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Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Houzz Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Apply to win $2,500 for your education. We’re excited to announce the Houzz Scholarship Program. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction management. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in residential design world.

    • Women in Architecture Scholarship - Open to female students studying architecture/architectural engineering at the undergraduate or graduate level.
    • Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying interior design, architecture or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue residential design professionally.
    • Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship - Open to students studying architecture, interior design or landscape architecture at the undergraduate or graduate level who want to pursue sustainable residential design professionally.
  • Who can apply?
  • We welcome all students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada to apply for one of our three scholarships. This is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Applicants are required to complete a survey about your education, career goals and an essay question. You will also be required to include a link to your Houzz profile, complete with images from your portfolio.

    For more information, please visit the Houzz website.

    Lamps Expo - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Los Angeles lighting retailer LampsExpo.com is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Interior Design Scholarship. Lamps Expo will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a current or prospective architecture, or interior design student at an accredited university or college in the U.S. or Canada. Our goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay submission.

  • Who can apply?
  • The interior design scholarship is open to students 18 years of age or older at interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering schools in the U.S. and Canada. Students must be currently enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate or graduate design or architecture program.

  • How to apply?
  • Simply submit an essay of 500-1,000 words describing the importance of lighting in interior design, and ways in which lighting can be incorporated to augment & improve interior design and architectural elements.

    For more information, please visit the Lamps Expo website.

    Teton Lighting.com Architectural & Engineering Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2018

  • Who's Eligible to Apply?
  • Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is already attending or will attending an accredited college or university.
  • How to Apply for Our Scholarship
  • Create a 1-2 minute video about why you are passionate about becoming an architect, designer, or engineer and submit it to us (before submitting the form you will need to upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo). Please note that the quality of the video will not be a ranking factor, only the content of the video will be considered.
  • Amount: $500
  • For more information, please visit the Teton Lighting.com website.

    NEWH Design Scholarship sponsored by Seura - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 11, 2018

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must have financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be an Interior Design major with hospitality career focus.
    • Must be able to attend the awards event: Séura celebration + Boutique Design Power Players Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast and Panel Discussion in New York City, November 11-12, 2018, with travel/airfare and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Ken Schindler Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 11, 2018

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must have financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be an Interior Design major with hospitality career focus.
    • Must be able to attend the awards event: Platinum Circle Awards in New York City, November 13, 2018, with travel/airfare and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Clifford R Tuttle Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 11, 2018

    NEWH, Inc. is a non‐profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our industry through education. NEWH, Inc. is offering scholarships for students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Hospitality Interior Design. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award event with their travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.   

  • Scholarship criteria:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
    • Must have financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must be an Interior Design major with hospitality career focus.
    • Must be able to attend the awards event: Platinum Circle Awards in New York City, November 13, 2018, with travel/airfare and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.
    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH - Icon of Industry Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2018

    Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, with 18 chapters and 9 regional groups, which links professionals from every facet of the hospitality industry and related fields. The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To date, NEWH has given $5.2+ million USD in scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry.

  • The $7,500 NEWH Icons of Industry Scholarship Award will be based upon the following criteria:
    • Actively enrolled student: sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Interior design major with hospitality career focus
    • Must have participated in an internship program or similar position

    Must be able to attend the Gold Key Awards Gala on November 12, 2018, at Gotham Hall in New York City with travel and lodging provided by NEWH.

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    NEWH Chicago Chapter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 29, 2018

    The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
    • Must have completed half the requirements/credits for an undergrad degree or be a graduate student
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative)
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, architecture, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)
    • International students may apply

    For more information, please visit the NEWH website.

    PAVE Student Design Competition - Outside Competition

    Deadline: November 1, 2018

    The annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs. The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence.

    The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day.

  • For this challenge we encourage you to:
    • THINK BEYOND CURRENT TRENDS - Set the standard for others to follow
    • COMBINE DESIGN FIELDS - Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Merchandising and Graphic Design
    • EXPAND THE WAY WE ENGAGE OUR CUSTOMERS - To create a one-of-a-kind in-store environment
    • We highly encourage you to push the envelope of your thinking and improve home improvement.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    • This competition is open to undergraduate college students only.
    • Students may only enter as a team of 2 or submit an individual entry.
    • The student’s name and school name is not to be visible anywhere on the presentation pages or cover.
    • Complete and submit an online copy of the entry form as well as print a copy of the entry form along with the disclaimer.

    Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life.

  • Prizes Included:
    • First Place - $8,00
    • Second Place - $5,500
    • Third Place - $3,000
    • Honorable Mention - $1,000
    • *Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018 in New York City
    For more information, please visit the PAVE website.

    Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship

    Deadline: December 10, 2018

    Furniture Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2018-2019 competition challenge will be to design an original chair that is aesthetically pleasing and can be marketed to the residential and/or contract trade. The chair should be visually stunning, appropriate for manufacturing, fiscally feasible, and suitable within the constraints of mass production.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school.

    Interior Design Competition

    This national competition is open to all design schools in the United States. The 2018-2019 competition goal will be to complete a holistic day spa specializing in therapeutic treatment for multiple sclerosis patients.

    Open to any junior, senior, or graduate student in a design program in the United States.

    • 1st place winner - $5,000 scholarship.
    • 2nd place winner - $1,500 scholarship.

    The winner will receive national publicity for themselves and their school.

    For more information, please visit the Bienenstock Furniture Library website.

    International Furnishings and Design Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    The Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Its mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities benefiting individuals and institutions engaged in the education of and for the furnishings and design industry as well as those engaged in activities promoting, developing or enhancing the furnishings and design industries and the practice of these professions.

    The scholarships require undergraduate students to be majoring in Interior Design or closely related design/furnishings program.

  • Scholarships offered:
  • IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship - $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

  • Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

  • IFDA Student Member Scholarship - $2,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

  • Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

  • Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

  • Window Fashion Certified Professionals Fast Track Scholarship -One Full Registration ($1,000)
  • Open To Currently Enrolled, Two or Three Year Interior Design or Related Program Students

    For more information, please visit the IFDA website

    We have had a winner of the Ruth Clark Scholarship!

    General Scholarships

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2018

    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 or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

  • 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?
  • For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    ZipRecruiter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion.

    The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship.

    To enter, please write a 500-800 word essay that addresses both the prompts and answer the questions below.

    • Describe a job you previously held - or hold
    • Describe your ideal post-graduate job
  • Be sure to include the following information in both of your responses:
    • The job title and primary responsibilities of the position
    • What steps must a person take to get the position? (Required qualifications, certifications, education, etc.)
    • Describe a day in the life in the position
    • What are the pros and cons of the position

    Essays must be limited to 500 to 800 words and submitted in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX file format. You may also include images, infographics, and diagrams provided that (i) the entire essay submission fits on one page and (ii) all the content, including your essay and images, etc., are your original work, and (iii) no part of your essay submission is owned by a third party. If your Entry includes any third-party materials, it will be disqualified.

    At the conclusion of the specific Entry Period for each biannually Promotion, you must (i) be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), and (iii) be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States.

    For more information, please visit the ZipRecruiter website.

    Caring.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.

    Caring.com is offering two $1,500 scholarships to two students attending an accredited U.S. college or university are caring for a loved one.

  • Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.
    • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
    • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
    • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States.
    • a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year university or college in the United States- or- full-time high school student who is registered to attend a two- or four-year university or college next semester.
    For more information, please visit the Caring.com website.

    Tobi Cares Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    We aim to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue higher education, leadership, and of course, personal style. Her success is our success and we hope to broaden horizons and create equal opportunity throughout our communities. Part of this means placing high value on education as a valuable part of success and providing young women with financial assistance for furthering her education. We are proud to offer our annual Tobi Cares Scholarship in which we award $3,000 to one outstanding recipient in the United States. The lucky winner will also receive a $200.00 Tobi.com store credit so she can continue her success in style.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicant must be a female enrolled or enrolling as an undergraduate student in a four year college or community college in the United States.
    • Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior to qualify.
    • Applicant must answer all essay questions on our application form.
    For more information, please visit the Tobi website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    Chairish is offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $10,000 in college scholarships to four deserving students. Good luck!

  • How to Apply
  • Chairish is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by the application deadline. Students may apply for both Chairish scholarship awards separately if they meet the eligibility requirements for each.

    The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.
    Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
  • AWARD $2500
  • Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th
  • Are you the next big interior design star? Are you a passionate college student with a knack for a residential design and architecture? Then this scholarship is for you! We’re looking for talented college students pursuing careers in interior design, architecture, landscape design, industrial design, and other residential design related fields.

