Furniture Design Scholarships

Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: February 16, 2018

The Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers established an endowment fund to provide scholarships in the Furniture Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • The student must be a furniture design major.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time.
    • The student must be at a junior or senior grade level status.
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form, unless you are an international student.
    • The student must possess a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay:(250-500 words) As a current junior or senior level Furniture Design student, what are your immediate goals and objectives as a student? Upon graduation and being an alumnus, what are your aspirational goals tied to your design career? What particular advances do you anticipate taking to meet these objectives, now and in the future?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award was established in 1993 by a contribution from KFI and the KFI Hardware Group Companies (Belwith International, Chautauqua Hardware Company, Faultless Caster Company, Keeler Brass Company and Weber Knapp Company). The program was created to honor Joseph W. Withers for his years of valuable service. The Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award provides scholarships for the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • This scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years provided the recipient remains a full-time student in one of the majors above and demonstrates Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Give an example from your own work that emphasizes human-centered design (where the user’s needs strongly influence the final solution).

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    T. J. Amick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    The T. J. Amick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide financial assistance to students who are enrolled in the Furniture Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. T. J. received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Ferris State University. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran who was profoundly changed by the experience. Serving his country led him to his career as an artist, a craftsman and a designer of unique modern furniture in the Memphis Design style.

  • Eligibility:
    • The student must be a furniture design major.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time.
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form, unless you are an international student.
    • The student must possess a 3.00 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Describe a situation when you were at your creative best.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Tim Roberts Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    This endowment fund was established to provide scholarships for the Furniture Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate Furniture Design student who will be in their senior year of college.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form, unless you are an international student.
    • International students may apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Describe your most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your future goals in furniture design.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    General Scholarships

    Association on American Indian Affairs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

  • For Spring 2018
  • AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to college students, awarding our first scholarship in 1948. Over the years our scholarship program has grown to the current nine scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes.

    • Applicants must be Native American from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
    • All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe, but it does not need to be federally recognized.
    • There is not a minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility.
    • Applicants must be enrolled as full time students for both fall and spring semester.
    • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

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

    For more information, please visit the AAIA website.

    UncommonGoods Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Here at UncommonGoods, we know it isn't always easy when you're just starting out in a creative field of study. So, we're offering a scholarship to help hardworking student-artists out, because hey—you might be gracing our assortment with your work someday!

  • How does it work?
  • We'll choose one winner each for the fall and spring semesters to receive $1,000 from us to pay for school. Fall application period starts April 1st, with a final deadline of July 15th. Spring application period starts September 1st, with a final deadline of December 15th. Winners will receive their funds on August 15th or January 15th. Winners will hear from scholarship@uncommongoods.com.

  • Who can apply?
  • We're looking for undergraduate art or design majors at accredited universities. Applications from past winners will not be considered again. Everyone else: Please keep trying!

    The UncommonGoods Scholarship Program is open to students who are at least 16 years of age in the United States and on-track to apply for or are currently enrolled in an accredited post-high school/postsecondary educational program (including accredited two and four-year college, universities).

  • The following materials should be submitted:
    • Completed application
    • A short paragraph addressing the prompt given in the guidelines
    • Uploaded photos of design or art work
    For more information, please visit the Uncommon Goods website.

    Burger King Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the BURGER KING® system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live.

    The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 students. Last year alone, $3.5 million in scholarships were awarded to more than 3,200 deserving students. Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

  • BURGER KING® General Track - Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
  • BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track - Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees pursuing a traditional postsecondary education
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be an employee of Burger King Corporation or a participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees) OR Be a spouse (unless legally separated) or domestic partner of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees OR Be a dependent child of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees (Designated Employer)
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll for the 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Children of employees must be enrolled full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year.

    Only the first 50,000 applications will be accepted.

    For more information, please visit the Burger King Scholars website.

    American Association of University Women - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

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

    Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields.

  • Eligibility:
    • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
    • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
    • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2013;
    • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
    • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following: Bachelor’s or associate’s degree that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Certification program, Technical school, or Professional degree (e.g. M.D., J.D.)
    For more information, please visit the AAUW website.

    AXA Achievement Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

  • An AXA Achiever must demonstrate:
    • Ambition and drive
    • Determination to set and reach goals
    • Respect for self, family and community
    • Ability to succeed in college
  • Applicants must be:
    • United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
    • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
    • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

    Apply Early - Only 10,000 applications will be accepted.

    For more information, please visit the AXA Foundation website.

    Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Pretty Presets for Lightroom recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Presets for Lightroom $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • How to apply a cinematic look to photographs using Lightroom
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You should presently be a senior in high school;
    • Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
    • Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of LightroomPresets.com are not eligible to participate.

    The deadline for scholarship entries is bi-annually on June 15 and December 15. The winning entry will be published on Pretty Presets Blog.

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    Foreclosure.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Foreclosure.com has issued $63,000 in scholarship money to 35 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate in particular, which can be used to help foster a robust United States housing market.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open only to those legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school).
  • Write a 800-2000 word essay on the following subject:
  • Is the "American Dream" of one day owning a home alive and well among Millennials?

    Millennials having experienced the "Great Recession," which was the traumatic housing crisis that triggered the financial crisis a decade ago. As a result, data suggests that Millennials (those born between 1981 to 1997) have been slow to adopt homeownership. Discuss the pros and cons of homeownership for Millennials, as well as which factors could increase or decrease homeownership among the generation. Will their collective hesitation and apprehension hurt them in the long run or are Millennials simply in the process of re-defining the "American Dream?"

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

    CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

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

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

  • Write a minimum of 1000 words essay on the topic:
  • “How to Make Your Car Last Forever”
  • Eligibility:
  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

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

    Jay Kennedy Cartooning Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2017

    The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world's leading cartoonists.

    Applicants must be students at a 4-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.

    Along with a completed entry form, applicants are required to send 8 samples of their own cartooning artwork (copies only); noting if and where the work has been published, either in print or on the web. DO NOT send original artwork.

    For more information, please visit the National Cartoonists Society Foundation website.

    The Christophers’ Video Contest for College Students - Outside Competition

    Deadline: December 18, 2017

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

  • The Rules:
    • Entrants must be enrolled in and attending undergraduate or graduate college classes, full or part time, between September 1, 2017 and December 18, 2017.
    • Entries must interpret some variation of the theme, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”
    • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form. All forms must be signed. This form may be photocopied.
    • Entries must be 5 minutes or less in length.
    • Entrants who do not obtain and cannot provide written documentation of all necessary rights and permissions for music, images, video clips and any and all other non-original aspects of their entry will be disqualified.
    • Entries must be submitted as DVDs that we are able to upload onto our site or send us a link to your video to the email s.holinski@christophers.org with the Subject Heading 30th annual Video Contest.
    • Each DVD or email (with link) must be labeled with the entrant’s name, email address, home address and telephone number, as well as the title and length of the entry.
    • For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

        KCAD has had a winner of this contest!

    Hooked To Books Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 20, 2017

    At Hooked To Books, we acknowledge the importance of education and highly value knowledge. In an effort to promote reading and education among young people, we are pleased to announce the Hooked To Books Annual Scholarship for college students, with the total worth of $2000.

    In order to apply, you must submit an essay, written in English and is 500 – 2000 words in length, answering the following question:

  • How did a book change your life?
  • Application Guidelines
    • The applicant should, on the scholarship result date, be enrolled in a two year or four year college program. This scholarship is open to applicants from any country in the world.
    • The applicant must write an email with the subject line of “HTB 2017 Scholarship Application” and send it to scholarships@hookedtobooks.com. They will state in the email their name, contact address, phone number, the school name and state where they are attending college.
    • The essay must be sent as an attachment in Word form (.doc or .docx extension) in the aforementioned email. The file should be named “HTB_Lastname“. Example: HTB_Reagan.docx
    • Only one (1) submission per applicant is allowed. The applicants of the 2016 program can participate with a new essay.
    • Submissions that do not follow this guideline will be automatically rejected without notification.
    • Application is free of charge
    • By submitting their essay, the applicant gives permission to publish the essay on hookedtobooks.com
    For more information, please visit the Hooked To Books website.

    Global English Editing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

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

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

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

    AFSCME Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    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 $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.

    NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12.

    The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You" All essays should be about 1,000 words, neat, and legible (double spaced, typed preferred). Essays will be judged on originality, scholarship (including works cited) and presentation (including grammar and spelling).

    Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place.

    The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2017-2018 academic year, or homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. A previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

    For more information, please visit the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund website.

    Picture Keeper Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    Here at Picture Keeper we value hard work and entrepreneurship. As a startup company focused on protecting memories, we know that it takes dedication and determination to turn your idea into reality. We know that chasing your dreams can be hard. That's why we're giving away scholarships towards two students who are chasing their dreams twice a year.

  • The first place winner will receive a $1,500 award, the second place winner will receive a $1,000 award and the third place winner will receive a Picture Keeper Connect!.
  • WHAT TO SUBMIT
    • Photo: Submit a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PictureKeeper so we can find your photo on social media. Your Instagram or Twitter account must be public to qualify for the scholarship.
    • Essay: Submit a written essay (200-300 words) on the following topic: what are you doing to follow your dreams and how does this picture portray it.
    • Transcript: 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • Send the URL of your social media post, along with your essay and transcript to scholarships@picturekeeper.com

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be a legal US resident
    • Must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited University
    For more information, please visit the Picture Keeper website.

    ShirtSpace.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    At ShirtSpace, we believe in the crucial importance of education, creativity, and imagination. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to create the official ShirtSpace college scholarship program! We are calling all young artists to express themselves through unique, do-it-yourself T-shirt designs. With the ShirtSpace scholarship, we aim to reward innovative new designers with incredible college career opportunities.

    Remember when Forrest Gump accidently created the classic smiley face T-shirt? We’d like to hear about your moments of unexpected and unintentional creativity. Get on Instagram and tell us what sparked your creative genius, how the idea came about, and how you’d market your amazing idea to the public. Give us a sample of your brilliance by designing a T-shirt, hoodie, bag, or sock that demonstrates your million-dollar idea, hashtag #ShirtSpaceDesign, and tag us @ShirtSpace!

    In order to qualify, you must be currently enrolled in college and your design must be printed on the clothing item. The designer of our favorite million-dollar idea will win the scholarship! We need to be able to see your post, so please make your Instagram account public.

    At ShirtSpace, we believe that your creativity should be celebrated. Think about what inspires you and go from there!

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

    We have had a winner of this scholarship!

    Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future.

    Submit an online written response to the question: "Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?" (140 characters or less, including spaces)

  • Eligibility:
    • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    Goodshop Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

    We’re driven by two passions at Goodshop. One is to give shoppers instant access to the very best coupons for all their favorite online stores. The second is to offer an easy, free way for people to raise money for their favorite cause doing something they’re already doing - shopping online. So, in keeping with our mission, we’re offering a $1000 art grant to one lucky artist, and a $500 second prize towards Blick art supplies.

  • How to Enter
      • Create a visual piece that answers, demonstrates, or elaborates on one of the two prompts below, and post it on Deviantart, Facebook, Wordpress, or Tumblr.
        1. Who is art for? Does art need an audience?
          Why is art important to you?
      • Enter the URL to your piece into the submission form.
      For more information, please visit the Goodshop website.

    Patio Furniture Covers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2018

    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.

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2018

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren of members or former members of the submarine force or those who have served in submarine support activities. In Fall 2018, DSF will begin awarding scholarships to eligible spouses working toward their first undergraduate degree or trade/vocational certification.

    Scholars are selected on the basis of academic proficiency, commitment and excellence in school and community activities, as well as, financial need. Since our founding 57 years ago, Dolphin Scholarship Foundation has granted over $11,500,000 to more than 1,300 outstanding students attending universities and colleges throughout the U.S.

  • Dependent Children
    • Be a child or stepchild of a member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
    • Be a high school senior or be currently enrolled as a student in a college or an accredited vocational or technical institute
    • Be unmarried and under the age 24 at time of the application deadline, March 15
    • Intend to or be enrolled as a full-time student working toward an Associate's or Baccalaureate degree at a two or four year accredited university or college or be working toward vocational/technical certification at an accredited institute.
  • Spouses
    • Be the dependent spouse of a member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
    • Intend to or be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student with a minimum of 12 credit hours per year in order to receive an Associate's or Baccalaureate degree at a two or four year accredited university or college or be working toward vocational/technical certification at an accredited institute.
  • 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.

    Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2018

    Steve Anchell and Donna Conrad are pleased to announce the second Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to encourage personal involvement in social issues, and promote socially conscious documentary photography. It is open to all fully-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of degree major, gender, ethnic background, or country of residence.

    The subject matter is entirely the choice of the student. However, it should clearly document a person, group of people, place, event, or happening of social relevance. Submitted images should be arranged and presented so they clearly tell the story of what is being documented.

    The project does not have to be about people. Environmental issues, including land use or misuse, urban or rural issues, global or local events, will all be considered. The key is to indicate through your photographs that you are involved and are able to communicate your feelings about the subject you are documenting.

  • Application Materials
    • Completed on-line application
    • Photocopy proof of college/university enrollment
    • 12 to 20 scanned photos, film or digital, saved in .jpeg format
    • 350-words or more about your documentary photo project, including who, what, where, when, and why.
  • Student Eligibility Requirements
    • Must be currently enrolled full-time and attending an accredited college or university, or vocational/trade school from any state, province, or country. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply.
    • Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their respective institution. A photocopy of a current student ID card must be included with the submission.
    • Note: the applicant does not have to be a photography major.
    For more information, please visit the Anchell Photo Workshops website.

    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 3, 2018

    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in various categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

    Students upload their works electronically to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. After uploading your work, print your submission forms, have a parent/guardian and an educator sign them, and then mail them to your Local Program. Kendall College of Art and Design is the regional location for West Michigan.

    Students must be enrolled in grades 7-12 of a public, private, parochial, home-school program in the U.S., Canada, or in an American school abroad. Students that are entering art and/or writing as an Individual entry must pay a $5.00 entry fee. There are unlimited individual entries allowed per teacher. Students entering art and/or writing Portfolios (open to seniors only) must pay a $20 fee. There is no limit on the number of Portfolios per teacher.

    Art Categories
    • Architecture and Industrial Design
    • Ceramics & Glass
    • Comic Art
    • Design
    • Digital Art
    • Drawing and Illustration
    • Editorial Cartoon
    • Fashion
    • Film & Animation
    • Jewelry
    • Mixed Media
    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture
    • Video Games
    • Art Portfolio - for graduating seniors only
  • Writing Categories
    • Critical Essay
    • Dramatic Script
    • Flash Fiction
    • Humor
    • Journalism
    • Novel Writing
    • Personal Essay/Memoir
    • Poetry
    • Science Fiction & Fantasy
    • Short Story
    • Writing Portfolio - for graduating seniors only
    For more information, please visit the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers website.

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 4, 2018

    Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound 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);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States; 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 upcoming academic year.
    For more information, please visit the Ronald Reagan Foundation website.

    John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 4, 2018

    The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.

    • A first-place prize of $10,000
    • A second-place prize of $1,000
    • Five finalists receive $500 each

    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, and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.

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

    American Legion Department of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 8, 2018

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

  • $500 William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship
  • Available to residents of Michigan who are a son, daughter or grandchild of a veteran planning to attend any recognized college or university.

  • Selection Based On:
    • Student's Academic Standing (2.5 GPA minimum)
    • Financial Need
    • Military Service Record
    • Student Academic Goals and Intentions
  • $800 - $18,000 Oratorical Contest
  • A contestant must register with their American Legion, Department of Michigan by November 18, 2017. Most Posts have information available and a student should contact a local American Legion Post and ask for sponsorship.

    The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest” is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American citizenship.

    • 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
  • Available to residents of Michigan who are a son, daughter or grandchild of a veteran planning to attend any recognized college or university.

  • Selection Based On:
    • Student's Academic Standing (2.5 GPA minimum)
    • Financial Need
    • Military Service Record
    • Student Academic Goals and Intentions
    For more information, please visit the Michigan Legion website.

    Ron Brown Scholar Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2018

    The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

    Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be Black/African American.
    • Demonstrate academic achievement.
    • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
    • Must participate in community service activities.
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.
    For more information, please visit the Ron Brown Scholars website.

