Photography Scholarships

Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: February 15, 2015

The Stanfield Scholarships Program is funded by a trust created by Mrs. Marion Barr Stanfield for Unitarian Universalists studying the fields of art and law. Mrs. Stanfield stated that the Stanfield Scholarship committee should take into consideration, "Not only the intellectual attainments and potentialities of the beneficiaries but that they consider whether in character and constructive spiritual philosophy the beneficiaries are most likely to use their legal training and their training in art for the betterment of humankind."

The Marion Barr Stanfield and the Pauly D'Orlando Art Scholarships are for either graduate or undergraduate Unitarian Universalist students preparing for a career in fine arts. The terms of the trust limit eligibility to those in the study of painting, drawing, photography, and/or sculpture.

For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website.

Lowell Arts Council - West Michigan Regional Art Competition - Outside Award

Deadline: February 21, 2015

The 29th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition (February 26 - April 15, 2015) highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists. This year's competition is juried by Jon McDonald, Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University. Artwork is selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in a 15 county region. A total of $2,000 in cash awards are presented in five categories.

  • Open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older.
  • Artists must currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
  • Only original artwork completed within the past two years is eligible. Ineligible work includes artwork previously exhibited at LowellArts! or previously accepted into the West Michigan Regional Competition.

There is a non-refundable entry fee (total) of $30 for LowellArts! members and $40 for non-members. Each artist may submit up to two entries.

For more information, please visit the Lowell Arts Council website.

National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: March 2, 2015

Founded in 1946, The NPPA continues to attract the best in news photography, video and multimedia. It is this professional diversity that sets the NPPA apart from other organizations.

NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
    • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
    • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
    • Explain financial need.
    • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows your work is required.
    For more information, please visit the National Press Photographers Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2015

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist for foodservice industry print and online publications
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with foodservice accounts
    • Consultant and freelance writer providing marketing communications services for clients in foodservice
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to restaurants, school foodservice and other foodservice outlets

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2015, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2015 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2016.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What do you believe are the most significant problems facing the foodservice industry today, and as a foodservice communications professional, what solution(s) would you recommend? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council 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.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2015

    A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of industry leaders and innovators. We offer scholarships to today’s brightest students at universities, colleges, and/or vocational/technical schools in the United States. Awards range from $2,000 - $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student.

    Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in: Design/Graphics, Photo/Journalism, Industrial Design
      Scholarship qualifications:
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college, or vocational/technical program in the United States.
    • Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field.
    • Must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours from a 2-year community college or vocational/technical program or 50 credits hours from a 4-year college or university.
    • Must remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester following the award.
    • NOTE: High school seniors are NOT eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the SEMA website.

    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.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • 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.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • 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.

    General Scholarships

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

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

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

    Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    In honor of Naomi Winston, an annual scholarship has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success.

    The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. The funds are not for college tuition, housing or travel.

    The maximum amount awarded to an applicant is $5,000.

    For more information, please visit the National Society of Arts and Letters website.

    Islamic Society of North America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    The Islamic Society of North America is pleased to announce scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States:

    Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship: Given his strong belief in the value education, Dr. Shakir arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support freshmen students in their first year of higher education. 20 students will be awarded $1000 each in any field of study. Awards based on academic achievement, leadership experience and volunteer service. The objective is to help students achieve and succeed by receiving aid financially.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Entering Freshman year in college (current high school senior)
    • American Citizenship or Permanent Residency
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Write an one page essay: Describe your commitment to leadership, scholarship and Islam.
    For more information, please visit the ISNA website.

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2015

    The International Association of Fire Fighters presents awards annually to the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters who have died in the line of duty to attend a university, accredited college or school of higher learning in the United States or Canada.

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

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

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2015

    The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of continuing education and to altruistic activities that make a positive difference in the world community. They prepare their members to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. More than 80 years later, ESA continues to meet this original goal through the educational, leadership, and service programs that were born through the organization’s commitment to making a positive difference for its members and the causes they support.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Applicant must be one of the following:
    • A senior high school student who will be an incoming college freshman student with a minimum non-weighted cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, OR a minimum score of ACT 22 OR SAT [verbal / critical reading and math] 1030 OR GPA designated by specific endowment;
    • A College student presently enrolled in an accredited college / university who has maintained a “B” average [3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale] during his / her college career OR GPA designated by specific scholarship;
    • A College student applying for graduate scholarship must have GPA of 3.50 on 4.00 scale or higher and enrolled in a US accredited college / university;
    • A student returning to accredited college / university after period of absence from school must have at least a GPA of 3.00 on 4.00 scale;
    • Enrolled for training in a technical school or any person returning to school after an absence to retrain job skills or obtain a degree. [Post secondary students at any educational level];
    • On-line credit tuition when obtained through an Accredited College / University / Vocational school or an accredited program by an accredited agency.

