Metals & Jewelry Design Scholarships
Brilliance Jewelers - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
At Brilliance, the heart of our success lies in the creativity, curiosity, beauty, and originality in every one of our designs. As such, we want to do our part to help develop the inner designer inside of us all! We are offering one creative student of any discipline (majors in puppetry welcome!) a $1,500 scholarship based on his or her jewelry design abilities.
This opportunity is for any student who has ever dreamed of designing beautiful, unique jewelry. If you are such a student, Brilliance wants to hear from you!
Diamond ring designs will be judged on overall look, creativity, and the design’s inspiration, so we encourage all participants to exercise their ingenuity to the fullest.
Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design Scholarship
The Allesee Metals/Jewelry Scholarship provides scholarship funding of one $5,000/year for students majoring Metals/Jewelry Design, who are in good academic standing, and plan to graduate during the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded. In addition, the recipient’s metals/jewelry work must demonstrate a high level of proficiency and promise. Recipients are selected by the Metals/Jewelry faculty. For more information, please contact the Chairperson of the Metals/Jewelry Program.
Brian Rizzi Memorial Metals/Jewelry Scholarship
Established through the generosity of the Philip Renato family, in honor of Philip Renato’s brother, the Brian Rizzi Memorial Scholarship is made available to a student majoring in the Metals/Jewelry Design Program. Award amounts vary per year. For more information, please contact the Kendall Director of Enrollment Management. Scholarship criteria:
- Majoring in Metals/Jewelry Design
- Cumulative 3.00 grade point average
- Demonstrate excellence in drawing and hands-on fabrication
- Ability to consistently imagine and produce work
- Demonstrate a commitment to the field of Metals/Jewelry design
- Demonstrate financial need
Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship
The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.
- There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
- Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
- Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
- Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
- Students are required to submit portfolios.
- Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
- Fall: September grants, submit June 1-July 31
- Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
- Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
- Summer: June grants, submit March 1-April 30
You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.
For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.
Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 8, 2015The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit (503c), volunteer-managed organization established to:
- Provide scholarships to Korean heritage students,
- Encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and
- Nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.
Our evaluation criteria include:
- Financial need,
- Scholastic achievement,
- Essay, and
- Extracurricular activities (including community service).
- Will be a full time student (undergraduate or graduate) at a school in one of the designated Mideastern region states (Ohio, and Michigan) during the 2015-16 school year.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
- Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
The origin of the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation can be traced back to one of the original objectives contained in the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Charter which is to “Provide and promote recognition and remembrance of those Aviation Ordnancemen who have sacrificed their lives for their country, by supporting the memorial scholarship fund established by the National Association.”
The scholarship has continued to grow both in value and number or recipients each year. During the Association’s National convention in 2005, the general membership voted to establish the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Educational Foundation. The Foundation is a separate entity from the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen and is charged with the administration of the CDR Robert L. Crow Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- REGULAR MEMBER or ASSOCIATE MEMBER, in good standing, of the ASSOCIATION of AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN.
- Dependents or immediate family (brother/sister/grandchildren) of a REGULAR MEMBER or ASSOCIATE MEMBER, in good standing, of the ASSOCIATION of AVIATION ORDNANCEMEN.
- Dependents of a deceased Aviation Ordnancemen of the U. S. Navy or Marine Corps. DD Form-214 or appropriate supporting documentation, that the deceased was an Aviation Ordnancemen, is required.
Freedom from Religion Foundation - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: July 15, 2015
The nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. The Foundation is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) with over 18,000 members.FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest - For College-Bound High School Seniors
Choose from one of two essay topics:
- Young, bold and nonbelieving: Challenges of being a nonbeliever of color - Write from personal perspective about experiences or challenges you face, as a nonbeliever in a religious family or community, and minority within the freethought community. Are there obstacles discouraging diversity within the movement? What do you think could be done to make freethought and nonbelief more attractive to America's nonwhite communities? Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.
- Why I'm Good Without God: Challenges of being a young nonbeliever - Write from personal perspective about your experiences or challenges in the face of persistent stereotypes that atheists and other nonbelievers are not moral. Explain how you're "good without God," why religion is not necessary for morality and may even be counterproductive. What can you or others do to counter negative stereotypes about nonbelievers? Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.
Essay Topic: Proud to be an atheist: Challenging stigmas against nonbelievers - Atheists are one of the most despised minorities, yet statistically are among the most moral segments in the U.S. population. Write a persuasive essay about why nonbelievers should be respected, not stigmatized. Include personal perspective or experiences with religious family, schoolmates or community. Provide supporting arguments (e.g., recent studies, philosophical or historic perspectives) about how freethinkers contribute to society despite widespread vilification. Include at least one paragraph about why you are a nonbeliever.
Essay Topic: Religion and violence: What is to blame for religious terrorism? - Write a persuasive analysis dissecting the common claim that religion cannot be held responsible for violence in its name. For example, President Obama has said of the Islamic State: "They are not religious leaders, they are terrorists. No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism." He also said "no god condones the killing of innocents." Analyze the claim that it's only a handful of extremists who are "perverting" religion who are to blame for the violence, and not religion itself. Provide supporting arguments to back up your position (religious pronouncements such as biblical or Koranic verses, historic or contemporary violence, underlying factors, etc.). Are there solutions to religious terrorism?
