Medical Illustration Scholarships

Worldstudio AIGA scholarships - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: March 27, 2015

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

  • AREAS OF STUDY
    • Advertising (art direction only)
    • Fine arts
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Interactive design/motion graphics
    • Photography

      Our primary aims are:

    • To increase diversity in the creative professions
    • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
    • Applicants must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed above and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
    • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.
    • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.

    For more information, please visit the AIGA website.

    P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    In keeping with the goals of renowned artist P. Buckley Moss, who struggled with dyslexia during her school years, this scholarship represents her dedication to young people who have learning disabilities and are aspiring towards a career in the visual arts.

    Scholarship(s) of at least $1,500 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts. Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years.

  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Verified specific language-related learning disability
    • Verified financial need
    • Visual arts talent
    • Acceptance to accredited four-year college or university or two-year community college
    • Intent to pursue career in a visual arts field

    Nominations can be made only by members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Students who do not know a Society member should call the Foundation Office at 540-932-1728. Brochure and application.

    For more information, please visit the P. Buckley Moss website.

    General Scholarships

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

    Deadline: March 4, 2015

  • 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 4, 2015

    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.

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

    General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (United Methodist)- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 5, 2015

    The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.

  • Criteria:
    • be an incoming college freshman or a current college freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
    • be an active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application (some programs require 3 years membership) as of August 1, 2014.
    • be admitted to a degree program in an accredited college/university OR a degree candidate attending a professional or graduate school accredited by its respective professional accrediting agency.
    • maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • International applicants are eligible to apply IF: they are a member of The United Methodist Church (Central Conference or within the United States) for at least 3 years prior to application; AND they will be enrolled in a United Methodist related institution WITHIN the United States during the term they are applying.
    For more information, please visit the GBHEM website.

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

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

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

    American Foreign Service Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

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

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

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

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

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

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

    Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Isabella 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.

  • Donna J. and W. Larry Collins/GFWC Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant shall be going into their junior or senior year of college, or accepted into a graduate program.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant shall be a declared major including, but not necessarily limited to: Art, Art Education, Design, Fibers, Sculpture; or Public Administration with an intention to serve in local government.
    • Parents or guardian shall reside in Isabella County.
  • John P. and Ann S. Jensen Fund
    • Applicant shall have declared a major of Architecture, Interior Design, Music, Art or Literature.
    • Applicant shall be going into junior or senior year of college, or be accepted to a graduate program.
    • Applicant shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant shall be a registered voter in Isabella County and/or applicant's parent(s) or guardian(s) shall reside in Isabella County.
  • Kristopher Walden "Waldo" Arts Scholarship Fund
    • Be a graduate of an Isabella County High School.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
    • Be taking classes leading to a career in the arts (Fine Arts, Art Education, Architecture, Art Therapy, Art History, Graphic Design, Gallery Direction, Illustration, Museum Curator, Animation, Art Conservation, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design or Industrial Design).
    • Be a sophomore level student or above to apply, and a junior level or above to receive the award.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of B minus or above.
    • Preference given to application who desire to establish a career in an art related field, as expressed in a written essay accompanying the application.
    • Financial need shall be a factor, as explained in the written essay.
    • Excel artistically, as demonstrated by recommendations from instructor(s) or professor(s).
    • Involvement in his/her community.
    • Academic achievement, as demonstrated by his/her grades.
  • Art Scholarship Fund
    • Student shall be a graduating senior from an Isabella County High School.
    • Student shall have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average.
    • Student shall be planning to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school.
    • Student shall be planning to pursue a major in drawing, ceramics, painting, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture, typography, weaving/fiber design, art history or art education (art instructor).
    • Preference given to student plans to pursue a degree in photography, art education (art instructor), or art history.
    • Student has a passion for art, as described in the applicant’s written essay.
  • Matthew S Sharrar Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant will be a graduating senior of Beal City High School.
    • Applicant must demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be a Varsity athlete.
    • Applicant shall have financial need, as expressed in the applicant’s written essay.
    • Preference is given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine or graphic design, has demonstrated leadership, and has demonstrated a good personality and friendliness.
  • Bruce William Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Shall be a graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
    • Attend a university or college.
    • Be planning a career in the field of television production or related fields such as radio, photography or the arts.
    • In the selection process, financial need may be considered in giving a preference to an eligible applicant. Financial need is to be expressed as part of the applicant’s written essay.
    For more information, please visit the Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation website.

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 7, 2015

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

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

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

    Women’s Action Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 9, 2015

  • Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship
  • Each year, Women's Action Network awards the Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship to one woman who wishes to advance her personal or professional growth and whose efforts will benefit herself and the community. The scholarship is named after WAN charter member, Audrey Malling, who gave her time and energy to WAN as tirelessly as she did everything else in her life.

    The $500 scholarship may be used to reimburse the costs of continuing education courses, college expenses, professional-development seminars, or other activities related to personal or career growth.

    The recipient must be a female of at least 25 years of age. Preference is given to WAN members before other applicants, and the decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.

    For more information, please visit the WAN website.

    Johnson Controls Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2015

    Since 1982, the Johnson Controls Foundation has awarded college scholarships to the children of Johnson Controls, Inc. employees as a way to encourage and support higher education. This employee benefit program makes awards to students attending two-year, as well as four-year accredited colleges located in the United States.

    • Scholarship recipients are high school seniors, attending U.S. schools.
    • A recipient is the son or daughter (naturally born child, legally adopted child or stepchild) of a full-time U.S. or Dominican of Puerto Rico employee of Johnson Controls or a subsidiary, to include employees who are from the U.S. or Puerto Rico temporarily assigned to facilities outside the U.S. or Puerto Rico - - not including employees who are officers or members of the board of directors of Johnson Controls.
    • Seniors need to exhibit an achieved balance of academic excellence, leadership and civic involvement in their lives. In their evaluation of these characteristics, the panel will study the applicant’s academic record, scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and citizenship, character, and personal responsibility.
    • Students chosen to be awarded must attend a college or university located in the U.S. on a full-time basis.
    • Renewal of scholarship: Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must be 2.500 or higher in order to qualify for renewal of the scholarship. If your grade point falls below the required GPA, you will forfeit your funds for that school year.

    The Johnson Controls Foundation Scholarships are competitive and are based on a combination of academic, leadership and civic achievements. Winners are selected based on merit, not financial need.

    For more information, please visit the Johnson Controls website.

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Clare County Community Foundation - Outside Scholaships

    Deadline: March 13, 2015

    The Clare County Community Foundation offers scholarship each February. The deadline for applications is early March. All recipients are from Clare County. To learn more about Clare County Community Foundation Scholarships, please speak to your local Clare County High School counselor.

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

    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2015

    Every year, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities. Kohl's will award scholarships and prizes this year to young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Kohl's is encouraging parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding youth, in celebration of their time, energy and passion to helping others.

  • How does it work?
    • Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 (as of March 15, 2015) and not yet a high school graduate.
    • The student's volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination form.
    • Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.
    • Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.
    • Nominators must be 21 or older.
    For more information, please visit the Kohl's Cares webpage.

    Air Force Aid Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2015

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

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

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

    Michigan Gateway Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The Michigan Gateway Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Buchanan, Brandywine, Niles, Ross Beatty, Cassopolis, Berrien Springs, Galien, or Edwardsburg school districts.

    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 Michigan Gateway Community Foundation website.

    ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program for Sophomores - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The Account Control Technology Foundation works to improve the future of students and the greater community by offering financial literacy and debt management education, mentorship and support to those in need.

  • ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program
  • The Second-Year Scholarship Program is for current undergraduate students who plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of the 2015-16 academic year. A total of 25 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students nationwide.

  • Eligibility:
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Be a current postsecondary undergraduate student.
    • Be enrolled as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2015-16 academic year.
    • Be a permanent US resident.
    For more information, please visit the ACT Foundation website.

    We have had a past winner for this scholarship!

    American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Navy Seal Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    The Navy SEAL Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, as well children of qualifying former NSW service members. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between a desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

    Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and academic potential. Merit shall be based on grade point average, SAT scores, class ranking, extracurricular activities, volunteer community involvement, leadership positions held, military service record, and employment as appropriate. Multiple scholarships of various dollar amounts are awarded annually. The Navy SEAL Foundation shall award scholarships without regard to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.

  • Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships are offered to:
    • Active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    • Dependent children of active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    • Spouses of active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands

    Scholarships are awarded to full-time or part-time students seeking certificate programs and licensures and certifications, vocational programs, Associates degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, Graduate degrees – spouses and active duty only (no dependent children).

    For more information, please visit the Navy Seal Foundation website.

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from the Barry 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.

  • Beth Helrigel Wester Memorial Scholarship Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • For graduating seniors or past graduates
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA required
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in art or music; if no qualified art or music major/minors apply then secretarial or business majors will be considered
    • Financial Need Required
    • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • The preferred student will be chosen based on the following considerations: school and community activities, work experience, essay content.
  • Lynn Helrigel Summers Memorial Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior or graduate
    • Minimum of a 2.5 GPA required
    • Student must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in the fields of art or music; if no qualified music or art students apply, education majors will be considered
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
    • The preferred student will be chosen on the following considerations: community/school/work involvement and essay content
  • Rodney & Rena Schad Memorial Scholarship for Industrial Arts:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a 2 or 4 year College/Technical degree in a technical field or industrial arts
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
  • Ethel Denton Groos Memorial Scholarship:
    • Student must be a Barry County resident.
    • Student must be planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a Fine Arts program.
    • Student must demonstrate community involvement through non-academic school activities, volunteer work, or work experience.
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content.
  • GFWC Hastings Women’s Club “Jumpstart Your Future” Scholarship Fund:
    • Barry County Residents
    • Graduating senior and graduates
    • Must be pursuing a 4 year degree in Fine Arts
    • The preferred student will be chosen based on the following considerations: school and community activities, work experience, essay content
  • TAEF-Adele and Arnold Parker Family Scholarship Fund
    • Barry County resident
    • Student must be planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a Fine Arts program
    • Student must demonstrate community involvement through non-academic school activities, volunteer work, or work experience
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content
  • DKEF-Hofmeister Memorial Scholarship
    • Delton Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a major in the field of Music or Fine Arts
    • Consideration will be given to student who demonstrates community involvement with music
    For more information, please visit the Barry Community Foundation website.

    Automotive Recyclers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    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, or a current undergraduate student who plans 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.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    Tailhook Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Tailhook Association website.

    Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

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

    American Postal Workers Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

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

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2015

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

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

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

    Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2015

    The Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation has funds available for both high school students as well as undergraduate students.

  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must maintain a minimum of 12 credits per semester
    • All applicants must maintain a 2.5 or above GPA
    • All applicants must be a graduate of Saugatuck High School and have received no more than 3 years of SSF scholarships or a graduating senior of Saugatuck High School
    • Must apply with FAFSA and include a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • Submit an unofficial transcript
    • Must submit an essay describing your progress toward your educational goals
    For more information, please visit the Allegan County Community Foundation website.

    KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2015

    The REACH Educational Grant Program™ helps KFC restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams. These $2,000 grants help Team Member recipients attend accredited four-year and two-year colleges, as well as trade/vocational schools. Winners are selected via a competitive application process and may reapply each year.

  • Applicants to the REACH Educational Grant Program® must meet all of the following criteria:
    • Your restaurant must be participating in the 2015 Cole Slaw Donation Program. All KFC Company Restaurants are in the program. Not all franchisee-owned restaurants participate. If your Restaurant ID is not provided on the application as an option, see your Restaurant General Manager (RGM) for more information.
    • You must be an hourly employee (Team Member or Shift Supervisor) of KFC or its Franchisees/Licensees.
    • You must work an average of 15 hours or more per week, with six months of continuous employment within the KFC system (includes KFC multi-brand restaurants) as of the application deadline of March 17, 2015
    • You must be a high school senior, high school graduate (or equivalent) or current undergraduate, graduate or trade/vocational school student with a minimum 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
    • You must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full- or part-time course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school.
    • You must enroll in the 2015 fall term and a minimum of 12 credit hours must be earned during the 2015-16 academic year.

    REACH Educational Grant recipients are selected on the basis of two essays as well as community service and academic record. Financial need is not considered.

    For more information, please visit the KFC Scholars website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from the Ann Arbor 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.

  • Ann Arbor Ad Club Scholarship Fund
  • Established in 1995 for scholarships to students living in Washtenaw County who are pursuing majors in advertising, communications, public relations, or a related fields.

    • Will be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
    • Will be attending an accredited two-or four-year school.
    • Will be enrolled in one of the following curriculums: advertising, communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    For more information, please visit the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation website.

    Charlevoix County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2015

    Each year, the community foundation distributes more than 100 scholarships to students heading off to college. The scholarships range from $250 to $4,000 and are available to students from a variety of backgrounds with varied interests. (Several scholarships are also available for Emmet County residents.) 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.

  • Kristen Cleary Memorial Scholarship
  • Kristen was an extraordinary young woman whose talents included music composition, writing poetry, and exploring different art forms. Her plans to pursue a career in art never came to fruition, due to a fatal tragedy. The Cleary family established an art and music scholarship in her memory. Two (2) $1,000 scholarships are available.

  • Criteria/Requirements:
    • Charlevoix County or Emmet County graduating senior
    • Pursuing a course of study in music and/or art at a two or four-year college
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • CCCF’s Common Application Form
    • Candidate must also submit three (3) pieces of the candidate’s original art from their portfolio, and/or a recorded tape or CD of their vocal or instrumental performance
    • Consideration will be given to submitted art samples, academic performance, school involvement, community service, and personal statement
    For more information, please visit the Charlevoix County Community Foundation website.

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2015

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

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

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

    Appaloosa Youth Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 20, 2015

    Each year the Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards thousands of dollars to youth who are pursuing higher education.

  • Eligibility
    • must be a current member of the Appaloosa Horse Club or the Appaloosa Youth Association.
    • will be attending college in the fall of 2015 with a first or second semester sophomore standing.
    • an official academic transcript from the applicant’s most recent college semester/quarter MUST accompany the application.
    • a photograph of the applicant MUST be attached to the application.
    • three letters of personal recommendation MUST be mailed SEPARATELY from the application itself.
    • must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • 200-400 word essay summarizing your thoughts and feelings on the following:
      1. 1. What your experience with horses has meant to you.
      2. 2. Why you desire to continue your education.
      3. 3. The personal qualities that you possess that you believe qualify you to receive a scholarship.
      4. 4. Any circumstances regarding financial need.
      5. 5. How receiving this scholarship will enhance your educational experiences.
    For more information, please visit the Appaloosa Youth Association website.

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 20, 2015

    The Community Foundation of St Clair County offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of St Clair 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.

  • John F. & Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship
  • The John F. Wismer and Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship will provide up to a four-year renewable($5,000 each year) scholarship to graduating St. Clair County High School students.

    • Resident of St. Clair County
    • Be a graduating senior of a St. Clair County High School
    • Demonstrate high intellectual and academic achievement and will be evaluated on the interest and respect for their fellow citizens, the ability to lead, and involvement in fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities and service work
    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of St Clair County website.

    Portfolios-and-Art-Cases.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 20, 2015

    Portfolios-And-Art-Cases.com is all about making you look good when showing off your design portfolio. How about letting it help pay your bills? Announcing the first annual Portfolios-And-Art-Cases.com College Scholarship Competition. Write your response to the challenge below for your chance to win $1,000 to help out with your college costs.

  • Answer the following challenge:
  • In today’s increasingly digital world, old ways of marketing are being replaced by an ever changing and confusing world of social media, including facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a host of other social networks. Portfolios-And-Art-Cases.com sells portfolio cases to both professionals and students in the graphic design, photography, advertising, and design fields. Imagine you have been hired to market the company's products through social media. Describe and outline a viral social media marketing campaign to promote the website and increase sales for any of the products on our website. Your entry should include the following:

    • Define the audience you are targeting with your viral marketing campaign and indicate what product you are promoting to them.
    • Describe and/or illustrate the content of your viral social media marketing campaign
    • Outline how you would promote and spread the content to reach as many people as possible within the target market
    • Explain how you would build on your successful campaign and turn it into a long term marketing strategy.
  • Eligibility:
    • Need to be a resident of the United States or Canada
    • Must be enrolled in a college degree program
    For more information, please visit the Portfolios-and-Art-Cases.com website.