    For more information on the more than 40 scholarships offered, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Economic Club of Grand Rapids - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 3, 2015

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

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Students enrolled in high school may submit one original essay.
    • Essays must be emailed to the Economic Club at: essay@econclub.net by deadline date.
    • Each entry is required to have a title page containing name, email address and mailing address of the entrant, the high school and instructor name.
  • AWARD STRUCTURE:
    • 1st Place - iPad + $2,000.00
    • 2nd Place - iPad + $1,000.00
    • 3rd Place - iPad + $500.00
    • 4th Place - $250.00 (10 winners)
  • TOPIC: “PAYING IT FORWARD: Why and how does service and philanthropy impact the economic vitality of a city and region?”
  • JUDGING CRITERIA:
    • Essays should be between 1500 and 2500 words and in MLA format.
    • Originality with essays not being previously published.
    • Grasp of the subject, effectiveness of focus and organization.
    • Spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure correctness.
    • Students are encouraged to use a variety of sources and are required to include a Bibliography with at least 3 sources with proper acknowledgement.
    For more information, please visit the Economic Club website.

    American Foreign Service Academic and Art Merit Awards - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 6, 2015

    The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Academic Merit, Art Merit and Community Service Awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of Foreign Service high school seniors graduating in 2015. These awards are offered exclusively to students whose parents are active duty, retired, deceased and/or separated members of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA).

  • Academic Merit Awards
  • Winners are determined by scores given in the following categories: personal essay, extra-curricular activities, rigor of course work, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, cumulative grade point average, and special circumstances, if any.

    Approximately 12 $2,500 top prizes and 3 $1,000 honorable mention prizes are bestowed each year in May. Additionally, from the pool of Academic Merit applicants, judges will select a single student for best essay ($750 prize).

  • Art Merit Awards
  • AFSA Art Merit applicants apply in one of the following categories: Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Musical Arts, or Visual Arts. One award of $2,500 and up to three $1,000 Honorable Mention awards are bestowed across all categories in May.

  • Community Service Awards
  • Originally part of the Academic Merit Program, this award is now open to any student applying for an AFSA Academic and/or Art Merit Award. The $2,000 award will be bestowed upon a student with the most distinguished contributions to the community through service and volunteerism.

  • For any of the scholarships, student must:
    • Be a high school senior (or in their last year of high school) graduating in 2015.
    • 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.

    Young & Free Michigan Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 9, 2015

    Michigan First believes in helping young people achieve their dreams. Over the past eleven years we have awarded more than $820,000 in scholarships to deserving Michigan students with big dreams! This year, the Young & Free Michigan Scholarship program will award up to $85,000 in scholarships!

  • Eligibility:
    • Be between 17 and 25 year of age at time of entry.
    • Be a member of Michigan First Credit Union.
    • Be a legal resident of the United States.
    • Have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.8.
    • Be intending to study full-time (minimum of twelve (12) credit hours) in a college or university for the Fall 2015 semester.
    • Include a video or essay answering the question: How will your degree help you improve the State of Michigan?
    • Open to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.
    For more information, please visit the Michigan First Credit Union website.

    Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 12, 2015

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

    As early as grade school, kids feel pressure to drink. Sometimes, the courage to say "no" can come from an older kid. In Courageous Persuaders®, high school students create television commercials targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of alcohol use. Students compete for scholarship money and trophies. The grand prize-winning commercial actually airs on TV as a public service announcement. Participants gain valuable experience, are honored in a Hollywood-style awards banquet and, most importantly, have an opportunity to save lives.

  • THE PROBLEM
  • Drinking among teenagers today is a serious problem, and it's no wonder. The media is bombarding kids with glamorous but dangerous messages about alcohol. And it's all produced by adults. Like all the movies and TV shows with teenage jokesters taking over their parents' house for drunken parties. Like sports celebrities and movie stars who promote drinking.