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 11, 2018

    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. 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
    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status
    • Are the first in their families to attend college
    For more information, please visit the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund website.

    Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 12, 2018

    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.

    Reintegration is an achievable goal and dreams are possible for those who have been touched by mental illness. The Center for Reintegration together with the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation will continue to offer the Baer Reintegration Scholarship for those active in their recovery.

    The Baer Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance to eligible students to attain a certificate or degree, such as a Bachelor's or Graduate degree.

  • Eligibility
    • Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
    • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric followup, or have treating physician’s documentation of past history noted on Recommendation Form
    • Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part or full-time employment, volunteer efforts or school enrollment
    • Be a U.S. citizen and plan to attend a school in the United States
    • Be age 18 years or older by April 1, 2018
    For more information, please visit the Baer Reintegration website.

    National Military Family Association - Outside Scholarship for Military spouses

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    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.

  • Eligibility:
    • are a military spouse with a valid military ID
    • are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
    • are a dual service military spouse
    • are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits or 20/20/15 benefits
    • are married when we ask for verification paperwork, usually a month after the applications close
    For more information, please visit the National Military Family Association website.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    The Sons of Norway Foundation was established in 1966 to provide funding for research and promotion of Norwegian heritage and culture. The Sons of Norway Foundation awards approximately 25 scholarships to promising students each year. These programs promote cultural exchange and support higher education to help students follow their dreams.

  • Who can apply:
    • Any American, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage.
    • Those who have a certificate of completion from high school and are enrolled in a recognized educational institution (arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.).
    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    Mensa Education & Reseach Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    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 $130,000 through a scholarship program run by 450 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.

  • There are two requirements for applicants:
    • The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
    • The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals along with information that shows how the applicant intends to achieve the stated goal.

    For more information, please visit the Mensa Foundation website.

    We have had a winner of this scholarship!

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 26, 2018

    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 current senior of a high school or GED program, or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have not received a Bachelor's Degree yet, 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.

    **We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Point Foundation LBGT Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 29, 2018

    Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

    Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

  • Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
    • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
    • Strong academic achievement
    • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
    • Financial need
  • Eligible applicants also:
    • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2018.
    • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program for the full academic year.
    • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university. Students studying at community colleges, online programs, trade schools, as well as postdoctoral research students are NOT eligible
    • Must be at least a senior in high school
    • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
    • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 26-28 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

    For more information, please visit the Point Foundation website.

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    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 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

  • Eligibility
    • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018.
    • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible to apply.
    • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
    For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

    My Personal Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    My Personal Credit Union's Board of Directors will award four $1,500 MPCU Scholarships in 2018! As you know, the increasing costs of higher education can be quite daunting, and a MPCU Scholarship (and MPCU membership) can help!

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a member (primary account owner) in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the deadline.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • A copy of your school transcripts must be submitted.
    • Please submit an essay (300 word maximum) on what the credit union means to you.
    • Graduate students, employees, officials of My Personal Credit Union and their immediate families are not eligible.
    For more information, please visit the My Personal Credit Union website.

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    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 the first time.
    • 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
    • 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.

    Community Foundation Greater Rochester - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    One common application form allows you to access all the scholarships from these organizations: Rochester Community Schools, Kiwanis International, and Rotary International. Scholarships are based on criteria developed by the donors which may include academic promise; extracurricular activities; community service; musical, artistic and dramatic talent; tenacity; work ethic; and leadership. Some awards may consider financial need.

    We have only listed those that are art-related, but suggest applying for all opportunities.

  • Paint Creek Center for the Arts Mary McCarthy Anderson Scholarship
  • Available to a graduating high school senior who is planning to attend an accredited college majoring in a visual arts program. A letter of college acceptance must be included with the submission. In addition to completing the standard on-line application, applicants must submit up to five (5) images (jpg only) of their original work (each image should be identified with title, size, media and date completed) to Ellie@pccart.org, along with a brief artist statement (1-2 paragraphs).

    $2,000 scholarship

    Background: Since 1982, 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 scholarship helps a student with the ever-rising cost of tuition. The scholarship is made possible through donations to the Mary McCarthy Anderson Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund pays tribute to Mary McCarthy Anderson who was an attorney, an accomplished artist, devoted member of the Sisters of the Brush and a longtime student at Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

  • Eric J. Shook Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Available to a graduating senior from Adams, Rochester or Stoney Creek High School who demonstrates artistic talent and will be majoring in art, photography, film or video in college. Recipient must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and a resume of achievements in at least one of the foregoing areas.

    Award $1000 (1 scholarship)

    Background: Eric J. Shook (1974-1992) graduated from Rochester High in 1992 and was a brilliant photographer and artist. He won numerous state awards and his work was well known by his peers.

    For more information, please visit the Rochester Community Schools Foundation.

    National Jewish Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    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.

    Civitan Shropshire Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    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 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, 2018

    Enter the Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Competition. They are offering a $2000 scholarship to fifteen students based on your response to the following question: Imagine nearing the end of your life – describe what will have brought you the greatest happiness or success.

  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must be a resident of Michigan or Florida, or a member of Lake Michigan Credit Union or the child of a Lake Michigan Credit Union member.
    • LMCU employees, children of LMCU employees, directors or officers are not eligible.
    • All applicants must be high school seniors (includes home school students) 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.
  • Format/Guidelines
    • Length: 750-1500 words
    • Essay must be typed
    • Essay must be double spaced
    • Do not include your name or school name in the essay. Include only the initials of your first, middle, last name on the top right corner of each page of the essay
    • Essay must have a title
    For more information, please visit the Lake Michigan Credit Union website.

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2018

    Since 1982, Paint Creek Center for the Arts has been nurturing aspiring young artists through its college scholarship program open to graduating high school seniors attending Rochester Community Schools. We know the importance of a quality art education and our scholarships help students with the ever-rising cost of tuition. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college majoring in a visual arts program and provide a letter of acceptance with their submission.

    For more information, please visit the Paint Creek Center for the Arts website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Economic Club of Grand Rapids - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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.

  • TOPIC: "Corporate Social Responsibility: The Impact on Workplace Recruitment, Retention and Communities”
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Students enrolled in high school in Kent or Ottawa counties may submit one original essay.
    • Essays must be emailed to the Economic Club at essay@econclub.net.
    • Each entry is required to have a title page containing name, email address, teacher, high school, and word count.
    • Send entry as word type format. NO PDFs.
  • 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.
  • AWARD STRUCTURE:
    • 1st Place - $2,000 + $500 gift card
    • 2nd Place - $1,000 + $500 gift card
    • 3rd Place - $500 + $500 gift card
    • 4th Place - $250 (10 winners)
    For more information, please visit the Economic Club website.

    Clare County Community Foundation - Outside Scholaships

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    The Clare County Community Foundation offers scholarships beginning each December. The deadline for applications is February 1st. All recipients are from Clare County. To learn more about Clare County Community Foundation Scholarships, please speak to your local Clare County High School counselor.

    The Helen Lucile Doherty Scholarship for the Fine and Performing Arts provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Clare High School for the purpose of pursuing higher education for the study of the fine arts or the performing arts.

    For more information, please visit the Clare County Community Foundation.

    **We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. “Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars” receive a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF’s celebrated mentoring curriculum. JRF’s four-year curriculum enables students to navigate the college environment effectively, explore career options, develop leadership skills and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a graduating 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 21;
    • Does 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.

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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.
    • Scholarships will 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 to one or more applicants.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    University Club - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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 an unweighted 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.

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    The W. H. "Howie" McClennan scholarship provides financial assistance for sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters killed in the line of duty planning to attend a university, accredited college or other institution of higher learning.

    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.

    Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2018

    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!

    Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 300 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, 2015, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2015, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2018. 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.
    • Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test by December 31, 2017.
    • 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.)
    For more information, please visit the Elks website.

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2018

    Success for Survivors Scholarship

    As part of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, the GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship was created in 2011 to lend a helping hand to those impacted by intimate partner violence who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship aims to provide survivors with a means to achieve both financial and personal independence. Since its inception in 2011, GFWC has awarded over $60,000 in scholarship funds.

