Interior Design Scholarships

Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2016

We’re excited to announce the new Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in the residential design world.

  • Women in Architecture Scholarship - For female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Residential Design Scholarship - For students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design
  • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - For students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design
  • Who can apply?
  • The Houzz Scholarship Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 17 years of age or older who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a design or architecture program at an accredited college or university.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to fill out a form about their education and answer an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    IALD Education Trust Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

    The IALD Education Trust Scholarship Program aims to encourage students to pursue a career in lighting design. The program offers multiple scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students involved in the study of architectural lighting design from an accredited school.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be student members of the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) or have their applications pending.
    • Design students in architectural lighting design, architectural engineering, architecture, theatrical lighting design, and interior design are eligible to apply.
  • Materials that need to be submitted:
    • Completed application form;
    • Copy of official university transcript;
    • Resume (2 page limit);
    • Two letters of recommendation;
    • Personal statement about your experience with lighting such as how you came to study lighting design, areas of interest within the profession, a design you are proud of and why, or something about light and lighting that inspires you and why; and
    • a portfolio of work that shows a breadth of design knowledge and interest.
    For more information, please visit the IALD Education Trust website.

    NEWH Symmons Product Design Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

    NEWH, INC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. To that end, NEWH is offering the NEWH Product Design Competition sponsored by Symmons to a student pursuing a career affiliated with the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture.

    The $4000 scholarship will be presented to the winning applicant who will be honored at HD Expo on May 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with paid airfare and lodging provided. 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are:
    • Must be currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
    • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design or Architecture
    • International students may apply
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    ASID Student Portfolio Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: January 18, 2017

    The ASID National Student Portfolio Competition endeavors to generate the best collection of student design projects for review. Students will submit their portfolios, resumes, and written statements to an online portal for the chance to earn a 2017 internship.

    As a visual presentation of selected projects, the interior design portfolio showcases a designer’s thought process, technical skills, and design capabilities. A thoughtful portfolio sets an interior designer apart from their peers and tells a story. An interior designer begins the process of putting together a portfolio while a student and continues to refine the content throughout his or her career.

    The intent of the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition is to evaluate all aspects of a student’s work: the concept for how the student thinks; the content of the work submitted; and the context of the student’s record of achievement.

  • Eligibility
    • Must be enrolled as a student as of September 1, 2016.
  • Submissions must include the following:
    • Cover: One page
    • Statement: One page, up to 500, well-chosen words
    • Resume: One page
    • Portfolio: Up to four projects on no more than 20 pages
    For more information, please visit the ASID website.

    NEWH Sustainable Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2017

    The NEWH Sustainable Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student and student airfare and lodging to the awards event.

  • Eligibility
    • This competition is open to all interior design students (Junior level and above) attending an accredited program.
    • Program must be minimum 4-year program or graduate program.
    • Instructors may use the competition as a class project. Instructors need to evaluate class work and submit no more than five of the best projects for consideration.
    • Student must be a currently enrolled student with current/upcoming debt through your school for tuition, books, or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2017.
    • Winners must attend awards event in Las Vegas on May 3, 2017, with paid airfare & lodging provided.
  • Guidelines
  • Design competition project type and criteria changes annually. Students must execute a dynamic, creative, cutting edge design utilizing the very best products and technologies which encompass sustainable topics including: site selection, water efficiency, energy conservation, products/materials, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to the physical aspects of design, the functional daily use of the space and how the occupants can operate the facility in a sustainable manner such as encouraging recycling and reuse, water and energy conservation to create a truly sustainable business. All work must be student’s original work. Two students may work as a team on one project, but only one student award will be presented and travel/lodging for one student representative to be paid to the award presentation. In addition to the criteria all submittals are judged as to their professional appearance.

  • ***Project involves the design of a Sustainable Co-Living Solution.
  • This design story is about group living ‐ sharing, interaction, and understanding of cultures and breaking down of cultural differences between people staying there and the local community. It may be a hostel concept, extended stay, connection to co‐working, a place where people can work remotely anywhere or a hybrid of a home and office with hotel service.

  • Award
    • $5000 Award
    • For more information and link to Project Criteria, please visit the NEWH website.

    IIDA Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 6, 2017

    The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

    The 2016 IIDA SDC invites you to create Social Station—a first-of-its-kind co-working space specialized for today’s social retailers. Your program should be the integration of both social retail and a high-functioning co-working space. Encouraging adaptability, health, and wellbeing, and an emphasis on an active, engaging space should be priorities in your final design. It should also address new models and approaches to the co-working space.

    This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design program or architecture program. Participants can enter individually or as a team (maximum 5 people).

    School projects already completed may be reinterpreted and/or edited to meet the requirements of this competition. If the school project was completed as a group, all members must agree in writing to enter the reinterpreted and/or edited project, and all members must be listed as participants on the entry form.

  • AWARDS*
    • First Place - $2,500.00
    • Second Place - $1,500.00
    • Third Place - $750.00
    • *Prizes to be split between team members for team submissions that win.
    For more information, please visit the IIDA website.

    Joe Withers Endowed Scholarship and Award

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Furniture Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design programs at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.50.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic merit. Financial need shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • This scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years provided the recipient remains a full-time student in one of the majors above and demonstrates Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How can having a global view impact design? Give examples.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    The TowerPinkster Interior Design Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    TowerPinkster established an endowment fund to provide scholarships in the Interior Design program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled in the Interior Design program at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need.
    • Special consideration will be given to students who are members of groups that are underrepresented within KCAD, such as African Americans, Native Americans, or Hispanics.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Prior recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they have demonstrated Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How can interior design impact well-being? Give examples.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    WithIt Scholarship - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    WithIt, a women’s leadership development network, is the one organization in the home and furnishings industries that champions the advancement of women. WithIt creates an encouraging environment for female leaders to grow by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our members at the forefront of our evolving industries.

    The WithIt Scholarship program is pleased to announce that for their 20th Anniversary, they will give 20 Scholarships payable to the recipient's chosen educational institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant must be a full-time college sophomore or junior in good standing at the time of application.
    • Student must have a major in one of the following as it applies to the home industries: Accessory Design, Architectural Design, Forestry, Furniture Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Marketing with a Design or Furniture minor, Sustainable Design or majors related to the home and furnishing industries.
  • Application Process:
  • Only one application per student. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions should include the following:
    • A complete application form signed by the student.
    • An official school transcript indicating the student's grade point average and the student's class rank. This must be sent by the school.
    • An SAT/ACT transcript provided by the high school guidance office or university unless applicant is a returning student.
    • Three letters of recommendation - two from instructors and one personal one.
    • A 300 word essay on why you are a candidate for a career in home furnishings.
    • A high resolution photo of the candidate.

    For more information, please visit the WithIt website.

    **We have students who have won this scholarship in the past!

    I Like Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 6, 2017

    I Like Design is back for its sixth year. The student-based competition revolves around providing current undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their work and connect with design professionals.

    This year’s contest offers students the opportunity to design a “pop-up retail-style” space for interiors+sources magazine’s 2017 NeoCon Material’s Pavilion, which is visited annually by some 3,000 attendees in the architecture and design industry. The challenge will push students to consider space limitations, temporality, and the use of materials.

    The interiors+sources Material’s Pavilion provides a one-of-a-kind space at NeoCon which showcases hundreds of curated and sponsored materials from around the globe. This exhibit is meant to educate the audience on new materials, from biomimcratic plastics to recycled carpet fibers to tech-embedded wallcoverings.

  • The Challenge
  • The challenge will revolve around a retail and exploration theme. The student will be required to design a booth and accompanying fixtures that convey the theme and a strong sense of understanding for materials, display, and space flow. The winning design will be a booth that is inviting to attendees—acting as part classroom, part playground, and displaying material samples in an accessible way.

  • The winner will receive:
    • A paid internship with the sponsor firm for the months of June-August 2017. Student winner must be available to participate in the internship from June-August 2017, as well as attend and present at NeoCon 2017.
    • Housing paid for by i+s during internship
    • Paid trip and hotel at NeoCon
    • Editorial coverage in the June 2017 and August 2017 interiors+sources issues
    For more information, please visit the Interiors and Sources Competition website.