  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a design-related career.
    • Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
    • Applicant must upload at least two examples from their design portfolio.
    • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their career goals and future design aspirations.
    For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

    Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year.

  • Eligibility
    • Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) during the scholarship application year may apply.
    • Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
    For more information, please visit the Korean American Scholarship Foundation website.

    Fostering Futures Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2018

    The Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS) provides eligible foster youth with scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment. The FFS is available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must complete one application per academic year and return it to Student Scholarships and Grants, listed at the bottom of the application.

  • Eligibility:
    • Student must have been in Michigan foster care due to abuse/neglect on or after their 13th birthday.
    • Student must be attending a Michigan public or private degree-granting four-year college/university or a community college at least half time.
    • Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and demonstrate financial need.
    • Be an undergraduate student pursuing their first degree.
    • Student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as set by the institution.
    • Scholarship can only be used for undergraduate students; not available for graduate students.
    • Scholarship can also be used for computers (or other electronic devices IF the institution has a written statement that the device is required for enrollment).
    • This scholarship can be used along with the Education and Training Voucher (ETV).
    • If the student also has the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), the TIP funds must be used before FFS funds.
    • There is no maximum age restriction for the student.
    For more information and application, please visit the State of Michigan website.

    Charms to Treasure Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2018

  • How to Apply for Our Scholarship
  • Create a 1-2 minute video about why you are passionate about art & design and submit it to us (before submitting the form you will need to upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo). Please note that the quality of the video will not be a ranking factor, only the content of the video will be considered.

  • Who's Eligible to Apply?
  • Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is already attending or will attending an accredited college or university.

  • Amount: $500
  • For more information, please visit the Charms to Treasure website.

    Theater-Masks.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2018

    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, 2018

    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.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2018

    Oz Moving & Storage knows how hard it is to move, and moving to college is no exception. We are helping make the process easier for one gifted student by providing them with a $1,000 (one-thousand dollars) college scholarship. In order to enter to win the Oz Scholarship, entrants only need to fill out a short survey form about moving to college and meet eligibility standards to be considered students.

    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.

    Grand Rapids Trans Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 6, 2018

    This scholarship is to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical / vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County, MI.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • This award is open to people of any age who identify as transgender (including non-binary, two-spirit, third gender, transsexual, and/or any other non-cis gender identity.)
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Award criteria are based on personal essay, financial need, and academic goals.
    • Applicants must provide the completed application form and one essay
    • Applicants must also submit the financial release form to their first-choice academic institution.
  • ESSAY
  • Please submit a typewritten essay of a few paragraphs (approximately 500 words or less) answering the following questions:

    • Describe any individual circumstances that present difficulties in pursuing your goals. Have you experienced barriers (in education or otherwise) related to your trans identity?
    • Tell us about your academic goal(s). How will this scholarship help your academic (or life) outcome?

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

  • We have had a winner from here!
  • Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 9, 2018

    Do you have fun travel stories to share? We bet you do! Our 12th annual simple-to-apply for teen travel blogging scholarship offers cash grants for great writing.

    Family Travel Forum (FTF), the trusted vacation planning resource, and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a non-profit organization that promotes responsible journalism, are offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.

    Have you taken an unexpectedly wonderful -- or terrible but funny -- trip with your family? Or have you journeyed somewhere with a school group or sports team and have some advice on how to make the most of your experience or destination? Have you gone somewhere -- near or far -- that opened up new ways of looking at the world?

    Family Travel Forum invites you to submit travel blogs that are serious, funny or contemplative, as long as they are informative. The top winners will receive cash awards. Twenty finalists will win honorable mention awards and travel gifts.

  • Eligibility for FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
    • Applicants must be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12.
    • Applicants must be attending junior high or high school in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program.
    • Travel blogs must be no more than 600 words in length, and the trip must have been taken in the last five years.
    • Entries must include text and be illustrated by at least one photo, digital artwork or video.
    • Travel essays must include practical details so that others can follow in your footsteps. Details should include names of attractions, museums, themeparks, resorts, restaurants, the local beach, etc. with URLs as appropriate.
    • Travel blogs must be submitted online using the FTF Teen Travel Scholarship Essay Submission Form. Please create a strong, descriptive blog title, and use the editing tools provided to make paragraph breaks or add punctuation, and to upload your photos and or video.
    • Your Travel blog must be your original creation and must not have been previously published.
    • Multiple submissions are not allowed.
    • If you are notified that you are a Finalist, you will be contacted by August 20, 2018 and asked to send a copy of your transcript from your school, as well as a permission letter from your parents if you are under 18. More information about the Parent Permission Letter is available on the FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship FAQ page.
    For more information, please visit the FTF Teen Travel Writing website.

