Industrial Design Scholarships
SEFA Student Design Contest - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 29, 2015
The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) was organized in 1988 to meet the needs of lab designers and manufacturers in the laboratory furniture industry. SEFA members work closely with laboratory owners, architects, contractors and others to advance the goal of creating a safe lab environment.
The objective of SEFA’s 2015 Student Design Competition is to design a chemical fume containment system or device that will provide ample safety for the student/researcher while allowing them to comfortably work with their experiment in a more energy-efficient environment.
- 1st Place - $6,000.00
- 2nd Place - $3,000.00
- 3rd Place - $1,500.00
- Student participants must be enrolled as a full - time student in an undergraduate or graduate program at a College or University located in the U.S.
- Students can work individually or as part of a team of no more than three participants.
- Abstract deadline - April 15, 2015.
- Entry Forms will be accompanied by a brief abstract, consisting of no more than 250 words explaining the proposed design and how it will be used to enhance the Green Chemistry Lab environment.
- Design Submission deadline: May 29, 2015.
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2015
The Automotive Hall of Fame serves as administrator to over $20,000 in combined college scholarships annually to students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive career.
To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
- Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.
- Provide an official transcript of all academic work.
- Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests.
- Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program.
- Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application.
- Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa.
- Must be enrolled full-time.
- Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
SOM Foundation Awards in Architecture, Design & Urban Design - Outside Award
Deadline: July 20, 2015
The mission of the SOM Foundation is to identify and nurture emerging talent by sponsoring prestigious research awards and traveling study grants to students of architecture, design, and urban design.
The SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship are two annual awards that are administered as a single competition. The awards are given to students and recent graduates of Architecture, Design (including interior design, landscape architecture, environmental graphics, or industrial design) and Urban Design.
- The SOM Prize is a $50,000 research and travel fellowship that enables one outstanding applicant the opportunity to travel in connection with carrying out in-depth research on a subject of their choosing; to meet with other professionals in the field; and to pursue study outside the realm of established patterns.
- A second award, the $20,000 SOM Travel Fellowship, offers an applicant the opportunity to expand their professional education beyond the classroom through the observation of buildings, design, culture and history that can only be achieved through travel.
- A group composed of a multi-disciplinary, independent jury of prominent professionals and the SOM Foundation Director selects the two (2) winners.
- Each applicant makes one submission consisting of a Portfolio, a Research Proposal and a Travel Itinerary. Applicants will be considered for either award.
- Candidates must have graduated or be graduating between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 with a bachelor’s, master’s degree or a PhD from an accredited U.S. school of architecture, urban design or design.
- Attendance at a U.S. school and graduation are a must.
- U.S. Citizenship is not required.
- Candidates should be academically accomplished, demonstrate the highest design aspirations, and intend to enter the professional practice of architecture, design or urban design.
The "Intent to Apply" application is due by Monday, April 20, 2015 with total submissions due by Monday, July 20, 2015 at 5 pm.For more information, please visit the SOM Foundation website.
AWA Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Scholarships are the root of our purpose in Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF). As an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive professionals, AWAF strives to motivate current and future students studying an automotive related field.
Scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Committee and awarded quarterly to the women that solicit passion and drive for the automotive industry. It is our hope that with these scholarships, we can lessen the burden on students and allow them to focus on gaining knowledge and development in automotive related fields and thus enhance their potential career path and the future of the industry.
Scholarships are awarded to female, North American citizens, with a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive and its related industries. While AWAF members and family members are encouraged to apply for scholarships, we encourage applicants who are not affiliated with the organization to apply as well. In order to be eligible for a scholarship applicants should be already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program, with a 3.0 or higher GPA.For more information, please visit the AWA Foundation webpage.
Western Union Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 25, 2015
The Western Union Family Scholarship Program is helping immigrant/migrant fathers and sons, mothers and daughters and brothers and sisters move up the economic development ladder through education. Scholarships are used for college tuition, language acquisition, technical training and GED classes, with two family members receiving a scholarship to help achieve the type of education they need in order to create a brighter future for their entire family.
- All applicants for scholarships must be age 18 or older.
- Both applicants are members of the same family.
- Applicants must have been in the United States for seven years or less.
- Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States.
- Both applicants must be living in the United States currently.
- The educational institutions for both of the family members must be in the United States.
- The application must include educational institutions for both the primary and secondary award recipients (the two family members).
- Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy.
- Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees (such as Masters, PhD).
- Scholarships will be made only to accredited higher-education institutions and training/educational providers.
- International students already in the United States on F-1 or F-2 visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
- Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
- Experience in overcoming barriers to pursue educational goals
- Family involvement in the community
- Personal educational goals
- Plans to attain goals
- Plans for utilizing the scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 25, 2015
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction.
Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.For more information, please visit the Student Award Search Aid website.
Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 25, 2015
This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran's, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.
The applicant must include name, address, phone number email, and if not the veteran themselves the relationship to the veteran. Additionally, proof of acceptance and enrollment into college for the upcoming year is required. This first scholarship is for the fall 2015 entrance and annually thereafter for each succeeding year.
The applicant must submit a 750 - 1000 word essay. The essay topic is : The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States.For more information, please visit the Anthony Castelli website.
Flag Manufacturers Association of America - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 29, 2015The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) is a non-profit trade association, established in 2003, representing the leading United States flag manufacturers and suppliers dedicated to educating and promoting the quality, variety and proper use of flags manufactured in the United States.
- Entries should be videos explaining what the United States flag means to the applicant.
- Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes.
- Videos will be judged on content, original thought, visual imagery, and patriotic expression.
- Six copies of the videos should be submitted on CD-ROM (NOT DVD) to FMAA headquarters at 994 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 1019, Wayne, PA 19087-1866.
- Entries must be accompanied by applicant's name, address, phone, email, current high school, and a brief statement of future plans. Applicant should also include where they learned about the FMAA scholarship program, as well as a signed Video Release Form.
- Employees of FMAA member companies may not enter this scholarship contest.
- Press releases will be sent to media outlets after the winning entry has been posted on YouTube and on the FMAA web site.
- Eligible applicants must be high school seniors continuing their education in a degree program, to help them attain their education goals.
- A total of $2000 in scholarships will be awarded annually. This is a one-time award and is not renewable.
Signazon.com Design a Sign Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 29, 2015
Let your creativity help pay for college with the 5th Annual “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest! We want to see inspired banner designs that express your future dreams and goals you hope to achieve through higher education. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a college, university or trade school of their choice! Second and third place winners will receive $200 and $100 scholarships respectfully.
