Fashion Studies Scholarships

Handweavers Guild of America - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., offers scholarships for each academic year through the HGA and Dendel scholarship funds. Students enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs in the United States, its possessions, and Canada are eligible. Over $4,000 in scholarships will be available for furthering education in the field of fiber arts, including training for research, textile history, and conservation.

The HGA scholarships are restricted to tuition; the Dendel scholarship funds may also be applied toward such items as tuition, materials, or travel, on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships are awarded based on artistic and technical merit rather than on financial need.

To be considered, applications must be typed, computer-generated, or neatly printed. They must include the application form, official transcripts , no less than five and no more than sixteen digital images, prints of the images (4 x 6 inches or larger), an image description sheet. Unofficial transcripts are not acceptable and will disqualify the application.

For more information, please visit the Handweavers Guild of America website.

Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

General Scholarships

USDish.com $1000 Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 21, 2014

  • If you could only choose one TV show to watch during your entire college career, which one would you choose and why?
  • Write a 300-500 word article about that subject. Please include the specific reasons as to why you like the show. Does it make you laugh and help you de-stress? Would you watch it with your roommates? Would it be helpful in your studies? Give us the details.

    Applicants are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness, and insight; along with how well they promote their post.

  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, and may not be an associate (employee) or direct relative of an associate, of any division of USDish.com.

    Incoming freshmen: 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 also must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015, who will then enroll for fall 2015 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

  • Current freshmen, 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 Usdish.com website.

    Mark A Forester Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 21, 2014

    Rocky Mountain Mattress Company proudly contributes to The Mark Forester Foundation scholarship fund and is now holding an essay contest; the contest winner will receive a $1000 scholarship in the name of The Mark Forester Foundation.

    Senior Airman, Mark A. Forester was killed September 29th, 2010 in Afghanistan while risking his life to save a fallen comrade. Mark died serving his country, family and friends. He had courage and honor and gave selfless sacrifice. He embodied everything a hero is. This is why Rocky Mountain Mattress would like to give a scholarship to students in his honor.

  • How to Enter:
  • Any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the winter semester of 2015, can apply for the Mark A. Forester scholarship.

    To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes. You can simply send the essay, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to scholarship@rockymountainmattress.com.

    For more information, please visit the Rocky Mountain Mattress website.

    Excel Builders - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 30, 2014

    Few industries are as close to the changing way that people live their lives as home construction. We’ve seen amazing changes in the way people live their lives since we started in this business, in everything from style to comfort and efficiency. We know that new life-changing innovations are always just around the corner. Who better to tell us about the homes of the future than the nation’s students?

  • Your mission, should you choose, is to prepare an essay on one of the following topics:
    • Luxury Topic: With Companies Like Nest Popping Up, Home Design and Customization Has Never Been So Interesting. What Features would You Like to See on the Homes of the Future?
    • Sustainability Topic: Environmentally Friendly Home Building is a Hot Topic. How Can We, As Potential Home Buyers, Come to the Aid of our Planet?
    • Novelty Topic: Oh no! A zombie plague has swept across the land. Tell us about the defensive and comfortable features of your post-apocalyptic pad.

    This contest is open only to citizens and legal residents of the United States over the age of 13. Entrants must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program.

    For more information, please visit the Excel Builders website.

    HomeInsurance.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

    All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

    All applicants must be either: (1) a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, who enrolled as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014, or (2) a student enrolled during the 2014-15 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program.

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

    Global English Editing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Global English Editing awards one $1500 scholarship each year to a student in the United States who intends to make a positive contribution to the country’s future.

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

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

    AFSCME Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million active and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

    Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.

      To be eligible, you must:
    • Be a graduating high school senior.
    • Be a daughter, son or financially dependent grandchild of an active or retired, full dues-paying AFSCME member.
    • At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution.
    • Have taken the SAT or the ACT.
    For more information, please visit the AFSCME website.

    Best Price Nutrition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

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

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

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

    Anne Ford Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    The National Center for Learning Disabilities' (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work, and in life.

    The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2015. The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:

    • Articulates his or her LD and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy
    • Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals
    • Participates in school and community activities
    • Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals
    • Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with LD
    • Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with LD
    Eligibility:
    • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2015
    • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability Please Note: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.
    • Be a United States citizen
    For more information, please visit the National Center for Learning Disabilities 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.

    National Eagle Scout Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    NESA is young men searching for dynamic and challenging leadership roles. NESA is older Eagle Scouts who desire using their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is to serve—to serve Eagle Scouts and through them, the entire movement of Scouting.

    This year the National Eagle Scout Association will award 250 scholarships to Eagle Scouts through various Eagle Scout scholarship funds. These scholarships vary in size from $1,000 to $50,000. The scholarships are for tuition, room, board, and books only, and are limited to use at a four-year accredited college or university that offers at least a bachelor’s degree upon completion of the course of studies.

    Also available is the NESA Merit Scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded varies annually depending on the funds available. Recipients are chosen based on Scouting participation, character, and community service. Selection is open to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students up to completion of their junior year.

    For more information, please visit the NESA website.

    National Society, Sons of the American Revolution - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest was originally established and named in honor of President Calvin Coolidge, who won a local SAR essay contest while a student at Amherst. The contest was reestablished in 1988 by Compatriot McCarthy DeMere. In 1995, the contest was renamed the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest in honor of their generous gift to the SAR to support this contest. The program is designed to give sophomore, junior and senior students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history.

    Conducted at the Chapter, State Society and National Society levels, the students must submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.

    This contest is open to all students who are United States citizens or legal aliens. Contestants shall be attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools). Contestants shall be in the sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year. The contest is conducted in three phases: local (Chapter), state (State Society) and National. The contest must be entered through a Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution near the student's residence. In some cases, the contest may be entered at the State level (if the State does not have chapters or the chapters are not participating). Only one entry per student is permitted per contest year. If the State does not participate, then the essay may be submitted to the At Large judge listed on our website. The first place National winner is prohibited from participating in following years' contests.

    The contest is for an original researched and proven topic written in English. The topic of the essay shall deal with: an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 contest years only, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, contestants may also choose a topic that relates to Magna Carta and its influence on the Revolution or one or more of the Founding Fathers. Students must source at least five (5) references with the minimum of three being published book sources to allow for verification of sources if necessary. References from Encyclopedias or Internet sites will be accepted, but are not considered as part of the three published book sources. If there are no book sources (i.e. all are from encyclopedias or internet sources) the essay will be disqualified.

    For more information, please visit the Sons of the American Revolution website.

    Patio Furniture Covers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2015

    Patiofurniturecovers.com is a passionate proponent of continued education. We support our military and Armed Forces Veterans wholeheartedly. We’re excited to help students continue their education and meet their personal goals.

  • You are eligible for our scholarships if you are:
    • an Armed Forces Veteran planning to enroll in college classes in your next semester
    • a U.S. citizen
  • You must write a 500-750 word essay as part of your application. You can choose from the following subjects:
    • Your appreciation for another veteran or Armed Forces member
    • The skills you learned in the military that can transfer to your college career
    • Your biggest challenge in the military and how you overcame it
    • A moment where you experienced failure and the lessons you learned from it
    • Your opinion on the greatest commander of all time

    You can write your essay in any style. You can choose to be informative, humorous, inspirational or educational. Keep in mind that winners will be chosen primarily on creativity and content. However, make sure you use correct grammar and punctuation. Citing sources is acceptable, but your quote should not exceed two sentences. Your ideas and experiences should be the focal point of your essay.

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

    John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 5, 2015

    The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. A “Profile in Courage” essay is a carefully researched recounting of a story: the story of how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of the public good, rather than the dictates of polls, interest groups or even constituents. The contest challenges high school students to discover new profiles in courage, and to therefore research and write about acts of political courage that occurred after the publication of Kennedy's Profiles in Courage in 1956.

    The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.

    For more information, please visit the John F Kennedy Library website.

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 8, 2015

    Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound high school students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

    Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

  • To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • demonstrate financial need;
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015; and
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the Ronald Reagan Foundation website.

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2015

    Our vision is to see that all APIAs have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means. Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of APIA students by providing them with resources that increase their access to higher education which serves as the foundation for their future success and contributions to a stronger America.

    Minimum Eligibility Criteria
    • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
    • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2015. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
    • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA
    • Submit one letter of recommendation
    For more information, please visit the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund website.

    US Military VA Loan Disability Awareness Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Wege Prize - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 11, 2015

    Wege Prize is a fantastic opportunity for KCAD students to work collaboratively with other students across America, use design thinking principles, and content for $30,000 in total cash prizes, all while helping to show the world what the future of problem solving looks like.

    This year's competition again asks teams to work across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to solve the following wicked problem: how can we create a circular economy?

  • Individual and team participation requirements
  • Individual
  • To be eligible to participate on a Wege Prize team, you must
    • be a full-time undergraduate student (12+ credits/semester.)
    • Attend a college or university that resides in, or has an auxiliary campus in, the United States of America or its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Midway Atoll, North Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Team
  • To be eligible to participate in Wege Prize, teams must:
    • Have five members.
    • Represent at least three different academic disciplines. Teams with the greatest transdisciplinary diversity will likely have a higher probability of success.
    • Represent at least two different colleges, universities, or separate colleges/schools within a larger university. (For instance, if a team had three members from Example University's School of Engineering and two members from Example University's School of Earth Sciences, they would be eligible to participate.) Again, teams with the greatest institutional diversity will likely have a higher probability of success.

    For more information, please visit the Wege Prize Community Forum webpage.

    American Legion Department of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 12, 2015

    The Michigan American Legion has a few different scholarships available for students.