    We award $2,500 scholarships to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain a post-secondary education that will offer them the chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.

  • Eligibility:
    • Survived intimate partner abuse. The term intimate partner abuse describes physical, sexual, and/or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
    • Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
    • Enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution.
    • Recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker, willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant.

    For more information, please visit the GFWC website.

  • We have had a recipient of this scholarship.
  • Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 9, 2018

    Create. Inform. Empower. A high school scholarship competition unlike any other. Enter your 30-second TV commercial about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Middle school classrooms gauge the commercials persuasiveness and ultimately determine winners.

    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 or texting while driving.

  • YOUR CHALLENGE
  • Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving, students can enter separate videos in both categories. Win scholarship money and trophies, have fun, and gain valuable experience. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on TV and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post and the DADA Education Foundation to upgrade their spot for air.

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

    Nearly $30,000 in scholarships will be awarded to high school students.

    For more information, please visit the Courageous Persuaders website.

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    The Jackson Community Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to residents of Jackson County, Michigan. In 2016, over $495,500 was awarded in scholarships.

    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 Jackson Community Foundation website.

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    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 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, 2018

    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.
    Yellow Dog Studio Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating high school senior in the Great Lakes Bay Region
    • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in art and/or photography
    • Full-time enrollment
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program, awarded annually, provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zones. The Foundation will help ensure that their dependents academic dreams will continue.

  • ELIGIBILITY
  • Eligible applicants must be dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone 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.

  • All applicants will be judged by the following four criteria:
    • An official copy of the applicant’s transcript and grade report from the school currently being attended or most recently attended. The transcript should list all grade points earned and all academic coursework completed to date
    • A written essay 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.
    • Two letters of recommendation in support of the candidate’s application and the views expressed therein

    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.

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children.

    Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they’ve had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s have a story tell.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • Must be a high school senior.
    • Must plan to enroll in a four year college/university in 2018.
    • For more information, please visit the AFA Teens website.

    Simon Youth Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    Our scholarships support hundreds of college-bound students each year, because Simon Youth Foundation’s work with students doesn’t stop when they graduate from high school. To-date, we have awarded more than $16 million in scholarships to more than 4,500 students in 42 states. And we’re just getting started.

  • To be eligible, applicants must:
    • Be a high school senior attending school and living near a Simon® mall property or in the surrounding communities Simon Mall locations
    • Be a legal U.S. resident
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2018
    • Demonstrate academic promise and financial need
    • Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, essay response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement
    For more information, please visit the Simon Youth Foundation website.

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

    Deadline: February 15, 2018

    If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or nontraditional student, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $600,000 committed to students and over 500 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.

    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, 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, Mason, and Oceana counties website.

    **We have had winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Columbus Citizens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s College Scholarship Program was established in 1984 at the directive of past Foundation President John Loconsolo. Recipients receive a four-year scholarship that helps underwrite the cost of their college tuition. Our scholarships, while generous, provide assistance towards tuition but will not cover payment for all school costs.

  • Eligibility:
    • Students must be at least 25% Italian descent
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher
    • Must be from a household where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per person
    • 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.
    For more information, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation website.

    Dr. Stanford Stoddard Family Scholarship

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    The Dr. Stanford Stoddard family established an endowment fund to provide scholarships to students at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.00.
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form, unless you are an international student.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Students are required to submit a 250-500 word essay.
  • Essay:(250-500 words) What extracurricular activities are you involved in? Describe how these activities contribute to your education and to you as a person.
  • To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Robert Bergelin Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    Mrs. Robert Bergelin and friends of the family established an endowment fund to provide scholarships for students enrolled in any program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form, unless you are an international student. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Share a specific moment in your life when you felt raw inspiration to pursue a creative endeavor. What made that moment inspiring?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Mathias Alten Legacy Endowed Award

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    Established through the generosity of Mr. Alten's granddaughter, Anita Gilleo, in honor of the collaboration in the early 1900s between David Wolcott Kendall and painter Mathias J. Alten, the Mathias Alten Legacy Endowed Award provides funds to assist a student in completing his/her senior year at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a senior undergraduate student enrolled at KCAD whose work demonstrates qualities characteristic of the award's namesake, such as:
      1. Solid drawing and draftsmanship
      2. Discipline and industriousness
      3. Respect for traditional standards of craftsmanship
      4. Versatility as to medium and subject matter
      5. "Painterly" technique as opposed to mechanically assisted, highly abstract subject matter or extreme photo-realism.
    • Must be in good academic standing
    • The award is merit based with financial need as a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Must submit an artist's statement.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How does your work mirror the traditional “painterly” technique that Mr. Mathias Alten exemplifies in his works of art?
    • Must submit five (5) digital images of original work completed while a student at KCAD.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    VanSteenberg Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    The VanSteenberg family established an endowment fund to provide scholarships to students at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time student enrolled at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form, unless you are an international student.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Outside of the visual arts, discuss another interest, passion, or hobby that defines you and your personality. How does it find its way into your work at KCAD?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Friends of the Michigan State Fair Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    Friends of the Michigan State Fair established an endowment fund to provide scholarships for students enrolled at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
    • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form, unless you are an international student.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Prior recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they have demonstrated Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) KCAD students come from a variety of places, yet they have many things in common. If your hometown experiences societal differences, chances are they are a microcosm of global concerns. As such, it is believed that if change is to occur worldwide, it is far easier and more attainable to first make a difference at home. Discuss how art and/or design can diminish or remove a specific societal difference in your hometown.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

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

    Deadline: February 19, 2018

    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 Christophers website.

    Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 19, 2018

    The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual competitive educational scholarship sponsored by the Foundation. This scholarship was created in honor of Beth Carew. Beth was an energetic, bright, loving, and caring woman. She was a person with determination and spunk. She was deeply concerned about her family and her community. She was one of the few women to be diagnosed with hemophilia A. Beth Carew died in 1994 of complications associated with hemophilia.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Students who do not have an inherited bleeding disorder but whose parent(s) or sibling(s) have an inherited bleeding disorder are not eligible to apply, even though they are affected by an inherited bleeding disorder.
    • Applicants must have volunteered time and energy to any organization within their community. The volunteer time an applicant notes in this application should be unpaid and not required for school credit.
    • Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year undergraduate institution in the United States to obtain their first undergraduate degree.. High school seniors, undergraduate freshmen, undergraduate sophomores, and undergraduate juniors may apply. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career.
    • Applicants who are past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career.
    For more information, please visit the Colburn Keenan Foundation website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2018

    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 2018. 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.

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2018

    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 22, 2018

    We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century. Human population growth exacerbates many of the innumerable challenges facing our global society. Taking on these complex challenges and finding solutions will require understanding, cooperation and creativity.

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

    • Advancing Women and Girls -access to education, gender equality, women in government, women’s health, child marriage
    • Feeding 10 Billion -hunger, food waste, resource and energy use, deforestation, pollution
    • Preventing Pollution -impacts on air, water, and land, climate change, human and wildlife health, ecosystem destruction

    All videos must include how population growth impacts the issue and at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

  • Who can enter?
  • All students, grades 6-12 worldwide are eligible to participate and win.

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

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 22, 2018

    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.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 22, 2018

    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 or MEA-Retired member in good standing.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Priority is given on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, 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.

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2018

    The EOD Warrior Foundation 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).

  • 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.

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2018

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 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 standing - 40%
    • Church/community service value - 30%
    • School involvement / essay - 30%

    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 an annuity certificate. Such membership standing shall be verified from the records of the Home Office.

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2018-2019 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.

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

    The Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA) is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.

  • 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 2018 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and include a valid email address for acknowledgement.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2017.
    • 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.

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

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

    ***If your parent or grandparent is an active or retired employee of the Michigan State Police living in the State of Michigan, and if you are a member of the current graduating class or a graduate of a high school, you may apply for the Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II Scholarship.

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

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

    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.

  • 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.

    • Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
    • Applicant must have been accepted to an accredited post-secondary school.
    • Applicant must be a Lenawee County graduate or graduating senior from a public or private high school.
    • Applicant must be studying writing, music, painting, theater, dance or other arts-related field.
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2018

    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:
  • APPLICANT MUST SATISFY WITH PROOF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • 1. Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • 2. 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
    • 3. 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
    • 4. Have participated in a Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
  • Student must also have:
    • 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.

