Graphic Design Scholarships
DesignMantic Logo Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Win $3000* worth of scholarship and become one of the most outstanding logo designers of the year if you:
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Submit logos in editable files such as .AI or .EPS
- Has successfully completed 1 semester of coursework in marketing, brand design or graphic design
- Design 3 original logo design concepts for any industry that is listed on the website
- Apply by sending an official copy of your transcripts from your university or college
Likenessme.com Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Because we know that future generations are going to need graphic designers and design technology of great innovation, we want to help foster the education those young people need. This is why we've created the Likeness Me Design Success Award Scholarship. We want to lend our support to the next generation of industry leaders.
Our award process is simple: We want students who are interested in 3D printing and design to apply by recording a 2-minute video presentation. We'd like to hear about your favorite use of a new design technology and what it is about your favorite pieces that appeal to you. That's all it takes! Good luck!
Your submission should take the form of a video roughly two minutes in length. Please touch on the following areas:
- Which new design technology is your favorite?
- How do you think this technology has influenced his or her contemporaries, and what impact do you think he or she will have in the future?
- What is your favorite piece of work created by this new design technology?
- What is it about that piece that appeals to you?
The best submitted video will earn a $500 scholarship to be put toward the creator's educational needs.
This award competition is open to any and all students who are currently enrolled in a college or university.For more information, please visit the Likenessme website.
Rand Marketing - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 11, 2017
Web design is a form of art. At Rand Marketing we believe that scholarships can give an aspiring web designer/artist the opportunity to focus on his or her web designs instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. Our scholarship is about your artistic and creative ability. Rand Marketing is offering a $1000 scholarship to enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education demonstrating a passion for design and a creative submission.
The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by December 11, 2017 at any accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.
- Applicant’s name, address, phone number and the college, university or institute of attendance in December 2017: and
- A description of what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the design industry, why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute to pursue a career in design and how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and career goals ; and
- An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in).
- OPTIONAL: The applicant may also submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’ Facebook page
Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship
The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.
- There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
- Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
- Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
- Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
- Students are required to submit portfolios.
- Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
- Fall: September grants, submit June 1-July 31
- Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
- Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
- Summer: June grants, submit March 1-April 30
You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.
For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.
**We have had past winners of this scholarship!
StyleMann - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 30, 2017
Essay Fashion Writing Contest awards scholarships to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in our upcoming Contest. There are an incredible amount of talented young men and women out there and we want to hear from them! The aim of the Essay Fashion Writing Contest is to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their writing talents and win an award for them. If you feel like your work is worth more than just good grades, then hop on in!
- Participants must be students of any educational institution in any location.
- Academic level and major do not matter.
- Each student must write an essay about the history of men’s fashion, upcoming trends of 2017-2018, the role of men’s fashion in modern world and the best piece in male fashion history
- 1stplace — $800
- 2ndplace — $600
- 3rdplace — $400
American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members for assistance with their post-secondary education expenses. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, stepchild, or child raised as a member's own (claimed as a dependent on income tax).
For a student to be eligible, their AAST member parent must have been a member in good standing for two years prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year the student is applying. Students can be eligible to apply each year for a total of three scholarships.
- An original, official transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) at an accredited school.
- High school students must submit a final four-year high school transcript. If your transcript does not indicate your grades for all four years of high school, it will not be considered.
- College students must submit a current official college transcript indicating all grades earned through the current year which you are applying.
- A letter of acceptance from an accredited college, state university or community college for the upcoming academic year.
- A typed essay of 500 WORDS entitled "How My Education Will Advance My Career Plans"
- A small photo attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.
- 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
- Legal resident of the U.S.
- Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.
Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Our Mission and Vision are met by the value we place in five Guiding Principles. One of these principles is Enrichment. We understand that in order to perform at our best, we must always seek to learn and grow, while using our knowledge to assist and empower others.
In acknowledgement of our Guiding Principle of Enrichment, Matrix Health Group companies offers nine $1000 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease and in the case of two of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply.
- Must be a United States resident
- Must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school in the United States on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more)
- Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale during entire senior year of high school or current year of college or graduate school
- Must submit copy of transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores
- Must submit a letter of recommendation (copies acceptable) from a teacher, school administrator, employer, church leader, volunteer coordinator, or other professional person
- Outline of work experience
- Outline of school activities, class offices, band, athletics, clubs, school publications, civic organizations, volunteer work, etc. Outline may be substituted with a resume
- Signed Certification and Release
- Employees and family members affiliated with Matrix Health Group are not eligible to apply
Awards are based on criteria including, but not limited to academic merit, reference letters and essay. A Scholarship Committee will review the applications and decide to whom the scholarships will be awarded. Applicants are not required to be past, current or future customers of Matrix Health Group or its companies.