Entrants will digitally design a graduation sign and submit their designs online at Signazon.com. Only one entry allowed – multiple entries will disqualify an entrant. Entrants are then encouraged to share their designs with friends and direct them to vote for the designs that they find appealing. The highest-scoring design at the end of the voting period will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. Second top scoring designs will be deemed second and third prize winners.
The Contest is open only to U.S. residents in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, excluding U.S. territories.For more information, please visit the Signazon.com website.
Ameriquest Traffic Safety Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 30, 2015
Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in our $1,000 scholarship essay competition.
A solid transportation industry is the backbone of a healthy economy. Without timely, reliable drivers, the economy can slowly grind to a halt, and expenses and living costs can become unaffordable. Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This is not just a problem related to the American transportation industry; a number of European countries are also seeing shortages in their ranks of professional drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers.
The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?”
For your essay, take this concept and present your ideas as to how the industry can best market these jobs to young adults and millennials. Tackle the issue from whatever angle you prefer.
- Contest is open to any high school senior or student enrolled in college within the United States who is looking to supplement his/her tuition.
- Participants must nominate themselves by submitting an essay exploring how innovation can help resolve the driver shortage issue.
- All essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words.
- All essays must be submitted in PDF or Word format to email@example.com by May 30, 2015 in order to qualify. The winner will be announced by June 30, 2015.
- Included in your essay, please detail the name of the school you wish to attend, the major you wish to pursue, and any notable achievements.
- Submissions will be based on work quality, academic excellence, creativity, and expertise.
Arrow Exterminators Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Every year Arrow Exterminators like to help a lucky student win funds that can help them with their college expenses. This year we are excited to see your creativity in action! We hope you have fun and learn a little in the process.
Open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age on or before May 31, 2015, and who are either currently enrolled in a college program or who are a senior graduating from high school.
Submit an original essay, 300 words or less, in English on the topic – If you could be any type of bug, what would you be and why?For more information, please visit the Arrow Exterminators website.
Caring.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctor's appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.
Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives.
- Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
- How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
- How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
- For students attending a U.S. university or college in Fall 2015, who have been caring for an older relative while attending school. Includes current high school students who are matriculating in Fall 2015 and have been involved in caregiving during high school and intend to continue while attending college.
- Must be an U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
- Students must follow all application instructions and agree to the Scholarship Agreement.
American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities.
- U.S. citizenship
- Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
- Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member.
- Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- Submission of a completed on-line application
Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
The Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship is awarded to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are college-bound high school seniors who are living with a parent who has a life-threatening illness as of February 1, 2015. The student must demonstrate a compelling personal and financial need, a strong sense of family, and collegiate promise. The award amount is a one-time payment of $1,000.
- How have you and your family been impacted by your parent's illness?
- What does this parent mean to you and how has s/he made you who you are today?
- Why do you need an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship?
- maximum length of 5 minutes
- maximum file size of 300 MB
You must submit a letter from a doctor verifiying that your parent has been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The letter must be on the doctor's letterhead and include the following:
- Full name of the ill parent
- That the condition is terminal or life-threatening
- The doctor's name both printed and signed
Rocket 55 Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Rocket 55 is the premiere Minneapolis St. Paul Web Design Firm. Rocket 55 is always looking for opportunities to give back. They are excited to award one qualifying student each year with a $1,000 scholarship.
This year, you can qualify for our scholarship by writing an essay. We have provided three topics, choose and write about the one that interests you the most. Your essay should be 300 – 500 words in length.
- Where do you see digital marketing in five years?
- Where do you see search engine optimization in five years? How will search engines change?
- What social media campaign has resonated with you? Why?
AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Each year, AWeber offers a $1000 scholarship to one talented thinker and writer.
- Take the nine-question survey which will ask you about how you use different communication technologies.
- Respond to the following essay prompt in 500 or fewer words: In recent decades, communication has changed rapidly and impacted society in dramatic ways. Think of how it has evolved over recent generations, and answer the following questions:
- How have communication tools and habits changed from your parents' generation, compared to yours? Has this been a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?
- How do you think communication tools and habits will change for your children? Will this be a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?
Please note that both steps are required - students must complete the survey and submit an essay to be eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship is open to students in the United States who are currently enrolled as full-time college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as well as high school seniors. Only one entry is permitted per student.For more information, please visit the AWeber website.
ProofreadingServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
This year, we will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category).
- you must be enrolled in a US university or high school
- you must meet our GPA minimum of 3.2
- you must write an essay responding to the prompt below and submit it online by NOON June 1, 2014.
Write about a defining moment in your life in the style of your favorite children's author.
Your response to this year's writing prompt (see above) must be between 750 and 2,000 words. Please make sure you respect the minimum and maximum word counts. Our panel of educators will judge your writing's clarity, grammar, organization, and creativity. Good luck!For more information, please visit the ProfreadingServices.com website.
OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Write a 1000 word minimum essay on the following topic:
There is a current debate in a neighboring county regarding how to best handle the problems of heroin addiction. If you were given funds to solve this problem, what use would you make of the funds? Educate children and teens on the adverse effects of drug use, work with the medical community to limit the prescription and opiate pain killers, crack down on the drug cartels supplying the heroin, or work to help addicts recover which has a success rate of 10%. And do you think the states that are legalizing marijuana use will help or hurt this problem?
Any graduating high school senior or current college/university student in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher.For more information, please visit the OrnamentShop.com website.
Association on American Indian Affairs - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to college students, awarding our first scholarship in 1948. Over the years our scholarship program has grown to the current seven scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes.
- Applicants must be Native American from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
- All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe, but it does not need to be federally recognized.
- There is not minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility.
- Applicants must be enrolled as full time students for both fall and spring semester.
- Students must be seeking an Associate's Degree or Higher.
Applications are accepted from graduating high school seniors, current college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate and doctoral students.For more information, please visit the AAIA website.
RevZilla - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
We're giving away $1000 bucks. Again. You could win. It would obviously rule.
Test your design skills to create a new t-shirt design for the ZLA army. Enter to win $1000 for college expenses. Spend it on books, food, classes or whatever else fuels your education! Show us your chops. The best design will also get printed up and sent to you for gloating purposes. How cool is that?
Use one of the supplied logos to create a unique design that could be put on a t-shirt. Designs must use no more than 4 proposed ink colors.
- You must be a graduating senior or a freshmen or sophomore in college.
- You can't be related to any of TeamZilla staff or our extended family.
- You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 21.
- They reserve the right to verify date of HS graduation and/or college enrollment.
Stuck at Prom Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
The Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest challenges students to create and accessorize their prom outfits with duct tape, then wear them to prom for a chance to win scholarship cash prizes.
Legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Maryland, Vermont, Colorado and the Province of Quebec, who are at least 14 years of age or older may apply. You must also attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom in the 2015 calendar year.