    Association on American Indian Affairs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 16, 2018

  • For Fall 2018
  • AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to college students, awarding our first scholarship in 1948. Over the years our scholarship program has grown to the current nine scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes.

    • Applicants must be Native American from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
    • All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe, but it does not need to be federally recognized.
    • There is not a minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility.
    • Applicants must be enrolled as full time students.
    • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

    Applications are accepted from graduating high school seniors, current college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students.

    For more information, please visit the AAIA website.

    Bay Harbor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 18, 2018

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

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Each recipient shall be a person who is employed by a Bay Harbor entity within the Bay Harbor Community or shall be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a person who is so employed as stated in the Program Goals.
    • The applicant must be 17 years old or older.
    • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • The applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, including community and junior colleges, located within the United States.
    • The applicant must be a “Full Time Student” carrying at least 12 credit hours per semester, or equivalent in quarter hours, and in good standing.
    • The applicant must be a person who has demonstrated good moral character and who has not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.
    • The applicant must demonstrate a need for assistance in paying tuition of the college or university he or she is attending after taking into account the other financial assistance available to such person.
    • The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the community in a written essay.
    • At least one (1) letter of recommendation from an employer, school counselor, longtime friend, or Bay Harbor Resident who knows you well. A second letter of recommendation is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
    For more information, please visit the Bay Harbor Foundation website.

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

    American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2018

    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, 2018

    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.

    Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2018

    This is your chance to have YOUR art on the cover of Creative Outlook Magazine – a nationally circulated art publication.

    The primary purpose of the Creative Outlook Art Contest is to showcase student artwork and offer scholarships. The contest is open to current college level students as well as current high school students interested in attending a top quality art program. The contest provides a venue for high school students to be discovered by colleges looking to recruit them and college students to feature their work in an environment with other students at accredited schools.

    The winning entries will be featured in Creative Outlook Magazine October 2018 edition. One entry will be chosen for the cover of that issue.

  • Art Contest RULES:
    • Open to current college level students, as well as current high school students.
    • Only original artwork created by the submitting artist.
    • All visual and creative art mediums and styles accepted,(painting, drawings, fashion, photography, digital, sculpture, culinary arts, etc).
    • Images must be submitted to the online contest as .jpg, .gif, or .png at a resolution not to exceed 72 dpi.
    • If student artwork is selected as a top 10 finalist, student must be prepared to submit image in high resolution format (300 DPI, at least 8” wide) in order to meet minimum print resolution standards for inclusion in the magazine. Failure to provide high resolution images will disqualify your artwork.
    • All artwork will remain on the website for the duration of the contest. The earlier you submit your artwork, the longer it will appear on the site for judging by the public.
    • Limit 5 images per applicant.
    • There is no entry fee.

    One of our student has won the COVER in the past along with the scholarship!

    For more information, please visit the Creative Outlook Magazine website.

    Freedom from Religion Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: August 1, 2018

    The nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. The Foundation is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) with over 18,000 members.

  • FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who graduate in spring 2018, who will be attending a North American college or university in fall 2018.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3000.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
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  • FFRF David Hudak Memorial Freethinking Students of Color Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open to ongoing undergraduate college students of color to age 24 attending a North American college or university.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3000.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2018
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  • FFRF Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open to ongoing undergraduate college students up to age 24 attending a North American college or university.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3000.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2018
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  • FFRF Brian Bolton Graduate/Older Student Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open to any graduate students through the age 30, or to undergraduate students ages 25-30 who attend a North American college or university.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3000.
  • Deadline August 1, 2018
  • For more information, please visit the FFRF website.

    Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2018

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

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

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

    Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2018

    In 2018, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semester), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.

  • Applicant Criteria:
    • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
    • must be a mother, with minor children
    • must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree.
    • must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2018-2019 academic year.
    • must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)
    For more information, please visit the Patsy Mink Foundation website.

