Collaborative Design Scholarships

International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Its mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities benefiting individuals and institutions engaged in the education of and for the furnishings and design industry as well as those engaged in activities promoting, developing or enhancing the furnishings and design industries and the practice of these professions.

The scholarships require undergraduate students to be majoring in Interior Design or closely related field (Furniture Design, Collaborative Design.

  • Scholarships offered:
  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship - $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Answer the question: Describe your leadership activities in both paid and volunteer positions in your community, school, clubs, or organization in the past 5 years.
  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Part-time student
    • Currently enrolled in at least 2 Interior design courses or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship - $2,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

    • Full time student
    • Completed a minimum of 4 design courses in Interior Design or closely related program
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

    • Currently enrolled in major focusing on residential furniture design
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in this field
    • 5 different examples of your original furniture designs
    • One letter of recommendation
  • Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

    • Undergraduate focusing on the green/sustainable field
    • Official transcript required
    • 200-400 word essay explaining your long and short term goals, special interests, volunteer/community service, and what inspired you to pursue a professional career in the green/sustainable design field
    • 2-3 different examples of your design work
    • Two letters of recommendation

    The DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2014!

    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    General Scholarships

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 25, 2014

    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 November 1, 2013, OAR has awarded a total of $356,500 to 116 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 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 for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 semesters 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.

    Community Foundation Alliance of Calhoun County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 28, 2014

    Calhoun County Adult Scholarship

    There are very few things comparable to watching someone change their life for the better. The Calhoun County Adult Scholarship Endowed Fund provides scholarships to nontraditional students residing within Calhoun County who are seeking educational opportunities to take them further. Yearly scholarships are available up to $1,000 and are funded with the interest of our endowed fund as well as from the generosity of the Taylor Family.

  • Eligibility Guidelines
    • Nontraditional student who resides within Calhoun County
    • Adults must not have been enrolled in any full-time educational program for at least six months prior to the application deadline.
    • Be in need of additional education and/or technical training to enhance current employment status and/or employability.
    • Previous Calhoun County Adult Scholarship recipients are welcome to re-apply and must submit a copy of their most recent transcript and brief description of their academic year.
    • Strong emphasis will be placed on merit, need, academic achievement, and community involvement.
    • Geographical representation of each recipient will also be considered.
    • This scholarship is not for graduating high school students or post college graduate level studies.
    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation Alliance of Calhoun County website.

    Emergency University - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

    Emergency University is giving away a $1000 scholarship for the 2014/2015 school year. Submit your plan and you might be selected!

    With each passing year, the cost of higher education continues to grow increasingly more expensive. Emergency University wants to help combat this rising cost by giving away $1000 to one worthy candidate. Follow the instructions listed below and you could get $1000.

  • Create an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for ONE of the following scenarios that you might encounter in your college career:
    • medical emergency at the gym
    • medical emergency at a party
    • medical emergency in the dorm
    • medical emergency on the sports field/court
    • medical emergency studying abroad
    • medical emergency on Spring Break
    • medical emergency in the classroom

    How would you react in this scenario? Who should you contact for help? What training would you need in order to safety protect others involved? Highlight how you would communicate the Emergency Response Plan to those that would be involved. In what ways could you get people involved or "bought in" to the plan that you have created?

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Must be a graduating senior in high school, or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college
    • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation or college enrollment
    • Must not have any relationship to Emergency University or Emergency University employees
    For more information, please visit the Emergency University website.

    KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

    The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation believes in making a difference in the lives of those who are willing to work hard and improve themselves through education. Each year, the Foundation provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to hundreds of deserving students across the country– $11.5 million since 2006. In the past two years alone, nearly $1.5 million of that was awarded to 808 KFC Team Members via the REACH Educational Grant Program™.

    We are motivated by Colonel Sanders’ belief in the importance of hard work and determination, recognition, giving back and passion for a job well done. Our REACH Educational Grant recipients truly embody these characteristics. From the single parent finally completing a degree started 15 years earlier to those who are the first in their families to attend college, it’s difficult to hear their stories and not be inspired.

    The REACH Educational Grant Program™ helps KFC restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams. These $2,000 grants help Team Member recipients attend accredited four-year and two-year educational institutions, as well as trade/vocational schools. Winners are selected via a competitive application process and may reapply each year.