To enter, just submit at least one photo, but not more than five, of you and your date (or just yourself if you’re entering for the Singles Category), wearing your Duck Tape® prom attire, along with all required entry information, at stuckatprom.com during the contest entry period.For more information, please visit the Stuck at Prom Duck Brand website.
Non12StepRehabs.org - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
At Non12StepRehabs.org we're committed to increasing awareness of non 12 step rehab programs because our experience has been that 12 step treatments are ineffective at addressing the underlying problems associated with substance abuse allowing a relapse to occur. There are alternatives that are safe and proven effective. Because this cause is so important to our organization's core belief, we offer annually a $1,000 scholarship to the student who writes the most compelling essay related to our core belief.
Research and write an essay of 800 - 1,000 words in length on one of the following topics.
- How would you create a more effective war on drugs from both a legislative, legal and political point of view?
- Explain why you don't abuse illegal or pharmaceutical drugs?
- Provide your opinion of pharmaceutical drugs being used as student study aids.
- Describe a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program.
180 Medical - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
180 Medical is honored to have started a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).
Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, they have developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.
To be in consideration for a scholarship award, you must include the following:
- Physician's statement of diagnosis
- Most recent official transcript
- Document verifying acceptance by college (or current enrollment)
- Essay: (750 word maximum):
- Describe a circumstance in your life in which you faced adversity, failure, or setback.
What actions did you take as a result and what did you learn from this experience?
The student must be an U.S. citizen and attend full-time in the fall for their associates, undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder, or an ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy).For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.
Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Do you currently attend high school in a rural area and plan to start college in Fall 2015? Are you a college student who went to high school or grew up in a rural community? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, enter the Blaze Wifi Rural Students Essay Contest to win $500 to help pay for your college costs! Blaze Wifi is offering an annual $500 college scholarship to help further higher education and improve internet literacy and connectivity in small towns and rural cities across America.
- You are a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
- You are (1) a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or (2) a high school senior planning to attend college in Fall 2015.
- You have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
- You are NOT an employee of or related to an employee of Blaze Wifi
Many people do not realize that rural areas are more at risk economically than larger cities and more populated areas of the United States. At Blaze Wifi, we want to promote education and the productive use of Internet technology to facilitate growth and positive change in these rural areas of our country.
We offer this scholarship with the sincere hope that the winner will relocated to a rural area of the United States after graduation and do their part in developing rural and underserved towns and cities in America.
Publish an original personal essay of no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,000 words in length on any blog or website by the application deadline date.
Do you prefer living in the city or out in the country more? Why? What are some benefits and drawbacks to each? If possible, support your argument with real life experiences.For more information, please visit the Blaze Wifi website.
Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
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 $2,500 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!
Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college at least eighteen (18) years old who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply.
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”?
MedPro Rx Education is Power Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
As we all know, “Education is Power” and power enables one to achieve the goals that may bring them success. With success comes an opportunity that enables individuals to have choices not necessarily possible without furthering one's education.
Eligible scholarship applicants include individuals living with hemophilia A, hemophilia B, or von Willebrand Disease. A minimum of 20 scholarships will be awarded ranging in value from $500-$2,500.
- Must have a bleeding disorder as defined above
- Must be a United States resident
- Must be entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school in the fall of 2015
- Community involvement and/or volunteer work
- Completed application with signature
- Documentation from a physician/nurse of your bleeding disorder
- Copy of most recent transcript
- Proof of Admission to the School
- Proof of School Tuition (this can be found on the college website)
- Provide a separate document outlining your community involvement and/or volunteer work letter
- Essay: Choose one of the following questions (no less than 250 words)
- What are your dreams and aspirations?
- Tell us what you are most passionate about?
- How has living with a bleeding disorder affected your life?
- If you had the power to change something in the world what would it be?
- One letter of Recommendation or Character Reference
- Signed Grant and Release form
Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
We know that paying for college can be a challenge. The courses, textbooks, and dorm life can add up quickly. We want to help make it that much easier so you can focus on what matters most - the academics. While the journey may not be easy, the reward of an academic education will remain with you for a lifetime.
That's why Oz Moving & Storage decided to reach out and financially help one lucky student. Oz Moving & Storage $1,000 Essay Scholarship will be awarded to one qualifying graduating high school student or undergraduate college student with the most provocative and well-written essay.
Essays will be graded based on proper use of grammar and execution of ideas and argument on the student's topic of choice by selected staff of Oz Moving & Storage.
- When you’re in elementary school, middle school, or high school, big life changes such as a move to a new town, city or state, can be rough. Being the new kid on the block and having to make new friends can either be fun or rough. Tell us about a time when you had to deal with a big change and how you overcame it for the better. or
- If you had the opportunity to debate a particular topic with anyone in history (past or present), who would it be and what would the topic be?
- A minimum of 500 words
- Open only to college-bound graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students currently enrolled in college in the U.S.
- One (1) entry per student. Multiple entries will result in disqualification
- Essays caught plagiarizing or off-topic will result in disqualification
Boomtown Internet Group - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 12, 2015
We are excited to announce that Boomtown Internet Group will award one college student with a $500 scholarship. The scholarship will go to the winner of the best essay written about one of the topics below.
- Is social networking good or bad for society and why?
- Mobility is becoming a critical marketing channel to reach out to customers. How do you see mobile email and apps changing customer service and sales?
- How does Internet marketing and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) influence business to consumer companies? Present ideas on how these companies can improve reviews and their online reputation, in addition to improving their products and services.
- As consumers of all ages become more comfortable using ecommerce, what expectations do you see consumers placing on ecommerce websites?
Choose only one topic to write about and keep the essay length between 1,000 and 1,500 words.For more information, please visit the Boomtown Internet Group website.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.
Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.For more information, please visit the Abbott and Fenner website.
James R Hoffa Memorial Essay Contest Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2015
James R. Hoffa became a Teamsters Member in 1933, served as General President for fourteen years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the Union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually.
This year, applicants are asked to share their thoughts on the following topic: “What impact would an increase in union membership have on the U.S. economy and the middle class?” Essays should be 500 words or less and type written. Those applying must also fill out an application.
- Be the son, daughter or financial dependent of an eligible Teamster member
- Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college, university or community college program, or a technical or vocational program
- Be 23 years old or younger by June 15, 2015
Affiliated Workers Association - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2015
The Affiliated Workers Association ("AWA") is a network of professionals, small business owners and the self-employed across the nation. We are dedicated to ensuring each American worker is empowered to make sound financial, personal and health decisions. The advantage of joining the AWA is access to selected benefits and resources that are designed to help you save money, save time and live better.