  • $500 Brewer Scholarship
    • Must be a Michigan resident who is a son, daughter, or grandchild of a veteran
    • Must have a 2.5 minimum GPA
    • Must be an undergraduate student who has not earned a prior Bachelors Degree
    • Must submit parent's or grandparent's DD214 or equivalent showing honorable military service
    • Must submit transcript
    • Must submit copies of most recently filed 1040 tax returns
    • Must submit short essay describing your career goals and intentions for the scholarship
  • $800 - $18,000 Oratorical Contest
  • A contestant must register with their American Legion, Department of Michigan by January 2, 2015. Most Posts have information available and a student should contact a local American Legion Post and ask for sponsorship.

    The purpose of this program is to provide high school students with a deeper understanding of the Constitution of the United States, develop and sharpen their speaking skills, and compete for scholarship money ranging from $800 - $1,500 (Department Contest) and $14,000 - $18,000 (National Contest).

    • Must be a Michigan resident
    • Must be a United States citizen
    • Must be enrolled in high school grades 9, 10, 11, or 12
    • Must be younger than 20 years old
    • Must do 2 speeches; One must be on some aspect of the Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government (but not the preamble) and the second will be an Assigned Topic on one of the articles and sections or amendments of the Constitution of the United States; see Contest Information Sheet for more information
    • Must be spoken in the English language
    • Speech length; see Contest Information Sheet
    • Songs in a speech are not permitted
    • Quotations may be used and indicated as such but quotes 10 words or more in length will need the author’s name and cited orally
  • $10,000 National American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year
  • The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive an $10,000 scholarship. Three second-place scholarship awards will be given in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon graduation from a state accredited high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four (4) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty.

    • Must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron.
    • OR
    • Be a registered, active member of a chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary member.
    • AND
    • Received the Eagle Scout Award.
    • Be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem.
    • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and community.
    • Have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.
    • Reside in the department (state) to which he applies
  • $500 Guy M. Wilson Scholarship
    • Must be a Michigan resident who is a son, daughter, or grandchild of a veteran
    • Must be in high school
    • Must have a 2.5 minimum GPA
    • Must have financial need
    • Must submit parent's or grandparent's DD214 or equivalent showing honorable military service
    • Must submit transcript
    • Must submit copies of most recently filed 1040 tax returns
    • Must submit short essay describing your career goals and intentions for the scholarship
    • For more information, please visit the Michigan Legion website.

    Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 12, 2015

    The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway is changing students’ lives. Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That's why Dr Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students across the country pursue their dreams.

    The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by awarding over $6 million dollars in tuition since 2008. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, we take pride in helping students achieve their goals.

    What is your one of kind goal? What do you dream of achieving? Tell us your one of a kind goal for your chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition.

    If you're a student between the ages of 18-24 you can tell us your one of a kind goal to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition.

    You'll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes. Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. In addition, if you reach the top 5 of the $5,000 Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition.

    If you're 25 and older, you won't be eligible to compete to win $100,000 in tuition but you are eligible to compete for the leaderboard prize. Collect as many votes as possible and if you're in the top 5 of the Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition.

    If you know a student with a one of a kind story, you can nominate them by submitting a story on their behalf.

  • Deadline date for $100,000 Tuition Contest = October 20, 2014
  • Deadline date for $5,000 Tuition Contest = January 12, 2015
  • For more information, please visit the Dr Pepper website.

    Gates Millennium Scholars Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 14, 2015

    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline or area of interest.

    GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. They provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through their leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. The program is more than a scholarship–it's an opportunity to change your life!

      Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:
    • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
    • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
    • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
    • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2015 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
    • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
    • Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities(Recommender Form) by the deadline
    • For more information, please visit the Gates Millennium Scholars website.

      KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship! It pays the difference of "cost of attendance" less other financial aid!

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 15, 2015

    MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.

  • Who is eligible?
    • Individuals who have MS or have a parent with MS and will be attending an accredited postsecondary school for their first undergraduate degree.
    • Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents living in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory and plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the U.S., PR, VI, Guam or any other U.S. territory.
    • Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate.
    For more information, please visit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website.

    Mensa Education & Reseach Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Mas Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ronald McDonald House Charities - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 20, 2015

    Students across the country work hard to earn top marks; they dream of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive. Unfortunately, many of those students can’t afford it. We want these students to reach their full potential.

    To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with RMHC Global, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $52 million in scholarships have been awarded.

  • To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:
    • Be a high school senior
    • Be younger than 21 years old
    • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
    • Be a legal U.S. resident
    • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area
    • Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline on the application
    • Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program
    • Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution
    For more information, please visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities website.

    Point Foundation LBGT Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 20, 2015

    Point Foundation, established in 2001, was initially funded by a grant from Bruce C. Lindstrom & Carl T. Strickland. Point Foundation is what it is today—the premier national LGBTQ non-profit organization designed to nurture the LGBTQ leaders of the next generation – because of the generous support of others. Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

    By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance and respect within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. We honor our scholars - their leadership, their acumen, their early involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer causes, and their pledge to make the world a fairer and better place for all.

    Very strong academic performance is one characteristic that Point seeks in all its applicants and subsequent scholars. Additionally, proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration.

    For more information, please visit the Point Foundation website.

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 21, 2015

    The MOPH Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards approximately eighty (80) scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year.

    To be eligible to apply for a MOPH Scholarship, each applicant needs to be a member of one of the following categories:

    • a Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH, or
    • his/her spouse, or
    • his/her direct lineal descendent (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or step-grandchild), or
    • the spouse, widow/widower, or direct lineal descendent of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. If the Purple Heart recipient is listed as killed-in-action or died of wounds, supporting documentation must accompany the application.
  • In order to receive an MOPH Scholarship, applicants must meet the following three requirements:
    • be a graduate or upcoming graduate (current senior) of a high school or GED program, and
    • accepted by or enrolled as a FULL-TIME undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded, and
    • be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic achievement or technical proficiency as demonstrated by maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on an un-weighted 4.0 grading system.

    Graduate students and students going back to school to receive additional undergraduate degrees after successfully completing at least one prior undergraduate degree program are not eligible to apply.

    For more information, please visit the Military Order of the Purple Heart website.

    Zinch One Year Free Tuition Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 24, 2015

    This is the longest running and most prestigious scholarship on Zinch. Each year 100 students are selected to compete for this award based on their Zinch profile. Students are grouped into one of ten categories; the best profile within each respective category will be named the category winner and receives a $250 Chegg Textbook Scholarship. Zinch then judges the top ten profiles of each category to select one grand prize winner, who will be awarded a full year of tuition (up to $20,000).

    The scholarship is a series of 4 quarterly scholarship competitions culminating in a Grand Prize competition. Each quarter, Zinch will select ten (10) student finalists (“Quarterly Category Super Students”) from among all Zinch users who created or updated their profiles during the entry period, and who enter the Contest. There will be 1 finalist selected in each of the ten available categories (40 Quarterly Category Super Students). Finalists will be selected based off the strength of their Zinch profile inclusive of (but not limited to) completeness, uploaded media, and Endorsements.

  • The 10 categories are:
    • Engineering - students pursuing programs in chemical, civic, electrical or mechanical engineering or a related field
    • Life Sciences - students pursuing programs in biology (plant or animal), the environment, medicine or a related field
    • Computers & Technology - students pursuing programs in information technology, computer science or a related field
    • Performing Arts - students that excel in theatre, music, dance or other types of arts performed in front of live audiences
    • Digital Media & Design - students using digital technologies to create traditional and digital art and design for print, film, web or other media related distribution
    • Social Media & Communication - students using social media in the fields of advertising, communications, journalism, marketing or related field
    • Student Athlete - students that show exceptional ability in individual or team athletic sports
    • Community Service - students that lead projects that have social impact within their communities
    • Business & Entrepreneurship - students that have started their own businesses or pursuing degrees in accounting, business, entrepreneurship or a related field
    • Leadership & Government - students that hold positions of leadership in organizations and/or are pursuing degrees in government, political science, law or related field

    Eligibility: High school students graduating in 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

    At the end of the year, a panel of guest judges will review all 40 Quarterly Super Students and select one (1) Grand Prize Winner, who will receive free tuition for an entire academic year (up to a $20,000) as a scholarship prize, and 3 Honorable Mentions who will each receive a $1000 scholarship prize. Judges will select the Grand Prize Winner inclusive of (but not limited to) the strength of the student’s Zinch profile, the results of user community selection, and personal merit.

    For more information, please visit the Zinch website.

    Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2015

    Elks are community. No matter where you go in the country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities. Join us in service to your community!

    The Elks National Foundation awards more than $3.74 million a year in college scholarships. Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2012, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2012, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2015. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
    • The applicant must be a high school senior.
    • The applicant must apply online only.
    • If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
    • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value.
    • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
    • Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test by December 31, 2014.
    For more information, please visit the Elks website.

    National Military Family Association - Outside Scholarship for Military spouses

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

    The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security. The National Military Family Association created its scholarship program to provide financial assistance to military spouses who are working toward their education goals. Through the inspiration of Joanne Holbrook Patton, who recognized a scholarship serves both as a reward and an incentive, our Association launched the program to enhance military spouse career potential.

    Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post-secondary or graduate school. The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board. They may not be used for books, rent, or previous education loans.

    For more information, please visit the National Military Family Association website.

    Columbus Citizens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

    Most Italian-Americans have realized the dream of success their forefathers held for them: an education, a secure home, and the ability to provide for their families and those who are needy. However, education remains a critical issue in the lives of thousands of Italian-American students. We see the need for education firsthand. Among the applicants to our college scholarship program, many will be the first members of their families to receive a college degree.