    Cancer Survivor’s Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 20, 2015

    Cancer Survivors' Fund is a non-profit organization chartered exclusively for charitable purposes; one is to provide scholarships for the benefit of young adults to give them a new purpose and meaning in life and to enable them to start and/or continue their college education.

  • Eligibility
    • The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, but does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify.
    • The applicant is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate school.
    • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from two different academic teachers addressing why they should receive the scholarship.
    • A letter from your attending physician verifying your medical history and current medical situation must also be submitted. Medical information will be kept confidential and will only be utilized to support the qualification of consideration for the scholarship.
    • The applicant must submit an essay discussing the following question. HOW HAS MY EXPERIENCE WITH CANCER IMPACTED MY LIFE VALUES AND CAREER GOALS? Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1200 words.
    • The applicants must agree to do volunteer work to use their cancer experience to help other young cancer patients and survivors coping with a life threatening or life-altering event.
    • The applicants must sign a release that they agree to have their name and photo published in the news media or any CSF publication.
    For more information, please visit the Cancer Survivor's Fund website.

    Gratiot County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 22, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Gratiot 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.

  • Sue Dilts Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship supports Gratiot County students in pursuit of arts education. Student must attend or be a graduating senior of a school in Gratiot county; must pursue education beyond the classroom in arts (e.g.,band camp, dance workshops, art class, etc.).

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

    Through the Looking Glass - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 23, 2015

    Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

    Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2015. These scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass’ National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families. There are separate eligibility requirements for high school seniors and for college students:

  • High School Seniors:
    • student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2015
    • have at least one parent with a disability
    • be planning to attend an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college in Fall 2015.
  • College Students:
    • student must be currently enrolled in an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college with continued enrollment through Fall 2015
    • have at least one parent with a disability
    • be 21 years of age or younger as of March 23, 2015

    Selection criteria for all scholarships include academic performance, community activities and service, letter of recommendation and an essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability.

    For more information, please visit the Through the Looking Glass website.

    Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 24, 2015

    The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Emmett 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 Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation website.

    Otsego County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 24, 2015

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

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

    To prepare for the application process students should gather the following items: two letters of recommendations, high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores and be prepared to upload them as directed .

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

    Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 24, 2015

    The Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to individuals or family members of someone directly impacted by organ, tissue, or cornea donation including transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, their immediate family, and donor family members.

  • Requirements
    • be an organ transplant candidate, recipient, donor family member, or immediate family member of a transplant candidate or recipient.
    • provide personal goals for the next two years (250 – 500 words).
    • submit a statement of how donation/transplantation has influenced your life (500 words).
    • explain what you have done or will do to promote donation awareness.
    • provide a description of your community service, if applicable.
    • provide two letters of recommendation (not from a family member).
    • provide a copy of an acceptance letter from a college, university, trade, or technical school (if incoming freshman or returning adult).
    • use the scholarship award for continuing education for 2015-2016 school year.
    For more information, please visit the Izzie's' Gifts of Hope Foundation website.

    CSA Fraternal Life - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 25, 2015

    CSA Fraternal Life was founded on the principle that each of us are brothers and sisters. For more than 150 years, CSA has been serving members nationwide and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our membership. We are a non-profit society owned by the people insured with us - our members.

    Scholarship grants are available for students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university on a full-time basis and are renewable for a second year. CSA also offers scholarships to students seeking a Masters degree or post-graduate studies courtesy of the Blanche and Violet Dvorak Endowment Scholarship Fund. These funds are non-renewable.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Applicant must be a member in good standing of CSA Fraternal Life for a minimum of two (2) continuous years at the time of application. Premiums paid in advance will not be considered in determining duration of membership.
    • Applicant must have at least $5,000 face value in permanent life insurance or $1,000 cash value in an annuity.
    • Only Applicants with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) upon graduation from high school may apply.
    • Students already attending college must submit college transcripts which indicate a 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Students applying for a scholarship who have not yet completed a full year of undergraduate studies must submit their high school transcripts indicating a 3.0 or better GPA.
    • A grant recipient must remain a CSA member in good standing throughout the period covered by the award. If membership should cease during the academic period covered by the grant, the Society will expect reimbursement of the award.
    • Determining factors in qualification include: Class rank or grade point average (25 points), college test scores (30 points), extracurricular activities including CSA activities (15 points), and essay (30 points).
    For more information, please visit the CSA Fraternal Life website.

    Herman Miller Student Video Contest - Outside Competition

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    What's Next in Learning Spaces?

    This year, Herman Miller is partnering with IIDA in our sixth annual Student Video Contest. We believe that from classrooms to studios to the places you live—learning happens everywhere on campus. Using your video camera and your imagination, show us how learning spaces should evolve to support the talents you need to excel in the future. The winning video will receive $2,500. Submissions can be serious or humorous, but should be thoughtful, creative and original.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • This Contest is open only to active full-time students (must be able to present proof and failure to provide proof may result in disqualification) currently enrolled in a 2-4 year college or university within the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, and the country of Canada except for the province of Quebec who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence.
    • Your video can be no longer than three minutes and cannot have any brand logos—that includes your school's name and mascot and any product brands.
    • Music used in the video must be original and/or not require any additional clearances to be used in public forums.
    • Maximum of one entry per person accepted. This contest is not open to Herman Miller employees, their immediate family members, or students in the province of Quebec.
  • PRIZES
    • First prize of $2500.
    • Second prize of $1500.
    • Third prize of $1000.
    For more information, please visit the Herman Miller website.

    We had a first place winner last year!

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    If you are a young person today, you may wonder how you will ever pay for college? If you are a federal employee, the challenges may at times seem insurmountable. FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children--rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program.

    More than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. From this pool of 400, the top students in each region have the chance to win two additional awards.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses
    • Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors
    • Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time
    • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school, course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree
    • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website. Click on the picture of the application.

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Branch and St. Joseph 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.

    The Community Foundation makes grants to individuals in the form of scholarships that qualify as a charitable activity and provide income to scholarship recipients that is non-taxable. To meet those objectives, scholarships are awarded to qualified individuals who are candidates for a degree at an eligible educational institution and agree to use the scholarship or fellowship to pay qualified education expenses. Qualified education expenses include tuition and fees; and course-related expenses such as books, supplies, and equipment. Room and board, travel, research, clerical help, and non-required equipment are not qualified education expenses, and scholarship funds used for those purposes may be considered taxable income for the recipient.

  • Evelyn Jean Broker Memorial Fund
    • Must be graduating or already a graduate of Colon High School
    • Preference given to students pursuing a career in music or art
    • 3.0 or above GPA
  • Catherine E. Russell Memorial Scholarship
    • Must be a high school senior from Branch County
    • Preference given to students pursuing a degree in art
    • Applicants must demonstrate spirit of volunteerism to the community
    • Applicants must demonstrate love of the fine arts (musical, theatrical, or visual) through participation in extracurricular activities or pursuit of education in these avenues during high school
    For more information, please visit the Branch County Community Foundation website.

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

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

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

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

    Canton Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 27, 2015

    The Canton Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of the Canton community.

    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 Canton Community Foundation website.

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2015

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

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

    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2015

    Parents and students nowadays understand higher education can be costly. Scholarships can help defray the cost. HFM offers academic scholarships to individuals in the bleeding disorder community and their families to help defray the cost of higher education.

    Who can apply? - Individuals within the bleeding disorder community who reside in the state of Michigan are eligible for HFM academic scholarships. This includes consumers, family members of consumers and family members of those who have died due to the complications of a bleeding disorder.

    For more information, please visit the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan website.

    Fed Com Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    FEDCOM Credit Union will award two $1,000 scholarships to individual members who will be attending post high school education in the fall of 2015. These institutions may include any two or four year undergraduate program at an accredited trade school, college, or university. All applicants must be a FEDCOM Credit Union member in good standing and if not a current member, he or she may join at the time of applying.

  • The selection will be based on the following areas:
    • Extracurricular activities. Participation in organizations, sports, and activities in the school, community, church and other areas of service.
    • Written essay. Applicant must submit a double spaced essay (800-1,000 words) based on this topic. A founding philosophy of credit unions is, “People Helping People.” What does this statement mean to you in your personal life? The essay will be judged on content and originality.
    • Grade point average (GPA) will be used as a qualification measure. All applicants must provide a school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and have a minimum GPA of 2.65 based on a 4.00 scale or equivalent. If grades are not determined on a 4.0 scale, grading equivalency will be used to determine eligibility.
    For more information, please visit the FED Com Credit Union website.