AWA is committed to helping its members further their education, so we created a scholarship program to invest in the future of our members. The scholarship program is open to active AWA members between ages 18 and 28, as well as legal dependents between ages 16 and 28. Members must be active during the application period, as well as when the scholarship is awarded.
- Active AWA member ages 18-28 or dependent of active member ages 16-28.
- Full time student taking 12 hours or more at an accredited two or four year U.S. college or university.
- High school graduate or currently enrolled in college.
- General Education Diploma (GED) accepted with a passing score of 570 or above.
- GPA of 3.0+
- Two letters of recommendation
CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 17, 2015
Massive open online courses or MOOC's have emerged as a powerful new technology in the education world. Companies like Udacity, Coursera and EDX are offering universal access to quality courses at affordable prices.
Question: How will MOOC's change the future of education? Are MOOC's just a passing trend or will they become a major threat to traditional higher education?
- Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of CenturyLinkQuote.
- Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
- Must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
- Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015, who will enroll for Fall 2015 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
- Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
- Be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
UsBundles.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 17, 2015
We understand every cent counts when it comes to college. That's why we're offering $1000 to the college student who can best write an essay on the following question:
The Internet is changing the traditional classroom experience. Online technologies are bringing students and teachers more options than ever before. Question: How is digital learning changing the classroom? Give specific examples of how current students or teachers can utilize new technologies to further enhance the classroom experience.
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of USBUNDLES.
Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall semester 2015.
Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.For more information, please visit the USBUNDLES website.
Verizon Infographic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 17, 2015
Create an Infographic and you could win $1000 toward your tuition.
What is an Infographic?
Infographics are graphic visual representations of data, or knowledge, such as a bar chart representing how many hotdogs were consumed at a baseball game. While Infographics have been around for some time, the popularity of the Internet and social media has made them a popular tool for sharing ideas and information virally.
Recently students have embraced technology and dramatically changed the way it is used in education. It's no surprise that technology continues to evolve both in and out of the classroom. But what does the future hold?
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of DEALS.SERVICEBUNDLES.
Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015, who will enroll for fall 2015 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between August 1 , 2014 and July 31, 2015.For more information, please visit the Verizon Deals.serviceBundles.com website.
Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2015
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student.
All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.
West Michigan Chalk Art Festival - Outside Competition
Deadline: June 20, 2015
The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings explosions of color, vitality and a sense of community to West Michigan. Artists are invited to display their creativity and imagination and demonstrate the many varieties of chalk art. We invite children, adults, families and businesses to create their own art using chalk.
The event is on June 19-20, 2015 in Byron Center, MI. Cash prizes up to $1000 are available. Registration is required with preference given to those that are registered by May 18, 2015.
KCAD has had many students and alumni win over the past few years!For more information and to register, please visit the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival website.
Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2015
In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.
- Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?"
- Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"
To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies.
Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. The awards are one-time only and not renewable.For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.
Protect Your Bed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Dry Defender’s mission is to protect America’s mattresses from spills, accidents, dust mites, bed bugs, mildew and mold, and other allergens. But like all good superheroes, Dry Defender needs an arch-nemesis. That’s where you come in.
If you wish to apply for the 2015 Dry Defender $1,000 Protect Your Bed Scholarship, your mission is to—
- Come up with an arch-nemesis for Dry Defender.
- Make some type of creative piece (comic, short film, drawing, etc.) of Dry Defender and his nemesis facing off.
- Open to college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
- Applicant must be a legal US resident.
- By submitting your piece, you grant us the right to display it on our website and potentially to use the piece and/or the nemesis character you created in our marketing.
AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2015
The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Scholarship has been established to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members.
The applicant must be a current member, son/daughter, step-son/step-daughter, grandchild or step-grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.
- The applicant must submit a resume of not more than 500 words nor less than 200 words about himself/herself. It should include past accomplishments, career and educational goals, and objectives for the future.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation (excluding family members) must be signed and dated by writers
- Authorized copy of his/her most current transcript with accumulative grade average and an explanation of the grading system must be received in a sealed envelope
- Copy of Ladies Auxiliary member’s current membership card
- Completed copy of the Application Form
- Signed copy of the Privacy Act Form
For more information, please visit the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary website.
Spokeo Connections Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Write the best essay and you could win $1,000 towards college!
- Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university in the Fall of 2015 OR a student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
- Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words
- Connections - Technology plays a large part in keeping us connected to our friendships and family. What tool or social networking has done the most to keep you in touch? How do you see this evolving in the future?
- Data - Open/Big data is used to improve communities and experiences. How would you use big data to improve life on campus? What data sets would you select and what problems or issues would you want to resolve?
- Social - We at Spokeo encourage creativity. Select a cause or product (e.g. UNICEF, Dr.Pepper, Spokeo or a film) and tell us how you would uniquely integrate social media to reach the broadest audience possible.
Upload your essay and transcript right on the site!For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.
Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 8, 2015The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit (503c), volunteer-managed organization established to:
- Provide scholarships to Korean heritage students,
- Encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and
- Nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.
Our evaluation criteria include:
- Financial need,
- Scholastic achievement,
- Essay, and
- Extracurricular activities (including community service).
- Will be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) at a school in one of the designated Mideastern region states (Ohio, and Michigan) during the 2015-16 school year.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
- Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
The origin of the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation can be traced back to one of the original objectives contained in the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Charter which is to “Provide and promote recognition and remembrance of those Aviation Ordnancemen who have sacrificed their lives for their country, by supporting the memorial scholarship fund established by the National Association.”
The scholarship has continued to grow both in value and number or recipients each year. During the Association’s National convention in 2005, the general membership voted to establish the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation. The Foundation is a separate entity from the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen and is charged with the administration of the CDR Robert L. Crow Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- REGULAR MEMBER or ASSOCIATE MEMBER, in good standing, of the ASSOCIATION of AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN.
- Dependents or immediate family (brother/sister/grandchildren) of a REGULAR MEMBER or ASSOCIATE MEMBER, in good standing, of the ASSOCIATION of AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN.
- Dependents of a deceased Aviation Ordnancemen of the U. S. Navy or Marine Corps. DD Form-214 or appropriate supporting documentation, that the deceased was an Aviation Ordnancemen, is required.
Freedom from Religion Foundation - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: July 15, 2015
The nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. The Foundation is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) with over 18,000 members.FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest - For College-Bound High School Seniors
Choose from one of two essay topics:
- Young, bold and nonbelieving: Challenges of being a nonbeliever of color - Write from personal perspective about experiences or challenges you face, as a nonbeliever in a religious family or community, and minority within the freethought community. Are there obstacles discouraging diversity within the movement? What do you think could be done to make freethought and nonbelief more attractive to America's nonwhite communities? Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.