Vegetarian Resource Group Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Create and submit a video relating what you want to tell others about vegetarianism and/or veganism.
Some possible topics: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, vegetarianism and animal rights, or other vegetarian topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made.
Aspects of judging include accuracy and judges wanting to share the video with others.For more information, please visit the Vegetarian Resource Group website.
Movers Corp - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Share your moving stories for a chance to win $500 scholarship from Movers Corp! Whether you had a smooth, difficult or even funny moving experience, we’d like to hear it from you and award for it! People move all the time and for many reasons, and students are no exception. Everyone has a story and different experience. The main purpose of this scholarship is to help other students to avoid obstacles when relocating to a new residence.
The winners will be selected based on overall writing ability and the evaluation of tip/advice for students that are planning to move. The minimum requirement is that your story should include at minimum 500 words but not more than 800 words. Here is what we’d like you to cover in your story:
- Why did you move?
- Where did you move from?
- Where did you move to?
- How did you move (hired a moving company, moved yourself, rented a moving truck and etc.)?
- How was your experience?
- What did you learn from your move?
- What will you do differently next time you move?
- What is your best tip/advice for students that are planning to move?
- Scholarship is available to all high school, college and university students.
- Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
- Applicant may not be an associate (employee) of Movers Corp.
- Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5.
- Military academies are ineligible.
- Applicant must be enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer.
- Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university in the United States.
Starfleet Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
All STARFLEET members who have been in STARFLEET for at least one year total prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply for one of five (5) scholarships to help you continue or begin your studies at community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/ certified program.
All scholarships will be announced at or by the date of STARFLEET's International Conference ("IC"). In 2015, IC is August 21-23, in Niagara Falls, New York.
This is for all those studying acting, dance, music, writing, literature, or for skills and training relating to the media, graphic artists, filmmaking, etc.
- The STARFLEET Scholarship Application Form filled out in its entirety.
- A two-page personal essay addressing the following items in detail: (1) Why are you applying for this scholarship? (2) What STARFLEET activities are you involved in? and (3) In what other extracurricular activities do you participate? (academic, athletic, interscholastic, non STARFLEET interests, career-related, volunteer opportunities, etc...)
- A brief employment history, if any.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation with signatures from the persons making the recommendation. These can come from teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, academic advisers, professors, employers, community, other volunteer leaders, or STARFLEET leaders (i.e., your CO, section chief, RC, EC member, or other ranking member of the organization). NOTE: You must have one letter of recommendation from a member of STARFLEET in good standing that has achieved the rank of Captain or above.
- An official copy of your latest transcript.
Lending Tree - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2015
Specifically for high school seniors, the LendingTree scholarship is provided to students who make higher education a top priority in their lives. The scholarship is designed to help those students who believe that getting a college education is worth the money, time, and effort. LendingTree is the nation’s leading online lender exchange, providing a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders. The company provides access to a broad range of financial comparison shopping services.
- 3.5 GPA Minimum
- U.S. Citizen
- High School Senior
- A Fully Completed Application
The following must be submitted in order to be considered for the scholarship:
- A completed application
- Please write an essay that tells why, for you personally, college education is worth the time, energy, and money. The essay must not exceed 200 words. Any essays that go over 200 words will result in a disqualified application.
Bay Harbor Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 21, 2015
The Bay Harbor Foundation pursues its mission of improving the quality of life experience in Northern Lower Michigan and meeting the immediate needs of our community through our scholarship program, which was established in 2008 to provide assistance to those who are active in the Bay Harbor community.
- Each recipient shall be a person who is employed by a Bay Harbor entity within the Bay Harbor Community or shall be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a person who is so employed as stated in the Program Goals.
- The applicant must be 17 years old or older.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- The applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, including community and junior colleges, located within the United States.
- The applicant must be a “Full Time Student” carrying at least 12 credit hours per semester, or equivalent in quarter hours, and in good standing.
- The applicant must be a person who has demonstrated good moral character and who has not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.
- The applicant must demonstrate a need for assistance in paying tuition of the college or university he or she is attending after taking into account the other financial assistance available to such person.
- The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the community in a written essay.
- Two letters of recommendation are suggested, but not required, to accompany the application, for example one from a resident and one from the applicant’s employer, supporting the nomination of the applicant for a scholar award.
American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, or child raised as a member's own child for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years immediately preceding submission of a scholarship application.
For a student to be eligible, their AAST member parent must have been a member in good standing for two years prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year the student is applying. Students can be eligible to apply each year for a total of three scholarships.
- An original, official transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) at an accredited school.
- High school students must submit a final four-year high school transcript. If your transcript does not indicate your grades for all four years of high school, it will not be considered.
- College students must submit a current official college transcript indicating all grades earned through the current year which you are applying.
- A letter of acceptance from an accredited college, state university or community college for the upcoming academic year.
- A typed essay of 500 WORDS entitled "How My Education Will Advance My Career Plans"
- A small photo attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.
TVProviders.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Show your artistic skills and win $1000 for college!
What's your favorite moment in sports? Think of a moment that inspired you or had you celebrating for days. Recreate your favorite in a drawing, painting, short film or design and you could win a scholarship for college!For more information, please visit the TVProviders.com website.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.
- 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
- Legal resident of the U.S.
- Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.