    Aquant Annual Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Aquant is the brainchild of entrepreneurs who realized the need for exclusive fashion forward products in the world of bath design. They travelled across the world, meeting, exploring and vetting latest designers and suppliers of bath products. Aquant is where cutting edge, world class bath products are brought under one roof. Started in 2006, Aquant today has over 300 dealers spread across India. Our vision is to develop innovative bath products that enhance the bathing experience. Compromising on neither style nor functionality, we want to create products that cater to the most luxurious fantasies of our customers. Innovation comes from young minds, it comes from you. Keeping this in mind, we started a $500 Aquant Innovative Designer Scholarship, which will help support your innovations.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • This scholarship is open to all students, who are enrolled in, Architecture or Interior designing course for the year 2016 anywhere in the world.

  • Details
  • Students may participate in the following categories:
  • A. Design a bathroom using products from Aquant’s range (visit www.aquantindia.com for product details and brochures) in ANY ONE of the following design categories:
    • Functional Small Bathrooms
    • Attractive Powder Bathrooms
    • Luxurious Spa-like Bathrooms
  • B. Design a product in the Stone Wash Basin or Stone Pedestal Wash Basin category (see http://www.aquantindia.com/product-category/designer-wash-basins/) which has the following features:
    • Minimalistic Design
    • Slim Edges
    • Unique Shape
    • Functional Size
    • Original Design
  • Judging Criteria:
  • Applications will be judged on Innovation, Creativity & Originality

  • How to Apply
  • Step 1: Create your designs through any designing software or through sketch. There are no limitations on which method is used to create the design.

    Step 2: If you choose category ‘A’, submit a concise design statement, methodology for selecting specific products used in the design, elevations and floor plan to scale. If you choose category ‘B’, submit a concise design statement and detailed drawings of the product with left, right, top and perspective view of sketches or software-renders.

    Step 3: Create a maximum 5-minute video introducing yourself, and taking us through your design process. Talk about the themes used, your product selections, etc.

    Step 4: Upload the video onto YouTube, using the title – Aquant Scholarship Program. Ensure that you include the home page link in the description of the video (http://www.aquantindia.com). Step 4: Once the video has been uploaded, send us an email at scholarships@aquantindia.com This mail should contain:

    • Your name, photo, contact number and mailing address
    • The name of the university/college you are attending and a proof of enrollment or acceptance.
    • Your area of study (Architecture/ Interior Designing)
    • URL of the active YouTube link for your video
    • Scanned images/3-D renders of your bathroom design

    Once you submit the application, you give Aquant permission to use and display your video, and bathroom design for promotional and marketing purposes.

    For more information, please visit the Aquant website.

    National Kitchen and Bath Student Design Competition - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2017

    2016/2017 Student Design Competition – SMART Design for Active Seniors

    A winning entry in this competition means increased industry visibility, peer recognition, and valuable publicity opportunities. Judged by a panel of NKBA certified industry professionals, the NKBA Student Design Competition acknowledges the talent of kitchen and bathroom designers to plan safe, functional, and personalized spaces that incorporate imaginative design statements and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

    The winning entries in both the kitchen competition and bath competition will be recognized by peers and industry professionals at a special ceremony held during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®) 2018. Equal prizes will be given for both kitchen and bath competitions. The winning designs will also be featured in NKBA Magazine, and awarded the following:

    • First Place: $2500 Scholarship
    • Second Place: $1500 Scholarship
    • Third Place: $1000 Scholarship

    Award-winners will receive a complimentary registration to KBIS® 2018 which includes admission to the awards ceremony, along with hotel accommodations.

      Who Can Enter
    • Entrants must be NKBA student members and enrolled in a college or university on the date of postmark. Award recipients must also be current NKBA members.
    • Except for experiences derived from an internship, entrants must neither have worked in a professional design capacity (including interior design, architecture, and related fields), nor have been paid for design services rendered.
    • Projects entered must be completed individually by the student designer. No co-designers are permitted in this competition.
    • Students may enter the kitchen, bath or both portions of the competition.
    For more information, please visit the NKBA website. You may also open this PDF.

    Vectorworks Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2017

    You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will transform the world.

    Round 1 / Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    • $3,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Free Vectorworks design software for your school’s lab
    • Free virtual or in-person training for faculty and students

    Round 2 / The Richard Diehl Design Award

    • $7,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, studying abroad, conference fees, or other educational purposes
    • Exposure in industry publications and press, as well as through the Vectorworks media and distributor network.
    • Benefits for you and your school such as Vectorworks lab licenses and training provided by a Vectorworks expert, and more!
  • Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be awarded in four categories:
    • Architecture
    • Landscape Design
    • Entertainment Design
    • Interior Design
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, for six or more credits in a design-based program. You are also eligible if you will graduate from a design-based program in 2017, or if you graduated from a design-based program in 2015 or 2016.
    • Such degrees include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, construction, environmental design, urban design, urban planning, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, landscape design, lighting design, industrial design, machine design, theater design, scenic design, event planning, exhibit design, and woodworking.

    The Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will automatically advance to compete for the Richard Diehl Design Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, media exposure, and more.

    For more information, please visit the Vectorworks website.

    General Scholarships

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 11, 2016

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren of members or former members of the submarine force or those who have served in submarine support activities.

    Scholars are selected on the basis of academic proficiency, commitment and excellence in school and community activities, as well as, financial need. Since our founding 56 years ago, Dolphin Scholarship Foundation has granted nearly eleven million dollars to more than 1,200 outstanding students attending universities and colleges throughout the U.S.

  • Students
    • Applicants must be unmarried on March 15th of year of application, and under age 24 on March 15th of year of application.
    • Available to the Children and Stepchildren of member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force pursuing a Vocational, 2-year, or 4-year degree at an accredited institution.
    • Sponsor must be qualified in submarines and served on active duty in the Submarine Force for a minimum of 8 years. OR sponsor must have served on active duty in submarine support activities for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Additional Criteria
    • Service years do not need to be consecutive.
    • Student is eligible if his or her Sponsor died on active duty while serving in the Submarine Force.
    • Time in service requirement may be waived by DSF if Sponsor qualified in submarines and was medically discharged or retired due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty.
    For more information, please visit the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation website.

    Offers.com Savvy Saver Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 13, 2016

    Offers.com knows how important it is for college students to keep a close eye on their spending. It's tough to eat Ramen all week so you have enough money to go out on Saturday night. We want to know how students learned to be smart with their money. The student with the best essay on the topic will receive a $2,500 scholarship. No purchase is necessary to win.

  • Savvy Saver Scholarship 2016 Topic: "Why is saving money important to you?"
  • To enter: Tweet @Offers telling us why saving is important to you using the #WhyISave. Then submit an application with a short essay (400-600 words) explaining your tweet. Be sure to include your tweet (or a link to it) along with your essay.

    If you do not have a Twitter account, please include what would be your tweet (a short phrase or sentence of 140-characters or less) at the top of your essay.

  • Eligibility:
    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • At least 18 years old
    • Attending college at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States
    • One entry per applicant
    For more information and to check the official rules, please visit the Offers.com website.

    WorldNomad Travel Photography Scholarship - Outside Competition

    Deadline: December 14, 2016

    Ever wondered what it would be like on assignment as a travel photographer? This is your chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan and be mentored by professional travel photographer, Richard I'Anson. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the traditions and temples of Kyoto, Japan is the perfect place for photography enthusiasts.

  • What you could win
    • A 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Japan
    • Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Tokyo, Japan
    • Receive hands-on experience in everything from shot set up to technique, composition and visual storytelling under the mentorship of travel photographer and Canon Master, Richard I'Anson.
    • Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips written by mentor Richard I'Anson, will sharpen your skills and your pictures.
    • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads
    • Travel in comfort and style with awesome outdoor adventure gear from our friends at Kathmandu.
  • Who can apply?
    • This Program is open to residents of any country, including Japan, that does not restrict promotion or participation in this scholarship, subject to approving any necessary visas
    • be older than 18 by the application deadline to enter
    • have a valid passport by the application deadline with at least 8 months’ validity
    • be a resident of any country subject to approving a Japanese visa; and be available to be in Japan for 12 days between February 19 - March 03, 2017
    • if you currently make more than 25% of your income from ANY photography activities, you are not eligible
    • need to have conversational English skills
    For more information, please visit the World Nomads website.