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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 ($10,000)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides annual scholarship 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.

  • O. James Clark Endowed Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The O. James Clark Scholarship provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland Public School graduate who is currently enrolled in college and is a junior or senior with preference given to those with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must be studying a humanities field (language, art, social studies, etc.) and previous recipients may reapply.

  • Steven and Kathleen Dolan Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)
  • Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of a Midland County high school who is pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, or arts at an accredited four year college or university. The applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. The essay for this scholarship should state the student's personal and career goals as well as a description of school and community activities in which the student has participated.

  • Helen Lucile Doherty Scholarship Endowment for the Fine and Performing Arts ($2,000)
  • Provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Clare High School for the purpose of pursuing higher education for the study of the fine arts or the performing arts.

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

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from the Tri-Cities (Grand Haven, Spring Lake, or Ferrysburg), Allendale and Coopersville areas. 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.

  • James W. Junior and Jane T. Brown Scholarship
    • Applicants must be adults over the age of 21 and residents of the Tri-Cities who desire to return to school.
    • Awards are to be used for study at any public or private college, graduate, professional, vocational, art, or music school.
    • Financial need is a priority.
  • Fugazzotto Scholarship for Visual Arts Students
    • Applicants must be Tri-Cities residents who are studying visual arts. This may include someone who is studying to be a teacher of art or plans to have a career in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts or graphic design.
    • Applicant must have at least a 2.5.
    • Financial need is a consideration.
  • Marvin R. and Pearl E. Patterson Family Fund
    • Applicants must be a high school graduate of any Tri-Cities area public school or a non-traditional older student with established residency in the Tri-Cities area.
    • First consideration will be to students studying graphic or fine arts; however consideration may be given to studies in environment, forestry or related fields.
    • Leadership, community involvement, and academic achievement are considerations.
    • Financial need is not a requirement.
  • Allendale Community Foundation Scholarship
  • When this scholarship is ready to make awards it will be for studies at any public or private college, graduate, professional, vocational, art, or music school. However, all scholarship applicants must be permanent residents of Allendale Charter Township.

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

    **Submit your scholarship application by February 15, 2018 and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship for Foreign Study and Travel

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

  • Barbara and Nicole Heacox Foreign Study & Travel Scholarship
    • Applicants must be a northwest Ottawa County Tri-Cities Area high school student, or college student wanting to pursue educational or travel opportunities in foreign countries.
    • Financial need is a primary consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation -Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

  • 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.
  • Schlatter Design Scholarship
  • The Schlatter Design Scholarship was created to honor Dick's lifetime of accomplishment in the graphic design and marketing world. Dick has won over 70 awards in the field of graphic design, including the American Advertising Association's (AAF) Silver Medal in 1984, and ArtPrize Public Vote Grand Prize in 2017.

    • Eligible applicants are greater Battle Creek area high school graduating seniors and graduates who intend to major or complete a certificate in graphic art, or a closely related field.
    • Selection criteria includes: Community service and financial need may be considered, along with one letter of recommendation from an instructor or professional working in the design field (required), and a portfolio of the applicant's design work (recommended).
    • Former recipients may reapply.
    For more information, please visit the Battle Creek Foundation webpage.

    We have had a winner of a scholarship from here!

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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 writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who can demonstrate a record of accomplishment in and commitment to the fields of outdoor communications.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate or graduate students from all disciplines and all schools.

    Each candidate should have clear, significant goals 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 faculty advisor, professor or school administrator.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work.
    • 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.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

  • Eligibility:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    Osceola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

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

    We have listed those scholarships that are art specific, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the this PDF and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply. Scholarships are administered through the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • Amy Hinkley Gregory Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a graduating senior from Evart High School excelling in the visual arts

    For more information, please visit the Osceola County Community Foundation (FACF) website.

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship Fund provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.

  • Eligibility
    • Must have a legal parent who died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service on or after September 11, 2001 (does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat) or a legal parent who is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the VA.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education (undergraduate or graduate level).
    • Scholarship is for study (undergraduate and graduate level) at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the American Legion website.

    Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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.

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from Newaygo 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.

  • Janene Hogancamp Memorial Graphic Arts Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Newaygo County and/or the NC RESA Career-Tech Center.

    • Participated in graphic arts at NC RESA Career Tech, or
    • Participated in high school art classes, or
    • Are pursuing graphic arts or art studies in college
  • NCCA Gail Johnston Memorial Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Ray Jansma Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or a student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Mike McDonnell/Bessie Slautterback Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County high school senior who shows aptitude in the visual fine arts.

  • Anderson Brydges Children and Family Scholarship
  • One, two year renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County graduating high school senior.

    • Preference is given to student entering an arts or culture program
  • Helen Myers Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County High School graduating senior.

    • Preference to a female applicants pursuing art and/or design
  • Charles W. Hazen Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Hesperia High School.

    • Pursuing a degree in Business or Art
  • Wesley L. and David J. Zerlaut Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Holton High School.

    • Preference to students pursuing a technical or industrial arts career
    • Student shows an aptitude to succeed while not necessarily being the top student in the class
  • Fremont Public Schools Advised Funds - Excellence in Education/Arts Scholarship
  • One, four-year renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Fremont High School or future graduate of Fremont High School within six months from date of application who has plans to pursue education in the arts.

    • Excellent GPA – at least 3.0
    • Plan to attend a four-year institution
    For more information, please visit the Fremont Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had multiple winners of this scholarship in the past!

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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!

    How do you envision your future? Whether through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

  • Eligibility:
  • Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2018-2019 academic year is eligible.

    To enter this contest, submit an original creation in JPG/JPEG or PNG file format showing how you frame your future.

    Judges will select Finalists based on creativity of the full entry, including the entry image and accompanying description (maximum of 500 characters). The full entry must:

    • Be your own work and relate to the theme - This is how I Frame My Future
    • Please use correct grammar and spelling
    For more information, please visit the Diploma Frame website.

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit. Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical and legal students. Students must either be members of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF.

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. If not a member, you can join on-line.
    • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2018.
    • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
    • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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 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.

  • SUZANNE COONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    • Must be a graduating senior of Camden-Frontier High School
    • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at high school graduation
    • Must attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational, or trade school.
    • May attend on a part time basis.
    • Financial need shall not be a determining factor in the selection of the recipient.
    • Preference will be given to students seeking an education in art, photography, or cosmetology.
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from an adult who is not a family member.
    • Applicant must submit an HCCF scholarship application form.
    • Applicant may be subject to a personal interview before final selection is made.
    For more information, please visit the Hillsdale County Community Foundation website.

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults (ages 15-39) continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Many scholarships offered by UCF share similar applicant criteria. Applicants need only submit one application, which will be considered for any and all scholarships for which the student applies and is eligible.

    Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent, sibling or spouse. Applicant must be either be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. resident and attending an educational institution in the US.

    Scholarship winners will be awarded a total of $2500 over two academic semesters. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient’s school. Each scholarship winner is obligated to organize and run a bone marrow registry drive with the support of There Goes My Hero.

    For more information, please visit The Ulman Fund website.

    Lake County Community Foundation -  Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    There are many scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Lake County. We encourage you to check out the Lake County Community Foundation (administered through FACF) PDF.

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

    Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    Apartment List is one of the fastest growing apartment rental marketplaces in the United States. Finding your next home should be a delightful process, and we’re building the technology tools for a better tomorrow. Our award-winning platform draws nearly 3 million monthly visits, and we have the highest rated iPhone app in the category. We have over 60 employees and are based in San Francisco, CA.

    As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

    • Bold While Pragmatic
    • Endlessly Helpful
    • Making an Impact
    • Driven by Data
    • Succeeding Together
    • Forever Learning

    You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

  • Eligibility
  • Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
    • Currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year
    • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

    To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

    • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
    • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?
    For more information, please visit the Apartment List website.