For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.Click on "Menu" and drop down to "Scholarship Program".
Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
This is your chance to have YOUR art on the cover of Creative Outlook Magazine – a nationally circulated art publication. Submit your artwork and share, tweet, blog, post, scream it from the mountain tops … and do whatever it takes to get the most votes.
The primary purpose of the Creative Outlook Art Contest is to showcase student artwork and offer scholarships. The contest is open to current college level students as well as current high school students interested in attending a top quality art program. The contest provides a venue for high school students to be discovered by colleges looking to recruit them and college students to feature their work in an environment with other students at accredited schools.
The winning entries will be featured in Creative Outlook Magazine. One entry will be chosen for the cover of that issue.
- Open to current college level students, as well as current high school students.
- Only original artwork created by the submitting artist.
- All visual and creative art mediums and styles accepted (painting, drawings, fashion, photography, digital, sculpture, culinary arts, etc).
- Images must be submitted to the online contest as .jpg, .gif, or .png at a resolution not to exceed 72 dpi.
- If student artwork is selected as a top 10 finalist, student must be prepared to submit image in high resolution format (300 DPI, at least 8” wide) in order to meet minimum print resolution standards for inclusion in the magazine. Failure to provide high resolution images will disqualify your artwork.
- All artwork will remain on the website for the duration of the contest. The earlier you submit your artwork, the longer it will appear on the site.
- Limit 5 images per applicant.
- There is no entry fee.
One of our student has won the COVER in the past along with the scholarship!For more information, please visit the Creative Outlook Magazine website.
Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Since the SNPJ Scholarship Program began in 1960, SNPJ has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 5,000 members. Qualified Slovene National Benefit Society members are eligible for tuition assistance for their educational goals, provided they are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school.
To be eligible for an SNPJ Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:
- Be an SNPF member for at least 2 years
- Have a $5000 minimum permanent life insurance policy in place ($2000 if purchased prior to Jan 1996)
- Enroll at least part time at an accredited college, university, or trade school
- Maintain at least 2.5 GPA (out of 4.0)
- Participate in one SNPJ approved activity annually
- Attend 1 Young Adult Conference
Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
In 2017, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semester), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.
- must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
- must be a mother, with minor children
- must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree.
- must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)
Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 19, 2017
Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted.
Requirements: 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school
- Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
- Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
- Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
- Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
- Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
- Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
- Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years.
Buenas Opiniones will support its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities.
More than 50 million people in the United States identify as Hispanic, making the growing Latino population by far the largest minority group in the country. Though there are continued cultural, economic, and societal barriers to educational success, students of Hispanic descent have recently made significant gains, and Buenas Opiniones would like to contribute to that momentum.
Buenas Opiniones awards its annual Latino scholarships through its various scholarship programs, including scholarships geared specifically for high school seniors, community college students, and current college students. In order to be eligible for any of them, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing or plan to pursue a technical, undergraduate or graduate degree in the upcoming academic year.
Please submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student to us via a PDF (.pdf) file at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the details listed below:
- Full Name
- Hispanic country of origin
- School Name
- Area of Study
The scholarship application is available twice a year. The application deadlines for each semester are noted below:
- SPRING Semester – January 31, 2017
- FALL Semester – August 31, 2017
- Must be of Hispanic Heritage
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
- Plan to enroll in a technical, undergraduate or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of scholarship cycle year
- Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
- All majors and graduate fields accepted
Sonoma County Satellite - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
A recurring biannual scholarship of five hundred ($500.00) will be given to financially assist two students each year with the cost of their education. The scholarship is based on the winner of a written essay. The entry is free.
Scholarship is available to all current and prospective students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with 9 units or more.
The scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the scholarship prize recipients college of attendance.
- How has the internet helped you with your education?
- How has the internet changed the way we communicate?
- How do you think the internet will change over the next 15 years?
VFW Post 5855 Veteran’s Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2017
VFW Post 5855 provides scholarships to veterans seeking to advance their education. These scholarships are unrestricted and may be used for any education expense.
- Applicant must be a combat veteran and have been awarded a campaign medal or expeditionary medal
- Must be a current member of a veterans service organization (VSO)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. If no post-secondary GPA has been established then high school GPA will be used. Otherwise GPA will be from the post-secondary institution
- Must be attending a university, college or trade school in the state of Michigan
Submit an essay of no more than 600 words outlining why you joined the military, how it affected your life, what you plan to do after graduation and how this scholarship will affect your ability to achieve those plans.For more information, please visit the VFW Post 5855 website.