    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Outside Competition

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

    Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

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

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

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

    Scholarship America Dream Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

    Too often, student scholarship support dries up after freshman year. Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund for students in their sophomore year and beyond — with growing, renewable awards that help ensure talented students can afford to complete the degree programs they’ve started.

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
    • Have received a high school diploma or equivalent from a U.S. school
    • Be at least 17 years of age
    • Be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2017
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore-year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2017-18 academic year
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
    • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent resident (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)
    • Demonstrate financial need

    If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. The scholarships are both renewable and increase in amount each year. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. Each student’s award will increase by $1,000 each year to help them successfully finish school and earn their degrees.

    For more information, please visit the Scholarship America website.

    Burger King Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

    The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING® Scholars Program and the BK™ Family Fund in North America.

    Created in memory of BURGER KING co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than $25.3 million in scholarships to high school students, BURGER KING® employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

  • BURGER KING® General Track - Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
  • BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track - Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees pursuing a traditional postsecondary education
    • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
    • Be an employee of Burger King Corporation or a participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees) OR Be a spouse (unless legally separated) or domestic partner of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees OR Be a dependent child of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees (Designated Employer)
    • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
    • Plan to enroll for the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Children of employees must be enrolled full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year.
    For more information, please visit the Burger King Scholars website.

    ShirtSpace.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

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

    In order to qualify, you must be a high school senior applying to college or be currently enrolled in college. To enter, take a blank t-shirt and tap into your creative side by fashioning it to how it represents you. All applicants must be the original designers! Once you’re satisfied with your DIY T-shirt, post a picture of yourself or a friend in the tee on Instagram along with a 200-300 word essay explaining your design. Show off your designs with pride: hashtag #ShirtSpaceDesign and tag us @ShirtSpace! The designer of our favorite t-shirt will win the scholarship! We need to be able to see your post, so please make your Instagram account public!

    Express yourself and show us your most original graphic tee design. At ShirtSpace, we believe that your creativity should be celebrated. Think about what inspires you and go from there!

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

    We have had a winner of this scholarship!

    American Association of University Women - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

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

    Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color, women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields, and women who do not currently hold an advanced degree.

  • Eligibility:
    • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
    • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
    • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2012;
    • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
    • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following: Bachelor’s or associate’s degree that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Certification program, Technical school, or Professional degree (e.g. M.D., J.D.)
    For more information, please visit the AAUW website.

    AXA Achievement Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

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

  • An AXA Achiever must demonstrate:
    • Ambition and drive
    • Determination to set and reach goals
    • Respect for self, family and community
    • Ability to succeed in college
  • Applicants must be:
    • United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
    • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
    • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

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

    For more information, please visit the AXA Foundation website.

    The Christophers’ Video Contest for College Students - Outside Competition

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

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

  • The Rules:
    • Entrants must be enrolled in and attending undergraduate or graduate college classes, full or part time, between September 1, 2016 and December 16, 2016.
    • Entries must interpret some variation of the theme, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”
    • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form. All forms must be signed. This form may be photocopied.
    • Entries must be 5 minutes or less in length.
    • Entrants who do not obtain and cannot provide written documentation of all necessary rights and permissions for music, images, video clips and any and all other non-original aspects of their entry will be disqualified.
    • Entries must be submitted as DVDs that we are able to upload onto our site or send us a link to your video to the email s.holinski@christophers.org with the Subject Heading Video Contest 2016.
    • Each DVD or email (with link) must be labeled with the entrant’s name, email address, home address and telephone number, as well as the title and length of the entry.
    • For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

    Green Home Improvement Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

    HomeAdvisor’s green home improvement scholarship challenges students to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts towards green homes and energy-efficient improvements. Our goal is to hopefully help future students make changes and innovations in the green home improvement industry. This scholarship intends to serves as the first step towards those changes.

    HomeAdvisor is challenging students to break new ground in green home improvement by offering a scholarship every year to one student. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000 to 2,000 word essay.

  • 2016 green home improvement topic:
  • Green home improvement is rapidly becoming a trend in modern home design and construction throughout the United States. Homeowners are taking steps to improve their homes for various reasons, all of which impact the environment and society in the long term. Some questions to consider when answering this overarching theme might be:

    • Why is green home improvement important in the world today?
    • Why is green home improvement important to you?
    • What are some of the best ways to make a home more green?
    • What are some of the best green alternatives to use in the home?
    • What are some unique green alternatives to use in the home?

    Answers will be graded based on their creativity, originality, quality and relevance towards green home improvement innovations.

    For more information, please visit the Home Advisor website.

    CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

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

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

  • Write a minimum of 1000 words essay on the topic:
  • “How to Make Your Car Last Forever”
  • Eligibility:
  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

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

    Jay Kennedy Cartooning Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2016

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

    Applicants must be students at a 4-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.

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

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

    Eric Verhaar Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 16, 2016

    Our son, brother, friend, mentor, and community activist passed as he was entering an exciting time in his life, at age 22. Eric was an Eagle Scout, a recent graduate of Western Michigan University with a Degree in Aviation Mechanics and was entering the Marine Corp to become a pilot.

    Eric was one of those individuals that made friends where ever he went. Eric will be remembered for his kindness, his love of the Boy Scouts, his mentoring younger Scouts and for being a free spirit. Eric inspired everyone to realize that life needs to be lived and we need to balance work to make room for the things and people we love. Eric touched many lives and his family wants to continue his legacy by providing assistance to deserving West Michigan students.

  • Scholarship Criteria
    • Student must be a Junior or Senior in college from West Michigan attending a Community College, 4 Year College or University or Trade School within Michigan
    • Student must be from one of the following Michigan Counties (Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, and Van Buren Counties)
    • Applications will be accepted from students entering into their Junior or Senior college Year
    • Financial need will not be a factor in the applications process.
    • A minimum student GPA of 2.0 is required.
    • Applications will be judged on work experience, community service, leadership/extracurricular activities, short essays, and essay.
    For more information and to apply, please print this Eric_Verhaar_Memorial_Scholarship_Application_2017.pdf

    Foreclosure.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 16, 2016

    Foreclosure.com has issued $54,000 in scholarship money to 30 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate/housing in particular, which can be used to help foster a robust United States housing market.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open only to those legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay. Freshman entering Fall 2016 are eligible once they have received a student ID number.
  • Write a 800-2000 word essay on the following subject:
  • You've likely heard the famous quote before, "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." The United States housing market can be unpredictable, volatile and cyclical. We've seen recent "ups" like the early 2000s and major "downs" like the Savings & Loan Crisis of the late 1980s and the devastating Foreclosure Crisis several years ago. Knowing what we now know, what measure(s) would you suggest (or what protections would you put in place) to prevent another housing disaster that would preserve homeownership and ultimately the national economy? Consider all levels of the market, including consumer (home buyers / sellers / owners), lenders (banks) and government (policies / bills / programs) as you map out an original, forward-thinking plan to avoid (at the very least minimize) mistakes from the past. Or, conversely, is another housing disaster simply inevitable? Provide factual evidence (references are strongly encouraged) to support your original plan / argument.

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

    Verizon Infographic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 16, 2016

    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.

  • Your challenge:
    • Create your own original infographic.
    • Graphically represent an important issue that is unique to modern college students.
    • Base your infographic on factually sound information.
    • Be creative and engaging. The more creative you are, the more likely you will stand out.
  • Applicant Eligibility
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Employees of VerizonSpecials.com, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.
    • 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 December 31, 2015 and will be attending an accredited college or university by Spring semester 2016.
    • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
    For more information, please visit the Verizon website.

    Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest - Outside Contest

    Deadline: December 19, 2016

    Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality. The Foundation runs multiple programs both domestically and internationally.

    The contest is open to registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall 2016 semester. The essay must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Only one essay per student per year may be submitted.

    This year's suggested essay topic:

  • Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. In 3,000 to 4,000 words, you are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues and identify dilemmas.
  • For more information, please visit the Elie Wiesel Foundation website.

    Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 20, 2016

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

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

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
    • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
    • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university

    This is scholarship is for study abroad trips that take place during the Spring (January) 2017 semester.

    For more information, please visit the Tortuga Backpacks website.

    Global English Editing - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

    AFSCME Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

    NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

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

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

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

    The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2016-2017 academic year, or homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. A previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

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

    Caring.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

    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.

  • Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.
    • 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?
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • For students attending a U.S. university or college in the Fall term 2016 (starting in August), who have been caring for an older relative while attending school. Includes current high school students who are matriculating in Fall 2106 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
    • Must attend full-time
    • Students must follow all application instructions and agree to the Scholarship Agreement.
    For more information, please visit the Caring.com website.

    Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

    Blue Kangaroo is proud to offer a scholarship award to students who exemplify the spirit and values of helping others in their local community. Recipients will be selected based on the ability to bring people together through collaboration and creativity. Tell us how you are making an impact on your community by taking action and inspiring others for a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Requirements:
    • Students enrolled in an undergraduate program in Fall 2017
    • Scholarship awards will be directed to specified college or university
    • GPA Average of 3.0+at your current school
    • Participation in community project or program
    • Letter of Recommendation
  • Entry Process:
    • Submit Application with the following attachments to scholarship@bluekangaroo.com:
    • 500 word essay describing your accomplishments in helping your community through activism
    • Photos or videos of your project
    • Attach Letter of Recommendation – One (1) Letter of Recommendation from a professor or community activist board member
    For more information, please visit the Blue Kangaroo website.

    Tobi Cares Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

    Tobi is an online fashion label representing the casual, cool, and sexy attitude of Los Angeles. We are inspired by stylish, successful women from all walks of life and aim to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue higher education, leadership, and of course, personal style! A woman's success is our success and we hope to pay it forward by broadening horizons and creating equal opportunity throughout our communities. We are proud to offer our annual Tobi Cares Scholarship in which we award $3,000 to one outstanding recipient in the United States. The winner will also receive $200 in Tobi.com store credit for a shopping spree.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicant must be a female undergraduate student in a four year college or community college.
    • Applicant must be in their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year.
    • Funds will be disbursed directly to the college/community college, not the student.
    For more information, please visit the Tobi website.

    Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2016

    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.

    Is college worth it? You invest your time, money, and energy into getting a college degree. The return could be your education, experiences, relationships, a career, a sense of purpose, or something else entirely. Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? In 250 words or less, tell us why.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    Patio Furniture Covers - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 1, 2017

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

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

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

  • Application Materials
    • Completed on-line application
    • Photocopy proof of college/university enrollment
    • 12 to 20 scanned photos, film or digital, saved 4 to an 8 1/2" x 11 (or A4) page in .pdf, .doc, .docx, or jpeg format (panoramas may be saved 2 to a horizontal page).
    • 350-words or more about your documentary photo project, including who, what, where, when, and why.
  • Student Eligibility Requirements
    • Must be currently enrolled full-time and attending an accredited college or university, or vocational/trade school from any state, province, or country. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply.
    • Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their respective institution. A photocopy of a current student ID card must be included with the submission.
    • Note: the applicant does not have to be a photography major.
    For more information, please visit the Anchell Photo Workshops website.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 2, 2017

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

  • Who can apply:
    • Any American, age 18 or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, age 18 or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage.
    • Those who have a certificate of completion from high school and are enrolled in a recognized educational institution (arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.).
    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 4, 2017

    This contest season marks the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth. To celebrate the JFK Centennial, the 2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is featuring:

    • A first-place prize of $20,000
    • Cash awards for the top 25 essays
    • A special contest topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

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

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

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 5, 2017

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

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

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

    American Legion Department of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

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

  • $500 Brewer Scholarship
    • Must be a Michigan resident who is a son, daughter, or grandchild of a veteran
    • Must have a 2.5 minimum GPA
    • Must be an undergraduate student who has not earned a prior Bachelors Degree
    • Must submit parent's or grandparent's DD214 or equivalent showing honorable military service
    • Must submit transcript
    • Must submit copies of most recently filed 1040 tax returns
    • Must submit short essay describing your career goals and intentions for the scholarship
  • $800 - $18,000 Oratorical Contest
  • A contestant must register with their American Legion, Department of Michigan by November 19, 2016. Most Posts have information available and a student should contact a local American Legion Post and ask for sponsorship.

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

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

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

    Ron Brown Scholar Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 9, 2017

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

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

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

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 11, 2017

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

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

    National Military Family Association - Outside Scholarship for Military spouses

    Deadline: January 15, 2017

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

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

    Mensa Education & Reseach Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 15, 2017

    The Mensa Foundation recognizes, encourages and communicates excellence in intelligence globally through education, research and recognition programs. Each year the Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $87,000 through a scholarship program run by 400 volunteers from coast to coast; presents national and international awards in recognition of research, education and practical achievement regarding giftedness, intelligence and creativity; and publishes the Mensa Research Journal. The Mensa Foundation also sponsors award-winning educational activities including the podcast series Conversations with Mensa and projects for gifted youth such as the Mensa For Kids Web site.

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Mensa Foundation website.

    We have had a winner of this scholarship!

    Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 17, 2017

    Wells Fargo is committed to empowering people with disabilities to obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in their chosen career path. To show that commitment, Wells Fargo is providing renewable scholarships of up to $2,500 for full-time students and up to $1,250 for half-time students.

  • Eligibility:
    • Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity).
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
    • Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll (or who is already enrolled) in full- or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
    • Must have demonstrated financial need.
    • Awards are for undergraduate study only.
    • Only the first 700 applications submitted will be considered for scholarship evaluation.
    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America webpage.

    Charles Shafae’ Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 18, 2017

    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 actively enrolled at the undergraduate level, 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
  • Scholarship Question: You must write a minimum of 1,000 words; there is no maximum word count. We will focus on grammar and the ability to present ideas clearly.
  • Many people volunteer their time to help others, either through non-profit organizations, churches, or other charitable venues. Write an essay convincing readers to find a charity and volunteer their time.

    For more information, please visit the Papercheck website.

    Ronald McDonald House Charities - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 18, 2017

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

    To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with RMHC Global, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $60 million in scholarships have been awarded.

  • To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:
    • Be a high school senior
    • Be younger than 21 years old
    • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
    • Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA
    • Be a legal U.S. resident
    • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area
    For more information, please visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities website.

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

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 18, 2017

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

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

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 27, 2017

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

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

    • a Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH, or
    • his/her spouse, or
    • his/her direct lineal descendent (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or step-grandchild), or
    • the spouse, widow/widower, or direct lineal descendent of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. If the Purple Heart recipient is listed as killed-in-action or died of wounds, supporting documentation must accompany the application.
  • In order to receive an MOPH Scholarship, applicants must meet the following three requirements:
    • be a current senior of a high school or GED program, or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have not received a Bachelor's Degree yet, and
    • accepted by or enrolled as a FULL-TIME undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded, and
    • be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic achievement or technical proficiency as demonstrated by maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on an un-weighted 4.0 grading system.

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

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

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

    Point Foundation LBGT Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2017

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

    Point seeks to foster a greater level of acceptance, respect, and tolerance for all persons in society, and to build a community of socially active leaders. Point does this through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training, and is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.

  • Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
    • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
    • Strong academic achievement
    • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
    • Financial need
  • Eligible applicants also:
    • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2017.
    • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program for the full academic year.
    • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university. Students continuing their studies at community colleges, online programs, trade schools, as well as postdoctoral research students are NOT eligible
    • Must be at least a senior in high school
    • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
    • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 20-22 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

    For more information, please visit the Point Foundation website.

    My Personal Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    In 2017, My Personal Credit Union's Board of Directors will offer twice as many MPCU Scholarships (four!) and they will be worth more….$1,500 each! As you know, the increasing costs of higher education can be quite daunting, and a MPCU Scholarship (and MPCU membership) can help!

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

    Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years.

    Buenas Opiniones will support its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities.

    More than 50 million people in the United States identify as Hispanic, making the growing Latino population by far the largest minority group in the country. Though there are continued cultural, economic, and societal barriers to educational success, students of Hispanic descent have recently made significant gains, and Buenas Opiniones would like to contribute to that momentum.