- Why I'm Good Without God: Challenges of being a young nonbeliever - Write from personal perspective about your experiences or challenges in the face of persistent stereotypes that atheists and other nonbelievers are not moral. Explain how you're "good without God," why religion is not necessary for morality and may even be counterproductive. What can you or others do to counter negative stereotypes about nonbelievers? Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.
Essay Topic: Proud to be an atheist: Challenging stigmas against nonbelievers - Atheists are one of the most despised minorities, yet statistically are among the most moral segments in the U.S. population. Write a persuasive essay about why nonbelievers should be respected, not stigmatized. Include personal perspective or experiences with religious family, schoolmates or community. Provide supporting arguments (e.g., recent studies, philosophical or historic perspectives) about how freethinkers contribute to society despite widespread vilification. Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.
Essay Topic: Religion and violence: What is to blame for religious terrorism? - Write a persuasive analysis dissecting the common claim that religion cannot be held responsible for violence in its name. For example, President Obama has said of the Islamic State: "They are not religious leaders, they are terrorists. No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism." He also said "no god condones the killing of innocents." Analyze the claim that it's only a handful of extremists who are "perverting" religion who are to blame for the violence, and not religion itself. Provide supporting arguments to back up your position (religious pronouncements such as biblical or Koranic verses, historic or contemporary violence, underlying factors, etc.). Are there solutions to religious terrorism?
Vegetarian Resource Group Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Create and submit a video relating what you want to tell others about vegetarianism and/or veganism.
Some possible topics: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, vegetarianism and animal rights, or other vegetarian topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made.
Aspects of judging include accuracy and judges wanting to share the video with others.For more information, please visit the Vegetarian Resource Group website.
Movers Corp - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Share your moving stories for a chance to win $500 scholarship from Movers Corp! Whether you had a smooth, difficult or even funny moving experience, we’d like to hear it from you and award for it! People move all the time and for many reasons, and students are no exception. Everyone has a story and different experience. The main purpose of this scholarship is to help other students to avoid obstacles when relocating to a new residence.
The winners will be selected based on overall writing ability and the evaluation of tip/advice for students that are planning to move. The minimum requirement is that your story should include at minimum 500 words but not more than 800 words. Here is what we’d like you to cover in your story:
- Why did you move?
- Where did you move from?
- Where did you move to?
- How did you move (hired a moving company, moved yourself, rented a moving truck and etc.)?
- How was your experience?
- What did you learn from your move?
- What will you do differently next time you move?
- What is your best tip/advice for students that are planning to move?
- Scholarship is available to all high school, college and university students.
- Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
- Applicant may not be an associate (employee) of Movers Corp.
- Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5.
- Military academies are ineligible.
- Applicant must be enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer.
- Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university in the United States.
Starfleet Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
All STARFLEET members who have been in STARFLEET for at least one year total prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply for one of five (5) scholarships to help you continue or begin your studies at community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/ certified program.
All scholarships will be announced at or by the date of STARFLEET's International Conference ("IC"). In 2015, IC is August 21-23, in Niagara Falls, New York.
This is for all those studying acting, dance, music, writing, literature, or for skills and training relating to the media, graphic artists, filmmaking, etc.
- The STARFLEET Scholarship Application Form filled out in its entirety.
- A two-page personal essay addressing the following items in detail: (1) Why are you applying for this scholarship? (2) What STARFLEET activities are you involved in? and (3) In what other extracurricular activities do you participate? (academic, athletic, interscholastic, non STARFLEET interests, career-related, volunteer opportunities, etc...)
- A brief employment history, if any.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation with signatures from the persons making the recommendation. These can come from teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, academic advisers, professors, employers, community, other volunteer leaders, or STARFLEET leaders (i.e., your CO, section chief, RC, EC member, or other ranking member of the organization). NOTE: You must have one letter of recommendation from a member of STARFLEET in good standing that has achieved the rank of Captain or above.
- An official copy of your latest transcript.
Lending Tree - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Specifically for high school seniors, the LendingTree scholarship is provided to students who make higher education a top priority in their lives. The scholarship is designed to help those students who believe that getting a college education is worth the money, time, and effort. LendingTree is the nation’s leading online lender exchange, providing a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders. The company provides access to a broad range of financial comparison shopping services.
- 3.5 GPA Minimum
- U.S. Citizen
- High School Senior
- A Fully Completed Application
The following must be submitted in order to be considered for the scholarship:
- A completed application
- Please write an essay that tells why, for you personally, college education is worth the time, energy, and money. The essay must not exceed 200 words. Any essays that go over 200 words will result in a disqualified application.
Bay Harbor Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 21, 2015
The Bay Harbor Foundation pursues its mission of improving the quality of life experience in Northern Lower Michigan and meeting the immediate needs of our community through our scholarship program, which was established in 2008 to provide assistance to those who are active in the Bay Harbor community.
- Each recipient shall be a person who is employed by a Bay Harbor entity within the Bay Harbor Community or shall be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a person who is so employed as stated in the Program Goals.
- The applicant must be 17 years old or older.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- The applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, including community and junior colleges, located within the United States.
- The applicant must be a “Full Time Student” carrying at least 12 credit hours per semester, or equivalent in quarter hours, and in good standing.
- The applicant must be a person who has demonstrated good moral character and who has not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.
- The applicant must demonstrate a need for assistance in paying tuition of the college or university he or she is attending after taking into account the other financial assistance available to such person.
- The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the community in a written essay.
- Two letters of recommendation are suggested, but not required, to accompany the application, for example one from a resident and one from the applicant’s employer, supporting the nomination of the applicant for a scholar award.
American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, or child raised as a member's own child for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years immediately preceding submission of a scholarship application.
For a student to be eligible, their AAST member parent must have been a member in good standing for two years prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year the student is applying. Students can be eligible to apply each year for a total of three scholarships.
- 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.
TVProviders.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Show your artistic skills and win $1000 for college!
What's your favorite moment in sports? Think of a moment that inspired you or had you celebrating for days. Recreate your favorite in a drawing, painting, short film or design and you could win a scholarship for college!For more information, please visit the TVProviders.com website.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.
- 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.
The American Institute of Polish Culture - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
The Harriet Irsay Scholarship Fund awards grants to American students, preferably of Polish heritage, who wish to continue their education after high school. With an eye toward the future and the distribution of information regarding Polish culture, history and people, the grants are given to students from a variety of majors and academic disciplines.
- Completed application;
- Original school transcripts, sent directly from the school;
- Detailed resume or CV;
- An essay “Why should I receive the scholarship” (200-400 words);
- An original article written by the applicant (up to 700 words) on any subject about Poland;
- Three original recommendation letters from teachers or others who are familiar with the academic background and the applicant’s plans for the future. These letters must be originals on letterhead stationery, signed and mailed by faculty directly to the Institute. No copies, faxes or unsigned letters will be accepted.
