Photography Scholarships

Art Directors Club - Outside Competition

Deadline: January 31, 2017

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 96th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented during Creative Week in New York in May, 2017. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category.

Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.

For more information, please visit the Art Directors Club website.

Stanfield and D’Orlando Art Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: February 15, 2017

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 Memorial 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.

National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2017

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.
    • Applicants must have shot and edited all stories submitted for consideration.
    • 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.

    Specialty Equipment Market Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 industry 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.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

    The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) awards scholarships annually to students with experience and/or education in the combination of food/foodservice and the communication arts.

    Full-time students in good standing in a degree-granting program of a post-secondary institution whose studies and work experience combine the fields of food/foodservice and the communication arts are considered eligible. Awards range in amounts of from $1,500 - $6,000.

  • Examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage.
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • 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

    For more information, please visit the IFEC website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    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.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Pretty Lightroom Presets $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year) provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education.

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • How to apply a cinematic look to photographs using Lightroom
  • How We Would Like to Receive Your Entry
    • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to scholarship@lightroompresets.com
    • Please specify your name, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. Your contact information will be held in confidence and will not be shared.
    • Include the name of the college or university and their mailing address of the financial aid office that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school.
    • Please attach a headshot photo of yourself in .JPG or .PNG format that is at least 300 pixels wide.
    • If we don’t receive all requested information by the deadline, your submission may be disqualified.

    The deadline for scholarship entries is bi-annually on June 15 and December 15. The winning entry will be published on Pretty Presets Blog.

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    General Scholarships

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Point Foundation LBGT Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Point Foundation website.

    My Personal Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

    Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Community Foundation Greater Rochester - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Award $1000 (1 scholarship)

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

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

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

    Amalgamated Transit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

    National Jewish Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    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.

    Civitan Shropshire Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

    RiSE Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

    GraduationSource - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

    We believe that everybody should have access to a proper college education, which is why we've created the bi-annual GraduationSource scholarship.

    What do you have to do to enter for a chance to win the $750 award?

    Submit a photo on Instagram, along with a brief caption, that inspires you to pursue your College Major. Use the hashtag #GraduationSource so we can find your photo on social media. Your Instagram account must be public to qualify for the scholarship.

    • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 to qualify for the scholarship.
    • All majors are welcome, but you must be a current college student or high school senior applying to college.
    • Use of copyrighted or inappropriate material is strictly prohibited.
    For more information, please visit the GraduationSource.com website.

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

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

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

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

    Economic Club of Grand Rapids - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

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

    University Club - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 3, 2017

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

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

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

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 3, 2017

    Success for Survivors Scholarship

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the GFWC website.

  • We have had a recipient of this scholarship.
  • Young & Free Michigan Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 6, 2017

    Michigan First believes in helping young people achieve their dreams. Over the past thirteen years we have awarded more than $990,000 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! High school seniors and current college students ages 17 to 25 are eligible to apply.

  • 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 2017 semester.
    • Include a video or essay answering the question: What do you think your generation does better than any other generation? Tell us why.
    • Open to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.
    For more information, please visit the Michigan First Credit Union website.

    American Foreign Service Academic and Art Merit Awards - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 6, 2017

    The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Academic Merit, Art Merit and Community Service Awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of Foreign Service high school seniors. 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
  • Approximately thirteen $2,500 top prizes and two $1,000 honorable mention prizes are bestowed in July of each year. Additionally, from the pool of Academic Merit applicants, judges will select a single applicant for the Best Essay Award ($500 prize).

    Judges will review applicants based on information provided in the following areas: cumulative grade point average, standardized test scores, an essay, extra-curricular activities, rigor of course work, and a letter of recommendation.

  • 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 July.

  • 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 $2,500 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:
    • Have at least one parent a member of AFSA.
    • Be a graduating high school senior (or in one's last year of high school).
    • Academic Merit Award applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.
    • Art Merit Award applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Courageous Persuaders website.