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
  • 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 is not accepted. The art should be no smaller than 8" x 10" but no larger than 18" x 24", not including 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.

    • Students must be in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12.
    • Students must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring Ladies Auxiliary. Home-schooled students are eligible; foreign-exchange students are not.
    • Entry must have been done during the current school year—note that you must have your teacher’s signature.
    • Each student may submit only one entry.
  • Awards
    • $10,000 first place, (also includes a plaque and airfare plus two nights' lodging to attend the Ladies Auxiliary National Convention).
    • $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.

    Brighton Art Guild - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Brighton Art Guild is proud to support art among students by awarding two scholarships every Spring.

  • High School Visual Arts Scholarship
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 25
    • Must be a Livingston county high school senior
    • Must be a full-time Livingston County resident
    • Must be attending a Michigan college/university in the fall of 2015
    • Must demonstrate superior and consistent skill in your medium(s)
    • Submit application with your artist goal statement of at least 50 words. You should address why you make your art, how you make it, what it is made of, what your art means to you, and what your visual art goals are for the next year
    • Must include 3-5 artwork samples on a DVD
  • Norma Gray College Scholarship for the Visual Arts
    • Must be a full-time Michigan resident (county of residence does not matter)
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 25; can be either an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must be attending a Michigan college/university in the fall of 2015
    • Must demonstrate superior and consistent skill in your medium(s)
    • Submit application with your artist goal statement of at least 50 words. You should address why you make your art, how you make it, what it is made of, what your art means to you, and what your visual art goals are for the next year
    • Must include 3-5 artwork samples on a DVD
    For more information, please visit the Brighton Art Guild website.

    American Hellenic Education Progressive Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The AHEPA Educational Foundation (AEF) offers scholarship programs, which were established to promote, encourage, induce and advance education at the college, university and graduate school level. Scholarship awards may range up to $2,000.00, and are payable to the student. The AEF is committed to rewarding academic excellence and assisting needy students of Greek descent.

  • Criteria:
    • Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be an active member of the AHEPA Family (additional points are awarded to members); or the son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena.
    • Applicant must be of Greek descent.
    • Applicant must be a high school graduate or a high school senior, or a current undergraduate or graduate college student currently attending an accredited college or university and will continue to attend, full time, during the 2015/2016 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the AHEPA website.

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Kalamazoo Community Foundation believes the community members who will have the most impact on our community in the future are you, our young people. And we believe that each and every one of you must have an equal chance to take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

    This is why we have a scholarship program that each year helps hundreds of students who live or go to school in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties go to college or a trade or technical school after high school. 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.

  • Brady and Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating Loy Norrix High school senior
    • Plan to enroll full time in a two- or four-year college or university
    • Must demonstrate ability and interest in the area of creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing) as evidenced by participation in school and community activities
    • Must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship
    • Graduating high school senior or graduate who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school
    • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled full time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program.
    • Current undergraduate or graduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need according to the FAFSA.
  • Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship
    • Kalamazoo Central High School or Loy Norrix High School senior who has taken art classes at Kalamazoo Central and/or Loy Norrix
    • Plans to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts.
    • Financial need may be a consideration in the final step of the selection process but it is not a requirement for consideration.
  • West Michigan Minorities in Architecture/Engineering Consortium Grant
    • Minority and/or female student
    • Enrolled or accepted into an undergrad/post-secondary or Masters degree program in architecture, engineering or other fields supporting the industry
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA required
    For more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

    The National Children’s Cancer Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the United States, we ease the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, we provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.

    The Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.

  • Applicants must be:
    • A childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor
    • A citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
    • Accepted into a post-secondary school in the Fall
  • Applications must include the following for consideration:
    • Beyond the Cure (BTC) Ambassador Scholarship application completed in full.
    • Written essay : How has being diagnosed with cancer at a young age influenced the direction of your life and future goals?
    • Copy of the acceptance letter from the college, university or vocational/technical school you plan to attend in the Fall
    • Written documentation from your treating physician confirming your cancer diagnosis, age and date of diagnosis and treatment status
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Official transcript(s) with signature and/or official school seal
    • 2.5 minimum GPA
    • Brief summary of community service
    • Completed financial form that verifies financial status
    For more information, please visit the National Children's Cancer Society website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Community Foundation of Greater Flint offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Genesee 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 Community Foundation of Great Flint.

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

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    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.

  • Arnita Boswell Scholarship
    • Be an African-American freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college or university.
    • Have accumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better from your previous or present institution
    • Be involved in school and community activities
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate a mastery of written communication skills in a 300 to 500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: Having experienced a moment of epiphany, as if your eyes were opened to a need within the community in which you were raised, born or exposed? Describe this moment and your perception about it.
  • Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship
    • Be an African-American women of at least 25 years of age or older
    • Be in pursuit of post-secondary education, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands.
    • Must be pursuing a Bachelors Degree.
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate a mastery of written communication skills in a 300 to 500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: Having experienced a moment of epiphany, as if your eyes were opened to a need within a community in which you were raised, born or exposed! Describe this moment and your perception about it.
    For more information, please visit the NHBW website.

    Lapeer County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    The Lapeer County Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and managing permanently endowed funds serving a wide range of charitable purposes in order to strengthen the quality of life in Lapeer County. As part of the Foundation's focus on education, we maintain a growing scholarship program.

    They offer a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Lapeer 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 Lapeer County Community Foundation website.

    Foster Care to Success Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    “Any child who has lost the love and support of his or her parents through death, abandonment, abuse or neglect is an orphan.” –Joseph Rivers, founder of FCS.

    Foster Care to Success helps former foster children become successful adults. In most states, foster children leave the social services system when they turn 18. In the eyes of the court they’re adults, but few 18 year olds are emotionally, mentally or financially able to support themselves. Without someone to guide them, too many end up homeless, unemployed, incarcerated or pregnant. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Foster Care to Success scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and availability of other resources. Awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 per academic year, and are renewable for up to five years if a student remains eligible.

      Applicants must:
    • have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
    • have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
    • be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from FC2S.
    • have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required.
    For more information, please visit the Foster Care to Success website.

    Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. 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 Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation website.

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students (some scholarships are available for the surrounding counties of Allegan, Ionia, Ottawa, Montcalm, or Muskegon) bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. Scholarships are available to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.

    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.

  • Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship:
  • Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms. Must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship:
  • Student is a Kent County resident (5 year minimum) pursuing undergraduate studies in painting/fine arts. Must demonstrate artistic talent, have financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA.

  • Paul Collins Scholarship:
  • Student is an undergraduate level student studying Fine or Applied Arts at Aquinas, Calvin, GVSU, GRCC or Kendall. Must be a resident of Kent County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have financial need, and demonstrate artistic talent.

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

    Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship - Outside Scholarship for team members and their children

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    Student is a team member or a child of a team member who has been employed for a least one year at the time of the application deadline. Team members may be full- or part-time attending college full- or part time as an undergraduate level student with financial need. Children of team members must be full-time undergraduate level student with financial need.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website. Click on the Separate application link and scroll down to find the application link.

    North Central Michigan Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    Connecting Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St Clair Counties

    The communities and schools eligible for scholarships are: Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Oxford, and Romeo. There are opportunities for both high school seniors as well as students who are currently attending college.

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

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

    Battle Creek Community Foundation - Multiple Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    BrickHouse Security “Wounded Warrior” Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Siemens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Siemens Foundation website.

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarhip - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2013, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals with similar challenges as those treated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on a regular basis.

  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation
    • Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations
    • Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (Half time as determined by your school.)
    • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
    • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
    • Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun
    • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)
    • Citizen of the United States
    For more information, please visit the Mary Free Bed website.

    Eric Verhaar Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    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 2015.pdf

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

    Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Presque Isle, Iosco, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Cheboygan counties as well as Mackinaw City. 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.

  • Michael S. Crick Scholarship
  • Student is a graduating senior of Alcona High School with a GPA of 2.50 or higher. Area of study must be fine arts, including graphic arts, design, and dance. For study at any school.

  • United Communities of Presque Isle County
  • Student is attending, or is a graduate of, a Presque Isle County school. The area of study is the Arts. GPA must be 2.80 or higher. For undergraduate study at any school.