  • Eligibility:
  • Students who are of Italian descent with a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per capita are eligible. Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in fall are eligible to apply. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible for scholarships. Student must attend a 4 year college full-time.

    Each semi‐finalist will be required to appear in person for an interview at the Foundation in New York City at his or her expense. Any costs associated with travel, meals and accommodations for the semi‐finalist and anyone accompanying them to the interview in New York City will NOT be reimbursed by the Foundation under any circumstances. An invitation to an interview does not indicate that you will receive a grant. Do not complete this application if you will be unable to attend this in‐person interview.

    For more information, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation website.

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

    Amalgamated Transit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

    The competition is open to ATU members and their children. All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and otherwise satisfy these Rules and Procedures. For each scholarship winner, the ATU will deposit up to $5,000 with an accredited college, a technical or a vocational post-secondary school where the award winner will be attending.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a member, the child or stepchild of a member or a deceased member, or an adopted grandchild of a member of the ATU in good standing.
    • Must be high school seniors planning to enter college for the first time or previous high school graduates that have never attended college.
    • Must plan to work without interruption toward a Bachelors Degree or graduation from a technical or vocational school

    Students will be required to write a 500-750 word essay on the following subject(s).

    • U.S. citizens - Organized Labor's Contribution to the Welfare of the People of the United States.
    • Canadian citizens - Organized Labour's Contribution to the Welfare of the People of Canada.
    For more information, please visit the ATU website.

    Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Civitan Shropshire Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

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

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

    Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2015

    Enter the 2015 Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Competition. Just write an essay (750 to 1500 words) answering the following question: "Twenty five years from now, how will the world be a better place because of you?"

  • Eligibility:
    • Students who are members of Lake Michigan Credit Union or dependent children of Lake Michigan Credit Union members are eligible for the program (except for LMCU employees, children of LMCU directors, officers or employees.)
    • All applicants must be high school seniors and plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the next academic year.
    • Recipients must submit evidence of acceptance and enrollment in an accredited trade school, college or university before payment will be made.
    For more information, please visit the Lake Michigan Credit Union website.

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Appointments will normally be for one year and the amount available for distribution will be approximately $5,000.00.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, this may be awarded in quarterly installments to one or more applicants.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    In honor of Naomi Winston, an annual scholarship has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success.

    The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. The funds are not for college tuition, housing or travel.

    The maximum amount awarded to an applicant is $5,000.

    For more information, please visit the National Society of Arts and Letters website.

    Islamic Society of North America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    The Islamic Society of North America is pleased to announce scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States:

    Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship: Given his strong belief in the value education, Dr. Shakir arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support freshmen students in their first year of higher education. 20 students will be awarded $1000 each in any field of study. Awards based on academic achievement, leadership experience and volunteer service. The objective is to help students achieve and succeed by receiving aid financially.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Entering Freshman year in college (current high school senior)
    • American Citizenship or Permanent Residency
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Write an one page essay: Describe your commitment to leadership, scholarship and Islam.
    For more information, please visit the ISNA website.

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

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

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

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

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2015

    The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of continuing education and to altruistic activities that make a positive difference in the world community. They prepare their members to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. More than 80 years later, ESA continues to meet this original goal through the educational, leadership, and service programs that were born through the organization’s commitment to making a positive difference for its members and the causes they support.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Applicant must be one of the following:
    • A senior high school student who will be an incoming college freshman student with a minimum non-weighted cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, OR a minimum score of ACT 22 OR SAT [verbal / critical reading and math] 1030 OR GPA designated by specific endowment;
    • A College student presently enrolled in an accredited college / university who has maintained a “B” average [3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale] during his / her college career OR GPA designated by specific scholarship;
    • A College student applying for graduate scholarship must have GPA of 3.50 on 4.00 scale or higher and enrolled in a US accredited college / university;
    • A student returning to accredited college / university after period of absence from school must have at least a GPA of 3.00 on 4.00 scale;
    • Enrolled for training in a technical school or any person returning to school after an absence to retrain job skills or obtain a degree. [Post secondary students at any educational level];
    • On-line credit tuition when obtained through an Accredited College / University / Vocational school or an accredited program by an accredited agency.

    For more information on the more than 40 scholarships offered, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Economic Club of Grand Rapids - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 3, 2015

    The Economic Club of Grand Rapids is an association of individuals interested in, and contributing to, the growing economic health of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. This spring they are sponsoring their Annual Essay Contest.

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Students enrolled in high school may submit one original essay.
    • Essays must be emailed to the Economic Club at: essay@econclub.net by deadline date.
    • Each entry is required to have a title page containing name, email address and mailing address of the entrant, the high school and instructor name.
  • AWARD STRUCTURE:
    • 1st Place - iPad + $2,000.00
    • 2nd Place - iPad + $1,000.00
    • 3rd Place - iPad + $500.00
    • 4th Place - $250.00 (10 winners)
  • TOPIC: “PAYING IT FORWARD: Why and how does service and philanthropy impact the economic vitality of a city and region?”
  • JUDGING CRITERIA:
    • Essays should be between 1500 and 2500 words and in MLA format.
    • Originality with essays not being previously published.
    • Grasp of the subject, effectiveness of focus and organization.
    • Spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure correctness.
    • Students are encouraged to use a variety of sources and are required to include a Bibliography with at least 3 sources with proper acknowledgement.
    For more information, please visit the Economic Club website.

    American Foreign Service Academic and Art Merit Awards - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 6, 2015

    The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Academic Merit, Art Merit and Community Service Awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of Foreign Service high school seniors graduating in 2015. These awards are offered exclusively to students whose parents are active duty, retired, deceased and/or separated members of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA).

  • Academic Merit Awards
  • Winners are determined by scores given in the following categories: personal essay, extra-curricular activities, rigor of course work, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, cumulative grade point average, and special circumstances, if any.

    Approximately 12 $2,500 top prizes and 3 $1,000 honorable mention prizes are bestowed each year in May. Additionally, from the pool of Academic Merit applicants, judges will select a single student for best essay ($750 prize).

  • Art Merit Awards
  • AFSA Art Merit applicants apply in one of the following categories: Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Musical Arts, or Visual Arts. One award of $2,500 and up to three $1,000 Honorable Mention awards are bestowed across all categories in May.

  • Community Service Awards
  • Originally part of the Academic Merit Program, this award is now open to any student applying for an AFSA Academic and/or Art Merit Award. The $2,000 award will be bestowed upon a student with the most distinguished contributions to the community through service and volunteerism.

  • For any of the scholarships, student must:
    • Be a high school senior (or in their last year of high school) graduating in 2015.
    • Maintain a satisfactory academic record (a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA out of a 4.0 scale is needed to apply for Academic Merit Award and a cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is needed to apply for the Art Merit Award). Not all that apply will win an award.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 12, 2015

    Each year, more than 10,000 young people, ages 16 to 25, die as a result of alcohol use. It is a tragic problem.

    As early as grade school, kids feel pressure to drink. Sometimes, the courage to say "no" can come from an older kid. In Courageous Persuaders®, high school students create television commercials targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of alcohol use. Students compete for scholarship money and trophies. The grand prize-winning commercial actually airs on TV as a public service announcement. Participants gain valuable experience, are honored in a Hollywood-style awards banquet and, most importantly, have an opportunity to save lives.

  • THE PROBLEM
  • Drinking among teenagers today is a serious problem, and it's no wonder. The media is bombarding kids with glamorous but dangerous messages about alcohol. And it's all produced by adults. Like all the movies and TV shows with teenage jokesters taking over their parents' house for drunken parties. Like sports celebrities and movie stars who promote drinking.

  • YOUR CHALLENGE
  • Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on television and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post Productions, a post production facility that provides a final polish, upgrade, or professional mix to the Grand Prize Courageous Persuaders® video. The top four prize-winning teams will receive trophies, award certificates and scholarship money. The total amount of each scholarship will be distributed among the members of the winning teams.

  • Also available is scholarship money:
  • Michigan Only Scholarships:
    • $3,000,Grand Prize Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $1,500, 1st Place Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $1,000, 2nd Place Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $500, 3rd Place Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $2,000, Adcraft Club of Detroit Award
    • $1,500, Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Family Memorial Award (2 available)
  • National Scholarships:
    • $2,000, Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Award
    • $2,000, Michelin Award
    • $1,000, State Farm Award
    • $1,000 State Farm Fan Favorite Award
    • $1,000 Texting While Driving Award

    Open to all high school students in grades 9-12 - not only those taking video production. Winners will be selected based on ideas.

    For more information, please visit the Courageous Persuaders website.

    Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 13, 2015

    The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

  • Who Can Apply for a Scholarship
  • Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty may apply for a Heroes' Legacy Scholarship if they meet one of the following additional criteria:

    • One of the parents died while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 in any branch or component of the U. S. Armed Forces OR
    • One of the parents, while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, became disabled - meaning that the parent qualified for receipt of Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) OR
    • One of the parents, who was on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Also applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2015 in an accredited U.S. college or university, or junior/community college.
    • High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
    • College applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript.
    For more information, please visit the Heroes' Legacy Scholarship website.

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    The purpose of the Opportunity Scholarships for ELCA women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses of study to provide assistance to women studying for a career other than the ordained ministry.

  • The applicant must:
    • be a citizen of the United States of America.
    • hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    • be at least 21 years old.
    • have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since completion of high school.
    • have clearly stated, attainable goals
    • be involved in Women of the ELCA
    For more information, please visit the Women of the ELCA website.

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    The Perceptions organization was formed in 2002 to provide educational programs, networking opportunities, and services for the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families, allies and their community at large.