    Navy Seal Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 12, 2017

    The Navy SEAL Foundation is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, children of qualifying former NSW service members, as well as our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between a desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

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

    Applicant must be an active duty SEAL or SWCC, Active duty Naval Special Warfare Support/Tech personnel currently serving at least their second tour in an NSW Command, a post 9/11 veteran, a dependent child of active duty SEALs and SWCCs, a dependent child of active duty Naval Special Warfare Support/Tech personnel currently serving at least their second tour in an NSW Command, the spouse of an active duty SEAL or SWCC, or the spouse of an active duty Naval Special Warfare Support/Tech personnel currently serving at least their second tour in an NSW Command.

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

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

    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 at the time of application due date 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 2017 until August 2017 (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.
    • 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 of 3.3 or greater 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.

    **We have had winners of both scholarships!

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

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

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

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Mathias Alten Legacy Endowed Award

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Robert Bergelin Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Friends of the Michigan State Fair Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    VanSteenberg Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

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

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Columbus Citizens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 17, 2017

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

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

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2017

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

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

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

    World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 24, 2017

    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
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: February 27, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

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

    Deadline: February 27, 2017

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

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

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

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

    Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s or master's degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. Award amounts will increase by $1,000 each year.

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

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

    One of our students has received a scholarship from here!

    Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

  • Requirements
    • You must be an organ transplant candidate, recipient, donor family member, living donor, or immediate family member of a transplant candidate or recipient.
    • Explain how donation/transplantation has influenced your life
    • Explain what you have done or what you are currently doing do to promote organ, tissue and cornea donation
    • Describe any community service or extra-curricular activities you have taken part in
    • Explain your educational/career goals
    • Provide two letters of recommendation (not from family members)
    • Provide a copy of your acceptance letter for a college/university/trade/technical school
    For more information, please visit the Izzie's' Gifts of Hope Foundation website.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2017

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

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

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards more than $585,000 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 is potentially renewable for three additional years.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from Black River High School
    • Enrolling in a two or four-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.
    • Interested and proficient in the visual arts
    • In good standing in their school and in the community
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Strong commitment to the visual arts, a genuine interest in learning and continuous improvement of artistic skills. Candidates need not be top academic performers in the visual arts or other school curricula.
    • Exemplification of characteristics of citizenship reflective of Black River Public School
  • Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West.
    • Accepted and planning to enroll in an accredited interior design program at a college or university
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
    • Financial need, a consideration (EFC recommended)
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Academic achievement
    • Record of community activities
    • Leadership positions in extracurricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future
    • Promise of outstanding scholarship in the area of interior design
    • Financial need, a consideration
  • Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from one of the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West
    • Planning to pursue a career in the arts.
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
    • One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher
    • Able to demonstrate financial need. The page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount is required with the scholarship application.
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Academic achievement
    • Strong interest and involvement in high school arts program
    • Recommendation from the applicant's high school art teacher
    • Financial need
  • Marnie Assink Art Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School
    • Majoring in art at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States
    • One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher.
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Recommendation from applicant's high school art teacher
    • Financial need, a consideration. Applicants are encouraged to supply the page of Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount.
    For more information, please visit The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area website.

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

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 2017.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who can demonstrate a record of accomplishment in and commitment to the fields of outdoor communications.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate or graduate students from all disciplines and all schools.

    Each candidate should have clear, significant goals 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 faculty advisor, professor or school administrator.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work.
    • 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.

    Charlevoix County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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
    • Personal statement that discusses the applicant’s views on the importance of art or music and the impact that it has had on their life. This should include the applicant’s plans for continuing on with their passion for art or music and any other collegiate or career goals (maximum one (1) typed page)
    • Consideration will be given to submitted art samples, academic performance, school involvement, community service, and personal statement, and any special circumstances
    For more information, please visit the Charlevoix County Community Foundation website.

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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
    • High school student, current undergraduate or graduate student 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.
    For more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

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

    Osceola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

  • Amy Hinkley Gregory Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a graduating senior from Evart High School excelling in the visual arts

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

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year.
    • Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S.
    • maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants are required to be full-time students.
    • International applicants are eligible to apply if they are a member of the United Methodist Church for at least 3 years prior to application
    For more information, please visit the GBHEM website.

    Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    To request an application, please visit the NuFACTOR website.

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Outside scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 110 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 working on your first Bachelor's Degree..
    • Family adjusted gross income for the 2016 tax year that does not exceed $96,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income.
    • A GPA of at least 2.0.