The American Institute of Polish Culture - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2015
The Harriet Irsay Scholarship Fund awards grants to American students, preferably of Polish heritage, who wish to continue their education after high school. With an eye toward the future and the distribution of information regarding Polish culture, history and people, the grants are given to students from a variety of majors and academic disciplines.
- Completed application;
- Original school transcripts, sent directly from the school;
- Detailed resume or CV;
- An essay “Why should I receive the scholarship” (200-400 words);
- An original article written by the applicant (up to 700 words) on any subject about Poland;
- Three original recommendation letters from teachers or others who are familiar with the academic background and the applicant’s plans for the future. These letters must be originals on letterhead stationery, signed and mailed by faculty directly to the Institute. No copies, faxes or unsigned letters will be accepted.
- $10.00 check or money order as a non-refundable processing fee.
Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Our Mission and Vision are met by the value we place in five Guiding Principles. One of these principles is Enrichment. We understand that in order to perform at our best, we must always seek to learn and grow, while using our knowledge to assist and empower others.
In acknowledgement of our Guiding Principle of Enrichment, Matrix Health Group companies offers nine (9) $1000 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorders, and in the case of three of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply.
Awards are based on criteria including, but not limited to academic merit, reference letters and essay. A Scholarship Committee will review the applications and decide to whom the scholarships will be awarded. Applicants are not required to be past, current or future customers of Matrix Health Group or its companies.
For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.Click on "What We Offer" and drop down to "Scholarship Program".
Storage.com - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: August 1, 2015
At Storage.com, we didn’t want to restrict our scholarship contest to just one group, so we created two categories of applicants:
- current high school seniors who will be enrolled at a college or university in the fall of 2015
- current college students who were enrolled at a college or university in the spring of 2015 and will be again in the fall of 2015 (pre-graduate or post-graduate studies)
Higher education is an investment in the future, but anything to make the financial impact of paying for college easier in the present will help. Storage.com is excited to see the creative answers that are submitted in the scholarship essay contest and looks forward to providing two students with $2,500 to help pay for education.
- Student submissions must answer the question: “College is full of new experiences and great opportunities. What do you hope to fill your college experience with?”
- Essays must be the sole original work of the applicant.
- Essays must be no shorter than 250 words, and no longer than 500 words. Optional videos must be no longer than 15 seconds.
- Winning applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to receive their scholarship.
- Scholarship money will go toward tuition fees at school of enrollment.
- Answers that include illegal activity will be automatically disqualified.
Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Since the SNPJ Scholarship Program began in 1960, SNPJ has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 5,000 members. Qualified Slovene National Benefit Society members are eligible for tuition assistance for their educational goals, provided they are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school.
To be eligible for an SNPJ Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:
- Be an SNPF member for at least 2 years
- Have a $5000 minimum permanent life insurance policy in place ($2000 if purchased prior to Jan 1996)
- Enroll at least part time at an accredited college, university, or trade school
- Maintain at least 2.5 GPA (out of 4.0)
- Participate in one SNPJ approved activity annually
- Attend 1 Young Adult Conference
A Better Chicago - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
As Chicago’s premier architectural, historical and charter cruise company, it’s safe to say we know what makes Chicago so special. From the famed architecture to the world-renowned museums, the jaw-dropping skyline and lake views to the awe-inspiring works of public art, Chicago is “Second City” to none- at least in our hearts.
But what would make our beloved Windy City even better? That’s where you come in. Chicago Line Cruises is proud to announce that we’re offering a $2,000 scholarship to one U.S. college student.
Keeping in mind Chicago’s rich architecture, history, and public art works, we want you to answer the question “In an ideal world, what new creation would you contribute to Chicago’s physical and/or cultural landscape?”
We want you to be creative with your answers, so we’re accepting a wide variety of formats for your submission. A written essay, a podcast, an animated video, or even a hand drawing - anything goes! Submissions will be judged on:
- Creativity of concept/originality of idea
- Execution/attention to detail
- Demonstration of your appreciation of Chicago
- Must be a current college student enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program
- Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2015
In 2015, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semseter), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.
- must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
- must be a mother, with minor children
- must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree.
- must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2015-2016 academic year.
- must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)
Wholesale Halloween Costumes - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 12, 2015
Use your creative abilities to earn scholarship money. You could win $500 to put toward your college expenses. The winner of our WHC scholarship contest will have their submission featured on our Facebook page and our blog. Use your imagination while following the rules outlined below and you could be our scholarship winner.
The Wholesale Halloween Costumes Scholarship is offered to part time and full time college students. One applicant will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship award. Our goal is to contribute to higher education and learning by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.
Show of your imagination and humor by creating a MEME for WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com. Choose a product image from our website and add some witty text to that image to make us laugh and laugh and laugh. Entries will be judged on overall quality, originality and creativity. Good Luck!
What is a MEME? A MEME is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users. For the purpose of this scholarship, just stick with a humorous product image with text on it.For more information, please visit the Wholesale Halloween Costumes 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.
Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program and are legal residents of the US, born before 12/31/2000.
Wells Fargo offers two educational resource programs - one for high school students called “CollegeSTEPS” and one for college students called “Student Education Resources" (collectively referred to as “Resources”). There is one enrollment form for both Resources. You will be automatically assigned to the appropriate Resource based on the information you provide on the enrollment form. Upon completing and submitting the enrollment form during the Promotion Period, you will be automatically entered in the Sweepstakes.For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.