  • YOUR CHALLENGE
  • Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. The grand prize-winning commercial will be broadcast on television and the team that created it will work with Pluto Post Productions, a post production facility that provides a final polish, upgrade, or professional mix to the Grand Prize Courageous Persuaders® video. The top four prize-winning teams will receive trophies, award certificates and scholarship money. The total amount of each scholarship will be distributed among the members of the winning teams.

  • Also available is scholarship money:
  • Michigan Only Scholarships:
    • $3,000,Grand Prize Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $1,500, 1st Place Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $1,000, 2nd Place Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $500, 3rd Place Courageous Persuaders® Award
    • $2,000, Adcraft Club of Detroit Award
    • $1,500, Lindsey Renee Cianciolo Family Memorial Award (2 available)
  • National Scholarships:
    • $2,000, Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Award
    • $2,000, Michelin Award
    • $1,000, State Farm Award
    • $1,000 State Farm Fan Favorite Award
    • $1,000 Texting While Driving Award

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

    For more information, please visit the Courageous Persuaders website.

    Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 13, 2015

    The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

  • Who Can Apply for a Scholarship
  • Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty may apply for a Heroes' Legacy Scholarship if they meet one of the following additional criteria:

    • One of the parents died while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 in any branch or component of the U. S. Armed Forces OR
    • One of the parents, while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, became disabled - meaning that the parent qualified for receipt of Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) OR
    • One of the parents, who was on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Also applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2015 in an accredited U.S. college or university, or junior/community college.
    • High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
    • College applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript.
    For more information, please visit the Heroes' Legacy Scholarship website.

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

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

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

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

  • To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • •Be a graduating, minority high school senior;
  • •Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
  • •Show leadership potential;
  • •Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • •Present evidence of financial need;
  • •Be a United States citizen;
  • •A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 22; and
  • •Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
  • For more information, please visit The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

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

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

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

    Tall Clubs International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

    Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall of 2015? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following Fall.

  • What are the requirements?
    • You must be under 21
    • You must be entering your first year of college in Fall 2015
    • You must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums. (5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men.)

    If you are interested in applying for a TCI Scholarship Award, you may contact a TCI Member Club closest to you for sponsorship, or you may ask for an application directly at tci-scholarships@tall.org

    Please include your name, email, city and state in your inquiry.

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

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 18, 2015

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

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

    World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 19, 2015

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

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

    • The world is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction.
    • Most of the world’s suitable farmland is already under cultivation.
    • Worldwide, 1 in 10 primary school age children and 1 in 3 secondary age children are not enrolled in school.

    All videos must include a) how population growth impacts the issue, b) why the issue is important, and c) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

  • Who can enter?
  • Any high school student (grade 9-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. Students may be located anywhere in the world.

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

    Tutor the People Essay Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

    Tutor the People, a lower Manhattan-based tutoring service specializing in graduate admissions test prep (GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE) and undergraduate course help announces an essay contest awarding $500 to one student who best exemplifies the spirit of helping others achieve success.

    Tutor the People is committed to its mission of helping unprivileged students gain access to higher education, particularly for those who live in low socioeconomic areas. We believe that in order to create opportunities for entire communities, we must first devote attention to individuals and lead others by example.

    Our scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) one-page personal story in which you explain how you have helped a member of your community achieve a personal or academic goal. Show us how you have helped someone, either in school, at work, in a sports league, volunteer organization, or other realm of life by being a leader, a teacher, or simply a good friend. Your essay should describe in detail the person you have helped, the challenge or struggle you helped them overcome, and what insights you gained in the process.

  • Eligible students must:
    • Be enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
    • Currently be in their senior year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. accredited post-secondary institution
    • Hold academic “Good Standing” at current institution (not on academic probation or suspension)
    • Have a current cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Please provide the following:
    • Your typed, one-page essay in a legible font (Times New Roman, Arial, or other common, legible font; 12 pt) with your full name, email address, phone number, and home address at the top
    • Printed, official transcript or statement of your GPA from your school
  • Optional, not required:
  • A list of any relevant volunteer experience that helps support your story. For any experience listed, please provide:
    • Name of the Organization
    • Brief (1-2 sentence) description of work performed
    • Number of service hours performed
    • Contact information of Supervisor and Organization: Name, Phone Number, and Email address
    For more information, please visit the Tutor the People website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

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

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

    One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2015. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

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

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Scholarship program. More than $248,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

    • Academic value - up to 40 points
    • Church/community service value - up to 30 points
    • School involvement / essay - up to 30 points

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

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

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

    University Club - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

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

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

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

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 20, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Lenawee 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.