    Greenlight Booking Share Your Talent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2018

  • What is the Share Your Talent Scholarship?
  • Whether it’s playing an instrument, a physical talent, or any other special skill you have, we want to see it and hear how it’s progressed throughout your life. We want to know who has helped you grow your skills and encouraged you to keep working on your ability. Show us your talent and tell us about how you’ve pushed yourself to get better and why. A $1,000 tuition scholarship will be awarded once a year to the winning submission.

  • How to Apply for the Scholarship
  • Record and submit an original short video showing your talent and explaining your journey honing your talent and how others have encouraged you. Entries should be under 3 minutes long and we will be judging based on the content, not the quality of the recording. You must own the rights to all content, images, and media submitted. We will announce a winner through social media and email or private message the winner directly.

    All applicants should email their full contact information (name, address, email) and video file directly to our scholarship coordinator at scholarship@greenlightbooking.com.

  • Who is Eligible to Apply?
  • Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is attending or will attend an accredited college or university.

    For more information, please visit the Greenlight Booking website.

    FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2018

    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.

    Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 18, 2018

    Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted.

    Requirements: 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school

  • Eligibility:
    • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
    • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
    • Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
    • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
    • Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
    • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
    • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
    For more information, please visit the Job-Applications.com website.

    CoffeeForLess.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 25, 2018

    CoffeeForLess.com is the subsidiary of Coffee Serv Inc., founded by Jack and Lynn Kirshner. CoffeeForLess.com is an online coffee retailer that carries a wide variety of coffee products and Keurig K-cups. With 25 years as a business leader in Philadelphia, we at CoffeeForLess.com know that tough times do not just hit the banks. They hit us all, but we must never lose sight of our biggest investment in the future: the next generation of scholars and entrepreneurs. We at CoffeeForLess.com are introducing the semi-annual “Hit The Books Scholarship” as our way of helping the future leaders of the business world meet their educational goals.

    Eligible students will be aged 18-25 and enrolled in an accredited college or university. Candidates will have the opportunity to compete once in January and again in September for the scholarship, but will only be eligible to win the scholarship once. The “Hit The Books Scholarship” will award one student up to $500 dollars to be used for educational books and materials.

    In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates should submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the students’ goals. Bonus points will be awarded to those students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

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

    AFSA Second Chance College Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2018

    Open to anyone who has graduated high school or equivalency and wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • The Second Chance College Scholarships Contest is open to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA with High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
    • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll or already be enrolled for Spring 2019 session.
    • Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria.
    • Each entrant is allowed only ONE (1) ENTRY submittal.
    • Complete an 8 question quiz.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 31, 2018

    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, 2018
    • FALL Semester – August 31, 2018
      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.

    VFW Post 5855 Veteran’s Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15, 2018

    VFW Post 5855 provides scholarships to veterans seeking to advance their education. These scholarships are unrestricted and may be used for any education expense.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a combat veteran and have been awarded a campaign medal or expeditionary medal
    • Must be a current member of a veterans service organization (VSO)
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. If no post-secondary GPA has been established then high school GPA will be used. Otherwise GPA will be from the post-secondary institution
    • Must be attending a university, college or trade school in the state of Michigan

    Submit an essay of no more than 600 words outlining why you joined the military, how it affected your life, what you plan to do after graduation and how this scholarship will affect your ability to achieve those plans.

    For more information, please visit the VFW Post 5855 website.

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 15, 2018

    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:
    • Make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
    • Send your entry to jamie@formswift.com by the deadline with the email subject line "FormSwift Scholarship Entry"
    • Include your full name, state, and school within your submission.
  • Future Scholarship Deadlines:
    • Winter 2017: December 15, 2017
    • Spring 2018: March 15, 2018
    • Summer 2018: June 15, 2018
    • Fall 2018: September 15, 2018
    For more information, please visit the FormSwift website.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2018

    Up to $5,000 per year fiscal is available!

    • 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 Samaritas website.

    Tattoo Journal Ink - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2018

    Tattoo Journal team is committed to continuing our efforts to help those students who have the drive and ambition to succeed. We are sponsoring 3500$ Scholarship to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career.

    There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most.