- $10.00 check or money order as a non-refundable processing fee.
Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Our Mission and Vision are met by the value we place in five Guiding Principles. One of these principles is Enrichment. We understand that in order to perform at our best, we must always seek to learn and grow, while using our knowledge to assist and empower others.
In acknowledgement of our Guiding Principle of Enrichment, Matrix Health Group companies offers nine (9) $1000 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorders, and in the case of three of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply.
Awards are based on criteria including, but not limited to academic merit, reference letters and essay. A Scholarship Committee will review the applications and decide to whom the scholarships will be awarded. Applicants are not required to be past, current or future customers of Matrix Health Group or its companies.
For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.Click on "What We Offer" and drop down to "Scholarship Program".
Storage.com - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: August 1, 2015
At Storage.com, we didn’t want to restrict our scholarship contest to just one group, so we created two categories of applicants:
- current high school seniors who will be enrolled at a college or university in the fall of 2015
- current college students who were enrolled at a college or university in the spring of 2015 and will be again in the fall of 2015 (pre-graduate or post-graduate studies)
Higher education is an investment in the future, but anything to make the financial impact of paying for college easier in the present will help. Storage.com is excited to see the creative answers that are submitted in the scholarship essay contest and looks forward to providing two students with $2,500 to help pay for education.
- Student submissions must answer the question: “College is full of new experiences and great opportunities. What do you hope to fill your college experience with?”
- Essays must be the sole original work of the applicant.
- Essays must be no shorter than 250 words, and no longer than 500 words. Optional videos must be no longer than 15 seconds.
- Winning applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to receive their scholarship.
- Scholarship money will go toward tuition fees at school of enrollment.
- Answers that include illegal activity will be automatically disqualified.
Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Since the SNPJ Scholarship Program began in 1960, SNPJ has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 5,000 members. Qualified Slovene National Benefit Society members are eligible for tuition assistance for their educational goals, provided they are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school.
To be eligible for an SNPJ Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:
- 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
A Better Chicago - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
As Chicago’s premier architectural, historical and charter cruise company, it’s safe to say we know what makes Chicago so special. From the famed architecture to the world-renowned museums, the jaw-dropping skyline and lake views to the awe-inspiring works of public art, Chicago is “Second City” to none- at least in our hearts.
But what would make our beloved Windy City even better? That’s where you come in. Chicago Line Cruises is proud to announce that we’re offering a $2,000 scholarship to one U.S. college student.
Keeping in mind Chicago’s rich architecture, history, and public art works, we want you to answer the question “In an ideal world, what new creation would you contribute to Chicago’s physical and/or cultural landscape?”
We want you to be creative with your answers, so we’re accepting a wide variety of formats for your submission. A written essay, a podcast, an animated video, or even a hand drawing - anything goes! Submissions will be judged on:
- Creativity of concept/originality of idea
- Execution/attention to detail
- Demonstration of your appreciation of Chicago
- Must be a current college student enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program
- Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
In 2015, 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 semseter), 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 2015-2016 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)
Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 13, 2015
Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000.
Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program and are legal residents of the US, born before 12/31/2000.
Wells Fargo offers two educational resource programs - one for high school students called “CollegeSTEPS” and one for college students called “Student Education Resources" (collectively referred to as “Resources”). There is one enrollment form for both Resources. You will be automatically assigned to the appropriate Resource based on the information you provide on the enrollment form. Upon completing and submitting the enrollment form during the Promotion Period, you will be automatically entered in the Sweepstakes.For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.
A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 19, 2015
For 30 years the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America have been able to award scholarships to deserving students because of the A. E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund. The A.E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund was formed in 1978 to honor Bob Friedman on the occasion of his fortieth anniversary as legal counsel for the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. He served in that capacity until 1981.
- Must be nominated by an active PDCA member in good standing.
- Must at a high school senior or college age student.
- Must be no more than 26 years of age.
- Must pledge to use any scholarship award granted toward vocational, college or post-college studies.
- Are not required to be a member of the PDCA, related to a PDCA member or an employee of a PDCA member, or to have any other connection with the PDCA.
The nomination must set forth the name, address, age and telephone number of the candidate, the level of schooling to which the award will be applied (i.e., college, graduate school), and the name of the school or institution, if known, where he or she has been accepted or enrolled. The communication must also contain a statement of the general qualifications of the applicant. The nominating party should emphasize any facts that he or she feels might enlighten and inform the Trustees relative to the individual nominated.
The Trustees will make annual awards based upon character, financial need, and upon full or part-time attendance in an accredited junior college, college, university or post-graduate institution. The Trustees reserve the right to investigate and verify any information or data submitted by the candidate.
PDCA members will be limited to nominating two (2) students per year.For more information, please visit the PDCA website.
Sonoma County Satellite - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2015
A recurring biannual scholarship of five hundred ($500.00) will be given to financially assist two students each year with the cost of their education. The scholarship is based on the winner of a written essay. The entry is free.
Scholarship is available to all current and prospective students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with 9 units or more.
The scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the scholarship prize recipients college of attendance.
- How 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?
Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2015
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 top 10 entries based on the most votes will enter our finalist Portfolio Review with the winner chosen by our panel of art professionals.
- There is no entry fee.
- For current college & high school students.
- Only original artwork created by the submitting artist.
- All visual and creative art mediums and styles accepted (painting, drawings, fashion, photography, digital, sculpture, culinary arts, etc).
- Image Size: 72 DPI, Maximum Width of 700px, Maximum Height of 1000px.
- Limit 5 images per applicant.
One of our student has won the COVER in the past along with the scholarship!For more information, please visit the Creative Outlook Magazine website.
VFW Post 5855 Veteran’s Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2015
VFW Post 5855 provides scholarships to veterans seeking to advance their education. These scholarships are unrestricted and may be used for any education expense.
- Applicant must be a combat veteran and have been awarded a campaign medal or expeditionary medal
- Must be a current member of a veterans service organization (VSO)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. If no post-secondary GPA has been established then high school GPA will be used. Otherwise GPA will be from the post-secondary institution
- Must be attending a university, college or trade school in the state of Michigan
Submit an essay of no more than 600 words outlining why you joined the military, how it affected your life, what you plan to do after graduation and how this scholarship will affect your ability to achieve those plans.For more information, please visit the VFW Post 5855 website.