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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 six available at $2500 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
    For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

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

  • Only students graduating from one of the following high schools in Michigan are eligible to apply.
    • Newaygo County - Fremont, Hesperia, Grant, Newaygo, White Cloud, Home-schooled (GPA 2.00 - 3.70 only)
    • Muskegon - Holton, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Ravenna (GPA 2.00 - 3.70 only)
    • Oceana - Hart, Pentwater, Shelby, Walkerville (GPA 2.00 - 3.70 only)

    Complete the application, submit one letter of recommendation, and provide a statement about yourself, including a brief summary of your interests, job experiences, extracurricular activities, community service, and why you are interested in the field you have chosen. Indicate how you have prepared yourself for this profession through the activities in which you have participated and what your dream job might look like. Do not use any proper names in this statement.

    For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

    One of our students has received a scholarship from here!

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    The Mecosta County Foundation administers scholarships funded by various donors for students in the Mecosta County area. Here are scholarships for our Art Education students:

  • Morley Stanwood Education Association Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Graduate of Morley Stanwood Community Schools
    • A student pursuing a degree in education
  • Alice Stephenson Schuberg Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college student or continuing education student who has graduated from a Mecosta County high school pursuing a career in education and attending Ferris State University
    • Intend to pursue a career in the Mecosta County area after graduation
    • Have realistic goals and plan to achieve them
    • Demonstrate academic achievement and experience in chosen/related field with grade point meeting the standards set by the program the student desires to pursue
    • Be a graduate from a Mecosta County high school
    • Must attach a copy of transcript of current high school or college grades to application
  • Rita and Jerry Conrad Scholarship
  • Preference:
    • Realistic career goals and a plan to achieve these goals
    • Participation in community/volunteer service
    • In even numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter the teaching field and in odd numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter pre-med.

    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 Mecosta County Community website.

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    Would you like your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here's your chance! We formally invite you to enter our 11th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest. Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection.

    • This contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree.
    • 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.
    • One application allowed per person. If it is determined that a person has entered with more than one identity, all of that person’s entries will be disqualified.
    • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

    Every month our judges will put 100 entries for voting on our site. The top 10 entries with the most votes from each session will automatically move on to the Finalist Round. Our judging team will have 1 "Save" available to them each month, which will allow them to pick a design outside the top 10 in voting, to move onto the Finalist Round.

    For the Finalist Voting Round the top 10 entries from each monthly voting session along with any "saved" entries will be put up for voting. The top 5 entries with the most votes along with 5 entries that the judging team selects will be the official Top 10 Finalists. The judging team will select the winner from these 10 Finalists.

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    KCAD has had a Top 10 Finalist!

    American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    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.

    Requirements:
    • 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. See application for these dates.
    • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
    • Must submit an original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words. The title of the article/essay will be "What I will do to make my college or university a better place for students and staff."
    • 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.

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from Branch and St. Joseph counties. We strongly encourage you to apply to the Community Foundation. There are scholarships for high students as well as students already attending college.

    There’s no need to sort through tons of information and decide if you qualify. Each student fills out one application, answering a variety of questions. The online system will then determine which scholarships the student qualifies for based on the information and attachments submitted within their application.

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

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2018

    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:
  • Remembering the Holocaust: What Can You Do So We Never Forget and What Steps Can We Take So It Never Happens Again?

    • 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.

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2018

    The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to more than 400 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies.

    In 2018, UCB will award thirty-two scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members and caregivers pursuing higher education. Thirty applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each. In addition, two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community who passed away in 2016. The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships will demonstrate academic and personal achievement and will also exemplify some of the qualities that Drs. Helmers and Pellock were best known for including a desire to advocate for and serve others, an interest in positively contributing to the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • Diagnosed with epilepsy by a physician or the immediate family member (parent, spouse, child or sibling) and/or caregiver of a person with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates academic and personal achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model for others
    • Graduating from high school in 2018 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2018
    • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
  • Selection will be based on the following criteria, which must be included:
    • A one-page essay authored by the applicant explaining why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant. The essay should include any: (i) academic achievements; (ii) community service activities and/or advocacy efforts; (iii) examples of how the applicant has positively contributed to the epilepsy community or plans to do so in the future; and (iv) how epilepsy has impacted the applicant's life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver to a person living with epilepsy.
    • 3 letters of recommendation: 1) School official’s recommendation letter, 2) Community member’s recommendation letter, 3) Healthcare team member’s recommendation letter
    • A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript
    • Medical history form for the person living with epilepsy
    • Students pursuing degrees in the arts are welcome to include an artistic presentation. This is an optional item.
    For more information, please visit the UCB Epilepsy website.

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2018

    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.

    **We have had a past winner!

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 9, 2018

    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
    • Available to Owosso High School Graduates
    • Preference is given to those students that are organ donors, have a healthy lifestyle and are artistic
    • Include evidence of a healthy lifestyle and artistic abilities in your essay
  • Devin Allen Swatman Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Available to Owosso High School Graduates
    • Planning to attend either an accredited college or technical/vocational school and study any one of the following fields: Automotive, Construction, Electrical/Electronics, Graphic Arts, Industrial Technology, Mechanical Technology
    For more information, please visit the Shiawassee Community Foundation website.

    American Military Retirees Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 9, 2018

    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 are full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a two or four year accredited college or university. The Scholarship must be used for tuition and books/supplies.

  • Twelve scholarships will be offered in 2018, totaling $14,000. Applicants are divided into two categories
    • High School Seniors (Incoming College Freshmen)
    • Returning College Students (Sophomores to Seniors)
    • Adult applicants (military retirees/spouses) may apply in the Returning College Student category
  • Identical scholarships are offered for each category - one $2,000, five $1,000 scholarships.
  • For more information, please visit the AMRA website.

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2018

    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 is 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.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be a member of The Catholic Federal Credit Union with a primary account in your own name
    • Must be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning during the next academic year

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

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Lenawee, 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.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    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 summer 2018.

  • 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 June 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Academic achievements
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals and need for this scholarship
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    Two $500 scholarships are also being offered to support adults seeking further education.

    The intended recipient(s) of this scholarship are adults who are returning to college after five or more years away, or attending some other accredited program to continue or complete their 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 June 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
    Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals and need for this scholarship
    • 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.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    "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 2018 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 2018.
    • 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.
    • Letters of reference
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Homer Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from the Homer area. 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.

  • Betty Petredean Scholarship for the Arts
  • Margaret "Betty" Petredean was a music education major, pianist, organist, vocalist and a lover of the fine arts. This scholarship was established in memory of Betty Petredean.

    One yearly scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded and will be renewable for an additional three years, based on specific criteria. Homer High School graduating seniors or alumni who are pursuing a degree in arts will be considered for this scholarship. Citizenship, leadership skills, community service, and the scholarship essay will also be taken into consideration.

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

    Islamic Society of North America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    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:
    • Applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior.
    • Applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Applicant must be attending a US accredited institution.
    For more information, please visit the ISNA website.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    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.

    Applicant must be a senior in high school who is the daughter of a career officer commissioned in the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps (active, retired, or deceased while on active duty).

    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.

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2018

    The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually in June at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The competition for all students is judged by Northwood University who narrows the field of competitors down to four candidates, representing each of NIADA’s four regions and also selects the National scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipients' achievements, combined with their leadership and community endeavors are sure to make them an asset to any institution of higher learning.

    The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year 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 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.
    For more information, please visit the NIADA Foundation website.

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 21, 2018

    Since 1986,FEEA has offered scholarships to more than 10,000 individuals. Our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports hundreds of students with merit-based scholarships. Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 for one year of academic study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not renewable, however, applicants may apply every year they are eligible, whether or not they have received an award in the past. The majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study, with occasional awards for graduate study.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Spouses of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).
    • Must enroll full-time.
    • Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative unweighted grade point average.
    • The federal employee, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline.
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website.

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    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 Cystinosis Foundation

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
  • Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
    • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

      Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art and photography are not accepted. The art should be no smaller than 8" x 10" but no larger than 18" x 24", not including the mat. Do not frame!

      Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work; and uniqueness.

    • Awards
    • $10,000 first place
    • $5,000 second place
    • $2,500 third place
    • $1,500 fourth place
    • $500 fifth - eighth place
    For more information and entry form, please visit the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    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.
  • This sweepstakes is open to students who are U.S. citizens, a U.S. national, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a person residing in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are enrolled or who intend to enroll in an institution of higher education.