    For more information, please visit the KFC Scholars website.

    Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

    Factor Support Network is again pleased to offer the Millie Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship this year to WOMEN with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease. The award this year will be five $1000 scholarships. This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Millie Gonzalez (1953-2001), who was a firm believer in educational opportunity.

    Factor Support Network is again pleased to offer the Mike Hylton & Ron Niederman Memorial Scholarship this year to MEN with bleeding disorders and their immediate family members. The award this year will be ten $1000 scholarships. This scholarship was established in 1999 to honor the memory of Mike Hylton (1945-1998) and Ron Niederman (1950-1999).

    Criteria for selection will be academic goals, volunteer work, school activities, other pertinent experience/achievements, and financial need.

    For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.

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

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

    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, 2014

    TREA - Serving the TOTAL ENLISTED Force, Active Duty -- Veterans -- Retired -- Reserves -- National Guard. 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. Scholarships provide educational assistance and opportunities to the children and grandchildren of TREA (The Retired ENLISTED Association).

    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, 2014

    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.

    Shawn Carter Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

    The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning. Shawn Carter Scholars receive financial support from the Shawn Carter Foundation from college admission to college graduation. Oftentimes students’ educational progress is derailed by financial burdens unrelated to tuition. That is why Shawn Carter Scholarships can be used to defray the costs of books and lab fees, food, travel and other self-care expenses.

  • Eligibility:
    • All high school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2yr or 4yr) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools who meet the requirements below are eligible.
    • 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.
    For more information, please visit the Shawn Carter Foundation website.

    Direct TV Beats Cable Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

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

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

    bistroMD Innovative Ideas for Health and Wellness Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

    As innovative thought leaders in the field of home diet delivery, bistroMD is proud to announce our first annual spring and fall Innovative Ideas for Health and Wellness Scholarship for high school and college students who are pursuing a college degree. In offering this scholarship, it is our goal to help provide access higher education to one student each spring and fall semester so that they may go on to become uniquely extraordinary members of their communities. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student each spring and fall semester.

  • How to Apply
    • Take the short survey on obesity-related issues. Your answers will remain anonymous, and no information obtained will be sold to third parties.
    • Write a 500 word essay discussing what you think is the largest contributing cause of obesity in the United States, as well as why you believe this is such a significant factor in the obesity epidemic in our nation.
    • Submit your application with one click when you’ve finished.
  • Rules & Eligibility Requirements:
    • Eligible applicants are either a graduating senior in high school, or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution. For enrolled college students, your graduation date must be no earlier than December 2014.
    • BistroMD reserves the right to verify information collected, such as date of high school graduation or college enrollment.
    • Only one entry per student, per semester, is permitted. In the case of duplicate applications, only the most recent will be considered.
    • Once submitted, your essay and survey responses will become the property of bistroMD, LLC and can be used by bistroMD for any purpose. BistroMD respects your privacy, and all information will remain anonymous. We will never sell your information.
    • Entries containing content plagiarized from other works that are not your own, or that are off-topic, will not be considered.
    For more information, please visit the bistroMD website.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

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

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

    Fifteen partial college scholarships of $3,000 each are being offered for the 2014-2015 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

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

    An original essay must be submitted for your application to be considered. Please submit a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 250 words. The topic of this essay should be related to any aspect of the Labor Movement and how it has affected your life. For example what role have unions played in your family or why are unions important.

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    PFLAG National Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2014

    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.

    The PFLAG Scholarship program is a critical component of our Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All Program, rewarding hard work and leadership in the next generation. It is an opportunity to reach out to young people and acknowledge their role in building our community. What better way to show our commitment to students than to provide support for role models and pioneers around the country that are making schools safer for all students?

  • 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.

    Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarhip - Outside Scholarhip

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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 registered in DEERS.
    • 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, 2014

    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, 2014

    Every year since 1994, Nordstrom has awarded college scholarships of $10,000 to hardworking high-school students with dreams of a higher education. Paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of their choice, Nordstrom Scholarships give bright, deserving kids the help they need to achieve their goals. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, awards/honors, leadership, school activities, community/volunteer activities, financial and employment history. Awards are granted without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin

  • The Nordstrom Scholarship is open to high school juniors who:
    • Live and attend school in a state 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.