CoffeeForLess.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2015
CoffeeForLess.com is the subsidiary of Coffee Serv Inc., founded by Jack and Lynn Kirshner. CoffeeForLess.com is an online coffee retailer that carries a wide variety of coffee products and Keurig K-cups. With 25 years as a business leader in Philadelphia, we at CoffeeForLess.com know that tough times do not just hit the banks. They hit us all, but we must never lose sight of our biggest investment in the future: the next generation of scholars and entrepreneurs. We at CoffeeForLess.com are introducing the semi-annual “Hit The Books Scholarship” as our way of helping the future leaders of the business world meet their educational goals.
Eligible students will be aged 18-25 and enrolled in an accredited college or university.* Candidates will have the opportunity to compete once in January and again in September for the scholarship, but will only be eligible to win the scholarship once. The “Hit The Books Scholarship” will award one student up to $500 dollars to be used for educational books and materials.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates should submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the students’ goals. Bonus points will be awarded to those students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.For more information, please visit the CoffeeForLess.com website.
JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Giveaway - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2015
The JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Giveaway gives both undergrad and graduate students a chance to win $1,000. Create content for our corporate blog for a chance to win $1,000 toward your college tuition! Put your skills to the test and get some professional experience under your belt.
If your content is accepted and posted on our blog, you are entered into the contest! The most informative and engaging post of the year will be awarded the scholarship, so it is important that your content is creative, professional and interesting.
Applicants choose from a list of industries that the company serves, and develop an informative and creative blog post, slideshow, video or infographic focusing on that topic. Selected entries will be posted on the company’s blog (a great addition to your professional resume!), and you'll be entered for a chance to win.For more information, please visit the JW Surety Bonds website.
Shout It Out Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.
Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!
Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.
- Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
- Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
- Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 7, 2015
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
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.
Interior Deluxe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult.
Interior-Deluxe.com, known for his vast collection of luxury lighting and modern light fixtures, believes in giving our youth a chance, that's why we're offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer four questions that are open-ended yet thought-provoking.
Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.For more information, please visit the Interior Deluxe website.
Tungsten Rings & Co - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2015
TungstenRingsCo.com is the leading retailer of high quality tungsten rings and wedding rings in cobalt chrome, ceramic and titanium. Tungsten Rings & Co. is proud to offer scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. Our needs based scholarship rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams. At Tungsten Rings & Co., we understand the financial difficulties students are facing today and we would like to help.
To apply, please answer four personal questions. The submission with the most thought provoking, and well-written, judged by our executive team, will be awarded as the recipient.For more information, please visit the Tungsten Rings website.
American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week Photography Contest - Outside Competition
Deadline: October 16, 2015
AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2015.
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.
The photography theme for this year is: "Visualizing Earth Systems."
Geoscientists study our planet’s geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). These spheres — or Earth systems — continually affect and influence one another. Photography is an important medium for representing Earth systems. With a camera, you can capture evidence of the dynamic impact of change processes in your home, neighborhood, school, workplace, or local public spaces. In a photo, show at least one Earth system affecting another Earth system in your community.
The photography contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:
- One photograph focusing on the topic "Visualizing Earth Systems" 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 16, 2015
YoungArts is now accepting applications for their 2016 program. You can apply for your chance to win cash awards up to $10,000, take Master Classes with world-renowned artists, perform in the most prestigious venues in the country, be nominated as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, get significant access to scholarships, and achieve national recognition.
- You have to be 15-18 years old or a high school student in grades 10-12, in the US.
- Prepare your portfolio according to the guidelines.
- Complete the application form online.
- Pay the $35 non-refundable fee or get it waived.
Applications are accepted in the areas of Cinematic Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing.
For more information, please visit the YoungArts website.
Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award
Deadline: October 23, 2015
Ayn Rand’s novels contain many elements that appeal to young readers. They are inspiring and exciting stories with heroic characters fighting for their ideals. The novels portray events of profound, timeless significance, challenging readers to decide not just what will happen to particular characters, but what their own lives and the world should be like.
The current contest is open to 12th graders, college undergraduates, and graduate students, with the top prize being $20,000!
- At his trial, Hank Rearden declares: “The public good be damned, I will have no part of it!” What does he mean? How does this issue relate to the novel’s theme?
- Who is John Galt?
- What is the meaning of money to Francisco d’Anconia? To James Taggart? How do these characters’ views on money relate to the events of the story?
- No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
- Entrant must be a 12th Grader, College Undergraduate or Graduate Student.
- Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced.
- One entry per student.
- Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by October 23, 2015, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific standard time.
- Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third-party rights or intellectual property of any person, company or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify the Ayn Rand Institute for any claim, demand, judgment or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
- Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via email and/or by mail by December 23, 2015.
- Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.
For more information, please visit the Ayn Rand Novels website and click on the Atlas Shrugged link.
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Each year, nearly 38,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
The essay theme for 2015-2016 is: “MY VISION FOR AMERICA”
The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Nov. 1 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. If a qualified student is attending school overseas, please email kharmer@ vfw.org for additional instructions.
- 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.
Global English Editing - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
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 after finishing their degree.
ABWA Education Fund - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: December 31, 2015
The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
Since its creation in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF) has offered support for women by opening doors that grant them greater access to higher education. Over the years, the ABWA has awarded over $17 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 women in the United States and today, the organization is regarded as one of the most respected national grant scholarship programs in the country. The longstanding success of the ABWA has been made possible by generous contributions from organization partners. The ABWA has a passion for moving women forward in education and business, empowering women through its scholarship fund.
Below you find links to 7 different webpages. You must apply for each of these separately. You can apply for one, or you can apply for all of them. Please click on the links to go to each partner's webpage.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be female students currently enrolled in college.
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Expected Year of Graduation
- Phone Number
- Brief Bio About Yourself (please limit to 150 words or less)
Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
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. Even though many people have been through the college experience, every generation faces unique challenges. We want to know yours.
Whether you’re already in college or planning to go, what’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how it can be addressed? In 250 words or less, tell us what you think.
- 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 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Charles Shafae’ Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 18, 2016
The Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund awards a $1000 scholarship each year to the winner of the Papercheck Essay Contest. The Papercheck Essay Contest is open to students of all majors.
To qualify for entry, participants must meet the following criteria:
- be enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- be enrolled at the undergraduate level (have taken or are taking an undergraduate course) taking at least 12 credits per semester
- be a legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa
- carry a status of “Good Standing”
- maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.2
Increasing numbers of colleges and universities are offering not only individual courses but also entire degree programs online. Many educators, however, are concerned that online programs do not provide the same quality of education as an on-campus education provided in a classroom setting. They state that online classes deprive students of the invaluable experience of collaborating and working with other students. Academic honesty is also an issue in evaluating online courses and coursework. Proponents argue that an online education offers convenience and flexibility, enabling access to students who might not otherwise be able to earn a degree and complete their education. In your opinion, should colleges and universities offer degrees entirely online? Why or why not? Please discuss the issues around the question and the pros and cons.For more information, please visit the Papercheck website.