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

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. All applicants must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria. Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are selected by an impartial committee of university admissions and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, character, potential and financial need. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.

  • Eligibility:
    • be a dependent son, daughter or financial dependent of Teamster member in good-standing.
    • be a current high school senior who plans to enroll in a four-year college/university within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada in fall 2018.
    • be in the top 15% of your high school class.
    • be able to submit excellent ACT or SAT scores (US applicants only)
    • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States or Canada, as a full-time student.
    For more information, please visit the Teamsters website.

    North Central Michigan Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The North Central Michigan Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for graduating seniors 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 contact your high school guidance counselor or visit the North Central Michigan Community Foundation website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    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.

    Create a video, billboard design or radio spot 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.

  • For the video competition:
  • For both the high school and college categories, 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. Videos are due April 1.

    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. The winning video may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and may be distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations

  • For the billboard competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Designs are due March 1.

    Please limit your design to few words, and be creative. The winning design may be turned into a Billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S.

  • For the radio competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Recordings are due April 1.

    Your recording should be 20 seconds. Remember to speak clearly. The winning Radio spot may be shared on iHeartRadio's national network.

  • You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your submission.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    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 $90,000.00 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, 2018

    The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to offer annual scholarships to assist students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence at accredited schools in the United States.

    The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm's commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for education purposes. The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. The scholarship will award $1,000.00 to one student.

  • 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
    • 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 adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from the experience.
    • An official or unofficial 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.

    Armenian Relief Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The ARS Eastern USA provides undergraduate scholarships to students of Armenian descent. Scholarship grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, and involvement in the Armenian Community.

    • Must be of Armenian descent
    • Must be an undergraduate student completed at least one college semester at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States 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.
  • The following information must be sent with the completed application:
    • First two pages of your parent’s most recent income tax returns
    • First two pages of your (the student's) most recent income tax returns
    • Sealed official transcript
    • Two letters of recommendation. The letters must include a letter from a college professor or advisor, and a letter from an Armenian community leader or representative which attests to your activity or contributions to the Armenian Community
    • Tuition Costs- Include a copy of your school’s costs for the academic year.

    For more information, please visit the Armenian Relief Society website.

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to high school seniors who are citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA.
    • Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2018.
    • Selection of winners is not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic criteria.

    Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.

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

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    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 2018.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from Sanilac county. We have only listed those that are art related but we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Lexington Arts Council "Artistic Future" Scholarship
  • The mission of the Lexington Arts Council is to satisfy the increasing cultural tastes of the Thumb Blue Water community; producing musical, visual & other fine arts programs. This scholarship was established to help a Croswell-Lexington student pursue the arts. The student must be studying any branch of the performing or visual arts.

    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School student.
    • Applicant must attend Croswell-Lexington High School
    • Applicant must be majoring in an "art" related field.
  • Marlette Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established to recognize the artistic talents of students at Marlette High School. To apply for this scholarship, students must upload a photo of a self-made work of art and submit it to the High School Art Instructor.

  • Qualifications
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a high school student.
    • Applicant must attend Marlette Jr./Sr. High School
    For more information, please visit the Sanilac County Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

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

    We have only listed those that are art related but we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Lexington Arts Council "Artistic Future" Scholarship
  • The mission of the Lexington Arts Council is to satisfy the increasing cultural tastes of the Thumb Blue Water community; producing musical, visual & other fine arts programs. This scholarship was established to help a Croswell-Lexington student pursue the arts. The student must be studying any branch of the performing or visual arts.

  • Qualifications
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School student.
    • Applicant must attend Croswell-Lexington High School
    • Applicant must be majoring in an "art" related field.
  • Marlette Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established to recognize the artistic talents of students at Marlette High School. To apply for this scholarship, students must upload a photo of a self-made work of art and submit it to the High School Art Instructor.

  • Qualifications
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a high school student.
    • Applicant must attend Marlette Jr./Sr. High School
    For more information, please visit the Huron County Community Foundation website.

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2018

    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.

    The John F. and Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 8, 2018

    All students graduating from a Genesee County public high school or from Luke M. Powers High School are currently eligible to apply. Awards are granted by the Advisory Committee for post-secondary education including College and trade school programs.

    Unlike many scholarships, the focus of the Advisory Committee is intentionally not on grades or athletics. Excelling in those endeavors will not hurt a candidate but the attributes of character and a potential for achievement are considered foremost in keeping with the purposes of the trust. In addition, it is recognized that many students may not have realized their academic potential due to outside obligations or circumstances such as work schedules, family or other responsibilities and issues. The Advisory Committee will weigh heavily a student's talent, ability, ambition, motivation and work ethic even though these attributes may not have produced a high academic standing.

    Currently, the Advisory Committee is awarding up to $5,000.00* annually for up to four years. Need and the costs of a student's program are considered along with other criteria that the Advisory Committee may consider important in setting the amount of a given scholarship.

    Once an applicant is awarded a scholarship, he or she must have maintained a GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) after the first year of post-secondary education and thereafter to maintain qualification.

    For more information, please visit The John F. and Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust website.

    KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Photoshop has changed photography
    • How to re-touch skin in Photoshop for photographers
    • Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop
    • Three must-know Photoshop overlays ideas for adding WOW to your portraits
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You should presently be a senior in high school;
    • Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
    • Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of PhotoshopActions.com are not eligible to participate.
    For more information, please visit the Pretty Photoshop Actions website.

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    Since 1972, through the generosity of its supporters, SMSA has provided scholarships to children and grandchildren of Seabees and CEC Officers seeking a college education.

    Children and grandchildren of Seabees qualify for an SMSA scholarship. 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.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    The Fleet Reserve Association believes that educating our service members, veterans and their families is important for their futures, as well as the future of our country. In addition to FRA's longstanding advocacy for enhanced DoD and VA education benefits, the FRA Education Foundation was established to support the needs of individuals pursuing higher education.

    FRA's Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents more than $100,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Affiliation with the USN, USMC or USCG through your own service or that of your spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent.
    • FRA members in good standing, their spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are eligible for a wider range of FRA Member Scholarships.
    • Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens and be full-time students at an accredited college and university in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the FRA Education Foundation website.

    Sawinery DIY Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 17, 2018

    We are looking for creative DIY students. Woodworking is kind of DIY (Do It Yourself) hobby for many people and like any other DIY, you have to learn by yourself and get creative. Those are the students we are looking for, the creative ones. So if you are a creative student, and can tell us about any DIY experience you had in any topic (not only woodworking) – this is a great scholarship opportunity for you. It could be anything, but it must be creative and something that anyone can do.

  • AVAILABLE TO:
    • Students studying in colleges or university.
    • Students from all around the globe are welcomed.
  • HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
    • STEP 1: WRITE AN ARTICLE
    • Write a unique article about any DIY project you have done. Articles between 1,000-2,500 words will be best. Use only doc and docx files.

    • STEP 2: USE RELATED IMAGES
    • Use REAL images related to your project. Use only PNG or JPG formats, GIF’s are not allowed.

    • STEP 3: INCLUDE YOUR DETAILS
    • Add your personal details in the start of the doc file. Must have information: Name, Phone Number and Address, College Name, What do you study

  • WHAT POINTS YOU HAVE TO HIGHLIGHT IN THE ARTICLE
    • Project Name
    • How long did it take for the project
    • Equipment required for the project
    • Step by step instructions, with images if possible
    • What experience you had in the subject before the project
    • Uses of the project
    For more information, please visit the Sawinery website.

    Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 27, 2018

    The recipient of the Dakota Pequeno Memorial Scholarship will be a student who has shown perseverance in eliminating obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present, courage in dealing with epilepsy/seizures, community involvement, and commitment to their education.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder and confirmed by a letter from a physician.
    • Must be a high school senior or a high school graduate between the ages of 17-25.
    • Must live in Michigan. For applicants going to school out-of-state, your permanent address must be located in Michigan.
    • Must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.
    • Must submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation, preferably from an educator.
    • Write a short essay regarding epilepsy.
    For more information, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan website.

    Elaine Chapin Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2018

    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
    • 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.

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2018

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

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

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

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2018

    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.

    Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2018-2019 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.

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2018

    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
  • Scholarship Topic
  • Please submit a 'visual poem', in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your 'visual poem' to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you've faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less.