    The scholarship will be awarded to a Michigan resident who has demonstrated a passion for promoting mutual respect and acceptance across borders of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

  • Qualifications
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Resident of any county within Michigan
    • High school senior, college student or non-traditional student
    • Pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree or vocational training
    • Demonstrated a commitment to promoting respect and acceptance of diversity across all borders including race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
    • Full- or part-time enrollment

    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents.

    There are many scholarships for students (high school, current undergraduates, and graduate students) from the Saginaw County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

    Louise Eaton Buck was a great lover of art and the beautiful. She always strove to inspire that love in others and to awaken in them a deeper interest in the adornments of life and their surroundings and it was her wish to render material assistance to those who were striving to acquire greater proficiency and knowledge in the broad field of art and decoration.

    • Graduating senior from a Saginaw Public School
    • Pursuing a degree in fine arts, architecture or landscaping
    • Must reside in the Saginaw Public School District
    • Full-time enrollment
    James Gaertner & Anne Marks-Gaertner Fine Arts Scholarship
    • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
    • Graduating senior at Nouvel Catholic Central High School
    • Fine Arts participation at Nouvel Catholic Central High School (plays, concerts, art exhibits, etc.)
    • Enroll full-time in pursuit of an undergraduate degree
    • Pursuing at least 6 credit hours of Fine Arts classes in the first year of post-high school education.
    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

  • To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • •Be a graduating, minority high school senior;
  • •Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
  • •Show leadership potential;
  • •Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • •Present evidence of financial need;
  • •Be a United States citizen;
  • •A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 22; and
  • •Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
  • For more information, please visit The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease—from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service.

    In a further effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship—an annual $5,000 scholarship awarded to one deserving college-bound student, and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runners-up, respectively. Additionally, seven $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • Plan to enter an accredited four-year college/university within 12 months of the scholarship deadline.
    • Be currently enrolled in a public, independent, parochial, military, home-school or other high school in the United States (if not currently enrolled, please explain extenuating circumstances).
    • Write a 1,200 to 1,500 word autobiography that answers the following questions:
          How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
          What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
    For more information, please visit the AFA Teens website.

    Tall Clubs International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall of 2015? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following Fall.

  • What are the requirements?
    • You must be under 21
    • You must be entering your first year of college in Fall 2015
    • You must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums. (5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men.)

    If you are interested in applying for a TCI Scholarship Award, you may contact a TCI Member Club closest to you for sponsorship, or you may ask for an application directly at tci-scholarships@tall.org

    Please include your name, email, city and state in your inquiry.

    For more information, please visit the Tall Clubs International website.

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 18, 2015

    The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (“GAR”) was created to honor the memory of Gordon Rich. Gordon was an individual of extraordinary talent, energy and persistence with a passion for life. He was extremely bright, hard working, a superb athlete, an accomplished pianist, a master chef and wine connoisseur, an advisor to corporations and their leaders and a loving father and husband. His effusive personality combined with a genuine interest in the well being of others yielded him a plethora of friends from all walks of life.

  • Requirements:
    • Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
    • Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
    • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
    • Students must demonstrate financial need.
    • Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.
  • Applications will require:
    • Applicant Data
    • Parent/Guardian Information
    • Applicant Appraisal to be completed by a high school counselor or a teacher from your junior or senior year
    • An essay response (500 words or less) Drawing on your own interests, accomplishments and experiences, tell how you’ve embodied the passion, spirit and ideals exemplified in the life of Gordon Rich. (Information about Mr. Rich is available on the Gordon A. Rich website)
    • An official transcript of grades from each school attended
    • Cumulative GPA
    • Standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT)
    For more information, please visit the Gordon Rich Memorial Foundation website.

    World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 19, 2015

    Population Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues. Since 1975, the program has developed age-appropriate curricula to complement students’ science and social science instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality and human well-being.

    Create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges.

    • The world is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction.
    • Most of the world’s suitable farmland is already under cultivation.
    • Worldwide, 1 in 10 primary school age children and 1 in 3 secondary age children are not enrolled in school.

    All videos must include a) how population growth impacts the issue, b) why the issue is important, and c) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

  • Who can enter?
  • Any high school student (grade 9-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. Students may be located anywhere in the world.

    For more information, please visit the World of 7 Billion website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

    The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. We have been helping health professionals, food services, businesses, educators, students, vegans, and vegetarians since 1982.

    Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

    One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2015. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

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

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Scholarship program. More than $248,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

    • Academic value - up to 40 points
    • Church/community service value - up to 30 points
    • School involvement / essay - up to 30 points

    Eligibility: An eligible candidate shall be a member of good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of scholarship application and hold one of the following policies in his or her own name: a $1,000 minimum permanent life insurance certificate; a $5,000 minimum term certificate; or a $100 minimum annuity certificate. Such membership standing shall be verified from the records of the Home Office.

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

    For more information, please visit the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association website.

    University Club - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

    The University Club of Grand Rapids’ Scholarship Fund has been established with the purpose of assisting students who express a strong desire to remain in or return to West Michigan upon completion of their studies. Applicants may attend any college or accredited vocational school: in-state, out-of-state, 2-year or 4-year program.

    Applicant must be currently in good standing as a senior in high school within Allegan, Kent, Muskegon or Ottawa County. Going into senior year, the applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and maintain a GPA of 3.0 of higher for the remainder of the school year. Financial need will be considered and may be addressed in the accompanying Statement of Goals, if applicable. An interview may be required.

    For more information, please visit the University Club of Grand Rapids website.

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

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

  • Madison Art Scholarship
  • Madison School District is pleased to offer this $500 scholarship to a graduating senior of Madison High School, who is involved with the performing or visual arts. The scholarship is non-renewable.

    • Be a graduating senior of Madison High School.
    • Be accepted at a college or university.
    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Be involved in the Performing or Visual Arts while in high school. Preference will be given to candidates entering college as a Performing or Visual Arts major.
  • Maurice & Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship
  • The Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship will award $2,000 for a student studying writing, music, painting, theater, dance, or other arts-related field. Renewable up to four years if you apply for a renewal and meet the eligibility requirements each year.

    • Lenawee County graduate or graduating senior from public or private high school
    • Must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college or baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation from anyone except a family member.
    • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Myrtie Roulo Memorial Art Scholarship
  • The Myrtie Roulo Memorial Art Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of artist Myrtie Roulo. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Lenawee County senior, who has been accepted to an Art program at an accredited Michigan university. INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED. Be prepared to show a portfolio of your work.

    • Must be a Lenawee County graduating senior.
    • Must be enrolled in a Michigan College or University.
    • Must major in a Visual Arts field.
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation: one from an teacher or counselor and one from an employer or mentor.
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 21, 2015

    If there is anything certain in life, it is change and the current economic climate has proven this to be true. It seems that every day we are confronted with new challenges and opportunities that test our abilities and thinking. Nonprofit organizations, like ours struggle to meet the increased demands on our resources in this uncertain investment market. Despite this we were able to give scholarships to students totaling $40,000 and award $70,000 in grants to the community.

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

    Brent Ansted Memorial Scholarship Fund endowed by the Ansted and Uller family to provide scholarships to graduating Seniors of Bedford High School pursuing a degree in the Liberal Arts anywhere within the US. Preference will be given to those students pursuing the following fields: Computer Design, Graphic Design, Culinary Arts, Photography and Music. A sample portfolio should be included with the essay.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of Monroe County website. Applications need to be to your school counselor by February 21, 2015.

    The Christophers’ Annual Poster Contest for High School Students - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 21, 2015

    A nonprofit organization founded in 1945, The Christophers uses the media to spread two basic ideas: There’s nobody like you, and you can make a difference. This message, based on the concept of service to God and all humanity, is addressed to people of all faiths and of no particular faith. The Christopher motto is: “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

    Students in Grades 9 through 12 are invited to interpret our theme “One Person Can Make A Difference” in an original poster.

  • PRIZES:
  • 1st Prize – $1,000
  • 2nd Prize – $500
  • 3rd Prize – $250
  • Plus up to five Honorable Mention prizes of $100 each
  • Posters must include the statement “You can make a difference” and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

    For more information, please visit the The Christophers website.

    The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    Our Spirit of Anne Frank Awards are given out each year to students, teachers and citizens who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in their communities. This leadership is exhibited in their desire and drive to combat intolerance, prejudice and injustice.

  • Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Award
  • The scholarship is only available to high school seniors who will be attending a four year college in the Fall of 2015. These students must exhibit extraordinary leadership in their schools and communities and a meaningful effort to address issues of social justice. This interest and involvement should be exhibited by a student spearheading organizations, programs or events that address issues of intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their communities.

    Applicants must submit a completed application, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay.

    For more information, please visit the Anne Frank Center website.

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    The Michigan Education Association is an organization dedicated to the principles of public education, advancement of quality education, and security of the rights of education employees.

    The amount and number of scholarships offered each year shall be determined by the trustees of the MEA Scholarship Fund. Such scholarships may be offered on a renewal basis limited to four times in a five-year period.

  • Eligibility
    • Dependent of MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member.
    • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.
    • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy; Davenport University-Eastern Region Campus; Adrian College; Finlandia University; Albion College; and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.)
    • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member.)
    • The scholarship will not be awarded for the purpose of working on a post-baccalaureate degree.
  • Criteria Of Award
  • The general criteria for awarding the scholarship includes: academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and school and community service, and students from lower income households.

    Scholarship determination will be made strictly on the merit of the applicant’s performance against the above criteria. The selection and award of scholarships is a nondiscriminatory process.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Education Association website.

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The Frankenmuth Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds. They administer a scholarship program that helps local Frankenmuth High School students pursue higher education each year.

    Interested students should see their counselors at Frankenmuth High School for more information and an application.