  • William C. and Ida A. Farrow Music and Art Scholarship
  • Student is a graduating senior of Alcona High School, or a previous recipient of this award, and studying music or art. GPA must be 2.80 or higher. For study at any school. Preference may be given to students studying music.

  • Michael Wentworth Scholarship Fund
  • This scholarship provides a very unique and significant opportunity for Iosco County residents looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in the fields of visual arts, drawing, painting, architecture or art history.

    • You are a resident of Iosco County.
    • You will be attending an accredited institution to major in architecture, visual arts (including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and design), and/or art history.
    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Students who do not have an inherited bleeding disorder but whose parent(s) or sibling(s) have an inherited bleeding disorder are not eligible to apply, even though they are affected by an inherited bleeding disorder.
    • Applicants must have volunteered time and energy to directly benefit the bleeding disorders community. While general volunteerism is undeniably valuable and should be noted, applicants must document volunteer activities specifically within the bleeding disorders community in order to be considered for this scholarship. Regardless of any legitimate barriers to one’s ability to accomplish volunteerism within the bleeding disorders community, applicants should not apply if they cannot fulfill this requirement.
    • Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year undergraduate institution in the United States. High school seniors, undergraduate freshmen, undergraduate sophomores, and undergraduate juniors may apply. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career.
    • Applicants who are past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career.
    For more information, please visit the Colburn Keenan Foundation website.

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program

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

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

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

    Millie Brother Scholarship for Hearing Children of Deaf Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

    The Millie Brother Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to hearing children of deaf adults to help them pursue their education. The scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate study. On average two $3000 scholarships are offered annually. These are one-time scholarships, but you may apply for as many years as you are in school. First-time winners will receive preference. Applicants may compete for both scholarships, but a separate essay is required for each submission.

  • Applicants must be the hearing son or daughter of Deaf parents.
  • A 2-page essay is required:
    • Describe how your experience with Deaf parents has shaped your life and your goals.
    • Include a description of your future career aspirations.
    • Essays will be judged for organization, content, and creativity. We encourage you to ask someone else to proofread your essay before you submit it.
    For more information, please visit the CODA International website.

    Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 3, 2015

    One critical component of the ATHENA Award Celebration is the awarding of scholarships to women over the age of 30 who are pursuing higher education. Did you know that the Chamber has awarded more than $50,000 to help deserving women over the age of 30 complete a college degree in the Grand Rapids area?

    ATHENA Scholarships are unique in that recipients can use the money for whatever helps them achieve their degree, from tuition fees to childcare or transportation expenses—building a brighter future for career, family, and personal goals.

      The scholarship applicant must:
    • Be a female working to complete her education
    • Be at least 30 years or older
    • Plan to continue her education in a Grand Rapids area accredited 4-year, 2-year, technical or vocational program, or graduate program, which should demonstrate a commitment to a professional, business or entrepreneurial career
    • Have a record of academic performance, completed at least one term or semester with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, balanced with volunteer experiences, outside interests, and experiences
    • Have a financial need, and filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA (available at www.FAFSA.gov).
    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce website.

    Dollar for Scholars Scholarship-  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2015

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

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

    The LAHC Scholarship Foundation Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2015

    The LAHC is proud and privileged to be recognized as a leading advocate of higher education and to have the distinction of being the largest scholarship assistance program in the area. Over the past twenty seven years, the Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program has awarded over 1,200 students of high academic distinction over $1.3 million dollars in scholarships.

    Being aware of the importance and necessity of higher education, and the hardships and obstacles students are facing due to exorbitant tuition levels, the LAHC has established the AASF to encourage and help these young achievers to pursue their academic dreams. The mission of this program is to provide scholarships to deserving and underprivileged students who possess the skills and desire to seek higher education; including high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.

  • Eligibility:
    • have at least a 3.5 GPA
    • senior high school, current undergraduate and graduate students may apply
    • do not have to be of Arab descent; open to all students
    • must be a US citizen or permanent resident and reside in the state of Michigan
    • financial need is highly considered
    • scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings in Dearborn, MI. One is on April 30, 2015 at 6 pm and the other is on May 8, 2015.
    • must submit a 500 word essay: We live today in a diverse society comprised of people from different ethnic backgrounds, creeds and countries of origin. Describe how important it is to embrace diversity while maintaining a sense of pride in your ancestral heritage.
    For more information, please visit the Lebanese American Heritage Club website.

    NPG Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 11, 2015

    Negative Population Growth (NPG) is a national membership organization founded in 1972 to educate the American public and political leaders about the detrimental effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and quality of life. NPG advocates a smaller and truly sustainable United States population accomplished through smaller families and lower, more traditional immigration levels.

  • Photo Scholarship Contest
  • On January 1, 2015, the U.S. population reached 320,090,857 people. We’re projected to add another 80 million by mid-century.

    Submit your original photo that shows how population growth is negatively impacting your community. With your photo, include your own 40-50 word description of why we need U.S. policies that work to slow, halt, and eventually reverse population growth.

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
    • Applicant must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore or junior in an undergraduate program.
    • Applicant must be attending a school within the United States, or operated overseas by the U.S. government.
    • Photograph(s) must be the original work of applicant. Photograph(s) must be submitted in JPG or PDF file format, file size of 1MB to 2MB, and preferably in high resolution (250 to 300 dpi if possible). Note: for each photo submitted, a unique 40-50 word description is required.

    There is also an additional essay scholarship available on this website as well. You may write a 500-750 word essay on this topic. Should the United States’ government pursue population policies to protect our quality of life for future generations?

    For more information please visit the Negative Population Growth website.

    Young Native Writers Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The 2015 Young Native Writers Essay Contest is open to Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 only. All students participating in the Young Native Writers Essay Contest should have a significant and current relationship with a Native American community (i.e., an American Indian tribe, an Alaska Native community or a Native Hawaiian community).

    High school students responding to this year's writing contest should write an essay of no more than 1,200 words that addresses the following prompt:

  • Images of Native America
  • Write an essay about one or more of the cultural images, symbols, or art forms that have been historically utilized by your community (American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian) to communicate a particular message or value or serve a specific purpose. The essay should:

    • Describe the image(s), symbol(s) or art forms (hereinafter, collectively, "image");
    • Explain how the image was historically used by the community;
    • Reflect on your own experience (including your thoughts and feelings) with the image;
    • Suggest why or how the image is still relevant today.
    For more information, please visit the Holland & Knight Foundation website.

    Chippewa County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The Chippewa County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Chippewa 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 Chippewa County Community Foundation website.

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Interior Deluxe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult.

    Interior-Deluxe.com, known for his vast collection of luxury lighting and modern light fixtures, believes in giving our youth a chance, that's why we're offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer four questions that are open-ended yet thought-provoking.

    Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.

    For more information, please visit the Interior Deluxe website.

    Replace My Contacts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Tuscola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Tuscola 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.

  • Ashman Family Scholarship Fund – (Caro H.S.)
  • Established in 2004, to provide scholarships to Caro High School students who will be pursuing degrees in education or fine arts.

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

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the SMSA Foundation website.

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Undergraduate Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is to promote lifelong learning. This mission has been carried out by our leadership since 1980. Education can transform societies and renew hope within our communities throughout the world. EAF has worked diligently to fill the void in funding for education.

  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average);
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement.
  • Undergraduate Financial Need Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average);
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement;
    • Complete the Financial Need Analysis form.
    For more information, please visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation website.

    Polish National Alliance - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

    ChairScholars Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

    Joe Foss Institute - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    Anyone who knew Joe Foss, or is familiar with his life knows that Joe believed in service to others and his country. His words: “I’m proud to be an American. I’m humbled to have been able to serve this great country and fight for its matchless Constitution;” reflect the values by which he lived.

    The Joe Foss Institute has developed video and essay scholarship contests that ask students to take time to consider what the Founding documents mean, as well as the sacrifices made by those brave Americans defending our freedoms. In each contest, we invite high school students to submit an entry based upon a selected theme.