CoffeeForLess.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2017
CoffeeForLess.com is the subsidiary of Coffee Serv Inc., founded by Jack and Lynn Kirshner. CoffeeForLess.com is an online coffee retailer that carries a wide variety of coffee products and Keurig K-cups. With 25 years as a business leader in Philadelphia, we at CoffeeForLess.com know that tough times do not just hit the banks. They hit us all, but we must never lose sight of our biggest investment in the future: the next generation of scholars and entrepreneurs. We at CoffeeForLess.com are introducing the semi-annual “Hit The Books Scholarship” as our way of helping the future leaders of the business world meet their educational goals.
Eligible students will be aged 18-25 and enrolled in an accredited college or university. Candidates will have the opportunity to compete once in January and again in September for the scholarship, but will only be eligible to win the scholarship once. The “Hit The Books Scholarship” will award one student up to $500 dollars to be used for educational books and materials.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates should submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the students’ goals. Bonus points will be awarded to those students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.For more information, please visit the CoffeeForLess.com website.
Tattoo Journal Ink - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Tattoo Journal team is committed to continuing our efforts to help those students who have the drive and ambition to succeed. We are sponsoring 3500$ Scholarship to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career.
There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most.
- Candidate must be a student of undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
- They need to write 1000-1500 words essay “BEHIND THE INK: myth and reality”, and our experts will analyze the quality of articles and announce the name of the winner.
- 1stplace — $1800
- 2ndplace — $1000
- 3rdplace — $700
Shout It Out Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.
Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!
Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.
- Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
- Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
- Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 2, 2017
Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.
If you are one a high school athlete that excels in the classroom, on the field and with your community, you can apply.
- Students must be seniors during the 2017/2018 academic years, graduating with the class of 2018.
- Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association.
- Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.
AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 6, 2017
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?For more information, please visit the AES Engineering Solutions website.
American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week Photography Contest - Outside Competition
Deadline: October 13, 2017
AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2017.
The photography theme for this year is: "Earth and Human Activity Here"
The photography contest is open to interested persons of any age. You must be a resident of the United States or an international member of an AGI International Affiliate Society to enter.
Humans, individually and in groups, interact with the planet’s natural systems in many way. These natural systems include the geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). With a camera, you can capture evidence of some ways people affect, or are affected by, Earth systems around your home, neighborhood, school, workplace, or local public spaces. In a photo, show human interaction with natural systems where you are.
The photography contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:
- One photograph focusing on the topic "Earth and Human Activity Here". Each photograph must be original, authentic, unpublished, taken or created by the entrant, the sole property and work of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
- Your personal information and a brief one- to two-sentence caption in English explaining your entry (exact location featured in entry photo, natural feature displayed in photo, when photo was taken). This information should be sent in an email along with your photograph.
- A completed and signed entry form.
For more information, please visit the Earth Science Week website.
YoungArts National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 13, 2017
Are you a 15-18 year old visual, literary, design or performing artist?
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.
- Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
- Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards
- Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support
- Achieve national recognition
- Take master classes with accomplished artists
- Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 on December 1, 2017 may apply.
- Applicants must be either a United States Citizen or have permanent resident status.
- Prepare you submission materials based on the category you are entering.
- Complete the application form online.
- Pay the $35 non-refundable fee or get it waived.
Applications are accepted in the areas of Cinematic Arts, Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing.
For more information, please visit the YoungArts website.
Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2017
The Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year) provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education.
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.
- 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
- 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.
Pinot’s Palette Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Pinot’s Palette is one of the nation’s largest paint and sip franchises. Each of our locations provides a relaxed, fun environment, and expert guidance on painting techniques from local artists. This year, Pinot’s Palette announces the launch of our new scholarship program. We welcome all USA students looking to achieve a degree in the arts to apply for our scholarship.
We will award the chosen applicant with $1,000 to be used towards their tuition expenses and any other verified educational costs.
To be eligible for this scholarship award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S.