  • The Scholarship Application Process
  • Buenas Opiniones awards its annual Latino scholarships through its various scholarship programs, including scholarships geared specifically for high school seniors, community college students, and current college students. In order to be eligible for any of them, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing or plan to pursue a technical, undergraduate or graduate degree in the upcoming academic year.

    Please submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student to us via a PDF (.pdf) file at scholarships@buenasopiniones.com with all of the details listed below:

    • Full Name
    • Email
    • Hispanic country of origin
    • School Name
    • Area of Study
  • Scholarship Deadlines
  • The scholarship application is available twice a year. The application deadlines for each semester are noted below:

    • SPRING Semester – January 31, 2017
    • FALL Semester – August 31, 2017
      Scholarship Requirements
    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Plan to enroll in a technical, undergraduate or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of scholarship cycle year
    • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
    • All majors and graduate fields accepted
    For more information, please visit the Buenos Opiniones website.

    Community Foundation Greater Rochester - Outside Schorships

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    Some scholarships are available to students from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

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

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

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

    One (1) $2000 scholarship will be awarded which can be applied towards tuition and expenses in the Fall of 2017 to attend college. Award winner will be selected after a competitive review of digital images and support materials.

    Background: Since 1982, Paint Creek Center for the Arts has been nurturing aspiring young artists through its college scholarship program. We know the importance of a quality art education and our scholarship helps a student with the ever-rising cost of tuition. The scholarship is made possible through donations to the Mary McCarthy Anderson Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund pays tribute to Mary McCarthy Anderson who was an attorney, an accomplished artist, devoted member of the Sisters of the Brush and a longtime student at Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

  • Joshua Posner Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Available to Rochester High School student who has been involved in Rochester High Art Program. Student must exhibit a passion for art with special consideration given to the student who has focused on “3-D art.” The candidate’s academic achievement is less important but financial need will be considered.

  • $1,000+ (1 scholarship)
  • Background: Joshua graduated from Rochester High and was looking forward to attending the Center for Creative Studies. He had immense talent in the world of artistic design and was proficient in working with many mediums, from metal work, jewelry, glass/sugar blowing and drawing.

  • Eric J. Shook Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Available to Rochester, Adams and Stoney Creek seniors who demonstrates artistic talent and will be majoring in art, photography, film or video in college. Must have minimum 2.5 GPA. Resume of achievements in art, film, video or photography should be submitted in addition to application form.

    Award $1000 (1 scholarship)

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

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

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

    Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

  • Eligibility
    • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2017.
    • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible to apply.
    • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2017 - 20187 school year.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
    For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

    Amalgamated Transit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    The ATU offers an annual scholarship competition to union members and their dependents in order to further the education of those who have an active awareness of union issues.

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

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

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

    Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Civitan Shropshire Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    Enter the Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Competition. They are offering a $2000 scholarship to ten students based on your response to the following question: You have the entire country’s attention for one hour. What would you say? Submit an essay up to 1500 words

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

    RiSE Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 to reward students with learning disabilities, who have shown determination, self advocacy and success in overcoming their difficulties and are pursuing post secondary education. RiSE Scholarship Foundation Inc. aims to offer meaningful scholarships to award the success of students, to bring awareness, and education to the subject of learning disabilities.

  • Application Criteria
    • Must be a current high school, college bound senior, who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited College or University.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4 point scale (or equivalent).
    • Must have a documented learning disability*, a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify.
    • Must provide a letter of reference from a teacher, high school counselor, or principal of present high school on the enclosed form. If chosen as an award winner, the recipient must provide RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. proof of registration to accepted college or university for the scholarship to be issued the fall semester of the same year that the award is presented.
    • * A Specific Learning Disability is a disorder in one or more of central nervous system processes involved in perceiving, understanding, and / or using concepts through verbal (spoken or written language) or nonverbal means. This disorder manifests itself with a deficit in one or more of the following areas: attention, reasoning, memory, communicating, reading, writing, spelling, calculation, coordination, social competence, and emotional maturity.

    For more information, please visit the RiSE Scholarship Foundation website.

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior from the Class of 2017.
    • Submit 5 images of your original work.
    • Clearly identify all image files with your title, size, media and date completed.
    • Submit a short (1-2 paragraphs) artist statement.
    • Submit letter of acceptance from the college you will be attending.
    • For more information, please visit the Paint Creek Center for the Arts website.

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

    Economic Club of Grand Rapids - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

  • TOPIC: "Social Media: How Does it Help or Hinder Ethical Leadership”
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Students enrolled in high school may submit one original essay.
    • Essays must be emailed to the Economic Club at: essay@econclub.net by deadline date.
    • Each entry is required to have a title page containing name, email address and mailing address of the entrant, the high school and instructor name.
    • Send entry as word type format. NO PDFs.
  • JUDGING CRITERIA:
    • Essays should be between 1500 and 2500 words and in MLA format.
    • Originality with essays not being previously published.
    • Grasp of the subject, effectiveness of focus and organization.
    • Spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure correctness.
    • Students are encouraged to use a variety of sources and are required to include a Bibliography with at least 3 sources with proper acknowledgement.
  • AWARD STRUCTURE:
    • 1st Place - $2,000 + $500 gift card
    • 2nd Place - $1,000 + $500 gift card
    • 3rd Place - $500 + $500 gift card
    • 4th Place - $250 (10 winners)
    For more information, please visit the Economic Club website.

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to college students – not just ESA members – with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability. College awards range up to $3,000, and a graduate studies scholarship is available for $7,500.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually.
  • Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00

    For more information on the more than 51 scholarships offered, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    University Club - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 3, 2017

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

    Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 250 awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2014, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2014, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2017. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
    • The applicant must be a high school senior.
    • The applicant must apply online only.
    • If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
    • Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test by December 31, 2016.
    • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value.
    • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
    For more information, please visit the Elks website.

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 3, 2017

    Success for Survivors Scholarship

    As part of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, the GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship was created in 2011 to lend a helping hand to those impacted by intimate partner violence who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship aims to provide survivors with a means to achieve both financial and personal independence. Since its inception in 2011, GFWC has awarded over $50,000 in scholarship funds.

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

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

    For more information, please visit the GFWC website.

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

    Deadline: February 9, 2017

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

    As early as grade school, kids feel pressure to drink. Sometimes, the courage to say "no" can come from an older kid. In Courageous Persuaders®, high school students create television commercials targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of alcohol use.

  • YOUR CHALLENGE
  • Create a 30 second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking and the dangers of texting while driving (students can enter separate videos in both categories). The grand prize-winning commercial will be seen on television! Prior to airing, the student or team that produced the commercial will have an opportunity to have a hands-on experience by working with video editing/production professionals to upgrade the commercial for broadcasting. The winning team will also receive a $3,000 scholarship provided by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Education Foundation.

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

    There is over $27,000 in 18 different scholarships and awards available.

    For more information, please visit the Courageous Persuaders website.

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

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

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

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

  • To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • •Be a graduating high school senior;
  • •Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
  • •Show leadership potential;
  • •Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • •Present evidence of financial need;
  • •Be a United States citizen;
  • •A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • •Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
  • For more information, please visit The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Mathias Alten Legacy Endowed Award

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Robert Bergelin Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. Academic merit shall be a secondary consideration.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Explore how a moment of creative or intellectual enlightenment that you have experienced at KCAD has changed your art and /or design work.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Friends of the Michigan State Fair Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Prior recipients may reapply for this scholarship provided they have demonstrated Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Using your own major as a particular example, discuss how art and design contribute to the public well-being.

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    VanSteenberg Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time student enrolled at KCAD.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need.
    • International students are eligible to apply.
    • Essay: (250-500 words) Describe a time in which you failed. How has this failure shaped who you are today, and how will it ultimately help you going forward?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Columbus Citizens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 17, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Students must be at least 25% Italian descent
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher
    • Must be from a household where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per person
    • Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in fall are eligible to apply. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible for scholarships.
    • Student must attend a 4 year college full-time.
    For more information, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2017

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

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

    One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2017. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

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

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2017

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

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

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

    World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2017

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

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

    • Climate Change – weather events and patterns, impact on agriculture, impact on coastal cities, human health, ecosystem disruption
    • Ocean Health – overfishing, coral bleaching, climate regulation, habitat loss, pollution, dead zones
    • Rapid Urbanization– sprawl, sanitation, air and water quality, megacities, migration, slums and informal settlements

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

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

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

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2017

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

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

  • Eligibility
    • Dependent of MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member.
    • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.
    • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license.
    • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member.)
    • The scholarship will not be awarded for the purpose of working on a post-baccalaureate degree.