A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 19, 2015
For 30 years the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America have been able to award scholarships to deserving students because of the A. E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund. The A.E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund was formed in 1978 to honor Bob Friedman on the occasion of his fortieth anniversary as legal counsel for the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. He served in that capacity until 1981.
- Must be nominated by an active PDCA member in good standing.
- Must at a high school senior or college age student.
- Must be no more than 26 years of age.
- Must pledge to use any scholarship award granted toward vocational, college or post-college studies.
- Are not required to be a member of the PDCA, related to a PDCA member or an employee of a PDCA member, or to have any other connection with the PDCA.
The nomination must set forth the name, address, age and telephone number of the candidate, the level of schooling to which the award will be applied (i.e., college, graduate school), and the name of the school or institution, if known, where he or she has been accepted or enrolled. The communication must also contain a statement of the general qualifications of the applicant. The nominating party should emphasize any facts that he or she feels might enlighten and inform the Trustees relative to the individual nominated.
The Trustees will make annual awards based upon character, financial need, and upon full or part-time attendance in an accredited junior college, college, university or post-graduate institution. The Trustees reserve the right to investigate and verify any information or data submitted by the candidate.
PDCA members will be limited to nominating two (2) students per year.For more information, please visit the PDCA website.
Sonoma County Satellite - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2015
A recurring biannual scholarship of five hundred ($500.00) will be given to financially assist two students each year with the cost of their education. The scholarship is based on the winner of a written essay. The entry is free.
Scholarship is available to all current and prospective students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with 9 units or more.
The scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the scholarship prize recipients college of attendance.
- How has the internet helped you with your education?
- How has the internet changed the way we communicate?
- How do you think the internet will change over the next 15 years?
Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2015
This is your chance to have YOUR art on the cover of Creative Outlook Magazine – a nationally circulated art publication. Submit your artwork and share, tweet, blog, post, scream it from the mountain tops … and do whatever it takes to get the most votes.
The top 10 entries based on the most votes will enter our finalist Portfolio Review with the winner chosen by our panel of art professionals.
- There is no entry fee.
- For current college & high school students.
- Only original artwork created by the submitting artist.
- All visual and creative art mediums and styles accepted (painting, drawings, fashion, photography, digital, sculpture, culinary arts, etc).
- Image Size: 72 DPI, Maximum Width of 700px, Maximum Height of 1000px.
- Limit 5 images per applicant.
One of our student has won the COVER in the past along with the scholarship!For more information, please visit the Creative Outlook Magazine website.
VFW Post 5855 Veteran’s Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 15, 2015
VFW Post 5855 provides scholarships to veterans seeking to advance their education. These scholarships are unrestricted and may be used for any education expense.
- Applicant must be a combat veteran and have been awarded a campaign medal or expeditionary medal
- Must be a current member of a veterans service organization (VSO)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. If no post-secondary GPA has been established then high school GPA will be used. Otherwise GPA will be from the post-secondary institution
- Must be attending a university, college or trade school in the state of Michigan
Submit an essay of no more than 600 words outlining why you joined the military, how it affected your life, what you plan to do after graduation and how this scholarship will affect your ability to achieve those plans.For more information, please visit the VFW Post 5855 website.
CoffeeForLess.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2015
CoffeeForLess.com is the subsidiary of Coffee Serv Inc., founded by Jack and Lynn Kirshner. CoffeeForLess.com is an online coffee retailer that carries a wide variety of coffee products and Keurig K-cups. With 25 years as a business leader in Philadelphia, we at CoffeeForLess.com know that tough times do not just hit the banks. They hit us all, but we must never lose sight of our biggest investment in the future: the next generation of scholars and entrepreneurs. We at CoffeeForLess.com are introducing the semi-annual “Hit The Books Scholarship” as our way of helping the future leaders of the business world meet their educational goals.
Eligible students will be aged 18-25 and enrolled in an accredited college or university.* Candidates will have the opportunity to compete once in January and again in September for the scholarship, but will only be eligible to win the scholarship once. The “Hit The Books Scholarship” will award one student up to $500 dollars to be used for educational books and materials.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates should submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the students’ goals. Bonus points will be awarded to those students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.For more information, please visit the CoffeeForLess.com website.
JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Giveaway - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2015
The JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Giveaway gives both undergrad and graduate students a chance to win $1,000. Create content for our corporate blog for a chance to win $1,000 toward your college tuition! Put your skills to the test and get some professional experience under your belt.
If your content is accepted and posted on our blog, you are entered into the contest! The most informative and engaging post of the year will be awarded the scholarship, so it is important that your content is creative, professional and interesting.
Applicants choose from a list of industries that the company serves, and develop an informative and creative blog post, slideshow, video or infographic focusing on that topic. Selected entries will be posted on the company’s blog (a great addition to your professional resume!), and you'll be entered for a chance to win.For more information, please visit the JW Surety Bonds website.
Shout It Out Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.
Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!
Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.
- Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
- Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
- Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 7, 2015
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?For more information, please visit the AES Engineering Solutions website.
Interior Deluxe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult.
Interior-Deluxe.com, known for his vast collection of luxury lighting and modern light fixtures, believes in giving our youth a chance, that's why we're offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer four questions that are open-ended yet thought-provoking.
Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.For more information, please visit the Interior Deluxe website.
Tungsten Rings & Co - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2015
TungstenRingsCo.com is the leading retailer of high quality tungsten rings and wedding rings in cobalt chrome, ceramic and titanium. Tungsten Rings & Co. is proud to offer scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. Our needs based scholarship rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams. At Tungsten Rings & Co., we understand the financial difficulties students are facing today and we would like to help.
To apply, please answer four personal questions. The submission with the most thought provoking, and well-written, judged by our executive team, will be awarded as the recipient.For more information, please visit the Tungsten Rings website.
American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week Photography Contest - Outside Competition
Deadline: October 16, 2015
AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2015.
The photography contest is open to interested persons of any age. You must be a resident of the United States or an international member of an AGI International Affiliate Society to enter.
The photography theme for this year is: "Visualizing Earth Systems."
Geoscientists study our planet’s geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). These spheres — or Earth systems — continually affect and influence one another. Photography is an important medium for representing Earth systems. With a camera, you can capture evidence of the dynamic impact of change processes in your home, neighborhood, school, workplace, or local public spaces. In a photo, show at least one Earth system affecting another Earth system in your community.
The photography contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:
- One photograph focusing on the topic "Visualizing Earth Systems" Each photograph must be original, authentic, unpublished, taken or created by the entrant, the sole property and work of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
- Your personal information and a brief one- to two-sentence caption in English explaining your entry (exact location featured in entry photo, natural feature displayed in photo, when photo was taken). This information should be sent in an email along with your photograph.
- A completed and signed entry form.
For more information, please visit the Earth Science Week website.
YoungArts National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 16, 2015
YoungArts is now accepting applications for their 2016 program. You can apply for your chance to win cash awards up to $10,000, take Master Classes with world-renowned artists, perform in the most prestigious venues in the country, be nominated as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, get significant access to scholarships, and achieve national recognition.
- You have to be 15-18 years old or a high school student in grades 10-12, in the US.
- Prepare your portfolio according to the guidelines.
- Complete the application form online.
- Pay the $35 non-refundable fee or get it waived.
Applications are accepted in the areas of Cinematic Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing.
For more information, please visit the YoungArts website.
Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award
Deadline: October 23, 2015
Ayn Rand’s novels contain many elements that appeal to young readers. They are inspiring and exciting stories with heroic characters fighting for their ideals. The novels portray events of profound, timeless significance, challenging readers to decide not just what will happen to particular characters, but what their own lives and the world should be like.
The current contest is open to 12th graders, college undergraduates, and graduate students, with the top prize being $20,000!
- At his trial, Hank Rearden declares: “The public good be damned, I will have no part of it!” What does he mean? How does this issue relate to the novel’s theme?
- Who is John Galt?
- What is the meaning of money to Francisco d’Anconia? To James Taggart? How do these characters’ views on money relate to the events of the story?
- No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
- Entrant must be a 12th Grader, College Undergraduate or Graduate Student.
- Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced.
- One entry per student.
- Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by October 23, 2015, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific standard time.
- Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third-party rights or intellectual property of any person, company or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify the Ayn Rand Institute for any claim, demand, judgment or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
- Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via email and/or by mail by December 23, 2015.
- Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.
For more information, please visit the Ayn Rand Novels website and click on the Atlas Shrugged link.
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Each year, nearly 38,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
The essay theme for 2015-2016 is: “MY VISION FOR AMERICA”
The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Nov. 1 deadline, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible.
- Complete the Voice of Democracy entry form.
- Record your original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. One student per CD or flash drive. No music, singing, poetry or sound effects are allowed.
- Individual students may submit their entry directly to the Post. This VFW Post should be within your local area and within your U.S. state of residence. If a qualified student is attending school overseas, please email kharmer@ vfw.org for additional instructions.
- Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest
- Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.
- Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.
Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2015
Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you— who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. The program begins on the club level, where award amounts vary. Club recipients become eligible to receive region-level awards, which are granted through Soroptimist’s 28 geographic regions. Currently, each Soroptimist region grants one first place award for $5,000.
- Provide the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
- Have financial need.
- Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
- Are motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
- Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela)
- Have not previously been the recipient of a Live Your Dream Awards (formerly called the Women’s Opportunity Award)
- Do not have a graduate degree.
- Are not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2015
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12.
The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You" All essays should be about 1,000 words, neat, and legible (double spaced, typed preferred). Essays will be judged on originality, scholarship (including works cited) and presentation (including grammar and spelling).
Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place.
The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2015-2016 academic year, or homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. A previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.For more information, please visit the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund website.
Bowl.com - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Are you a bowler? One of the great benefits of USBC Youth membership is the chance to earn college scholarships so you can pursue your dreams. Did you know more than $6 million in scholarship money is offered each season by bowling associations and councils, certified tournaments and proprietors throughout the United States?
Both high school and current college students may apply for scholarships. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000 per year.For more information, please visit the Bowl.com website.
Insurance Providers Look Twice Save A Life Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2015
InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.
The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.
- Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
- Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to filling out the application.
- Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.
- Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
- Student must have a valid driver’s license.
Griswold Home Care - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Griswold Home Care is a mission-driven home care services company headquartered just outside of Philadelphia that celebrates, educates, and advocates the choice to remain independent at home. Griswold Home Care was founded by Jean Griswold, wife of a Presbyterian Minister, in 1982 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and seeing the need for quality care in her community. Jean’s mission of affordable care for all continues to spread today.