    Catholic Daughters of the America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.”

    The National Court will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to a JCDA Member entering College in the fall of 2014.

    • You must be Catholic and entering Freshman year in college.
    • The applicant must have been a member of the JCDA for at least two years Immediately Preceding an application for this award. However, you do not need to have a relative who is a CDA member.
    • An essay of approximately 500 words typed and double-spaced entitled, "What gift of the Holy Spirit do you find most helpful in guiding you through life's difficulties? How does it help you to figure out and/or do the Father's will?" must be submitted with the application/cover sheet.
    For more information, please visit the Catholic Daughters of the Americas website and click on the link JCDA.

    Arrow Exterminators Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Arrow Exterminators website.

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    WyzAnt Tutoring’s annual scholarship contest is open for its fourth 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: "If you could teach everyone in the world one thing, what would it be?"

    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, 2014 and November 1, 2016 is encouraged to apply. This includes most high school sophomores through college juniors.

    For more information, please visit the WyzAnt website.

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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.

    Griswold Home Care - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

    Ashby B Carter Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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.

    National Slovak Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    One of the ways the National Slovak Society supports education is through its NSS Scholarship Program. The program was started in 1966 and named in honor of our founder - Peter Vitazoslav Rovnianek. Each year, many of our young members receive grants from the fund to attend college or trade school. From its inception, hundreds of our NSS youth have been recipients.

    Any National Slovak Society member who has successfully completed high school is eligible to apply, subject to the following provisions. The applicant:

    • Must be a member of the National Slovak Society for a minimum of two (2) years;
    • Must have a minimum of $10,000 of permanent life insurance in force, or $5,000 annuity;
    • Must qualify and provide proof of acceptance by a college or university (4 years); junior college, nursing, trade, technical or business school (2 years); or other institutions approved by the NSS Board of Directors.
    • In the event that a NSS Scholarship is granted, it shall be the responsibility of the student to remain in school "full-time" and to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.
    For more information, please visit the National Slovak Society website.

    DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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 2014-15 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 for federal financial aid (FAFSA) in 2013.

    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.

    Castle Ink Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Castle Ink website.

    Cash Store Continuing Education Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

    Carpey Law - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Carpey Law website.

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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.

    Directron.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

    Boomtown Internet Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    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, 2014) 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, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

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

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

    AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2014

    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.

    Buses for Sale Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 5, 2014

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

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

    Charter One TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Charter One website.

    Capital Region Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 9, 2014

    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 2014-2015 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.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ClassicDiamondHouse.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15, 2014

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

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

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

    Ameriquest Traffic Safety Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 16, 2014

    AmeriQuest is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior with a unique, thoughtful point-of-view on driverless cars!

  • Please write an essay in 500 words or less to enter yourself into the running for the 2014 AmeriQuest Traffic Safety Scholarship:
  • According to Google, GM, Nissan, Toyota and Mercedes Benz, driverless, automated cars will be here by 2020. We are already seeing certain models that warn drivers when they are too close to another vehicle, or notify drivers that a car is approaching the blind spot. Many models now can automatically react to changes in road and weather conditions.

    Citing current information on driverless cars and the ways this technology would change the culture, indicate whether you see this as a positive or negative change, and why. Use this as an opportunity to discuss how current technology has changed the culture and how this next iteration would change it even more.

    For more information, please visit the Ameriquest website.

    Stuck at Prom Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 23, 2014

    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.

    Eligible participants may enter as a “single” (one individual) in the “Single Category” or as a couple (two individuals) ("Entrant" or "Entrant Couple"). Each Eligible Participant must attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom held in 2014, wearing complete prom attire and/or accessories made using Duck® brand duct tape ("Duct Tape Prom Attire").

  • You must also submit the following:
    • at least one, but up to five, high-resolution color photographs (professional or amateur) of the single or couple in Duck Brand® duct tape Prom Attire,
    • each Entrant’s first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, e-mail address, age, high school grade level , high school name, high school city and state, high school telephone number, and date of prom
    • answers to the following questions: Where did you get the Duck Brand® duct tape you used to create your prom night outfit? How did you hear about the Stuck at Prom® Contest? How many rolls were used in creating your prom night outfit? What Duck Brand® duct tape colors were used? Describe in 1000 characters or less how you created your prom night outfit and how many hours were spent creating your prom night outfit?
    • First Place: $10,000 each.
    • Second Place: $5,000 each.
    • Third Place: $3,000 each.
    • Runners up: $500 each

    The school that hosted a winning couples' prom will also receive a prize amount for that winner.