    For more information, please visit the Frankenmuth Community Foundation website.

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    We are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world. We are sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers. We are corporate executives and we are union members...young students and retirees...teachers and attorneys...doctors and firefighters...bakers and Wall Street brokers...and everything in between. We are philanthropists and we are model global citizens with purpose beyond ourselves. And we are proud and patriotic Americans of Italian heritage. We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American.

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2015 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and self-addressed, stamped, standard business-size envelope for acknowledgment.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2014.
    • Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years.
    • Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.
    • Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage.
    • Processing Fee: A non-refundable $35 processing fee must accompany each application.
    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    National Jewish Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The National Jewish Committee on Scouting will award scholarships to Eagle Scouts who best meet the qualifications outlined below:

  • Eligible applicants must:
    • Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew.
    • Have received the Eagle Scout Award.
    • Be an active member of a synagogue and must have received the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem.
    • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in his synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited high school and in his final year at the time of selection. Exception - Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held the same year of their high school graduation may apply in that calendar year. They may receive a scholarship one time only.
    For more information, please visit the National Jewish Committee on Scouting website.

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The Gerber Foundation offers two competitive scholarships for students in West Michigan graduating from high schools in Newaygo or Muskegon counties.

  • The Daniel Gerber, Sr. Medallion Scholarship is available to students graduating from one of the five school districts in Newaygo County, Michigan. (GPA must be 3.71 or higher)
  • The Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship is available to students graduating from a high school in Newaygo and Muskegon Counties in Michigan. (GPA must be between 2.00 - 3.70)
  • Complete the application, submit one letter of recommendation, and write a 500-1000 word essay about yourself including a brief summary of your family, job experiences, extracurricular activities, community service, reasons for your interest in your chose field of study, and indicate how you have demonstrated responsibility, honesty, good citizenship and teamwork through the activities in which you have participated.

    For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The Women Marines Association is the only veterans association for and about women Marines. The Women Marines Association was established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support our military personnel, our veterans and their communities. They reach across all areas where there is a need.

  • Eligibility:
    • Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Have completed two (2) years in the Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be sponsored by a member of the WMA
    For more information, please visit the Women Marines Association 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.

    Joe Martin Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The Joe Martin Scholarship program is a competitive scholarship program available for college or vocational schools in the U.S. to dependents of Bank of America employees. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership, character, and contributions to school and community.

  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • For an employee’s dependent to be eligible, an employee must be:
    • An active full-time or part-time Bank of America employee at the time of award recipient selection (service with predecessor banks or subsidiaries of Bank of America is counted as Bank of America service)
    • Employed by Bank of America for at least 1 year by the time of award recipient selection
    • In job bands 4 - 9 at the time of award recipient selection (employees in job bands 0 - 3 are not eligible).
    • Dependents of deceased, disabled or retired employees are also eligible
    Students must:
    • Be 23 years of age or younger and a dependent of a Bank of America employee
    • Be a high school senior or have graduated from high school
    • Plan to be enrolled or currently be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational/technical school located in the United States
    • Enroll in the college, university, or vocational/technical school of their choice in the United States no later than the fall of the year in which the award is given
    For more information, please visit the Bank of America website.

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial.

    EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming and disposal of bombs. EOD technicians are highly-trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force who are responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing bombs. The EOD profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in the military.

  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must be the child, stepchild, spouse, or grandchild, or other DoD recognized dependent of a graduate of NAVSCOLEOD.
    • No applicant will be awarded more than 4 scholarships.
    • Children or DOD recognized dependents must be 23 years or younger.
    • There is no age limit for spouses.
    • NAVSCOLEOD graduates are not eligible for scholarship awards.
    • Active Duty service members are not eligible for scholarship awards, regardless of their relationship to NAVSCOLEOD graduates.
    • Service Academy Cadets are not eligible to receive EODWF Scholarships as they are considered to be on active duty. Students may apply in case they are not accepted or decide not to attend a Service Academy.
    • Scholarships will only be granted for initial 2 year or 4 year regionally accredited degree programs.
    • Graduate and professional degree programs are not eligible.
    For more information, please visit the EOD Warrior Foundation website.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Eric Dostie by awarding financial assistance to students with hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder, or to their family members. Students must be citizens of the United States, and enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college program.

    The scholarship will award $1,000 each to 10 students who can best demonstrate scholastic achievement, community service and financial need. Applicants must submit an essay describing how his or her education will be used to serve humankind and to encourage self-improvement and enrichment.

    To request an application, please visit the NuFACTOR website.

    Greenville Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Montcalm County. Scholarships awarded through the Greenville Area Community Foundation and its affiliates, are presented during the Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg High School award assemblies to graduating seniors each Spring.

    Interested students should see their high school counseling office for an application, more information and deadlines. Completed applications must be submitted to your counseling office. Applications will not be accepted at the GACF office.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website to find out which high school specific scholarships are available.

  • GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
    • Carlotta Selleck Bower Scholarship – Up to two scholarships available for first year students attending a four-year college with plans to take at least one course in art or music. Financial need is a consideration as well as ability to achieve at a higher educational level.
    • Stafford Family Scholarship for Communication Arts – One or more scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have lived in the area at least one year and will attend a four-year college or university, or a two year community college on a full time basis immediately following graduation. Applicants must be planning on making journalism, communication arts or English their major field of study, and must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA during their junior and senior years in high school. Applicants must provide a statement of no longer than one double spaced page expressing interest in studying communication arts in college as a possible vocation.

    Though not art related, we wanted to let you know that this scholarship is available for application to all high school students within these school districts.

    Eligible schools include Belding High School, Carson City-Crystal High School, Central Montcalm High School, Greenville High School, Lakeview High School, Montabella High School, Tri County High School, and Vestaburg High School.

    Stanley & Blanche Ash Scholarship – Must be a graduating senior in good standing with plans to attend a college or university (Montcalm Community College students must apply to MCC) on a full-time basis in the fall following graduation. Recipients are chosen based on prior academic performance, high school extra-curricular activities and community involvement; perceived motivation, character, ability, and potential based on a written statement. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a financial need. This renewable scholarship is worth a total of $6,000 to $8,000 over 8 consecutive semesters or terms.

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

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Hillsdale County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds. They administer a scholarship program that helps local students and residents pursue higher education each year.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. There are scholarships open to current college students as well as graduate students.

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

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

    Navy League of the United States - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving. Presently the Foundation has twenty five endowed scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for four years and provide an award of $2,500.00 per year.

  • Eligibility:
    • dependent or direct descendant of a current or former member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines, or be an active member of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
    • senior in High School who will graduate by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
    • United States citizen.
    • entering an accredited College/University in the fall of 2015.
    • demonstrate financial need.
    • have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (equivalent to a B average).
    For more information, please visit the Navy League website.

    American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    It is important to acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemembers who preserve our freedom, but that is not enough. The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care.

    The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship program to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.

    Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.

    Requirements:
    • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
    • Must submit an original article consisting of no more than 1,000 words. The title of the article/essay will be "How have ‘Faith, Family and Freedom’ played a role in my life?"
    • The following four letters of recommendation are required: One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in the class and the cumulative grade point average, one letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice, and two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.
    • Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community, verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).
    For more information, please visit the American Legion Auxiliary website.

    Community Foundation for Muskegon County (including Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties)

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,075,000 committed to students across four counties and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year. But it’s not about the money. It’s about the future we’re making for our community.

    There are multiple scholarships available. We recommend that you apply through the "single application" if you are a resident of one of these counties (Muskegon, Manistee, Mason or Oceana). They will match it with the best-fitting scholarship source. There are art scholarships listed.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Muskegon, Manistee, Mason, and Oceana counties website.

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    The Jackson Community Foundation Scholarship program awards a variety of scholarships to graduating Seniors from Jackson County high schools and other Jackson County residents who are attending college.

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

  • Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
    • Graduating senior from a Jackson County high school or a Jackson County resident.
    • Accepted to or currently attending an accredited college or university or vocational/technical institute.
    For more information, please visit the Jackson Community Foundation website.

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art, or broadcasting.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate (entering junior or senior year) or graduate students.

    Each candidate should have a career goal in outdoor communications, demonstrated by submission to OWAA of printed, film or taped material, job history, course orientation or other evidence of good faith. Outdoor communication broadly includes print, film and tape media, as well as outdoor art. The application must include:

    • OWAA application form properly completed.
    • Recommendation from a participating faculty advisor.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work. Important:
    • A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.
    • Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s work.

    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Writers Association of America website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Higher education scholarships can make a difference in fulfilling a student's dreams and career ambitions. Haworth offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to worthy students. It's one way we cultivate hope for our future, invest in our communities, and live out our values.

  • $2,000 Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2015 until August 2015 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • $10,000 G.W. Haworth Scholarship, $5,000 Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, and $2,000 Haworth Scholarship Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a North American company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy. See application.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Cumulative GPA or Canadian equivalent of 77-79% or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

  • CATHERINE JEAN MacDONALD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Catherine Jean MacDonald was a 5th grade math teacher at Bangor Central, but her interests and talents reached far beyond education, including a love for all fine arts. She thought of a plan for gathering state matching funds for educational television and was appointed by the State of Michigan to the State Working Committee for Education Television which developed Delta College and Educational Television Channel 19, which we enjoy today. Catherine Jean will be remembered through this memorial fund.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Student must intend to study the fine arts - theater, arts, music, dance, including public TV and public radio. Financial need.