    Scholarship awards are $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 per academic year.

    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, 2017

    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)
  • NCCA Mike McDonnell/Bessie Slautterback Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County high school senior who shows aptitude in the visual fine arts.

  • Anderson Brydges Children and Family Scholarship
  • One, two year renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County graduating high school senior.

    • Preference is given to student entering an arts or culture program
  • Helen Myers Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County High School graduating senior.

    • Preference to a female applicants pursuing art and/or design
  • 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.

    **We have had multiple winners of this scholarship in the past!

    Engebretson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Greenville Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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.

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

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Ulman Fund website.

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Simon Youth Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Simon Youth Foundation works to help students achieve their goals, and cost alone should not prevent a student from furthering their education. Each year, SYF awards approximately $1 million in scholarships to help students with the cost of post-secondary education.

  • To be eligible, applicants must:
    • Be a high school senior attending school and living near a Simon® mall property or in the surrounding communities Simon Mall locations
    • Be a legal U.S. resident
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2017
    • Demonstrate academic promise and financial need
    • Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, essay response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement
    For more information, please visit the Simon Youth Foundation website.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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.

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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 CAD/CAM, drafting, engineering or other 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.
  • DKEF – Donald P. Humphreys Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Student must be a graduating senior of Delton Kellogg High School
    • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be accepted at an accredited post-secondary school.
    • Student must be involved in fine arts or visual arts/communication.
    • Student must demonstrate strong ties to the Delton community.
    • Student must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content that demonstrates the use of the Rotary four-way test.
  • 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.

    Tailhook Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    One of the missions of the Tailhook Educational Foundation is "to educate the nation's public with regard to the history and present day activities of the United States Navy carrier aviation and its importance to our country's national security." This includes providing educational scholarships to children and grandchildren of present and former United States Navy carrier aviation personnel.

  • 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 accepted for undergraduate enrollment at an accredited college.

    For more information, please visit the Tailhook Association website.

    Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    There are many scholarships for students from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

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

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tall Clubs International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Navy League of the United States - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Slovenian Union of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

    Applicant must be of some Slovenian ancestry.

    For more information, please visit the SUA website.

    Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation offers a $2,000, non-renewable scholarship to Michigan high school graduating seniors. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need, and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 brought her national recognition. The Foundation was established in 1980 to provide equal-opportunity scholarships to Michigan high school seniors.

  • Eligibility
    • Graduate by August 2017.
    • Have GPA of 2.5 or above.
    • Describe financial need.
    • Complete application form and essay.
    • Document community activities.
    • Furnish official copies of high school transcript and ACT or SAT results.
    • Furnish two letters of recommendation (at least one from a school representative; also suggest clergy, community and/or civic representative).
    For more information, please visit the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation website.
  • We have had a past winner of this scholarship!
  • American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    KCAD has had a Top 10 Finalist!

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

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

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

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

    Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

    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 $750
    • 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.
  • Jim Hartman Study Abroad Scholarship Fund $1000
    • Applicant shall be a high school or college student, or accepted into a graduate program.
    • Applicant must be participating in a study abroad educational experience through a high school or collegiate recognized/certified study abroad program.
    • Applicant shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Preference given to applicants who have financial need (as expressed in the application).
    • Applicants who graduated from an Isabella County high school will receive first preference; then consideration will be given to other central-Michigan residents.
    • Teacher recommendation(s).
    • Interest in art, music, writing, or photography (as expressed in the application).
  • John P. and Ann S. Jensen Fund $2250
    • 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 $500
    • 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 $600
    • 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 $1500
    • 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 $500
    • 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.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

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

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

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

    Old National Bank - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2017

    Old National Bank is proud to recognize outstanding students by awarding Community Matters Scholarships each year. We annually award several of these $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary education – one in each Old National region.

    • ONB Student Checking or Kid$ Start Savings clients who are graduating high school seniors or current college students are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to community service and be able to show documentation of such service.
    For more information, please visit the Old National Bank website.

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    **We have had a past winner!