  • Video Scholarship Contest Deadline = April 15,2015
  • Using the theme – Keepers of the Constitution: Service and Freedom, you should create a video, no more than three minutes in length, that inspires viewers and reminds them why our freedoms, our Constitution, and our Bill of Rights are worth defending; the price for protecting our freedoms; and our responsibilities as engaged citizens. Create a story. Interview a hero. Share how you, or someone you know, have been motived to make a difference and serve your community. Help others learn why our Founding Documents matter to all Americans and to you personally. As George Washington has stated – “The Constitution…its only keepers, the people.”

  • The Contest is open only to the following entrants:
    • all individuals, of junior or senior high school standing at the time of entry,
    • who are currently enrolled in, or graduated within the previous twelve (12) months from, any public, private, alternative, parochial, or home-study high school-level educational program or institution designed to conclude with the awarding of a degree or diploma, and
    • who are U.S. citizens or the legal residents of, and physically located within, any of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.
  • The Hayes C Kirby Essay Scholarship Contest Deadline = March 1, 2015
  • Write a 1500 word minimum essay and focus on the theme “I LOVE MY COUNTRY BECAUSE.....”. Develop this topic in any way you choose. Be creative. Critical criteria will be Creativity, Theme Development, Clarity of Ideas, and Mechanics (Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, etc.)

  • This contest is open to the following entrants:
    • U.S citizens of all national backgrounds that are currently studying in the United States or in an American military school out of the country.
    • Eligible contestants must be high school (9th—12th) students in a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program.
    For more information, please visit the Joe Foss Institute webpage.

    Diabetes Scholars Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

    The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is available to incoming freshmen seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, who participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.

  • Eligibility:
    • High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Requirements:
    • Application Package, including Letters of Recommendations, must be submitted online in full
    • Copy of Birth Certificate or passport
    • Letter of recommendation from physician or CDE in signed, sealed envelope
    • Letter of recommendation from high school teacher or counselor in signed, sealed envelope
    • Most recent high school transcript with GPA
    • Personal essay: Topic - You are in a car traveling from Maine to California. You are allowed to bring only one person. This person can be dead or alive, famous or not, a relative, friend or someone you don't personally know at all. Who would you select to bring with you on the car ride and why?
    • Recent Photograph (preferably school picture)
    • Release of health information
    For more information, please visit the Diabetes Scholars Foundation website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 16, 2015

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

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

    Cadillac Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 17, 2015

    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.

    Kathern F Gruber and Thomas H Miller Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 17, 2015

    Spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans are eligible for the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship and Thomas H. Miller Awards to assist them with their higher education tuition. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. Gruber and Miller scholarships are for one year only but recipients can re-apply and receive the award up to four times. The blinded veteran family member is not required to be a BVA member for the spouse or child to receive a scholarship. Qualifications for both programs are the same except for an added emphasis on music and fine arts for the Miller award.

    Each Kathern F. Gruber and Thomas H. Miller Scholarship applicant must ensure that written proof of his/her blinded veteran family member's blindness/sight impairment is submitted i.e., written statement of legal blindness from doctor. Please do not submit a DD-214 as proof of blindness.

    For more information, please visit the Blind Veterans Association website. Scroll about half way down to find the above scholarship application.

    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 20, 2015

    The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's college scholarship program eases the financial hardships of a childhood brain tumor diagnosis and helps survivors reach their career goals.

    • Scholarships are available to high school seniors, high school graduates starting college and college students.
    • Diagnosed at or before age 19 with a primary malignant or nonmalignant central nervous system brain and/or spinal cord tumor, as identified by the World Health Organization.
    • A completed online application with all necessary uploaded electronic documents.
    • Signed physician’s letter confirming diagnosis
    • Signed medical release form
    • School transcript
    • One recommendation letter
    • Plan to attend or already attending an accredited academic institution within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the Cure the Kids website.

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 20, 2015

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

    Sports Unlimited Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 20, 2015

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

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

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

    Dream Pool Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 25, 2015

    The Dream Pool Foundation has been created in honor of Carrie Stuckert. Carrie was a loving and kind person who had a passion for the visual arts and exceptional talent. Family and friends lost Carrie in December of 2005. Carrie's dream was to start a company called Dream Pool. To fulfill her wishes, her family and friends have started the Dream Pool Foundation, a non-profit corporation with proceeds to benefit student artists in the form of scholarships. It is our tribute and remembrance to Carrie's beautiful life.

    • Interested candidates must possess extracurricular accomplishments and inspirational goals.
    • Academically capable students must be enrolled as an Art Major at an accredited institution of higher education located in the United States. (This includes Art Therapy Programs).
    • All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
    • Recipient will be required to provide evidence of college acceptance before money is awarded.
    For more information, please visit the Dream Pool Foundation website.

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded college scholarships to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) graduating US high school students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

    The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.

    • Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship.
    • Be a United States Citizen.
    • Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
    • Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
    • Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
    • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
    • Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. “Extra-Credit” is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
    • Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)
    For more information, please visit the LEAGUE Foundation website.

    TREA Enlisted Association Memorial Foundation -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    The mission of the Foundation is to support and assist fellow veterans, active and retired, their families, military widows and children as necessary to provide assistance during their time of need and to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors - including active components, Reserves, and National Guard, and all retirees. The Memorial Foundation provides educational assistance and opportunities to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of TREA and TREA Auxiliary members.

    All applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is or was a member in good standing (deceased or otherwise) of The Retired Enlisted Association. Adults or emancipated children are not eligible.

  • Eligibility
    • A dependent child or grandchild of a TREA member in good standing, or of a deceased person who was a member at time of demise.
    • An applicant must meet all prerequisites for entering the college, university, or vocation/technical school chosen and be a current year high school graduate or enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
    • Special consideration will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need (if justified).
    • Full-time students only.
    • Three hundred (300) word essay on the following topic: "Do you believe that government entitlement programs have a positive or negative impact on society, and why?"
    • A copy of your most current official high school or college transcript. If the school will be sending this transcript under separate cover, attach a brief note so stating.
    • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution you plan to attend. If a letter of acceptance has not been received at the time this application is mailed, attach a brief note so stating and forward a copy of the letter of acceptance as soon as it is received.
    For more information, please visit the TREA website.

    Elaine Chapin Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Magic Johnson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    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 $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, 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 2015.
    • 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.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves for part-time or full-time undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses. Children and grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves are also eligible to apply.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States Citizen
    • Must provide evidence of active duty status or veteran status having served honorably
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program
    • Must not be in default on a federal student loan
    • Must not be convicted under state or federal law for sale of or possession of illegal drugs
    • Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected
    For more information on their individual scholarships, please visit the AMVETS website.

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

    PFLAG National Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

    Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG now has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states.

    PFLAG wants to SUPPORT YOUR LEADERSHIP with our 2015 PFLAG National Scholarships! Lesbian? Gay? Bi? Trans? Queer? Ally? Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens (Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they attend an accredited institution in the United States). Our scholarship program is entering its 14th year and supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You are a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time, this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took a time off you are still eligible to apply).
    • Self identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally
    • Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community.
    • Have applied to an accredited U.S.higher education institution.
    • Cannot be receiving full tuition remission from other sources to fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.)
    For more information, please visit the PFLAG website.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarhip - Outside Scholarhip

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children.

    The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years.

  • To be eligible for the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program, the student must:
    • be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student for the entire academic year at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier.
    • be under the age of 23 (Eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 23rd birthday).
    • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Remain unmarried for the entire academic year
    • Not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years they meet the eligibility criteria below.

  • To be eligible for the Spouse Education Assistance Program, the student must:
    • be the spouse of an active duty or retired Soldier or the widow(er) of a Soldier who died while on active duty or while retired.
    • not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
    • be a part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours per semester or term) or full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester or term) student working on an undergraduate degree.
    • maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Ten 4 U Nordstrom Cares Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 U.S. and Puerto Rican high school and 10 Canadian secondary school students to help them achieve their dreams of going to a four-year university. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes outstanding students across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement.

  • The Nordstrom Scholarship is open to high school juniors who:
    • Live and attend school in a state or U.S. territory with a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store.
    • Have at least a 2.7 GPA.
    • Volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities.
    • Plan on attending an accredited college or university during all four years over which the scholarship is distributed. (The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.)
    • Plan on applying for financial assistance in order to attend college.
    For more information, please visit the Nordstrom website.

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Allegan County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Recognizing that one of the nation's most precious resources is its children, in 1963, the Foundation established an ongoing program of providing scholarship grants to those sons and daughters of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.