  • HAZEL E. McCLURE COMMERCIAL ART EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • This scholarship was established in the name of Hazel E. McClure, a long-time resident of Bay City who graduated from the Cleveland School of Art and was employed as head of the art department at the Autolite Company. Mrs. McClure's love of art was evident in her life at home and at work. The scholarship is to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to Bay County students following a course of study in commercial art.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Full-time undergraduate, in a commercial art program. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • CLAIR A. AND HANNAH WHITE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • The Clair and Hannah White Scholarship was established in 1992 by their sons in recognition of years of community involvement by their parents. Clair held two statewide offices: Michigan State University Board of Trustees and Wayne State Board of Governors. He was also Bay City’s residing gadfly, always questioning decisions made in the public arena. Hannah was active in many home economic organizations and ran the first nursery for the Bay City Public Schools for working mothers in World War II. Mr. and Mrs. White taught the students of Bay City Public and Parochial schools and Bangor Township schools for a combined total of 67 years.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Bay City Central High School or Bangor John Glenn graduate. Attending any public college or university in Michigan. Full-time student. Exhibit academic potential, leadership qualities, and characteristics of overcoming social, political and/or economic obstacles. Participation in student council, drama, clubs, newspaper, athletics, yearbook, or community involvement. Major in a curriculum dealing with civics, history, economics, home economics, interior design, or nutrition.

  • JOHN D. WRIGHT MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • John D. Wright was a creative craftsman of wood. He spent many quiet hours in his basement workshop, designing wooden inlaid topped boxes, salad bowls and other items. No two were ever alike. John had built most of the furniture in his home and designed and remodeled the entire kitchen. From 1946 until his retirement in 1981, John taught art classes at Bay City Central High School. His wife, Wilma, established this educational award in 1995, to memorialize John’s dedication to and love for his job and teaching.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Graduate of any Bay County high school. Full-time student in an art curriculum. Financial need. Recipients may reapply.

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

    American Military Retirees Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    The Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum (SGM) Memorial Scholarship Fund was developed to honor the founder and first National President of The American Military Retirees Association (AMRA). Scholarships are funded by donations to the American Military Retirees Foundation from AMRA members in honor of SGM Drum whose interest in and passion for education are honored by scholarships awarded in his name. SGM Drum had a sincere appreciation of education – and its use as a tool of transition for our youth and retirees.

    Those eligible for a scholarship are current members of AMRA, their spouses and dependent children, and their grandchildren (who can be claimed as dependents on their parents' income tax return) who are in a full-time two or four year undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited college or university. The Scholarship must be used for tuition and books.

  • Things you will need:
    • Essay of 750 words or less about you, addressing your past educational achievements, your future educational plans and goals, your leadership abilities, extracurricular and community activities, volunteer and work experiences, and character and citizen traits.
    • 3 letters of recommendation from sources such as teachers, past or current employer, project coordinator, etc.
    • Most recent high school or college transcript
    • A completed scholarship application
    For more information, please visit the AMRA website.

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

  • Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship ($8,000)
  • The Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

  • James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship ($1,500)
  • The James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community. Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work. Please deliver/submit portfolio to the Midland Area Community Foundation office at: 76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640 for the committee to review. Portfolios may be picked up after review.

  • James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is an annual award of to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools. The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in - and a passion for - the discipline. Financial need is among the criteria. The essay for this scholarship should describe background, achievements and career goals, and should address why this student feels he/she meets the qualifications for this scholarship.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides awards to students graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award. Successful applicants will be pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc. The essay for this scholarship should describe background, financial need and career objectives upon completion of formal education.

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

    Service Employees International Union - Outside ScholarshipsAmy Lynn Bigler

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is the largest healthcare union, with more than 1.1 million members in the field, including nurses, LPNs, doctors, lab technicians, nursing home workers, and home care workers.

    Also it is the largest property services union, with 225,000 members in the building cleaning and security industries, including janitors, security officers, superintendents, maintenance workers, window cleaners, and doormen and women.

    And lastly, SEIU is the second largest public services union, with more than 1 million local and state government workers, public school employees, bus drivers, and child care providers.

  • General Eligibility Criteria
    • SEIU’s scholarships are open to SEIU members or their children.
    • Membership must be for three continuous years as of Sept. 1, 2015.
    • Scholarships will be awarded without regard to the sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability of any applicant.
    • All awards must be for the academic year(s) awarded.
    • Graduate students are not eligible.
  • SEIU COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Moe Foner Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts
  • SEIU is proud to offer a scholarship that continues the life work of the late Moe Foner, the founder of the SEIU 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project. Foner used his energy and imagination to tap into New York’s thriving artistic community and brought new resonance to union concerts, exhibits and publications. This is a one-time, $5,000 scholarship.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants for the Moe Foner Scholarship must be pursuing a degree or training full time in the visual or performing arts.
    • Scholarship funding must be applied to tuition at a two-year or four-year college, university, or an accredited community college, technical or trade school in an arts-related field.
  • SEIU’S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIPS
  • $1,000 Scholarships (Renewable)
  • There are 15 $1,000 scholarships available in annual installments for up to four years.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants must graduate from a high school or GED program by August 2015.
    • They must be enrolled as a full-time college student by the fall semester of 2015 at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, trade or technical school.
  • $1,500 Scholarships (Nonrenewable)
  • There are 33 $1,500 scholarships; these are nonrenewable, one-time awards.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants must be returning full time to an accredited college or university as a sophomore, junior or senior as of the fall semester of 2015; or attending an accredited community college, trade, or technical school as of the fall semester of 2015.
    • Lottery scholarships are not awarded to the same person in two consecutive years.
    For more information, please visit the SEIU website.

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2015

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation has awarded nearly $18 million to about 5,400 students since its inception in 1969. Annually, they help over 350 students nationwide meet the rising cost of a college education by awarding $750,000 in scholarships. They have two different scholarships available.

  • Higher Education Scholarships:
  • As a need-based Scholarship Program, awards are made based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Awards of up to $3,000 annually are renewable for four years of undergraduate study.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants or their parents must have two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years)
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational/technical school or nursing school
    • May attend full or part-time
  • Footwear Design Scholarships:
  • Unlike our traditional college scholarships, these scholarship opportunities are open to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest and skill in pursuing a career in footwear design.
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

    Established in 1999, the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides post-high school financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers who have died or become permanently disabled in roadway zone accidents;
    • An applicant’s parent must have been employed by a transportation construction firm or a transportation public agency at the time of his or her death or disabling injury;
    • The scholarship award must be used to attend a post-secondary institution of learning that requires a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.).
    • A minimum, cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the ARTBA website.

    American Foreign Service Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

    The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Scholarship Fund offers undergraduate, need-based financial aid scholarships to current and incomings undergraduate students whose parents are active duty, retired, deceased and/or separated members of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA).

  • Eligibility:
    • Have at least one parent a member of AFSA.
    • Must be claimed as a dependent on the most recent IRS tax form by their parent(s) or guardian(s).
  • To apply for the Financial Aid Scholarship:
    • Attend or will be attending full-time (12 credit hours or more) as an undergraduate at a 2 or 4 year accredited college, university, community college, art school, or conservatory (stateside or overseas) who confers a degree and instruction is provided in English.
    • Maintain a satisfactory academic record (cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
    • Complete his/her undergraduate degree in four years.
    • Show demonstrated financial need by completing the financial instrument, PROFILE. Not all students who apply will receive an AFSA Financial Aid Scholarship.
  • To apply for the Competitive AFSA Merit Scholarship:
    • Be a high school senior (or in their last year of high school) graduating in 2014.
    • Maintain a satisfactory academic record (a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA out of a 4.0 scale is needed to apply for Academic Merit Award and a cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is needed to apply for the Art Merit Award). Not all that apply will win an award.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

    The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high and high school students.

  • Write an essay on:
  • What Is It that Jews of All Degrees of Religious Observance have in Common that Binds Us Together?

    • Essays must be typed, double-spaced and a minimum of 250 words. Essays may not exceed 1,500 words.
    • The contestant's name, address, telephone number, email address, school name, grade, and date of birth must appear in the top right-hand corner of the first page. The contestant's name must appear on all subsequent pages.
    • International entries are welcome.
    For more information, please visit the Kaplun Foundation website.

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 7, 2015

    Awarded annually, the Msgr. Forbes scholarship was inspired to honor the legacy of the late Msgr. Eugene A. Forbes whose dedication and commitment to encouraging the pursuit of higher education, coupled with the credit union’s philosophy “people helping people”, continues to be an integral part of CFCU.

    The college scholarship are available to members of the credit union who are planning to attend or are currently attending a college, university, community college, or a trade or technical school. The award is based on the student’s personal achievements, scholastic accomplishment, financial need, community service and grade point average.

    For more information, please visit the Catholic Federal Credit Union website.

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 13, 2015

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

    Shana Lynne Dumond Memorial Scholarship Fund - Scholarships from this fund are awarded to students who graduate from Owosso High School. Preference is given to those who are organ donors (as was Shana), have a healthy lifestyle and are artistic. Please include your healthy lifestyle and artistic abilities in your essay.

    Devin Allen Swatman Memorial Scholarship Fund - Scholarships from this fund are granted to Owosso High School graduates who have been accepted at an accredited institution, which may include two and four year colleges as well as technical and/or vocational schools to further their education in one of the following fields of technology: automotive, construction, electrical/electronics, graphic arts, industrial or mechanical.

    For more information, please visit the Shiawassee Community Foundation website.

    Air Force Aid Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2015

    Since its inception in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, the centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives, has been overwhelmingly popular. The value and success of this program is demonstrated in the 102,244 grants disbursed since the first awards were made for the 1988-1989 academic year.

  • Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be in one of the following categories (items 1-3) and meet all other eligibility criteria listed below (items 4-6):
    1. Dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members in one of the following categories:
      • Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve on extended active duty, and Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty. All members must be on active duty through December 1, 2015 (all other Guard and Reserve are not eligible).
      • Retired due to length of active duty service or disability, or retired AGR/Reserve with 20+ satisfactory service years creditable for retired pay (all others are not eligible).
      • Deceased while on active duty or in retired status.
      • For financial aid purposes, a "dependent" student is one who will not reach age 24 during the award year; will not be a graduate or professional student; will not be a veteran; will not be an orphan or ward of the court; will not be married or have legal dependents other than a spouse.
    2. Spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty. Member's active duty status must extend through December 1, 2015. Eligible spouses must be legally married to member (not separated or pending divorce) at time of application and disbursement of award.
    3. Surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status.
    4. Will be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student in the 2015-2016 academic year.
    5. Will be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in federal aid programs.
    6. Maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grading scale.
    For more information, please visit the AFAS website.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

    American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Since 1999, AFSA has sponsored a nationwide high school essay contest for students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service in order to create interest in the Foreign Service among our best and brightest high school students. For the 2015 contest, we welcome again AFSA’s partnership with Semester at Sea. AFSA is the underwriter of the contest, making possible the $2,500 cash prize, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the Secretary of State, and full tuition for a Semester at Sea voyage (once the student is enrolled at an accredited university).

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S citizen. "High school" refers to grades 9-12. Students whose parents are in the American Foreign Service are not eligible.

    This year's topic asks students to imagine themselves in the role of a member of the U.S. Foreign Service posted to one of six pre-selected countries. They must explain how they would use the tools available to them as a diplomat to tackle the main issues facing their chosen country, and any major challenges in that country's relationship with the United States. New this year, students must include a discussion of how or whether social media can be leveraged as part of the solution.

    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The Daughters of the Cincinnati gives college scholarships to the daughters of career commissioned officers of the United States armed services. Founded in 1894 by descendants of George Washington’s officers, our organization has given scholarships to officers’ daughters for over a hundred years.

    Applicants must be daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States military (Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy/Coast Guard). Students must be a high school senior.

    Selection is based on both merit and financial need. The application process includes an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from the applicant's community, and a Student Aid Report (SAR).

    For more information, please visit the Daughters of the Cincinnati website.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers several scholarship opportunities for cooperative members.

    High school seniors could be eligible for an $1,000 scholarship to help with college expenses starting the fall of 2015.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen, whose parents or guardians are currently member-owners of the cooperative, with the primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area.
    • Scholarships are available to home-schooled students, as well as those enrolled in public or private high schools.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Academic achievements
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    $250 scholarships are also being offered to support adults seeking further education.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a U.S. citizen and member-owner of the cooperative, with your primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area, or reside in an area served by the Cooperative.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
    Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    Winners are announced at the district meetings in May, and HomeWorks will publish an article announcing the winners in Michigan Country Lines magazine.

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    Tailhook Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

    The missions of the Tailhook Educational Foundation are to educate the public with regard to the history and present day activities of United States Navy carrier aviation; to provide undergraduate educational scholarships to persons, or children/grandchildren of persons, who serve or formerly served the United States Navy as Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers, or Naval Aircrewmen, or as carrier aviation air wing or ship's company personnel; and to distribute educational materials pertaining to aviation in general and naval aviation in particular.

  • Scholarship Eligibility:
  • To be eligible for a Tailhook Educational Foundation scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former (U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Coast Guard) Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children/grandchildren of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship's company or the air wing. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate enrolled at an accredited college or university.

    For more information, please visit the Tailhook Association website.

    American Postal Workers Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

    The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship will award $8000 ($2000 annually) to ten recipients (one male and one female from each of the five postal regions) to apply towards their four-year college tuition.

  • Eligibility:
    • A senior attending high school or other secondary school.
    • Child, grandchild, stepchild or legally adopted child of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member.
    • Parent or grandparent must be a full dues paying member or retiree member in good standing or must have been a member immediately preceding death.
    • Must attend an accredited college or university.
    • Must maintain a “B” average.
  • Along with a completed scholarship application and transcripts, please submit a 350-500 word essay on one of these topics:
    • How would you use social media to organize an APWU rally (at the main branch of your local post office) with the theme “U.S. Mail is Not for Sale”?
    • What is the current and future impact of computer technology on postal service work?    Discuss the pros and cons of collective bargaining to protect traditional postal work (e.g. mail collection, sorting, processing and delivery).
    • For future employment, what will be the benefits for you to work for a company where workers have a union, as opposed to a company where no union exists?
    For more information, please visit the APWU website.

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

    The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation was founded in 2006 by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 67 year old trade association, to “improve the independent motor vehicle industry by informing and educating consumers of the general public and training individuals associated with our industry.”

    The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women annually who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be classified as a high school senior during the current 2014-2015 school year and legally residing in one of the 4 regions indicated on the application (Michigan is in Region 1).
    • Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript.
    • Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.
    • REQUIRED ESSAY (Minimum 1200 words) Discuss how the automotive marketplace has changed during the past 10 years and how those changes have impacted the industry’s approach to business. Include your interest in the automotive industry and the role it has played in your family’s life.
    For more information, please visit the NIADA Foundation website.

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2015

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren (unmarried, under age 24 at time of deadline) of: (1) members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and have served in the Submarine Force for at least eight years; or of (2) Navy members who have served in submarine support activities (e.g., submarine bases, tenders, and rescue vessels) for a minimum of ten years.

    The time in service requirement may be waived for qualified submariners who have been medically retired or medically discharged from the Navy due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty. There is no minimum period of service for children of personnel who died while on active duty in the Submarine Force.

  • SUMMARY OF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Students
    • High school senior or college student
    • Child or stepchild of member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
    • Unmarried on March 15
    • Under age 24 on March 15
    • Scholar must attend a four year accredited college or university and intend to work toward a BS or BA degree
  • Sponsors - Sponsor must meet one (1) of the following requirements:
    • Sponsor must be qualified in submarines and served on active duty in the Submarine Force for a minimum of 8 years. or
    • Sponsor must have served on active duty in submarine support activities for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Additional Criteria
    • Service years do not need to be consecutive.
    • Student is eligible if his or her Sponsor died on active duty while serving in the Submarine Force.
    • Time in service requirement may be waived by DSF if Sponsor qualified in submarines and was medically discharged or retired due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty.
    For more information, please visit the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation website.

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

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

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

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

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2015

    Deanna Lynn Potts was born with Cystinosis and lived to be 27 years old. Before she died, she discussed her wishes to start a scholarship fund for children with Cystinosis. We know how devastating a chronic illness can have on a family emotionally, physically, socially, and financially. Children with Cystinosis are living longer, thanks to medical science and therefore, embarking on careers. These careers require education. Education is expensive, yet something we do not want to deprive our children of in our world today. Due to the financially draining medical costs, it might prove difficult to send a child to college.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    • Each candidate must be a current high school senior, who has Cystinosis and have a financial need.
    • Documentation/verification of Cystinosis (e.g. letter from physician.)
    • An official copy of high school transcript.
    • Two letters of recommendation from current teachers/faculty members and/or counselors regarding applicant's scholastic aptitude and personal qualifications.
    • An essay of 500 words. We want to know a person who has played a vital role in student's life. How? Why? The essay should be typewritten and double spaced
    • A copy of the previous year's income tax return.
    For more information, please visit the Cystinois Foundation

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    North Central Michigan Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    The North Central Michigan Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda 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 North Central Michigan Community Foundation website.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation - Multiple Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

  • With the collaboration and coordination of many community organizations, the Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Battle Creek College Access Network is leading the way in aligning resources throughout our community to make postsecondary education and training available to all Battle Creek area residents.
  • There are many scholarships for students from the Calhoun County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Andert Family Scholarship
  • The late Norman J. Andert, a music educator, and Irene E. Andert, a retired healthcare professional, inspired subsequent generations of the Andert family to pursue careers in music, education, healthcare and public service. In their memory and honor, the Andert Family Scholarship provides assistance to students pursuing careers in the fine and healing arts for the betterment of human kind.

    • Applicants must be graduating seniors at Lakeview High School
    • Must be accepted by a four-year college or university of his/her choice to study the fine arts (e.g., music, performing arts, arts education, theatre, visual arts, film, etc.) or a healthcare field (e.g., medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical technology, etc.).
    • Students must demonstrate good character, citizenship and leadership.
  • Minges Family Scholarship
  • Frances Minges Delmerico Issac implemented this scholarship in recognition of the 150+ years the family has resided and was active in the Lakeview area.

    • Applicants must be current residents of Lakeview School District graduating from Lakeview High School
    • Be attending an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year community college.
    • Demonstrate a potential for success.
    • Financial need
    • Preference may be given to students intending to study music, art, or agriculture.
    For more information, please visit the Battle Creek Foundation webpage.

    BrickHouse Security “Wounded Warrior” Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    This scholarship is for families of police officers wounded in the line of duty.

    Working closely with law enforcement personnel for years, the BrickHouse Security team has come to understand and appreciate not only the value of service, but also how the personal sacrifice of men and women in uniform affects their entire family. When a person goes into harm's way to protect others, they do so at great risk to themselves and their own family.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be the individual, spouse or dependents of a former or currently employed uniformed peace officer in the United States who was wounded, disabled or suffered serious injury in the line of duty.
    • High School Graduate or Current College Student
    • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative High School GPA
    • Complete a 250-500 word essay on the following topic: "Describe how your service and injury have impacted your outlook on higher education."
    For more information, please visit the BrickHouse Security website.

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

    The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. You may join/renew online.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2015.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

    For both the high school and college contests, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000.