  • Madison Art Scholarship
  • Madison School District is pleased to offer this $500 scholarship to a graduating senior of Madison High School, who is involved with the performing or visual arts. The scholarship is non-renewable.

    • Be a graduating senior of Madison High School.
    • Be accepted at a college or university.
    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Be involved in the Performing or Visual Arts while in high school. Preference will be given to candidates entering college as a Performing or Visual Arts major.
  • Maurice & Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship
  • The Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship will award $2,000 for a student studying writing, music, painting, theater, dance, or other arts-related field. Renewable up to four years if you apply for a renewal and meet the eligibility requirements each year.

    • Lenawee County graduate or graduating senior from public or private high school
    • Must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college or baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation from anyone except a family member.
    • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Myrtie Roulo Memorial Art Scholarship
  • The Myrtie Roulo Memorial Art Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of artist Myrtie Roulo. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Lenawee County senior, who has been accepted to an Art program at an accredited Michigan university. INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED. Be prepared to show a portfolio of your work.

    • Must be a Lenawee County graduating senior.
    • Must be enrolled in a Michigan College or University.
    • Must major in a Visual Arts field.
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation: one from an teacher or counselor and one from an employer or mentor.
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

    Lowell Arts Council - West Michigan Regional Art Competition - Outside Award

    Deadline: February 21, 2015

    The 29th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition (February 26 - April 15, 2015) highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists. This year's competition is juried by Jon McDonald, Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University. Artwork is selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in a 15 county region. A total of $2,000 in cash awards are presented in five categories.

    • Open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older.
    • Artists must currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
    • Only original artwork completed within the past two years is eligible. Ineligible work includes artwork previously exhibited at LowellArts! or previously accepted into the West Michigan Regional Competition.

    There is a non-refundable entry fee (total) of $30 for LowellArts! members and $40 for non-members. Each artist may submit up to two entries.

    For more information, please visit the Lowell Arts Council website.

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 21, 2015

    If there is anything certain in life, it is change and the current economic climate has proven this to be true. It seems that every day we are confronted with new challenges and opportunities that test our abilities and thinking. Nonprofit organizations, like ours struggle to meet the increased demands on our resources in this uncertain investment market. Despite this we were able to give scholarships to students totaling $40,000 and award $70,000 in grants to the community.

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of Monroe County website. Applications need to be to your school counselor by February 21, 2015.

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

    Deadline: February 21, 2015

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the The Christophers website.

    The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

    Our Spirit of Anne Frank Awards are given out each year to students, teachers and citizens who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in their communities. This leadership is exhibited in their desire and drive to combat intolerance, prejudice and injustice.

  • Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Award
  • The scholarship is only available to high school seniors who will be attending a four year college in the Fall of 2015. These students must exhibit extraordinary leadership in their schools and communities and a meaningful effort to address issues of social justice. This interest and involvement should be exhibited by a student spearheading organizations, programs or events that address issues of intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their communities.

    Applicants must submit a completed application, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay.

    For more information, please visit the Anne Frank Center website.

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2015

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

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

  • Eligibility
    • Dependent of MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member.
    • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.
    • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy; Davenport University-Eastern Region Campus; Adrian College; Finlandia University; Albion College; and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.)
    • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member.)
    • The scholarship will not be awarded for the purpose of working on a post-baccalaureate degree.
  • Criteria Of Award
  • The general criteria for awarding the scholarship includes: academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and school and community service, and students from lower income households.

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

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

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

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

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    We are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world. We are sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers. We are corporate executives and we are union members...young students and retirees...teachers and attorneys...doctors and firefighters...bakers and Wall Street brokers...and everything in between. We are philanthropists and we are model global citizens with purpose beyond ourselves. And we are proud and patriotic Americans of Italian heritage. We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American.

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2015 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and self-addressed, stamped, standard business-size envelope for acknowledgment.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2014.
    • Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years.
    • Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.
    • Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage.
    • Processing Fee: A non-refundable $35 processing fee must accompany each application.
    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    National Jewish Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The National Jewish Committee on Scouting will award scholarships to Eagle Scouts who best meet the qualifications outlined below:

  • Eligible applicants must:
    • Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, or Venturing crew.
    • Have received the Eagle Scout Award.
    • Be an active member of a synagogue and must have received the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem.
    • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in his synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited high school and in his final year at the time of selection. Exception - Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held the same year of their high school graduation may apply in that calendar year. They may receive a scholarship one time only.
    For more information, please visit the National Jewish Committee on Scouting website.