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

    B. Davis Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: May 29, 2014

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

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

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

    Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Blaze Wifi website.

    Flag Manufacturers Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2014

    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.

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

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

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

    MyBookBuyer.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2014

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

    Spring 2014 Essay Topic:

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

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

    Non12StepRehabs.org - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2014

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

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

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

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2014

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

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

      To be in consideration for a scholarship award, you must include the following:
    • Application
    • Physician's statement of diagnosis
    • Most recent official transcript
    • Document verifying acceptance by college (or current enrollment)
    • Essay: Choose from one of the following essay topics (1,000 word maximum):
        - How will your college degree contribute to your short- and long-term goals?
        - Describe a circumstance in your life in which you faced adversity, failure, or setback. What actions did you take as a result and what did you learn from this experience?
        - Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

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

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Cars for Help - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: June 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Association on American Indian Affairs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 2, 2014

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AAIA website.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2014

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

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

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

    Affiliated Workers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2014

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

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

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

    Starfleet Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2014

    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 2014, IC is August 8-10, in Rockford, Illinois.

  • 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 dvisors, 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). N OTE: 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. Click on About Us, then Scholarships.

    The Brad’s Deals Shop Smart Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2014

    Twelve years ago this fall, I was in college and struggling to balance the myriad expenses - from tuition to housing to supplies to fun - that so many other students struggle to balance every year. Part of my solution was to skip the school store and make my back-to-school purchases online. I found incredible deals. The savings were vital, as they often are. I felt compelled to share what I learned and that effort to spread the word about the tips, tricks, coupon codes and great deals I was finding led to Brad's Deals.

    Recognizing that my experience was far from unique, Brad's Deals is pleased to announce the third annual Brad's Deals Scholarship Competition to recognize, encourage and reward students whose college experience is enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort and thrift.

    The five finalists will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Scholarship requirements:
    • Write a 500 word essay explaining how your college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort or thrift. Example: one of many other things I did at school was buy a router and wireless cards (they were cutting edge then!) and sell wireless internet access to others in my building.
    • Break down your all-in educational costs (tuition, room, board, other) and how they are or will be paid. Note: given the "shop smart" theme, there is a bias against both high annual tuition costs and student loans.

    Essays will be judged on the creativity of the money saving strategies described, along with the overall remarkableness of the author’s experience paying for school in the spirit of thrift.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • High school seniors and undergraduate students
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Current enrollment
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Not open to residents of Rhode Island or Tennessee.
    For more information, please visit the Brad's Deals website.

    Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Video Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2014

    Bridgestone Americas is committed to making our roads safer by encouraging teens and young adults to avoid distractions while driving. The Teens Drive Smart program was created to give teens real life experience behind the wheel, provide resources on the dangers of distracted driving and give young drivers the chance to earn scholarships by creating compelling videos.

    Every year, teens across the country submit videos showing us all how to be safer behind the wheel. Now is your chance! If you’ve got a compelling, creative idea of how to show teens to be safer drivers, make a short video (25 or 55 seconds) about it, then register and enter it for a chance to be a 2014 Teens Drive Smart Video Contest winner!

    The top filmmaker will receive a $20,000 college scholarship; Second place wins a $10,000 college scholarship; Third place wins a $5,000 college scholarship! The 10 top filmmakers will receive a new set of Bridgestone- or Firestone-brand tires

    Plus, your video could be broadcast by Bridgestone Americas as a public service announcement on TV stations around the country.

    Contest is open to legal permanent residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, ages 16 through 21, at the time of entry. Entrants must possess a valid driver’s license and be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited secondary, college level or trade school. Proof of age and identity must be furnished upon request. Individuals who have previously received a scholarship prize through prior years’ versions of this contest (referred to as Safety Scholars) as well as children of employees of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC or its agencies are not eligible.