    The program has since been expanded to also provide both scholarship grants and loans to members who seek further education, as well as the spouses, siblings, and children of members or deceased members.

    • The applicant must be a member of AAAA, or
    • the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member,
    • the unmarried son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the unmarried brother or sister of an AAAA member or deceased member,or
    • the unmarried grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member.
    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Army Aviation Association of America website.

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WyzAnt website.

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Ashby B Carter Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees established the scholarship to honor past National President Ashby B. Carter for his outstanding leadership of the Union from 1945 until his death in 1953; and for his dedicated efforts on behalf of his fellowman as personified by his deep involvement in civic, community, and fraternal affairs throughout his adult life. The purpose of the fund is to encourage and aid serious young dependents of National Alliance members in their determination to further their education.

  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must be dependents of members of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees. Such sponsors must have been members in good standing for at least three (3) years prior to the submission of application for scholarship.
    • All scholarship applications must be certified by the National Secretary.
    • All applicants for this awards must take the Aptitude Test of the College Board Entrance Examination at their Local High School on or before March 1 of the filing year.
    • Applicants must be High School Seniors.
    For more information, please visit the NAPFE website.

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the OAR website.

    DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. CBCF will award up to $3,000 each for up to 10 students.

      To be eligible for a CBC Spouses Visual Arts scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Demonstrate talent or potential in your chosen art
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
    • This scholarship is intended for African-American students

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Vandelay Web Future of Technology - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2015

    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.

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 5, 2015

    Outstanding accomplishments deserve recognition. The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program is celebrating 10 years of offering financial support to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and/or caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal excellence. In 2015, UCB will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000.

  • 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 2015 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2015
    • 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 (e.g., outstanding awards or community involvement), how epilepsy has impacted the applicant’s life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver, and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant.
    • 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
    • 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.

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 8, 2015

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

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

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ClassicDiamondHouse.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 15, 2015

    At ClassicDiamondHouse.com we're passionate about diamonds! Because diamonds make up a significant portion of our business, we offer annually a $1,000 scholarship to the student who writes the most compelling essay related to diamonds.

    Research and write an essay of 800 - 1,000 words in length about diamonds. Research and describe how they became a part of popular culture. Indicate all the things that a diamond symbolizes. Pay particular attention to providing supportive sources.

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

    Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 20, 2015

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

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

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

    B. Davis Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

    Ameriquest Traffic Safety Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2015

    Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in our $1,000 scholarship essay competition.

    A solid transportation industry is the backbone of a healthy economy. Without timely, reliable drivers, the economy can slowly grind to a halt, and expenses and living costs can become unaffordable. Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This is not just a problem related to the American transportation industry; a number of European countries are also seeing shortages in their ranks of professional drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers.

    The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?”

    For your essay, take this concept and present your ideas as to how the industry can best market these jobs to young adults and millennials. Tackle the issue from whatever angle you prefer.

  • Rules:
    • Contest is open to any high school senior or student enrolled in college within the United States who is looking to supplement his/her tuition.
    • Participants must nominate themselves by submitting an essay exploring how innovation can help resolve the driver shortage issue.
    • All essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words.
    • All essays must be submitted in PDF or Word format to pmoynahan@ameriquestcorp.com by May 30, 2015 in order to qualify. The winner will be announced by June 30, 2015.
    • Included in your essay, please detail the name of the school you wish to attend, the major you wish to pursue, and any notable achievements.
    • Submissions will be based on work quality, academic excellence, creativity, and expertise.
    For more information, please visit the Ameriquest website.

    Arrow Exterminators Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    Every year Arrow Exterminators like to help a lucky student win funds that can help them with their college expenses. This year we are excited to see your creativity in action! We hope you have fun and learn a little in the process.

    Open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age on or before May 31, 2015, and who are either currently enrolled in a college program or who are a senior graduating from high school.

    Submit an original essay, 300 words or less, in English on the topic – If you could be any type of bug, what would you be and why?

    For more information, please visit the Arrow Exterminators website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

    The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities.

  • Minimum requirements for all American Indian College Fund Full Circle scholarships include:
    • U.S. citizenship
    • Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
    • Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member.
    • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
    • Submission of a completed on-line application
    For more information, please visit the American Indian College Fund website.

    Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

    Rocket 55 Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

    AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AWeber website.

    ProofreadingServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    RevZilla - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Non12StepRehabs.org - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    At Non12StepRehabs.org we're committed to increasing awareness of non 12 step rehab programs because our experience has been that 12 step treatments are ineffective at addressing the underlying problems associated with substance abuse allowing a relapse to occur. There are alternatives that are safe and proven effective. Because this cause is so important to our organization's core belief, we offer annually a $1,000 scholarship to the student who writes the most compelling essay related to our core belief.

    Research and write an essay of 800 - 1,000 words in length on one of the following topics.

  • Choose one topic for your essay:
    • How would you create a more effective war on drugs from both a legislative, legal and political point of view?
    • Explain why you don't abuse illegal or pharmaceutical drugs?
    • Provide your opinion of pharmaceutical drugs being used as student study aids.
    • Describe a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program.
    For more information, please visit the Non 12 Step Rehabs website.

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Blaze Wifi website.

    MedPro Rx Education is Power Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

    As we all know, “Education is Power” and power enables one to achieve the goals that may bring them success. With success comes an opportunity that enables individuals to have choices not necessarily possible without furthering one's education.

    Eligible scholarship applicants include individuals living with hemophilia A, hemophilia B, or von Willebrand Disease. A minimum of 20 scholarships will be awarded ranging in value from $500-$2,500.

  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the following requirements:
    • Must have a bleeding disorder as defined above
    • Must be a United States resident
    • Must be entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school in the fall of 2015
    • Community involvement and/or volunteer work
  • Required Documentation:
    • Completed application with signature
    • Documentation from a physician/nurse of your bleeding disorder
    • Copy of most recent transcript
    • Proof of Admission to the School
    • Proof of School Tuition (this can be found on the college website)
    • Provide a separate document outlining your community involvement and/or volunteer work letter
    • Essay: Choose one of the following questions (no less than 250 words)
      • What are your dreams and aspirations?
      • Tell us what you are most passionate about?
      • How has living with a bleeding disorder affected your life?
      • If you had the power to change something in the world what would it be?
    • One letter of Recommendation or Character Reference
    • Signed Grant and Release form
    For more information, please visit the MedPro Rx website.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Boomtown Internet Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Affiliated Workers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2015

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

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

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

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2015

    Massive open online courses or MOOC's have emerged as a powerful new technology in the education world. Companies like Udacity, Coursera and EDX are offering universal access to quality courses at affordable prices.

    Question: How will MOOC's change the future of education? Are MOOC's just a passing trend or will they become a major threat to traditional higher education?

  • Applicant Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of CenturyLinkQuote.
  • Incoming freshman:
    • Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
    • Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015, who will enroll for Fall 2015 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • 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
    • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    UsBundles.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2015

    We understand every cent counts when it comes to college. That's why we're offering $1000 to the college student who can best write an essay on the following question:

    The Internet is changing the traditional classroom experience. Online technologies are bringing students and teachers more options than ever before. Question: How is digital learning changing the classroom? Give specific examples of how current students or teachers can utilize new technologies to further enhance the classroom experience.

    Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of USBUNDLES.

    Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall semester 2015.

    Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

    For more information, please visit the USBUNDLES website.

    Verizon Infographic Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2015

    Create an Infographic and you could win $1000 toward your tuition.

    What is an Infographic?

    Infographics are graphic visual representations of data, or knowledge, such as a bar chart representing how many hotdogs were consumed at a baseball game. While Infographics have been around for some time, the popularity of the Internet and social media has made them a popular tool for sharing ideas and information virally.

  • Your challenge:
  • Recently students have embraced technology and dramatically changed the way it is used in education. It's no surprise that technology continues to evolve both in and out of the classroom. But what does the future hold?

  • Question: Create an infographic showing how technology is changing for students in education
  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of DEALS.SERVICEBUNDLES.

    Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015, who will enroll for fall 2015 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

    Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between August 1 , 2014 and July 31, 2015.

    For more information, please visit the Verizon Deals.serviceBundles.com website.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2015

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    Protect Your Bed Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

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

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

    AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2015

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Scholarship has been established to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members.