    Priority is given on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, school and community service, and students from lower income households.

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

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

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 27, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

    National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2017

    The National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW), Inc. was conceived by fourteen spirited women who recognized a need to establish a communication network between women’s organizations and individuals to support the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative efforts and to provide a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and families.

  • Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship
    • Be an African-American graduating high school senior.
    • Be entering an accredited college or university during the fall semester of the high school graduation year
    • Have an unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better
    • Be involved in school and community activities
    • Have completed at least 100 hours of documented community service
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate written communication skills in a 450-500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: Describe a community service organization and/or activity you have been involved in, and why. Also, discuss in your essay how this community service involvement has shaped who you are today, what this community service has taught you, and the impact your involvement in this community service had on the community.
  • Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship
    • Be an African-American woman of at least 18 years of age who is a returning student, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands and is now ready to complete college or one who is entering college for the first time because of these factors.
    • Must be accepted to a college or university.
    • Demonstrate special talents gained through previous academic work, civic contributions, and/or social services.
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate written communication skills in a 450-500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: Explain the circumstances that you believe qualify you for this scholarship. Also, describe any special talents gained through previous academic work, civic contributions, community service, and/or social services, and explain how these special talents have influenced who you are today.
    For more information, please visit the NHBW website.

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2017 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and include a valid email address for acknowledgement.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2016.
    • Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years.
    • Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.
    • Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage.
    • Processing Fee: A non-refundable $35 processing fee must accompany each application.
    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 scholarship program. More than $248,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

    • Academic standing - 40%
    • Church/community service value - 30%
    • School involvement / essay - 30%

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

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

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

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

    One of our students has received a scholarship from here!

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
  • APPLICANT MUST SATISFY WITH PROOF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • 1. Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • 2. Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • 3. Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • 4. Have participated in a Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
  • Student must also have:
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be sponsored by a member of the WMA
    For more information, please visit the Women Marines Association website.

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    To request an application, please visit the NuFACTOR website.

    Engebretson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Engebretson Scholarship Foundation, established in 2006, recognizes exceptional students and supports them in the fullfillment of their potential. Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability.

    Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability. The amount of this scholarship will be $5,000.00 per semester to be used for college tuition costs. The person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year.

  • All applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a graduating senior in high school.
    • Plan to attend a four year college.
    • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend a four year college.
    • Have achieved a score of 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT).
    • Have achieved at least a 3.75 GPA or above and/or top 5% of graduating class.
    • Have applied for federal financial aid and have already received back the Student Aid Report that contains your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    For more information, please visit the Engebretson Foundation website.

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

  • Eligibility:
  • Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible.

    To enter this contest, submit an original, digital creation showing how you frame your future.

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

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

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. If not a member, you can join on-line.
    • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2017.
    • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
    • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Ulman Fund website.

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

    Betty Hansen National Scholarship
  • Up to eight available at $1000 each.
  • The applicant must:
    • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student
    For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

  • Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship ($10,000)
  • The Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

  • James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship ($1,500)
  • The James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community. Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work.

  • James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is an annual award of to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools. The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in - and a passion for - the discipline. Financial need is among the criteria.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides annual scholarship awards to students graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award. Successful applicants will be pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc.

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

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

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

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

    Tall Clubs International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Tip Toppers Club of Detroit is offering a scholarship to a Michigan student who shows a high level of achievement, involvement in school activities, community service, volunteer work, leadership, integrity, enthusiasm, originality and a positive attitude toward him/herself and others.

  • What are the requirements?
    • High school seniors and any applicants under the age of 21 attending his or her first year at a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning.
    • You must be entering your first year of college in Fall 2017
    • You must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums. (5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men.)
    • Include a transcript of your school records.
    • Write an one page essay on “What Being Tall Means to Me.”
    • Recommendations must be submitted with your application. One should be from an adult at your high school (i.e. teacher, counselor, coach), and another from an adult (not a relative or school relation).

    The recipient of the local Susan M Tranchida Memorial Scholarship will be submitted to the TCI Scholarship Committee to be considered for the National $1000 Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship.

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

    Navy League of the United States - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving as well as members of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

  • Eligibility:
    • dependent or direct descendant of a current or former member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines, or be an active member of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
    • senior in High School who will graduate by the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
    • United States citizen.
    • entering an accredited College/University in the fall of 2017.
    • demonstrate financial need.
    • have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (equivalent to a B average).
    For more information, please visit the Navy League website.

    Slovenian Union of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Slovenian Women’s Union Scholarship Foundation began awarding scholarships to Slovenian college students in 1949. It has been able to financially assist students annually since that early time, due to the generosity of members of the Slovenian Women’s Union, renamed Slovenian Union of America in 2013. Over $350,000 has been dispersed in the past.

    SWU Scholarships of $1,000 and $2,000 for high school students entering college, or already in college. Also offered is a $500.00 Continuing Education Award for persons updating or entering an alternate career.

    Applicant must be of some Slovenian ancestry.

    For more information, please visit the SUA website.

    American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Requirements:
    • Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. See application for these dates.
    • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
    • Must submit an original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words. The title of the article/essay will be "How Pride in Country, Community, School and Family directs your daily life?"
    • The following four letters of recommendation are required: One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in the class and the cumulative grade point average, one letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice, and two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.
    • Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community, verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).
    For more information, please visit the American Legion Auxiliary website.

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or nontraditional student, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,500,000 committed to students and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

    There are many scholarships for students from the Tri-Cities (Grand Haven, Spring Lake, or Ferrysburg), Allendale and Coopersville areas. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

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

    Original art, photograph or computer graphics can be submitted online as a JPEG (.jpg), thru the entry page. Original art can be sent by taking a digital photograph or scanning it. Any theme that is consistent with our current card line is eligible. Christmas cards are our biggest sellers, but Birthday and Anniversary cards are also an important part of our business. (The anniversary cards are generally used in business to thank employees for their service on the anniversary of their hire date). Sympathy and Get Well cards are additional themes you can work with. Please browse our website to get an idea of the possibilities, keeping in mind that our cards are targeted to a corporate clientele.

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    KCAD has had a Top 10 Finalist!

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

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

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

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

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

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

  • Write an essay on:
  • he Influence of the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Values on the Founding of Democratic Nations and Their Adherence to Democratic Ideals

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

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2017

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

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

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be a member of The Catholic Federal Credit Union with a primary account in your own name
    • Must be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning during the next academic year
    • Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
    • Financial need

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

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    **We have had a past winner!

    American Military Retirees Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 8, 2017

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

    Those eligible for a scholarship are current members of AMRA, their spouses and dependent children, and their grandchildren who are full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a two or four year accredited college or university. The Scholarship must be used for tuition and books.

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

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

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

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

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

    The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fullfill their dreams. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $1,900,000 in scholarships to more than 380 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies.

    In 2017, UCB will award thirty-two scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members and caregivers pursuing higher education. Thirty applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each. In addition, two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community who passed away in 2016. The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships will demonstrate academic and personal achievement and will also exemplify some of the qualities that Drs. Helmers and Pellock were best known for including a desire to advocate for and serve others, an interest in positively contributing to the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • To apply, you must certify that you are:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • A person living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model
    • Graduating from high school in 2017 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2017
    • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
  • Selection will be based on the following criteria, which must be included:
    • A one-page essay authored by the applicant explaining why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant. The essay should include any: (i) academic achievements; (ii) community service activities and/or advocacy efforts; (iii) examples of how the applicant has positively contributed to the epilepsy community or plans to do so in the future; and (iv) how epilepsy has impacted the applicant's life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver to a person living with epilepsy.
    • 3 letters of recommendation: 1) School official’s recommendation letter, 2) Community member’s recommendation letter, 3) Healthcare team member’s recommendation letter
    • A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript
    • Medical history form for the person living with epilepsy
    • Students pursuing degrees in the arts are welcome to include an artistic presentation. This is an optional item.
    For more information, please visit the UCB Epilepsy website.