    For more information, please visit the Teens Drive Smart website.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 20, 2014

    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. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

  • Please send a short essay answering the following questions:
  • What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others? Include the affects on personal relations with peers and others.
  • For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    West Michigan Chalk Art Festival - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 21, 2014

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

    The event is on June 20-21, 2014 in Byron Center, MI. Cash prizes up to $1000 are available. Registration is required with preference given to those that are registered by May 17, 2014.

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

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

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 22, 2014

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

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

  • Applicant Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of CenturyLinkQuote.
  • Incoming freshman:
    • Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
    • Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014, who will enroll for Fall 2014 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students:
    • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    UsBundles.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 22, 2014

    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 use of social media in education is on the rise. Students and faculty are finding new ways to leverage social media tools like social networking sites, apps, message boards, and podcasts to encourage the learning process. Tell us your top 5 ideas on how professors and teachers can use social media to enhance the learning process. List each idea and then briefly explain how it encourages students to learn.

    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 August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall semester 2014.

    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 August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014.

    For more information, please visit the USBUNDLES website.

    Verizon Infographic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 22, 2014

    Deals.serviceBundles.com Infographic Scholarship

    Make 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.

    Create an original Infographic about your major. You can use any data you find relevant, such as how many people nationwide are enrolled in the same major, or how much money you can expect to earn after you graduate in your chosen field. Whatever you choose to highlight about your major, make it informative, factual, fun, original, and engaging.

  • 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, 2013 and July 31, 2014, who will enroll for fall 2014 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

    Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, 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.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2014

    In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,250 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

  • Short Essay
  • Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.
    • Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?"
    • Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"
  • Who Can Apply?
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies
  • Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. The awards are one-time only and not renewable.

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2014

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Scholarships have 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 or grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary.

    • 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
    • Letter of acceptance, on official school letterhead, from an accredited college or university.

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

    Spokeo Connections Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2014

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must either be an incoming college freshman for the fall 2014 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four year college or university.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words
  • Select A Topic
  • Connections - At Spokeo we are all about connecting people. If you could have a direct connection with anyone living today, who would it be? How would you use this connection to make the world around you better?

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

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

    Upload your essay and transcript right on the site!

    For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.

    Joe Foss Institute - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 13, 2014

    Anyone who knew Joe Foss, or is familiar with his life knows that Joe believed in service to others and his country. His words: “I’m proud to be an American. I’m humbled to have been able to serve this great country and fight for its matchless Constitution;” reflect the values by which he lived.

    The Joe Foss Institute has developed video and essay scholarship contests that ask students to take time to consider what the Founding documents mean, as well as the sacrifices made by those brave Americans defending our freedoms. In each contest, we invite high school students to submit an entry based upon a selected theme.

  • The Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest
  • Write a 1500 word minimum essay and focus on the theme “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA”. Develop this topic in any way you choose. Be creative. Critical criteria will be Creativity, Theme Development, Clarity of Ideas, and Mechanics (Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, etc.)

    This contest is open to U.S citizens of all national backgrounds that are currently studying in the United States or in an American military school out of the country. Eligible contestants must be high school (9th—12th) students in a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program.

    For more information, please visit the Joe Foss Institute webpage.

    Freedom from Religion Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: July 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Vegetarian Resource Group Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Movers Corp - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2014

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

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

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

    Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 16, 2014

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

    Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 27, 2014

    For 2014, Family Travel Forum (FTF), the web's leading trip-planning resource for family travelers, and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a non-profit organization that promotes responsible journalism and encourages the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide, are offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.

    Have you ever taken an unexpectedly wonderful -- or terrible but funny -- trip with your family? Or have you journeyed somewhere with a school group or sports team and have some advice on how to make the most of your experience or destination? Have you gone somewhere -- near of far -- that opened up new ways of looking at the world?

    Family Travel Forum and the Society of American Travel Writers invite you to submit travel blogs that are serious, funny or contemplative, as long as they are informative.