    The applicant must be a current member, son/daughter, step-son/step-daughter, grandchild or step-grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

    • The applicant must submit a resume of not more than 500 words nor less than 200 words about himself/herself. It should include past accomplishments, career and educational goals, and objectives for the future.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (excluding family members) must be signed and dated by writers
    • Authorized copy of his/her most current transcript with accumulative grade average and an explanation of the grading system must be received in a sealed envelope
    • Copy of Ladies Auxiliary member’s current membership card
    • Completed copy of the Application Form
    • Signed copy of the Privacy Act Form

    For more information, please visit the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary website.

    Spokeo Connections Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2015

    Write the best essay and you could win $1,000 towards college!

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university in the Fall of 2015 OR a student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words
  • Select A Topic
    1. Connections - Technology plays a large part in keeping us connected to our friendships and family. What tool or social networking has done the most to keep you in touch? How do you see this evolving in the future?
    2. Data - Open/Big data is used to improve communities and experiences. How would you use big data to improve life on campus? What data sets would you select and what problems or issues would you want to resolve?
    3. Social - We at Spokeo encourage creativity. Select a cause or product (e.g. UNICEF, Dr.Pepper, Spokeo or a film) and tell us how you would uniquely integrate social media to reach the broadest audience possible.

    Upload your essay and transcript right on the site!

    For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

    Create and submit a video relating what you want to tell others about vegetarianism and/or veganism.

    Some possible topics: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, vegetarianism and animal rights, or other vegetarian topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made.

    Aspects of judging include accuracy and judges wanting to share the video with others.

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

    Movers Corp - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

    Share your moving stories for a chance to win $500 scholarship from Movers Corp! Whether you had a smooth, difficult or even funny moving experience, we’d like to hear it from you and award for it! People move all the time and for many reasons, and students are no exception. Everyone has a story and different experience. The main purpose of this scholarship is to help other students to avoid obstacles when relocating to a new residence.

    The winners will be selected based on overall writing ability and the evaluation of tip/advice for students that are planning to move. The minimum requirement is that your story should include at minimum 500 words but not more than 800 words. Here is what we’d like you to cover in your story:

    • Why did you move?
    • Where did you move from?
    • Where did you move to?
    • How did you move (hired a moving company, moved yourself, rented a moving truck and etc.)?
    • How was your experience?
    • What did you learn from your move?
    • What will you do differently next time you move?
    • What is your best tip/advice for students that are planning to move?
  • Eligibility
    • Scholarship is available to all high school, college and university students.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Applicant may not be an associate (employee) of Movers Corp.
    • Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5.
    • Military academies are ineligible.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the Movers Corp website.

    Starfleet Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2015

    All STARFLEET members who have been in STARFLEET for at least one year total prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply for one of five (5) scholarships to help you continue or begin your studies at community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/ certified program.

    All scholarships will be announced at or by the date of STARFLEET's International Conference ("IC"). In 2015, IC is August 21-23, in Niagara Falls, New York.

  • ARTISTIC - Gene Roddenberry Memorial/Sir Patrick Stewart Scholarship for Aspiring Writers & Artists
  • This is for all those studying acting, dance, music, writing, literature, or for skills and training relating to the media, graphic artists, filmmaking, etc.

  • The contents of your COMPLETE application packet should include:
    • The STARFLEET Scholarship Application Form filled out in its entirety.
    • A two-page personal essay addressing the following items in detail: (1) Why are you applying for this scholarship? (2) What STARFLEET activities are you involved in? and (3) In what other extracurricular activities do you participate? (academic, athletic, interscholastic, non STARFLEET interests, career-related, volunteer opportunities, etc...)
    • A brief employment history, if any.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation with signatures from the persons making the recommendation. These can come from teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, academic advisers, professors, employers, community, other volunteer leaders, or STARFLEET leaders (i.e., your CO, section chief, RC, EC member, or other ranking member of the organization). NOTE: You must have one letter of recommendation from a member of STARFLEET in good standing that has achieved the rank of Captain or above.
    • An official copy of your latest transcript.
    For more information, please see the Starfleet website.

    Bay Harbor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 21, 2015

    The Bay Harbor Foundation pursues its mission of improving the quality of life experience in Northern Lower Michigan and meeting the immediate needs of our community through our scholarship program, which was established in 2008 to provide assistance to those who are active in the Bay Harbor community.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Each recipient shall be a person who is employed by a Bay Harbor entity within the Bay Harbor Community or shall be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a person who is so employed as stated in the Program Goals.
    • The applicant must be 17 years old or older.
    • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • The applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, including community and junior colleges, located within the United States.
    • The applicant must be a “Full Time Student” carrying at least 12 credit hours per semester, or equivalent in quarter hours, and in good standing.
    • The applicant must be a person who has demonstrated good moral character and who has not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.
    • The applicant must demonstrate a need for assistance in paying tuition of the college or university he or she is attending after taking into account the other financial assistance available to such person.
    • The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the community in a written essay.
    • Two letters of recommendation are suggested, but not required, to accompany the application, for example one from a resident and one from the applicant’s employer, supporting the nomination of the applicant for a scholar award.
    For more information, please visit the Bay Harbor Foundation website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2015

    For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.

  • Eligibility
    • 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
    • Legal resident of the U.S.
    • Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.
    For more information, please visit the Gen and Kelly Tanabe website.

    Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

    Since the SNPJ Scholarship Program began in 1960, SNPJ has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 5,000 members. Qualified Slovene National Benefit Society members are eligible for tuition assistance for their educational goals, provided they are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school.

    To be eligible for an SNPJ Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:

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    • Be an SNPF member for at least 2 years
    • Have a $5000 minimum permanent life insurance policy in place ($2000 if purchased prior to Jan 1996)
    • Enroll at least part time at an accredited college, university, or trade school
    • Maintain at least 2.5 GPA (out of 4.0)
    • Participate in one SNPJ approved activity annually
    • Attend 1 Young Adult Conference
    For more information, please visit the Slovene National Benefit Society website.

    A Better Chicago - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2015

    As Chicago’s premier architectural, historical and charter cruise company, it’s safe to say we know what makes Chicago so special. From the famed architecture to the world-renowned museums, the jaw-dropping skyline and lake views to the awe-inspiring works of public art, Chicago is “Second City” to none- at least in our hearts.

    But what would make our beloved Windy City even better? That’s where you come in. Chicago Line Cruises is proud to announce that we’re offering a $2,000 scholarship to one U.S. college student.

    Keeping in mind Chicago’s rich architecture, history, and public art works, we want you to answer the question “In an ideal world, what new creation would you contribute to Chicago’s physical and/or cultural landscape?

    We want you to be creative with your answers, so we’re accepting a wide variety of formats for your submission. A written essay, a podcast, an animated video, or even a hand drawing - anything goes! Submissions will be judged on:

    • Creativity of concept/originality of idea
    • Execution/attention to detail
    • Thoroughness
    • Demonstration of your appreciation of Chicago
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current college student enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program
    • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    For more information, please visit the Chicago Line Cruises website.

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 13, 2015

    Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000.

  • Eligibility:
  • Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program and are legal residents of the US, born before 12/31/2000.

    Wells Fargo offers two educational resource programs - one for high school students called “CollegeSTEPS” and one for college students called “Student Education Resources" (collectively referred to as “Resources”). There is one enrollment form for both Resources. You will be automatically assigned to the appropriate Resource based on the information you provide on the enrollment form. Upon completing and submitting the enrollment form during the Promotion Period, you will be automatically entered in the Sweepstakes.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.

    Sonoma County Satellite - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2015

    A recurring biannual scholarship of five hundred ($500.00) will be given to financially assist two students each year with the cost of their education. The scholarship is based on the winner of a written essay. The entry is free.

    Scholarship is available to all current and prospective students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with 9 units or more.

    The scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the scholarship prize recipients college of attendance.

  • How to Apply
  • Write an essay between 300-500 words on one of the following three topics.
    • How has the internet helped you with your education?
    • How has the internet changed the way we communicate?
    • How do you think the internet will change over the next 15 years?
    For more information, please visit the Sonoma County Satellite website.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

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

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

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

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

    • Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing.
    • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
    • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

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

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

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

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

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Zinch? That is the question.

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

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

    The deadline is the 15th of each month.

    For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.

    Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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

    The Brunswick Foundation - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    12 Keys Academic Essay Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the 12 Keys website.
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