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

  • The Daniel Gerber, Sr. Medallion Scholarship is available to students graduating from one of the five school districts in Newaygo County, Michigan. (GPA must be 3.71 or higher)
  • The Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship is available to students graduating from a high school in Newaygo and Muskegon Counties in Michigan. (GPA must be between 2.00 - 3.70)
  • Complete the application, submit one letter of recommendation, and write a 500-1000 word essay about yourself including a brief summary of your family, job experiences, extracurricular activities, community service, reasons for your interest in your chose field of study, and indicate how you have demonstrated responsibility, honesty, good citizenship and teamwork through the activities in which you have participated.

    For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

  • Eligibility:
    • Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Have completed two (2) years in the Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be sponsored by a member of the WMA
    For more information, please visit the Women Marines Association website.

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

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest from the Gallery Collection is open to high school, college, and graduate students. Applicants are asked to design the front of a greeting card that could be sold as an actual card in their line. Designs may consist of original photographs, artwork, and/or computer graphics. The student with the winning design will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and his or her design will be made into a greeting card to be sold on their website.

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

    If you are an eligible student interested in entering this scholarship contest, please take a look at the cards they currently sell on their site to get a better idea of what kind of designs the judges will be looking for. They sell holiday cards and all occasion cards, so you can design a Christmas card, a generic happy holidays card, a seasons greetings card, or a card ranging from birthday to thank you to get well soon. Be sure to read through the scholarship rules and guidelines so that you are well-acquainted with the criteria for this scholarship contest.

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    Joe Martin Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The Joe Martin Scholarship program is a competitive scholarship program available for college or vocational schools in the U.S. to dependents of Bank of America employees. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership, character, and contributions to school and community.

  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • For an employee’s dependent to be eligible, an employee must be:
    • An active full-time or part-time Bank of America employee at the time of award recipient selection (service with predecessor banks or subsidiaries of Bank of America is counted as Bank of America service)
    • Employed by Bank of America for at least 1 year by the time of award recipient selection
    • In job bands 4 - 9 at the time of award recipient selection (employees in job bands 0 - 3 are not eligible).
    • Dependents of deceased, disabled or retired employees are also eligible
    Students must:
    • Be 23 years of age or younger and a dependent of a Bank of America employee
    • Be a high school senior or have graduated from high school
    • Plan to be enrolled or currently be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational/technical school located in the United States
    • Enroll in the college, university, or vocational/technical school of their choice in the United States no later than the fall of the year in which the award is given
    For more information, please visit the Bank of America website.

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

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

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Sanilac 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.

  • Tubbs Family Endowment for the Arts Fund
  • A passion to provide cultivation and support for fine, performing and creative arts for residents of Sanilac County drove Donald and Carolyn Tubbs and their families to establish this fund in 1998. Awards of grants or scholarships are at the discretion of the Fund’s Advisory Board.

  • Sheila Olbrich Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Established in memory of Sheila Olbrich, Drama Coach at Sandusky High School (SHS), recipient(s) will be SHS graduating seniors pursuing a career in Fine Arts and having performed well in Fine Arts while attending Sandusky High School.

    For more information, please visit the Sanilac County Community Foundation website, or call them at 810-648-3634. You may also contact your high school guidance counselor's office.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Sons of Norway Foundation was established in 1966 to provide funding for research and promotion of Norwegian heritage and culture. We have grown in our focus and offerings so that we now have six categories of scholarships.

    Applicants must have a certificate of completion from high school and be enrolled in post-secondary training or education (college, vocational school, or trade school), and be current members of Sons of Norway, or children or grandchildren of current Sons of Norway members in Sons of Norway districts 1–6. Sons of Norway membership must be in effect at least one calendar year prior to application.

    Applicants must submit an application form. Included in this application must be information describing what you plan to study, where and when. Please indicate related fees, your long-term career goals, your involvement in Sons of Norway, youth or community activities, and your financial need (compare cost of program with your ability to pay). Attach to the application a copy of your latest grade transcript and two letters of recommendation (written by teacher, youth leader, or someone else not related to you, but who knows you well) describing your character and abilities.

    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    Osceola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

    Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

    To request an application, please visit the NuFACTOR website.

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Outside scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest need-based scholarship organization supporting U.S. military families. Since 1962, the Foundation has provided over 90 million dollars to students. Scholarships may be renewed for 3 additional years.