  • Eligibility for FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
    • Travel blogs must be no more than 600 words in length.
    • Entries must include text and be illustrated by at least one photo, digital artwork or video. (In addition to the personal photograph on your profile).
    • Travel essays must include practical details so that others can follow in your footsteps. Details should include names of attractions, museums, themeparks, resorts, restaurants, the local beach, etc. with URLs as appropriate.
    • Travel blogs must be submitted online using the FTF Teen Travel Scholarship Essay Submission Form. Please create a strong, descriptive blog title, and use the editing tools provided to make paragraph breaks or add punctuation, and to upload your photos and or video.
    • Your Travel blog must be your original creation and must not have been previously published.
    • Multiple submissions are only allowed if you are applying for multiple scholarships.
    • All applicants must sign up for the MyFamilyTravels.com community prior to submitting an essay.
    • All applicants must complete a profile on MyFamilyTravels.com and include a photograph of themselves
    • Applicants must be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 as of June 27, 2014. Graduating seniors are only eligible if you submit your completed travel blog on or before June 27, 2014.
    • Applicants must be attending junior high or high school in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program.
    For more information, please visit the FTF Teen Travel Writing website.

    Pimsleur Approach - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Pimsleur Approach website.

    Tutor the People Essay Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2014

    Tutor the People, a lower Manhattan-based tutoring service specializing in graduate admissions test prep (GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE) and undergraduate course help announces an essay contest awarding $500 to one student who best exemplifies the spirit of helping others achieve success.

    Tutor the People is committed to its mission of helping unprivileged students gain access to higher education, particularly for those who live in low socioeconomic areas. We believe that in order to create opportunities for entire communities, we must first devote attention to individuals and lead others by example.

    Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) one-page personal story in which you explain how you have helped a member of your community achieve a personal or academic goal. Show us how you have helped someone, either in school, at work, in a sports league, volunteer organization, or other realm of life by being a leader, a teacher, or simply a good friend. Your essay should describe in detail the person you have helped, the challenge or struggle you helped them overcome, and what insights you gained in the process.

  • Eligible students must:
    • Be enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
    • Currently be in their senior year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S accredited post-secondary institution
    • Hold academic “Good Standing” at current institution (not on academic probation or suspension)
    • Have a current cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Please provide the following:
    • Your typed, one-page essay in a legible font (Times New Roman, Arial, or other common, legible font; 12 pt) with your full name, email address, phone number, and home address at the top
    • Printed, official transcript or statement of your GPA from your school
  • Optional, not required:
  • A list of any relevant volunteer experience that helps support your story. For any experience listed, please provide:
    • Name of the Organization
    • Brief (1-2 sentence) description of work performed
    • Number of service hours performed
    • Contact information of Supervisor and Organization: Name, Phone Number, and Email address
    For more information, please visit the Tutor the People website.

    American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2014

    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.
    • IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: you 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.
    • IF YOU ARE A COLLEGE STUDENT: you 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, 2014

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

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

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

    The American Institute of Polish Culture - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2014

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

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

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 13, 2014

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award

    Deadline: October 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Proof-Reading.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 1, 2014

    The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program awards one $1,500 scholarship each year. This year's winner will be announced on December 1, 2014.

  • To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
    • attend classes at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
    • take a minimum of 12 semester units (you must be a full-time student)
    • be a legal resident of the U.S. or provide a valid green card
    • maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5
  • Scholarship Guidelines:
  • You must write a minimum of 1,500 words in reference to the information presented below. There is no maximum word count.
  • Many Americans are pondering important questions that surfaced after the recent NSA surveillance controversy. How secure are we as Americans? What is the government's role in our "security," and to what lengths should they go to ensure it?

    Please discuss the costs/benefits of these issues, how they lead to problematic links between government and business, and the role whistleblowers play in America's security surveillance discussion.

    For more information, please visit the Proof-Reading.com website.

    Earl Anthony USBC Youth Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2014

    The Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship annually recognizes five USBC Youth bowlers for their community involvement and academic achievements. Five winners will be chosen and awarded $5,000 scholarships.

  • Eligibility and Requirements
    • Be a current USBC Youth member in their senior year of high school or enrolled in college
    • Be a USBC Youth member in good standing
    • Have a current GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale
    • Completed application
    • Include at least two letters of reference (by a teacher, principal, employer, etc.)
    • Include an official or unofficial school transcript
    • submit an essay of 500 words or less on how the lessons you have learned through academics, community involvement and bowling have influenced your life and your goals for the future.
    For more information, please see the Earl Anthony Scholarship PDF.

    Emitations Women In Business Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 14, 2014

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

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

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

    Datatech Labs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    Michigan Community Foundations - Outside Scholarships

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

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    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.

    Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Zinch? That is the question.

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    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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