Proof-Reading.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 23, 2016
The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program awards one $1,500 scholarship each year. This year's winner will be announced on February 23, 2016.
- attend classes at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- take a minimum of 12 semester units (you must be a full-time student)
- be a legal resident of the U.S. or provide a valid green card
- maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5
As the number of those in need in America increases, the needs of charities that provide food, shelter, clothes, and healthcare also increase. This has driven many philanthropic individuals and institutions to reflect on where to put forth their efforts. Please discuss what causes you think organizations and individuals should support and why.For more information, please visit the Proof-Reading.com website.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund's (HSF) mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. We deliver a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities. HSF supports a successful path for Latinos to attain a college degree - creating an increasingly valuable asset for a stronger, more competitive America in the 21st century. Celebrating its 35th year, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded over $300M, resulting in close to 100,000 scholarships to students in need.Please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website for more information on numerous applications. Deadline dates vary.
Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates.
- 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.
- Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing.
- The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
- The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.
For more information, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.
Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!
Each AmeriCorps member who successfully completes a term of AmeriCorps service will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award*. You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. You have up to seven years after your term of service has ended to claim the award.
The amount of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant. Since the maximum amount of Pell grants can change from year to year, so can the dollar amounts of education awards. (For terms of service that were approved using 2012 funds, the amount of a full-time education award was $5,550; awards for part-time terms of service are pro-rated based on the amount of a full-time award.)For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.
Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship
- Were you in foster care after your 14th birthday or,
- Were you adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday?
- Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
- Are you attending an accredited college or vocational program?
- Are you under the age of 21?
- Are you a Michigan resident?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible for funding to help with your educational expenses! The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) can pay for tuition, loans, rent, school supplies, computers, health care, and much more!
Eligible Amounts: Full Time students will be eligible for up to $2,000 per term and Part Time students will be eligible for up to $1,000 a term (while funding is available).
For more information, please visit the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan website or call the ETV office toll free at 1-877-660-METV (6388).
DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships
We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change.
Many different scholarships are offered to students 25 years old and under with different deadline dates.
For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org website.
HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship
In addition to being a Cheap Lodging provider, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That’s why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. We at Hotelscheap understand that financing your education can be difficult; as a result we would like to lend a hand.
To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our Headquarters management team will be considered finalists.
- 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
Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships
What is Zinch? That is the question.
We hook students up with scholarships. Based on our comprehensive student profile, we can match students to any scholarship out there. Students tell us who they are...and we hook them up with scholarships that matter. Get personalized matches to over $1.9 billion in scholarships.To complete your on-line profile, please visit the zinch.com website.
Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships
Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.
We've been around for over 15 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider. We not only find scholarships but offer our members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.To create an on-line profile, please visit the Fastweb.com website.
Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships
We believe in simplifying the scholarship search process and in helping students find scholarships to pay for college and grad school.
We provide a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background.
Get unlimited access to our scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.To create an on-line profile, please visit the scholarshipexperts.com website.
1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year.
- 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
Minted is a design community founded on meritocratic principles. We believe that artists should have opportunity based on the quality of their work, not who they know, where they live, or what hours of the day they like to work.
At Minted, all that matters is good design. Our professional design challenges rely on the wisdom of the crowd - designers, customers, the Minted team, and fans - to vote for their favorite designs. In addition to cash prizes and a 6% commission on sales of their designs on Minted.com, our winners are promoted on blogs, in our ads, and in national magazines. They hold contests/challenges throughout the year.For more information, please visit the Minted website.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships
The first Common Knowledge Scholarship was created in January 2000 for high school students in Norway, Michigan. Unlike traditional scholarship programs, the competition was designed to reward students who had well-rounded, practical knowledge, not just the strongest academic performers. The success of this first competition led to the creation of the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) in 2001.
Administered at the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. The National Nursing Scholarship, the Bible Scholarship, and the CKSF Movie Scholarship are just a few of the scholarships that helped fuel CKSF's growth. With new, exciting scholarship quizzes being announced each month, more and more students, parents, and scholarship coordinators began to recognize CKSF as a unique, fun, and legitimate scholarship provider.
CKSF scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of the competition win. There are no essays or long applications to complete and a single CKSF registration is good from high school all the way through college and graduate school.
- All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
- Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies
- Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register
- Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy
- Results are always accessible from our homepage
- Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win
- Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500
- CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.
Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition
Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to high school students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.
The deadline is the 15th of each month.For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.
Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships
The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.
There are multiple scholarships available. One of them is an art related scholarship.
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!
We had a winner this year!For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.
1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship
OBJECTIVE: To assist dependents of deceased or 100% permanently disabled veterans of service with the 1st Marine Division in furthering their education towards a bachelor's degree.
POLICY: Grants of up to $1,750 per academic year are awarded to full time, undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college, university, or higher technical trade school, up to a maximum of four years. Neither graduate study requests nor applications at the high school or prep school level are accepted. Payments are made directly to the educational institution.
ELIGIBILITY: Limited to dependents of honorably discharged veterans, now deceased from any cause or totally and permanently disabled, who served in a unit that was part of, attached to, or operating in support of, the 1st Marine Division. Beneficiaries who marry before completion of the course, or who fail to complete an academic year for reasons other than scholastic, must reapply before benefits may be resumed.
INSTRUCTIONS: In order to verify the 1st Marine Division related period of service of the deceased or 100% and permanently disabled veteran sponsor, please complete the Standard Form 180 (or get more info first) and mail directly to the National Personnel Records Center, GSA (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132. When a veteran sponsor's DD214 is locally available and indicates 1st Marine Division service, return a copy with this instruction sheet. That will expedite processing of this application.
- An official copy of the death certificate of the applicant's sponsor under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics or:
- An Affidavit from the Veteran's Administration attesting to the 100% and permanent disability of the applicant's sponsor. Failure to state both 100% and permanent will result on rejection of the application.
- A official copy of the applicant's birth certificate under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics.
- The name, address and telephone number of the applicant's parent, guardian, or whoever stands in loco parentis.
- The name of the college, university or higher technical trade school which the applicant attends or plans to attend and the anticipated graduation date.
- The name of the high school in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
- A statement indicating that the applicant will either live on campus or daily commute to school from a specified home address.
- Recent photograph of the applicant.
- The applicant's Social Security Number and telephone number.
- A letter from the prospective scholar describing goals and aspirations.
Upon receipt of the foregoing by this office, the applicant will be further advised.For more information, please visit the 1st Marines Division website. Please scroll to the bottom.
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award
The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to certain children of veterans. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student’s enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year.
- 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.
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