Analyze the claim that it's only a handful of extremists who are "perverting" religion who are to blame for the violence, and not religion itself. Provide supporting arguments to back up your position (religious pronouncements such as biblical or Koranic verses, historic or contemporary violence, underlying factors, etc.). Are there solutions to religious terrorism?

  • Length: 750-950 words. Include word count. Submit typed, double-spaced essay with standard margins.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled graduate student up to age 30, or undergrads ages 25-30, attending a North American college or university, including but not limited to someone graduating or earning a degree in spring or summer 2015.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3000.
  • Deadline July 15, 2015
  • For more information, please visit the FFRF website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Movers Corp - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Starfleet Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

    All STARFLEET members who have been in STARFLEET for at least one year total prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply for one of five (5) scholarships to help you continue or begin your studies at community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/ certified program.

    All scholarships will be announced at or by the date of STARFLEET's International Conference ("IC"). In 2015, IC is August 21-23, in Niagara Falls, New York.

  • ARTISTIC - Gene Roddenberry Memorial/Sir Patrick Stewart Scholarship for Aspiring Writers & Artists
  • This is for all those studying acting, dance, music, writing, literature, or for skills and training relating to the media, graphic artists, filmmaking, etc.

  • The contents of your COMPLETE application packet should include:
    • The STARFLEET Scholarship Application Form filled out in its entirety.
    • A two-page personal essay addressing the following items in detail: (1) Why are you applying for this scholarship? (2) What STARFLEET activities are you involved in? and (3) In what other extracurricular activities do you participate? (academic, athletic, interscholastic, non STARFLEET interests, career-related, volunteer opportunities, etc...)
    • A brief employment history, if any.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation with signatures from the persons making the recommendation. These can come from teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, academic advisers, professors, employers, community, other volunteer leaders, or STARFLEET leaders (i.e., your CO, section chief, RC, EC member, or other ranking member of the organization). NOTE: You must have one letter of recommendation from a member of STARFLEET in good standing that has achieved the rank of Captain or above.
    • An official copy of your latest transcript.
    For more information, please see the Starfleet website.

    Bay Harbor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 21, 2015

    The Bay Harbor Foundation pursues its mission of improving the quality of life experience in Northern Lower Michigan and meeting the immediate needs of our community through our scholarship program, which was established in 2008 to provide assistance to those who are active in the Bay Harbor community.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Each recipient shall be a person who is employed by a Bay Harbor entity within the Bay Harbor Community or shall be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a person who is so employed as stated in the Program Goals.
    • The applicant must be 17 years old or older.
    • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • The applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, including community and junior colleges, located within the United States.
    • The applicant must be a “Full Time Student” carrying at least 12 credit hours per semester, or equivalent in quarter hours, and in good standing.
    • The applicant must be a person who has demonstrated good moral character and who has not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.
    • The applicant must demonstrate a need for assistance in paying tuition of the college or university he or she is attending after taking into account the other financial assistance available to such person.
    • The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the community in a written essay.
    • Two letters of recommendation are suggested, but not required, to accompany the application, for example one from a resident and one from the applicant’s employer, supporting the nomination of the applicant for a scholar award.
    For more information, please visit the Bay Harbor Foundation website.

    American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2015

    The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, or child raised as a member's own child for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years immediately preceding submission of a scholarship application.

    For a student to be eligible, their AAST member parent must have been a member in good standing for two years prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year the student is applying. Students can be eligible to apply each year for a total of three scholarships.

  • Applicant Criteria Requirements:
    • An original, official transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) at an accredited school.
    • High school students must submit a final four-year high school transcript. If your transcript does not indicate your grades for all four years of high school, it will not be considered.
    • College students must submit a current official college transcript indicating all grades earned through the current year which you are applying.
    • A letter of acceptance from an accredited college, state university or community college for the upcoming academic year.
    • A typed essay of 500 WORDS entitled "How My Education Will Advance My Career Plans"
    • A small photo attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.
    For more information, please visit the AAST 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".

    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.

    A Better Chicago - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

    As Chicago’s premier architectural, historical and charter cruise company, it’s safe to say we know what makes Chicago so special. From the famed architecture to the world-renowned museums, the jaw-dropping skyline and lake views to the awe-inspiring works of public art, Chicago is “Second City” to none- at least in our hearts.

    But what would make our beloved Windy City even better? That’s where you come in. Chicago Line Cruises is proud to announce that we’re offering a $2,000 scholarship to one U.S. college student.

    Keeping in mind Chicago’s rich architecture, history, and public art works, we want you to answer the question “In an ideal world, what new creation would you contribute to Chicago’s physical and/or cultural landscape?