  • Scholarship Eligibility:
    • Candidate must be a student of undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
    • They need to write 1000-1500 words essay “BEHIND THE INK: myth and reality”, and our experts will analyze the quality of articles and announce the name of the winner.
  • Prizes Scholarships
    • 1stplace — $1800
    • 2ndplace — $1000
    • 3rdplace — $700
    For more information, please visit the Tattoo Journal website.

    Shout It Out Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: September 30, 2018

    Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.

    Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!

    Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.

    • Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
    • Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
  • "If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"
  • For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 6, 2018

    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

    Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted.

    Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

  • How to Apply
  • Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
  • When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

    For more information, please visit the AES Engineering Solutions website.

    YoungArts National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 12, 2018

    Are you a 15-18 year old visual, literary, design or performing artist?

    The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.

  • Why Apply?
    • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
    • Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards
    • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support
    • Achieve national recognition
    • Take master classes with accomplished artists
  • Eligibility:
    • Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 on December 1, 2018 may apply.
    • Applicants must be either a United States Citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • How to Apply:
    • Prepare you submission materials based on the category you are entering.
    • Complete the application form online.
    • Pay the $35 non-refundable fee or get it waived.

    Applications are accepted in the areas of Cinematic Arts, Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing.

    For more information, please visit the YoungArts website.

    American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week Photography Contest - Outside Competition

    Deadline: October 19, 2018

    AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2018.

    The photography theme for this year is: "Inspired by Earth"

    The photography contest is open to interested persons of any age. You must be a resident of the United States or an international member of an AGI International Affiliate Society to enter.

    Humans, individually and in groups, interact with the planet’s natural systems in many way. These natural systems include the geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). With a camera, you can capture evidence of ways people are inspired by Earth in their art, be it through dance, sculpture, or some other art form. In a photo, show how Earth serves as inspiration for your art where you are. Or simply snap a photo that shows a view of the natural world that you find inspiring, wherever you happen to be!

    The photography contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:

    • One photograph focusing on the topic "Inspired by Earth." Each photograph must be original, authentic, unpublished, taken or created by the entrant, the sole property and work of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
    • Your personal information and a brief one- to two-sentence caption in English explaining your entry. This information should be sent in an email along with your photograph.
    • A completed and signed entry form.

    For more information, please visit the Earth Science Week website.

    Outerbox Scholarship for Digital Marketing Excellence - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 31, 2018

    OuterBox is a leader in the eCommerce website design, development and search engine optimization industry. As a leader we work with clients small and large across the US and globally. This year, OuterBox announces the launch of our new scholarship program. Rewarding innovation and creativity, we welcome all USA students to apply for our scholarship.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States only.
    • Must have completed at least one full year at this school
    • Be legal residents of the United States.
    • Provide a 500-word statement on why they want to work in web design, eCommerce or the SEO industry and how they plan to excel in the future.
    For more information, please visit the Outerbox website.

    VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 31, 2018

    Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.

    The essay theme for 2018-2019 is: “Why My Vote Matters”

    The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct 31 deadline, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible.

  • HOW TO ENTER:
    • Complete the Voice of Democracy entry form.
    • Record your original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. One student per CD or flash drive. No music, singing, poetry or sound effects are allowed.
    • Individual students may submit their entry directly to the Post. This VFW Post should be within your local area and within your U.S. state of residence.
  • JUDGING CRITERIA:
    • Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest
    • Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.
    • Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.
    For more information, please visit the VFW website.

    NRA Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2018

    Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting champion, and NRA Director, this program offers college scholarships of up to $2,500 per semester (up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years) to dependent children of any public law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty who was an NRA member at the time of death, and to dependent children of any current or retired law enforcement officers who are living and have current NRA membership.

  • Eligibility
  • You are eligible to apply and be considered for an award from the Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship fund if you are currently an adult member or junior member of the NRA and the son or daughter of:

    • A current full-time commissioned peace officer who is also a member of the NRA. Such NRA membership must remain current in order to receive or continue to receive a Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship.
    • A deceased full-time commissioned peace officer who lost his or her life in the performance of assigned peace officer duties and was a member of the NRA at the time of death.
    • A retired full-time commissioned peace officer who is also a member of the NRA. Such NRA membership must remain current in order to receive or continue to receive a Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship.
    • A full-time commissioned peace officer, disabled as a result of a line of duty incident, who is also a current member of the NRA. Such NRA membership must remain current in order to receive or continue to receive a Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship.