    Air Force Aid Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

    Since its inception in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, the centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives, has been overwhelmingly popular. The value and success of this program is demonstrated in the 107,207 grants disbursed totaling nearly $161 million since the first awards were made for the 1988-1989 academic year.

  • Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be in one of the following categories (items 1-3) and meet all other eligibility criteria listed below (items 4-6):
    1. Dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members in one of the following categories:
      • Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve on extended active duty, and Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty. All members must be on active duty through December 1, 2017 (all other Guard and Reserve are not eligible).
      • Retired due to length of active duty service or disability, or retired AGR/Reserve with 20+ satisfactory service years creditable for retired pay (all others are not eligible).
      • Deceased while on active duty or in retired status.
      • For financial aid purposes, a "dependent" student is one who will not reach age 24 during the award year; will not be a graduate or professional student; will not be a veteran; will not be in legal guardianship; will not be an orphan or ward of the court; will not be married or have legal dependents other than a spouse.
    2. Spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty. Member's active duty status must extend through December 1, 2017. Eligible spouses must be legally married to member (not separated or pending divorce) at time of application and disbursement of award.
    3. Surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status.
    4. Will be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student in the 2017-2018 academic year.
    5. Will be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in federal aid programs.
    6. Maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grading scale.
    For more information, please visit the AFAS website.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

  • In order to be eligible for an ASA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be of Armenian descent.
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2017 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall 2017.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
  • You must include:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Essay - Please write an essay of 300 words or less, setting forth additional information about yourself, which you believe, may be of assistance to the Committee in deciding upon your application. Please include your future plans following the completion of your education.
    • Letters of reference
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Homer Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Automotive Recyclers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

    The Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose purpose is to promote education through the awarding of scholarships annually to students on the basis of academic achievement. Eligible applicants must be children of an employee of a licensed direct/branch ARA recycler member company.

  • Requirements for first-time applicants:
    • Be enrolled as a high school senior, and/or plan to continue or pursue a full-time post high school program in a college, university, or school providing trade, business or technical programs.
    • First-time applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average, or the equivalent, in their previous educational program. Renewal applicants must have achieved at least a 2.75 grade point average, or the equivalent, in their previous educational program.
    • A parent must be a current employee of a Licensed Direct/Branch Recycler Member of ARA with a hire date at least one year prior to March 15 of the application year.
    For more information, please visit the ARA Foundation website.

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

  • To be eligible:
    • You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.
    • You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
    • International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.
    • We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Here is how you enter:
    • As mentioned above, make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
    • Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by August 15, 2016 with the email subject line "FormSwift Scholarship Entry"
    • Make sure to include your full name, state, and school within your submission.
  • Future Scholarship Deadlines:
    • Fall 2016: October 15, 2016
    • Winter 2016: December 15, 2016
    • Spring 2017: March 15, 2017
    For more information, please visit the FormSwift website.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    ABWA Education Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    The American Business Women's Association's (ABWA) mission is to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.

    As a woman-owned company, Blindsgalore is proud to partner with the ABWA to create higher education opportunities for women in order to help them achieve greater success in the business world.

    Since its inception in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) has been assisting women in achieving success through higher education. Today the educational fund of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is considered one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship programs for women in the country. Over the past 60 years, the fund's Board of Trustees has awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 women thanks to the generous contributions of ABWA members.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a Woman
    • Must be in College
    • Must have a Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be a US Citizen

      To enter, you must write a 400-600 word essay describing a time where you changed your mind about something significant. What made you change your mind? What impact did it have?

      You must also include along with your essay your full name, email address, post address, college, year to graduate, phone number and a brief bio about yourself. Please limit your bio to 150 words or less. The essay and accompanying information must be submitted to scholarships@blindsgalore.com.

      For more information, please visit the Blinds Galore ABWA website.

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

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

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

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be classified as a high school senior during the current school year and legally residing in one of the 4 regions indicated on the application (Michigan is in Region 1).
    • Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript.
    • Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.
    • REQUIRED ESSAY (Minimum 1200 words) The automobile industry is rapidly changing to meet the changes and challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s future drivers’ needs. Notable changes include consumers relying on transportation that is not owned by them but rather utilizing such services as; Car2go, Uber, Lift, and the future possibility of simply hopping into a street roving autonomous vehicle. How do you see retail automobile sales being impacted, either positively or negatively as a result of this evolving industry trend? What evidence is there to suggest and support your theory? Please conclude your essay by specifically sharing your interest in the automotive industry and the role you wish play in it.
    For more information, please visit the NIADA Foundation website.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation -Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

    We have had a winner of a scholarship from here!

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

  • Step 1 - Read the Scholarship Giveaway rules.
  • Step 2 - Create an eCampusTours account. If you already have a User ID and Password, you can go on to Step 3. You may retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
  • Step 3 - Register for the scholarship.
  • This sweepstakes is open to students who are U.S. citizens, a U.S. national, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a person residing in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are enrolled or who intend to enroll in an institution of higher education.

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

    Women’s Action Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

  • Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship
  • Since 2006, Women’s Action Network has awarded over five thousand dollars for the Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship! This scholarship is available to adult women who are pursing continuing education courses, paying college expenses, building professional development or other activities related to personal career growth.

    The $500 scholarship is awarded in early spring to women ages 25 years and older. Applicants must submit a one-page letter explaining how the scholarship will be used to further enhance her personal or professional objectives.

    Student must be from Montcalm county. The application is available on the website below.

  • Graduating Senior Scholarships
  • Each year, Women's Action Network awards scholarships to senior girls graduating from a high school residing in Montcalm county. The Scholarship may be used for tuition/room board only, and the recipient must have been accepted by a college. Each year the amount varies and one or more recipients are selected. If you have questions or would like more information about the scholarships, talk to your high school counselor to apply.

    For more information, please visit the WAN website.

    American Postal Workers Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program. The Hallbeck Scholarship provides financial assistance to one male and one female recipient from each of five regions: Central, Eastern, Northeast, Southern, and Western. Hallbeck Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited college or university, and must maintain a “B” average

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

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation or call them at 906.484.2484.

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses) of a Teamster member (hereafter also referred to as “Teamster Member Relation”) who qualifies (or in the case of retirees, has qualified)* as a member in “good standing” in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution;
    • Be in his/her last year of high school and may not apply if he/she has already graduated from high school;
    • Be in the top 15% of his/her high school class;
    • Plan to submit excellent SAT or ACT scores for evaluation (U.S. only);
    • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States or Canada, as a full-time student.
    For more information, please visit the Teamsters website or this PDF.

    North Central Michigan Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    The North Central Michigan Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for graduating seniors of Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties.

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

    For more information, please visit the North Central Michigan Community Foundation website.

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

  • Qualifications
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School student.
    • Applicant must attend Croswell-Lexington High School
    • Applicant must be majoring in an "art" related field.
    For more information, please visit the Huron County Community Foundation website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

  • For the video competition:
  • For both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. Videos are due April 1.

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

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

  • You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your submission. Video: You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video*. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds or less and make sure it’s in good taste. Billboard: Please limit your design to few words, and be creative.
  • In addition to a scholarship, the winning video will be turned into an Ad Council PSA and will be distributed nationally to 1,600 TV stations and the winning design will be turned into an Out of Home Billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be an unmarried, dependent son or daughter or grandchild of an association member who served in the 2nd Marine Division or a unit attached to one of its subordinate commands such as hospital corpsmen, aviation, logistics, and other attached units.
    • At the time of application, the student must be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or currently enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational school or technical school.
    • The applicant’s family income, i.e., adjusted gross income, should not exceed $90,000.00 for the taxable year preceding the school year for which assistance is requested.
    For more information, please visit the Second Marine Division website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Armenian Relief Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

    • Must be of Armenian descent
    • Must be an undergraduate student completed at least one college semester at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States OR must be enrolled in a two year college and are transferring to a four year college or university as a full time student in the Fall.
  • The following information must be sent with the completed application:
    • Financial aid forms filed with a testing service or school’s financial aid office or a copy of the most recent Income Tax Return of applicant’s parents.
    • Recent official transcript of college grades with raised seal. No faxes or copies will be accepted.
    • Two letters of recommendation. The letters must include a letter from a college professor or advisor, and an affiliate(s) of Armenian organization(s) of which you are a member.
    • Tuition Costs- Include a copy of your school’s costs for the academic year. It can be the most recent official copy of the school’s bulletin or a statement cost.