    We want you to be creative with your answers, so we’re accepting a wide variety of formats for your submission. A written essay, a podcast, an animated video, or even a hand drawing - anything goes! Submissions will be judged on:

    • Creativity of concept/originality of idea
    • Execution/attention to detail
    • Thoroughness
    • Demonstration of your appreciation of Chicago
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current college student enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program
    • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    For more information, please visit the Chicago Line Cruises 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.

    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.

    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.

    Charles Shafae’ Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 18, 2016

    The Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund awards a $1000 scholarship each year to the winner of the Papercheck Essay Contest. The Papercheck Essay Contest is open to students of all majors.

      To qualify for entry, participants must meet the following criteria:
    • be enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
    • be enrolled at the undergraduate level (have taken or are taking an undergraduate course) taking at least 12 credits per semester
    • be a legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa
    • carry a status of “Good Standing”
    • maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.2
  • Scholarship Question:
  • Increasing numbers of colleges and universities are offering not only individual courses but also entire degree programs online. Many educators, however, are concerned that online programs do not provide the same quality of education as an on-campus education provided in a classroom setting. They state that online classes deprive students of the invaluable experience of collaborating and working with other students. Academic honesty is also an issue in evaluating online courses and coursework. Proponents argue that an online education offers convenience and flexibility, enabling access to students who might not otherwise be able to earn a degree and complete their education. In your opinion, should colleges and universities offer degrees entirely online? Why or why not? Please discuss the issues around the question and the pros and cons.

    For more information, please visit the Papercheck 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.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

    The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

    • Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing.
    • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
    • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.

    For more information, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 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.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

    • Were you in foster care after your 14th birthday or,
    • Were you adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday?
  • and
    • Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Are you attending an accredited college or vocational program?
    • Are you under the age of 21?
    • Are you a Michigan resident?

    If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible for funding to help with your educational expenses! The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) can pay for tuition, loans, rent, school supplies, computers, health care, and much more!

    Eligible Amounts: Full Time students will be eligible for up to $2,000 per term and Part Time students will be eligible for up to $1,000 a term (while funding is available).

    For more information, please visit the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan website or call the ETV office toll free at 1-877-660-METV (6388).

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

    We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change.

    Many different scholarships are offered to students 25 years old and under with different deadline dates.

    For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org 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.

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year.

  • Participants must meet the following criteria:
    • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
    • Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
    • Age sixteen (16) years or older
    • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
    • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
    For more information, please visit the 1800wheelchair.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.

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

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

    The deadline is the 15th of each month.

    For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.

    Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships

    The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.

    There are multiple scholarships available. One of them is an art related scholarship.

  • Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Workers
  • Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:

    • Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
    • Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
    • Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
    • Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
    • Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.
  • Application Criteria:
    • Minimum 16 years of age
    • Applicant need not be enrolled in school
    • Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
    • A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
    • A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.
    For more information, please visit the Geneseo Migrant Center 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.

    1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship

    OBJECTIVE: To assist dependents of deceased or 100% permanently disabled veterans of service with the 1st Marine Division in furthering their education towards a bachelor's degree.

    POLICY: Grants of up to $1,750 per academic year are awarded to full time, undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college, university, or higher technical trade school, up to a maximum of four years. Neither graduate study requests nor applications at the high school or prep school level are accepted. Payments are made directly to the educational institution.

    ELIGIBILITY: Limited to dependents of honorably discharged veterans, now deceased from any cause or totally and permanently disabled, who served in a unit that was part of, attached to, or operating in support of, the 1st Marine Division. Beneficiaries who marry before completion of the course, or who fail to complete an academic year for reasons other than scholastic, must reapply before benefits may be resumed.

    INSTRUCTIONS: In order to verify the 1st Marine Division related period of service of the deceased or 100% and permanently disabled veteran sponsor, please complete the Standard Form 180 (or get more info first) and mail directly to the National Personnel Records Center, GSA (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132. When a veteran sponsor's DD214 is locally available and indicates 1st Marine Division service, return a copy with this instruction sheet. That will expedite processing of this application.

  • In addition, the following information must be provided:
    • An official copy of the death certificate of the applicant's sponsor under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics or:
    • An Affidavit from the Veteran's Administration attesting to the 100% and permanent disability of the applicant's sponsor. Failure to state both 100% and permanent will result on rejection of the application.
    • A official copy of the applicant's birth certificate under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics.
    • The name, address and telephone number of the applicant's parent, guardian, or whoever stands in loco parentis.
    • The name of the college, university or higher technical trade school which the applicant attends or plans to attend and the anticipated graduation date.
    • The name of the high school in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
    • A statement indicating that the applicant will either live on campus or daily commute to school from a specified home address.
    • Recent photograph of the applicant.
    • The applicant's Social Security Number and telephone number.
    • A letter from the prospective scholar describing goals and aspirations.

    Upon receipt of the foregoing by this office, the applicant will be further advised.

    For more information, please visit the 1st Marines Division website. Please scroll to the bottom.

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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