    American Foreign Service Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2017

    Need-based undergraduate scholarships to tax dependent children of Foreign Service employees (active duty, retired or deceased) range from $3,000 to $5,000. Approximately 50 awards totaling $260,000 are made each year. Eligible applicants include entering Foreign Service freshman and undergraduate college students in their sophomore and junior years.

  • Eligibility:
      • Applicants must be claimed as dependents on at least one parent's most recent IRS tax form.
      • Applicants must have a parent who is a U.S. Government Foreign Service employee (active-duty, retired with pension, deceased or separated) with a foreign affairs agency.
      • At least one parent is a member of AFSA.
      • Applicants must attend school full time taking at least 12 credits.
      • This award is open to current and incoming undergraduate students.
      • Applicants must maintain a minimum 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, CSS PROFILE. Not all students who apply will receive an AFSA Financial Aid Scholarship.
      For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    American Military Retirees Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 8, 2017

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

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

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

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

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

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

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

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

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

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

    Air Force Aid Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

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

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

    Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 10, 2017

    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.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 14, 2017

    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 reside in Washtenaw County
    • Will be a 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.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

    Homer Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

    The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Lenawee, 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.

    Automotive Recyclers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is a collection of endowed charitable funds that benefit the people of Emmet County. Thanks to the generosity of community members dedicated to the scholastic development of area students, these scholarship funds have been established to help local students continue their education, expand their talents, and achieve their goals.

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

    For more information, please visit the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation website.

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

    Canton Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

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

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

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

    Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    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 2017 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.

    Michigan Gateway Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    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.

    The LAHC Scholarship Foundation Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

    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 eight years, the LAHC has awarded over 1,200 students of high academic distinction over $1.3 million dollars in scholarships.

  • Eligibility:
    • senior high school, current undergraduate and graduate students may apply
    • must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States and reside in the state of Michigan
    • financial need is highly considered
    • This program is open to all students regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. You do not need to be of Arab descent.
    • All scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings. No Exceptions! If you believe that you are unable to commit to attend these two important meetings, we advise you not to proceed with the scholarship application. One is on March 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm and the other is on April 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm.
    • must submit a 500 word essay: Over the years we have witnessed funding cuts in education. As a new President takes office, what advice would you give him to urge him to provide all students across this nation with equal access and opportunity to a higher education (college/university) so that more students graduate with a four year degree, with less debt to their name?
    For more information, please visit the Lebanese American Heritage Club website.

    ABWA Education Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2017

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

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

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

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 19, 2017

    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.

    CSA Fraternal Life - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 25, 2017

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

    Scholarship grants are available for students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university on a full-time basis and are renewable for a second year.

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

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 27, 2017

    Since 1986, FEEA has offered scholarships to more than 10,000 individuals. Our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports hundreds of students with merit-based scholarships. Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 for one year of academic study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not renewable, however, applicants may apply every year they are eligible, whether or not they have received an award in the past. The majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study, with occasional awards for graduate study.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Spouses of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • 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
    • Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative unweighted grade point average.
    • The federal employee, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline.
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website.

    Allegan County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

    ***KCAD has had a recipient of a scholarship from here!

    Battle Creek Community Foundation -Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

    We have had a winner of a scholarship from here!

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of Great Flint.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

    HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating High School seniors, Community College transfer students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students.

    Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year
    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA
  • Other:
    • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
    • All majors and graduate fields accepted
    For more information, please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

    Crooked Tree Arts Center - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    CTAC is offering up to four $1,000.00 scholarships for graduating high school seniors living in or attending school in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties and pursuing fields of study in the arts. This includes visual arts, performing arts, theatre, dance and music.

    For more information, please visit the Crooked Tree Arts Center website.

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    American Hellenic Education Progressive Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

  • Criteria:
    • Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be an active member of the AHEPA Family (additional points are awarded to members); or the son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena.
    • Applicant must be of Greek descent.
    • Applicant must be a high school graduate or a high school senior, or a current undergraduate or graduate college student currently attending an accredited college or university and will continue to attend, full time, during the 2017/2018 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the AHEPA website.

    The National Children’s Cancer Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    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 : What does survivorship mean to you?
    • 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.