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

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to high school seniors who are citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA.
    • Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2017.
    • Selection of winners is not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic criteria.
  • How to Apply:
    • Read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay".
    • Complete an 8 question quiz.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA Scholarship Program website.

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

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

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

    Dollar for Scholars Scholarship-  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

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

  • To enter, simply write an essay that explains the full meaning of the chosen topic:
  • "Who or what inspires you?"
  • For more information, please visit the Adventure Credit Union website.

    Tuscola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

    For more information, please visit the Tuscola County Community Foundation website. To apply for scholarships, please contact your high school guidance counselor's office.

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    Since 1972, through the generosity of its supporters, SMSA has provided approximately 2,800 scholarships to children and grandchildren of Seabees and CEC Officers seeking a college education. Over the years, SMSA has increased the value of the majority of each scholarship from $600 to $3,000, and the number of students with SMSA scholarships in any year has grown from 6 to over 80. The SMSA desires to double the scholarship award amount in order to keep up with the rising costs of a college education, and to increase the number of students receiving scholarships.

    Children and grandchildren of Seabees qualify for an SMSA scholarship. Seabees are enlisted personnel with a Seabee rating; CEC Officers; or others who have served, or are serving, in a Naval Construction Force (Seabee) unit. Seabees can be active, reserve, retired, deceased or honorably discharged.

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

    For more information, please visit the SMSA Foundation website.

    Tungsten Rings & Co - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    TungstenRingsCo.com is awarding a needs based scholarship to students who are aspiring to achieve higher education. At Tungsten Rings & Co., we understand the financial difficulties students are facing today and we would like to help.

    To apply, please answer three personal questions. The submission with the most thought provoking, and well-written, judged by our executive team, will be awarded as the recipient.

    • 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.)
    • What are your goals in life? Describe step you will take to achieve your goals and ambitions (Response should be 300-500 words long.)
    • As a jewelry company that specializes in selling high quality wedding bands, we appreciate well written articles about jewelry, fashion and/or weddings. Write a 700 word article listing your 5 favorite things in jewelry, fashion and/or weddings.
    For more information, please visit the Tungsten Rings website.

    Polish National Alliance - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

    Cadillac Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    The Cadillac Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wexford and Missaukee counties.

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

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

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Sports Unlimited Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 25, 2017

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

  • Essay Topic:
  • Identify a piece of gear or equipment currently used in a sport and describe how to improve it and why.
  • Write a 500-1000 word essay on the subject above.

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

    Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award

    Deadline: April 28, 2017

    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!

  • Read the "Atlas Shrugged" book and write an essay on one of these topics:
    • Francisco d’Anconia says that the “words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.” What does he mean? What are today’s prevalent moral attitudes toward money? Do you agree with Francisco’s view? Explain why or why not.
    • Atlas Shrugged is both a celebration of business and a defense of it against widespread attacks. Judging both from the novel and from Rand’s essay “What Is Capitalism?” and her talk “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business,” why does she think business should be defended and championed? What does she think is a proper defense of business, and why?
    • Ragnar Danneskjöld says he loves that which has rarely been loved, namely, human ability. What do you think this means? How does it relate to the idea: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”? Do you agree or disagree with Ragnar’s attitude? Explain.
  • Contest Details:
    • 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 April 28, 2017, 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 July 26, 2017.
    • 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.

    Elaine Chapin Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

  • Eligibility Requirements - Applicants MUST:
    • Be a child (under age 23 on May 1, 2017) of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine
    • Be a spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine
    • Be enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a full-time student for the entire academic year (Aug-Jun) and pursuing initial undergraduate degree at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that is located in the United States, accredited by a regional/national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and a participant in the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial Aid Programs
    • Have a cumulative 2.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
    • Demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the NMCRS website.

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    The Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a college-bound high school senior who is living with a terminally ill parent and who demonstrates a compelling personal and financial need, a strong sense of family, and collegiate promise. The award amount is a one-time payment of $1,000.

  • 1. VIDEO SUBMISSION
  • Record a video (with a digital camera, phone camera, webcam, etc.) of yourself answering the following questions:
    • How have you and your family been impacted by your parent's illness?
    • What does this parent mean to you and how has s/he made you who you are today?
    • Why do you need an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship?
  • This video must adhere to the following criteria:
    • maximum length of 5 minutes
    • maximum file size of 500 MB
  • 2. DOCTOR'S NOTE
  • You must submit a letter from a doctor verifying that your parent has been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The letter must be on the doctor's letterhead and include the following:

    • Full name of the ill parent
    • Date
    • Diagnosis
    • That the condition is terminal or life-threatening
    • The doctor's name both printed and signed

    Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.

    For more information, please visit the Inheritance of Hope website.

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

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

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

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

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

    WyzAnt Tutoring’s annual scholarship contest is back. WyzAnt promotes quality education with our tutoring services, but we don’t stop there. We want to see students make it through college too, and we’re proud to offer scholarships to help make that happen.

    First place will receive a $10,000 college scholarship, second place will receive a $3,000 college scholarship, and third place will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

    In 300 words or less, What challenge have you overcome that has best prepared you for college?

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to current legal US residents who are at least 16 and are enrolled or expect to attend within the next 2 years, (by November 1, 2019) a two-year or four-year college or university within the United States
    For more information, please visit the WyzAnt website.

    Mark A Forester Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

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

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

  • How to Enter:
  • Any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the Fall/Summer semester of 2017, can apply for the Mark A. Forester scholarship.

    To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how you go about honoring America's military heroes. You can simply send the essay as a part of the body of your email, no attachments please, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to scholarship@rockymountainmattress.com.

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

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

    • Were you in foster care after your 14th birthday because of abuse/neglect, or a juvenile justice youth who was placed in a DHS supervised foster care placement, or an undocumented refugee minor supervised by DHS?
    • Were you adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday?
  • and
    • Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Are you attending at least half time at an accredited college or vocational program?
    • Are you under the age of 21?
    • Are you a Michigan resident?

    If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible for funding to help with your educational expenses! The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) can pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses, including purchase of a personal computer, student loans, and dependent care expenses

    Eligible Amounts: Full Time students will be eligible for up to $5,000 per fiscal year (part time students may qualify at a pro-rated amount).

    For more information, please visit the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan website.

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

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

    Many different scholarships are offered to students 25 years old or younger and live in the US or Canada.

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

    We have had a past winner!

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question.

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

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

    CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. With new, exciting scholarship quizzes being announced each month, more and more students, parents, and scholarship coordinators began to recognize CKSF as a unique, fun, and legitimate scholarship provider.

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

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

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

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

    • Open to individuals who are at least 16 years of age on or before their entry into the Promotion
    • Must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia
    • The deadline is the 15th of each month.
    For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.

    Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Award

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program provides emergency financial grants to veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education who might otherwise be forced to drop out of college because of unforeseen financial emergencies. These grants will help veterans meet their household expenses and ensure they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families.

  • Eligibility
    • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
    • Be students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
    • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
    • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

    Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school. Grants are available for a one-time distribution with a suggested maximum of up to $750, but not to exceed $1,000 each based on the cost of the emergency need.

  • Grants can be used for eligible expenses which include:
    • Housing/Rent
    • Utilities
    • Medical/Dental expenses
    • Personal automobile repair expenses
    • Public transportation/Bus pass
    • Childcare

    There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.

    FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    At FlipKey, we value the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, we are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad.

  • How to enter
  • Eligible students should submit a 1,000 word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. One essay per entrant only. Please include your name, college or university at which you are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program.

  • Who is eligible?
  • Full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible.

    For more information, please visit the FlipKey by tripadvisor website.

    University Tutor Monthly Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the University Tutor website.

    CARiD Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the CARiD website.
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