In honor of Jean’s vision, Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to a qualified student pursing a bachelor’s, associate’s, or graduate degree at an accredited college or university.
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Offers.com Savvy Saver Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 13, 2015
Offers.com knows how important it is for college students to keep a close eye on their spending. It's tough to eat Ramen all week so you have enough money to go out on Saturday night. We want to know how students learned to be smart with their money. The student with the best essay on the topic will receive a $2,500 scholarship. No purchase is necessary to participate.
Savvy Saver Scholarship 2015 Topic: Write a tweet about the best way to save money as a college student, followed by a short essay (400-600 words) explaining your tweet. Provide examples to support your answer. (400-600 words)
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- At least 18 years old
- Attending college at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States
- One entry per applicant
Foreclosure.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Foreclosure.com has issued $45,000 in scholarship money to 25 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate/housing in particular, which can be used to help turnaround the market.
Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay. Freshman entering Fall 2015 are eligible once they have received a student ID number.
Essay Topic: Several years ago, the real estate and mortgage meltdown had a crushing impact on the United States economy that also negatively affected countless families nationwide. Today, the situation has significantly improved, with 'boomerang buyers' recovering and getting back into the market. Looking back, what lessons did we learn from the collapse, what is/are the silver lining(s) and how are real estate buyers today benefiting from those past mistakes? 800 - 2000 wordsFor more information, please visit the Foreclosure.com website.
CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Some people treat their cars like their children. They carefully wash and wax them, make certain not to park too close to other vehicles to avoid scratches and dents and tuck them into their garage at night. Many protect their vehicles with car covers, garage or not. These car owners do everything they can to make their vehicles last forever. While most cars in the US are on the road for an average of 11.4 years, there are ways of extending your car’s life, so that it still runs great many more years after your purchase.
Some people obsessively keep their cars clean, while others take their cars to the shop every time they hear a strange noise or think something has gone wrong. Those with expensive cars may even get a cheaper car for their daily driving and only drive their luxury vehicle on special occasions. We’re looking for your thoughts on the best ways to make a car last forever.
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.For more information, please visit the CarCovers.com website.
Jay Kennedy Cartooning Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2015
The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world's leading cartoonists.
Applicants must be students at a 4-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.
Along with a completed entry form, applicants are required to send 8 samples of their own cartooning artwork (copies only); noting if and where the work has been published, either in print or on the web. DO NOT send original artwork.For more information, please visit the National Cartoonists Society Foundation website.
Mark A Forester Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 21, 2015
Rocky Mountain Mattress Company proudly contributes to The Mark Forester Foundation scholarship fund and is now holding an essay contest; the contest winner will receive a $1000 scholarship in the name of The Mark Forester Foundation.
Senior Airman, Mark A. Forester was killed September 29th, 2010 in Afghanistan while risking his life to save a fallen comrade. Mark died serving his country, family and friends. He had courage and honor and gave selfless sacrifice. He embodied everything a hero is. This is why Rocky Mountain Mattress would like to give a scholarship to students in his honor.
Any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the winter semester of 2015, can apply for the Mark A. Forester scholarship.
To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how you go about honoring America's military heroes. You can simply send the essay, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information, please visit the Rocky Mountain Mattress website.
Global English Editing - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Global English Editing awards one $1000 scholarship each year to a student in the United States who intends to make a positive contribution to the country’s future.
Today’s college students have the ability to seamlessly navigate the 21st century better than any previous generation. The world is shrinking, with globalization, speed of light communication and unprecedented access to knowledge via the Internet tearing down barriers to individual and community advancement. With a pocket-sized smartphone that would have been considered a supercomputer 40 years ago, a young person can turn the world on its head and take selfies all at the same time.
- Currently enrolled at an accredited university in the United States.
- A citizen of the United States, or have a valid green card.
- International students studying in the United States are eligible, but they will have to demonstrate their intention to stay in the country after graduation and see through their change-making agenda.
- Students must outline in 200 words or less how they intend to change America after finishing their degree.
AFSCME Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million active and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.
Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be a graduating high school senior.
- Be a daughter, son or financially dependent grandchild of an active or retired, full dues-paying AFSCME member.
- At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution.
- Have taken the SAT or the ACT.
Best Price Nutrition - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Best Price Nutrition is offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2016 school year. If any alumni wins this scholarship, $1,000 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from. As a bonus, the winner will also receive $250 in supplements from Empyrean Nutrition.
Fill out a survey which has questions related to your health and fitness goals in life. Also answer the last essay question in the survey with 750 words or less. Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as content.Eligibility for Payout
- Currently residing in the United States.
- All eligible participants must be a currently enrolled full-time in college or an alumni
ABWA Education Fund - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: December 31, 2015
The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
Since its creation in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF) has offered support for women by opening doors that grant them greater access to higher education. Over the years, the ABWA has awarded over $17 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 women in the United States and today, the organization is regarded as one of the most respected national grant scholarship programs in the country. The longstanding success of the ABWA has been made possible by generous contributions from organization partners. The ABWA has a passion for moving women forward in education and business, empowering women through its scholarship fund.