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

    Friends of Polish Art Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Mitchell Fine Arts Scholarship

    These scholarships are available to students pursuing studies in painting, sculpture, music, drama, theater, dance and other forms of creative expression as well as history, literature, religion, philosophy and Polish Studies.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of the State of Michigan.
    • Applicant must be of Polish Ancestry.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester in college or university in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Master degree, or a matriculated High School senior who will graduate in the year the application is submitted.
    • Applicant may apply for only one of the scholarships( Mitchell Fine Arts or Frank Filipek).
    For more information, please visit the Friends of Polish Art website.

    Women’s Action Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the WAN website.

    Foster Care to Success Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    “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 $2,500 to $5,000 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.

    American Postal Workers Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

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

    Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    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 their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years.

  • Eligibility
    • Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier.
    • Student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • Student must be under the age of 23 (eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 23rd birthday. Example – turning 23 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fall term ONLY.)
    • Student must remain unmarried for the entire academic year.
    • Student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch
    • Student must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution
    • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full time study, or eight academic years for part time study if 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.
    • student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and may be enrolled part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours per semester or term) or full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester or term).
    • student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
    • student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Attending college or trade school increases opportunity and opens doors to careers. We know, however, that many people who could most benefit from education after high school are least able to afford it. That's why our scholarships are here to give students a boost on their path to higher education. Since 1945, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been a major scholarship provider, awarding more than $1 million every year to hundreds of students pursuing a higher education.

    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. Some scholarships are specifically for students attending colleges within the Grand Rapids area, including Kendall.

  • 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.

    **We have winners of these scholarships every year!

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

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975. Every year it provides $3,000 scholarships for Meijer team members and their children, while also providing two $10,000 scholarships: one each in Fred and Lena Meijer’s names.

  • Eligibility:
  • 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.

    North Central Michigan Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    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.

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

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    The Two Ten Footwear Foundation offers footwear employees and their families higher education scholarships to two or four year undergraduate programs based on financial need, academic ability and personal promise. Since 1969, Two Ten Footwear Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to deserving students.

  • 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
    • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA for above for renewal
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarhip - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    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.

  • Disability Scholarship 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.

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Armenian Relief Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Michigan Retailers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Michigan Retailers Foundation, established in 1968, provides college scholarships annually to benefit retailers and their employees and families.

    To be eligible, the student applicant or a parent or guardian must work at a business that is a member of MRA. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply. Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students whose academic credentials fall within an average to above-average range. In general, average and above-average credentials are, for high school seniors, those that rank a student in the top half of their senior class. Standardized test scores should be at least 18 for the ACT Composite or, for the SAT combined Critical Reading and Math scores, at least 850. Students enrolled in college should present college GPAs that range from 2.50 to 4.00 on a 4.00 scale, in addition to having the proper high school credentials. Consideration also is given for extra curricular activities, including, but not limited to, part-time retail employment.

    Awards are $1,500 for four-year public or private colleges and $1,000 for community colleges or training institutes. Financial need is not a consideration.

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

    Fed Com Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 4, 2017

    FEDCOM Credit Union will award two $1,000 scholarships to individual members who will be attending post high school education in the fall of 2017. These institutions may include any two or four year undergraduate program at an accredited trade school, college, or university. All applicants must be a FEDCOM Credit Union member in good standing and if not a current member, he or she may join at the time of applying.

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

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program

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

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

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

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

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

    Dollar for Scholars Scholarship-  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

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

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

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

    Deadline: April 7, 2017

    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 one or two Deaf parents.
    • A 2-page essay is required describing 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.
    • An official transcript from your high school and your college or university if you are currently enrolled.
    • Two sealed letters of recommendation from teachers.
    For more information, please visit the CODA International website.

    Magic Johnson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 14, 2017

    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 individual’s 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 after you have selected your correct grade level.

    Tuscola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the SMSA Foundation website.

    Tungsten Rings & Co - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    Polish National Alliance - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

    Diabetes Scholars Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, 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.
    For more information, please visit the Diabetes Scholars Foundation website.

    Cadillac Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 20, 2017

    Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, The American Legion offers its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 service members through this annual scholarship. It remains our civic duty and a point of pride to ensure these children are able to receive the best education possible after losing a parent in defense of this country.

  • 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.

    NPG Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

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

    NPG, a national membership organization devoted to population issues, invites students to compete in our annual Essay Scholarship Contest.