    Membership in the National Rifle Association may be verified by placing the applicant's and sponsoring-parent peace officer's membership numbers on the application form.

  • Also needed:
    • An official copy of transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    • Proof of acceptance to a college or university. If no acceptance has been received please attach a list of colleges applied to.
    • Documentation that indicates a minimum SAT score of 1100 on SAT taken after March 2016/1680 on SAT taken before March 2016 or 25 ACT points
    • Enrollment as a full-time student - 12 credit hours
    • Written essay of a minimum of 500 but not exceeding 700 words - typed and double-spaced in support of the rights which are secured by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
    • Documentation on agency letterhead that the qualifying parent is a current, retired, deceased, killed, or disabled in the line of duty member of a law enforcement agency, signed by an official of that agency
    • All three waiver forms completed and signed by the applicant
    • The applicant will need to request the three personal reference forms. Reference forms should be disbursed as follows: (1) principal / guidance counselor, (2) community or law enforcement official who knows the applicant, and (3) any other person, not a relative, who knows the applicant.
    • The applicant and parent must both provide proof of NRA Membership. If selected, this membership must be maintained for period scholarship is received by student.
    • To continue receiving the Scholarship Award, an average minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained and reported to this office as well as a brief summary of your activities during that semester
    For more information, please visit the NRA website.

    StartStanding Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: November 15, 2018

  • For the Spring 2019 semester
  • At Start Standing, we value education. We also recognize the steep cost of college tuition and the expenses that come along with it like housing, books and supplies. In an effort to make things a little easier, we are proud to offer a biannual $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or planning on attending college.

  • Eligibility 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
    • Aged sixteen (16) years or older
    • Carry a status of “good standing” (i.e. currently enrolled)
    • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

    In order to apply, applicants must submit a typed essay that answers the following questions. The total essay length should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

  • Essay Topic
    • What are the lifelong health dangers of being sedentary throughout the day?
    • How can college students add healthy movement throughout the day?
    • What can office workers do to increase their activity levels throughout the day?
    For more information, please visit the Start Standing website.

    Insurance Providers Look Twice Save A Life Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2018

    InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.

    The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.

  • How to Enter
    • Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
    • Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to filling out the application.
    • Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.
  • Qualifications
    • Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
    • Student must have a valid driver’s license.
    For more information, please visit the Insurance Providers website.

    FEATHR Wallpaper Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 1, 2018

    FEATHR is a design collective that works with artists from around the world and across the creative spectrum, bringing their artistic talent into interior design. Together with a roster of over 70 artists - which includes graffiti artists, tattooists and photographers - FEATHR creates original wallpaper, fabrics and more. FEATHR was started with the belief that art improves and changes lives - and that art should be accessible to all. The team at FEATHR are delighted to offer this scholarship to the applicant that best describes how a piece of art has influenced their development - be it personal, educational or creative.

    In 2018, wallpaper and fabric house FEATHR will be awarding a yearly $1000 scholarship to a current or prospective arts, performing arts, humanities or design student at an accredited United States university or college. The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay submission, answering the following question:

    “How and why has a piece of art influenced your personal, educational and/or creative development.” Tell us about what the piece of art was, where you encountered and what its impact has been, in the short and long term. Essays must be 700-1000 words long.

  • Eligibility:
    • A legal U.S. Resident
    • Either a current undergraduate college/university student or a current high school student that will enroll in a college/university in 2018
    • Studying an arts, performing arts, humanities or design-based subject
    • In good academic standing with your current educational institution
    • You must provide proof of enrollment and subject with your email submission. This can take the form of a digital scan of your acceptance letter, a letter from admissions or digital copy email/letter from your tutor or course leader confirming your presence on the course.
    For more information, please visit the FEATHR website.

    Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 5, 2018

    Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities.

    In turn, this allows a single mother to financially support her children, purchase groceries, afford a mortgage and provide a stable household for the family. Even though it can be difficult to care for a child while pursuing an education, the rewards of an education far outweigh the challenges. We want to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school).

  • The Application Process
  • Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Craft your essay and explain your answer.

  • Criteria
    • Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
    • Must be a mother who is attending school at the undergraduate level
    • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0
    For more information, please visit the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers website.

    UncommonGoods Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2018

    Here at UncommonGoods, we know it isn't always easy when you're just starting out in a creative field of study. So, we're offering a scholarship to help hardworking student-artists out, because hey—you might be gracing our assortment with your work someday!