    Here’s what we’re looking for. A video designed to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

  • You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your video. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds or less and make sure it’s in good taste.
  • In addition to a scholarship, the winning video will be turned into an Ad Council PSA and will be distributed nationally to 1,600 TV stations.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Siemens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    This scholarship program is administered by Siemens Foundation for the children of employees of participating Siemens divisions. The annual competition is conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, not-for-profit organization.

    Only high school students who are sons and daughters of employees of Siemens participating divisions (Siemens Building Technologies, Siemens Corporation, Siemens Energy, Siemens Energy & Automation, Siemens Financial Services, Siemens Hearing Instruments, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management, Siemens Transportation Systems, and Siemens Water Technologies) can compete for these scholarships.

    Employees whose children are currently in their junior year should apply for this scholarship program. Siemens Merit Scholarships will be awarded in the spring of the students senior year. Children of employees who will complete high school and enroll full time in college in 2016 must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of 2014, on the date their school chooses for the administration.

    To participate in the program, students must take the qualifying test, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the proper high school year. In general, students who spend the usual four years in grades 9 through 12 must take the PSAT/NMSQT when they are in their third year (grade 11/junior year). A participant also must be a citizen of the United States; or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident (or have applied for permanent residence, the application for which has not been denied) and intend to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. The Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT explains these and other requirements for the competition, gives detailed information about the test (including sample questions and a complete practice test), and describes the scholarship programs NMSC administers.

    For more information, please visit the Siemens Foundation website.

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    Since its inception in 1949 by Lt. Gen. Julian C. Smith, the Second Marine Division Association (SMDA) has grown steadily with thousands of members. The Camp Lejeune-based organization includes officers and enlisted men and women who are proud of their service. Our members continue their friendships with old and new comrades, and they perpetuate the spirit and traditions of the Marine Corps.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be an unmarried, dependent son or daughter or grandchild of an association member who served in the 2nd Marine Division or a unit attached to one of its subordinate commands such as hospital corpsmen, aviation, logistics, and other attached units.
    • At the time of application, the student must be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or currently enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational school or technical school.
    • The applicant’s family income, i.e., adjusted gross income, should not exceed $70,000.00 for the taxable year preceding the school year for which assistance is requested.
    For more information, please visit the Second Marine Division website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

  • Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship
  • A scholarship to be awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior in ODD number years, and a Coldwater High School graduating senior in EVEN number years. Qualifying applicants must plan to continue studies in visual arts at a four year college, community college or trade school. GPA is not a qualifying factor. Deadline March 1

  • Ann and Anthony Lapietra Scholarship
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded to graduating seniors or previous graduates from the Marshall Area, or previous Ann and Anthony LaPietra Scholarship recipients. Qualifying applicants are those pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important but not a deciding factor.

  • Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors, former graduates, or previous Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship recipients who will be attending a 4-year institution and major in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Theater or Architecture. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A portfolio of arwork must be submitted.

    For more information, please visit the Marshall Community Foundation website.

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program

    Automatic fire sprinklers save lives and property. We cannot say it enough. We all know what happens when sprinklers aren't present – a building catches on fire and we wait for the fire department to put it out. But what happens when fire sprinklers are present? That's what we want you to find out and that's what these contests are all about.

    20143-2015 High School Seniors may enter this contest for the opportunity to win 1 of 10 $2,000 Scholarships. All you need to do is read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" and take a 10 question multiple choice test. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for one of ten $2,000 scholarships.

    For more information, please visit the AFSA Scholarship Program website.

    Dollar for Scholars Scholarship-  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2015

    The Dollars for Scholars Scholarship is a competitive based scholarship available for high school seniors bound for college or vocational schools who are members or are related to a member of Option 1 Credit Union with membership affiliation for at least 1 year prior to application. All applicants must be high school seniors and plan to enter a college, university or trade school in the next academic year

  • To enter, simply write an essay that explains the full meaning of the chosen topic:
  • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability in your school, work, or community.
  • For more information, please visit the Option 1 Credit Union website.

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. It is a civic duty to provide them with equal opportunity. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

    There has been a significant shortfall in government money allotted to children with parents lost in war. The government gives these children a college education stipend worth slightly more than $37,000. Taking into account living expenses, textbooks and rising tuitions, this benefit covers only a little more than half of college costs in the most affordable situation. And the price tag of higher learning will only continue to rise. The most conservative estimates predict a 5-percent annual increase, meaning that in 16 years the most affordable college education will be $132,800. Obviously, military compensation will not keep up.

  • Eligibility
    • Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate.
    • Scholarship is for undergraduate study at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the American Legion website.

    Replace My Contacts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    To apply for the Replace My Contacts Scholarship, complete a survey on-line and write an essay of 400-600 words on one of the topics below.

  • Essay Topics:
  • 1. Should insurance companies be obligated to cover the cost of contact lenses?
  • 2. In your opinion, what has been the greatest discovery or creation in eye health?
  • 3. Do you prefer contacts or glasses, and why?
  • 4. If eyes are the windows to the soul, what does your eye color say about you?
  • All eligible participants must be a currently enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomore, or junior in the United States. Scholarship is also open to high school seniors in the United States.

    For more information, please visit the Replace My Contacts website.

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    Since 1972, through the generosity of its supporters, SMSA has provided approximately 2,500 scholarships to children and grandchildren of Seabees and CEC Officers seeking a college education. Over the years, SMSA has increased the value of the majority of each scholarship from $600 to $3,000, and the number of students with SMSA scholarships in any year has grown from 6 to over 70. The SMSA desires to double the scholarship award amount in order to keep up with the rising costs of a college education, and to increase the number of students receiving scholarships.

    Children and grandchildren of Seabees qualify for an SMSA scholarship. Great-grandchildren do not qualify. Seabees are enlisted personnel with a Seabee rating; CEC Officers; or others who have served, or are serving, in a Naval Construction Force (Seabee) unit. Seabees can be active, reserve, retired, deceased or honorably discharged.

    The applicant must currently be a senior in high school or a high school graduate (the applicant may already be in college). Scholarships are awarded for two or four-year college degree programs; they are not granted for graduate study. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastic record, citizenship and leadership.

    For more information, please visit the SMSA Foundation website.

    Polish National Alliance - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The Polish National Alliance is pleased to make available scholarship applications to qualified members who are enrolled as full-time sophomore college and university students or above, and who will continue their undergraduate studies in the fall semester.

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Only college sophomores, juniors or seniors are eligible to apply for scholarships.
    • To be eligible to participate in the Scholarship Program the applicant must be a beneficial premium paying member in good standing of the PNA for at least three (3) years, or the applicant must be an insured premium paying member in good standing with PNA for at least two years, providing one parent has been an insured member for at least five years.
  • The application must include the following:
    • A completed application signed by the applicant and parent.
    • Most recent official college or university transcript. Copies and grade reports will not be accepted (if not available with application, then one must be received by April 15th). A computer printout will not be accepted. Without an official transcript the application is incomplete and therefore, will be disqualified.
    • Recent Photo (wallet size please)
    • In determining the recipients, the Scholarship Committee will take into consideration the applicant’s academic record, educational goals, involvement in fraternal and youth programs, - Church, community or college activities as well as family PNA membership. The evaluation will be on a Cumulative Point System. A GPA below 3.0 will not qualify.
    • A PNA Scholarship recipient must be a beneficial member at the time any award is paid. In addition, a recipient must be a member for a minimum of 5 years after the last award is received. If membership is not retained all awards received must be repaid.
    For more information, please visit the Polish National Alliance website.

    ChairScholars Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    Available to students in every state in the continental U.S., the ChairScholars National Scholarship Program provides eligible high school seniors and college undergrads up to $20,000 for tuition to attend the college or university of their choice.

  • To qualify for a National Scholarship:
    • Must have a serious physical challenge and may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility. The physical challenge must be significant and affect activities of daily living. No minor disability will be considered.
    • Must have verifiable unmet financial need.
    • Must have at least a B average.
    • Must be a high school senior or college undergrad. We do not fund graduate studies.
    • Must show some form of significant community service or social contribution in the past.
  • You need to include:
    • A good quality recent photograph, full body shot as opposed to head shot.
    • A 300 500 word essay outlining : How you became physically challenged, how your situation has affected you and your family, and your goals and aspirations for the future.
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • Include your Parent's or Guardian's Federal income tax return from last year. If you are on SSI or some other form of aid you must inform us. If your parents are divorced, please send both tax returns.
    • Send your High School transcripts, including your SAT and ACT scores and any honors or achievements you have earned.
    • Physician's documentation of your disability.
    For more information, please visit the ChairScholars Foundation website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 16, 2015

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

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

    Sports Unlimited Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 20, 2015

    Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Two times every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay.

  • Essay Topic:
  • Describe a time when you've had to overcome adversity to succeed in a sport.
  • Write a 500-1000 word essay on the subject above and answer a short survey on-line.

  • Eligibility:
    • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college.
    • You can’t be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited.
    • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
    For more information, please visit the Sports Unlimited website.

    Elaine Chapin Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Elaine Chapin Fund website.

    Magic Johnson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WyzAnt website.

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the OAR website.

    DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Vandelay Web Future of Technology - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2015

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

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

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 20, 2015

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

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

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

    B. Davis Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

    Rocket 55 Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

    AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AWeber website.

    ProofreadingServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    RevZilla - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Blaze Wifi website.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Boomtown Internet Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Affiliated Workers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2015

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    Protect Your Bed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

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

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

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

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

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

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

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

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

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

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

    For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org website.

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Zinch? That is the question.

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

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

    The deadline is the 15th of each month.

    For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.

    Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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

    The Brunswick Foundation - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    12 Keys Academic Essay Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the 12 Keys website.
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