    President Donald Trump and the more than 50 new Members of the 115th Congress should learn about the critical issue of U.S. population size and growth. Students are requested to provide NPG with a three- to five-point plan to educate these freshmen legislators about the sources of U.S. population growth, as well as policy suggestions to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our growth in order to preserve America’s environment, economy, natural resources, and quality of life.

    The NPG Scholarship Committee will select multiple winning essays. They will be judged based on the quality of writing, originality, relevance to topic, and evidence of critical thinking.

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
    • Applicant must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore or junior in an undergraduate program.
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled in or attending an accredited school within the United States, or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the Fall 2017 semester.
    • Essay should be between 500 and 750 words, in 12-14 pt. font in a MSWord document or a MS Word compatible file.
    For more information please visit the Negative Population Growth website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

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

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

    Kathern F Gruber and Thomas H Miller Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 21, 2017

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Blind Veterans Association website.

    Sports Unlimited Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 25, 2017

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contest - Outside Cash Award

    Deadline: April 28, 2017

    Ayn Rand’s novels contain many elements that appeal to young readers. They are inspiring and exciting stories with heroic characters fighting for their ideals. The nov­els portray events of profound, timeless sig­nif­i­cance, challenging readers to decide not just what will happen to particular characters, but what their own lives and the world should be like.

    The current contest is open to 12th graders, college undergraduates, and graduate students, with the top prize being $20,000!

  • Read the "Atlas Shrugged" book and write an essay on one of these topics:
    • Francisco d’Anconia says that the “words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.” What does he mean? What are today’s prevalent moral attitudes toward money? Do you agree with Francisco’s view? Explain why or why not.
    • Atlas Shrugged is both a celebration of business and a defense of it against widespread attacks. Judging both from the novel and from Rand’s essay “What Is Capitalism?” and her talk “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business,” why does she think business should be defended and championed? What does she think is a proper defense of business, and why?
    • Ragnar Danneskjöld says he loves that which has rarely been loved, namely, human ability. What do you think this means? How does it relate to the idea: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”? Do you agree or disagree with Ragnar’s attitude? Explain.
  • Contest Details:
    • No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
    • Entrant must be a 12th Grader, College Undergraduate or Graduate Student.
    • Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced.
    • One entry per student.
    • Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by April 28, 2017, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific standard time.
    • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third-party rights or intellectual property of any person, company or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify the Ayn Rand Institute for any claim, demand, judgment or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
    • Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via email and/or by mail by July 26, 2017.
    • Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.

    For more information, please visit the Ayn Rand Novels website and click on the Atlas Shrugged link.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2017

    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 2017-2018 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.

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

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

    The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer 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.

    Elaine Chapin Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

    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.

    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    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.

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

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    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.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

    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.

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 5, 2017

    In 2008, OAR introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. Our scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum.

    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 post-secondary institution of higher education in the United States is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis.

    For more information, please visit the OAR website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 29, 2017

    This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran's, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.

    The applicant must include name, address, phone number email, and if not the veteran themselves the relationship to the veteran. Additionally, proof of acceptance and enrollment into college for the upcoming year is required.

    The applicant must submit a 750 - 1000 word essay. The essay topic is : The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States.

    For more information, please visit the Anthony Castelli website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    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. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
    • Enrolled full-time in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, 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. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.
    • 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, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

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

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

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

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

    When in College you have to spend time researching topics. Answer the quiz questions about ornaments on the website for a chance to win a scholarship. You will also need to include one paragraph telling them your intended area of study and what you would like to do after graduation.

  • Eligibility:
  • Any graduating high school senior or current college/university student in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

    180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, 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):
        Tell your story. Include how your medical condition has affected your life and explain your goals for the future.

    The student must be a legal resident of the United States 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.

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark A Forester Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    ATTSavings.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2017

    Win a $1000 scholarship!

    Create an infographic that depicts how the growth around the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices are creating smart cities and what efficiencies have come from it. Your infographic should be original, factual, engaging, and fun.

    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • 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, 2016 and July 31, 2017 and will be attending an accredited college or university by Fall semester 2017.
    • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.
    For more information, please visit the All Homes Connections website.