  • Applicants must be the child of one of the following:
    • Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Marine
    • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served with a U.S. Marine unit
    • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed in the U.S. Navy
  • Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or career training school in the upcoming academic year, and pursuing a first bachelor's degree or technical certificate.
    • Family adjusted gross income for the 2014 tax year that does not exceed $94,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income.
    • A GPA of at least 2.0.

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation administers scholarship programs of several other Marine Corps associations that offer scholarships to the grandchildren of their members. To qualify a student must provide proof of their grandparent’s membership in one of the associations listed on the website. There are no exceptions.

    For more information, please visit the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation website.

    Kendall has had winners of this scholarship in the past.

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Newaygo 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.

    Janene Hogancamp Memorial Graphic Arts Scholarship

    One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Newaygo County and/or the NC RESA Career-Tech Center.

    • Participated in graphic arts at NC RESA Career Tech, or
    • Participated in high school art classes, or
    • Are pursuing graphic arts or art studies in college
    NCCA Gail Johnston Memorial Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts

    One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
    NCCA Ray Jansma Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts

    One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or a student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
    Charles W. Hazen Memorial Scholarship

    One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Hesperia High School.

    • Pursuing a degree in Business or Art
    Wesley L. and David J. Zerlaut Scholarship

    One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Holton High School.

    • Preference to students pursuing a technical or industrial arts career
    • Student shows an aptitude to succeed while not necessarily being the top student in the class
  • Fremont Public Schools Advised Funds - Excellence in Education/Arts Scholarship
  • One, four-year renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Fremont High School or future graduate of Fremont High School within six months from date of application who has plans to pursue education in the arts.

    • Excellent GPA – at least 3.0
    • Plan to attend a four-year institution
    For more information, please visit the Fremont Area Community Foundation website.

    Greenville Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    There are many scholarships for students from Montcalm County. Scholarships awarded through the Greenville Area Community Foundation and its affiliates, are presented during the Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg High School award assemblies to graduating seniors each Spring.

    Interested students should see their high school counseling office for an application, more information and deadlines. Completed applications must be submitted to your counseling office. Applications will not be accepted at the GACF office.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website to find out which high school specific scholarships are available.

  • GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
    • Carlotta Selleck Bower Scholarship – Up to two scholarships available for first year students attending a four-year college with plans to take at least one course in art or music. Financial need is a consideration as well as ability to achieve at a higher educational level.
    • Stafford Family Scholarship for Communication Arts – One or more scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have lived in the area at least one year and will attend a four-year college or university, or a two year community college on a full time basis immediately following graduation. Applicants must be planning on making journalism, communication arts or English their major field of study, and must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA during their junior and senior years in high school. Applicants must provide a statement of no longer than one double spaced page expressing interest in studying communication arts in college as a possible vocation.

    Though not art related, we wanted to let you know that this scholarship is available for application to all high school students within these school districts.

    Eligible schools include Belding High School, Carson City-Crystal High School, Central Montcalm High School, Greenville High School, Lakeview High School, Montabella High School, Tri County High School, and Vestaburg High School.

    Stanley & Blanche Ash Scholarship – Must be a graduating senior in good standing with plans to attend a college or university (Montcalm Community College students must apply to MCC) on a full-time basis in the fall following graduation. Recipients are chosen based on prior academic performance, high school extra-curricular activities and community involvement; perceived motivation, character, ability, and potential based on a written statement. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a financial need. This renewable scholarship is worth a total of $6,000 to $8,000 over 8 consecutive semesters or terms.

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

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

    We 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. There are scholarships open to current college students as well as graduate students.

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

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

    Betty Hansen National Scholarship
  • Up to eight available at $1000 each.
  • The applicant must:
    • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student
    • be a Danish Sisterhood member in good standing in the sponsoring lodge or be a Danish Sisterhood member initiated for a minimum of one year prior to the application deadline or the daughter/son of Danish Sisterhood member or the daughter/son of a Danish Sisterhood member who was in good standing at the time of her death.
    For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Mecosta County Foundation administers scholarships funded by various donors for students in the Mecosta County area. 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 Mecosta County Community website.

    Navy League of the United States - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving. Presently the Foundation has twenty five endowed scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for four years and provide an award of $2,500.00 per year.