  • How does it work?
  • We'll choose one winner each for the fall and spring semesters to receive $1,000 from us to pay for school. Fall application period starts April 1st, with a final deadline of July 15th. Spring application period starts September 1st, with a final deadline of December 15th. Winners will receive their funds on August 15th or January 15th. Winners will hear from scholarship@uncommongoods.com.

  • Who can apply?
  • We're looking for undergraduate art or design majors at accredited universities. Applications from past winners will not be considered again. Everyone else: Please keep trying!

    The UncommonGoods Scholarship Program is open to students who are at least 16 years of age in the United States and on-track to apply for or are currently enrolled in an accredited post-high school/postsecondary educational program (including accredited two and four-year college, universities).

  • The following materials should be submitted:
    • Completed application
    • A short paragraph addressing the prompt given in the guidelines
    • Uploaded photos of design or art work
    For more information, please visit the Uncommon Goods website.

    Foreclosure.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2018

    Foreclosure.com has issued $72,000 in scholarship money to 40 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate in particular, which can be used to help foster a robust United States housing market.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open only to those legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school).
  • Write a 800-2000 word essay on the following subject:
  • Discuss the pros and cons of renting versus homeownership.

    Is renting just a short-term solution before homeownership? Or has America just taken the easier way out with renting and homeownership is dying with Millennials. Discuss what factors could increase or decrease homeownership among the generation, is it a location, financial or culture issue?

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

    CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2018

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

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

  • Write a minimum of 1000 words essay on the topic:
  • “How to Make Your Car Last Forever”
  • Eligibility:
  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

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

    Jay Kennedy Cartooning Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 15, 2018

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

    Applicants must be students at a 4-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.

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

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

    NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

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

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

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

    The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2018-2019 academic year, or homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. A previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

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

    Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2018

    College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future.

    Submit an online written response to the question: "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less)

  • Eligibility:
    • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    SimpleMusicContracts.com Music Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2019

    SimpleMusicContracts.com is happy to announce that it will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one lucky student each year through the Simple Music Contracts Music Video Scholarship Program. We want to promote and encourage musical talent. Awards will be granted to one student from our pool of applicants whom we select.

  • Eligibility:
    • Major: You can be enrolled in any major.
    • Enrollment: Open to any student currently enrolled or enrolled next year in an undergraduate or a graduate program at an American accredited school.
    • Your video must be submitted prior to the deadline.
  • Application Procedure
  • Applicants must submit a music video when applying, featuring original content that showcases their talent.

  • Application Process
  • Send your video to: Scholarship@SimpleMusicContracts.com and include the following –

    • Your contact information (Name, Phone Number and Mailing Address).
    • Proof of Enrollment at an accredited college or university.
    • Your video in any format, as an attachment to your email.
    • Subject line to your email must be “Simple Music Contracts Music Video Scholarship Program”.

    Our committee then watches all videos, and selects a winner within 30 days. We select a winning music video based on creativity, originality, and overall quality of your video. Selection is based only on the music video provided. We grant one scholarship per year. The winner will have their name and video posted on our website. By sending us your video, you agree that we may post it on our website.

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

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.

  • 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 (Programs beginning in July through October) Application opens in January, deadline in March
    • Spring (Programs beginning in December through April) Application opens in August, deadline in October
    • Summer (Programs beginning in May through August) Application opens the prior August for early Summer, deadline in October
    • Summer (Programs beginning in May through August) Application opens in January for late Summer, deadline 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.

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

    Are you between the ages of 13 and 25? Want to do good AND enter to win a college scholarship? Then you’re in the right spot.

  • Apply for a DoSomething.org college scholarship in 3 easy steps:
    • Sign up for a campaign.
    • Complete the campaign (some take 5 minutes or less!).
    • Upload a photo to show you completed the campaign.

    That’s right: no essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications.

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

    We have had a past winner!

    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

    If you’re the type of person who likes to weigh all available options, then look no further! Our full list of scholarships, awards and grants will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and even more types of scholarships. Browse through our full list and find new scholarships to add to your college fund. Or use our Scholarship Match to instantly find ones that are perfect for you. Millions of scholarships, a million times easier.

    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 scholarships.

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

    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.

    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 full-time in post-secondary 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.

    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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