Below you find links to 7 different webpages. You must apply for each of these separately. You can apply for one, or you can apply for all of them. Please click on the links to go to each partner's webpage.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be female students currently enrolled in college.
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Expected Year of Graduation
- Phone Number
- Brief Bio About Yourself (please limit to 150 words or less)
Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future. Even though many people have been through the college experience, every generation faces unique challenges. We want to know yours.
Whether you’re already in college or planning to go, what’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how it can be addressed? In 250 words or less, tell us what you think.
- Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
- Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
- Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Charles Shafae’ Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 18, 2016
The Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund awards a $1000 scholarship each year to the winner of the Papercheck Essay Contest. The Papercheck Essay Contest is open to students of all majors.
To qualify for entry, participants must meet the following criteria:
- be enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- be enrolled at the undergraduate level (have taken or are taking an undergraduate course) taking at least 12 credits per semester
- be a legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa
- carry a status of “Good Standing”
- maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.2
Increasing numbers of colleges and universities are offering not only individual courses but also entire degree programs online. Many educators, however, are concerned that online programs do not provide the same quality of education as an on-campus education provided in a classroom setting. They state that online classes deprive students of the invaluable experience of collaborating and working with other students. Academic honesty is also an issue in evaluating online courses and coursework. Proponents argue that an online education offers convenience and flexibility, enabling access to students who might not otherwise be able to earn a degree and complete their education. In your opinion, should colleges and universities offer degrees entirely online? Why or why not? Please discuss the issues around the question and the pros and cons.For more information, please visit the Papercheck website.
Proof-Reading.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 23, 2016
The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program awards one $1,500 scholarship each year. This year's winner will be announced on February 23, 2016.
- attend classes at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- take a minimum of 12 semester units (you must be a full-time student)
- be a legal resident of the U.S. or provide a valid green card
- maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5
As the number of those in need in America increases, the needs of charities that provide food, shelter, clothes, and healthcare also increase. This has driven many philanthropic individuals and institutions to reflect on where to put forth their efforts. Please discuss what causes you think organizations and individuals should support and why.For more information, please visit the Proof-Reading.com website.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund's (HSF) mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. We deliver a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities. HSF supports a successful path for Latinos to attain a college degree - creating an increasingly valuable asset for a stronger, more competitive America in the 21st century. Celebrating its 35th year, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded over $300M, resulting in close to 100,000 scholarships to students in need.Please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website for more information on numerous applications. Deadline dates vary.
Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
- Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date.
- Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.
- If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses.
- Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
- Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing.
- The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
- The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
- The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.
For more information, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.
Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!
Each AmeriCorps member who successfully completes a term of AmeriCorps service will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award*. You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. You have up to seven years after your term of service has ended to claim the award.
The amount of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant. Since the maximum amount of Pell grants can change from year to year, so can the dollar amounts of education awards. (For terms of service that were approved using 2012 funds, the amount of a full-time education award was $5,550; awards for part-time terms of service are pro-rated based on the amount of a full-time award.)For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.
Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship
- Were you in foster care after your 14th birthday or,
- Were you adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday?
- Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
- Are you attending an accredited college or vocational program?
- Are you under the age of 21?
- Are you a Michigan resident?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible for funding to help with your educational expenses! The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) can pay for tuition, loans, rent, school supplies, computers, health care, and much more!
Eligible Amounts: Full Time students will be eligible for up to $2,000 per term and Part Time students will be eligible for up to $1,000 a term (while funding is available).
For more information, please visit the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan website or call the ETV office toll free at 1-877-660-METV (6388).
DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships
We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change.
Many different scholarships are offered to students 25 years old and under with different deadline dates.
For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org website.
HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship
In addition to being a Cheap Lodging provider, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That’s why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. We at Hotelscheap understand that financing your education can be difficult; as a result we would like to lend a hand.
To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our Headquarters management team will be considered finalists.
- What extra-curricular activities are you involved in? Describe how these activities contribute to your college education and how they make you a better person. (Response should be 300–500 words long.) Question 2
- What are your goals in life? Describe steps you will take to achieve your goals and ambitions. (Response should be 300–500 words long.) Question 3
- As an online travel company who specializes in selling discount hotels, we appreciate well written articles about travel and tourism. Write a 700 word travel-guide style article listing the Top 5 Things To Do in your favorite vacation destination. Question 4
- Do you have a special family circumstance affecting your need for financial assistance?
Fall scholarship deadline = October 15
Spring Scholarship deadline = April 15
Zinch.com - Outside Scholarships
What is Zinch? That is the question.
We hook students up with scholarships. Based on our comprehensive student profile, we can match students to any scholarship out there. Students tell us who they are...and we hook them up with scholarships that matter. Get personalized matches to over $1.9 billion in scholarships.To complete your on-line profile, please visit the zinch.com website.
Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships
Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.
We've been around for over 15 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider. We not only find scholarships but offer our members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.To create an on-line profile, please visit the Fastweb.com website.
Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships
We believe in simplifying the scholarship search process and in helping students find scholarships to pay for college and grad school.
We provide a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background.
Get unlimited access to our scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.To create an on-line profile, please visit the scholarshipexperts.com website.
1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year.
- Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
- Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
- Age sixteen (16) years or older
- Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
- There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
Minted Design - Outside Scholarship
Minted is a design community founded on meritocratic principles. We believe that artists should have opportunity based on the quality of their work, not who they know, where they live, or what hours of the day they like to work.