  • Eligibility:
    • dependent or direct descendant of a current or former member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines, or be an active member of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
    • senior in High School who will graduate by the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
    • United States citizen.
    • entering an accredited College/University in the fall of 2015.
    • demonstrate financial need.
    • have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (equivalent to a B average).
    For more information, please visit the Navy League website.

    American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

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

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

    Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.

    Requirements:
    • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
    • Must submit an original article consisting of no more than 1,000 words. The title of the article/essay will be "How have ‘Faith, Family and Freedom’ played a role in my life?"
    • The following four letters of recommendation are required: One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in the class and the cumulative grade point average, one letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice, and two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.
    • Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community, verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).
    For more information, please visit the American Legion Auxiliary website.

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2015

    We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,075,000 committed to students across four counties and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year. But it’s not about the money. It’s about the future we’re making for our community.

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

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

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    The Jackson Community Foundation Scholarship program awards a variety of scholarships to graduating Seniors from Jackson County high schools and other Jackson County residents who are 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.

  • Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
    • Graduating senior from a Jackson County high school or a Jackson County resident.
    • Accepted to or currently attending an accredited college or university or vocational/technical institute.
    For more information, please visit the Jackson Community Foundation website.

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards more than $450,000 in scholarships each year for students to attend schools of higher education throughout the nation. The scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of many local individuals, families, and businesses who have created permanent endowments at The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to further others’ education.

    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.

  • Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established in memory of Christian Martin who attended Black River Public School from 1997 to 1999. This scholarship is awarded to a Black River student who shows commitment and an interest in learning in the visual arts. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • Candidates must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university or a technical / vocational training center. It is not necessary that candidates be planning to pursue a degree or career in the visual arts
    • Candidates must demonstrate an interest and proficiency in the visual arts. They need not be top academic performers in the visual arts or other school curricula but, relative to the visual arts, they must show strong commitment, a genuine interest in learning and continuous improvement of artistic skills
    • Candidates must be in good standing in their school and in the community and exemplify the characteristics of citizenship reflective of Black River Public School
  • Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship
  • The Alice Rydell Interior Design Scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Black River, Holland Christian High School, Holland High School, West Ottawa High Schools or Zeeland High Schools who is planning to enroll in an accredited Interior Design Program at a college or University within Michigan. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • High academic performance as demonstrated be a high school minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Record of community activities in addition to exceptional performance in school and leadership positions in extracurricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future
    • Acceptance in a two or four year program of an accredited higher educational institution, and show promise of outstanding scholarship in the area of Interior Design
    • Financial need is of prime consideration
  • Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship
  • The Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Black River, Holland Christian High School, Holland High School, West Ottawa High Schools and Zeeland High Schools with plans to pursue a career in the arts. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • High academic performance as demonstrated by a high school minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Strong interest and involvement in high school arts program
    • Recommendation from the high school art teacher
    • Financial need
  • Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship
  • The Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship recognizes and supports exceptionally talented students in any field who exhibit the gifts and passion to be world class leaders, performers, or artists in their particular area of giftedness. Candidates may plan to attend any two or four year accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational/technical school and must be graduating seniors from the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, or Zeeland West. Selection criteria:

    • Candidate must submit two letters of recommendation and one of these must be from his/her primary instructor.
    • Candidate will exhibit the ability to succeed at college-level work as well as the focus and specialized work ethic needed to excel in his or/her professional field.
    • Candidate will answer the following questions in an additional 300 word or less essay: How did you select your intended field of study? How have you cultivated your abilities to prepare for success in that field? Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?
    For more information, please visit The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area website.

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art, or broadcasting.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate (entering junior or senior year) or graduate students.

    Each candidate should have a career goal in outdoor communications, demonstrated by submission to OWAA of printed, film or taped material, job history, course orientation or other evidence of good faith. Outdoor communication broadly includes print, film and tape media, as well as outdoor art. The application must include:

    • OWAA application form properly completed.
    • Recommendation from a participating faculty advisor.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work. Important:
    • A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.
    • Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s work.

    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Writers Association of America website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    Higher education scholarships can make a difference in fulfilling a student's dreams and career ambitions. Haworth offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to worthy students. It's one way we cultivate hope for our future, invest in our communities, and live out our values.

  • $2,000 Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2015 until August 2015 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • $10,000 G.W. Haworth Scholarship, $5,000 Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, and $2,000 Haworth Scholarship Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a North American company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy. See application.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Cumulative GPA or Canadian equivalent of 77-79% or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    The State Farm Companies Foundation believes all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
    • Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Children of employees, agents, and retirees of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and children of employees of the Company's subsidiaries and affiliates who are otherwise eligible may apply for scholarships, but they will not receive any preferences.
    • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 to 3.20 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent)
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the State Farm (Scholarship America) website.