- U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or U.S. Permanent Residents
- Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
The winner of the Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence will complete our five-section application. We recommend gathering the following information to make the application process easier:
- A transcript – For your current GPA
- A school profile – You will need to know the number of community service hours required for graduation
- Contact Info – The name, email address and phone number of your guidance counselor and principal
- A list of school and non-school related clubs and organizations you took part in
- A list of honors and awards you received
- A list of volunteer organizations with which you served and the number of hours served in each
Outerbox Scholarship for Digital Marketing Excellence - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2017
OuterBox is a leader in the eCommerce website design, development and search engine optimization industry. As a leader we work with clients small and large across the US and globally. This year, OuterBox announces the launch of our new scholarship program. Rewarding innovation and creativity, we welcome all USA students to apply for our scholarship.
- Applicants must be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States only.
- Must have completed at least one full year at this school
- Be legal residents of the United States.
- Provide a 500-word statement on why they want to work in web design, eCommerce or the SEO industry and how they plan to excel in the future.
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.
The essay theme for 2017-2018 is: “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”
The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct 31 deadline, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible.
- Complete the Voice of Democracy entry form.
- Record your original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. One student per CD or flash drive. No music, singing, poetry or sound effects are allowed.
- Individual students may submit their entry directly to the Post. This VFW Post should be within your local area and within your U.S. state of residence.
- Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest
- Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.
- Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.
Anne Ford Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 6, 2017
The National Center for Learning Disabilities' (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work, and in life.
The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:
- Articulates his or her challenges and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy
- Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has begun to set realistic career goals
- Participates in school and community activities
- Has demonstrated academic achievements consistent with college and career goals
- Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues
- Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues
- Demonstrates financial need
- Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2018
- Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
- Demonstrate financial need
- Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations.
- Be a United States citizen
NRA Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting champion, and NRA Director, this program offers college scholarships of up to $2,500 per semester (up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years) to dependent children of any public law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty who was an NRA member at the time of death, and to dependent children of any current or retired law enforcement officers who are living and have current NRA membership.For more information, please visit the NRA website.
Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women— just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
- Provide the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
- Have financial need.
- Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
- Are motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
- Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela)
- Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
- Do not have a graduate degree.
- Are not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
StartStanding Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2017
At Start Standing, we value education. We also recognize the steep cost of college tuition and the expenses that come along with it like housing, books and supplies. In an effort to make things a little easier, we are proud to offer a biannual $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or planning on attending college.
- 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
- Aged sixteen (16) years or older
- Carry a status of “good standing” (i.e. currently enrolled)
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
In order to apply, applicants must submit a typed essay that answers the following questions. The total essay length should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
- What are the lifelong health dangers of being sedentary throughout the day?
- How can college students add healthy movement throughout the day?
- What can office workers do to increase their activity levels throughout the day?
Griswold Home Care - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Griswold Home Care is a mission-driven home care services company headquartered just outside of Philadelphia that celebrates, educates, and advocates the choice to remain independent at home. Griswold Home Care was founded by Jean Griswold, wife of a Presbyterian Minister, in 1982 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and seeing the need for quality care in her community. Jean’s mission of affordable care for all continues to spread today.
In honor of Jean’s vision, Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to a qualified student pursing a bachelor’s, associate’s, or graduate degree at an accredited college or university.
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Insurance Providers Look Twice Save A Life Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2017
InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.
The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.
- Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
- Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to filling out the application.
- Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.
- Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
- Student must have a valid driver’s license.
FEATHR Wallpaper Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2017
FEATHR is a design collective that works with artists from around the world and across the creative spectrum, bringing their artistic talent into interior design. Together with a roster of over 70 artists - which includes graffiti artists, tattooists and photographers - FEATHR creates original wallpaper, fabrics and more. FEATHR was started with the belief that art improves and changes lives - and that art should be accessible to all. The team at FEATHR are delighted to offer this scholarship to the applicant that best describes how a piece of art has influenced their development - be it personal, educational or creative.
Commencing in 2017, wallpaper and fabric house FEATHR will be awarding a yearly $1000 scholarship to a current or prospective arts, humanities or design student at an accredited United States university or college. The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay submission, answering the following question:
“How and why has a piece of art influenced your personal, educational and/or creative development.” Tell us about what the piece of art was, where you encountered and what its impact has been, in the short and long term. Essays must be 700-1000 words long.
- A legal U.S. Resident
- Either a current undergraduate college/university student or a current high school student that will enroll in a college/university in 2017
- Studying an arts, humanities or design-based subject. For the purposes of this scholarship, we define art as being the visual arts, including for example: ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture.
- In good academic standing with your current educational institution
- You must provide proof of enrollment and subject with your email submission. This can take the form of a digital scan of your acceptance letter, a letter from admissions or digital copy email/letter from your tutor or course leader confirming your presence on the course.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 5, 2017
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities.