    For more information, please visit the 1800wheelchair.com website.

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2018

    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, 2018

    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, 2018) 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-May) 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 2.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
    • Demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the NMCRS website.

    Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 7, 2018

    The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.

  • Awards: $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees
  • General Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
    • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S
    • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

    Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

    • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
    • Academic performance
    • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Phone/in-person committee interview

    Please note that Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event Fashion for a Passion held each fall in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged.

    For more information, please visit the Against the Grain website.

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 7, 2018

    In 2008, OAR introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. Our scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum.

    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 post-secondary institution of higher education in the United States is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis.

    For more information, please visit the OAR website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2018

    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 awards scholarships and loans 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, 2018

    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, our mission is to help you live on your terms, 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 2018 Study Abroad deadline is December 20, 2017
    • Fall 2018 Study Abroad deadline is May 20, 2018

    For more information, please visit the Tortuga Backpacks website.

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

    WyzAnt Tutoring’s annual scholarship contest is back. 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.

    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, What do you want to be when you grow up? (It's never too late to follow your dreams.)

    Using email and social media, reach out to friends and family to get votes for your essay. Of the 20 finalists, 10 will be chosen by the highest number of community votes and 10 will be selected by a panel of judges. Share your essay on social media for a chance to automatically proceed to the final round.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to current legal US residents who are at least 16 and are enrolled or expect to attend within the next 2 years, a two-year or four-year college or university within the United States
    For more information, please visit the WyzAnt website.

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2018

    1st-Art-Gallery.com is proud to announce a $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education.

  • Eligibility
    • High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
  • Guidelines
  • We want to see your creative side! Show us one piece of art that makes you proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art.

    For more information, please visit the 1st Art Gallery website.

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2018

    When in College you have to spend time researching topics. Answer the questions (answers are to be found on their website) and then include one paragraph along with your answers to the quiz, telling us your intended area of study at college and what you would like to do after you graduate.

  • Eligibility:
  • Any graduating high school senior or current college/university student in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15, 2018

    Create a Business Plan Infographic about one of the following industries for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship Program:

    • A Startup
    • A Restaurant
    • A Non-Profit
    • A Transportation Company
    • A Clothing Company

    The Winner of the FormSwift Scholarship Program will receive $1,000.

    We love to support and grow the nation's burgeoning class of entrepreneurs. It’s why we developed and continue to maintain free documents for business use, and it's the same reason why we have developed our Scholarship Program. Moreover, our Scholarship Program is for driven, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are ready to commit to building a better world through their business ideas. Also, by creating a unique business plan infographic for their scholarship entries young business dreamers can build upon and practice the skills that will be required of them at their jobs after college. In short, we envision our Scholarship Program as not only an award that will help students in the present, but a test that will help them hone in on their future career paths.

  • To be eligible:
    • You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.
    • You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
    • International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.
    • We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Here is how you enter:
    • Make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
    • Send your entry to jamie@formswift.com by the deadline with the email subject line "FormSwift Scholarship Entry"
    • Include your full name, state, and school within your submission.
  • Future Scholarship Deadlines:
    • Winter 2017: December 15, 2017
    • Spring 2018: March 15, 2018
    • Summer 2018: June 15, 2018
    • Fall 2018: September 15, 2018
    For more information, please visit the FormSwift website.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.

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

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a citizen of the United States;
    • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
    • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
    • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and four weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student's home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
    • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State.
  • Deadlines: (Subject to change)
    • Fall or entire academic year (Programs beginning in July through October) Application opens in January, deadline in March
    • Spring (Programs beginning in December through April) Application opens in August, deadline in October
    • Summer (Programs beginning in May through August) Application opens the prior August for early Summer, deadline in October
    • Summer (Programs beginning in May through August) Application opens in January for late Summer, deadline in March

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

    The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by participants who complete a term of national service in an approved AmeriCorps program--AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National.

    Through AmeriCorps, upon successful completion of service individuals can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, which can be used to pay for college or repay eligible student loans.

    The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans. The dollar amount of a full-time award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education's Pell Grant, thus it can vary from year to year. Currently, AmeriCorps members may earn up to the value of two full-time education awards and have seven years from the date they earned each award to use it.

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

    Are you between the ages of 13 and 25? Want to do good AND enter to win a college scholarship? Then you’re in the right spot.

  • Apply for a DoSomething.org college scholarship in 3 easy steps:
    • Sign up for a campaign.
    • Complete the campaign (some take 5 minutes or less!).
    • Upload a photo to show you completed the campaign.

    That’s right: no essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications.

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

    We have had a past winner!

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question.

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

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

    If you’re the type of person who likes to weigh all available options, then look no further! Our full list of scholarships, awards and grants will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and even more types of scholarships. Browse through our full list and find new scholarships to add to your college fund. Or use our Scholarship Match to instantly find ones that are perfect for you. Millions of scholarships, a million times easier.

    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 scholarships.

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

    We uncover design genius through ongoing design competitions. At Minted, all that matters is good design. Designers submit, and the Minted community votes to tell us what to sell.

    Minted connects the world's best artists with consumers who appreciate great design. Welcome to our community, where your career will be supported and your creative vision brought to life in physical products.

  • How It Works
    • express yourself
    • Our challenges are the place to let your creativity shine—you're free to push boundaries and create work that's uniquely you. Submit artwork and use Minted as a testing ground for new ideas.

    • critique and vote
    • Minted is an open, creative experience. You can request and receive valuable peer critiques. Anyone can comment and vote on the submissions, as well as watch events unfold.

    • your vision, brought to life
    • Winning designs are sold on Minted. Minted makes and ships all products. Artists receive a portion of every sale, and winners earn a Store where they can launch and sell designs using the Minted fulfillment platform.

    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.

    CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. 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 college scholarship contest to 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 college scholarship.

    • Open to individuals who are at least 16 years of age on or before their entry into the Promotion
    • Must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia
    • 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!
  • For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    We have had a past winner of one of these scholarships!

    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 the 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.
    • An 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.

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    University Tutor Monthly Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    UniversityTutor.com will conduct a scholarship essay contest by posting a monthly essay prompt. A participant may submit only one essay per Contest. Essay submissions that are incomplete, submitted late, pertain to topics other than the applicable topic for the Contest, or otherwise do not comply with these Rules and Regulations will not be accepted and evaluated as part of the Contest.

  • Eligibility
  • This Contest is open to anyone that is 16 years of age or older or the applicable age of legal consent under the applicable laws of such person’s country or territory, provided that any participants under the age of 18 return a signed copy of their parent or legal guardian’s consent, before participating in the applicable Contest and in the manner specified by UniversityTutor.com on the Website.

    Additionally, no participant is required to purchase any services from UniversityTutor.com to participate in or win any award from participating in the Contest.

    Each essay must be at least 300 words and in response to a monthly essay prompt made available on the Website. All essay submissions must be submitted through the Website by 11:59 P.M. CST by the last day of the Contest Period. Only those essay submissions submitted through the Website will accepted and judged under the Contest. No mailed-in essays will be accepted or considered under this Contest.

    For more information, please visit the University Tutor website.

    CARiD Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help - books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly - CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals!

  • How do I apply?
  • Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to scholarship@CARiD.com. Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you've ever seen - we're looking forward to your creativity!

    • Photos can be cropped, spliced, or edited however you see fit
    • Photos must be relevant to the automotive industry
    • All submitted photos must be original work of the submitter
    • Only one photo may be entered per student, per semester. Duplicate entries will be disqualified
    • All scholarships are non-renewable
  • Who can apply?
  • Any current US student who:
    • Is enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester
    • Is between the ages of 16 and 20
    • Is not a CARiD employee
    • Is not related to an employee of CARiD or its partners
  • When can I apply?
  • Two scholarships will be awarded each year:

    • Spring entries must be received before midnight on April 30
    • Fall entries must be received before midnight on October 31
  • Who will win?
  • We're looking for the most creative, inspiring, and thought provoking photos! So get to work and show us what you've got! The winning photo will be published here, on my.CARiD.com, and our other social media pages. We'll pick our favorite photo, and send a check for $1,000 to the winner!

    For more information, please visit the CARiD website.
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