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    American Military Retirees Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

    Those eligible for a scholarship are current members of AMRA, their spouses and dependent children, and their grandchildren (who can be claimed as dependents on their parents' income tax return) who are in a full-time two or four year undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited college or university. The Scholarship must be used for tuition and books.

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

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

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

  • Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship ($8,000)
  • The Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

  • James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship ($1,500)
  • The James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community. Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work. Please deliver/submit portfolio to the Midland Area Community Foundation office at: 76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640 for the committee to review. Portfolios may be picked up after review.

  • James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is an annual award of to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools. The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in - and a passion for - the discipline. Financial need is among the criteria. The essay for this scholarship should describe background, achievements and career goals, and should address why this student feels he/she meets the qualifications for this scholarship.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides awards to students graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award. Successful applicants will be pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc. The essay for this scholarship should describe background, financial need and career objectives upon completion of formal education.

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

    Service Employees International Union - Outside ScholarshipsAmy Lynn Bigler

    Deadline: March 2, 2015

    SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is the largest healthcare union, with more than 1.1 million members in the field, including nurses, LPNs, doctors, lab technicians, nursing home workers, and home care workers.

    Also it is the largest property services union, with 225,000 members in the building cleaning and security industries, including janitors, security officers, superintendents, maintenance workers, window cleaners, and doormen and women.

    And lastly, SEIU is the second largest public services union, with more than 1 million local and state government workers, public school employees, bus drivers, and child care providers.

  • General Eligibility Criteria
    • SEIU’s scholarships are open to SEIU members or their children.
    • Membership must be for three continuous years as of Sept. 1, 2015.
    • Scholarships will be awarded without regard to the sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability of any applicant.
    • All awards must be for the academic year(s) awarded.
    • Graduate students are not eligible.
  • SEIU COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Moe Foner Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts
  • SEIU is proud to offer a scholarship that continues the life work of the late Moe Foner, the founder of the SEIU 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project. Foner used his energy and imagination to tap into New York’s thriving artistic community and brought new resonance to union concerts, exhibits and publications. This is a one-time, $5,000 scholarship.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants for the Moe Foner Scholarship must be pursuing a degree or training full time in the visual or performing arts.
    • Scholarship funding must be applied to tuition at a two-year or four-year college, university, or an accredited community college, technical or trade school in an arts-related field.
  • SEIU’S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIPS
  • $1,000 Scholarships (Renewable)
  • There are 15 $1,000 scholarships available in annual installments for up to four years.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants must graduate from a high school or GED program by August 2015.
    • They must be enrolled as a full-time college student by the fall semester of 2015 at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, trade or technical school.
  • $1,500 Scholarships (Nonrenewable)
  • There are 33 $1,500 scholarships; these are nonrenewable, one-time awards.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants must be returning full time to an accredited college or university as a sophomore, junior or senior as of the fall semester of 2015; or attending an accredited community college, trade, or technical school as of the fall semester of 2015.
    • Lottery scholarships are not awarded to the same person in two consecutive years.
    For more information, please visit the SEIU website.

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2015

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation has awarded nearly $18 million to about 5,400 students since its inception in 1969. Annually, they help over 350 students nationwide meet the rising cost of a college education by awarding $750,000 in scholarships. They have two different scholarships available.

  • Higher Education Scholarships:
  • As a need-based Scholarship Program, awards are made based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Awards of up to $3,000 annually are renewable for four years of undergraduate study.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants or their parents must have two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years)
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational/technical school or nursing school
    • May attend full or part-time
  • Footwear Design Scholarships:
  • Unlike our traditional college scholarships, these scholarship opportunities are open to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest and skill in pursuing a career in footwear design.
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2015

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

    The 2015 scholarship contest is open to students attending a US college or university full-time for the 2015-2016 academic year (community college, undergraduate or graduate school). Entrants must also be a legal US resident.

    To enter this contest, create an original entry piece that shares with us what you want to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Follow the theme: This is how I "Frame My Future."

  • Some example entry piece ideas:
    • photograph
    • collage
    • poem
    • drawing
    • painting
    • graphic design
    For more information, please visit the Diploma Frame website.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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