In turn, this allows a single mother to financially support her children, purchase groceries, afford a mortgage and provide a stable household for the family. Even though it can be difficult to care for a child while pursuing an education, the rewards of an education far outweigh the challenges. We want to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school).
Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Craft your essay and explain your answer.
- Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
- Must be a mother who is attending school
- Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0
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.
- 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).
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.
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.
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:
- 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 email@example.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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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)
- 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
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.
- an Armed Forces Veteran planning to enroll in college classes in your next semester
- a U.S. citizen
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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!
- 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.
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.
- Students studying in colleges or university.
- Students from all around the globe are welcomed.
- STEP 1: WRITE AN ARTICLE
- STEP 2: USE RELATED IMAGES
- STEP 3: INCLUDE YOUR DETAILS
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.
Use REAL images related to your project. Use only PNG or JPG formats, GIF’s are not allowed.
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
- 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
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.
- 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.
Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates.
- 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.)
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.
- 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.
- Fall or entire academic year - Open in January - Deadline in March
- Spring - Open in August - Deadline in October
- Summer - Open in August - Deadline in October and another one 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.
Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship
- Were you in foster care after your 14th birthday because of abuse/neglect, or a juvenile justice youth who was placed in a DHS supervised foster care placement, or an undocumented refugee minor supervised by DHS?
- Were you adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday?
- Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
- Are you attending at least half time at an accredited college or vocational program?
- Are you under the age of 21?
- Are you a Michigan resident?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible for funding to help with your educational expenses! The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) can pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses, including purchase of a personal computer, student loans, and dependent care expenses
Eligible Amounts: Full Time students will be eligible for up to $5,000 per fiscal year (part time students may qualify at a pro-rated amount).
For more information, please visit the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan website.
DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships
We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations for young people and social change in the world.
Many different scholarships are offered to students 25 years old or younger and live in the US or Canada.
For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org website.
We have had a past winner!
HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship
In addition to being a Cheap Lodging provider, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That’s why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. We at Hotelscheap understand that financing your education can be difficult; as a result we would like to lend a hand.
To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our Headquarters management team will be considered finalists.
- What extra-curricular activities are you involved in? Describe how these activities contribute to your college education and how they make you a better person. (Response should be 300–500 words long.) Question 2
- What are your goals in life? Describe steps you will take to achieve your goals and ambitions. (Response should be 300–500 words long.) Question 3
- As an online travel company who specializes in selling discount hotels, we appreciate well written articles about travel and tourism. Write a 700 word travel-guide style article listing the Top 5 Things To Do in your favorite vacation destination. Question 4
- Do you have a special family circumstance affecting your need for financial assistance?
Fall scholarship deadline = October 15
Spring Scholarship deadline = April 15
Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships
What is Chegg? That is the question.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Over $1 billion in awards waiting for you to apply. Personalized matches available for all students in high school, college, grad school & beyond…To complete your on-line profile, please visit the Chegg.com website.
**We have had students win scholarships from Chegg in the past!
Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships
Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.
We've been around for over 15 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider. We not only find scholarships but offer our members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.To create an on-line profile, please visit the Fastweb.com website.
Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships
We believe in simplifying the scholarship search process and in helping students find scholarships to pay for college and grad school.
We provide a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background.
Get unlimited access to our scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.To create an on-line profile, please visit the scholarshipexperts.com website.
1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year.
- 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
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.
- express yourself
- critique and vote
- your vision, brought to life
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.
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.
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.
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.
Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition
Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 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 $1,000 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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?
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!
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 this instruction sheet. That will expedite processing of this application.
- 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. Please scroll to the bottom.
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award
The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
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!
- 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”?
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.
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Award
Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program provides emergency financial grants to veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education who might otherwise be forced to drop out of college because of unforeseen financial emergencies. These grants will help veterans meet their household expenses and ensure they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families.
- Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
- Be students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
- Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
- Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school. Grants are available for a one-time distribution with a suggested maximum of up to $750, but not to exceed $1,000 each based on the cost of the emergency need.
- Medical/Dental expenses
- Personal automobile repair expenses
- Public transportation/Bus pass
There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.
FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
At FlipKey, we value the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, we are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad.
Eligible students should submit a 1,000 word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. One essay per entrant only. Please include your name, college or university at which you are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program.
Full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible.
For more information, please visit the FlipKey by tripadvisor 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.
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!
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
- 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
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
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.
UncommonGoods Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
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!
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 email@example.com.
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).
- Completed application
- A short paragraph addressing the prompt given in the guidelines
- Uploaded photos of design or art work