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2017

    Earn a $1000 scholarship from CenturyLinkQuote.com!

    Create an original infographic explaining how the advancement of technology usage is leading to new career paths and leading more students away from traditional careers. Use factual, unique information and site your sources. Be sure to make your infographic as creative and engaging as you can.

  • 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, 2017 and August 1, 2017, who will enroll for Fall 2017 as a freshman.
  • 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 college or university between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    UsBundles.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2017

    Win $1000 toward your tuition with the USbundles.com Scholarship!

    Create an original infographic showing how technology may negatively impact today's students and examples of how some public institutions may be leveraging technology to improve education. Make your infographic factual and cite your sources.

    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, 2017 and August 1, 2017 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall semester 2017.

    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, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

    For more information, please visit the USBUNDLES website.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2017

    Oz Moving & Storage knows that moving to college is tough; leaving your family behind to live on your own is just one of the many challenges that new students face. We also love to give back to the community. That’s why we want to make everything a little bit easier. Oz will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year.

    We will choose a winner from the pool of applications. The winner will be picked based on the following criteria:

    • 100% completion of the application
    • Quality of open-ended answers of our questions
    • Creativity
    • Uniqueness
    • Grammar and spelling
    • Addressing and answering the question

    The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the contiguous United States and is void where prohibited by law. Only students enrolled in college or with an expected college enrollment date up to 12 months in the future or eligible to enter.

    For more information, please visit the Oz Moving & Storage website.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2017

    The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in.

  • 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?
  • The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute.

    For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2017

    Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $5,000.

  • Eligibility:
  • Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students, 14 years of age or older as of 7/1/2016, who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program (including, but not limited to, high school, college, university or trade school or are home schooled in an accredited program) and are legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2017

    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.

    Theater-Masks.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2017

    Jonathan Becker is a mask maker, teaching artist and a theatrical performer. He started down that path in 1986 and began sculpting masks while a student in Paris, France. He returned to the United States in 1990 and founded Theater-Masks.com. Since then he has spent years in continuous study, training actors with masks and teaching mask making techniques. Now he is in a position to offer an opportunity to art students that wish to further their education.

    If you want to work in theater or if you have dreams of becoming a mask maker (or something similar), you’ll probably need some education. And, it turns out, that is not cheap!

    The Theater Masks Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded bi-annually, twice each year to individuals who are enrolled (or planning to enroll) to study in an art or drama related field. In short, if you are interested in a career in the arts, attending school, and live in the United States or Canada, you can apply!

  • Scholarship Details
    • Amount: $500 bi-annually
    • Number of Scholarships: 2 per year
    • Entry Deadlines: January 1st and July 1st
    • Winner Announced: January 15th and July 15th
  • Entry Requirements
    • Applicants will write an essay about why they appreciate fine arts and what motivated them to study fine arts. Essay will be a minimum of 600 words. Use careful grammar and punctuation.
    • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to scholarship@theater-masks.com.
    • Be sure to attach your photo. Include your name, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. We also require the name of the college or university and their mailing address, that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school.
    For more information, please visit the Theater-Masks.com website.

    AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2017

    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.

    American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2017

    The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members for assistance with their post-secondary education expenses. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, stepchild, or child raised as a member's own (claimed as a dependent on income tax).

    For a student to be eligible, their AAST member parent must have been a member in good standing for two years prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year the student is applying. Students can be eligible to apply each year for a total of three scholarships.

  • Applicant Criteria Requirements:
    • An original, official transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) at an accredited school.
    • High school students must submit a final four-year high school transcript. If your transcript does not indicate your grades for all four years of high school, it will not be considered.
    • College students must submit a current official college transcript indicating all grades earned through the current year which you are applying.
    • A letter of acceptance from an accredited college, state university or community college for the upcoming academic year.
    • A typed essay of 500 WORDS entitled "How My Education Will Advance My Career Plans"
    • A small photo attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.
    For more information, please visit the AAST website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2017

    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.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

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

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

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

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

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    We have had a past winner!

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question.

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

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

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

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

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

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

    Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

    1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

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

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

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

    Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    University Tutor Monthly Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the University Tutor website.

    CARiD Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the CARiD website.
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