At Minted, all that matters is good design. Our professional design challenges rely on the wisdom of the crowd - designers, customers, the Minted team, and fans - to vote for their favorite designs. In addition to cash prizes and a 6% commission on sales of their designs on Minted.com, our winners are promoted on blogs, in our ads, and in national magazines. They hold contests/challenges throughout the year.For more information, please visit the Minted website.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships
The first Common Knowledge Scholarship was created in January 2000 for high school students in Norway, Michigan. Unlike traditional scholarship programs, the competition was designed to reward students who had well-rounded, practical knowledge, not just the strongest academic performers. The success of this first competition led to the creation of the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) in 2001.
Administered at the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. The National Nursing Scholarship, the Bible Scholarship, and the CKSF Movie Scholarship are just a few of the scholarships that helped fuel CKSF's growth. With new, exciting scholarship quizzes being announced each month, more and more students, parents, and scholarship coordinators began to recognize CKSF as a unique, fun, and legitimate scholarship provider.
CKSF scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of the competition win. There are no essays or long applications to complete and a single CKSF registration is good from high school all the way through college and graduate school.
- All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
- Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies
- Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register
- Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy
- Results are always accessible from our homepage
- Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win
- Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500
- CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.
Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition
Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to high school students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.
The deadline is the 15th of each month.For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.
Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships
The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.
There are multiple scholarships available. One of them is an art related scholarship.
Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:
- Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
- Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
- Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
- Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
- Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.
- Minimum 16 years of age
- Applicant need not be enrolled in school
- Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
- A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
- A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.
ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships
ScholarshipPoints is a point based reward program for students (we call them scholarship points) that awards over $100,000 in scholarships to high school and college students each year. It’s free, it’s fun and can help you pay tuition, what more do you need to know?
Earn scholarship points for completing activities like: quizzes, reading blogs, playing games, surfing the web, taking opinion surveys and more. Stuff you're already doing online!
We had a winner this year!For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.
1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship
OBJECTIVE: To assist dependents of deceased or 100% permanently disabled veterans of service with the 1st Marine Division in furthering their education towards a bachelor's degree.
POLICY: Grants of up to $1,750 per academic year are awarded to full time, undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college, university, or higher technical trade school, up to a maximum of four years. Neither graduate study requests nor applications at the high school or prep school level are accepted. Payments are made directly to the educational institution.
ELIGIBILITY: Limited to dependents of honorably discharged veterans, now deceased from any cause or totally and permanently disabled, who served in a unit that was part of, attached to, or operating in support of, the 1st Marine Division. Beneficiaries who marry before completion of the course, or who fail to complete an academic year for reasons other than scholastic, must reapply before benefits may be resumed.
INSTRUCTIONS: In order to verify the 1st Marine Division related period of service of the deceased or 100% and permanently disabled veteran sponsor, please complete the Standard Form 180 (or get more info first) and mail directly to the National Personnel Records Center, GSA (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132. When a veteran sponsor's DD214 is locally available and indicates 1st Marine Division service, return a copy with this instruction sheet. That will expedite processing of this application.
- An official copy of the death certificate of the applicant's sponsor under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics or:
- An Affidavit from the Veteran's Administration attesting to the 100% and permanent disability of the applicant's sponsor. Failure to state both 100% and permanent will result on rejection of the application.
- A official copy of the applicant's birth certificate under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics.
- The name, address and telephone number of the applicant's parent, guardian, or whoever stands in loco parentis.
- The name of the college, university or higher technical trade school which the applicant attends or plans to attend and the anticipated graduation date.
- The name of the high school in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
- A statement indicating that the applicant will either live on campus or daily commute to school from a specified home address.
- Recent photograph of the applicant.
- The applicant's Social Security Number and telephone number.
- A letter from the prospective scholar describing goals and aspirations.
Upon receipt of the foregoing by this office, the applicant will be further advised.For more information, please visit the 1st Marines Division website. Please scroll to the bottom.
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award
The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to certain children of veterans. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student’s enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year.
- Must be older than 16 and less than 26 years of age.
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
- Must have been Michigan residents for the 12 months prior to application.
- Must be the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. Stepchildren of the veteran are not eligible.
- The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering military service and must not have later resided outside of Michigan for more than two years; or the veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service.
- Must enroll at least half time at an approved Michigan community college, public university or independent, degree-granting college or university.
- Not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury or death.
- For renewal, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25.
- Must not be in default on Federal/State student loan.
- Have been killed in action or died from another cause while serving in a war or war condition in which the United States of America was or is participating; or,
- Have died or become totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; or,
- Have been totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury prior to death and has now died; or,
- Be listed as MIA (missing in action) in a foreign country as determined by the U.S. government. For more information, please visit the State of Michigan website.
Unigo - Outside Scholarships
Do you always find yourself doodling on your notes? Do you find it easier to express your thoughts through paintings or drawings instead of words? If so, there could be money for college waiting for you!
For those interested in a degree in art, there are several scholarship opportunities to help pay for college. Art majors encompass a wide range of different mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, design and even performing arts such as theatre, dance, and music. Whatever you have a passion for, start your search for college money with this directory of scholarships for art majors.
Sign up for a free account and get instant access to scholarships that are tailored to you.For more information, please visit the Unigo website.